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Abilene is located in central Texas' Taylor and Jones counties. As of the 2010 census, the population was 117,063, which makes it the 25th most populous city in the state. Dyess Air Force Base is located on the west side of the city, a railroad divides the city down the center to the north and south, and the historic downtown area is to the north of the railroad. Abilene was established as a shipping point on the railroad and later became a major cattle and oil producer. Today the city of Abilene is a major retail, educational, medical and employment center for a 22-county area. The city also has a diverse cultural and arts scene. Things to see include the Abilene Zoological Gardens and Fort Phantom Hill and Lake, which includes an 1850s fort that was built to protect gold miners traveling to California. The Grace Museum in Abilene is a renovated hotel built in 1909. Today, the museum houses an art museum, historical museum and a hands-on children's museum. One of the most popular special events in the town is Celebrate Abilene, when the residents come together for a tasty stew cook-off, games, children's activities, a railroad festival and arts and crafts fair. Abilene offers a mix of traditional and contemporary, a modern city where the frontier spirit is still alive.

Abilene Vacation Rentals

Abilene Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Abilene Fairfield Inn3902 Turner PLZAbilene, TX (325) 695-2448
Abilene Hampton Inn3917 Ridgemont DrAbilene, TX (325) 695-0044
Ambassador Suites4250 Ridgemont DrAbilene, TX (325) 698-1234
Best Western Abilene Inn & Suites350 I-20 WestAbilene, TX (325) 672-5501
Best Western Mall South3950 Ridgemont DrAbilene, TX (325) 695-1262
Clarion Hotel & Conference CTR5403 S 1STAbilene, TX (325) 695-2150
Comfort Inn1758 E Interstate 20Abilene, TX (325) 676-0203
Comfort Suites3165 S DanvilleAbilene, TX (325) 795-8500
Courtyard By Marriott4350 Ridgemont DrAbilene, TX (325) 695-9600
Days Inn1702 East Interstate I 20Abilene, TX (800) 375-6433
Hampton Inn & Suites Abilene I-203526 W Lake RdAbilene, TX (325) 673-4400
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1802 E Overland TrlAbilene, TX (325) 675-9800
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites3112 S Clack StAbilene, TX (325) 695-0500
Howard Johnson Plaza5403 S First StAbilene, TX (325) 795-8888
La Quinta Motor Inns Inc #544 Abilene3501 W LK RdAbilene, TX (325) 676-1676
Motel 6 #0079 Abilene4941 W Stamford StAbilene, TX (325) 672-8462
Ramada Limited University1625 State Hwy 351Abilene, TX (325) 673-5271
Regency Inn & Suites3450 S ClarkAbilene, TX (325) 695-7700
Royal Inn Of Abilene5695 S First StAbilene, TX (325) 692-3022
Travelodge840 Hwy 80 EAbilene, TX (325) 677-8100

Abilene Weather & Climate

The West-Central Hill Country of Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Due to the large size of the state, Texas has several different climate zones. In general, the eastern half has a humid subtropical climate, while the western half is more semi-arid. The central region is somewhat in between the two. The Central Texas Hill Country has many rivers and hills. The climate is cool winters and hot summers. The vegetation is both deciduous in the river valleys, and coniferous where there is greater elevation. Precipitation is up to 48 inches per year. The wettest months are April and May. Flooding is common near the rivers in the low-lying areas. Summers are generally very hot and humid.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 31°F 0.97 in. -
February 60°F 36°F 1.13 in. -
March 69°F 43°F 1.41 in. -
April 77°F 51°F 1.67 in. -
May 84°F 61°F 2.83 in. -
June 91°F 68°F 3.06 in. -
July 94°F 72°F 1.70 in. -
August 93°F 71°F 2.63 in. -
September 86°F 64°F 2.91 in. -
October 77°F 54°F 2.90 in. -
November 65°F 42°F 1.30 in. -
December 56°F 33°F 1.27 in. -

Abilene Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Abilene Regional airport (ABI) located about 3 miles southeast of Abilene, Avenger Field (SWW) located approximately 42 miles west of Abilene in Sweetwater, Texas, the Brownwood Regional airport (BWD) located roughly 64 miles southeast of Abilene in Brownwood, Texas, and finally Winston Field (SNK) located around 72 miles west of Abilene in Snyder, Texas.

Abilene Attractions

Golf Courses
Maxwell Municipal Golf CourseAbileneTX 
Willow Creek Golf CenterAbileneTX 
Woodbridge Golf ClubWylieTX5.8 mi.
Tangle Oaks Golf ClubHawleyTX12.0 mi.
Mount Pleasant Country ClubMount PleasantTX14.4 mi.
Merkel Golf CourseMerkelTX16.2 mi.
Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson RanchDentonTX18.1 mi.
Shady Oaks Golf CourseBairdTX20.4 mi.
State Parks
Abilene State ParkTX17.1 mi. 
Grace MuseumAbileneTX(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Abilene Zoological GardensAbileneTX 
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX116.4 mi.

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