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Fort Hays State Historic Site

Hays, KS
+1 785-925-6812
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Army base and artifacts

This expansive frontier fort (no stockade) has a small visitors center (with bathrooms!!) and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis M
Iowa, United States
Fort Hays

Definitely worth your time if you are in Hays, KS. Exhibits are well presented and educational. Too... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Allen E
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This expansive frontier fort (no stockade) has a small visitors center (with bathrooms!!) and features two recreated officer's quarters buildings furnished and set up to depict frontier life for an Army officer and his wife and children. Well done displays. The restored wooden block house...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth your time if you are in Hays, KS. Exhibits are well presented and educational. Too bad many of the buildings have been moved or torn down.

Thank Allen E
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have lived in Hays for a long time. It's been many years since we had visited Fort Hays. We had family back and went to visit. I had forgotten how historical it was. They had added many exhibits since we had been there. A...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My family and myself went here in early December 2016 for the Christmas at the Fort event and we were really impressed. The place was dark with lanterns all along the sidewalks that really made my 4 yr old happy. I recommend this place to...More

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Located about two miles from I-70 and across from a small buffalo herd, this is worth a stop if you’re interested in Western U.S. history. Gen. Custer, Buffalo Bill, and Wild Bill Hickock have all passed through. The once expansive fort now consists of the...More

Thank Mack3065
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I was visiting family in Hays and they along with me had never visited the fort. I thought it would be great for two young men to learn about the history. The buildings have been kept up nicely and the interactive displays are very interesting....More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I never knew how the frontier and forts part of Kansas history were so entwined with the early settlement part of Kansas history. I was surprised to learn that the fort was still in operation when the railroad came to Hays. The fort was supplied...More

Thank Henry A
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great spot with officers quarters, a guardhouse, a blockhouse, and lots of interpretive signs. Really enjoyed our time there, and the history specialist had lots of stories and information.

Thank d s
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
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