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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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Pretty Cool Site

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ron R
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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De Queen, Arkansas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Huntington, West Virginia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We're fascinated with old wagon train tracks from the Oregon and other trails, so naturally we wanted to see these. The only "directions" said 9 miles west of Dodge on US 50. After driving considerably more than that, we turned around. We knew we had not missed the sign, but I remembered seeing a small brown "historical marker" sign a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Even though it is hard to really determine where the tracks are because of the vegetation that is growing in this area, it was great to be able to stand where the wagon trains would have traveled on the Santa Fe Trail. There are markers that explain where the tracks are.

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Thank Barbara T
Peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very good information boards. You need to use your imagination to see the ruts. Definitely worth a 20 minute stop

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Branford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Sign had been blown down by the winds so was a bit to find. 6 miles west of Dodge City there is a pull off going up a small hill. Not the best place to view the ruts of the old Santa Fe trail but the signage gave a great history on the trail. Went about 2 hours before sunset... More 

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