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Fort Simcoe State Park

Yakima, WA
+1 509-874-2372
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Know your true history. Learn it. Don't let it repeat itself.

Children were tortured and killed, abused, stripped of their culture, their families, and it all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alyssa J
Very historic

It was close to 100 degrees this day, no shade to park your car. But it was well worth the drive... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
John S
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Warrenton, Oregon
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This is the site of a former U.S. Army fort built during the 1850s.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
4 weeks ago
“Know your true history. Learn it. Don't let it repeat itself.”
15 Jul 2017
“Very historic”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Children were tortured and killed, abused, stripped of their culture, their families, and it all happened here. Know your history. Respect what happened. Fort Simcoe was a militarized Indian Boarding School. This is nothing to celebrate, this is not a 'fantastic' piece of history -...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

It was close to 100 degrees this day, no shade to park your car. But it was well worth the drive here. They have great signage to get you there. They have a nice layout of the original fort in the 1850's. one thing I...More

3  Thank John S
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a fantastic piece of history. Pack up the family and take the long drive to the park. Be sure and pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds. Beautifully maintained.

1  Thank Momof2n98948
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

this was interesting but not really very exciting. But, for history buffs it is a great stop. The surrounding area has some 8000 wild horses so you might see some in dryer weather coming in for water. Also a lot of resident elk. worth the...More

1  Thank David K
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

It's worth the long drive. Very interesting historical site that is well maintained. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day.

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

As a young child I found Fort Simcoe a fun place to explore, and hadn't been there in over 50 years, so we decided to make the drive to rediscover the park. There aren't any concessions, and we found the park had few visitors, but...More

Thank normana53
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Just for reference, this park is not in Yakima, Washington. It is actually deep into the Yakama Reservation, closer to the town of White Swan. It is also unfortunate that despite the interesting reconstruction of the fort's buildings and the important upkeep of the originals...More

16  Thank John T
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

While one must seek out this park it is worth the mileage. So much history and beauty. The beautiful buildings both original and restored pose great insight to the days of the past. Come for a civil war reenactment for a real look into the...More

1  Thank Ashesarmstrong
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wonderful wildflowers in the spring, Lots of room to visit a western fort replica and learn the history of the area, both the good and the bad. Nice picnic area and very quiet most of the time. A nice place for reflection.

1  Thank Disodora
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Wonderful day trip location. Plenty of room for children to run and play but visit historical buildings.

1  Thank flmisskathyh
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