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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

35110 Colo. 194 E, La Junta, CO 81050
+1 719-383-5010
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This place is truly special

Bents Old Fort is truly a special place. We came late in the fall and crouds are non existent. The... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
HereElky
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Ouray County, Colorado
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A short drive out of La Junta will take you to a reconstructed fort. They charge a small fee to... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Lynn W
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Oklahoma
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35110 Colo. 194 E, La Junta, CO 81050
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Bents Old Fort is truly a special place. We came late in the fall and crouds are non existent. The staff is great with kids. The self guilded tour is a lot of fun. Hope to return.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A short drive out of La Junta will take you to a reconstructed fort. They charge a small fee to self tour the building. The parking lot has ample spaces and the walk from the lot to the fort is on a quarter mile paved...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a cool little hidden place to spend a worm fall day. It is a bit of history of the old west with some good and positive connections between all the regain of the time. It is a bit of a walk and some...More

Thank schuflies
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The historically accurate reconstruction is surprisingly large. The adobe fort and trading post provides fascinating insights into the birth of the American Southwest and the native cultures. Each room opens doors on what it was like for different people to live and survive on the...More

Thank Knyte7
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Although it seems as if it's out in the middle of nowhere, this National Park site is well worth a visit. The historians/re-enactors are very knowledgeable about every aspect of this old fort, its people, and its purpose. Their stories are interesting and informative and...More

Thank IrieGirlNegril
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Stopped here on a whim for a break in a trip from Wichita to Colorado Springs. This place is really worth a look and is a genuine piece of history; a far better representation of the 1880's than the shows in Dodge City (and you...More

Thank A3585FEdanb
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Incredible re-creation of the fort. Such attention to little details! The worker / volunteer who talked with us played the role of a Mexicano and was very convincing in costume and speech. Nice gift shop. Good restrooms in spite of rustic nature of fort, yet...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable. Beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Interesting look at life in that time period. Both kids really enjoyed it as well.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Little walk from the carpark but a paved path. We watched a film first and then took a guided tour. Our guide was in the role of the blacksmith of 1846. It was excellent and some role play was encouraged. The fort was rebuilt from...More

Thank joyce402
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

To start with they close at 4pm. We got there an hour before they closed. The guides were very helpful and always around to answer questions. You are greeted at the front gate and taken a watch at 20 minute video that covered everything from...More

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jrleep
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Response from noplacetogo | Reviewed this property |
It is about 10 miles from La Junta to Bent's Old Fort. The roads are paved and well maintained.
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