America’s War-fighting Center, Adventures at Fort Riley
Fort Riley is the military home to the Big Red One 1st Infantry Division, and all of the family and loved ones that support our soldiers.
Fort Riley is a great place to see the beautiful scenery of the Flint Hills, visit historical sights dating all the way back to the 1800s, and find great activities for family fun.
If you are looking for some historical sites to see, be sure to check out some of the following, located on the Fort Riley base:
- Custer House – built in 1855
- 1st Infantry Division Museum – history of the Big Red 1 starting in 1917 to current
- U.S. Cavalry Museum – originally opened in 1855 as a hospital
- King Field House
- Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard
The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation of Fort Riley works hard to provide multiple opportunities for our Fort Riley soldiers, families, and surrounding communities to enjoy activities all year long. On Ft. Riley you may enjoy the Adventure Park, ATV Trails, Paintball, Skeet and Trap, Fitness classes, Custer Hill Bowling Center, Aquatic Center and Hiking Trails. Off post is hunting, fishing and marina for boating. Be sure to check for availability due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Barton Community College offers an array of classes to active duty soldiers, family members, and civilians. Barton also offers specific military training classes that transfer over to college credits to any active duty soldiers. There are also many online classes that assist with pursuing a degree at Barton, or to transfer to another school, such as Kansas State University.
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