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Fort Riley

Home of the "Big Red One" 1st Infantry Division, this active military base was established in 1853 to protect settlers. Notable attractions are the U.S. Cavalry Museum, Regimental Museum and Custer House (early-day officers' quarters). The "Old Trooper" life-sized horse and rider monument was inspired by a Frederick Remington drawing and is the grave site of Chief, the last Army Cavalry horse. Nearby Junction City is home to many attractions, one being the gorgeous Milford Lake and Acorn Resort.