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Fort Larned National Historic Site

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US Highway 156, Larned, KS 67550
+1 620-285-6911
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Great History

We stopped here on our way back home to Oklahoma. The buildings and grounds are very well kept... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynn W
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Oklahoma
Excellent site, great park rangers

Even though we went on an extremely cold day (wind chill 14 degrees) we were glad we made the stop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DB67154
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Whitewater, Kansas
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US Highway 156, Larned, KS 67550
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here on our way back home to Oklahoma. The buildings and grounds are very well kept. The ranger in the visitor center was friendly and helpful. The museum had some historical pieces and was great. There were some magazine covers illustrated by Frederic...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we went on an extremely cold day (wind chill 14 degrees) we were glad we made the stop while we were in the area. The park rangers were extremely helpful with some questions I had. They have a great display in the Visitors'...More

Thank DB67154
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

When we stepped across the bridge onto the For Larned grounds, we felt as if we were stepping back in time. The officers quarters, barracks, quartermaster building and other structures, having been built of local stone, are still extant. The National Park Rangers are knowledgeable...More

Thank cegtravel1
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We arrived to this not-well marked interest and found us quickly welcomed into history by the rangers. The visitor center isn't marked well but head straight in and directly to your left; there's a sign outside once you get there. The kids did junior ranger...More

Thank Bobbie B
Reviewed October 13, 2017

a really impressive and important witness of history. Wandering around you can visit nearly all buildings with exhibitions and information about the use of the buildings like the barracks, hospital, officers quarters and so on. You also get a lot of information about the importance...More

Thank eva1500
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Fort used to protect the Santa Fe Trail. One can see how officers and soldiers lived and worked here. Rooms are furnished, as are the hospital, shops and store-rooms. Information provided is interesting.

Thank Josje999
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We have time so we plan our trips with plenty of time to see things between stops at hotels. Isn't that what travel should be like? Our stop at Fort Larned National Historic Site was not a stop wasted. The grounds are open (no fee)...More

Thank MsBiker
Reviewed September 25, 2017

The day we visited this fort there was a naturalization ceremony there, but we did not stay for it as the participants and guest were arriving and we felt they needed the parking. This is a very well preserved fort and so many volunteers are...More

1  Thank alphawolfie
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Even if you think, "I don't like history," there is something for everyone here. Air conditioning, rest rooms, bookstore and short Powerpoint are in the main building. Numerous displays are in several different buildings circling the parade grounds. Turn the kids loose and let them...More

1  Thank Tumbleweed2013
Reviewed September 16, 2017

This place was wonderful. It was very well preserved with buildings laid out to show how the troops and officers lived when this fort was on the frontier. There was also an interesting museum giving the history of the settlers who came to the area,...More

1  Thank EzzyA
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