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Address: 7107 W Cheyenne St, El Reno, OK 73036-2153
Phone Number: +1 405-262-3987
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An Obscure Fort with an Amazing History

I really enjoyed visiting Fort Reno. It is isolated and quiet, the staff were obliging and very helpful and the fort is in a state of decay that somehow adds to its value as an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
John T
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visiting Fort Reno. It is isolated and quiet, the staff were obliging and very helpful and the fort is in a state of decay that somehow adds to its value as an institution that has had many chapters in its history. Troops from Fort Reno interacted and often exploited Southern Cheyenne and Southern Arapaho people, kicked boomers... More 

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They need to update their address so it is easy to find using GPS. The buildings are really cool and they have opportunity for a really cool historical marker but it is not executed well. They rely too much on photos instead of exhibits that bring the information home. I honestly felt bad for the guy working there; he seemed... More 

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Edmond, OK
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194 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Fort Reno is just outside El Reno Oklahoma and has a fascinating history. Begun in 1874 and served to control the Indians before statehood. It also served a purpose before and during WW 2 supplying horses and mules to the military. Even a German POW camp in the 40's. Most of the buildings are gone but they have started to... More 

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rogers , arkansas
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

There is a lot of open areas would be perfect for school trips or other group outings. Lots to see to look in each building would take at least a 1/2 day.

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1 Thank kcakouros
Fayetteville, Georgia
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135 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Who knew fort Reno was such a great place. We enjoyed our visit. Very interesting learning about the Calvary and some very important horses were trained there. The chapel was beautiful and was built by German POWS. The cemetery and the visitors center were easy access.

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Foley, Missouri
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We just happened upon this Fort. We got there late no time to really enjoy it all, We do want to go back. We spoke with Sarah, she was very informative of it all. We will go back when we are in the area.

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Oviedo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Wife and I headed out from OKC, took Route 66 out through Yukon which was a nice little ride. Fort is not far from I-40. There are 3 buildings that you can tour as of right now, was told more are being redone and updated. The main museum, had information about the fort, which was mainly Calvary from Indian wars... More 

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Southern USA
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199 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Arrived early on a Sunday morning and seemed to be the only visitors. Both buildings at Ft Reno are packed with photos, artifacts and written information in various forms. It appears that many people who had ties with the Fort have shared their treasures. In addition, the building are well preserved and add to the perspective of how life was... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped off while doing route 66. Definitely interesting with the history of the fort as well as that of the US Cavalry. All the staff where really helpful, the Chapel (which was in part built by WW2 German and Italian Prisoners of war) is really unique. The cemetery is a real trip down memory lane, when you see most of... More 

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Staley, North Carolina
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This was a very relaxing, slow pace attraction offering a glimpse of history. We started at the main office where the nice lady told us about the fort then we roamed around the fort at our own pace. We visited several buildings, some had attendants and others did not. The chapel was beautiful with all the exposed wood and pews.

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