Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta

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  • August 13, 2017
    This is a reproduction of the old fort. Employees dress in period clothing. Spent less than an hour walking to every room with the interpretive guidebook.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    My guess is not too many people know about this place which is ironic given its significance in the history of The Great American West and the Santa Fe Trail from 1833 to 1849 when, it is said, the ow...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    View what it was like in the past at this 1846 fort. There are two stories, each with various furnished rooms. The fort was one of the most significant centers of the fur trading along the Sante Fe Tr...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • April 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    The blacksmith made our kiddo her own little S hook because of how intruiged she was by it. Nice historic place
  • June 29, 2017
    Amazing recreation of the old fort. Reenactors do a terrific job taking you back in time to the old trading post.
  • May 4, 2017
    Love this place. It's like going back in time. I go several times every year. Highly recommended!

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