Transitioning to Abilene

  • Transitioning to Abilene

    Blend an old West town and a modern, medium-sized city, then throw in a good dose of hospitality, and a large helping of recreation, and you have Abilene, Texas! Established in 1881, Abilene is located near the geographic center of Texas and is named after a famous Kansas cattle shipping point. Abilene is located in Taylor County and has a population of 116,806. Dyess Air Force Base, home to the B-1 Bomber, lies in the western part of the city. Abilene Regional Airport offers daily connecting flights through DFW.

    There are so many things to see and do in Abilene, including:

    • Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Abilene State Park
    • Abilene Zoo and Discovery Center
    • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
    • Center for Contemporary Arts
    • Century Theaters
    • Dyess Linear Air Park
    • Fort Phantom Hill
    • Frontier Texas
    • Grace Cultural Center
    • Mall of Abilene
    • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
    • Paramount Theater

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    Abilene is served by two school districts: Abilene Independent School District ( which has over 17,000 students, and Wylie Independent School Distrcit ( which has over 2,750 students.