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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Sheridan, WY
+1 307-684-7629
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Not much there

We stopped here on our way from Buffalo to Cody and when we didn't see much, we decided to skip it... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
houstonnative47
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Missouri City, Texas
The site is great, but the interpretation needs more

The site of the 'Fetterman Massacre' is pretty much as it was back in the day, and the walk is... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
jinnea2018
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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A historic battlefield.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bozeman trail” (11 reviews)
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We stopped here on our way from Buffalo to Cody and when we didn't see much, we decided to skip it and drive on to Cody to see the Buffalo Bill Center. Maybe we will see it next time.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The site of the 'Fetterman Massacre' is pretty much as it was back in the day, and the walk is great - you can trace the entire battle area. But to call it a massacre is a misnomer and part of the continued racist vibe...More

1  Thank jinnea2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting place and kuddos to the person that came up with the guided lantern tours around Halloween!! Have been back to do that more than once!!

Thank ktdeed
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Any/all folks with an awareness/interest in American history need to invest an hour or so to discover this Site and learn of the settling of the west that is graphically displayed - and told - at this Historic Site. The State of Wyoming Park has...More

Thank JMAC2239
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The story of Fort Phil Kearny is told at the visitors center. See the videos and talk to the person working there to understand its significance. After the Army abandoned it, the Native Americans burned it down so there is really not much left to...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Visited the site on a cold and rainy day so was not able to walk around the grounds of the Fort. Nice visual display explaining the Fort and why it was important. Will come back again to walk the grounds.

Thank mswalleye
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Missed it going West but turned around at Sheridan and found this out of the way Historic site. There is parking on site and interpetive signs along with a museum with the history of this fort which was built to protect the Bozeman Trail which...More

Thank Monica58860
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The fort is a partial reproduction with foundations of the original. The visitor center is small but does have allot of artifacts and exhibits. You can also drive a few miles away and visit a memorial at the battlefield and walk a trail through it.

Thank Albert C
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Part of this Fort still stands, at least part of the front wall. There is a nice walking path within the Fort and a map that shows you where all the buildings once stood. They had a interactive center, but we didn't stop in there...More

Thank Baseballgirl1975
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

I've been interested in the Fetterman Fight (Battle of The 100 in Hand) for years. So I REALLY enjoyed seeing the place where it happened. We had an enthusiastic staff member give an overview of the battle at the museum, and watched the short film....More

1  Thank DisplacedColoradan
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arthur s
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Response from BlueStone2251 | Reviewed this property |
Most likely to see snakes (Milk, garter, hognose, & bullsnakes, are typical but not commonly encountered snakes), generally moving away. Non poisonous snakes outnumber our famous prairie rattler. While rattlesnakes inhabit... More
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