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Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site

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Not much left, but still neat to see

Almost all the buildings are gone, but there are a few that remain and you can see where they use... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
DIY Tour

This is definitely off the beaten path--but a great piece of history. Unlike Fort Laramie, there... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Katie P
Griffin, Georgia
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9 Jul 2018
“nice break from long drive”
1 Jun 2018
“Interesting - Visit Only if You are in The Area”
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We took some time from our drive to stretch our legs at this state historic site. Very well presented. A lot of information available. Would be a destination for someone wanting to learn of the early area and the encounters with the Native Americans many...More

Thank Deric T
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This unknown landmark is a post Civil War railroad fort that is worth a visit only if you are in the area, do not spend too much time or veer from your planned route to visit. The site is unmanned, the plaques provide a decent...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Almost all the buildings are gone, but there are a few that remain and you can see where they use to stand. It's hard to imagine what it must have looked like when the buildings were all still there. As the train goes by, it...More

1  Thank Baseballgirl1975
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is definitely off the beaten path--but a great piece of history. Unlike Fort Laramie, there are only a few buildings still standing, but they signs inside and out give you a good history of life here guarding the settlers and trains. Wish there were...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We learn something new every time we visit this site. We even got to see a shorter train run through over the bridge. Quartermaster quarters is very nice. Gotta read the Lt's journal/diary entries. Not much has changed in the military...

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

You can almost feel the significance of the location for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1868. Without Fort Steele the rail crossing the North Platte River would be very exposed to destruction. The fort has been a target of vandals with broken glass throughout its...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 5 September 2016

No one there so you walk around the area at your own pace. There are open buildings and information inside. You can walk the grounds of the original fort. A few more signs would be appreciated but I think they will happen at some point....More

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Stopped by on my way home. Only five buildings remain of this fort. These building do have some information posted in them, but not too many artifacts. Not a very exciting stop, but nice if you like history.

Thank AF_Hiker
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Beside a bend in the North Platte River, where the UP RR still crosses it, you can wander among the ruins (mainly chimneys and foundations) of a frontier fort built by the Army to protect the building of the transcontinental RR (1868). We were fortunately...More

5  Thank Robert N
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Here is an important part of western history just a mile off I-80 at exit 228. They have restored part of the trading post as an interpretive center. What remains is mostly foundations, thanks to vandals. There is a self guided tour with an abundance...More

1  Thank Wyosoldier
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