Settlement at site of natural pass
in the Callahan Divide through which buffalo traveled for
centuries; was a point on the famous Dodge (or Western)
Cattle Trail. Recent visitor oriented developments offer
a variety of restaurants, art-souvenir-handicraft shops,
and historical restorations.
Abilene State Park-
On Lake Abilene a few miles south
of Buffalo Gap.
Buffalo Gap Historic Village-
Complex of 20 historic structures
from the frontier settlement, all restored and furnished,
centered around first county courthouse jail. Short video
details facts about West Texas and Buffalo Gap. Exhibits
include country store, railroad depot, blacksmith and
woodworking shop, 19th Century doctor-dentist office,
two-room school, an 1880 bank, buggies and wagons,
firearms and Indian artifacts. Rural setting amid live
oaks. Open Mar.15-Nov. 15, Mon.-Sat. 10a.m. 6p.m., Sun.
noon-6p.m.; Nov. 16-Mar. 14, Fri.-Sat. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sun.
noon-5p.m. Adnission. (915)572-3365.