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Frontier Texas!

625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
+1 325-437-2800
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Well done Museum in downtown Abilene

The Museum is contained in the visitor center. Nicely done with a lot of information about the old... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fauzia T
Rockville, Maryland
via mobile
One of the best museums we've ever visited!

Four of us were headed to New Mexico from the midwest. Passing through Abilene for a gas station... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Surprise, Arizona
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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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625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Museum is contained in the visitor center. Nicely done with a lot of information about the old Texas frontier. I learned a lot about the American Indians in the area, along with the buffalo hunting and cattle drives. Informative.

Thank Fauzia T
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Four of us were headed to New Mexico from the midwest. Passing through Abilene for a gas station stop, we decided to walk into this museum for information and wound up buying tickets for the exhibit. It was one of the most interesting and informational...More

Thank GrandFan13
Reviewed 21 November 2017

1st class interactive history museum! We were ages 11-65. Everyone thought it was awesome. All of us will have a better understanding of the Texas frontier.

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 21 November 2017

So I found myself in the West Texas town of Abilene and had the pleasure of visiting Frontier Texas. This was no small-town roadside attraction! Instead, it was a sophisticated and obviously well-funded museum that included multi-media overviews, hologram "spirit guides" and a variety of...More

Thank 123jeffg91
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was a great place to learn about Texas. My wife and I were very pleased with how great this museum was. We learned how Texas came about form the days of the earlier settlers to the cattle drives and the railroad.

Thank brucek460
Reviewed 11 October 2017

No interest whatsoever in going. Why it was even made is perplexing. It sits on an old site where a metal scrapyard was. Rumor has it they paid a lot of money for a virtual worthless property. Abilene's unrelenting quest to build up downtown at...More

2  Thank 551foodie
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very well thought out museum, exhibition, interactive displays and film shows,very different and easy to follow and learn about the history of Texas

2  Thank pstratford1960
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The holographs are an outstanding part of this experience, along with the audios that leave you with lasting impression s.

1  Thank dallasfanfan
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Really enjoyed looking back in time and learning more about the Texas Frontier. Enjoyable experience.

Thank Malxx
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I actually really like Frontier Texas and think it's one of the best things in this town frankly. Even if you have been here before, it's always nice to go back and visit it again, because there's usually either something you didn't notice before or...More

1  Thank Sam R
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16 October 2017|
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Response from egraves888 | Reviewed this property |
This museum was excellent in that it has beautiful, colorful, real-to-life exhibits which are arranged in chronological order of history to explain the Texas frontier and the cattle industry. We learned a lot and were very... More
19 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy Ron D | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can view the grounds without paying admission.
15 June 2017|
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Response from TripleLily | Reviewed this property |
Two hours minimum. Really depends on how busy they are and how you pace yourself.