There’s no better way to relive those early days on the Texas frontier than to visit Frontier Texas! and thanks to modern technology…it’s easy to do so. At Frontier Texas! visitors meet – at least figuratively – some of the real men, women and children who lived and died on the Texas Frontier.
Holographic “spirit guides” tell their tales first-hand in an interactive audio-visual “Century of Adventure” theatre. Frontier Texas delivers history lessons in the form of movie-like clippings projected onto screens. As you stand in front of the screens and listen to the characters narrate their life stories, you will swear that you are listening to real people. The life-like quality of the screen images will leave you in awe of what you saw as the images disappear at the end of the narration. Some of the characters are so real that you will find yourself completely immersed in their stories!
The grand finale to any visit to Frontier Texas! is to feel the thrills and hardships of frontier life in the multimedia Frontier Experience Theatre. This theatre-in-the-round puts visitors right smack dab in the middle of Indian raids, wolf attacks, buffalo stampedes, saloon shootouts, prairie thunderstorms and even a lovely spring evening filled with fireflies. Something to note before you begin your adventure: all scripts and exhibits were created with a commitment to historical accuracy, making Frontier Texas! a truly enriching, educational experience with the past.
This forts-style complex also houses the Texas Forts Trail Visitors Center, full of additional information about Abilene and the region. Furthermore, there is a great gift shop that sells lots of Texas-themed gifts, t-shirts and books published by Texas writers. Overall, this attraction is great for all ages! From the young to the young at heart—everyone will learn a lot and have a lot of fun while doing so! Frontier Texas! is located at 625 N. 1st St. in downtown Abilene, Texas. They are open daily from Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $8-adults; $6-ages 60+ and military; $5 or students and teachers with ID; $4- ages 3-12; and free for children younger than age 3. For more information, call 325-437-2800 or visit www.frontiertexas.com.