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“Worth the Trip”

Fort Larned National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Larned
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

While a bit off the beaten path, Fort Larned is a must see for any history buff or anyone interested in the US. Great information can be found in the visitor center and in looking at the different homes. Interesting time in our history and loved getting to see the fort first hand.
Definitely a trip I’m glad we made and hope that it continues to be protected and preserved with the National Park Service

Thank beth070303
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"bit out of the way"
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"its heyday"
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"worth the detour"
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Buildings were really neat! Loved all of the furnishings and belongings in the Officers Quarters......seemed amazing for an outpost like this! Slideshow was good, but needs updating to a movie! Displays were very good and Rangers and volunteers were informative and helpful!

Thank cooker72
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I was standing there in front of the officers quarters in 1957 when Matt Dillon and Kitty got off the bus from Wichita, Kansas when the entire cast of Gunsmoke came to celebrate the Centennial. It was amazing. I'm 71 now, and i can remember it like it was yesterday.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We stopped here on our way back home to Oklahoma. The buildings and grounds are very well kept. The ranger in the visitor center was friendly and helpful. The museum had some historical pieces and was great. There were some magazine covers illustrated by Frederic Remington as well as some reproduction bronzes. Most of the buildings were open to self tour. They were decorated with either original pieces or pieces that would have been around back then. Just outside the fence are some rut remains of the Santa Fe Trail. The whole place is a great place to visit. A few miles from the fort are more ruts from the Santa Fe Trail.

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Even though we went on an extremely cold day (wind chill 14 degrees) we were glad we made the stop while we were in the area. The park rangers were extremely helpful with some questions I had. They have a great display in the Visitors' Center, as well as in the other buildings as well. Great care has been taken to restore this fort.

Thank DB67154
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