Sunday, May 19, 2002
Abilene, prettiest town Ive ever seen. Click
to play the song
Folk musician Bob
Gibson had never visited our fair city when he penned the song
Abilene in 1956, but he was right on target in our opinion.
Some of the things
Texas Monthly missed seeing by not coming to Abilene are:
movies in the classy Paramount Theatre.
than 150 species of animals at the Abilene Zoo.
slice of college life at Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons and
exhibits at The Grace Museum and the Center for Contemporary Arts.
by the Abilene Philharmonic.
art at the National Center for Childrens Illustrated Literature.
Dyess Visitors Center and Memorial Park, and the Linear Airpark.
ballet, opera and Broadway musicals at the Abilene Civic Center
and other venues.
rejuvenated downtown building at the Elks Arts Center.
and Everman Park, especially during monthly Artwalks.
Redbud, Nelson, Cal Young, Sears and 21 other city parks.
history at the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum.
old houses along Sayles Boulevard and in the Parramore neighborhood.
shows, the Western Heritage Classic and the West Texas Fair &
Rodeo at the Taylor County Expo Center.
memorial to servicemen at the Taylor County Courthouse.
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Reporter-News Online: Local News - 10 Great Drives Texas Monthly Missed
Stories, special section celebrate Big
Texas Monthly didnt see fit to include Abilene and
most of the Big Country in this months cover story, 10
Great Drives. So, today we celebrate ourselves. And well
laugh about all those city-slicker magazine readers who wont
know about the great steaks, sophisticated museums, drug store
cherry sodas and friendly people of our area.
Abilene, prettiest town Ive ever seen."
Open Spaces beckon to visitors
modern technology meet west of Abilene
furry critters make drive a joyous occasion
Hilton began empire of hotels just down the road
creators memory lives on in Cross
down Highway 6 offers antiques, tasty treats
visual feast waits for motorists taking southbound route
offer local color on excursions to small Texas towns
Escarpment gives clear view into West Texas history
from pool to lake teems with welcoming lures for the traveler
"50 Great Things About
the "50 Great Things About Abilene" section in Adobe
Acrobat, click on page 1, 2,
3, 4, 5,