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Frontier Texas!

Address: 625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone Number: +1 325-437-2800
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Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western heritage center that allows...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Abilene, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Abilene, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent for getting an idea about the history of the area. Exhibits are well done and informative. Facility is well kept and organized. Many special events.

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

We're so happy that you had the opportunity to stop in and learn about Texas' history! We're thrilled to hear that you the exhibits were interesting and informative -- that's what we're all about! We hope you'll be back sometime soon to see what new things we'll have to offer! All the best, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect when we saw "Newly" (Gunsmoke) on a billboard on our way to Abilene.... WOW is all we can say. This museum is the most interesting, innovative, creative museum we have ever visited. The holograms of various historic figures telling their stories really brings the history alive. The surround theatre puts one right in... More 

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

Great to hear you had such a great visit with us. Glad you thought we were innovative and creative. We always enjoy having visitors, and it puts a smile on our face to know we were able to make your day. Hope you'll be back to visit us again. All the best, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Abilene, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are looking to gain a significant knowledge and understanding of Texas history...this is the place to visit. Using state-of-the-art methods to bring history alive, Frontier Texas does an outstanding job present facts and personal stories. You can't help but learn something. I have been on several occasion and always come away with some new finding.

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

We're so happy that you can always learn something new with us, Richard -- that's what we're all about! It's also nice that you're loving all the technology we've incorporated into the experience -- we think that's pretty important to offering the best museum possible. It warms our hearts to know that we keep you coming back! We can't wait... More 

San Angelo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our children and grandchildren took us and I didn't have big expectations. Surprise, Abilene has a jewel of a museum. Our 6 year old grandson loved it. Holograms of historical figures tell the story of the trials and times of the cattle drives and the Comanche Indians lives. There is even a life size tepee with all the artifacts inside.... More 

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

We're so happy that you had fun exploring some Texas history, Peggy! We think the holograms and life-size exhibits are an excellent way to really immerse yourself in the story, so we're glad that you agree. We hope you'll be back to see us sometime! All the best, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Abilene, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I had a man in Dallas tell me he travels around the country visiting museums as his job. He said we had "one of the best I've ever seen" in Abilene. I asked where (we have several outstanding museums in Abilene) and he said "Frontier Texas"...so I guess you could take it from an expert that it's a great experience.... More 

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

Wow, Myra, thanks for passing along the kind words! Really, we're honored that you and the man you spoke with have such high regards for us. We hope you'll stop by for another chat with Chief soon! All the best, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I wasn't prepared for the technology used for Frontier Texas! and actually went twice more before moving from Abilene. The use of life-sized holograms right there beside you is a bit startling if you're not prepared. The additional use of videos, displays and interactive learning centers provide you with an in-depth awareness of what life was like 100 years ago... More 

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

We're so glad that you enjoyed our use of holograms for story-telling! As you said, they are very life-like -- which is exactly why we think they're so neat to incorporate. Thanks for giving the tip about youngsters, too. We definitely don't want anyone to be too scared! Even though you've moved, we hope you'll take a day to come... More 

Jericho, Vermont
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

good displays. We were expecting all cowboys stuff, but pleasantly surprised to see much history of the Native American history of the area. Very well done. Very nice. We spent couple hours.

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

Great to know that you had a pleasant surprise, David! When it comes to Texas history, we think there's always something new to learn, so we're glad that we were able to achieve that with you! Next time you're around, we hope you'll come back and see us again! All the best, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was a great museum, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The talking life-size holograms really bring the history alive and accessible. The frontier experience, a cinematic 'show' that you position yourself in the middle on a swivel stool:recaptured the exoerience of an Indian attack.

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

Sounds like you really enjoyed the Frontier experience show, Carolyn! Great to hear you loved learning about the Old West. Hope you'll stop by again soon! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was very much geared to the Western enthusiast. My husband loved it and would have stayed hours longer. I, on the other hand found it OK but nothing special.

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

It's disappointing to hear our exhibits didn't suit your tastes. Glad your husband had a great time though! Hope you'll give us another try next time you're in the area. Let us know what museums you enjoy most. Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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