Best Places To See in Abilene, TX

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Abilene, TX. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

ABILENE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

2070 Zoo Lane, Abilene, TX 79602

Since 1966

Zoos, Aquariums, Programs, All Events, Shops, Fun and Amenities, Giraffe Safari Live Cam, Night Hikes/Kids’ Night Out, Gardens, Animals, Conservation, Species Survival Plans, Wild Bird Rehabilitation, Education Department, School Groups, Zoo Teens, Classes and Camps Programs, VIP Tours, Birthday Parties & Facilities Rental

Free Admission Children Under 3 - The zoo has over 1,000 animals representing over 250 species - The Adventure Center is a 12,000-square-foot (1,115 m2) complex

Price: $7.00 Adults (Ages 13-59), $6.00 Seniors (Ages 60+), $4.50 Children (Ages 3-12)

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abilenezoo.org

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

I've been in Abilene quite a long time thanks to Dyess AFB, but I originally come from the north east where the Baltimore and Washington DC zoos are a fair short distance away. That being said, the fact that a town the size of Abilene has its own zoo is amazing to me. Just watching how this zoo has transformed from the first time I visited in 1998 to present day is spectacular. The reptile house is by far my favorite exhibit. There's a train ride for kids and adults as well as a carousel.
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FRONTIER TEXAS!

625 North First Street, Abilene, TX 79601

Since 2004

Museum, Exhibitions, Pacific Railway Tracks, Group Tours, Artifacts, Interactive Discovery Stations and Beautiful Large Murals, School Tours, Indians and Wolves, Stampeding Buffalo, A Card Game Shootout, A Prairie Thunderstorm, Buffalo Hunters, Comanche Warriors Collections, Gift Shop, Exhibitions, Pacific Railway Tracks & Group Tours

Free Admission Ages 2 and Under - It is a 14,000-square-foot (1,300 m2) museum

Price: Adults $10, Seniors (60+) and Military $7, Students and Teachers $6, Children (ages 3-12) $5

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frontiertexas.com

Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sun : 1:00 - 5:00 pm

This is a fun little museum describing the trials and tribulations of the frontiersmen that helped to settle the west. It is very Disney-esque in its use of technology to bring the various historical characters to life in an entertaining way. You start off with a short film, introducing the characters. Then you traverse the museum, checking out the exhibits and getting to know the historical characters better. They have short, holographic video vignettes that are absolutely fascinating.
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12TH ARMORED DIVISION MEMORIAL MUSEUM

1289 N 2nd St, Abilene, TX 79601

Since 2001

History museum, Memorial, Collections, Organization and Equipment of the 12th Armored, Death of an American Combat Command, 7th Army In German Offensive, Battles, Liberation of Concentration Camps, Mystery Division, Capture of Werner Von Braun, Prisoners of War, Tour of Museum & Gift Shop

Free Admission Children 6 and under, WWII veterans - Create innovative new education programs for students of all ages and establish a technology bridge between the 12th Armored Division Historical Collection and the rest of the world

Price: Adults $5.00, Seniors 60+, military, student $4.00, Children 7-12 years $3.00

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12tharmoredmuseum.com

Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun & Mon : Closed

This WWII museum is one of Abilene's hidden gems. There are 3 floors of various aspects of the war. There are American uniforms, guns, equipment, medals, and much more. They have a whole section dedicated to Nazi memorabilia from their weapons, guns, equipment, uniform, medals, etc. There's a section dedicated to the holocaust, a prisoner of war section, another dedicated to different vehicles including a tank, and so much more. The admittance fee is just $5 for adults and it's definitely worth.
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