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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
Tucson, Arizona
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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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Apache was established in the spring of 1870 and was originally called Camp Ord, in honor of General Otho Cresap Ord. The fort soon changed names to Camp Mogollon and then Camp Thomas before receiving the final name of Camp Apache in February 1871...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Swabado
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although I am a fan of interactive museums, this was an especially restful and informative place. We were impressed with the amount of detail in the explanations and the photographs. The museum is in a complex that was previously a fort and then converted to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ButterflyLady68
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank nancyw953
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Bill85210
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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