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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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Ratingen, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Both from the didactic and the artifacs, this is a reason by itself to visit Abilene. The cowboy museum in Oklahoma city should visit this and make changes!!

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San Angelo, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Very good museum about frontier history. The life-size holographic figures used to tell their stories were really neat and so realistic. I loved them. The experience theater was also great. You really felt like you were in the middle of the action. It was a good place for senior adults as it was easy to walk around in and there... More

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oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

very good museum. shows a lot of the frontier life as it was during the Indian wars. Senior adults will enjoy this as this is the type of history we were taught in school. the gift shop is good and has a lot of books on Texas history.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

They have a nice collection of artifacts and some great sculpture. While i liked those i feel the museum is to centered around the videos from their chosen people in history. It is not drawn driectly diaries and letters, but an amalgam of current common belief. The focus on iterpretive history i found disappointing as well as the waits on... More

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Billings, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
57 helpful votes 57 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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