In the early 1870s, Abilene, KS, was the top cattle town in American. Cowboys drove thousands of cattle up from Texas to the stockyards, from where they’d be shipped by train back east. It’s a heritage that Abilene celebrates today in a number of ways—attracting visitors, not cows.
That’s one reason Abilene is #3 among True West Magazine’s 2017 Top Western Towns. Deadwood, SD won the top honor. They will be featured in the February 2017 issue, hitting newsstands on January 3, 2017.
“Abilene is a wonderful community with a rich history, quality attractions, unique businesses and wonderful people,” Julie Roller, Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau director said. “We are excited to add this recognition to Abilene’s list of accolades.”
(Read more: Junction City Post)