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“Nice little bit o' history.”

The Fort Museum & Frontier Village
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Fort Dodge
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our walk through the old town and fort. Some of it authentic and some built to fit the period. Well worth the little fee to go in.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Fort museum contains a replica of a frontier fort along with a "main street" area with buildings one would find in an 1800s frontier town. We were there on a Saturday morning in September so there weren't any reenactments at the time. The main street area had the usual array of late 1800s items. The fort contained several different displays regarding military history from the Civil War to World War II. We spent an hour and a half wandering around looking at stuff...I think kids may get bored fast as there really weren't many hands on exhibits. If you are bringing kiddos I would call ahead to see if any reenactments would be going on...I think that would get the kiddos attention.

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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.

1  Thank ManicUSAVisitor
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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.

1  Thank Kay H
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