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Part of our in-depth series exploring Sioux Nation Forts

Picture of Fort Kearney

Fort Kearny protected thousand of pioneer wagon trains. An interpretive center, blacksmith/carpenter shop, powder magazine, and split log stockade tell the exciting story.

Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The 152-acre recreation area features sand beaches, swimming, showers, and changing rooms, fishing, camping, picnicking and hiking along the Hike-Bild Trail. A Nebraska State Park Permit is required.

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Fort Kearny State Historical Park
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