Dyess AFB Community

Dyess AFB
19 Of the Best Dyess AFB Things to Do (2022 Edition)
19 Of the Best Dyess AFB Things to Do19 Of the Best Dyess AFB Things to Do

19 Of the Best Dyess AFB Things to Do (2022 Edition)


Welcome 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

Dyess AFB Golf Course

1. Mesquite Grove Golf Course

766 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 Course

1002 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 Course

1166 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 Club

4039 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

Dyess AFB Gym

5. Dyess Fitness Center

525 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 Fitness

4102 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 Fitness

2540 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

Dyess AFB Movies

8. Base Theater

210 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 Abilene

3818 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 Mall

4310 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 Lanes

398 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

Dyess AFB Outdoor Rec


12. Camp Barkeley Dog Park

2070 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 Park

3125 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 Cove

2742 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.

Attractions Near Dyess AFB

Nearby Attractions


15. Putt-Putt Fun Center

201 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 Center

4541 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

Dyess AFB Museums


17. Dyess Museum

760 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 Museum

102 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.


Your 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.

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Related Posts
birth control glassesbirth control glasses
For over a century, the Navy’s medical system offered a certain type of eyewear known as “birth control…
nasa slsnasa sls
Capable of launching vital components into space, the NASA Space Launch System (SLS) is going to help the…
asteroid 2022asteroid 2022
An asteroid in 2022 known as Dimorphos was struck by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) in the…