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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

18555 Hwy 47A, OK 73628
580-497-2742
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This was a wonderful place to visit. We did the trail that they have. A wonderful and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ayla M
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
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somber

A nice national park commemorating a terrible event in our history. Sad to see what the native... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
mja1982
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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful place to visit. We did the trail that they have. A wonderful and very educational trail. We all enjoyed the trail. A lot of history and gorgeous place to visit.

Thank Ayla M
Reviewed 15 January 2017

A nice national park commemorating a terrible event in our history. Sad to see what the native americans went through in losing their land. There is a nice visitor center with a small museum that helps understand these events.

1  Thank mja1982
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This site seemed to have it all together, which is not the case for some other sites dealing with Indigenous peoples in the United States. Interpretation was balanced and it was easy to follow exactly where the massacre (or battle depending on your interpretation of...More

2  Thank John T
Reviewed 31 October 2016

After two weeks driving the wide open spaces of the West and Southwest, it seems strange the the US government and it’s people all those years ago couldn’t find an accommodation with the native peoples. Too much racism and Manifest Destiny I guess. Places like...More

1  Thank Mack3065
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I had not heard of the Washita Battle so when we stopped I wasn't sure what to expect. There was a 30 minute movie that explained the battle and the events that lead up to it. If you are a history buff you will probably...More

1  Thank rnchavez
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Places like this educate us on how bad our treatment of our native peoples was. Custer- who history has shown us to be an egocentric hothead- slaughtered in the early morning hours a tribe of sleeping Cheyennes. Not our country's finest hour. Visit- learn the...More

2  Thank jfadds
Reviewed 23 August 2016

An amazing and educational place. Lots of activities for all ages.All kinds of programs for the kids to do.

1  Thank Dena B
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My history books in school certainly skipped the tragic and inhumane truths about settling the Old West. The NPS and other places are working to present true history. The information here is presented well. The video is worth watching. Can't hide from the truth.

1  Thank LB-TX-2014
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The I-40 signs mention Washita, but we had never stopped until checking online. Well worth the 25-minute drive (Sayre Exit). We were particularly interested in the Custer connection in the massacre. This event fills in his career between Gettysburg and Little Big Horn and it...More

1  Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I have been interested in this part of US history since childhood, so when I saw the sign for this battlefield, I took the time to visit. It's bet to start at the visitor's center, which does a great job of explaining the situation and...More

1  Thank astorin
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