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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

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Nice battlefield

What happened at this place so many years ago has shaped our history and who we are as a people... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fred B
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San Clemente, California
Another sad piece of our history

This is a no entry fee historic site. Unfortunately it is located pretty much in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron T
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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What happened at this place so many years ago has shaped our history and who we are as a people. Learning how the West was cleared of the native Americans is a very sad story. It’s worth driving out here to experience for yourself. I’ve...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fred B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a no entry fee historic site. Unfortunately it is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere but the site itself made up for the drive. The visitor center is great and there are numerous artifacts and information on display showcasing the lead...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

The visitors’ centre museum is small, displaying two artifacts known to have been saved from Black Kettle’s captured camp and items recovered from a ‘90s dig. An attempt at a fair presentation is made in both the museum and movie. The visitors’ center is located...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

It was storming and raining when we visited this historic site. We were only able to visit the visitor center, but it was worth the trip. The video and exhibits were interesting and informative. Both of them reflects on the treatment of indigenous people in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

The trail system is a double loop akin to a figure 8. Doing both loops is not very taxing for the average visitor, but there is some exertion involved as well as extra time. Because we were pressed for time and not in the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The first part of this site is indoors and well laid out displaying maps and Indian and Military paraphernalia of the late 1800s. The second part is located about 1.5 miles from the indoor museum site. This part is a self guided walking tour through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

First off, Trip Advisor needs to be updated to include the Washita Battleground National Historical Park because that is what this review is about. The Visitor Center is very well done and staffed by a knowledgeable Ranger. The 27 minute film is essential for understanding...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I really had no Idea what I was about to see or learn when I saw the Brown Sign on the Interstate(Brown Signs can be fun) for this site. But I decided to leave the interstate and drive about 25-mile north to the Washita Battlefield...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. We had no idea that this place was on our way to Vegas. I’m so happy that it was. We stopped and we walked around the site. Great visit and learning about the history of this área. Worth the visit

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AylaM871
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Excellent place to visit for history lovers of the "Old West" and of Native American history. This is a tragic piece of Oklahoma history. Watch the film first, as it will put everything into perspective for you. I never realized George Armstrong Custer was even...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from AylaM871 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends, They have a little walking trail which is very nice. We were there for about an hour and a half. Very nice place to visit.
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