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Fort Simcoe State Park

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We recently took grandkids to this state park. We packed lunch & had a picnic and just enjoyed our... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Yakima, Washington
Interesting Place With Interesting History

this was interesting but not really very exciting. But, for history buffs it is a great stop. The... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
David K
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This is the site of a former U.S. Army fort built during the 1850s.
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Yakima, WA
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All reviews grounds are beautiful piece of history homes army picnic bears signage
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

We recently took grandkids to this state park. We packed lunch & had a picnic and just enjoyed our time together. My grand sons really liked seeing how life used to be without all of the electronics we use today! Of course they like our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We had company and drove out to see Fort Simco, it was supposed to be open. The gate was locked and the Parks Department did not know why. She said we could go around the gate and look around, Very interesting but would have liked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank pembeg941
Reviewed 13 September 2018

we saw a bear walking in the grounds! Buildings well maintained, and the grounds are beautiful - wonderful old oak trees

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jeffcd
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Grew up knowing of such an amazing place and piece of history so proud to have been able to visit this as an adult to appreciate the history far more than as a child

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank martyswillis
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Children were tortured and killed, abused, stripped of their culture, their families, and it all happened here. Know your history. Respect what happened. Fort Simcoe was a militarized Indian Boarding School. This is nothing to celebrate, this is not a 'fantastic' piece of history -...More

Date of experience: October 2017
6  Thank Alyssa J
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It was close to 100 degrees this day, no shade to park your car. But it was well worth the drive here. They have great signage to get you there. They have a nice layout of the original fort in the 1850's. one thing I...More

Date of experience: July 2017
6  Thank John S
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a fantastic piece of history. Pack up the family and take the long drive to the park. Be sure and pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds. Beautifully maintained.

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Momof2n98948
Reviewed 13 August 2016

this was interesting but not really very exciting. But, for history buffs it is a great stop. The surrounding area has some 8000 wild horses so you might see some in dryer weather coming in for water. Also a lot of resident elk. worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank David K
Reviewed 23 July 2016

It's worth the long drive. Very interesting historical site that is well maintained. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank WAH-YAK
Reviewed 13 July 2016

As a young child I found Fort Simcoe a fun place to explore, and hadn't been there in over 50 years, so we decided to make the drive to rediscover the park. There aren't any concessions, and we found the park had few visitors, but...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank normana53
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14 November 2018|
Response from travelingagain611 | Reviewed this property |
Whatever happened was so many years ago those people are all dead and gone. It is so sad that these days we try to hang onto things that did happen so long ago when people were ignorant and cruel. Enjoy the area for what it... More
Taarna A
3 February 2016|
Response from KALEA L |
Yes. The entrance Fee is $10, But i do not know about the pass.