Things to Do

Frontier Texas!Abilene ZooAbilene, The Storybook Capital of Texas
The National Center for Children's Illustrated LiteratureThe Grace Museum12th Armored Division Memorial Museum - WWII
The Center for Contemporary ArtsHistorical Paramount TheatreBuffalo Gap Historic Village
PrimeTime Family Entertainment CenterPlay Faire Park Miniature Golf and More
Philharmonic Orchestra 

Other Things To Do:








J. Y. Ranch - Hunting Lease

  • 806-596-4547
  • 20,000 acres
    Whitetail Deer, Hogs

  • Hunting

La Villa

  • 2625 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-788-1313
  • Shopping

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon. - Sat. 
Noon to 5 p.m., Sun.
Pottery, decorative iron, furniture and vendor mall. 


Lake Kirby

  • Outdoor Adventures

Lake Kirby is primarily a fishing lake, but it is also a great place to see a wide variety of birds. The Common Moorehen is currently a year-round resident. Other birds sited include: ducks, gulls, pelicans, herons, egrets, desert cardinals, Verdind, Bell’s Vireo, sparrows and other migrating birds. The best place to bird is the east side on the lake, in the early morning, when the sun will be at your back. Other park amenities are: picnic shelter, playground, restrooms, baseball complex, softball complex, practice backstops, public boat ramp and fishing pier. No swimming or camping is allowed.

Aquatic Vegetation: Bulrushes
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth bass, Channel & blue catfish, White crappie, Bluegill & green sunfish, Common carp
Recreation: Fishing boats only
Water Clarity: Red colored with visibility less than 12 inches


Living Chic

  • 1441 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-672-7777
  • Shopping

11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tues. - Sat.
One of a kind boutique filled with antiques, gifts, jewelry, clothing and home decor.


Maxwell Golf Course

  • 1002 S. 32ndAbilene
  • 325-692-2737
  • Golf / Tennis

Public Golf Course: 18-hole; 5,180 yards. Known for its well-conditioned greens, Maxwell's beautiful course is a great place for players to sharpen their short game. Maxwell also boasts a pro shop, practice range, club rentals and a snack bar.


Mesquite Country - Hunting Lease

  • 325-884-3283
  • 18,000 acres
    Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Quail, Javelina, Pronghorn and Black Buck Antelope

  • Hunting

Mesquite Hills MX Park

  • 8150 W. Hwy 80Abilene
  • 325-672-3944
  • Other

Motorcross racing two times a week. Normally on Monday night and Saturdays.