Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park


Location:1 mile east of Fort Calhoun and 9 miles northeast of Omaha.
Facilities:Historic structures, visitor center, picnic tables, hiking trails, modern restrooms.
Activities:Living history demonstrations, picnicking, hiking.
Special Features:Established in 1820 on the recommendation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Fort Atkinson was the first US military post west of the Missouri River and was important to early fur trade, river traffic, and Indian relations. Much of the historic outpost has been reconstructed, and living history demonstrations are scheduled during the summer months.
Address:PO Box 240
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023

Phone:402-468-5611
Fax:402-468-5066
Web: www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/guides/parksearch/findpark.asp
Size: 157 acres.

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