"Bent's Old Fort" La Junta by sambarnett
La Junta Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 27 photos
Like Independence, Missouri, Bent's Old Fort was one of the huge economic centers along the Santa Fe Trail. Although it is called a "fort" it was never owned or operated by the US military. The current structure is a faithful recreation of the original site and is part of the National Park System.
- Pros:faithful recreation of an interesing place
- Cons:way out there
- In a nutshell:A 19th century western melting pot
You'll pretty much have run of the place but beware that most of the second level has no guardrails, so watch where you... more travel advice
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