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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 #2 of 12 Attractions 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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 

Abilene, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Well put together and able to maintain everybody's attention no matter the age or interest level...gift shop was great and so was the service. Presentations creative and accurate.

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

Sounds like you had a great visit, Lindy! Glad to hear you enjoyed exploring the gift shop as well. Hope you'll come back again soon! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I think it was 10 dollars each to get in and we got there as soon as it opened at 9am. We were the only ones there cause it was a weekday and it was great. There was lots and lots to read and look at, and the 360 cinema was awesome. Though it may or may not be something... More 

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

Thanks for recommending us, Reccs! We're glad to hear you had a fun time and really enjoyed the Frontier Experience Theater. Hope you'll visit us again soon! All the best, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Maumelle, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I went to the museum while visiting our son in Abilene. The starting point has a timed movie, which I think is great because it probably helps with the flow of people moving through the exhibits. When the movie is over, the doors open and you walk at your own pace throughout the museum. The spirit guides,... More 

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

Thanks for recommending us! We're glad to hear you had a fun time learning about the Old West. Hope you'll come back again soon! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Texas, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you are visiting Abilene, or live here, Frontier Texas is a great place to take children for a field trip. They have a wonderful museum with cool artifacts and exhibits about Texas history and the frontier period. The gift shop has some wonderful items if you are not from Texas and want to pick something up to remember your... More 

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

Sounds like you had a great time here! Glad to hear you enjoy the gift shop as well. Thanks for the great review. Hope you'll come by again soon! Take care, Frontier Texas Team More 

Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

One of the best museums I've seen recently. There are several "spirit guides," holographic images of actors portraying historical figures, throughout the museum. It gives valuable details concerning Texas including geologic history, the people that lived there through the centuries, Comanches, the Butterfield Mail Express, frontier Forts, buffalo hunting, cattle drives, lawmen and gunshooters, etc. There are also two theaters... More 

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

Great to hear we're one of your favorites! Sounds like you had a fun time learning about Texas history. Thanks for the great review. Hope you'll come by again soon! Take care, Frontier Texas Team More 

Brownsville, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Reilly enjoyed visiting. TAKE YOUR TIME going thru to enjoy, read and watch each display. A lot of history that was talked about and now you can read and see what really took place back then. I really enjoyed visiting it.

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

Sounds like you had a fun time! It's great to hear you learned a lot about the Old West. Hope you'll come by again next time you're in Abiliene! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My 11yr old grandson really enjoyed this museum. It is a lot of reading smaller children may get a little bored we had 2yr old she got a little scared in second theatre but made it thru. The museum is put together very well. However if crowded could be a little frustrating to see everything. This is a must see... More 

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

Sounds like you and your grandchildren had a great time, Susan! We're happy to hear your grandson especially loved it. Hope you'll be back to see us next time you're in the area! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Abilene, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went during the week early morning. It is very interesting. It is a walk back thru TEXAS history. Everyone will find this interesting, young and old alike. GO EVERYONE!

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Jeff S, Executive Director at Frontier Texas!, responded to this review

Thanks for recommending us, Justin! Glad we could transport you back to the Old West. Hope you'll come back to see us again soon! All the best, Frontier Texas! Team More 

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