BACK IN THE 1800s...

Over 150 years ago, the Fort Dodge area was scouted by Dragoons (mounted infantry) and chosen as the perfect spot for a military lookout. Thus, Fort Dodge was born.

Now, in 2018, we remember the Fort's history with our meticulously recreated stockade and our replica frontier village, featuring original buildings from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s, including a one room schoolhouse and an original 1850s log cabin. 

Travel back in time and join us in celebrating our town's frontier heritage.

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