Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Abilene: Dyess Heritage Museum, Memorial Park and Linear Air Park

Abilene’s current military activity centers on Dyess Air Force Base. Dyess is the country’s only training center for B-1 bomber crews, and it houses an Air Combat Command wing with three B-1B and two C-130 squadrons. The public is invited to visit the Dyess Visitor Center for an overview of the base and its history. To tour the outdoor Linear Air Park with its 31 planes from World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and Operation Desert Storm, contact the base directly.

Watch the following video to learn more about World War II airfields and pilot training in Texas. This video was produced for inclusion in the World War II on the Texas Home Front mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel mobile app.  Learn more about the tour and the app on the World War II theme page at the following link:


  • 800 Arnold Boulevard
  • Dyess AFB
  • Abilene, Texas
  • 79607


Hours & Fees

  • Daylight hours. Maps available at main gate visitor center.

  • Free.



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Read more about Dyess Air Force Base in the Handbook of Texas Online.