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Fort Larned Highway Rest Area Closed for Winter

Broadleaf trees are in fall colors around a picnic area and restroom next to a two-lane rural highway.
Fall colors at the Fort Larned Highway Rest Area.

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News Release Date: November 30, 2017

Contact: William Chapman, 620-285-6911

Fort Larned National Historic Site will be closing the park’s rest area on Highway 156 for the winter, from December 1, 2017 to March 1, 2018.

William Chapman, Fort Larned Facility Manager, explains, “Closing this restroom for winter months saves significant energy through the winter. Signs will direct visitors to alternative restroom facilities at the park’s visitor parking lot and in the Visitor Center.” The museum, historic buildings, and park grounds are free to visit daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. Information on visiting is on the internet at or by calling 620-285-6911. For information on area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go to or call (620) 285-6916.

Last updated: November 30, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


(620) 285-6911
This phone is answered during regular business hours. After hours calls will be answered the next day. Please select a mailbox or leave a message on the main extension when the fort is closed.

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