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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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History on the Plains

I had recently read a book about the Santa Fe trail and the name of this fort was mentioned and so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent, well preserved Fort

This historic site is just outside of the town of Larned, KS. It is run by the National Park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wichita, Kansas
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US Highway 156, Larned, KS 67550
+1 620-285-6911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had recently read a book about the Santa Fe trail and the name of this fort was mentioned and so we decided to make it a stop on our road trip. It is a bit out of the way but worth the effort. There...More

Thank journalmytrips
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic site is just outside of the town of Larned, KS. It is run by the National Park Service and there is no admission fee. The fort has a visitor center with a gift shop. There are lots of buildings and if you look,...More

Thank medic_guy
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We took our family to the Fort Larned National Historic Site. I am highly allergic to wasps, and bees. We could barely go in and look at any of the exhibits as the whole place was swarmed with bees. We were unable to get photographs...More

Thank Deanna H
Reviewed January 31, 2017

I was only the third one there the day I visited and one of the rangers met me on the sidewalk. Very interesting place to go to for a windy walk.

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed December 24, 2016

A few buildings remain and there is a walking tour through the post. It's worth a quick stop. It will be windy and hot if you visit in summer. It shows how isolated life on the plains must have been.

Thank epirotiki
Reviewed December 22, 2016

A very well maintained fort. Original buildings survived through the years to give you a glimpse of what life was like on the Santa Fe trail.

Thank hoef972
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Excellent for class field trips. Museum holds student interest. Very knowledgeable staff and guided tours are best. One of the finest forts in Kansas!

Thank Babyboomer691
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Having grown up in the area, I remember Fort Larned when it was a not-very-interesting site outside of town. Coming back for a high school reunion ten years ago, I was happy to be able to show my husband the Fort and let him see...More

Thank tcandia
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of walking here. I mean a lot. No food or restaurants very close. But, if you are close, it is definitely worth the detour. You will be able to see firsthand how soldiers lived. They even have the bronze sculpture s...More

Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed October 20, 2016

One of my goals in life is to visit all of the historic plains forts and FT. Larned ranks as one of the best. It is complete in every way, from the well trimmed parade ground to every building being well kept. The visitor's centre...More

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