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    Monument of the fort
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    Barrackes for the troops
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    Fort Riley-Sheridan Avenue Old Homes

    by BruceDunning Written Oct 4, 2009

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    There are a number-about 10 old homes that are still occupied today and the officers and family live life every day in them. It is a pleasure to see these old structures still remain on the outside as they were in 1852 when built

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    Calvary Museum

    by BruceDunning Updated Oct 4, 2009

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    This is a very well presented museum of the evolution of the Cavalry that housed itself in this fort. It had many famed people and names to attach to the adventures of the cavalry, with Custer being only one of many. There are a number of valued art pieces on display, also. There is also an adjacent 1st Division Museum that is worth the visit, a proud Big Red One that has seen many hard fought battles.

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    Custer House

    by BruceDunning Updated Oct 4, 2009

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    Entry view of Custer Home
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    He really did not live in this specific home, but a similar one. This home was restored along with many others along the traditional old street where officers and gentry lived. The homes are from the original times when built in 1855 from local limestone, and withstood the weather well. Custer had left wife Libby to attend to the house duties but there also was a servant most of the time to assist. His brother, Tom stayed with them for a while during the Indian campaigns out west.
    Furnishing of this home was from donated items of the period, and a few pieces that were in the Custer family, like the piano for one.
    Open 1-4 daily and 1-4 Sunday in summer months only

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    Drive Through the fort complex

    by BruceDunning Written Oct 4, 2009

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    Monument of the fort
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    The fort dates back to 1852 when the Army needed to protect the settlers in the area and set up a string of forts to protect those who were traveling out west along the famed trails routes. It was a strong point during the Civil War and many noted Generals came through here before and after the war.

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    I grew up watching those...

    by brdwtchr Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    I grew up watching those old movies with the cowboys and indians. The kind of movies where the cavalry would come to the rescue. I had a love and interest in the US cavalry from that. The US Cavalry Museum on Fort Riley was a place I had to see. I am so glad I did. It is a fine museum with much to learn and great works of art.
    The museum itself is in the old limestone hospital building that was built in 1855.

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    I am not sure I would say...

    by brdwtchr Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I am not sure I would say there are any must see activities in Junction City. For me there are because of the interests I have. My very favorite thing there is the Nature Center at Milford lake. It is a wonderful place. There is a butterfly house, hiking trail, live animals and birds, great displays. It is a place to touch and learn things and is fabulous place to take children.
    When you go to most museums there are signs that say, 'Please Don't Touch'. At the Nature Center they have signs that say, 'PLEASE TOUCH!!!' It is true that you can touch all kinds of animals fur or look at a snake skin under a magnifying lens. You can see how hard the horns of an antelope are or how soft are the feathers of a hawk. Go there and touch and explore and learn about nature.

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