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“Interesting History”

Fort Scott National Historic Site
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Manhattan, Kansas
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156 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting History”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Interesting history about the fort. I recommend watching the 25 minute video they offer, it really explains alot. There is walking and steps, so not the greatest place for elderly folks Friendly staff and a gift shop. Worth the stop.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Osceola, Missouri
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Authentic Old West Indian fort”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

This is the most picturesque Indian fort still around and it has been restored to its original grandeur, contains many buildings and displays. It is right in downtown Fort Scott which is also very historic and has lots of eateries and antique shops.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just an old fort, but fun and interesting.”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

It's best enjoyed when special programs are going on, so check the website. The docents and re-enactors make the place.

Visited June 2012
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Mesa
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lots of history”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Learned a great deal from the docent on duty at the Fort. Civil war, American history, and Union soldier ghosts all came to life. Enjoyable exhibits with personal docent tours, cell phone narratives, or signs with historical facts at every turn. Well maintained, clean, enjoyable. Allow no less than one hour for the Fort--more if you're a history buff.

Visited July 2012
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Girard, Kansas
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A very enjoyable day trip”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Since I don't live far away, I've visited many times. Even a local can learn a lot about Kansas history here. Everything is very attractively and accurately presented. There are frequent special events, which make the site a fun place to visit time after time.

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