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Just west of Dalla, the traditionally Texan town of Abilene offers a friendly welcome, and the area is famous for its well preserved historic buildings which the local government works tirelessly to protect. The town is popular with families, and also has strong business links with many major financial institutions and corporate offices in the high-rise downtown district.

Things to see

The bright and contemporary Mall of Abilene has several department stores anchoring each corner of the store, and in-between you'll find plenty of top branded stores, boutiques, and fast food outlets. Many visitors come to the area for the rodeos and livestock shows put on at the Taylor County Expo Center, an indoor venue that features a large arena to display horses and cattle, and where you'll also find an interesting calendar full of family friendly entertainment. Abilene Zoo has over 1,000 animals to discover along its trails, from lions to giraffes, as well as a reptile house and a miniature train that can take the family on an exciting safari. The red bricked Grace Museum is housed in a building that's over 100 years old, and used to be a luxurious hotel on the busy railroad line. The building has been converted into several galleries, keeping many of the original features intact, and there's also a bright and colorful children's museum where they can learn about the world around them.

Hotels in Abilene

There are plenty of cheap hotels in Abilene, with 1 or 2 star accommodation available for business or leisure travel. For a low nightly rate you still get to enjoy plenty of hotel features, and these can include air conditioning, complimentary continental breakfasts, free guest parking, and 24 hour front desk services. Rooms also have plenty of amenities to ensure you have a pleasant stay, and you may find extras such as coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, balconies, cable television, hair dryers, refrigerators, and microwaves.

Where to stay

Abilene's downtown area is full of historic red bricked buildings, as well as many modern corporate offices, and there's a busy public square where you'll often see people enjoying the sunshine. The city is home to many major financial institutions and banks, and this attracts business travelers from across the country. Downtown is also home to many casual restaurants that serve traditional Texan food, and it's easy to find a cold beer and a steak cooked to perfection at the end of a long day. There's also a wide selection of bars, from casual hangout spots with live music, to sophisticated lounges serving cocktails.

How to get to Abilene

Abilene Regional Airport has a regular service from Dallas for those in a hurry, and you can pick up a rental car from the airport and get to the downtown area in about 10 minutes. There are also several taxi services and shuttles that run from just outside the terminal. International visitors will often land at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport which has flights arriving from around the world, and from here you can drive to Abilene which takes about 2 and a half hours, or take the Greyhound service which is about 3 hours and 20 minutes long. If you do decide to fly between Dallas and Abilene, the flight is about 45 minutes long and is a popular route with business travelers.