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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

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An amazing and educational place. Lots of activities for all ages.All kinds of programs for the kids to do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing and educational place. Lots of activities for all ages.All kinds of programs for the kids to do.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My history books in school certainly skipped the tragic and inhumane truths about settling the Old West. The NPS and other places are working to present true history. The information here is presented well. The video is worth watching. Can't hide from the truth.

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mesa az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The I-40 signs mention Washita, but we had never stopped until checking online. Well worth the 25-minute drive (Sayre Exit). We were particularly interested in the Custer connection in the massacre. This event fills in his career between Gettysburg and Little Big Horn and it is was a preview of his strategy which later proved fatal.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been interested in this part of US history since childhood, so when I saw the sign for this battlefield, I took the time to visit. It's bet to start at the visitor's center, which does a great job of explaining the situation and happenings that lead up to the battle. The maps, photos and artifacts all help you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This battlefield represents a battle between Custer and the Indians. There is a nice small museum at the Visitors Center that does a great job being impartial and showing both the Indian and the USA sides. You can drive to the battlefield and also take a hike to where the Indian camp was. It was very peaceful and quiet.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the visitor center and the battlefield walking trail. The museum and video were educational in the visitor center. The ranger was friendly and knowledgeable. We walked the 0.4 mile improved trail around the visitor center. We also walked the 1.5 mile unimproved trail about a half-mile from the visitor center. There was nothing extra spectacular... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We came to learn history and expose our children to the good and bad of our past. The facility and staff are nice, informed, and receptive. The trails and movie provided lots of info, allowing my oldest to earn her Junior Ranger badge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

When we visited the wind was howling and we were the only ones taking the self-guided tour of the battlefield, and I use the term loosely, as there really was no battle other than that which involved the ill-fated Major Elliott and his men. This is a very informative site and if you are in even fair physical shape, by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

G.A. Custer attacked the Cheyenne camp in very nearly the same manner that he employed on the Little Bighorn those few short years later. In fact, the splitting of his forces, his failure to maintain contact with all elements of his command, and his underestimation of his foe were all repeated in Montana, albeit he was much luckier on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We came upon this site on our travels to Colorado from Oklahoma. It was revealing and shameful how the Indians were treated during the 1800's. We haven't always been the good guys.

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