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Great day. Go early in the morning when it's cool in June and early July. I wrote long reviews on... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Val E
via mobile
Not a touristy place

I really liked visiting here and the Kinishba ruins. This is for people that appreciate... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2017
nancy w
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While reading a book from the Chamber of Commerce, I was surprised to see Fort Apache listed as a place to go in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. It was a total surprise to find out it was located in the mountains at 5,096 ft above sea level....More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

You remember history in school about Indians and cavalry camps. Reading about it and actually seeing it is amazing and without comparison. The fort area has the cavalry cabins, school house, dorm, horse stalls and cemetery. You can walk or drive. Read each marker to...More

Thank KrisandLori
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Great day. Go early in the morning when it's cool in June and early July. I wrote long reviews on other areas of the fort. It was used in the 1930's as a Native American boarding school. We went anticipating info on Rin Tin Tin...More

1  Thank Val E
Reviewed July 3, 2017

I really liked visiting here and the Kinishba ruins. This is for people that appreciate history--there is nothing flashy/showy here. It's a solemn place. I enjoyed the ruins, but less for the work of the Arizona professor. The museum is ok--it's obvious that this is...More

Thank nancy w
Reviewed September 9, 2016

During the 1870s & 1880s the United States Army had dozens of facilities in Arizona, primarily for the protection of settlers and for fighting the Apaches led by Cochise and Geronimo during the Indian Wars. Several of those forts are still standing, with some well-preserved...More

2  Thank Robert V
Reviewed September 7, 2016

A lot of original buildings to see. Sad to see some are not. Guardhouse especially. While neat to see unrestored, if parts of this old fort not taken care of it won't be around for the future to see. It is on active school grounds....More

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Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Apache exhibit and learning their creation story. The walking tour was very interesting. I just wish more buildings had been open to the public.

Thank Deb M
Reviewed May 5, 2016

I'll start with saying that the history here is interesting but you'll need to research it mostly yourself. There's some nicely displayed artifacts but little information about those as well. Outside of the small museum building, there's a row of original cabins but many are...More

Thank Susie P
Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

I so enjoy touring old forts and learning about their history, and this one is well worth the nominal entrance fee. You can drive or walk, but I highly recommend walking so you don't miss reading about the history of the fort buildings. A very...More

Thank Rosslyn P
Reviewed February 11, 2016

There's a few of the original buildings from the Fort left and a few of them are restored and open with exhibits. They tried to built Victorian comfort to make them forget the remoteness of the location in the middle of nowhere. You find memories...More

Thank Klaus S
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