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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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This museum was really interesting. My kids enjoyed it also. If I'm back in Abilene...I would probably go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have never been to a museum quite like this one before. My husband and I are both history buffs and old enough to remember Newly on Gunsmoke. This museum really brought history alive and life in Texas in the 1880's. Well worth the admission price!

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

We're thrilled that we were able to give you an experience unlike any before! Knowing that we could bring history to life in such an exciting way for you really makes us smile. We hope you'll get the chance to come visit us again someday! Best wishes, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A perfect short (2 hour) side stop on our way home. Lots to see here and they have really neat holograms to tell the story of the frontier of Texas! The movie was exciting and my kids loved it!

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

We're so happy that you and your family made the trip to us, Jess! We're glad it was worth the drive, but we're beyond thrilled that it was so exciting and informational for everyone -- that's the best news we could hear! We hope you'll all be back someday -- there's always something new to learn! Best wishes, Frontier Texas!... More 

Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Really good place to learn some Texas history. It has great theatrical videos and holograms. History in a great entertaining setting! All ages will enjoy this hands on museum!!

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

We're honored that you loved the videos, holograms, and history so much! Knowing it was entertaining and hands-on enough for the whole family really makes us smile -- it's such a pleasure to help everyone have fun! We hope you'll be back to see us sometime soon -- we think we can even take it up a notch for you!... More 

Abilene, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is truly an exciting way to experience the history of the area. Fun for the whole family, except small children.

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

We're thrilled that you enjoyed learning all about Texas with us, Darlene! Knowing that you found it exciting means so much to us, but we're sorry if any youngsters in your party didn't enjoy it as much! We hope you'll be back to see us sometime soon -- there's always something new to learn! Best wishes, Frontier Texas! Team More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visited on a Thursday afternoon. We waited about 4 minutes for the movie to begin. It was well done and interesting. At the end of the movie you exit to the museum which had a number of interesting exhibits. We saw the history of this part of Texas from several perspectives (Native American, women, army officer, freed slaves, cowboy).... More 

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

We're thrilled that you enjoyed all the exhibits! This is a really great description of everything we have to offer, so thanks for sharing that with everyone. We also appreciate your recommendation -- that always means a lot to us! We hope you'll come back next time you're in Abilene -- there's always something new to see! All the best,... More 

Mobile, Alabama
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348 reviews 348 reviews
208 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

It was closed when I arrived on Sunday but I did get to see the world's largest buffalo novelty skull through the fence and the buffalo cutout ironwork also.

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

We're so sorry we missed you! Still, we're glad you got a glimpse of the buffalo skull and cutouts -- those are definitely some great attractions! We hope you'll try to make it by again before you leave town! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Abilene, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Lots of innovative ideas to catch the interest and attention of everyone, young and old. It is a lovely, well kept building with lots of rustic touches geared towards local history. The admission is not bad and with the introduction starting on a regular schedule, there isn't really time to get bored. You start with a movie style introduction just... More 

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

We're so happy to know that you were engaged and learning all throughout your visit! It sounds like you really got the full Frontier Texas! experience, so we're happy to hear that it was a hit for everyone. We're sorry if the movie was a bit much for your niece though -- we know it can be a pretty intense... More 

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