Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La JuntaCurrently Closed
- Address: 35110 State Highway 194, 81050, La Junta, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7193835010
- Fax: +1-7193832129
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
About Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site is a popular site of historic importance located in the city of La Junta in United States
Historic sites have always played an important role in shaping the country’s future. While most of them are protected, preserved and renovated, some of them do not get the much-needed attention. Due to their cultural heritage value, these sites have been attracting visitors for many years now.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
95% of people who visit La Junta include Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
95% of people plan their visit to Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site between 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta Reviews
A beautifully restored 1840s adobe fort on the original Santa Fe Trail. Most of the rooms are filled with period pieces appropriate for it's historical use. Lots of displays to detail the history of this important landmark. Plus period costume interpreters that further explain life at the fort.
I really liked this place. I went on a Monday in December, so there was only a handful of other people there. The park staff were wearing the clothing of the period. That helped in making the atmosphere perfect to really let my mind wander back to what life must have been like here in the mid-1800's. If I lived closer, I would probably visit frequently just to soak in the peace and tranquility of the site. A surprising bonus was the different animals that live there. I really enjoyed the chickens walking around loose and the cats that greet you when you arrive. In my case, one of the cats sat with me through the 18 minute video about the history of the fort and accompanied me during most of my tour. She/he can be seen in the 360 picture taken in the trading room. This historic site is out of the way and there's not much else to see in the area, but I would still recommend making the trip if you live within two hours of the site or are passing through the area. If you are interested in the old west and the pioneer spirit, this is the place for you.
What an incredible experience! From the authentic staff, to all of the period correct materials and decor, you get a wonderful view into the past and you can really imagine what life would be like. Fantastic for any age and expect to spend a few hours in awe! Visit the great gift shop for the ability to purchase some very cool stuff too!
This was a wonderful old fort to visit. It was an important trading post of the past. The walk was a short, flat trail, but they also provided shuttle service to and from the visitors center, if you couldn't walk the distance. A detailed brochure/map is provided to tell you what rooms you are entering and the purpose of each room. It was like stepping back into the past.
Well done fort. Amazing they could replicate it so well. Fun history place.