Texas is a stunning part of the US and it is a place where we often hear stories of amazing food and a welcoming hospitality. If you are planning on a holiday destination in the US this year, truly consider Texas as an option. Today we are looking at one region of Texas in particular, Abilene. Filled with Old Western history, and scenic spots to check out, here are the top activities to enjoy in Abilene.
12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
If you are into war history then you enjoy roaming this museum. It is a wonderful way to learn more and pay respects to the soldiers who fought in World War II. This wonderful memorial museum is full to the brim with memorabilia from the war as well as equipment and materials that the soldiers used during the war. It can be a great place to bring the kids for a day out where they can learn more about history.
Whether you decide to rent a house or stay in a hotel in Abilene, TX for just a few days, one place you have to make time to see is the zoo. Abilene zoo is only a small area, however it is packed with 1000 animals which are of 250 different species. If you love animals you will be able to see a huge array of them here and you’ll be able to get up close and personal with many of the creatures. There are white tigers, giraffes, rhinos and a ton of other amazing creatures so you will be able to see some of the rarest animals in the world in here.
Buffalo Gap Historic Village
For those of you who love the idea of stepping back in time for a day, you can visit the town of Buffalo Gap. Enter the historic village and your instantly transported into a huge living museum. As soon as you enter the space you will feel as if you have stepped back in time to the wild frontier and the space is full of interactive exhibits to enjoy. There are educational talks which will help you learn more about what life was like back in those times.
Fort Phantom Hill
Fort Phantom Hill is a fort which was built back in the 1850s. It was constructed to help protect the frontier of Texas. It is one of the best preserved historical sites in the area and it has an air of real history about it when you visit the site. It was occupied by the army from 1851 to 1854, truly a beautiful place to see first hand.
Frontier Texas is a site which allows you to see the history of Texas without simply walking through a dusty museum. This interactive experience can allow you to live out real shootouts and saloon fights and feel as if you have just stepped into a real western movie!