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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

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Address: Sheridan, WY
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A historic battlefield.

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Cow Pies and Magpie Droppings

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 we spoke for about 20 minutes, I purchased a book to take back to Minnesota... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the 100 plus miles to Story, but this year we had an unusual break in... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 room in the parking lot. Very peaceful place to have a picnic lunch.

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Kingwood, TX, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Indian away for their interest.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 killing grounds...about 3 miles away. An easy drive. Then go the scene of the wagon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 short film and some exhibits along with a small gift shop. A great place to... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the nearby site of the Dec 1866 massacre of nearly 80 soldiers from the fort,... More 

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

So much history here. The self guided tour is a must! You feel like you were there when all of this really took place. The people at the Fort site were so helpful! Answered all of our questions with great clarity. You can tell they take great pride in their jobs and this historic place!!

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great place to take a break if driving south from Sheridan. Clean rest rooms, friendly knowledgeable staff and nice historic site. From the pictures and website I did not expect much. Don't be fooled this is a hidden gem just off the highway. Well done museum with several displays and two battlefields just beyond the fort. Thank you to the... More 

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