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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

35110 Highway 194 East, La Junta, Colorado 81050 USA

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“learn about the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes”

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events.

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Reviewed by
happytobehere434

  • 13 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 13, 2019
Rated 3.0

pretty lame but if you are passing by go for it

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Reviewed by
hanmerd

  • 2 Reviews
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September 29, 2019
Rated 5.0

This is a trading post not a fort. Got a really good tour from one of the reenactors. Fascinating descriptions of the communities in and around the post.

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flolassahn

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June 19, 2016
Rated 4.0

Nice place to visit with the family on our way out West. National historic site/museum. Great with kids! Very hot in summer wear a hat!

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Kori and Brian Truono

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November 19, 2015
Rated 5.0

We had a blast here! This is one of the most detailed fort restorations we have been to! It was completely rebuilt in the 1970's with intention of opening it as a National Park. Don't miss the introductory video. Every room has been recreated with an astonishing amount of detail. We stayed about 3 hours! Great history that ties in beautifully other National Parks in the area.

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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

35110 Highway 194 East
La Junta, Colorado
81050 USA

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Open now until 5:30 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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