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This is a great spot to stand out on the open prairie with the wind whipping in your hair... read more

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Stop by if you are going to Dodge City. You really don't get to see the ruts like other places... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut formations dating from the nineteenth century can be clearly seen today.
West Hwy 50, Dodge City, KS
+1 620-225-8186
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great spot to stand out on the open prairie with the wind whipping in your hair, imagining the settlers of old trekking across this vast expanse of open range. the ruts are kinda hard to see but they are there. Some great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mobile570028
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This was ok to "stop by" since we were just down the road but you really can't "see" anything. But. the boardwalk out into the field and sign information boards are nice. You can close your eyes and "hear" the wagon trains!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank js_mo_50
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Stop by if you are going to Dodge City. You really don't get to see the ruts like other places. [ check out google earth for a better view] The viewing area is part of the historic route so it is worth the stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank IndianaJoe4
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

I’ve seen a lot of attractions and parks and historical monuments in my time as an RVer, but this was a total waste of time. We all tried to figure out what we were looking at and it amounted to some indentations in a grassy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed August 28, 2018

If you like Western History by all means stop at the Santa Fe Trail Tracks. I only saw one track but you can look over the terrain and just think how dedicated the early pioneers were.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jdcpilot
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We enjoyed our stop at the Santa Fe Trail Tracks. You don't see the actual ruts like you do around Scotts Bluff in Nebraska but they have a good bit of info on how the trail went thru here, what to look for, a view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jean J
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Didn't see the tracks like I thought I would but the information postings were very interesting. Be careful when walking the trails - ran across a rattlesnake.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Randy O
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We found the location pretty easily but never found the ruts. The view was awesome and if you stood there for awhile you could hear the quiet and imagine what 5he pioneers must have felt seeing the vast emptiness.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank masonzoo1981
Reviewed July 11, 2018

It was interesting to see what was left of the tracks. We spent a while here reading about the history and looking out at the ruts.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Vacaymomma02
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Traveling from Dodge City to Trinidad Colorado on a bike, I wouldn't pass up any gas stations! Makes you wonder how they crossed the plains in a covered wagon,

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Gary R
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April 4, 2016|
Response from 2GAretiredtravelers | Reviewed this property |
We didn't locate that place along our travels...sorry!
March 17, 2016|
Response from maldenmusic | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog on the very short walk out to the viewing area