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Kinishba Ruins and Fort Apache Museum

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Great visit

I went into every open building including the school which was still in use. It was a fascinating... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Val E
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Trip to Fort Apache and Kinishba Ruins

I read the reviews for Fort Apache on tripadvisor prior to going. It seemed some who visited Fort... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2016
Osceola, WI
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13 Feb 2018
“Go back in time...”
10 Jul 2017
“Great visit”
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Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Near Canyon Day, Fort Apache, AZ
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

...and see history. Check in at the Fort Apache Museum before traveling to the ruins since you will need a pass and booklet. The ruins are off the path, but a must see. Along the dirt road we saw wild horses and peaceful surroundings. We...More

1  Thank KrisandLori
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

I went into every open building including the school which was still in use. It was a fascinating self tour. Each building with its unique architecture had an explanation outside. Many of the buildings are still used by EPA, land grant office, Indian affairs etc....More

1  Thank Val E
Reviewed October 18, 2016

When I was young I saw the movie Rio Grande where the cavalry fort did not have a stockade surrounding it. I was so disappointed, I then did research and found that lots of Forts did not have stockades, In the past few years, I...More

2  Thank Dennis L
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I read the reviews for Fort Apache on tripadvisor prior to going. It seemed some who visited Fort Apache were disappointed by lack of things to see or services provided. Others enjoyed the visit. After visiting I came to the conclusion that if you are...More

5  Thank Retiredreviewers
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Only 1.8 miles off the hwy Only paved half way then dirt...rough either way. Do-able by car for sure. "Permit required" read the sign... No info on the site or Rangers (ha! on the rez?) to ask but very original...not much preserved. Fort Apache (closed...More

3  Thank Bill85210
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We had read mixed reviews so our expectations were not high going into the experience. We found the museum and building interesting. Kids enjoyed catching horn toads and lizards. The ruins were a short easy hike from the parking lot. The road to get there...More

1  Thank Laura R
Reviewed May 13, 2016

The website was a lot more inspiring than the visit. There are still some old buildings but only one you can go in, the rest are being used for other things. Museum a bit small and the Kinibisha Ruins are neglected. Made quite a detour...More

Thank Adders
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The ruins were interesting to see but the Apache Museum was a disappointment. I can say that it could be a much better attraction with a little work and maintenance. There was trash laying around and the overall appearance is one lacking reasonable care.

Thank Susie P
Reviewed March 25, 2016

We took a short drive from Pinetop to visit these places. The girl at the front desk was new, and really didn't know much of anything, including directions. With a GPS and patience we were able to find the ruins. The Fort was disappointing, the...More

Thank bigdaddyg59
Reviewed December 31, 2015

Fort Apache Historic Park is the place to experience Apache history and culture. Its worth the visit to help understand the Apache heritage and traditions.

1  Thank WCG_12
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