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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

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Address: 35110 Colo. 194 E, La Junta, CO 81050
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+1 719-383-5010

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This is perhaps our favorite..... And we've seen 80. You can touch and see up close and personal exactly how life was. Don't miss this one. There is a phone for a shuttle at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Charlotte W
Westville, Oklahoma
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Westville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is perhaps our favorite..... And we've seen 80. You can touch and see up close and personal exactly how life was. Don't miss this one. There is a phone for a shuttle at the bathroom and there is another bathroom in the fort. They will also bring you back to the car. We all lived this one!!!!

Thank Charlotte W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Approaching from the East best, in timeline perspective . Memorable self-tour of entire fort., Md Wk

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is incredible. an awesome rebuild on the original site. The store has lots of awesome stuff in it. You can walk around. You can take your dog everywhere on site , leashed

Thank g r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is as it was the moment you step into the fort. It is a great place to stop in and learn about local history. The actors make the experience that much more memorable. I highly recommend stopping in and visiting Bent's Old Fort

1 Thank Angela A
Littleton, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The fort is a recreation of William Bent's fort and trading post. It tells a great story of the original settlement of the area and the relationship with the Indians. It also shows the importance of the fort for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. Don't miss this if anywhere close!

1 Thank Doug W
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome place to visit! Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site reconstructs an 1840s post where traders and Indian tribes came peacefully to trade. The place is just like going back to the past, the staff is nice and friendly and they are dresses according to that period of time.

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Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited the fort many times over 30 years and each has been special and informative. Not often does the opportunity arise to have a meeting at such a special place. We had the meeting in the dining room, complete with a lovely fire Freezing temperatures made this even more authentic and this girl more appreciative of the folks... More 

Thank Iblovinheritage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

GREAT SCOTT, as doc Brown would say. This place is a time machine, you have to see it to believe it, and allow several hours. If you have any imagination you will be in 1846 and see what it was like. Look south across the river into 1846 Mexico, and smell the smoke of the fires. The bookstore has books... More 

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New Braunfels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Another Outstanding NPS historic site. This NHS is truly done right, the vehicles are parked at some distance to the site and you arrive at the Fort as if you were coming on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1840s. The attention to detail in the recreated fort and the rangers make this a truly outstanding experience. We spent over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We work for parks & have been to countless forts & whatnot, but this one was special. The fort (trading post & Santa Fe trail oasis rather than a military installment) is a recreation of the original, based on meticulous records & drawings by a man who stayed there back in its heyday, so it's very well done & feels... More 

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