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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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Malmo, Sweden
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This museum is very interactive and uses pictures, videos, multi-media and exhibits to create a very interesting and authentic western experience. It started with a video about the museum and some of the people there, which really gets you into the spirit and sets the mood and then you walk through the museum, interacting with the characters through multi-media and... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a fantastic museum with movies, talking characters and an abundance of information about life on the Texas frontier. It's a superb exhibit for adults and children that will keep interest peaked for hours. It's a must stop in a visit to Abilene.

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El Paso
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had a great time here. Lots to look at and gave us a good feel for Texas Big Country. Liked the two video shows and all the information. If you are in Abilene, this is a great place to go.

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Slaton, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Frontier Texas is awesome and well worth the money to learn the history of the Abilene area and Texas.

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Fort Worth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This museum uses multi-media to present a comprehensive picture of the transformation of a land populated by Native Americans to an area settled by Americans. I learned a great deal more about the history of the tribes of Native Americans that were dominant at various times for different reasons. The exhibits offered as much or as little detail as a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I went to Abilene over the 4th of July weekend so I could do some historical research in the area. Frontier Texas! was first on my list of things I wanted to see and I wasn't disappointed. This is a museum that uses all sorts of media to bring visitors into the early pioneer settlement days of... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is NOT a museum for children under the age of 10 (not a bad thing). I found it a great experience with holograms and the theater experience. Informative and interesting. Theme is the region's history. Quality is excellent. Go with your grandparents. Or with anyone that likes museums or history.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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