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Santa Fe Trail Tracks

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Address: West Highway 50, Dodge City, KS
Phone Number: 620-225-8186
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut...

Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut formations dating from the nineteenth century can be clearly seen today.

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Beautiful rolling hills, tho wagon tracks tough to make out. Still, worth a 10-minute ride outside of Dodge. Lots of great displays to read as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
cdumelle
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Oak Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It takes an imagination to appreciate these tracks. Anyone who has read stories of the early pioneers and others who had forged their way west will appreciate just how arduous that journey must have been. The displays are interesting to read.

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Bogart, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's about 8-9 miles west of Dodge City on Hwy 50 (Wyatt Earp Blvd). Look for the small brown historical marker on the north side of the road, the signposts are still there but the sign is laying on the ground. There is a pull off that circles around. Read the markers and walk the walk to the end, reading... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful rolling hills, tho wagon tracks tough to make out. Still, worth a 10-minute ride outside of Dodge. Lots of great displays to read as well.

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1 Thank cdumelle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now this was so very interesting! History lovers should love this! A little difficult to find. Signage inadequate.

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De Queen, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite stops on our road trip. If you are interested in history and the westward expansion, this is a must see. There is a short walking trail with lots of information and pictures of trail during its use.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well thought out originally but poorly maintained and overgrown. But you can get a good sense of what the Santa Fe pioneers had to contend with as they followed the Arkansas River. Don't miss the aqueduct remnants and take binoculars.

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Dover, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after all these years, the tracks are still visible. you have to watch for the sign, as it only says "historical marker"

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We were not expecting this place but just stopped to check it out, lot of history and good way to stretch your legs to walk out to the information stations, at the last, it is on a hill and from there, you can see the countryside for miles, glad we stopped

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Milford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We didn't know about this until we talked to a local. We were glad we drove out west of town. The signs are informative and the walk is short for those who can't walk well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was one of the things I wanted to see. It took a little bit to get there, but it was worth it. Very quiet, and you could hear the Westen Prairie Meadowlark. Just standing there imagining the pioneers crossing there was amazing. Along with that peaceful feeling come with little nats, that were everywhere, but that is mother nature.... More 

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