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Abilene represents the frontier spirit by honoring its heritage while embracing the future. Its storied past gives rise to a flourishing Downtown Cultural District with historic charm, urban parks, and a public art scene featuring an unrivaled collection of storybook sculptures. Abilene’s deep-rooted sense of community and rich Texas tradition make for legendary experiences that create lifelong memories for visitors.

Created by the T&P Railway and established in 1881, Abilene is the epicenter of activity in the Texas Midwest. With three universities, an Air Force base, and a major downtown revitalization underway, Abilene is a community inspired by tradition, but made for today.

History comes full circle as Hilton makes its return to downtown Abilene, where Conrad Hilton leased one of the first hotels in the world to bear his name. Set to open in Spring 2023, the 200-suite DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center, located in the heart of downtown, will offer the first-class hospitality and well-appointed accommodations travelers deserve.

Visit for a family fun day or a weekend getaway and find places and experiences that will make your stay Authentically Abilene.

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