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Frontier Texas!

625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I like history and museums, but I've got to hand it to these folks; this place is a superior exhibition of both. Not just the regular mundane collection of things to look at, this place has interactive exhibits featuring amazingly realistic holograms, actual buffalo bones, the guns used to kill them, and a very unique theater in the round that... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

They tell the true story about early Texas settlers, the Indians and the buffalo that used to inhabit the area around what is now Abilene. They us holograms to tell the stories as you walk through the different time zones. They also have quite a unique gun collection on display. If you love Texas history or want to know more... More

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Bennington, Oklahoma, USA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This would be a good place for older children. Very interesting and well done. If you are interested in learning about the west, Indian Culture and life in the early times of settlement of the area, this is definitely worth spending a few hours. A very pleasant surprise for Abilene. I am amazed Frontier Texas isn't advertised more. The entrance... More

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Abilene, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Frontier Texas was a very informative visit with a very good multimedia presentation and exhibits. All the frontier forts were covered with informative presentations. After a 30 minute visit, we were hoping there would be more to see. Still a very enjoyable visit. The museum director also provided us with a very detailed explanation of one of the exhibits.

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Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

There were 3 adults in our group and we enjoyed every minute of our visit but I do not think it's a place kids would like very much. We saw a few in there while we were there and they didn't look very excited. Not much for them to "touch and feel".

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

What an exciting look at history. They have done an exceptional job thru videos, interactive viewing and listening to various historical characters. Wonderful exhibits that are well documented and tell a fascinating story. See and hear about Indians, Billy the Kid and other figures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a great experience for the family. Definitely a must for those looking for a fun educational afternoon.

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Abilene, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I very much enjoyed the displays with high quality elements. It reminded me of the Smithsonian. There are lots of facinating elements of West Texas history. After living in Abilene for 8 years, I finally discovered that this isn't a Abilene Museum, its a Texas frontier museum.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Very nice exhibit. But if you have children, they may get bored as it is primarily a walk through where you view displays and read information with a few voice activated exhibits. Not much interaction for children to keep them occupied. However, if you ever wanted to know anything about the state of Texas, this is the place to go.

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Amarillo, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We're only in Abilene for the day, and as we didn't want to spend the whole day sightseeing we chose one place and visit, and this was it. Worth every cent and every minute. We thoroughly enjoyed the amazing holograms, the initial video which whetted our appetite, and the final full room video depicting the story of the Indians, the... More

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