Bosque Redondo Memorial, Fort Sumner

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  • August 9, 2017
    What an honoring place. After touring Canyon de Chelly last summer, we knew we had to come here to pay tribute to those who were forced across the desert. The exhibits tell the story very well and res...  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    First time here. People that came with me did not initially want to stop. I went inside to check it out, spoke with the very well-informed staff person there, named Aaron, and told them to get out of ...  more »
  • June 16, 2017
    This was a bit out of the way, but I am glad we stopped. The simplicity of the displays, the clear narrative of the presentation, the video, all helped my family to understand the Long Walk of the Nav...  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    This place is so interesting. It's pulls me in every time. Been here like 20 times! Always stop to visit.
  • July 2, 2017
    Worth the stop and a very quick drive off of Hwy 84/60
  • July 9, 2017
    Way cooler than I was expecting, very enjoyabe and dog friendly too!
  • November 29, 2016
    A very educational experience. Totally off the "major interstate highway," however, a place to visit with the family! All the employees were awesome, made my sister & I feel welcome and shared their knowledge freely. I highly recommend to all travelers!
  • December 10, 2016
    For a place in the middle of nowhere, Fort Sumner had a lot of history happen there. It's establishment during the Civil War is not exactly an event we take pride in today as a shining moment in our country's history. Quite the opposite, this fort was established as a concentration camp for a number of Indian peoples who died here. The Bosque-Redondo Museum is wonderful in helping you understand it. Later this old fort was the home of Lucien Maxwell who had been the owner of the largest land-grant in America. This was a stopping point for Charles Goodnight and the place where his partner Oliver Loving of the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Drive died after suffering a mortal wound in an Indian raid. Also the location where Billy the Kid was gunned down by Pat Garrett.

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