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Address: Abilene, TX
Phone Number: 325-677-1309

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Cool History Spot!

We have actually visited Fort Phantom Hill on several occasions with my daughter who is attending college at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene. It is amazing to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
James T
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Marshall, Texas
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east texas usa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Super-interesting detour to a lesser known fort. Well- marked and tended and very peaceful out there.

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Some nice chimney stack ruins to walk by in a quiet state park. A good stop over if you are in Abilene.

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Mobile, Alabama
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381 reviews 381 reviews
231 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I love visiting historical sites so I couldn't pass this place up when visiting the area. It is a beautifully kept park and is very informative with the map and history. The place just didn't like me too well and I kept having bad luck lol. I fell twice and ended up in huge thorny twigs out of my own... More 

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Marshall, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have actually visited Fort Phantom Hill on several occasions with my daughter who is attending college at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene. It is amazing to see the foundation and chimneys for the buildings that housed the soldiers still standing. The fireplaces were HUGE. It probably speaks to the severity of the west Texas plain winters. I bet it... More 

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anywhere
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Desolate remains of an old Texas fort - well worth the stop. It is in the middle of nowhere, the nice thing is that there are never any tourists there - so you have free roam of the place. History interesting - well worth the detour if you enjoy history!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited as a curiosity. It's nice that folks wish to preserve the history of the area, yet there is not much to see. Fortunately, the free pamphlet provided substantial info and we were able to visualize how busy and important this fort was during its day.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There were lots of ants - if you stood still for more than a few seconds, you were bitten by fire ants. I felt that the stop could have been made better with a little effort.

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Abilene, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We can here after seeing the list of forts at the Frontier West Museum. It was a cold, windy December morning when made our self guided tour...perfect to imagine what life was really like. Well kept and clean it was a treat.

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Columbia, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's easy to get to but for some reason GPS's don't work, nor does any website have accurate instructions. From downtown Abilene, just get on West Lake Drive and go north. According to our odometer, it is not quite 12 miles north of where you cross I-20, on your right. We went at sunset, and it was magical. The wind... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stopped by this historical location on a mild but chilly December afternoon and had a nice stop for an Abilene tourist attraction. This historical site was begun when the US army of 1851 marched from Fort Belknap (another fun tourist stop) to this place known as Phantom Hill. There is great information provided at the site about all the... More 

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