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Address: West Highway 50, Dodge City, KS
Phone Number: 620-225-8186
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Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut...
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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Great Historical Visit for Kids.

Visited one of the Santa Fe location markers and took a visitor out to see the Black Pool on our families property, homesteaded by my great grandparents in the late 1800's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited one of the Santa Fe location markers and took a visitor out to see the Black Pool on our families property, homesteaded by my great grandparents in the late 1800's.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You can actually visit history which others can only read about. Stand there for a moment and imagine the challenges and struggles the settlers endured. Imagine the stories they told to pass the time during the long trip.

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Weeki Wachee, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There's nothing there cept a farmer's field!..what a wasted trip!..there are no tracks except farm implement tracks..don't know what other reviewers were smoking when they were there!

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West Helena, Arkansas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I love history and it is awsome to stand where so many wagon trains traveled. Had to walk up a small rise but once you got there you could see the tracks. It just makes you think about the people that rode across there and what they went through so long ago.

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Tulsa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I enjoyed walking out and seeing the wagon trail and reading the history of the trail. It is fascinating how the wagon trails are so easily to see. It is on the side of highway 400/50 west of Dodge City. Worth going to see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is the only worthwhile attraction in Dodge City, in my opinion. We went in January and the ruts in the ground were very obvious. There were some great interpretive panels that explained the basics about the Santa Fe trail and what we were looking at. I found it quite moving to be able to see such clear evidence of... More 

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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Remember that the last wagon trains were about 150 years ago and the land was farmed, grazed or both in succeeding years. As a result,ANY evidence remaining is amazing. Even if you don't quite see the ruts (early or late Sun is best), stand there and picture WALKING for 900 miles across this land. The normal temperature difference between high(late... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A person has to walk up the hill to see the wagon tracks. It is easily seen and there are markers telling about them. Great to see and visit!

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Dodge City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

These are west of Dodge City and you walk up a little hill to see a few faint trails where wagons were on the trail. Difficult to tell what you are seeing, and some are just darker places in the dirt or different color in the grass. Kinda OK for about 5 minutes if you are interested in this.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The trails are visible from an overlook. There is a boardwalk across the prairie land. You cannot get up close to the tracks. It was windy and cold when we visited. Can't imagine the life the pioneers lived and the conditions the encountered.

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