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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Sheridan, WY
+1 307-684-7629
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Worth the Stop

If you are traveling through Sheridan and have time, you'll enjoy the Fort. Its not a place to... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
282brentw
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Roland, Oklahoma
Great history of Fetterman massacre

On the Bozeman trail with excellent information on Fetterman massacre and "brief" history of the... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
Terry M
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A historic battlefield.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you are traveling through Sheridan and have time, you'll enjoy the Fort. Its not a place to spend all day, but its a great opportunity to teach the family about the Indian Wars. Our 10 year old enjoyed using her imagination as we shared...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

On the Bozeman trail with excellent information on Fetterman massacre and "brief" history of the fort. Very helpful staff helped explain and pointed our relevant landmarks to bring history to life.

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

A chance for travelers to learn about the Fetterman "Massacre" (note, it is a massacre when the Indians won, a battle if the army won), Red Cloud, the thievery of land by the U.S. government, the lies and deceit practiced by the government (on going...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Lured into an ambush, US Soldiers took the bait and went beyond limits set by orders. The heat of battle / fog of war, caused a greater loss of life trying to save civilians. Great views of the Bighorn foothills, historic trails, and a more...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Great opportunity for a young person to learn to hunt safely. Many pheasants and sharptail grouse. Hunters with excellent bird dogs to help retrieve birds. Wonderful historical battlefield site with information about the battle.

Thank 216wayner
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

The best time to go is when a reenactment takes place. One such date is December 21, every year. This is when the battle of Hundred in the Hand took place, also known as the Fetterman Massacre, in 1866. The museum is excellent and although...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2015

there's not much left of the actual fort because the Lakota burned to the ground but it is laid out. Visitor center is fascinating and well documented. The visit is worthwhile if for no other reason to get a perspective on the clash between the...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Just off I90 a few miles. Excellent place to stop. Great museum and the staff was very informative. A must stop for history buffs!

Thank Roberta T
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

By visiting these sites you get a broader view of the West, the conflicts, the military, the settlers and the Indians. This fort was only in existence for two years yet had one of the worst battles in the number of military members lost..only one...More

Thank floridatravelgal
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Interpretive Center is informative and well staffed. A nice video as well. Staff is helpful and gives a nice overview of the site. The Fort doesn't exist anymore but the site is well marked out and good for a stroll. There is no shade...More

Thank Javier V
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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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