The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era. Plan to visit Washita Battlefield Visitor Center during your Cheyenne vacation using our convenient Cheyenne trip planning site.
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Washita Battlefield Visitor Center reviews
The Visitor Center was very nice and highly informative as was the staff working that day. I recommend taking the walk around the grounds as well. The interpretive plagues were very informative.
The Visitor Center was very nice and highly informative as was the staff working that day. I recommend taking the walk around the grounds as well. The interpretive plagues were very informative. more »
All countries have sad episodes that must never be forgotten. If you can go to the Washita Battlefield National Historic site and learn about the massacre of the Black Kettle's Cheyenne, then do...
All countries have sad episodes that must never be forgotten. If you can go to the Washita Battlefield National Historic site and learn about the massacre of the Black Kettle's Cheyenne, then do... more »
The Washita Battlefield Visitor Center is a hidden gem! The National Park Service staff was very friendly and helpful! The center itself is beautiful and full of art and history! I appreciated the visit more than I thought I would. I highly recommend visiting here if you are in the Cheyenne area! Nearby, there are hiking trails on the actual battlefield with informative stops along the way. The prayer cloths placed all over are very humbling. Overall, well worth the visit here!
It’s hard to put this site into words but it’s definitely worth a spot. A lot of upsetting American history is at this site. Indigenous people didn’t want to move west so American settlers savagely killed and captured them. It’s upsetting but the site is able to put that horror into easy to understand displays. Stop at the visitor center first and then visit the battlefield itself. Think about the history of the land while you are on it. The rangers are friendly and able to answer any questions you may have about the battle and the battlefield.
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