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“Great place to delve into past.”

The Fort Museum & Frontier Village
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Fort Dodge
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I visit the Fort every year during Frontier's Day. Each stop had someone very knowledgable about the building's uses. Even had a professor from a northern college using the 150 year old printing press and having kids have a hands on experience. Great place to visit!

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

I managed to view the Fort and the reconstructed buildings between rain showers and just before a terrific thunderstorm, so didn't spent too much time between the buildings, but the museum within the Fort had some very interesting memorabilia.
The grounds contain the usual array of buildings, well stocked with artifacts from the past (where does it all come from ? ), but wait until its dry, as I had to tip toe through the puddles (as they did in bygone days). At least there was some respite within the Fort and the Museum was very interesting.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great place for the kids to absorb some history of the area. All five loved the gift shop. Easy to find and helpful staff.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We were staying at the Americinn hotel nearby and saw the Fort and museum as we drove by. The Fort is a reconstruction of a typical Frontier fort of the mid 19th century (as existed at Fort Dodge) and includes an original hut and a number of artifacts that give a good impression of military life in the frontier days. Even more impressive is the small street outside of about a dozen properties most of which are original from the same period and really show what life was like for the pioneer farmers and others of the mid west. Every building has an astonishingly wide collection of original contents. The museum is almost entirely run by volunteers and deserved to be supported and encouraged. Very well worth a visit for young and old.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile
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