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Fort Fetterman State Historic Site

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Address: 752 State Highway 93, Douglas, WY 82633-9267
Phone Number: +1 307-684-7629

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General Crook, Spring of 1876

There isn't much there any more but it is very interesting if you like western American History. General Crook left Ft Fetterman in the spring of 1876 leading one of three... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Douglas, Wyoming
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Douglas, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't much there any more but it is very interesting if you like western American History. General Crook left Ft Fetterman in the spring of 1876 leading one of three columns to triangulate on and locate the Indians to take them back to the reservation. He met with the same Indians of the Battle of the Little Big Horn... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fort Fetterman was an important fort involved in the history of the Bozeman Trail and the development of state of Wyoming. Portugee Phillips, Malcolm Campbell Sheriff, etc lived in and around the Fort.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The city of Douglas was here. When they built the railroad, people move somewhere else, and use the wood from the old houses to build the new ones.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a site for visitors who are not on a tight time schedule....its seven miles west of Highway 59, near the intersection with I-25. There is no food and beverage in the vicinity. Only two buildings, the cemetery, the parade ground and a lot of foundations remain. This does not sound like much, but this is a site that... More 

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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The historic site was very informative and had many things to look at. Families would enjoy this very much.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Very little remains standing of the old fort. No interpretive interaction. Closes after Labor day. Not much to view and not much literature.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Since it was closed when we were there I can only judge the outside of the buildings. Would have loved to see the museum but it will have to wait for the next visit.

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

A little drive outside of Douglas but the scenery is well worth it. So much history here. Only 2 buildings still stand but the curator at the Fort gives you lots of info about how the fort functioned. A must for folks who love western history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

The officers quarters was very well preserved and had a lot of artifacts and history. The trail around the area was easy to travel and you had a beautiful view of the river. The ordinance building had a lot of well preserved artifacts as well but they did seem to have a pest problem.

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Silverdale, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Stopped by on my way to Casper. There are only two buildings remaining. Both of them have some nice displays of history and antiques from that period. The ten minute film was also interesting. Not a bad place to visit if in the area.

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