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Fort Dodge

East Highway U.S. 154, Dodge City, KS
+1 316-227-2121
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Worth a drive thru, underwhelming.

Part of the Trolley Tour we took. Expected more, Sam (13) and Dad were disappointed. Maybe it... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Clockdocto
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Lenexa, Kansas
Ft Dodge

This just made my heart happy...homes for retired veterans. The only complaint I have is that so... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Mary B
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Texas
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Take a self-guided walking tour of the grounds at this historic fort, built in 1867 to protect the mail service and wagon trains along the Santa Fe Trail, and later converted to the Kansas Soldiers Home.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good34%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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East Highway U.S. 154, Dodge City, KS
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+1 316-227-2121
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Part of the Trolley Tour we took. Expected more, Sam (13) and Dad were disappointed. Maybe it would be better driving there and walking the grounds.

Thank Clockdocto
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This just made my heart happy...homes for retired veterans. The only complaint I have is that so many of the homes really need repair and upgrading but I love that they are helping veterans.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

There is really not much to look at. A lot of old buildings with not much excitement to them. Take a look if you want.

Thank sweepea1
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Fort Dodge Veterans Home was starting place for The American Legion Legacy Ride. It is also a neat area to see all the stone buildings. Visit a veteran at the soldiers home.

Thank Doug E
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We took the trolly to Fort Dodge and leaned about the history. We did not get out to look or see anything, but it was very clean and looked interesting. The trolly tour there was great.

Thank bjett26970
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Pleasant and informative museum, a lot of fun and a great display of an old West cavalry fort. Much history in the area, and this is well worth a stop.

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

After watching Gunsmoke with my Dad and hearing references that Fort Dodge was miles away from Dodge City we were intrigued to go see what was there. First, there is nothing that looks like a old west fort like on TV. This Historic Fort Dodge...More

2  Thank paravance
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Driving through here I felt like I was visiting a little village. People live here and I didn't feel comfortable stopping, getting out and looking around. That being said, driving around was really neat.. There is old stuff and there is new stuff. Very nice...More

3  Thank Tara B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I found this fort has not preserved it's history as much as I'd like to see. It is like a small town and almost everything is modern. I was not impressed with the visit.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great reuse of an old fort as a rest home for veterans. The buildings and layout of the old fort have been well preserved.

2  Thank DR186
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Scarlet46
15 August 2017|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Visitors can take self-guided tours of the grounds during daylight hours. A small museum located in the library is open every day from 1 to 4.
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