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Fort Hays State Historic Site

Hays, KS
+1 785-925-6812
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Fort Hays State Historic Site is a great stop for families. You get to see how the soldiers and... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Jeannine B
Interesting view of the isolated life on the prairie

We stopped at this museum when it had already closed but were still able to walk around and read... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Wichita, Kansas
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Four original buildings from the frontier days of Fort Hays.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fort Hays State Historic Site is a great stop for families. You get to see how the soldiers and their families lived while working on the plains. You feel surrounded by the history and the unique characters that served on the high plains.

Thank Jeannine B
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stopped at this museum when it had already closed but were still able to walk around and read the various signs that explained what went on here. Few buildings actually remain, but there is enough here to make it interesting. It definitely makes you...More

Thank AmericanexpatKL
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Looking for something to do before eating dinner seen that this was close so we went over to see, glad we did. There were a few buildings left. Lots of good information and things to see.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took the tour, and we will be coming back with the kids. It's a lot of walking, but there are benches here and there which help. I liked the videos and audio clips. It was pretty neat seeing how people lived...More

Thank staceyc777
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Take a stroll thru history while you walk the grounds of the old fort. The park service has done a great job of filling in the gaps when it comes to the history of the fort and nearby Hays. You won't be disappointed when you...More

Thank AKDave1
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The staff member took us to the officer's quarters and patiently explained what we were looking for. It's easy to image living on the plains in the 1880's just by being here. Only the O quarters, block house and jail are still here but the...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 2 October 2015

very interesting with some interactive features. Friendly staff knowledgeable guide. No food or drink available on site when we were there.

Thank KARL6444257
Reviewed 28 September 2015

All though there are not much of the original features left to see we found it very interesting and the film that you see before makes it very clear how important the Fort was to the area and to the travellers on the trail from...More

1  Thank sisteract_10
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Poor parking, Not much to see. However if they depend on state funding the quality of the exhibits is to be expected.

Thank Jenni O
Reviewed 27 August 2015

There's only a few buildings still standing but it gives you a chance to visualize the size of the fort on the open prairie. Had some interesting items in the buildings to help bring history to life.

Thank KansasMover
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