Frontier Texas is home to the General Store, where you'll find Texas souvenirs, canned goodies, and so much more!
90 minutes of hands-on adventure can be found in “Blood & Treasure on the Frontier.” Open daily, year-round.
Frontier Texas serves as a regional history museum, the visitor center for the Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail region and a great Texas-themed gift store. Open daily, year-round
All ages will enjoy the many opportunities to explore and learn about this region’s great history.
Big Country Pet Parade
It's a Howl-o-ween delight!
Belt Sander Races
Like nothing you have ever seen before!
Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"
This month in Texas history
Date: August 6, 1966
On this day, Houston oilman Ralph A. Johnston signed the deed transferring Paisano Ranch to the University of Texas. The 254-acre ranch, fourteen miles southwest of Austin, was the country retreat of J. Frank Dobie. After Dobie's death in 1964, a group of his friends and admirers, including O'Neil Ford, Peter Hurd, J. Lon Tinkle, and John Henry Faulk, undertook to preserve Paisano as a writers' retreat. Johnston, to whom Dobie had dedicated his last book, bought Paisano to take it off the market. A gala dinner and art auction in Houston helped raise the money to purchase the ranch from Johnston, who died two days after signing the deed over to the university. Since 1967, more than sixty native Texan writers have worked and lived at the ranch as recipients of Dobie Paisano Fellowships, awarded by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region