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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
201 S. 7th St
201 S. 7th St, 1 mi. E. of US Hwy 75 at 7th & Madison Sts - First U.S. fort W. of the Missouri River played a major role in the western expansion and fur trade. This was the site of the council between the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Otoe-Missouri tribe and is now home to the First Council Sculpture. Visitor center and interpretive facilities open Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily, 11am-5pm. Call for off-season hours. Living history events portraying life in an 1820s military fort throughout summer. Pre-arranged tours from mid-April thru mid-Nov. Park permit required. Admission to visitor center. 402-468-5611 Facilities are marginally designed to serve the handicapped at this time.
Attraction Notes:
  • Hours & Days of operation: By appt.
  • Minimum Tour Length: 1 1/2 hours
  • Maximum Tour Length: 2 1/2 hours
  • Minimum Group Size: 15
  • Maximum Group Size: 100
  • Educational tour.
  • Group tour.
  • Motorcoach accessible.
  • Motorcoach parking.
  • Reservations required.
  • Lead time required.
  • Inside tour.
  • Outside tour.
  • Restrooms on site.
  • Handicapped accessible.
  • Picnic area.
  • Admission fee.
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