19 OF THE BEST DYESS AFB THINGS TO DO
IntroductionWelcome to your new posting at Dyess AFB in Taylor County, Texas. The base is located about 7 miles southwest of Abilene, Texas and offers a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor things to do for people of all ages. Below each of the activities in the area have been organized into categories. You can click any of the categories to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do around Dyess AFB. (1-4) Golfing (5-7) Gyms (8-10) Movie Theaters (11) Bowling Alleys (12-14) Outdoor Rec (15-16) Nearby Attractions (17-19) Museums
Suggested Read:Dyess Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Dyess AFB Things to Do
Dyess AFB Golf Course
1. Mesquite Grove Golf Course766 Mesquite Trail Dyess AFB, TX 79607
Phone: 1 (325) 696-4384 Mesquite Grove Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course with certified professionals who offer lessons to women, men, and children. The course also hosts several tournaments throughout the year. Additionally, Mesquite Grove Golf Course boasts a fully stocked pro-shop, as well as a grill that offers golfers breakfast and lunch menu items.
2. Maxwell Municipal Golf Course1002 S. 32nd St. Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: 1 (325) 692-2737 Maxwell Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course that boasts a brand new fleet of 50 golf carts. The course also has a beverage cart that makes its rounds throughout the course, so feel free to enjoy an adult beverage as you enjoy a beautiful day of golf.
3. Willow Creek Golf Course1166 Ben Richey Dr. Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: 1 (325) 691-0909 Willow Creek Golf Course is open 7 days a week and offers a fully lighted 9-hole course for those interested in night golf. Willow Creek Golf Course also has a driving range and offers lessons.
4. Abilene Country Club4039 S. Treadaway Blvd. Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: 1 (325) 692-2583 Abilene Country Club offers golfers two 18-hole golf courses, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu options.
Dyess AFB Gym
5. Dyess Fitness Center525 Ave. B. Dyess AFB, TX 79607
Phone: 1 (325) 696-4306 Dyess Fitness Center boasts basketball courts, volleyball courts, an indoor running track, a racquetball court, group exercise rooms, a functional fitness area, cardio and free weight training, Alpha Warrior room, parent-child area, an aquatics center, a health promotion office, a football field, two softball fields, a running track, fitness train equipment, and more.
6. Anytime Fitness4102 Buffalo Gap Rd. B. Abilene, TX 79605
Phone: 1 (325) 232-8694 Anytime Fitness offers members access to the gym 24 hours a day. The gym boasts a wide variety of strength training machines, including cable machines, multi-stations, leg presses, bench presses, and squat racks. Additionally, you can expect to find plenty of treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, racks, kettlebells, cable crossovers, rowing machines, and a whole lot more.
7. Planet Fitness2540 Barrow St. Abilene, TX 79605
Phone: 1 (325) 692-2000 Planet Fitness strives to create an environment where anyone is welcome, regardless of one’s fitness level. Like most gyms, Planet Fitness offers an array of cardio machines, free weights, and various weight machines. Additionally, Planet Fitness allows “Black Card” members to bring a guest anytime, use of tanning machines, use of massage chairs, 50% off drink purchases, and 20% off purchases at reebok.com
Dyess AFB Movies
8. Base Theater210 Theater Rd. Dyess AFB, TX 79607
Phone: 1 (325) 696-7950 The Base Theater is a great option for those wanting to see a movie on the big screen without having to leave base. Plus, you can enjoy some free popcorn!
9. Century 12 Abilene3818 John Knox Dr. Abilene, TX 79606
Phone: 1 (325) 793-9292 Century 12 Abilene boasts large digital movie screens, reserved seating, and fully stocked concession stands.
10. Abilene PREMIERE LUX Cine 10 Abilene Mall4310 Buffalo Gap Rd. #1344 Abilene, TX 79606
Phone: 1 (325) 695-2122 Abilene PREMIERE LUX Cine 10 Abilene Mall offers moviegoers plush, comfortable chairs and stadium seating as they enjoy the newest movie releases.
Dyess AFB Bowling Alley
11. Dyess Lanes398 Ave C. Abilene, TX 79607
Phone: 1 (325) 696-4166 Dyess Lanes is a 16-lane bowling center with a cafe that offers a variety of fast-food menu items, as well as a pro shop that offers custom ball fittings.
Dyess AFB Outdoor Rec
12. Camp Barkeley Dog Park2070 Zoo Ln. Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: 1 (325) 676-6217 Camp Barkeley Dog Park offers a 1-acre off leash area for small dogs that are 30 pounds or less, as well as a 2-acres off leash area for large dogs. The park also offers benches, water, and waste bags.
13. Red Bud Park3125 S. 32nd St. Abilene, TX 79605
Phone: 1 (325) 676-6217 Red Bud Park offers guests a baseball/softball field, benches, a picnic area with tables, a playground, Prairie Dog Town, restrooms, a splash pad, and a walking path.
14. Adventure Cove2742 S. 9th St. Abilene, TX 79605
Phone: 1 (325) 676-6484 Adventure Cove boasts a leisure pool, a lazy river, a pair of water slides, a covered patio, and a new bathhouse.
15. Putt-Putt Fun Center201 S. Danville Dr. Abilene, TX 79605
Phone: 1 (325) 692-7596 Putt-Putt Fun Center offers visitors a putt-putt golf course, batting cages, and a variety of arcade games.
16. PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center4541 Loop 322 Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: 1 (325) 690-5555 PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center boasts arcade games, axe throwing, bowling, mini-golf, laser tag, bumper cars, and more.
Dyess AFB Museums
17. Dyess Museum760 Arnold Blvd. Abilene, TX 79605
Phone: 1 (325) 696-2099 Dyess Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the rich history of the Air Force and Dyess AFB. Guided tours are available for those who call ahead.
18. The Grace Museum102 Cypress St. Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: 1 (325) 673-4587 The Grace Museum is located in downtown Abilene in a renovated hotel. This museum boasts rotating exhibits, a permanent collection of Texas history, and an interactive children’s museum.
19. Frontier Texas!625 N. 1st St. Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: 1 (325) 437-2800 Frontier Texas! is a 14,000-square-foot museum that strives to bring the Old West back to life for visitors by using state-of-the-art technology.
ConclusionYour new posting at Dyess AFB will provide you and your family with plenty of fun opportunities as you’re exploring the area. The sites and attractions around Dyess AFB provide locals with a variety of indoor and outdoor options that are sure to keep you, your friends, and your family entertained. Whatever your particular interests, there are several spots around town for you to discover and enjoy.
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