• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

Nearby Attractions

History
Fort Larned is located along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, and there are many opportunities to learn more about the trail and its history all along the way.

Four miles east of Fort Larned is the Santa Fe Trail Center, a museum and library.

Sixteen miles east of Fort Larned is Pawnee Rock State Park, home of the well-known Santa Fe Trail landmark.

 
Black-necked stilt

Black-necked Stilt

Nathan King

Wildlife Viewing
While many birds and other wildlife may be seen at Fort Larned, the nearby Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge offer phenomenal opportunities for birding and other recreation.

Scenic Drives
Kansas Scenic Byways include the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway near Fort Larned. The byway traverses scenic rural Kansas landscape and connects Quivira and Cheyenne Bottoms.

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Did You Know?

Infantry Marching

By modifying existing rifles to create the Model 1866 Springfield rifle, the U.S. Army tripled a soldier’s rate of fire at minimal expense. These new rifles were among those used at Fort Larned. More...