Central Kansas has a four-season climate. Winter tends to be cold and dry, with average daytime highs below 40F (4C). Foehn winds blowing across the Great Plains from the Southwest periodically raise temperatures above 80F (27C). Unsettled warmer air, higher winds, and severe weather arrive in the spring and often last through early July. Late summer days hover above 90F (32C) and readings over 100F (38C) are not uncommon. Fall is variable but generally milder with showers changing to snow and ice later.
Entrance to Fort Larned is free!
The Visitor Center is located in one of the two historic Enlisted Barracks at the fort. It includes restrooms, a bookstore/gift shop, a 10 minute film and exhibits.
Welcome to Fort Larned!
Find essential information to plan your trip to the best preserved Indian Wars Era post on the Santa Fe Trail.
Last updated: May 5, 2020