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Address: SW 112th ave, Pawnee Rock, KS

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interesting stop along Santa Fe trail

I originally expected a larger rock outcropping but once you get to the top and overlook the area, it was impressive. they have interesting signs and old photographs of what it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I originally expected a larger rock outcropping but once you get to the top and overlook the area, it was impressive. they have interesting signs and old photographs of what it looked like and information about the Santa Fe trail. well worth a 20 minute stop

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is an interesting diversion if you are traveling down Highway 56. Once a rock pillar that stood high above the plains, now just the base remains after the small town used the rock for the foundations of the homes and businesses below. But there is still plenty to see and learn here as there are monuments and placards to... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Pawnee Rock is located a few miles west of Great Bend, Kansas and a few miles from Larnder, Kansas and Fort Larnder the "outpost" of the Santa Fe Trail. Pawnee Rock was a high point along this part of the Santa Fe Trail and was used by both the Pawnee and the Army as a lookout post. To day it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Pawnee Rock takes you back in time as you climb around the rock. It feels like Indians could be near by! My parents live close and my kids want to go every time we are there. You can still climb around and see forever on the plains of Kansas from the top. I wouldn't make this your destination but something... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

This attraction is a must-see for anyone interested in the Santa Fe Trail, wagon trains, interesting geology or Native American history. This rock outcropping allows you to see many miles across the prairie in every direction. There are some signs with interesting geological and historical information around the edges of the rock and a tower structure on the top.

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Address: Address: SW 112th ave, Pawnee Rock, KS
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Pawnee Rock

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