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Address: East Highway U.S. 154, Dodge City, KS
Phone Number:
+1 316-227-2121
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Take a self-guided walking tour of the grounds at this historic fort, built...

Take a self-guided walking tour of the grounds at this historic fort, built in 1867 to protect the mail service and wagon trains along the Santa Fe Trail, and later converted to the Kansas Soldiers Home.

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Another site to see only to say you saw it.

Just like the Santa Fe trail tracks and cattle overlook, this is only interesting to history lovers and then only long enough to get the gist and say you've been there. The... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
texdawg89
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Bogart, Georgia
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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great reuse of an old fort as a rest home for veterans. The buildings and layout of the old fort have been well preserved.

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Bogart, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Just like the Santa Fe trail tracks and cattle overlook, this is only interesting to history lovers and then only long enough to get the gist and say you've been there. The officers quarters and enlisted barracks are still there...original buildings. However, this place has few markers/signs to read and nothing of real interest. You can't even go inside any... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I liked the old buildings from the fort since I enjoy history. As military veterans, we enjoyed seeing that the State of Kansas is housing military veterans.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

It was a good museum and the chapel was beautiful. Love the history the museum was neat and well organized.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

From the moment we pulled off the highway this small forgotten place was depressing. Forgotten and run down it is hard to imagine the State of Kansas has a VA facility here. We saw one living soul as we walked around the deserted town for over an hour. It was sad and a bit creepy.

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1 Thank Ron R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This fort along the Santa Fe trail gives you a look into what one might consider the original site of Dodge City. You can choose to walk through the fort yourself, or take the Trolley Tour, or both, which I would definitely recommend. Being a Kansas Soldier's Home, you are likely to meet veterans of wars and their wives or... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I was most impressed that Kansas honors its veterans by supplying housing on the base (about 60 individual homes) at a very reduced rent rate. There is also a VA hospital on the premises. Every state should have several of these compleses to honor our American soldiers.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We were able to see this only via tour bus. We did not return to walk around or go to general store or museum. Looks very clean and well kept from bus view.

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Milford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We learned about Fort Dodge from a local and I'm glad we drove out there. We came about 7 PM so the information center was closed, but we walked around and read the signs. It's worth your time to see this knowing a little about the history of the area.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We actually found Ft. Dodge when we were looking for another attraction. We just drove through to look at the old buildings and markers but it was really cool to see the area where the soldiers would have set up to protect the wagon trains and traders.

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