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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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Billings, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

They have a good display of items guns and many other items. The interpretations of the events are very bias toward a conquering bad white race and leave out the conquering and slavery the native races pacticed long before the white race was around. Also they fail to show the good brought to the natives such as horses (which unfortunately... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was gladly surprise with this museum: it is not very big but it has a lot of information related to that period of time in the history of Texas. It has holograms with characters that make you feel like they are talking to you, several touch screens explainign the objects/maps related to the exhibit and a couple of short... More

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Indianapolis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Liked seeing Nooley from Gunsmoke in the introduction video. The museum through exhibits and use of holograms lets the patron know what the frontier was like in the19th century. $10 entry fee is a little pricey.

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Missouri City, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Before leaving town on a business trip, I decided to check out Frontier Texas. It is a great experience to spend about an hour or so (although if you were to read all of the displays, you could stay much longer). They use a lot of holograms to tell the history of the frontier in west Texas, so it should... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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9 reviews 9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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