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“Informative”

Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Hays
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Owner description: Four original buildings from the frontier days of Fort Hays.
Lyons
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100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Informative”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

It is a well preserved piece of Kansas history. Our guide was very informative. The grounds were well kept as were the buildings. The live buffaloes across the road are a nice touch. The gift shop had a nice selection.

Visited July 2013
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Silverdale, Washington
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135 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“It Tells the Story”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

As mentioned in our hotel review, this is not far from the beaten path and tells you about the area. It has 4 original building, a really neat bison statue (daughter loved it). Nice area to walk around. Across the road were bison that were fenced in which was also nice for my daughter to see as well. The have a visitor center as well but we didn't arrive early enough to look around inside.

Visited October 2013
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oklahoma
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94 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“dances with wolves”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is an outdoor self guided tour of what the fort would have looked liked. There is two of the officers homes that have been restored and have 1800's furnishings. One room even has a baby walker that could have bounced when the baby was walking. There are two stone buildings still left standing and both are open for viewing. If you enjoyed the movie Dances with wolves, you should see this historic site.

Visited October 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“History of the area”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Nice museum with interactive exhibits and excellent volunteer guides. The golf course backing up to the area is a little distracting, but not too much. Watch the videos at the museum for a interesting history lesson.

Visited August 2013
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Garden City, Kansas
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103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A must see for history buffs-”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Ft. Hays was an important part of westward development. Interesting place with many famous people having been stationed here, like Col. Custer. I wouldn't recommend for younger kids-this is a historic site, not a playground.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Mark M
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