Abilene: Texas’ Best Kept Secret

Welcome to Abilene, “The Friendly Frontier,” in the heart of Texas! Abilene encompasses a charming rural character yet boasts a thriving cultural community. Along with landmark destinations such as the restored Paramount Theatre, the Abilene Philharmonic, and the Abilene Zoo, there is never a shortage of activity in the city.

Abilene plays host to the annual West Texas Fair and Rodeo as well as a monthly Art Walk in the downtown area. Abilene has the highest-ranked education system in Texas with its seven colleges, two public school districts, and several magnet schools.

The Abilene park system proudly maintains 26 public parks, which offer lush green grounds and walking trails for all of you hiking, jogging, and biking needs. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, an aspiring scholar, a sight-seeing socialite, or all of the above, Abilene has something for everyone to enjoy.