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Fort Union National Monument

NM 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
+1 505-425-8025
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Fascinating history

If you are interested in western history or the Santa Fe trail, this is a worthwhile stop. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susie63_11
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Fascinating and Informative Visit

If you have the slightest interest in the history of the old Santa Fe Trail and the Old West, then... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim J
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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NM 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the slightest interest in the history of the old Santa Fe Trail and the Old West, then this little side trip off of I-25 just north of Las Vegas, NM should be in your plans. Fort Union was the largest US Army...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was another interesting place to visit. We learned about the Fort and how it evolved through the years. Our tour of the ruins was cut a bit short by a thunderstorm, but that's just life. The rangers and volunteers were awesome and answered all...More

Thank Carmine85635
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Only 8 miles off I-25, but what a trip back in time. For forty years, this Fort had a tremendous impact on the local economy, trade, safety of travelers and tradesmen, and also had an impact on a significant Civil War battle. Be sure to...More

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Visit Ft Union, New Mexico first part of May, 2017. Nice clear and warm day allowed me to observe the isolutation of this old Fort. If you like old American forts you should visit this one. The Park Service has done a great job of...More

Thank Poudre1
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This historical site is by far my favorite place in New Mexico. It's massive, old, and interesting. The adobe buildings mixed with informational plaques makes the experience educational and fun. Plus, I loved seeing the wildlife in the area too.

Thank SunnyInAmerica
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

At one time, Fort Union was the largest military base in the Southwest, and had by far the largest hospital between Kansas City and the West Coast. It functioned as a supply depot for the entire area south, west to California, and even into southern...More

Thank JR M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This fort is a great look into old west, the fort was designed to protect the Santa Fe Trail great views of the plains and the Sangre de Cristo mountains also a nice Break from I 25

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Thank mountains74
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great place - and doesn't charge a fee when I visited. The fort is ruins, but the size is daunting. The Santa Fe trail partially circles the ruins. This is the third and final fort at this location - the first was...More

Thank randisbrown
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This was part of a road trip with the 8-yr old grandson in September. This is one of the largest and best preserved old West Forts in the region. Others may be more interesting for their part played in the westward expansion of the U.S....More

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MelissaDMc
Curious if you allow small dogs to walk around on a leash if I were to visit? Thank you so much
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