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Address: Abilene, TX
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Amazing history

Self guided tour. Lots of old buildings. Eerily quite. Good parking. Had lots of fun walking and explythe old buildings and reading the history from the free maps. No charge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Self guided tour. Lots of old buildings. Eerily quite. Good parking. Had lots of fun walking and explythe old buildings and reading the history from the free maps. No charge entry.

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Abilene, Tx
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This site is out of the way and little known. However, that doesn't mean it isn't worth the time to go see for yourself. It's a very interesting piece of W. Texas history. As you walk the grounds you'll find yourself transported, imagining how life might have been.

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Wylie, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Phantom Hill is located north of town and is a neat place to visit is you are interested in local history. Not much to see but foundations but the signage gives a great explanation of what you are seeing.

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Thank chuckdavis1
abilene, TX
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

not many buildings left. Just chimneys. Story is soldiers never wanted to come back there so they burned it.

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Arkansas
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stopped here on spring break and it was a very neat self guided place. Took our pups out on leash and they enjoyed the break from the car. Not a lot left of many of the buildings , but the place is huge so take the time to explore it all. I did look the history of it up... More 

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

About 45 minutes East and North of Fort Phantom Hill is Fort Griffin established in 1867. One of the neatest things about Fort Griffin (another are many) is that is it a "Dark-Sky Site and there is fantastic star-gazing and if you haven't seen the West Texas night sky you are really missing something. After your visit at Fort Phantom,... More 

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3 Thank Katherine B
WALLED LAKE
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

There's not much left of the fort, but with the guide/map provided at the entrance you really get a feel for what life was like when this fort was in use.

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1 Thank Rhonda T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was so impressed with the new welcome center and restrooms. We were able to freely walk around and explore the site at our leisure. Bonus... we were the only people there!

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Woodstock GA
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I like historical places, It's free and on a cool sunny day in January I enjoyed the short trip to Fort Phantom Hill. Recommend you visit Frontier Texas first to learn the history of West Texas and the purpose of the forts the go and walk in the history of this fort, I did the reverse and still enjoyed it.... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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585 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was my 3rd or 4th time to this Historic Fort. But this time I was there at the very end of the day when the setting sun made the Ruins glow. Enjoyed exploring more and finding structures I hadn't seen before.

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