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high point in Kansas

There is not much here as this was a high point that travelers were guided by. But the building... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
alphawolfie
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oklahoma
TAKE THE TIME TO VISIT

Dad and Son (13) trip to New Mexico. Sam says "incredible view overlooking the Santa Fe Trail... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Clockdocto
,
Lenexa, Kansas
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SW 112th ave, Pawnee Rock, KS
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

There is not much here as this was a high point that travelers were guided by. But the building does has a spiral staircase to get to the top and you can see for miles. There is a monument and plaques that talks about the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Dad and Son (13) trip to New Mexico. Sam says "incredible view overlooking the Santa Fe Trail. Check it out". Dad here, many travelers have left there mark on the rocks, wonder how many actually got to their destination. A unique historical site. Well kept,...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Take your time, stretch your legs, and visit olde Pawnee Rock. Being the only hill with a vantage point in the region, it's easy to see why it holds significant American Indian and Settler significance. It's in a bit of a sad state, clearly the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It is a park with a view of the town where there were great views of buffalo 175 years ago. Nice spot for a picnic or a smoke. Located right off the highway.

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

If you are on your way to Fort Larned, it's a nice side stop to better understand part of the Santa Fe Trail history. The natural rock outcropping (which used to be much taller) was a guide post for pioneer travelers.

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We loved the history at this location. We wouldn't drive hours to get here, but if in the area a must see. Just imagine standing in that same spot years ago and watch the wagon trains and Indians. Wow!

Thank Ginger H
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

I grew up around this area and used to love going up to the rock and watching the sun set. Such a beautiful view. I even thought about getting married here. My dad used to tell me stories about the indian's, how they used this...More

1  Thank KaraAnn2016
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

The top of this rock was mined before the locals realized its historical significance, but settlers by the score passed by this austere landmark cropping up from the Kansas prairie, carving their names for posterity. One can climb the observation tower, with its height level...More

1  Thank SarahJ100100
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Interesting to stand on the rock and look out over the land the early settlers crossed as they headed west. When you see cars and trucks zipping along the improved roads, you realize how far we've come in 150 years.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

I originally expected a larger rock outcropping but once you get to the top and overlook the area, it was impressive. they have interesting signs and old photographs of what it looked like and information about the Santa Fe trail. well worth a 20 minute...More

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