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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 #1 of 11 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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Moulton, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Plenty of readable exhibits but for the easily bored or downright reluctant they also have short holographic presentations from actors portraying notable historic figures as well as an interesting introductory video featuring Buck Taylor of Gunsmoke fame and a 360 degree finale video complete with flashy lights and spinny stools. The museum itself isn't too short but just small enough... More 

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

Great to know you had fun! Sounds like you really enjoyed learning about the Old West. Hope you'll be back to see us next time you're in the area! Take care, Frontier Texas! Team More 

Ratingen, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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

We're glad your trip was made better by coming and seeing us! You're very kind and we hope that next time you're in the area you swing by and see us. All the best, Frontier Texas! Team More 

San Angelo, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 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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