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Frontier Texas!

625 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601-6041
+1 325-437-2800
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Awesome

This place is very well done. My husband and I visited on a Saturday morning with my in-laws and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colleen B
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Austin, Texas
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Excellent Museum of the Frontier

The introductory video and holograms were absolutely fantastic! Well worth seeing if you are in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Norn B
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Conroe, TX, 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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“old west” (25 reviews)
“great museum” (18 reviews)
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625 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601-6041
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+1 325-437-2800
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"history lesson"
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"native americans"
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"early settlers"
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"gift shop"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is very well done. My husband and I visited on a Saturday morning with my in-laws and our teen girls and we all enjoyed it. It’s organized well with a lot of information and “modern” / interactive presentations with holograms and a video...More

Thank Colleen B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The introductory video and holograms were absolutely fantastic! Well worth seeing if you are in Abilene.

Thank Norn B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Frontier Texas! with a tour group and 2 hours flew by! They give you a real personal feel for the different groups that settled West Texas through the use of "spirit guides", 3D filmed actors who tell a little about themselves and their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Revisionist view of the wild west told in an informative setting with holograms. Lots of attention given to the people who ultimately lost their lands and not much given to the winners who accomplished great things in spite of them. Don't worry about being offended...More

Thank KTrouble
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large sign will direct you into this place with plenty of parking and picnic tables in front. There's a giant buffalo statue set to the side for photo-ops. Enter through a gift shop (and travel center). Restrooms are on the left and are clean....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museums are so much more engaging when they are interactive. Nothing can beat a talented docent but alas they are few and far between. This museum found the solution. Filmed characters projected holographically throughout the museum share their stories. You get quality presentations without having...More

Thank Cathy L
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Great museum! Timeline stared in the beginning all the way up until the late 1800's. Indians, cowboys, pioneers, and buffalo were covered in detail. The different trails that the cattle drives used were explained. The way it was presented was hi-tech. with holograms. There display...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We really enjoyed this museum. The hotel suggested it and it did not disappoint! The second movie is not to be missed. I really enjoyed the interactive hologram figures. It was interesting and really learned a lot.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable and informative. Start with a short movie. Then different booths set up with different characters from history in holograms. Not expensive for admission.

Thank Marie T
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Nice visitor center, museum and gift shop. Grounds to walk our dog. Friendly and informative employees. The area has few historical attractions, so this is a must

Thank ladyme1
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RandK1996
October 16, 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
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KayDarlene
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Kathy Ron D | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can view the grounds without paying admission.
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linbarg
June 14, 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.
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