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Frontier Texas!

625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
+1 325-437-2800
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Great place to visit

This was a great place to learn about Texas. My wife and I were very pleased with how great this... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
brucek460
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Sun City Center, Florida
No interest in going

No interest whatsoever in going. Why it was even made is perplexing. It sits on an old site where a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
551foodie
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Dallas, Texas
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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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  • Poor1%
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625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
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+1 325-437-2800
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a great place to learn about Texas. My wife and I were very pleased with how great this museum was. We learned how Texas came about form the days of the earlier settlers to the cattle drives and the railroad.

Thank brucek460
Reviewed 10 October 2017

No interest whatsoever in going. Why it was even made is perplexing. It sits on an old site where a metal scrapyard was. Rumor has it they paid a lot of money for a virtual worthless property. Abilene's unrelenting quest to build up downtown at...More

Thank 551foodie
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very well thought out museum, exhibition, interactive displays and film shows,very different and easy to follow and learn about the history of Texas

2  Thank pstratford1960
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The holographs are an outstanding part of this experience, along with the audios that leave you with lasting impression s.

1  Thank dallasfanfan
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Really enjoyed looking back in time and learning more about the Texas Frontier. Enjoyable experience.

Thank Malxx
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I actually really like Frontier Texas and think it's one of the best things in this town frankly. Even if you have been here before, it's always nice to go back and visit it again, because there's usually either something you didn't notice before or...More

1  Thank Sam R
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The Frontier Texas Museum is a definite must. My husband and I were just passing through Abilene when we saw the Frontier Museum. We decided to stop in. The history and exhibits were extremely well displayed in artifacts and visuals. There are two theaters giving...More

1  Thank RandK1996
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of this history museum which is very detailed with beautiful murals combined with real-life objects (tepees, wagons, stagecoach). There are several holograms of historical frontier people telling their story of dangers & hardships they experienced as they carved out their...More

1  Thank egraves888
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Great place to bring out of town guests or just to learn more about the local history. Have been several times and always find something new.

1  Thank janviss
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Took our grandkids there while they were visiting for the summer. We all had a wonderful experience. This place is very well done and if you like finding out about the history of this area this is the place!

1  Thank oldblueroadking
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RandK1996
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
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KayDarlene
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.
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linbarg
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.
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