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Frontier Texas!

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Address: 625 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601-6041
Phone Number: +1 325-437-2800
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western heritage...

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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3rd time and still learned something

This was our third time and still enjoyed the interactive history lesson. And their gift shop was handy at the end of the self tour. Will visit again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our third time and still enjoyed the interactive history lesson. And their gift shop was handy at the end of the self tour. Will visit again!

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If I'm being honest I wasn't super interested in this place but my husband is from Texas and since we've moved here he wanted me and our daughters to have that knowledge of the state/area history. I figured it'd be torture with a 3 year old but both my daughters loved it! (Ages 7 and 3) The holograms and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The holograms and personal stories make history come alive. The grounds and artistic outdoor displays add to the charm, relaxation, and pleasure of the visit.

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Thank Raye L
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

That is a must see in Abilene. We arrived late there in the afternoon and only had 1.5 hours time. So we skipped the introduction video and rushed through. So many interesting things and a great idea with the different "guides" It reflects the time from a different point of view. So no right or wrong. After we came out,... More 

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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the place. It has all kinds of interesting artifacts (and reproductions) of objects from Texas history. There are many videos of actors and actresses portraying historical figures that appear within different exhibits (actual photos of the person are also contained within the exhibit, so you know what they really looked like). My 13 year old son and... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very informative and interactive. It kept my hyper 10 year old engaged and learning. It was definitely worth the stop.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Abilene to see this museum and we were not disappointed. The exhibits are laid out so that you can follow through from ancient times through to the end of the pioneer era. The artifacts are real, from weapons to hunting gear to the animals. The multi media presentation in the theater is the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot to see.. starting in the lobby all the advertisements and pamphlets for other attractions were supplied the staff was friendly the day we went they were having computer problems for credit cards, instead of holding us up they allowed us in we got to watch movies about the history walk through several exhibits some of which were three... More 

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Thank Vicki P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit in tiny Abilene, I always take my visitors there and they enjoy it and the little show at the end. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Abilene.

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Thank Kristy W
Alvarado, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazing museums I have been to. Not only are the sculptures and displays remarkable, but the holograms are just amazing! I could not believe they were holograms! So lifelike! Great way to learn about the history of Texas, some of the Indians, and the frontiersmen and women who forged the way for all of... More 

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