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Splendid Example of an Early Western Fort

We visited this Fort during their fall celebration and "living weekend." This wonderfully restored... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
MarkDr777
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Interesting history

This is a piece of history that everyone should know about. It was amazing to read the information... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
JEP54
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Nebraska
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1 Oct 2017
“Splendid Example of an Early Western Fort”
7 Jul 2017
“Interesting history”
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2nd Street NW, Fort Atkinson, IA 52144
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this Fort during their fall celebration and "living weekend." This wonderfully restored Fort depicts how the people opening the west were protected from the resident Native Americans. There are three sides of the Fort (the fourth side is unable to be built due...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a piece of history that everyone should know about. It was amazing to read the information located at the fort about how life was while living there at that time. Not an exciting stop, maybe children might get bored, but still information they...More

Thank JEP54
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The place is an easy drive from Decorah, and a visit would be easy to combine with a visit to the Bily Clock Museum in Spillville. We were here on a Saturday early afternoon, and we had the place entirely to ourselves. When you enter...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Completely self guided. I was able to walk it off in less than a hour reading placards. A brochure seems available but the slot was empty. What was missing was the personal touch of people stories.

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have been to Fort Atkinson many times and am never disappointed. I usually go during the fall celebration where there are foods, people in period clothing, teepees, etc. Its chock full of history and a gem.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 11 September 2014

If you travel thru Fort Atkinson, be sure to go up to the Fort on the hill. It's a very interesting, educational trip into the past!!!!

Thank Marilyn J
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Super historical experience for the entire family. Great way for people to see history in action. Great food, pottery, metal works, baskets, and jewelry just to name a few things that are great about the Fort.

Thank marismom96
Reviewed 17 July 2013

As a child I climbed the walls of the old fort with my siblings dressed in Daniel Boone garb. Now I hobble and edge up the wall slowly and carefully in an attempt to recapture my childhood. This is the only fort in America that...More

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