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Santa Fe Trail Tracks

West Hwy 50, Dodge City, KS
+1 620-225-8186
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Amazing history sight.

This is a place for reflection on the hardships and fortitude of the early settlers. As you see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ithaca, Michigan
Amazing History

Worth your time to stop and take a short walk to see the ruts. We missed the stop at first because... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whitewater, Kansas
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut formations dating from the nineteenth century can be clearly seen today.
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West Hwy 50, Dodge City, KS
+1 620-225-8186
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place for reflection on the hardships and fortitude of the early settlers. As you see the ruts and tracks wore deep into the prairie sod by countless wagons and even more horses it causes one to have a deeper appreciation for our...More

Thank Mukoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth your time to stop and take a short walk to see the ruts. We missed the stop at first because they are redoing the sign.

Thank DB67154
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good presentation of the history of the Santa Fe Trail. Beautiful views of the prairie. Don't expect to see really pronounced tracks. Our kids enjoyed just exploring the open prairie and it was easy to imagine the view the wagon trains would have had.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Other than the highway sign that reads "Santa Fe Trail Tracks", and some grass that needs trimming, this is a very nice site depicting an invaluable piece of wild west history. We veer off the road when we see a historical marker sign. I was...More

2  Thank FancyFree55
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A must see for western buffs. Must use a little imagination to visualize the wagon trains going across the prairie. The scars of the toils of our forbearers are evident in several places. Wagon ruts visible through the terrain and weeds. Several informational posters give...More

1  Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I'm glad we were able to find this stop. The history was great and the short walk up the path was nice. The sad part was that this piece of history was almost totally destroyed by time and weather. The sign itself was lying in...More

Thank Kelley D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This place is several miles outside of town, but it's a pleasnat walk once you find it. We saw a lot of walkingsticks, so if your kids are into bug spotting, this is a great place to stop. Nice views, but the tracks are hard...More

Thank drwatson32
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is basically a historical marker with a concrete pathway that takes you about 100 yards into the prairie. It has a couple of explanatory signs but all there is to see is grass, at least in the summer. Still, we're glad we took the...More

Thank Rivlax47
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Both the location of the site and the ruts themselves are difficult to find. The signs are laying in the grass, and the grass and weeds are growing up around them, so they didn't fall yesterday but some time ago. Also, the ruts on the...More

Thank d s
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Good information about the Santa Fe Trail at the little park. However was slightly disappointed that we didn't see or didn't have something that clearly defined where the trail was at. Great views of the prairie and a good place to watch the sunset.

Thank Gibson A
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5 April 2016|
Response from 2NCretiredtravelers | Reviewed this property |
We didn't locate that place along our travels...sorry!