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Fort Robinson State Park

Fort Robinson State Park

Fort Robinson State Park, outside Crawford, in northwestern Nebraska, is about 40 miles east of Lusk, Wyo., on U.S. Highway 20. The fort was the site of a number of events in the Indian Wars in the 1870s that are central to Wyoming’s history of the time. Fort Robinson was headquarters of the Red Cloud agency before that agency moved to Pine Ridge. The fort saw the murder of Crazy Horse in 1877 and the imprisonment and breakout of the Northern Cheyenne in 1878 and 1879. The facility includes a museum with exhibits on the fort’s history from the 19th century through World War II. For details on hours, activities and location, visit the website linked above, email ngpc.Fort.Robinson@nebraska.gov or call (308) 665-2900.