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Things to do in Abilene

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Library
“Abilene is the home of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. We are honored to have the Presidential Library in our little town.”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“President Eisenhower's childhood home, library, museum, and visitor's center. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“They have daily specials that tend to be "comfort food" (Roast beef w/mashed potatoes; baked steak, etc.) but also have other offerings, such as Fried Shrimp, Steaks. Not very far from the cabin, it's an old farmhouse atop a small hill. Closed Mondays.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“This is a mansion built in 1905 by Dr. A.B. Seelye. Take the tour of this large house, the grounds, and smaller museum out back to learn how Mr. Seelye amassed a fortune by creating and selling "patented medicines." This is a fantastic and entertaining tour, one of our top picks for you to experience!”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“This grocery store has been owned and operated by the Zey family for years. If you are accustomed to large chain grocery stores, it might be fun for you to make a stop at this smaller, hometown grocer. (No deli or bakery, but will have about everything else you need. They are known for their good cuts of meat.) On the west side of Abilene, so not far from our cabin if you take Old 40. Open Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) ”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Learn about the Chisholm trail cattle drives that brought thousands of longhorns up from Texas--along with their cowboys who upon their arrival gave this town quite a wild and woolly reputation. Ride the antique carousel built by C.W. Parker, and learn about Abilene's C.L. Brown's contribution to the telephone industry and Sprint. Many artifacts and displays showcasing everyday life of the pioneers. A gem of a museum. Every year in October, they have a festival with many live demonstrations. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This restaurant is across the street from our location. Great menu and variety of drinks.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“You can eat in or drive through. Many local coffee fans love Sips. They are open for breakfast and lunch. (Located inside a convenience store, but has table seating.) Breakfast sandwiches and lunch wraps, salads, and sandwiches. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn all about the sport of greyhound racing. There are one or two retired greyhounds that reside at the museum. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“The food is always good at M&R Grill. They have a great drink menu as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Amanda's is just a couple doors down the street from our location. It's a great place to grab breakfast and a specialty coffee or tea. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“Clothing and Jewelry Boutique. Downtown Abilene. Trendy clothes for both teens and adult women. They have a nice assortment of fun accessories, like scarves and purses. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Off-Licence
“Nice selection of beer, wine, spirits. Located on Buckeye Ave. in downtown Abilene.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“They have daily specials that tend to be "comfort food" (Roast beef w/mashed potatoes; baked steak, etc.) but also have other offerings, such as Fried Shrimp, Steaks. Not very far from the cabin, it's an old farmhouse atop a small hill. Closed Mondays.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This restaurant is across the street from our location. Great menu and variety of drinks.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is always good at M&R Grill. They have a great drink menu as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amanda's is just a couple doors down the street from our location. It's a great place to grab breakfast and a specialty coffee or tea. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you are looking for one of the best "hand cut" steaks in town, the Hitching Post Restaurant and Saloon is where you'll find it. They advertise Friday evening and Saturday evening as "steak nights." Located in the south part of town, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Restaurant/Grill/Bar-- with sports memorabilia mainly on one side of the restaurant and large Eisenhower pictures featured in the other part of the restaurant. (Ike played baseball, football, and golf!) Sometimes the ballgames/tvs are a little too loud for me, so if you are looking for quiet, you might want to save this place for another time. Full bar service. Open fairly late. Sometimes they have trivia night or karaoke.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Delivery
“Pizza Hut has dine-in, carryout, and delivery. Make sure to look up their online specials. They have a lunch buffet everyday and a dinner buffet on Wednesday. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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