Texas Midwest 2022 Visitors Guide

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Museums ABILENE

Frontier Texas!, 625 N. 1st, 325-437-2800, is one of few museums in the world that feature life-sized holographic figures. Experience the big picture of the Texas frontier from 1780-1880 as the story comes to life in this multi-media facility. Visitors can meet – at least figuratively – some of the real people who lived and died on the Texas Frontier! Feel the terror of a wolf attack, the chaos of a buffalo stampede and the tension of a deadly card game shootout in the Beehive Saloon. Open Mon-Sat 9-6 and Sun 1-5. Ticket prices; $10 adults; $7 military and 60+; $6 students and teachers with ID; $5 ages 3-12; free under age 3. Frontier Texas! Houses the Forts Trail & Abilene Visitor Centers. www.frontiertexas.com The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress Street, 325-673-4587, hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, Thurs 10-8, closed Sun, Mon & major holidays, Admission: $6 adults, $3 senior, students and children 4-12 and free for children under 3 and active duty military (with ID). Free on Thurs from 5-8. Inside the Grace, a renovated 1909 hotel, find three museums: a historic museum featuring life in Abilene from 1900 to 1950, a children’s handson museum and a fine arts museum, featuring both permanent and rotating exhibits. www.thegracemuseum.org 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, 1289 N. 2nd, 325-677-6515, hours: Tues-Sat, 10-5, admission $5 adults, $4 senior citizens and military and $2 children ages 7-12, free ages 6 and younger. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays. In the short space of five months the 12th Armored Division became one of the most feared fighting machines of WWII. The Memorial Museum houses the Division’s Historical Collection and serves as a teaching museum for the study of WWII and its impact on the American people. It also offers innovative educational programs for children and academic access to historical materials. www.12tharmoredmuseum.com

ALBANY

The Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. 2nd (Hwy 6 S), 325-762-2269, Tues-Sat 12:304:30 pm, closed Sun-Mon and major holidays, free admission; nationally accredited art museum housed in the county’s first jail building. They show DVDs with history of the Fort Griffin Fandangle and Shackelford County. Also houses the county’s historical archives. Flying A’s Hometown Classics Car Museum, 100 S. Main Street, 325-338-4072, Call for hours; local collectors display a rotating exhibit of classic cars, motorcycles, motorbikes, signage and other automotive memorabilia. Shackelford County Courthouse, 225 S Main Street, 325-762-2232, Mon–Fri 8-5; built in 1883; the oldest in Texas in continuous use as a seat of government. The building was lovingly restored in 2002. Self-guided tours available during business hours, guided tours available upon request

ANSON

Anson-Jones Museum, 1300 Ave K, 325-823-3883, Sat-Sun 2-4, miniature reproduction of 1908 Town Square, doll collection, equipment and furnishings of turnof-the-century trade and commerce 96

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