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A Great Feel For History

You need to read about the Fetterman massacre before visiting so you will have an idea of what took... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2019
Vancouver, Washington
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Great Stop on the road trip!

We left Rapid City in the morning and went to Deadwood to visit Wild Bill's grave-site before... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

You need to read about the Fetterman massacre before visiting so you will have an idea of what took place here. Fetterman’s arrogance caused the death of his entire command. George Custer certainly didn’t learn from history

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We left Rapid City in the morning and went to Deadwood to visit Wild Bill's grave-site before heading up Spearfish Canyon (stopping in Spearfish for lunch) on way to Devi's Tower. From Devil's Tower is was a dash across the prairie trying to beat hunger...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thundergrass
Reviewed April 15, 2018

The story of the Fetterman Massacre is a tragedy, but it is one that is important to the history of the area. The site is a few miles out in the middle of nowhere but it is easy to access. There is a monument there...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NickM696
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

If you're anywhere near the Little Big Horn battlefield, drive South into Wyoming to take in Fort Phil Kearny and the wagon Box & Fetterman battle sites. I checked out the Fetterman site before visiting the Fort and visitors center. This is a self guided...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brian B
Reviewed October 1, 2017

What makes this battle rare is the fact that the Native Americans carefully planned out their ambush, which was very successful. Carried out on a bitter cold winter day. You park at the memorial where the battle ended. To understand what happened from the point...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Wyosoldier
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Cold rainy day visit to the battle site. Excellent work done to explain what happened, why it happened, and the circumstances of the area at that time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mswalleye
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We stopped here on a geo-cache expedition. It is sad and educational to read the monuments. There is a hike through an open range pasture, so watch out for cows. It is a good place to learn and stretch your legs if you have been...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mattrW3364QF
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Commemorates a sad time in American history. The fetterman massacre was unnessary and cruel on both sides.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ki0ki
Reviewed May 22, 2017

"Fetterman Battlefield is the site of the U.S. Army’s worst defeat by Plains Indian groups with the exception of the Battle of Little Big Horn. On Dec. 21, 1866, Capt. William J. Fetterman, sent to assist a wagon train in peril, was lured by Crazy...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SheridanGIS
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Fort Phil Kearney & the Fetterman battle sites are a great piece of history. The teenage & young kids love it too. The gift shop & museum is great. The staff is very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank JacksonGalloways
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