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Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant John Denny served at Fort Hays from January 1882 to December 1884. He and other African American “Buffalo Soldiers” are part of the rich Fort Hays history that includes names like Generals George A. Custer, Nelson Miles, and Philip Sheridan; Major Marcus Reno; William “Buffalo Bill” Cody; and James B. “Wild Bill” Hickok. Established in 1865 in the land of the Cheyenne and Arapaho, the fort protected railroad workers and travelers on the Smoky Hill Trail. See the soldiers’ clothing, weapons, and personal items, including George Custer’s dumbbell forged by the fort’s blacksmith. Learn more about the soldiers and the people they were protecting when you visit Fort Hays.

Admission:

Adults: $5

Students: $1

Children 5 & Under and Members of "Friends of the Fort": FREE
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  • This place has a small museum and lots of signs that tell you where a building used to be. There are only a few buildings left and it's surrounded by a golf course. The staff are knowledgeable and fri...  more »
  • This expansive frontier fort (no stockade) has a small visitors center (with bathrooms!!) and features two recreated officer's quarters buildings furnished and set up to depict frontier life for an Ar...  more »
  • Definitely worth your time if you are in Hays, KS. Exhibits are well presented and educational. Too bad many of the buildings have been moved or torn down.  more »
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  • Great school to attend when you are working full time. Online classes are great, and the labs they have built for IT help you learn a lot.
  • I am currently an on campus senior majoring in psychology. The atmosphere here is intimate, you know all of the professors in your department. Tenured professors, experts in their fields, actually teach your courses and appreciate dedicated scholarship. I transferred here and have found the campus welcoming, and friendly. The outer community is somewhat homogenous and lacks diversity but on campus you can develop culturally diverse friendships and experiences. Study abroad agreements let students travel to both China and Germany for the same cost of attending FHSU. This school is a diamond in the rough!
  • classmates and teachers are really friendly. I enjoyed the Exchange year in Fort Hays State university!
  • The University is very good for the price. However, text books and several classes always discuss oppression of Africans in one way or another. Ok already! All of America and the rest of the world has been taught several times over that blacks are innocent and downtrodden and white people are evil. Can we move on! Please!
  • Love this college. Completely affordable and you get a great education. I went to K-State and FHSU and I learned so much more from FHSU. Check this place out!