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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

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Bozeman troubles

Watch the 12 minute movie in the visitor center for a painless lesson in both history and US/Indian... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Norfolk, Virginia
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Great history without the crowds

We stopped here between Little Bighorn Battlefield and Mount Rushmore. It is a quiet, out of the... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Christy C
Tulare, California
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Sheridan, WY
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Watch the 12 minute movie in the visitor center for a painless lesson in both history and US/Indian relations. Very helpful!

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We stopped here between Little Bighorn Battlefield and Mount Rushmore. It is a quiet, out of the way place. They have a visitor's center with a museum and a gift shop with a good book selection related to the fort/local history. We had the site...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We spent several very interesting hours at the interpretive center at the site of Fort Phil Kearny. Well worth it. We particularly enjoyed the meticulously hand-crafted dioramas and the video.

Thank 845barbw
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Off the interstate near Sheridan, Wyoming, this state historic site, was famous because, prior to Custer and Little Big Horn, it was the largest US Army loss of lives during the Indian wars in the 1800s. It is a reconstructed fort, since the Indians destroyed...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This small but historically significant site should be on every Western history buff's must see list if you are in the Billings or Sheridan area- it has a nice artifact display and film in the visitor center, the grounds of the fort are laid out...More

Thank gdp9pitt
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

Thank Marysland
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

Thank srmaertens
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
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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