Fort Dodge, Kansas is located approximately 5 miles East of Dodge City, Kansas, on Highway 400. Fort Dodge was built in 1865. The first buildings were sod and adobe, and lumber arrived and the first wooden buildings were errected in. in 1866. Fort Dodge was only used as a fort for 17 years. In January 1890, Fort Dodge was deeded to the State of Kansas for use as the Kansas State Soldiers Home. The Kansas Veterans' Cemetery was opened in 2002.
Several buildings at the Fort Dodge Soldiers Home are open for tours, and vistors are welcome to walk or drive through the grounds.
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