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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
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

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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Great for History Lovers!

Very interesting museum - learned so much about the "Old West". Some of it was shocking and disturbing but, gives new perspective on life there and then. Educational and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum - learned so much about the "Old West". Some of it was shocking and disturbing but, gives new perspective on life there and then. Educational and interactive experiences are very well done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am from out of town, but had been by this place several times. I never went in as I honestly figured it was just some rinky dink little museum. When my wife decided to shop I figured I would take my two teenage girls with me and see what it was about. What a great decision! The attraction is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can do this in an hour,...but 90 minutes is better. The experience had a lot of history behind it...better than most introductory movie, nicely interact piece towards the end good for kids and adults

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is pretty easy to get to. The two staff members were very helpful and informative. The building was very clean and laid out well. This is a very good starting point if you're not sure what you want to see.

1 Thank stubbornme
Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Not a big museum but you are given a lot of information. Loved the viewed movies. A must visit.

1 Thank Jeanne C
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're curious about the early days on the Texas frontier, then Frontier Texas is a great place to visit. It's not a huge museum, but it does a good job of telling the story of the local Native American tribes (especially the Comanche people), the arrival of settlers, both white and black, and the interaction between the two groups.... More 

1 Thank Michael M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was shorter than we expected but was really great place to visit. Not necessarily great for small children, movie at end has loud noises and graphics that frightened our 3 and 4 year old, but they did enjoy the exhibits.

1 Thank sharkiegal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here and the kids loved all the holograms. Make sure to stay for the Frontier experience show. That was the family favorite. Right down the road is a great walk of story statues. It is really fun to do with the family as well and is close.

1 Thank Samantha G
Claremore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum had a great variety of items. Not too big or small. I liked the "actors" who told stories about the old west.

Thank karenmarieg1
Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Lots of exhibits , the films are very well done ,kept the grandkids interested and the adults. Give senior discounts

1 Thank philscott55

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