The Fort Museum & Frontier Village, Fort Dodge

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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  • What a treasure! I spent a Sunday walking through the grounds. This is one of the best museums I have been through. A Laura Ingalls fan? Then you will love the old village and picture a person like.....  more »
  • Loved getting to see what a fort and village looked like back then. Really loved the artifacts and how many were from Fort Dodge itself. Most building were built by local students at the community.....  more »
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  • Enjoyed our time here. There are many buildings with very old things to see. It is basically a museum of the fort. The fort is laid out there also and it was cool to see what the fort really looked like also. There is a lot of history in this place for sure. We enjoyed playing a game of checkers in the general store and play acting being some old settlers! The school and the church were probably my favorite buildings to go and see. There is something to be said about the founders and first settlers knowing and acknowledging that God was needed. Wishing we could go back to the days where God and Creation were taught in our schools. And the importance of family. Overall had a great time here and may go back in the future. Staff was friendly and inviting!!
  • Had a nice visit. The place is full of history about frontier life. Many interesting exhibits with loads of authentic artifacts. The replica fort is neat, as is the village. There are a few authentic buildings on the site too. I think the price of $10 per adult was well worth it.
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