The grounds at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

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Fort Larned National Historic Site

Top choice in Kansas

Six miles west of town, Fort Larned National Historic Site is a remarkably well-preserved 1860s fort in an evocative setting. It's well worth the trip to learn about the turbulent history of the Indian Wars era. The Santa Fe Trail passed right out front and it's easy to imagine wagons rolling past.

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