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Frontier Texas!

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Address: 625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone Number: +1 325-437-2800
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Description: Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western...
Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western heritage center that allows visitors to relive the Old West through the magic of state-of-the-art technology. Frontier Texas! brings the frontier to life and lets visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Frontier Texas! also serves as the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Experience the legendary Texas frontier through innovative exhibits and unique encounters at Frontier Texas! Learn the story of the old west through our 90 minute hands on old west adventure "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier." Educational Programs at Frontier Texas! are designed to provide a rich educational experience for everyone. The 14,000 square-foot facility isn't a traditional museum with exhibits displayed in glass cases. At Frontier Texas!, you relive buffalo stampedes, a shootout in the Bee Hive Saloon, a wolf attack and more. And don't forget to visit The General Store that carries all your Texas souvenirs including books, t-shirts, jewelry, canned goods, and unique items made by local artisans. Frontier Texas! is the perfect place for families, History buffs, or anyone who just wants to learn a little bit more about the Lone Star state. Legends, History, Adventure.
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Fantastic museum---Don't miss it!

Very interactive displays and movies with surround sound and video. You felt like you were living in frontier West Texas and talking to real people who lived there

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
grandmato2
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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very interactive displays and movies with surround sound and video. You felt like you were living in frontier West Texas and talking to real people who lived there

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Ocala, Florida
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by Frontier Texas! The displays are so well done, and the holigrams were top notch! A lot of effort has gone into this place, and we'll return next time we're in the area!

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Kerrville, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Once again, we visited this marvelous introduction to the frontier which introduces its guests to what settler's experienced. You can smell the smoke of the prairie fire and hear the roar and the crackle of the flames as the roar towards you! Other displays come alive as you crawl onto the stagecoach or listen to old timers as the pop... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Frontier Texas! is a great museum with interactive holographic guides that seem so real to life you will want to touch them. It may not keep the attention of small children but any history buff will love it. Very reasonably priced - $7.00 admission for seniors(60+)

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Jackson, Mississippi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This museum is worth a stop. There are several venues where settlers and Indians speak to you and the halogram is amazing. The 3d image makes the speaker appear to be in front of you! The presentations are also very balanced, no good guys/bad guys. Everyone did a little of both. In the small theater with revolving seats/stools, you are... More 

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Tex_Jeff, Manager at Frontier Texas!, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're so happy that you found our museum and enjoyed our unique exhibits. We hope you continue to discover great small attractions on your travels. More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great little museum. Short intro movie at the beginning, then throughout the museum there are about 8 touchscreens where you can watch a holographic image give a first person account of what it was like on the frontier. The day we went it wasn't busy and had plenty of time to watch all the selections at each of the interactive... More 

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Jeff S, Other at Frontier Texas!, responded to this review

We're excited that it was so fun and interesting for you -- that's always our goal! We're glad you were able to take your time and really soak it all in. We know that's the most enjoyable way to experience everything there was to see. We hope you'll get another chance to stop by --there's always something new to learn!... More 

Irving, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was on the fence about this, but was pleasantly surprised. This is an interactive museum, lot's of things to look at, listen to and touch. If you need something to do for a couple of hours, I highly recommend this.

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Jeff S, Other at Frontier Texas!, responded to this review

We're excited you ended up loving it -- that's the biggest compliment we could receive! Knowing that it was interesting and fun the whole time is great, and we hope you'll visit again someday! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This museum was really interesting. My kids enjoyed it also. If I'm back in Abilene...I would probably go again.

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Jeff S, Other at Frontier Texas!, responded to this review

We're all excited that it was fun for the whole family! That's definitely what we try to offer, so it's wonderful to hear that we succeeded with you. And we hope you will get back to see us sometime -- there's always something new to learn! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Houston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We decided to stop at Frontier Texas on our way to Amarillo by way of Abilene. So very glad we did ! Excellent, unique presentation of the history of the area...Cowboys, Indians, Settlers, etc. We were there for a bit over 2 hours, but it seemed to go by quickly...Very interesting and enlightening... Fabulous artifacts on display... Recommend highly !

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Jeff S, Other at Frontier Texas!, responded to this review

We're glad you all enjoyed the exhibits so much! Knowing that it was interesting and informational all at the same time is music to our ears -- we love getting to show people all about Texas! We also appreciate your recommendation -- that always means a lot to us. And we hope that you'll see us again next time you... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went here just to see what it was one day and I'm glad we did. If your a local or in town visiting, this is a great place to go if your wanting to know about the history of the area. The videos and design of the facility is awesome! They have an impressive collection of artifacts and know... More 

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Jeff S, Other at Frontier Texas!, responded to this review

We're so glad you decided to come in, Adrian! It's always a pleasure to help you learn more about Abilene's history and Texas in general, so we're excited that it was so interesting for you! We can't wait to hear what your parents think of it! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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