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Fort Phantom Hill

Abilene, TX
325-677-1309
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Abilene
Type: Historic Sites
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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Although it takes determination to find this fort, it's worth it. As you drive toward it, the sense of isolation and loneliness actually closes in on you and you realize on a soul-level how difficult it must have been for the soldiers stationed out here. This fort is in ruins, but that doesn't spoil anything. Just close your eyes, be... More

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Benbrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Anyone who enjoys authentic history should stop off at Ft Phantom Hill. Like many others, we had a lot of trouble finding it. Ignore the GPS directions - go north up West Lake Rd (fm600) from I-20 and keep going past the Ft. phantom baptist church. There will be a paved parking area and flagpole on the right, you can't... More

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alloa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

we like to follow history, and this was very good and the site as clean and tidy, even had restroom facilities, in the open countryside that is a bonus. Would be nice if some organisation could rebuild this Fort and then we would see the full story clearer..

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Dallas, Tex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Having attended the Texas annual HOG Harley Davison rally in Alibene, my group had the opportunity to visit several Fort north and south of Abilene. Honestly I can say that the one which took my breath away was Fort Phantom Hill. There are several remaining building and sites to take in as well as a self-guided tour that is worth... More

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Galveston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Clean restrooms nice location in the middle of no where. Its a oner but worth walking around once. What you will find are a couple still standing structures that are barred off and locked. There are several chimney stacks on site from several buildings. They also have a canon on display one wagon and a pull trailer. I went when... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stopped here on our way back home from vacation during spring break and spent over an hour exploring the site. First of all, in case you don't know, it is free of charge to check this place out. It's really an awesome place and my kids loved it...my 9year old daughter grabbed a map and we followed the trails... More

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Yucca Valley, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I must say that once we finally found this attraction, we enjoyed it. But, all the directions on the website as well as on the GPS were way off! Took us a while to find it. It is a totally self guided tour and there are not a lot of ruins still there so you do have to use some... More

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Historic ruins of a frontier fort. Great walking guide to the fort - free! Had what seemed to be fairly new restrooms.

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Flatwoods, Kentucky
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Fort Phantom Hill was larger than I expected it to be with many stone structures still standing. Would like to see walking paths extended to all structures so as to not have to walk thru grassy areas.

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Unadilla, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Interesting site to visit.. you can almost feel the history as you walk the paths of this old fort...

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