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Fort Fetterman State Historic Site

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Address: 752 State Highway 93, Douglas, WY 82633-9267
Phone Number: 307-684-7629

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Windswept Plateau

This is a site for visitors who are not on a tight time schedule....its seven miles west of Highway 59, near the intersection with I-25. There is no food and beverage in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The city of Douglas was here. When they built the railroad, people move somewhere else, and use the wood from the old houses to build the new ones.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a site for visitors who are not on a tight time schedule....its seven miles west of Highway 59, near the intersection with I-25. There is no food and beverage in the vicinity. Only two buildings, the cemetery, the parade ground and a lot of foundations remain. This does not sound like much, but this is a site that... More 

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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The historic site was very informative and had many things to look at. Families would enjoy this very much.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Very little remains standing of the old fort. No interpretive interaction. Closes after Labor day. Not much to view and not much literature.

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Since it was closed when we were there I can only judge the outside of the buildings. Would have loved to see the museum but it will have to wait for the next visit.

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A little drive outside of Douglas but the scenery is well worth it. So much history here. Only 2 buildings still stand but the curator at the Fort gives you lots of info about how the fort functioned. A must for folks who love western history.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The officers quarters was very well preserved and had a lot of artifacts and history. The trail around the area was easy to travel and you had a beautiful view of the river. The ordinance building had a lot of well preserved artifacts as well but they did seem to have a pest problem.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stopped by on my way to Casper. There are only two buildings remaining. Both of them have some nice displays of history and antiques from that period. The ten minute film was also interesting. Not a bad place to visit if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Been a long time since I have been there, but I have visited a few times and love the preservation of the local history.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

There are only 2 buildings left standing of this frontier fort (1867-1882) to protect pioneers along Bozeman Trail and then supply US military during the Indian War campaigns. But the experience was enhanced greatly by Mike at the small museum, who went out of his way to make us feel welcome and share his knowledge of and enthusiasm for this... More 

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