Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta

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  • The historically accurate reconstruction is surprisingly large. The adobe fort and trading post provides fascinating insights into the birth of the American Southwest and the native cultures. Each roo...  more »
  • Although it seems as if it's out in the middle of nowhere, this National Park site is well worth a visit. The historians/re-enactors are very knowledgeable about every aspect of this old fort, its peo...  more »
  • Stopped here on a whim for a break in a trip from Wichita to Colorado Springs. This place is really worth a look and is a genuine piece of history; a far better representation of the 1880's than the s...  more »
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  • Bent's Old Fort was an important trading post on the Santa Fe trail. It is a restoration of the fort which was burned down. There is a self-guided pamphlet I recommend everyone to have before coming to each room. The information helps understand the life back to 1840s as well as historical moments happened inside the fort.
  • This was a really great stop! Amazingly accurate and detailed reproduction of the original fort, complete with many rooms furnished with period correct gear and wares. There were three historians present when we were there on a Sunday morning, in period dress. Their presence really made it feel like a living history exhibit. Walking around the fort and exploring was lots of fun. We even met a big friendly tomcat who followed us from room to room, up and down stairs, and generally seemed to be supervising our tour in exchange for occasional scritches.
  • The blacksmith made our kiddo her own little S hook because of how intruiged she was by it. Nice historic place
  • Amazing recreation of the old fort. Reenactors do a terrific job taking you back in time to the old trading post.
  • Love this place. It's like going back in time. I go several times every year. Highly recommended!

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