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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Kiowa County near near Eads and Chivington, CO
+1 719-383-5051
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Reminder of government's lack of empathy

This site is way off of the beaten path, but worth the drive. It reminds us of how our government... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
alltrain
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Madison, Wisconsin
Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site

I was very disappointed, not in the site because we couldn't get there but in the 8 mile county... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dauanddku
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Kiowa County near near Eads and Chivington, CO
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+1 719-383-5051
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"american history"
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"native americans"
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"sacred ground"
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"small visitor center"
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"great sadness"
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"moving memorial"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This site is way off of the beaten path, but worth the drive. It reminds us of how our government hides what it doesn't want us to see. Before the two letters were found this story was not part of our history. The site is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed, not in the site because we couldn't get there but in the 8 mile county road leading to the site. The road is unpaved and in horrible condition. At a top speed of 7 miles per hour, we were unwilling to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a history professor, I teach my students about the events of the Old West, including such tragedies as the Sand Creek Massacre, which I did not learn about myself until I read, in college, Dee Brown's book, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." I...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

This location will get you in touch with the truth of how the west was really won, by robbing the Native Americans of their lands. It is important to visit a place such as this and this place will surely put a lot into perspective...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is a long way from most places but the trip to it, through the high plains of eastern Colorado, is beautiful and in its way was an important lead-up to the Massacre site. I highly recommend reading a...More

1  Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This Site is interesting to those that love history. To those that can feel it, You will feel a great sadness. The same as at Colonial Park cemetery in Savannah and at the Alamo. It was. I am very glad we made the trip.

Thank Ruby S
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Located a short distance from Eads Colorado: this has got to be one of the most emotional & saddest places in the United States. Located in the countryside, a group of friendly native Americans was brutally attacked by United States army troops in 1865. The...More

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

You have to really want to visit this national historic site because it takes a major effort. Eastern Colorado is monotonous. No topography. No towns. Just endless vistas of high prairie. If you are a National Park junkie like us, planning is required to make...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This site is a very moving memorial to the native American people who were killed in this massacre. There is no fee to enter. The signage is self explanatory. There are trails if you have time for hiking.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Westward expansion of the US is not without it's disheartening events. Sand Creek Massacre site happens to be one of them. If not for eyewitness accounts, This tragedy would never have come to light. Be mindful that you will not be able to go to...More

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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
It will probably take you about 20 minutes. The gravel road really slows things down.
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