Old Abilene Town

Every Labor Day weekend, the life of the cowboy and the American Old West is celebrated during chisholm Trail Days.

There will be a petting zoo for the kids, live music to entertain and Museum and a murder mystery activity, which is new this year.

Don’t miss the new in 2020 Wild West Escape Rooms.

The grounds where this event is held include the Old Abilene Town Main Street –  which is home to the Alamo Saloon, Merchants Hotel, W.R. Wilson General Store, Great Western Cattle Co. (model replica of historic Abilene) and many other buildings. Every weekend from April through October our grounds are active with gun-fighting reenactments by the Old Abilene Town Gunfighters. Beginning in May Can-can dancers perform on the weekends at the Alamo Saloon.

Old Abilene Town was built in 1957 by a group of Abilene area businessmen who wanted to create an authentic replica of Abilene by depicting what it was like in the roaring heyday of the Chisholm Trail and the cattle trade.

While most of the town consisted of replica buildings, a number of actual historic structures were moved to the location, including the log cabins and schoolhouse.

Directly to the north, the Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad has weekend excursion train rides. The train departs Abilene eastbound for a 10½ mile round trip through the Smoky Hill River Valley to the neighboring community of Enterprise, KS.

Visit the Dickinson County Heritage Center, the Greyhound Hall of Fame, and the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum when in town and make an extended weekend getaway of your adventure!

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