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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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My friend and I ventured out to this place while our husbands went hunting. We really enjoyed it. The exhibit was very engaging and educational. There were stories told by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I ventured out to this place while our husbands went hunting. We really enjoyed it. The exhibit was very engaging and educational. There were stories told by "spirits" of the past and I think all in all it painted a good picture of how the western expansion took place and the trials along the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There a lot of videos of historical people of the west and factoids that are interesting, but not geared towards younger kids. Wished there was more hands on stuff. Would not recommend to kids age 6-7 and under because some of the video content like indians kidnapping ppl and gun fights etc are shown in a dark room and are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Knew nothing about this new museum and was wowed from the start. Abilene is not the most exciting place I've ever lived or visited, but this museum truly brings the early history of the area and town to life i really engaging ways. It was a fantastic way to spend two hours and learn a whole lot in the process.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My son when to ACU and I had been by this place many times but never when it was open. When I finally went, I was pleasantly surprised at how modern and technically advanced the exhibits were. The grounds and sculptures were well thought out and maintained. The inside exhibits were educational and would appeal to most any age group.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 October 18, 2016 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 October 15, 2016

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 October 1, 2016 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.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

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

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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 

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