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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 is one attraction you must see while in Abilene... very professional! The way they present their story, the history of Frontier Texas is breath taking. Their eye for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Wasn't a fan at all of this number one attraction. The museum was extremely not interesting whatsoever. Most of the pamphlets in the lobby contain great exciting things for cities 2+ hours away, but seem to lack any real "fun" things to do in Abilene. They should not be charging to enter the show. This was also another boring film... More 

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Stephenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is one attraction you must see while in Abilene... very professional! The way they present their story, the history of Frontier Texas is breath taking. Their eye for detail is beyond belief, how they have put this all together GRABS you when you view the short documentaries presented in a panoramic format. Then how the other exhibits are presented... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is great a place were you and your family (of all ages) can go and have a super experience. Its like a Sifi history of Texas with all the bells a whistles. You will not be disappointed. Also, they just recently did an upgrade on the facility exhibits....fantastic. A great family experience. "Highly Recommend!"

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New Meadows, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of the most outstanding experiences of our USA holiday. The Frontier Experience Theatre gave us a realistic view of the hardships that people overcome. The Blood and Treasure Theatre was just fantastic ; the holographs are so very realistic that it brought the characters to life. All the exhibits were so well presented with good detailed descriptions. I learnt... More 

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San Antonio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My grandsons were in town recently, and I wanted to do something with them that they hadn't already been doing all summer. Frontier TX! was the perfect answer. They got out of their video games and into cowboys and indians; imagine that!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We learned about this attraction from our AAA Tour Book, looking for things to do in Abilene. We were pleasantly surprised because the presentation was very well done. The holograms were very interesting, along with the circle vision theater. Very educational for the whole family.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Like history? Want to learn about West Texas? Then Frontier Texas is the place for you! Educational as well as entertaining, Frontier Texas in Abilene has something for all ages. Bring your out-of-town guests...stay cool in our summer heat and have some fun, too. The holograms are amazing. During the movie, you will find yourself immersed in the wild west.... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

MUST DO! This is a perfect experience; historical, theatrical, highly rich in experience points. This has to be one of the best museum exhibits I've ever seen. Engaged all members of our family, the perfect length of time, not too big, not too small, the presentation with the holograms is unique and refreshing. The way the museum is set up... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We absolutely loved this place. I love the way the history was laid out. Its such an educational experience and didn't break the bank to get in. Found some cute unique earrings as well. I agree with previous posts not a place for young children...but was perfect for my 11yr old...he was reading away at all the info around. I... More 

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Hamlin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A favorite of area school districts for field trips, this museum is done up right. The exterior resembles old Fort Phantom from the 1880's. Inside, visitors get to watch holograms of period-dressed actors and actresses describe life in that time period. Great gift shop. Don't miss the pickled quail eggs!

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Additional Information about Frontier Texas!

Address: 625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone Number: +1 325-437-2800
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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