Things To Do In Abilene

Up to 52% Off 5K Mud Run

Abilene Youth Sports Authority

SeaBee Park

$40 $24

Slosh your way through mud during this 5K obstacle run that benefits Abilene Youth Sports Authority

Up to 53% Off at Tangle Oaks Golf Club

Tangle Oaks Golf Club


$40 $19


Golf course in Hawley with a signature island green; deal comes with unlimited golf for the day, plus cart rental

Up to 57% Off Shotgun Sports at Abilene Clay Sports

Abilene Clay Sports


$35 $15

Clay pigeons launch at two skeet fields, six trap fields, or across a sporting-clays course with 12 stations, each up to 80 ft. tall

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Sol Events


$50 $25

Experienced equestrians teach students to ride confidently and respect horses during lessons at scenic farm

Up to 59% Off Women's Self-Defense Seminar

Abilene Martial Art Center


$40 $19

Seasoned self-defense instructors teach women to strike, kick, and disarm assailants

Up to 67% Off at Martial Arts or Party

Premier Martial Arts International

Elmwood Area

$135 $49

Kids, teens, and adults get fit in martial-arts classes; birthday parties entertain up to 30 kids with martial-arts lessons and games

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 51% Off BYOB Bowling with Shoes

Prime Time Family Entertainment Center


$41 $22

Bowlers bring beer and wine to complete their outing at an sleek, modern alley outfitted with large projection screens

62% Off Boot-Camp Classes

D1 Sports Training

Park Central Area

$180 $69

Trained coaches push participants to build strength and endurance through metabolic training, resistance exercises, and circuit training

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Tangle Oaks Golf Club stretches 6,382 yards from the tips, but its length doesn't characterize the challenges presented. It's the details that make the course stand out, sometimes with a splash. On the par-three 13th, golfers must carry a high-lofted tee shot over a pond in order to land on the signature island green, which leaves little room for error. However, many fairways are sparsely lined with mature trees and are free of sand traps, providing more forgiving landing zones for errant shots or personal helicopter golf carts.

7932 Private Rd. 3521

Haunted Abilene revamps its thrills and surprises each Halloween, finding new ways to frighten visitors while honoring the city's past. Each year, the Abilene Preservation League transforms the historic Swenson House into Phantom Manor, coaxing fiendish ghosts and ghouls to terrify visitors and chip in on the Preservation League's historic-site restoration projects.

1726 Swenson Street

The 13-acre Abilene Zoo delights visitors with more than 600 animals from more than 200 species. Guests gaze upon bobcats, flamingos, and giraffes before visiting the new bird gardens, where road runners and burrowing owls face off in feather fluffing tournaments. The zoo participates in conservation efforts for African lions, black rhinos, and ring-tailed lemurs, as well as other threatened and endangered creatures, and the Abilene Reporter-News recently profiled their new horticulturist, who has helmed a “green renaissance” at the facility.

2070 Zoo Ln

At Buffalo Gap Historic Village, wide-eyed visitors find themselves whisked back in time to a turn-of-the-century Texas, replete with a two-room schoolhouse, a courthouse, and a blacksmith shop. Explore the Buffalo Gap Historic Village's relics and historical landmarks dating back to the late 1800s with the help of complimentary guided-tour recordings. A garage barn houses antique vehicles such as a carriage and a 1919 Model-T hack. The doctor's office exhibit boasts office furnishings and a collection of archaic medical instruments that often inspires visitors to compose heartfelt letters of appreciation to their anesthesiologist. Two of the most storied buildings at the village are the Taylor County Courthouse and Jail, and the Cottonwood School, a two-room schoolhouse where 1920s children studied history, penmanship, and advanced flapping.

133 William Street
Buffalo Gap,

Classic Touch is a full care boarding and training facility. I offer riding lessons for children and adults in western or english. Train horses for Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter under saddle, Trail and yearling lounge line. I also injury lay-ups and rehab.

525 Fm 1082

Birds are unpredictable, with erratic flight patterns that can change at any moment. The staff at Abilene Clay Sports attempts to simulate this spontaneity at its outdoor fields, which incorporate open areas and wooded terrain ideal for shotgun sports. A cart path leads to 12 sporting clays stations, where participants take aim from towers of up to 80 feet high. Clay pigeons also launch at a five-stand field and six trap fields, including four that operate via voice command. One last field offers an even greater challenge. Here, several helice launchers fire small, plastic targets. These small objects, known as ZZ birds, have propellers on either side, which means they move completely at random.

The various fields accommodate guests of all experience levels. Abilene Clay Sports' staffers happily work with beginners, and they also host frequent tournaments sanctioned by the National Sporting Clays Association and the Amateur Trapshooting Association.

1102 Beltway S