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Wagon Box Fight Monument

Exit 44 off Interstate 90, Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, Story, WY
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Interesting

This monument is educational and tells the story of a little known piece of history. The signage is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kadct
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New Preston, Connecticut
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Little known Western history

A very minimalist site but still well done and an important chapter in the Plains Indian wars. The... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
nogatraveler
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North GA
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Exit 44 off Interstate 90, Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, Story, WY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This monument is educational and tells the story of a little known piece of history. The signage is good and helps one imagine what it may have been like back in the day. The original monument only acknowledges the loss of military life but there...More

Thank kadct
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A very minimalist site but still well done and an important chapter in the Plains Indian wars. The setting is beautiful and evocative.

Thank nogatraveler
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This monument is situated in Fort Phil Kearny, Story, Wyoming. It is a very remote location and not a lot more than a large open area where the fort once stood and a battle took place. The sign tells the story and we were totally...More

Thank Ottley
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

It had good history facts. Pretty view. If you are around swing by. It is even free. I like the Experance

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I am fascinated by the Indian Wars of the 1860s and 70s but had never traveled west to see any of the hallowed battle sites. It is SO amazing to stand in the very spot where history was made; this is an extremely beautiful area...More

Thank Cruiser9901
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Second time we have stopped there. If you are a history buff or especially like western history it is very well worth the stop. Only takes a few minutes to look over the site.

Thank kandkf
Reviewed 26 May 2016

It does not look like much but I learned a lot when I visited the site. What I thought what a wagon box was and what I actually saw gave me a new appreciation for what the men and women went through.

1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

The setting is very beautiful and the signage is quite helpful. Though there is not the mystery attached to this place as at the Fetterman and Little Big Horn sites, it is still a site not to be missed.

Thank VEHEO
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We visited this battlefield in addition to Ft. Phil Kearny and the site of the Fetterman Fight. This battlefield location is some of the prettiest real estate I've ever seen, in addition to being the site of an impressive fight.

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 24 September 2014

The site is marked to show where the wagon boxes were arranged in an oval. There is a monument and a good view of the mountains where the wood cutters were working. I drove several miles on dirt roads to get there, but it was...More

1  Thank Larry M
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