Abilene is a West Texas town located in Big Country. This town has a history of cattle, oil, and railroads and old charm. Abilene also considers itself a family town, now tamer than it used to be. Proud of its western heritage, each year the town hosts the Western Heritage Classic with cook-offs, rodeos, and children's entertainment. Hotels Abilene guests may choose from inexpensive motels, historic hotels and bed and breakfasts, or full service hotels.
Guests at hotels in Abilene will find that there are two major local convention sites, the Civic Center and the Abilene Texas Expo Center. Either facility can accommodate large or small events such as trade shows or offsite business meetings, as well as concerts by popular entertainers.
While rustic steakhouse dinners are expected in a town like Abilene, the guests at Abilene hotels will also find Middle Eastern cuisine, Japanese, and chain restaurants. Copper Creek is a local restaurant that is proud to serve traditional Texas fare.
Frontier Texas is a small museum but serves up big Texas history. Visitors are delighted with the presentation of Texas history, as told through personal stories.
The best shopping is at the Mall of Abilene. This mall has all the familiar names like Aeropostale and JCPenney, as well as a food court and an arcade.
Each September, Abilene kicks off football season with the Action Sports Medicine Champions Classic Football Weekend. Local high school teams play, and the proceeds go to fund scholarships.