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Fort Phantom Hill

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Address: Abilene, TX
Phone Number: 325-677-1309
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Just a roadside stop

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited the hill late afternoon during the week. Its a 20 min drive north of Abilene, and a peaceful drive. The fort holds many ruins spread out over several acres, and there are plenty to view. The walk is a trail, not paved, as it should be. Clean, well kept and a wonderful place to shoot photographs and listen to... More 

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G-Patch, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This family of history dorks absolutely LOVED this place! WOW! The history was everywhere. I'd never heard of Ft Phantom Hill before, so it was a pleasant surprise. My kids had a fantastic time, and we enjoyed walking the grounds. The only drawback is that is wasn't easy to find because EVERY map leads you to the wrong place. Just... More 

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Indianapolis
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Drove north of Abilene in search of Fort Phantom Hill. It is about a 10 mile drive from I20. In other words, just when you think you missed a sign, you see the remains of the chimneys of quarters. The park area gives you a layout of the fort and it is a self guided tour. It is a little... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the old structures turned out to be great, the night I was there taking photos the Milky way was viewable

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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