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Frontier Texas!

625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
+1 325-437-2800
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A great museum

We were hesitant, even with previous reviews, if this would be worth a visit. It was. High... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Great Learning Experience

A great way to learn about the history of West Texas. Their technology is pretty cool and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Abilene, United States
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
+1 325-437-2800
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were hesitant, even with previous reviews, if this would be worth a visit. It was. High quality, interactive, engaging and very informative. We would highly recommend Frontier Texas! to anyone wanting to learn more about west Texas.

Thank mykim71
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great way to learn about the history of West Texas. Their technology is pretty cool and intuitive. There is something for all ages and a visit I'd recommend for all families and visitors new to the area.

Thank RodL66
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Learn about early settlers in Texas, the excitement and the hardships. But what makes this unique and worth your time is the computer generated holographics, and the special effects...when you watch the cattle drive, you can feel the ground shake and see the dust flying...More

Thank Shopr54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The holographic characters in this amazing exhibit take the viewer on a journey through the old west frontier that both entertains and informs.

Thank NYCfanAustin_TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too often these days history is watered down and cleansed to be politically correct to the point of rewriting reality. The Frontier Texas! museum does an outstanding job of giving us an sense of what the real frontier was like from a number of different...More

Thank dagmara56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought a group of seniors taking a tour of the Texas Panhandle and enjoyed this museum very much! Well worth the time to visit

Thank a116jxb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this attraction while visiting Abilene. Focused on life on the Plains over time, it’s nicely organized and easy to see. It begins with a very nicely done introductory movie, then sends you in to see some exceptional exhibits using holographic technology. Many of...More

Thank rrkessler
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

A great place to take family or friends. Captures history of Texas and Abilene. Displays with holograms that answer Your questions about History. Many brochures on State of Texas attractions. Great learning center.

Thank jim f
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must-see for anyone visiting Abilene. The holograms are so entertaining. They make history come alive for you. It covers all the frontier of Texas beginning with the Indians, then the pioneers & settlers. You see gunslingers & actual guns are on display....More

Thank linbarg
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I was genuinely surprised with how well down this museum was down. From the outside it looks pretty small bit they've really put a lot of thought and information into their exhibits and have made enough of them interactive to help keep small children entertained...More

Thank BenandJess804
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy Ron D | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can view the grounds without paying admission.
14 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.
10 April 2015|
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Response from Marianela L | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of a visitor's package (there is a group package). When we went, we bought the tickets at the museum's box office. Sorry for not being that helpful! For more information, you may want to check the web pages... More