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Santa Fe Trail Tracks

West Hwy 50, Dodge City, KS
+1 620-225-8186
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Worth a quick look

The Santa Fe Trail Tracks was a stop I wanted to make while visiting Dodge City that I had no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia C
via mobile
A bit out of town

Hard to find because the sign was down and needed to be update. You can still see the wagon wheel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce R
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Flower Mound, Texas
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, these wagon wheel rut formations dating from the nineteenth century can be clearly seen today.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“santa fe trail” (21 reviews)
“large sign” (4 reviews)
“wagon ruts” (5 reviews)
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West Hwy 50, Dodge City, KS
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+1 620-225-8186
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"santa fe trail"
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"large sign"
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"wagon ruts"
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"air conditioned car"
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"interesting piece of history"
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"prairie grass"
in 2 reviews
"nice stop"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"rolling hills"
in 2 reviews
"arkansas river"
in 3 reviews
"marker"
in 22 reviews
"pioneers"
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"remnants"
in 6 reviews
"land"
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"vegetation"
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"indentations"
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"route"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Santa Fe Trail Tracks was a stop I wanted to make while visiting Dodge City that I had no expectations about except maybe a photo opt. After a quick pic we decided to walk up the short paved path and see what there was...More

1  Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to find because the sign was down and needed to be update. You can still see the wagon wheel tracks on the hill facing the west - My wife's favorite stop in Dodge City. Had a number of displays describing the Native Americans and...More

Thank Bruce R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not too many places left in the Old West where you can still see remnants of the original marks of history. The Santa Fe Trail Tracks, from the pioneers' actual prairie schooner wheels, can still be seen. Plus, you get the actual "experience"...More

1  Thank Robert J W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove the entire Santa Fe Trail from start to finish including both Mountain Route and Cimarron Route. We stopped here to see the trail ruts. You have to look close but you can see the change in topography in the land. Right there countless...More

Thank 63impala
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Trip Advisor sent us to the incorrect location, but we found it further west. Tracks are difficult to see in daylight, but signage is informative and well presented. The forces of nature have washed them out over nearly 200 years, but still interesting to see...More

1  Thank noiseguy53
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I've been here before. Even camped on the Arkansas just below the place. I stopped here with my 27 yr old daughter a few weeks ago. I never knew she was interested in history. Do stop and view the wagon swales. They get a little...More

Thank RattlesnakeCharlie
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We always stop here on our trips through western Kansas on the way to Colorado. 25 years ago the tracks were more visible than they are now. Winter is the best time before the vegetation hides them. The large sign has been laying on the...More

Thank maldenmusic
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Wish the surrounding grass was greened up so the ruts would have shown up better... Brown grass and dirt ruts blended in together. But worth the stop just to imagine pioneers' struggles.

Thank Deborah P
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a place for reflection on the hardships and fortitude of the early settlers. As you see the ruts and tracks wore deep into the prairie sod by countless wagons and even more horses it causes one to have a deeper appreciation for our...More

3  Thank Mukoy
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Worth your time to stop and take a short walk to see the ruts. We missed the stop at first because they are redoing the sign.

1  Thank DB67154
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ramonac295
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Response from 2NCretiredtravelers | Reviewed this property |
We didn't locate that place along our travels...sorry!
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Response from maldenmusic | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog on the very short walk out to the viewing area
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