Historic Fort Reno

Historic Fort Reno7107 W Cheyenne St
El Reno, OK 73036

Phone: 405-262-3987
Fax: 405-262-0133
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This military post was established in 1874 to protect the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. Troops from the fort were instrumental in directing an orderly transition from reservations to individual farms, ranches and towns, and were the major force in supervising the Land Run of 1889. It served as two remount depots from 1908 to 1947, when it became an agricultural research station. It also served as a German prisoner of war camp in WWII. Much of the fort has been restored, and several activities are held on the site throughout the year. Over 25 historic structures are listed on the National Register ...

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Meeting Space Available

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available, Tour Group Welcome Reception

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-40, Route 66, US-270, US-81

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

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Sunday

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Monday

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas Eve through New Year's Day.

Located three miles west and one mile north of El Reno on Rt 66.

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Karen Nix




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/23/2014

Jolene, Historic Fort Reno would be a great place to take your family on a getaway. You can take a guided tour of the fort and explore the visitor's center, which is full of artifacts and photos. Fort Reno also offers occasional events like monthly ghost tours, which your children are more than welcome to attend as well. For more information, please call 405-262-3987. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jolene Snow on 06/23/2014

Each year we take our grandkids on a little outing in Oklahoma ages 10 to 22. Our trip must include learning something about Oklahoma. Would Ft Reno be a good place considering their age differences.


 
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