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Bosque Redondo Memorial, Fort Sumner

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  • This site is a heartbreaking acknowledgement to the injustices done in the United States. It is beautifully built, the displays are thorough and educational, and the attendant is one of the most infor...  more »
  • Excellent visit! Very knowledgeable and engaging staff! We asked and found out whatever became of that large Navajo Rug on display! Great information and beautiful setting!  more »
  • It's a pleasure to encounter monument staff who truly enjoy conveying local history to visitors. Expect to spend an hour in the main area at least. Lots of items on display, plenty to read, and a larg...  more »
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  • This place is so interesting. It's pulls me in every time. Been here like 20 times! Always stop to visit.
  • Worth the stop and a very quick drive off of Hwy 84/60
  • Way cooler than I was expecting, very enjoyabe and dog friendly too!
  • 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!
  • 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.