Enjoy a warm Texas welcome at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Abilene. In no time you’ll be communing with the ghosts of Abilene’s Wild West past at Frontier Texas! museum and exploring the ruins of 19th-century Fort Griffin.
Guests of our hotels in Abilene can start an afternoon in town at the Grace House Museum. A grand red-brick building from the early 1900s now houses three different attractions, including a children’s museum. Admire paintings and photos by Texan artists in the Art Museum and browse through a replica 1940s boot shop in the History Museum. For a full-sensory experience of life on the Texas frontier in the late 1800s, immerse yourself in the exhibits at Frontier Texas!, a short drive from our Abilene hotels. Movies and holograms recreate buffalo stampedes and Wild West shootouts, while sound recordings of locals tell harrowing stories of life on America’s frontier.
Our hotels in Abilene are near historic downtown, with antiques shops filled with collectible Americana and stores selling Texas-branded shirts, music and books. Vletas confectionery has been making pecan pralines and crunchy peanut brittle since 1912. Downtown restaurants serve tangy barbecue ribs and juicy cuts of Texas rib-eye. Finish a hearty cheeseburger or pork chop at Cypress Street Station & Abilene Brewing Company with a pint of their house-brewed ale. Catch a Hollywood classic movie at the Paramount Theatre, an original Art Deco 1930s movie house.
Book your room at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Abilene to visit nearby parks and historic sites. Fox, armadillos and rabbits find shelter from the sun among the creek-side pecan trees in Abilene State Park. A short drive north from our Abilene hotels is Fort Griffin State Historic Site. Walk among the ruins of this stone fort from 1867 underneath clear blue big Texas sky.