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Frontier Texas!

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Address: 625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
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+1 325-437-2800
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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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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Best Museum Ever

Frontier Texas! is one of my favorite museums to visit. It is a totally modern and new experience unlike any museum you have ever visited.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lynette N
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Frontier Texas! is one of my favorite museums to visit. It is a totally modern and new experience unlike any museum you have ever visited.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was larger than expected. There's quite a bit of technology spread throughout the museum with spirit guides and other videos. This technology allowed interaction between artifacts and participants. I really enjoyed the round room and the round stools that allowed you to spin around and watch the entire circle theater. It had quite a collection of rifles and... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to frontier texas before, but my husband hadn't so we decided to go. He isn't much for museums and things like that, so I wasn't sure if he would like it or not. But he did! He was fascinated with the area history and all the holograms and displays in there. Recommend visiting Frontier Texas if you... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

90 minute interactive exhibits including paintings, stage coach, and much more. Price for seniors only $7.00.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandchildren and they looked it, they couldn't get enough out of it. Very informative and educational.

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Thank Naomi M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Abilene and it took us far too long to visit this impressive presentation of Texas history. We were particularly impressed other the obvious effort to present balanced perspectives in the cowboys and Indians lives. It's a hard history in many ways, as is most of mankind's. I was surprised at how much I learned and was incredibly... More 

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Thank Jamie C
Abilene
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an excellent place to visit, you can't leave Abilene without visiting this exciting museum..

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had the opportunity to visit a site that has been on my list since my arrival in the Abilene area. I will admit that I am a history buff and enjoy learning about the locations surrounding my home. I had heard about this site from friends and on line, but was not prepared for what I saw when... More 

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Woodstock GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to learn about the history of West Texas and the Texas Plains. Recommended for Adults and kids (I would skip the second visual show if you are with small young kids - it may be a bit scary for them) - Cost was well worth it (Adult 10 Military both active and retired $7 -... More 

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Mitchell, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best history museums we have visited. Great for adults and keeps the interest of kids. Be sure to stay through the end.

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