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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

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Ranked #126 of 387 attractions in Oklahoma
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is one of the places in US History that although small in acreage had a large impact on the development of the plains and westward expansion. Knowing what took place here and the causes behind it made this a moving and emotional experience for me. The visitor center is very good, the staff great, I do recommend the walk... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I brought our home-schooled 8 year old to Washita Battlefield for a field trip. We went in the middle of the day on a Sunday. We were the only visitors to the park during that time. The whole trip took around 2.5 hours. The visitor's center was very nice and the rangers were friendly. I was impressed... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The museum in the visitor's center was very nice. It's a great place to take your time and read the history of the battle. Outside the visitor's center is a short trail called the "Dust and Fire Trail". It gives a small sample of what pioneer life was like. There is a small cabin and a water-pumping windmill along the... More

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The staff was very friendly and shared history. They had a nice history museum area. The staff answered any questions. They also had a very nice picnic area. It was worth the little drive to get to it. Would stop here again!

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Rosemead, California
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48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I purposefully drove to Cheyenne, OK to see "Washita Battlefield National Historic Site". I wanted to see where Black Kettle had been killed. While doing the Chief Black Kettle Loop I learned that he and his followers were not allowed to camp with the more warlike members of his tribe (who already occupied the more defendable positions) and was thus... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Unfortunately we arrived at the end of the day and missed a couple of minutes of the film but we did get most of it. The film was most informative. For a quick overview the films shown at the visitor centers cannot be beat. The film details the misguided path we, at least our government, lead native Americans down for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Agree with the previous reviewer. The Park Service has done an excellent job at providing the public with a good perspective on what occured at the site. The visitor center is very well done, the historical informative video presntation gives a synopsis of the history of this location and the museum has quite a few artifacts. I also felt welcomed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Going to any kind of US gov't operated attractions these days gets me a little antsy as I await "PC" history revisionism (don't mean to sound so cynical, read on). Knowing what I did about the Washita battle, I was very interested in seeing it. I was very impressed that the US Park Service had a very unbiased orientation movie... More

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