Historic Fort Reno, 4 mi. w. of El Reno on Bus. I-40 at 7107 W. Cheyenne St., began as a military camp in 1874 at the Darlington Indian Agency. A year later a permanent military reservation was established as a base for U.S. cavalry and infantry units. The fort also served as a frontier post, an army remount station 1908-47 and as a POW camp for captured German and Italian soldiers during World War II.
Visitors may walk through its chapel and cemetery. A visitor center features historic photographs and other memorabilia. Guided 3- to 4-hour ghost tours are offered spring through fall.
Guided tours are available.
Site by donations. Ghost tour $10; $9 (ages 55+); $5 (ages 5-12). Reservations are recommended for ghost tours.
Hours: Daily 10-4. Ghost tours third Sat. of the month, Mar.-Sept.; every Sat., in Oct. Ghost tours generally depart at 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.; phone ahead . Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.