Comfort Suites University
1902 East Overland Trail
Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: (325) 672-0338
Fax: (325) 672-7629
A private university located in Abilene, Texas, Abilene Christian University features prominently in the field of education as a competent institution of higher education. Founded in 1906, this university offers a comprehensive academic syllabus, with firm emphasis on the ways of Christ, while also focusing on the extra-curricular aspect of student life. The university also has a rich tradition of unique festivals and events, like Sing Song and The Prickly Pear. See the website or call to know more.
This 40 acre park offers facilities for picnicking, tent and trailer camping, and hiking on a nature trail.
The Grover Nelson Park, along with Abilene Zoo, is a vast green stretch of land in southeast Abilene. It surrounds two lakes and is the site of breathtaking firework displays during festive occasions. It encompasses the Festival Gardens, which has play areas, slides, water fountains, basketball and volleyball courts. There are also facilities for picnics, barbecue parties and private functions.
The Abilene Zoological Gardens is a sprawling 13-acre (5.3-hectare) city zoo. Opened in 1966, it is home to over 500 animals from 200 species. Explore the parkland and gift shop for a fascinating experience. Some of the highlights include the Giraffe Habitat and the Wetlands Boardwalk that offer visitors a chance to get up close and personal with the animals.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Mission Style house occupies a full city block and features an elaborate entry hall with a large split staircase, an oval dining room with curved windows, original woodwork, and many original furnishings.
An Abilene Historic Landmark, the Paramount Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places. Weekend classic films, art film series, plays and concerts presented throughout the year.
The Grace Museum is situated in a refurbished hotel building that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It has separate sections for local history, fine art and children's educational exhibits. Learn about railways, wars and landmarks that shaped the history and lifestyles of Abilene citizens. The art collection is biased towards American Realist styles and includes works by famous artists such as Andy Warhol. The dressing rooms, make-believe games and interactive displays at the children's museum make it perfect for a family outing.
You'll find a large variety of reading materials and adult and children services and programs at this full service library that focuses on current, high demand materials in a variety of formats.
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature is an unusual museum that highlights the works of illustrators for children's story books. Famous illustrators such as Betsy Lewin, David Macaulay and Donald Crews have showcased their works here. It is a child-centered museum that hosts summer camps and art classes for kids.
Arthur Sears Park is located centrally in Abilene and remains an ideal picnic spot. With its lush scenery and open spaces, the park is a much popular recreation area among the locals.
Play Faire Park is a family center with two mini golf courses of 18 holes each. It has the vibe of a lively street carnival and hosts musicals, festivals and theme parties for occasions like Halloween. Play a round of golf, participate in fancy dress contests and host your private event here if you desire a venue with a fairy-world ambiance.
With more than4,246 acres and 29 miles of shoreline, this is the largest of the Abilene area lakes and the most popular with fishermen who find it great for walleye and crappie, and also marinas.