Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

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acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Address:35110 Hwy 194 E
La Junta, CO 81050

Phone:719-383-5010
Fax:719-383-2129
Web: www.nps.gov/beol/
Size: 799 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 3, 1960.
Location:8 miles east of La Junta, Colorado, and 15 miles west of Las Animas on CO 194. From La Junta on US 50, take Hwy 109 north 1 mile to Highway 194, then 6 miles east; from Las Animas on US 50, take Highway 194 west 13 miles.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided and self-guided tours.
Special Features:An Anglo-American outpost on the Southern Plains, the fort was an Indian trading center and a center of civilization on the Santa Fe Trail. During the war with Mexico in 1846, the fort became a staging area for Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny's "Army of the West". Disasters and disease caused the fort's abandonment in 1849. Today's fort is a reconstruction of the original fort (built in 1833).

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Pre-conference workshops include the ever-popular Interpreter's Roadshow and an overnight stay at Bent's Old Fort.
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Bent's Old Fort was named for brothers Charles and William Bent, who made a handsome profit in their first trade expedition on the Santa Fe Trail in 1829.
Outside, enjoy food and craft beer inspired by the National Western Stock Show on the Cafe Rendezvous patio, listen to local talent presented by Swallow Hill Music, and try your hand at traditional building techniques with help from Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site and Natural Dwelling, LLC.
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