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Santa Fe Trail Tracks

West Highway 50, Dodge City, KS
620-225-8186
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Dodge City
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut formations dating from the nineteenth century can be clearly seen today.
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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to see the trail tracks from the old wagons going west. Cannot imagine the tenacity and courage that those people had. Just a tip..go early in the day during summer. Sure is hot there in August in middle of afternoon.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wasn't alot of hupla at the stop, but since I am a history buff, and had ancestors come across the plains on the Santa Fe trail.... I was so exciting to see the tracks that they actually made and know that I was able to be where they traveled...

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Kingwood, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We weren't able to find the tracks since it was summer and everything is overgrown, but oh those swaying grasses!! There were barn swallows nesting above the exhibits and grasshoppers bounded on the fields. We stayed almost an hour just because it was so lovely!

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Between the 1820's and 1870's thousands of covered wagons transversed the Santa Fe Trail which started in Independence, MO and ended in Santa Fe, NM. At this location, one can actually seem the remnants of the ruts created by these wagons. As an added bonus, standing on top of the hill, you can see forever across the Kansas plains.

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Helena, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The signage is very good leading to the end of the nice pathway, but the ruts were not obvious to us. There should be some sign or marker indicating the path of the trail. In the positive, the view is very nice and the site is very peaceful.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was disappointed as the original trail is not that evident. I am a history nut and wanted to get a true sense of the trail and the "adventure" of the pioneers. At least I can say I was there.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
18 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It's free, walk in the orig ruts of the ancesters passing by thru numerous trails as seen a bit west od Dode City, KS. There is a short walk to the end of the concrete path with various wild plans new to us. We photod lots of them and got once in a lifetime pice of us on the frables... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A little bit of history plus a excellent stop for a great Kansas sunrise photos. Ruts are plainly visible.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It doesn't take long, but, it is neat to see the actual trail and Soule's Canal remnants. I went at sunset and it was a very peaceful place to watch the sunset and learn a little history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Nice walkway and markers explaining points of interest regarding the old pioneers trail. Parking area nice and neat to get to see the actual ruts from the wagon wheels that crossed the praire over 150 years ago opening up the west to expansion. It represents an era or American history that is nice to experience while it lasts. Awesome sunset... More

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