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Wonderful and informative

Loved this place! Informative and engaging. Easy to navigate and full of modern technology... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cindy H
Austin, Texas, United States
via mobile
better than I expected

when you drive into the parking lot of this simple building you may wonder what you're getting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Noel E
Yuma, 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...more
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625 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79601-6041
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! Informative and engaging. Easy to navigate and full of modern technology. Recommend to any age.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 5 days ago

when you drive into the parking lot of this simple building you may wonder what you're getting? what you're getting is very good displays and interaction "holograms." the small but adequate gift shop leads you into the Texas frontier of yesterday. the "holograms' are excellent...More

Thank Noel E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum to learn about Texas history! The old west gun collection is phenomenal, so if you want to see first hand the evolution of guns from 1800s-1900s spend plenty of time admiring. The welcome video is great, and rated G. However, the experience theater...More

Thank jaredites1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Abilene the major part of my life, but had never seen Frontier Texas until I took my grandkids there last week. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the material and exhibits presented there. The "spirit" guides are a nice touch...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Norn B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank WendyHappiness1
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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
Tex_Jeff, General Manager at Frontier Texas!, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey KTrouble, thanks for visiting our museum and taking the time to post a review. Sorry we didn't live up to your expectations and standards for a history museum with our choice of content. Trust me when you I tell you our goal is not...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

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

Thank wendyquest
Reviewed 22 May 2018 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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Response from Q8369YGchristopherl | Reviewed this property |
When I went we did not have our pets with us and I did not see anyone with them. Sorry I could not be of more help.
30 June 2018|
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Response from Fauzia T | Reviewed this property |
I think only service dogs are allowed in the museum.
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