Frontier Texas!

Frontier Texas!, Abilene: Hours, Address, Frontier Texas! Reviews: 4.5/5

Frontier Texas!
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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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houston188 contributions
Wow...just wow!
Jul 2021
This is a must do in Abilene. We did not expect a great deal, and frankly thought it might be a little cheesy. Boy were we wrong! The museum is dedicated to the stories of folks who lived through the early days of this part of Texas, from Indian tribal leaders to Cynthia Parker to buffalo hunters and average folks trying to make their way. The layout takes you on a journey through the eyes of "spirit guides", who are actors recreating actual people and telling of their experiences. The technology behind bringing these "spirit guides" to life is worthy of any big city museum. There are a couple of film segments, one in a 360 degree theatre that puts you in the middle of the action. All in all a wonderful couple of hours and more than worth the admission price Kudos to the museum designers!
Written August 12, 2021
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Wendy D
Jasper, Alabama, United States70 contributions
Pleasant Surprise!
Aug 2021 • Family
We went to Frontier Texas out of curiosity and we were pleasantly surprised! We love history and this is a very cool interactive experience. We spent 1.5 hours and didn’t see everything! There were so many interactives of historical profiles who told their personal stories…including how Billy the Kid really died. The gun artifacts are pretty cool. We really enjoyed this museum experience! Gift shop is pretty good, too! Probably the best part was military personnel and family got in free on this day.
Written August 6, 2021
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dianawaites
Pinehurst, TX74 contributions
Huge buffalo skull photo op stop
Jul 2021
Didn’t have time to go inside the building, just wanted a quick photo op while on a oddity roadside attractions road trip .

There is a huge buffalo skull inside the gates on Frontier Texas. You cannot get to it unless the business is open, but it is in the yard and you do not have to pay just to enter the yard. There are also cool buffalo weather vanes.

The skull is cute for small kids because they can climb inside the eye sockets of the skull and then slide down the nostril. Fun photo op stop
Written July 13, 2021
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Karen Y
Owensboro, KY15 contributions
Disappointed
Jul 2021 • Friends
Very disappointed in continuing the trend of romanticizing of the old west.
Indian is not an accurate term. The video at the start gave me hope until that word kept popping up. The technology and visual presentation is great…fix the rest.
Written July 9, 2021
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Garzafun
8 contributions
Relive the Texas West!
Jun 2021
My favorite part of this experience was learning about our amazing history right here in West Texas through art, photographs, drama, and interactive screens. It was also helpful that some of the main ideas and characters were repeated throughout the exhibit.
My and my son totally LOVED it!
Written July 1, 2021
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Kemal Celik
Istanbul, Turkey217 contributions
Nice and Informative
Mar 2021
It was on our way back to home from Houston towards LA through,so we wanted to stop by in several cities and places to rest in town and see some museums.This was one of them.It’s a holographic museum with lots of west alive informations.Old times with little details and lovely pictures.Interestingly took couple
Of hours,we loved it and enjoyed the tour.It’s was 8 bucks with a coupon that my friend found online.Worthed.
Written March 19, 2021
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Grace
Texas155 contributions
Informative and very glad I came
Mar 2021 • Couples
This is a great museum to visit while In Abilene, Tx. It provides a great deal of information about the history of the Native American people, their hardships, the Buffalo, cattle drives, weapons, and so much more. You will not leave disappointed.
Written March 6, 2021
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Genise W
Charleston, SC1 contribution
Texas History A+
Feb 2021 • Friends
Really enjoyed the Frontier Texas experience. Very interactive and great displays and holograms. May not be for very young children.
Written February 2, 2021
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Ozarktraveler12
Bentonville, AR99 contributions
Engaging and educational
Oct 2020 • Solo
This is the first museum I've seen holograms used this extensively. It provided a human aspect to sharing information about different professions. There were a number of artifacts (arrowheads, buffalo, teepee, guns, stagecoach, etc) and reading material along with 2 movies. The second one was in the round. The museum covers Indians, buffalo kills, cattle drives, first settlers, establishment of mail delivery, and life in this area. I read and watched everything and took pictures and it took 2.5 hrs. I had a discount coupon so it cost $8. I had most areas of the museum to myself.
Written October 18, 2020
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ontheroadwithbev
111 contributions
Bringing history alive
Oct 2020
Simply the most creative museum with holographic technology, theater in the round and dramatic story telling.... literally bringing the history of the west alive!
Written October 9, 2020
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Frontier Texas! is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM