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Fort Atkinson State Park

. Description:  From 1820-1827 this post was western-most point of government authority, in charge of regulating the fur trade, and the location of the first school and library in Nebraska.  Restoration is ongoing, with an interpretive center, restored Armorer's Shop, two barracks walls and Council house providing focal points for interpreters.
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How to find: 
Address:
S 7th St
PO Box 240
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023

Parent Organization:
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Contacts
Phone 402 468-5611
Alt Phone 402 468-5895
E-mail mailto:Fort.Atkinson@ngpc.ne.gov
URL(s)
 Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
   http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/showpark.asp?Area_No=73

Friends of Fort Atkinson
http://www.fortatkinsononline.org/
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Visitor center Memorial Day - Labor Day, Sat-Sun Sep & to 1st Sunday in Oct 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5
Season  Park grounds are open year round at 8 am. V.C.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of FEB 2008     $4.35 ( daily park entry)   Please call ahead
Special Fees:  Parks entry permit $4.35 a day, $20.35 annual
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Tour grounds.  Signs indicate placement of features not reconstructed.  Interpretive schedules are available at the visitor center. See the Fort or Friends web pages for schedule of living history weekends featuring demonstrations and costumed interpretation
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period Type of Site
Buildings: Stockade,
Interpreters: Indian Agent Craftspeople: Blacksmith, gunsmith, sometimes cooper & carpenter
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Picnic Vending/
Snacks
Cafeteria

 Restaurant

Capacity  Yes      
Recreation

Description

Availability Contact
Trails/Hiking  
Athletic Facilities      
Other      
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Historical

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Peony Park  Activity
Eppley Airfield  Airport
Mormon Trail Center  History Related Organization
Gerald R Ford Conservation Center  History Related Organization
Landmarks Inc History Related Organization
Union Pacific Historical Collection  History Related Organization
Radisson Hotels Lodging
Joslyn Art Museum Museum
Omaha Children's Museum Museum
Gerald R Ford Birth Site and Gardens  Specialty Museum
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo Zoo
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Recreational  
Amusement  
Outdoor Recreation  
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Lion's Den B&B 136 South  7th Street
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Blair House Motel 2829 South Highway 30
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Landmark Inn 1465 Front Street
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Rath Inn South Highway 30
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