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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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Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western heritage...

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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One of the Best We have Seen

Frontier Texas is a new and very well done museum. It tells the story about the 1800's wild west days of Abilene and the area. They make excellent use of technology and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dan F
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Gause, TX
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Sweetwater, Texas
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with a friend from Austin on my birthday. I have always wanted to go because I always see their commercials. I love history, and I was disappointed in how they presented it. It was less of a "museum" than video displays where you went from room to room and sat on a bench with others until the video... More 

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Gause, TX
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Frontier Texas is a new and very well done museum. It tells the story about the 1800's wild west days of Abilene and the area. They make excellent use of technology and the exhibits are creative, interesting, and compelling to see. They have holograms of people talking to you and you would swear you are looking at a live person!... More 

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Clifford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I both enjoyed this museum. The holograms were a very nice addition and informative. Absolutely loved the theatre and I can understand why some people mentioned that their children were a little frightened but we would go back again if in the area. Definitely a must stop and in-expensive for the technology they have going on.

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Quinlan, TX, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just had a Saturday to kill and went to check it out. We had a good time. There is some pretty cool and pretty techy stuff there. Would go again.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very well-done, educational, entertaining, museum. Especially for a relatively small town (which is pretty up-to-date in other areas as well). Lots of history for adults and hands-on for kids. Holograms are fun for everyone. I'd say allow a couple hours at least.

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abilene, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a unique place and does highlight some of the old West. Cowboys and indians and wonderful exhibits! Gift shop has interesting items for sale.

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Thank haliabilene_TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting and entertaining. Really enjoyed the displays and information. Make time for this but don't rush, it's worth the time.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is excellent for the mature history buff. It is an superb portrayal of what life was really like on the frontier. You can almost smell the buffalo. The sweat that the pioneer felt on a hot,dusty day is easy to imagine. The fear engendered by a Comanche attack cimes to mind vividly. I would not bring a child... More 

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April Braun
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great museum in small-town Abilene. The holograms telling their stories of the frontier was especially cool, although some of the stories were too long to keep my children interested. A few of the holograms could be frightening for some children. Overall a very good museum to visit if you don't already know the history of pioneers in Texas and the... More 

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Parramatta, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Love it our visit here well worth the visit great exhibition of all things historical for this area and Texas in general. These Aussies are glad they stopped by...

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