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Frontier Texas!

625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
+1 325-437-2800
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As a native Texan I am pretty familiar with our history but this visitor-friendly interactive... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Right-sized, well-designed museum

We decided to spend a night in Abilene while traveling on vacation, and made a point to visit this... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Houston, TX
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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
+1 325-437-2800
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

As a native Texan I am pretty familiar with our history but this visitor-friendly interactive museum added to my knowledge and appreciation of those who lived here before. I especially enjoyed the presentation that wraps up the self conducted tour and swiveling around to view...More

2  Thank Iteachtlc
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We decided to spend a night in Abilene while traveling on vacation, and made a point to visit this museum based on other favorable reviews. We were not disappointed. This is a right-sized, well-designed museum. The self-guided tour starts off with a short video that...More

2  Thank SoftwareBug
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed Frontier Texas!! I am a teacher and wish my school was closer than 7 hours, my students would love it!

2  Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Took all of the grandkids and they all got something out of the museum. The movies and the hands on exhibits caught their attention. The older gins were also of great interest. Great place to take children and adults on a very warm day.

2  Thank Fred S
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were on a multi day road trip between San Angelo, Texas and Amarillo. We'd been following an old west tour in a Fodor's guide and were scheduled to spend an afternoon in an art museum in Abilene. That morning I learned...More

3  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This was our third time and still enjoyed the interactive history lesson. And their gift shop was handy at the end of the self tour. Will visit again!

2  Thank Jason H
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

If I'm being honest I wasn't super interested in this place but my husband is from Texas and since we've moved here he wanted me and our daughters to have that knowledge of the state/area history. I figured it'd be torture with a 3 year...More

3  Thank irshgrl64
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The holograms and personal stories make history come alive. The grounds and artistic outdoor displays add to the charm, relaxation, and pleasure of the visit.

2  Thank Raye L
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

That is a must see in Abilene. We arrived late there in the afternoon and only had 1.5 hours time. So we skipped the introduction video and rushed through. So many interesting things and a great idea with the different "guides" It reflects the time...More

2  Thank Laird43
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I really enjoyed the place. It has all kinds of interesting artifacts (and reproductions) of objects from Texas history. There are many videos of actors and actresses portraying historical figures that appear within different exhibits (actual photos of the person are also contained within the...More

1  Thank Laura L
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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.
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