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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Kiowa County near near Eads and Chivington, CO
+1 719-383-5051
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An important part of our history

After driving for miles on dusty roads, we arrived at the site. A park ranger greeted us and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Bill C
New Hampshire
Emotional Visit to an important historical site

Although I had read a great deal about the tragedy that took place at Sand Creek, I was really... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
New Braunfels
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Kiowa County near near Eads and Chivington, CO
+1 719-383-5051

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

After driving for miles on dusty roads, we arrived at the site. A park ranger greeted us and provided a background of the site and its importance. We walked the trail to the memorial where another raner provided additional details of the surrounding area and...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Although I had read a great deal about the tragedy that took place at Sand Creek, I was really touched by the location. Since the entire area is sacred ground, you travel for miles on a dirt road to get to the site which is...More

Thank TravelingBubba
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This historic site is best prepared for by reading HALFBREED: the George Bent biography, to understand how Americans were mislead about the Plains Indians in the 1800s. Then arriving here one can imagine history taking place, the tragedy of a few overly zealous military men...More

Thank caroline m
Reviewed 26 September 2016

As a history buff this is one site I had longed to visit for years. I was disappointed. To get there you travel a rough/dusty road for miles. Once you arrive there isn't much information specific to the action that occurred there. Had I not...More

1  Thank Schofield1956
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The staff at the site give a great talk describing the history of the relations between the Arapahoe and Cheyenne tribes with the US that culminated with this massacre. After the talk, go visit the bluff where there is a memorial monument and contemplate the...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We went to Bent's Old Fort, Bent's New Fort and finished our tour at Sand Creek. As we left our car, we were met by a park ranger who gave us the history of this sad event. We walked the trail along the ridge overlooking...More

Thank mchafterdark
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lesson learning about the tragedy and remembering the lives lost. It is off the beaten path. Roads well maintained. Peaceful. The Rangers were nice and knowledgeable. They posed some questions to my son which he answered and earned his Jr ranger badge.

Thank GandGRoss
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were traveling the back roads on our way to Colorado and saw the sign for the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and decided to take a detour to visit it. We were surprised to find the site staffed by 2 rangers. Both were...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 7 August 2016

As other reviewers have inferred, a tragic reminder of man’s inhumanity to man. It is a long lonely drive out into the Colorado plains to get here. Just for the previously untold story here I think it well worth the journey. As the story is...More

1  Thank travelertoo2
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Out in the Middle of Nowhere on the High Plains of Colorado. Follow the signs. A Tragic part of American History that you will not read in textbooks. Upon arrival we were greeted by National Park Ranger Mario Medina, He was very personable and easy...More

2  Thank Calvin L
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Jeff S
9 October 2016|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
It will probably take you about 20 minutes. The gravel road really slows things down.