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Address: Abilene, TX
Phone Number: 325-677-1309

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Atmospheric and in a lovely setting

Easy to find, we had it to ourselves and really enjoyed exploring the ruins. It's very scenic and easy to picture life in the Fort in its heyday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2016
Antonia_7
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Devon, England
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a little far out but it was a really nice place to hike just be careful of ants. It's definitely peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have much to do so took a drive that led me to Fort Phantom Hill. It was nice to have a map provided for a self guided tour. The grass was getting a little high but understandable with all the rain recently. The area was peaceful, serene, a great place to reflect on the past. Bonus was restrooms are... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a few hours to spare and we enjoy other Fort cities, so we decided to visit Fort Phantom Hill. Only direction I found on the highway was a direction to Fort Phantom Hill lake without a milage indicator. Followed the road for several miles without a sign of a lake or a fort. Turned around at the turn off... More 

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Thank wrjahn
Abilene, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a great place to visit if you l8ve history. We were there on a late spring day when it was cloudy and it seemed to add to the experience.

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Devon, England
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Easy to find, we had it to ourselves and really enjoyed exploring the ruins. It's very scenic and easy to picture life in the Fort in its heyday.

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Thank Antonia_7
Abilene, Texas
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is a great place. Lots of open space and lost of old Building remains left to see. Just go back in time and let your mind wonder.

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed reading about it and then seeing it. Amazing the chimneys survived all these years. There are several addresses on line...the correct one is on fm600. It's well marked but no signs leading to it. Nice break in our travel across country.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit. It impressive to think how long the fort was there and how large it was. Walking around the remnants you get a feel for how hard it must have been to live on the frontier. There are bathrooms with running water there if you need to plan ahead.

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Thank tishette
Amarillo, Texas
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This was the first of 4 forts we visited. All my grands enjoyed it. Ages 8, 10 and 16. We had a brochure and the kids could run around. What is better?

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Pipe Creek, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Don't expect excitement, but this is a very fun place for Adults to be outside with your dog. You are surrounded by history, sunshine, the great outdoors and an easy trail to follow. Why go to a dog park when you can spend quality time with Fido in an historic location. Kids will be disapointed. Boys, expecting to play soldier... More 

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