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National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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Address: North First and Cedar streets, Abilene, TX
Phone Number: +1 325-673-4586
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A fine-art treasure in the Storybook Capital of Texas

The NCCIL was much more than the typical children's museum I might have expected; as a fan of fine book illustration, I was thrilled to see the excellent level of curation, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Barbara B
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Lubbock, United States
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Lubbock, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The NCCIL was much more than the typical children's museum I might have expected; as a fan of fine book illustration, I was thrilled to see the excellent level of curation, the presentation of book history, and the loving preservation of amazing artifacts. I only wish it were closer so I could visit more of their special exhibitions and spring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Abilene has manged to trap one of the premiere children and literary collections in the US if not the world. Not sure how they did it, but enjoyed it anyway.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A visit here will cause some weak reading children to become more enthused about that experience and cause most grownups to think very pleasant memories.

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1 Thank Don F
abilene, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is an ever-changing delight sure to charm your kiddos. Main exhibit is work of an children's literature illustrator. Many times the artist makes an appearance too. They host great festivals as well.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I didn't go inside the museum.... Okay maybe long enough to get the status map. This was a great adventure and a walk around town. An yes you have to walk to find all the statues but it was great exercise. Make sure you take water!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Creative museum dedicated to children's literature. What a treasure to have in our town! Surrounded by sculptures throughout the downtown area personifying characters from many children's books highlighted at annual Children's Art and Literacy Festival.

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1 Thank Jenni T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

They sponsor great events and always have the biggest names in children's illustrators. In the heart of downtown, so you are surrounded by other great venues and picture opportunities.

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1 Thank MJames414
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a fun museum for kids of all ages. I like everything about it - a truly wonderful concept. Well worth a visit if you are in Abilene!

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Art rarely gets a better examination than the exhibitions of illustration shown here. The concept for this venue is odd and quirky, but also visionary and puts Abilene on the artistic map. You will love this.

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Henrietta, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Beautiful Museum. Awesome illustrations of children's books. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, there. Will come again, when I am not so rushed.

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