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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

Castle of the Plains

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade.  Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events. 

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Santa Fe Traveling Trunk

Bent's Fort's Santa Fe Traveling Trunk is a mini-museum of 1840s clothing, games, and trade goods for use in the classroom. Ten lesson plains are based on Colorado State teaching standards. More...