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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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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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We really enjoyed our trip. It was educational and entertaining. I'm so proud that Abilene has something of this excellence

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Snyder, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip. It was educational and entertaining. I'm so proud that Abilene has something of this excellence

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a native Texan I am pretty familiar with our history but this visitor-friendly interactive museum added to my knowledge and appreciation of those who lived here before. I especially enjoyed the presentation that wraps up the self conducted tour and swiveling around to view it from the nifty little stools, Whee! Nice gift shop, beautiful building and grounds wirh... More 

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to spend a night in Abilene while traveling on vacation, and made a point to visit this museum based on other favorable reviews. We were not disappointed. This is a right-sized, well-designed museum. The self-guided tour starts off with a short video that gives the visitor a quick initiation about the museum experience. After that, visitors are "led"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed Frontier Texas!! I am a teacher and wish my school was closer than 7 hours, my students would love it!

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took all of the grandkids and they all got something out of the museum. The movies and the hands on exhibits caught their attention. The older gins were also of great interest. Great place to take children and adults on a very warm day.

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on a multi day road trip between San Angelo, Texas and Amarillo. We'd been following an old west tour in a Fodor's guide and were scheduled to spend an afternoon in an art museum in Abilene. That morning I learned about a state of the art museum about the Texas frontier that had been built... More 

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Thank Mark S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Jason H
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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