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Santa Fe Trail Tracks

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Address: West Highway 50, Dodge City, KS
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+1 620-225-8186

Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut...

Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut formations dating from the nineteenth century can be clearly seen today.

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Historical Marker type of stop

Worth the stop to get a feel for the type of country these early travelers had to cross. The tracks are visible as slight indentations in the hillsides. Not readily visible.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wichita, Kansas
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to stop and strectch your legs. Paved walking path with information kiosks along the trail. Also has QR scanners for more information on your phone

Thank KansasDavid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the stop to get a feel for the type of country these early travelers had to cross. The tracks are visible as slight indentations in the hillsides. Not readily visible.

Thank SpiderSD
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love old stuff like this- it was a neat stop. I understand that its not everyones cup of tea. Its just a pull off on the side of the road. Lots of information available.

Thank Tara B
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

West of town about 9 miles. Coming from Dodge City, it's on the right side of the road. Nothing really denotes it from the road. There is a small loop you drive up, and a parking area not far from the highway. There was a tall silo or tower of some kind (on the left) we passed and the trail... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

A lot of good information to read along the path. The tracks are a bit difficult to see, but it's worth a visit.

Thank travelgirl6126
Prince Albert, Canada
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016

You can still see some of the wagon tracks and when you are looking across the expanse of blowing grass you can imagine what it may have been like to head off across in the country with a covered wagon or just your horse.

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Visited with my 81 year old mother. Used wheelchair in order for her to see this amazing part of history. Excellently maintained. Just imagine what it must have been like for our forefathers and mothers to have crossed the country by way of this trail. Beautiful view of the surrounding fields!

Thank dianah267
Pueblo West, Colorado
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235 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went by a little early in the morning, perhaps. Very difficult to see the ruts, but some could be made out a little farther away. Still, great to stand in a place where so many people passed by. Good view of the plains from this bluff.

Thank Alan N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

You may as well stop and have a look. Wonderful scenary goes on for miles giving you an apreciation of the vastness of the planes. Good history notes on exhibits.

Thank Tony M
Tucson, Arizona
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528 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Located approx. nine miles west of town, these ruts are a good reminder of the thousands who braved horrific conditions to follow their dream. Time & Mother Nature have taken their toll and it is rather difficult to make them out, but, use a little imagination and they will be easy to see. On a note of caution, There is... More 

Thank Paul G

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