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Fort Union National Monument

Nm 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
+1 505-425-8025
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A great place

The site was a great stop. The adobe buildings are great and the film was informative. It is pet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara A
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Fort Pierce, Florida
Great visit

If you love history and forts, this is a great place to visit. I’ve driven by the sign on I-25... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CO_sugarbear
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Trinidad, Colorado
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Nm 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
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+1 505-425-8025
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"santa fe trail"
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"civil war"
in 11 reviews
"national monument"
in 13 reviews
"visitor center"
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"wagon ruts"
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"park service has"
in 3 reviews
"westward expansion"
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"new mexico"
in 18 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 7 reviews
"nps rangers"
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"old west"
in 6 reviews
"minute film"
in 4 reviews
"southern colorado"
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"adobe walls"
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"military base"
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"interesting history"
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"pronghorn antelope"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The site was a great stop. The adobe buildings are great and the film was informative. It is pet friendly

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love history and forts, this is a great place to visit. I’ve driven by the sign on I-25 many times and wanted to stop but never did. Ft. Union is very worth the detour. It’s only 8 miles off the interstate. The landscape...More

1  Thank CO_sugarbear
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is a few miles off of the Interstate but is well worth the drive. The remains of the adobe building are impressive and the interpretive centre provided valuable information on this very historic fort. The site is large and easy to walk among...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise!!! You can actually see the wagon rut impressions from years ago along the Santa Fe Trail. As you see this site, you can picture what a central hub it was to the early settlers. The old hospital ruins were unique upon...More

Thank CathyP1953
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Decided to visit on my way home from exploring the Northeast corner of NM during the holiday weekend. So glad I did! Spent about 2.5 hours here. The National Monument is about 8 miles off I-25. Along the way, there are pullouts to see Santa...More

1  Thank LAB20
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Sam (13) and Dad visited here during our latest Father, Son trip. We picked lesser visited National Parks and Monuments, and found many are just off major Interstates especially in New Mexico. This is a great example. The Monument was the supply post for most...More

1  Thank Clockdocto
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Ft. Union is about 8 miles off I-25 and is worth the trip - very desolate with clear views almost to the horizon - hard to sneak up on a fort with that kind of long view over great grasslands and minimal trees. Many of...More

Thank Vittorio_9
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Sad to admit that as a native of NM this was my first visit. The guided tour was informational and interesting. Such rich history about the US military, New Mexico and the Santa Fe Trail. Benches along the long tour/path are helpful. Be sure to...More

Thank Lori R
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

I gave Fort Union five stars, but keep in mind it is a small historic site -- a good one. We arrived early and had the place to ourselves. We allowed an hour to visit, but two would be better. We got the orientation talk...More

Thank redlandfd
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in western history or the Santa Fe trail, this is a worthwhile stop. The staff was very knowledgeable, the bookstore selection was good and the setting is spectacular. I enjoyed it.

Thank Susie63_11
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