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Rudy Fernandez
From places to cool off during the summer to birthday parties, here's a list of the “Best of Abilene” articles published on our website.


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Here in Abilene there have been quite a few stores/dealers pop up over the last few years that deal with antiques. Shay found a few that she likes and wanted to share but please let us know some of your favorites as well.

 
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So what would you do if these are the last days on earth? Would you start checking off things on your bucket list, like skydiving or seeing the great wonders of West Texas? Here are Shay's top 5.

 
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Hilton Garden Inn Abilene
 

There's always something going on in Abilene, thus the need for so many good hotels. This Article reviews the top 5 best hotels in Abilene.

 
Rudy Fernandez
Rudy Fernandez
 

Did you know that chips and salsa are the official state snack of Texas? It was proclaimed such back in 2003. Chips and salsa are perfect for any occasion, and below are Rudy's top 5 from Abilene.

 
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When the dog days of summer make the heat unbearable, Abilene has some of the best places to hide out from the blistering sun. How do you stay cool? Here are some of ours.

 
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From 10-foot high diving boards to a cool dip at the indoor YMCA pool, Abilene has a variety of pools that are both public and private, some just require a membership fee. Check out our top five and pick what best fits you.

 
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Rudy Fernandez
 

As varied as our cities history so are the playgrounds, from western rustic to traditional to the most contemporary. Abilene has a playground for everyone from toddlers to the elderly, and now a playground for dogs. What's your favorite park in the Key City?

 
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Here are some places to go and have an awesome bachelorette party in Abilene. We have great places to pamper yourself, have fun and enjoy those last few moments of single life with your friends.

 
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When it comes to pampering mom on her special day, you need to treat her to the best Abilene has to offer. Here's an article listing the best places to take mom out on Mother's Day in Abilene.

 
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PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center
 

No matter the age, variety is the name of the game. From an arcade to the zoo, Abilene has so much to do. Here are five places we found that are great for kid’s birthday parties in Abilene.

 
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Rudy Fernandez
 

Rich with history, add the wild west for flavor and these historical landmarks appear to come to life. This article lists five of our famous landmarks in Abilene.

 
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West Texas definitely has four seasons and we experience bad weather all the time, no month is exempt. This article revisits the top 5 worst storms in recent memory.

 
Shay Hill
Shay Hill
 

Abilene has a lot of "one and only" things going for it, for example the longest continuous running business in Texas is here or the only college that offers a degree in Digital Signage Technology. This article points out 5 little known facts about Abilene.

 
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From ghosts to haunted buildings to urban legends, the All America City has its share of all the a fore mentioned. Here are our top 5 Urban Legends.

 
Shay Hill
Shay Hill
 

Look around the Big Country and you'll find signs of our growing pains, from buildings to roadwork. Construction is a year round annoyance here, Shay Hill points out our top 5 hot spots for work ahead.

 
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There will always be a little fireman, clown, princess, pirate or vampire running around the streets of Abilene when Halloween rolls around. Shay Hill highlights her top 5 favorite costumes for Abilene.

 
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Rudy Fernandez
 

As unique as our buildings and our history, so are the signs that have survived the test of time. This article brings to life the signs of our times in Abilene.

 
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These days everyone has a Facebook page, so how do you keep up with all your favorites. Here Shay Hill shares her favorite Facebook pages.

 
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Rudy Fernandez
 

Abilene is home to many unique buildings, many are in a sense, timeless and most are still in use after decades of use. These buildings have a character of their own. Here's our top 7.

 
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Abilene could never have enough retail outlets. Here are 5 stores Shay Hill would like to have in Abilene.

 
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Friday night the lights shine brightly from stadiums around A-Town and the Big Country. It's not just a pastime, for some it's an obsession. High Schools here win State Championships, on a regular basis. Here's our best 5 teams in recent history.

 
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Rudy Fernandez
 

Abilene got it's first automatic car-wash system in the mid 1950's, it was the 'Westwood Robo-Wash' that was located at 3889 N. 1st Street. Today there are a dozen automatic car-washes, below are my top 5 from Abilene.

 

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