"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 and Cons
  • Pros:faithful recreation of an interesing place
  • Cons:way out there
  • In a nutshell:A 19th century western melting pot
  • Last visit to La Junta: Nov 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2004 at 2:51 PM

    I stopped by Bent's Old Fort a couple of years ago -made a big detour to do so on my way home from Denver. Got there too late in the day and it was closed. Oh Well, maybe next time.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2003 at 3:45 PM

    I think you are the God of Small Places.

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2003 at 8:13 PM

    Agree with the previous comments--keep profiling the lesser known spots, I, for one, appreciate the effort.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2003 at 11:01 PM

    yes I like these little Spot's too, they deserve a mentioning..often great history....good job

  • caffeine_induced78's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2003 at 4:33 PM

    What a nice little spot on VT. I love the small town pages that are well done.

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