We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Santa Fe Trail Tracks

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: West Highway 50, Dodge City, KS
Phone Number: 620-225-8186
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 81 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Worth a visit

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 August 10, 2016
cdumelle
,
Oak Park, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 81: English reviews
Pueblo West
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found it very interesting to read about the history of the tracks and the cattle drives .It was very difficult to see the actual trail.

Helpful?
Thank 525geraldp
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
171 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice facility but hard to see the tracks. There are places in Kansas that are better, but harder to get to. For example drive the dirt roads to see the ones near Pawnee Rocks. A little harder to get to but better ruts

Helpful?
Thank den979
Level Contributor
236 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank SylRickTraveler
Bogart, Georgia
Level Contributor
202 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank texdawg89
Oak Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank cdumelle
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

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

Helpful?
1 Thank joman74
De Queen, Arkansas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kelli H
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ron R
Dover, KY
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank snorklefiend
Arkansas
Level Contributor
180 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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

Helpful?
Thank cfd2936

Travelers who viewed Santa Fe Trail Tracks also viewed

 

Been to Santa Fe Trail Tracks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Santa Fe Trail Tracks and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Santa Fe Trail Tracks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?