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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta

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  • One of the best living history exhibits I've seen. There was a lot of activity the weekend we visited, with costumed volunteers, exhibits on food preparation, a black smith at work, and a military enc...  more »
  • This is a great stop. The fort is very nicely done, with displays in every room to give you an idea of what life was like there. There is a lot to explore, including climbing to the upper level. The b...  more »
  • Bent's Old Fort brings history alive. It is a National Historic Site - old West trading fort. Small, but very hands on for kids. The rangers are in period dress, animals wandering around, beautiful fi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Love this place. It's like going back in time. I go several times every year. Highly recommended!
  • Nice fort with a lot of history. The Rangers their are very friendly and helpful. Just walking through and reading the self guided tour is excellent. I'd recommend it if your in the area.
  • An immersion into the past after the Louisiana Purchase, a blend of Native American culture and the entrepreneurial men who began a trading post for the people on the Santa Fe trail. An awesome shop/bookstore with a variety of trinkets and gifts.
  • We really love Bent's Old Fort. Our young kids love spotting the animals (there are two cats roaming around, both friendly to pet if you find them, along with various livestock, chickens, & peacocks in the corrals) and we manage to catch a bit more of the history of the place each time we come. The period-dressed docents are wonderful, friendly, and knowledgable. We live nearby, and love having such a great place practically in our backyard.