Fort Union National Monument, Watrous

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  • What a great surprise!!! You can actually see the wagon rut impressions from years ago along the Santa Fe Trail. As you see this site, you can picture what a central hub it was to the early settlers. ...  more »
  • Decided to visit on my way home from exploring the Northeast corner of NM during the holiday weekend. So glad I did! Spent about 2.5 hours here. The National Monument is about 8 miles off I-25. Along ...  more »
  • Sam (13) and Dad visited here during our latest Father, Son trip. We picked lesser visited National Parks and Monuments, and found many are just off major Interstates especially in New Mexico. This is...  more »
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  • Amazingly preserved historic area. Check the schedule before and come for stories at dark, arsenal days, and other special events. Ranger Greg is an awesome with tons of facts, stories and fun. Every one of the staff is knowledgeable about the area and its past. Clean visitors center with great restrooms. No food on site so eat before you come. Sunscreen and hats recommended and light jacket in case the prairie winds kick up.
  • I was really glad I visited this! I have to admit I wasn't as familiar with this part of American history as I should have been. What an education! I learned a lot which helped me to appreciate the efforts of the early Americans as they pushed west. The park service personnel were very helpful, friendly, and informative which I was thankful for. A must see!
  • Fascinating historical park with walkways around existing buildings, views and informational plaques. Ask for a loaner guide book while you're there. Loved seeing the married soldiers quarters and imaging daily life there.
  • Great place. In November we got private tour. Spent 2hours doing junior ranger program and chasing local rabbits
  • Some of the best perserved ruins that I have seen in America. The fort was built some time in the 1880's. You can either take a Ranger lead tour or experience it at your pace. There is no entry fee.
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