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“Historic fort”

Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in Sheridan
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Owner description: A historic battlefield.
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Yes, this is important part of history of Indian Wars. Site of Wagon Box fight and Fetterman Fight. Only time Indians really made an attack plan and carried it out so well.
They wiped of Captain Fetterman and 80 others. If Custer had not happened, this was worst defeat for US. vs Indians. Small fee, state site. People were knowledgeable but don't expect much of of reconstructed fort ad is was totally destroyed by Indians after the 1868 treaty and railroad bypasses Bozeman trail,

Thank 37sidneym
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Currently stuck in the middle of nowhere but cow fields, this fort did command a view wide and far. Empty fields that were so so important 150 years ago.

Thank ki0ki
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a little time reading the history and enjoying the museum. The actual fort was ok. Most items were being updated an not there. The neat thing was the layout of where buildings stood and how "small" things were compared to today's buildings (i.e. Barracks)

Thank Chris B
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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!

Thank Union502
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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 almost to ourselves until another family came as we were leaving. It was very peaceful. They have not rebuilt the buildings within the fort, but do have signs to let you know what was where. I especially liked the tubes that let you look at distant points and know you were looking at the right thing. There is also a picnic area with bathroom (pit) available on the grounds for a quiet lunch.

Thank Christy C
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