The great city of Abilene is a fantastic destination for your next charter bus tour. Did you know about the great golf courses or historical buildings from 1875?
Abilene was described as "The Future Great City of West Texas," was established in March 1881 upon the completion of the Texas & Pacific Railway. Abilene was always seen as a progressive city and your charter bus gang will find it has all the charm of a small town and the amenities of a big city.
The first stop on your charter bus tour should definitely be Buffalo Gap Historic Village. There are living history "interpreters" on weekends. The costumed players live out their day as if it were the late 1800s, your charter bus group will also be treated to a vintage baseball game, and a rich collection of Indian artifacts and frontier firearms.
Your charter bus group will see 19 original buildings from the founding of the area, a 1875 one-room log cabin, Train depot, Original Taylor County Courthouse and jail. Standing behind the bars is a definite photo opportunity for your charter bus group!
Another great stop on your charter bus tour is Dyess Air Force Base. This is the sole training center for B-1 bomber crews, houses an Air Combat Command wing, with three B-1B and two C-130 Squadrons. Visit the Dyess Visitor Center for an overview of the base and its history. Your charter bus group will be treated to a tour of the outdoor Linear Air Park with its 31 planes from WWII, the Korean the Vietnam Conflict, and Operation Desert Storm.
For a relaxing and scenic stop, take your charter bus gang to Abilene State Park. This scenic park covers 529.4 acres along Elm Creek. Once a resting place for the Comanche Indians, you can now find modern camping and recreational facilities inter-mingled among native pecan and oak trees. Part of the official Texas Longhorn herd and buffalo can be seen here. Your charter bus group can hike, rent bicycles, or take in a nature walk among the many trails as there is abundant wildlife in the area, if you are visiting in the early morning or early evening your charter bus group is almost sure to see white-tailed deer, raccoons, armadillos, foxes, squirrels, and rabbits that are native to this area. There is also a game area with a sand volleyball pit, horseshoes, baseball, basketball goal, and a children's playground for the younger set on your charter bus excursion.
Ready for some golf? There are many fine courses in and around town. DiamondBack was designed by 1971 Masters Champion and long-time Abilenian, Charles Coody. Located on 220 acres of rolling, tree covered land, it offers natural elevation changes with scenic views. The 12-acre practice facility is a great place to improve your golfing skills. Your charter bus gang will have a great time on this course, with 18-holes Par: 71 Length: 5,100 to 7,000 yards.
Shopping of course is on the agenda. Abeline is full of wonderful shops and stores. For the power shoppers in your charter bus group, there is a mall with all the big names you know and love.
Abeline has no shortage of good food, and happily a large number of restaurants are located downtown. Your charter bus group will have a hard time choosing between steak or seafood or one of the wonderful Italian restaurants. Everything your charter bus gang could think of is located here from southern style home cooking to 5 star french cuisine.
Make Abilene your next charter bus destination, you and your group are going to have a great time.