We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Frontier Texas!

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 625 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone Number:
+1 325-437-2800
Website
Today
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 331 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 234
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
A Great To Learn History

Frontier Texas is a well planned, designed, and executed history lesson of Texas. The video support of two movies that provide some experiential learning about life on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Richard S
,
Abilene, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 326: English reviews
Abilene, Texas
Level Contributor
303 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Frontier Texas is a well planned, designed, and executed history lesson of Texas. The video support of two movies that provide some experiential learning about life on the frontier and the holographic images of many Texan's who tell their story of life on the frontier. Take your children to experience this place. It might help them understand how luck we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard S
Homer, Michigan
Level Contributor
67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to learn about the history of Texas in that area. The wide use of technology in many of the exhibits was amazing. It was interesting for all ages.

Helpful?
Thank 756rickc
Marquette, Michigan
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have 2 different movies, one to start you off and 1 at the end. Both were very good. There are numerous displays broken down by sections, and all have interactive exhibits, and cover all areas of each. This is a great museum for families or even for just adults, and the price is very reasonable.

Helpful?
Thank updragonfly56
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours at this great museum. The use of technology was certainly impressive! It's definitely worth the regular admission fee but finding the discount coupon online was an added benefit! Check it out when in Abilene.

Helpful?
1 Thank Margaret C
Crane, Texas
Level Contributor
164 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place to learn about early Texas history and early Indians many great artifacts and early handguns​ and rifles.

Helpful?
Thank Tim L
El Dorado Springs
Level Contributor
58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the nicest little museum. Friends took us on a day trip to Abilene when we were visiting last weekend and this was one of the stops. It is very different. The historical characters seem to be speaking and they are looking directly AT you. This is the first place a person visiting that area of Texas needs to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Billy B
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for kids and adults, alike. There are plenty of interactive exhibits that provide learning for everyone. There are also cool artifacts.

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth W
WALLED LAKE
Level Contributor
43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum does a very good job of presenting the history of the area. The displays are well done & there is a lot of information provided in an interesting way. The holograms are a clever way of telling some of the stories. We spent more time there than expected and learned a lot. As non-residents, we were able to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rhonda T
Eastland, Texas
Level Contributor
88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I visited Frontier Texas when we bought a pass to tour various places in Abilene. It is very interactive and has things for many age groups to do. We loved the talking holograms that told the history of the Abilene area.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy H
Lubbock, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Lynette N

Travellers who viewed Frontier Texas! also viewed

 

Been to Frontier Texas!? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Frontier Texas! and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Frontier Texas! staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?