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Kinishba Ruins and Fort Apache Museum

Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Near Canyon Day, Fort Apache, AZ
+1 928-338-4625
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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 10 July 2017
Val E
via mobile
Educational, Many good pictures, both in my camera and on the walls

When I was young I saw the movie Rio Grande where the cavalry fort did not have a stockade... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Dennis L
Gilbert, Arizona
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Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Near Canyon Day, Fort Apache, AZ
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Reviewed 10 July 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

Thank Val E
Reviewed 19 October 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

1  Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 30 September 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 7 September 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 26 July 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 14 May 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 6 May 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 26 March 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 31 December 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
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

The fort is very interesting but only had limited access to the buildings. The museum is interesting and the grounds ate well kept. It was a nice place to stretch out legs. The ruins are really neat and the buildings were so meticulously put up,...More

2  Thank ChinaGal_57
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