Fort Riley is located in Kansas, United States. Situated on the Kansas River, Fort Riley has an area of 100.656 acres (407 squared kilometers) and a population of approximately 25,000 residents. Fort Riley is a United States Army base, the military reservation actually including two census designated places, Fort Riley North and Fort Riley-Camp Whitside. Fort Riley was established in 1853 and its name was given by Major General Bennett C. Riley. Nowadays, Fort Riley is a popular place among history passionates, while the numerous amazing museums that can be visited in the city manage to draw a large number of visitors.
U.S. Cavalry Museum is one of the most impressive historical venues that can be visited in Fort Riley. The museum is located in a building dating back to 1855 and which used to be a hospital. The building in which the Cavalry Museum is currently located has hosted a school until 1957. The museum opened only in 1962 and it exhibits numerous collections depicting the history of US Cavalry.
The 1st Infantry Division Museum is a spot not to miss if you plan on visiting Fort Riley soon. Within this location you will be able to see memorabilia displaying the history of the 1st infantry division from World War I. However, the collections found here are not limited to the period of the war, but tourists will be able to visit exhibits representative to the period following the battles till today.
First Territorial Capitol of Kansas is a building hosting a history museum with an impressive development. The building became a museum in 1928, covering an important part of the history of Kansas state, including traveling means and their developed in the region.
Custer Home is a popular venue among tourists arriving in Fort Riley. The home was owned by George Armstrong Custer, as it has been believed for a long period of time. However, it has later been discovered that Custer had actually lived in another home, located near by, but which has unfortunately not been preserved.
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