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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

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I knew a little of the massacre from being in Boulder, where we re-named one of our dorms to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lafayette, Colorado

During our drive to Great Sand Dunes we planned to stop for picnic, we arrived late and missed it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ezekiel A
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew a little of the massacre from being in Boulder, where we re-named one of our dorms to Cheyenne-Arapapho . But the brutality of the attacks were not known, and the betrayal of the trust of the natives by "US" forces is unforgivable. What...More

Thank 996candy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our drive to Great Sand Dunes we planned to stop for picnic, we arrived late and missed it, gate was closed. We did stop and look around for a few minutes. We also attempted to stop in town which has an off-site office (we...More

Thank Ezekiel A
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

Thank alltrain
Reviewed 7 June 2018 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

Thank dauanddku
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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

1  Thank Steven B
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

1  Thank 409josephk
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
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
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
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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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
It will probably take you about 20 minutes. The gravel road really slows things down.