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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank tankddesigns
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Thank LeadFoot2014
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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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Kewaunee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Palo Cedro, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The Feds whitewashed what happened here. This was more than "a clash of cultures" but part of a systematic genocide and ethnic cleansing under the guise of Manifest Destiny. It was very moving to visit this sacred place and to pay respects to the fallen victims of this massacre. No sympathy here for Custer, and only respect and admiration for... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We just went to visit 3:00 pm 10-11-15--Toxic fumes of sealant so visitor center closed until Wednesday park ranger said. Can still go to site and receive passport stamp but not stickers. They have a new phone number you can call that tells the story at each stopping point. Very handy feature and makes you feel more into the story.... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a nice historical stop to see what the history really was, especially Custer's history and how some Native Americans were treated. First, be sure to stop by the visitor center - very helpful rangers - which is located a short drive from the actual site of the 'battle'. At the battlefield, there is a trail around the area;... More 

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