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Texas: Relive life on the frontier

Courtesy Frontier Texas

Frontier Texas, on more than six acres in historic downtown Abilene, transports visitors to the days of the Old West.

“It allows people to see how our part of Texas came about,” said Scott Clowdus, director of operations.

With the help of state-of-the-art technology, guests at the 14,000-square-foot museum experience attacks of Indians and wolves, stampeding buffalo, a prairie thunderstorm, a spring evening filled with fireflies and a shootout at a card game.

The story begins in 1780 and ends 100 years later.

Although Frontier Texas is not new — it was built in 2004 — it remains one of Abilene’s most popular off-site event venues.

Available after hours, the museum can handle up to 150 indoors and up to 1,200 outdoors in its large fenced grounds.