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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

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Address: Sheridan, WY
Phone Number: 3076847629
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A historic battlefield.

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Valuable Part of Wyoming History

The best time to go is when a reenactment takes place. One such date is December 21, every year. This is when the battle of Hundred in the Hand took place, also known as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Buffalo, Wyoming
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The best time to go is when a reenactment takes place. One such date is December 21, every year. This is when the battle of Hundred in the Hand took place, also known as the Fetterman Massacre, in 1866. The museum is excellent and although the fort itself was burned to the ground, markers and informative drawings help one to... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

there's not much left of the actual fort because the Lakota burned to the ground but it is laid out. Visitor center is fascinating and well documented. The visit is worthwhile if for no other reason to get a perspective on the clash between the U.S. Army and Redcloud and the rest of the Lakota and allied tribes.

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Piedmont, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Just off I90 a few miles. Excellent place to stop. Great museum and the staff was very informative. A must stop for history buffs!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

By visiting these sites you get a broader view of the West, the conflicts, the military, the settlers and the Indians. This fort was only in existence for two years yet had one of the worst battles in the number of military members lost..only one of the times the Indians planned an attack in advance. The Army officer did not... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Interpretive Center is informative and well staffed. A nice video as well. Staff is helpful and gives a nice overview of the site. The Fort doesn't exist anymore but the site is well marked out and good for a stroll. There is no shade though, so if visiting in the summer, wear a hat. The Center has nice clean... More 

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Thank Javier V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The visit was recommended by a ranger of a visitor centre on our way eastbound. We arrived at Fort Phil Kearny expecting reconstructed fort - if this is what you expect, you will be disappointed by. Welcomed by a friendly staff member we watched a ten minute video to gain an understanding of the history and then walked out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Fascinating piece of the American West and well worth your time and the few bucks it costs. This Bozeman Trail "shortcut" didn't prove to be a very good idea! Great people, great little museum and spectacular scenery at the base of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Fort Phil Kearny and its history was brought to life for us in a recent visit by Starr Zabel, the resident expert on duty when we arrived. The original fort is long gone, having been abandoned after two years and then burned by Indians, but archeology projects have brought it back to life. For those who may have served in... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Hidden away off exit 44 on I-90 parts of the fort have been rebuilt to be as it must have been 150 years ago. It was in existence only two years, closed because of an Indian treaty, and must have been a horrible place to be stationed but fascinating to see now.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a spare afternoon and decided to visit!!!, what a gem of a place for American history buffs!, Jeannie was a wealth of information and brought the story to life for us, great afternoon out well recommend

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