Frontier Texas! - For a unique blend of modern technology and revived history, visit this 14,000-square-foot facility in downtown Abilene. At Frontier Texas! you'll find interactive exhibits that use state-of-the-art technology to demonstrate life was like during the frontier days. Follow the "Century of Adventure" exhibit to learn about the time of buffalo, Indian culture, and the hardships of settlement in the Old West. This is a great experience for kids of all ages! Tour through the museum, then stop off at the General Store for excellent gifts, books, toys, house wares, and clothing.
Abilene Zoo - Located in Nelson Park across from the Taylor County Expo Center, the Abilene Zoo is a fabulous place to view both plants and animals. See more than 700 animals from Africa, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia! You'll see elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, ocelots, primates, and meerkats, just to name a few. Learn about adopting a zoo animal or plan to hold a birthday party right on the zoo grounds. Arrange to take part in a zoo tour or wander through the grounds at your own pace, stopping to admire the wise and witty faces of the turtles, monkeys, and flamingoes.