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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

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Great Exposure to Life on the Prairie 1820

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park at the edge of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Over the years, Fort... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Tim D
Omaha, Nebraska
Living History! What a Great Day

What a wonderful day, we loved the interaction with all the period dressed in period clothes and... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
La Vista, Nebraska
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201 S 7th St, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023-3521
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park at the edge of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Over the years, Fort Atkinson has been recreated and is worth a visit, especially when the fort is alive with soldiers and crafts-people illustrating how life was in the 1820s when the fort...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day, we loved the interaction with all the period dressed in period clothes and uniforms. Great displays at the council house, the cabin and the bake oven. The fort was amazing with all the displays of the living quarters, kitchen, surgeon’s rooms...More

1  Thank Mon-ValleyGuy
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The log fort of Fort Atkinson State Historical Park is a period specific reconstruction and is one of the premier historical sites in Nebraska. The park sits on 157 acres atop "Council Bluff," the site of the first meeting between the 1804 Lewis and Clark...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Fort Atkinson State Historical Park is part of the Nebraska Game and Parks system. This park contains a reconstruction of an 1820 US Army Fort, apparently the largest western fort at that time. The Lewis and Clark Expedition also stopped at this location in...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Enjoyed our stop at Fort Atkinson as we followed the Lewis and Clark Trail. They have done an excellent job on the reconstruction of this fort, and we very much enjoyed walking around the big fort as well as the beautiful garden area with statues...More

Thank PasCaLady
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Awesome place to step back into time and see how the early settlers lived in Nebraska. If you can, look for when they are doing the Living History show. Great group of volunteers put on a wonderful and informative show. They also do candlelight tours...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit and learn about the history of Fort Atkinson. Make sure you stop by on a living history weekend and watch the reenactors. They do a great job in creating working 1820's military fort. They have the military soldiers, tin...More

Thank jlgkb1974
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The fort is small but worth the short drive to go see. I would highly recommend going in reenactment weekends. Take a few dollars for items at the trading post. Reenactors are very knowledgeable and passionate about their craft

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