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.
The Abilene Ruff Riders sate adrenaline-craving eyes with an action-packed arsenal of tackles and high-flying passes, while trampling their competition. Strap in for the inaugural home game against the Corpus Christi Hammerheads, which pits buck against bite in a pigskin brawl, and marks the Ruff Riders' first challenge since joining the Southern Indoor Football League in 2010. Ruff Riders' mascot Rowdy the cowboy joins forces with a squad of dancing temptresses to incite fanfare and woo the visiting team into confused complacency. Fans can color coordinate with red-section seats while imitating the players' red and black insignia, eliminating the need to display support by inflating hands with bicycle pumps. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Named Choice Fitness Center by readers of Abilene Reporter-News, Hendrick Health Club helps health-conscious Texans watch waistlines in an upscale facility filled with high-quality workout machines and a variety of fun classes. With 10 visits to Hendrick’s gym equipment and classes, fitness-seeking folk can fit several types of exercise into their schedules or human-sized fanny packs.