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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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

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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High quality museum and exhibits.

Plan to take about 3 hours or more, as 2 hrs will be missing a lot of neat info. There is a intro video and then there are on the walls large round cylinders with four sets of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
decatur, tx
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decatur, tx
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162 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan to take about 3 hours or more, as 2 hrs will be missing a lot of neat info. There is a intro video and then there are on the walls large round cylinders with four sets of printed info as you finish ea side you manually turn the cylinder and read the next set and so on till all... More 

Thank jojogo2
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the main attractions in Abilene, this should be on your list of places to visit while in the area. We didn't find admission was too expensive or that the souvenir shop any more so. T-shirts etc. were very reasonably priced compared to some places we have visited. The video is worth watching and very informative as are all... More 

Thank Peter I
Lewisville, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting but a little expensive for such a short, little tour of the facility. Offers some decent souvenirs, but at some cost. Worth a visit.

1 Thank MelodysVisits
Abilene, United States
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frontier Texas! is a wonderful presentation of history of life from 1780 - 1880 in the northwest/panhandle of Texas. The museum covers the lives of eight people who lived in this area, including Cynthia Ann Parker. Indians, cowboys, soldiers, wagon trains and cattle drives were all a part of the western frontier.

Thank Bob W
Abilene, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was definitely unique, and educational, but absolutely nothing thrilling at all. Fun, yes. Spectacular? NO.

Thank DAVE8813
Lufkin, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren (ages 5 & 9) to this fascinating museum. Kids were entertained and we all learned a great deal about early Texas history. The 360 degree theater was awesome. Younger children may be scared by the sound effects. The five year old was in Poppy's arms!! We will be back!

Thank Lynda H
Shreveport, Louisiana
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Have been to this museum twice now and have real enjoyed it a lot. My companions really enjoyed it. Highly recommended it.

Thank eeyoreluvr1
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A wonderful treasure in Abilene. It was an awesome and educating experience on some things that involved the Texas frontier and does not downplay what was done to the Native Americans. The facility is top notch. The gift center has great items and the staff are super friendly. Well worth the trip.

1 Thank Elijah M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We were very impressed indeed in the amount of detail in this exhibition. It really brought the past to life and gave us a sense of the hardships of Texas back in the day

2 Thank Margaret L
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Weather you passing through or staying in Abilene please plan on stopping by. I grew up around Abilene but had not been back in many years and found this gem. I wish it had been there when I lived there. My family loved the history and artifacts. This isn't a boring museum but interactive and very informative. This is truly... More 

2 Thank Emmasjimmybear

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