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“A step back in time”

The Fort Museum & Frontier Village
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Fort Dodge
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We visited in late August and had a wonderful time. It was a step back in time. The area was well kept and there were so many things to look at. I am a pharmacist and truly enjoyed the display of pharmaceutical instruments and remedies from the past.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nice local attraction with a good collection of artifacts. There's very little information about what you're looking at in a lot of instances and there's not a tour guide that we could find to ask about the stuff we were looking at. Nice facility, could use more information for the visitors.

1  Thank Rich G
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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.

1  Thank ekimilopan
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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.

2  Thank SillyG2003
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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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