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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

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History buff heaven

I love history. This stop took us about 40 min. We only went to the fort and visitor center on this... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Marysland
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Maryland
Important Western History

This is a site that any Western history buff will want to see and learn about. Located on the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
srmaertens
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Big Horn, Wyoming
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A historic battlefield.
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love history. This stop took us about 40 min. We only went to the fort and visitor center on this trip. It is so cool to look across the valley to the ridge and see the silhouettes and imagine the Fetterman massacre being set...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a site that any Western history buff will want to see and learn about. Located on the Bozeman trail, this was an important frontier outpost in the 1860s-1870s

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

After spending 6 hours thoroughly enjoying a drive into the Big Horns out of Dayton Wyoming, I took the opportunity to visit for Phil Kearney and the Fetterman site. The interpretive center had a very knowledgeable host and he was enthusiastic about my visit and...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We stopped at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historical Site on Wed., Dec. 21st, which was the 160th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight. Normally we see the announcement in our local (Casper, Wy.) paper, and decide the roads, weather, etc. are not good to travel...More

1  Thank Monte H
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stopped here and spent about 3 hours reading and looking. This area is so rich in history. It is off the beaten path, but good signage will get you here. We pulled our 5th wheel over the back roads and there was plenty of...More

Thank diane h
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Historical site for sure. A lot of history before and after white made came. Their inter action with native indians. Also story about the end of fort. Good for few hours. This place is another example of how the white came and push the native...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stop in the visitors center and get a full explanation of the battle.battle. There is a brief movie well worth seeing. There are three sites that need to be viewed. Go to the fort/visitor's center first. Get an explanation of what happened. Go to the...More

1  Thank Marc D
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The fort site is huge. Best of all, the museum and the staff presentation was superb! The drive up to the Wagon Box Fight site is worth the trip. We missed the Fetterman Massacre site. Ah well next time.

1  Thank Albert T
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Established along the Bozeman Trail to protect travelers against Indian attack, the Fort was abandoned 2 years later and burned to the ground by the Indians. Today there is an outline of where the fort once stood. A small visitors center stands nearby with a...More

Thank pkmsMissouri
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The only thing that remains of the original Ft Kearny is a rusted piece of sawmill. They do have some good maps and you can walk through the boundaries of the original fort, as well as tour the visitor center. More hallowed ground, though, was...More

1  Thank Cruiser9901
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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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