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Fort Hays State Historic Site

Hays, KS
+1 785-925-6812
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Look back in time

The museum is very nice and does a great job at bringing to life what it was like in Kansas during... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
maggiedu1
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London, United Kingdom
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Back in History

I have gone to Fort hays Historic Site since I was a little girl. They are always adding new items... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
jeannineb538
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Hays, Kansas
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Four original buildings from the frontier days of Fort Hays.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is very nice and does a great job at bringing to life what it was like in Kansas during the great Western expansion. The fort buildings are well persevered and Leroy was a fantastic guide.

Thank maggiedu1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have gone to Fort hays Historic Site since I was a little girl. They are always adding new items and changing things to keep it interesting. The block house, guard house and officers' quarters are really great for stepping back into time. They have...More

Thank jeannineb538
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Fort is interesting because it is unique. The buffalo statue and silhouettes of soldiers and citizens who lived in the fort over the years add to the understanding. I particularly enjoyed hearing the words of some of the citizens voiced aloud at stations along...More

Thank TravelingFreeWoman
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Fort Hays. Talking to the volunteers and listening to the various recordings throughout the site gave us a greater understanding of the fort's role in the settling of the West. I also liked looking up the soldier's name on the...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This place has a small museum and lots of signs that tell you where a building used to be. There are only a few buildings left and it's surrounded by a golf course. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the exhibits in the few...More

1  Thank medic_guy
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This expansive frontier fort (no stockade) has a small visitors center (with bathrooms!!) and features two recreated officer's quarters buildings furnished and set up to depict frontier life for an Army officer and his wife and children. Well done displays. The restored wooden block house...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth your time if you are in Hays, KS. Exhibits are well presented and educational. Too bad many of the buildings have been moved or torn down.

Thank Allen E
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have lived in Hays for a long time. It's been many years since we had visited Fort Hays. We had family back and went to visit. I had forgotten how historical it was. They had added many exhibits since we had been there. A...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My family and myself went here in early December 2016 for the Christmas at the Fort event and we were really impressed. The place was dark with lanterns all along the sidewalks that really made my 4 yr old happy. I recommend this place to...More

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Located about two miles from I-70 and across from a small buffalo herd, this is worth a stop if you’re interested in Western U.S. history. Gen. Custer, Buffalo Bill, and Wild Bill Hickock have all passed through. The once expansive fort now consists of the...More

Thank Mack3065
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