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Fort Craig National Historic Site

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The history of the area is very interesting

The dirt road is good except if it rains:) The ruins are worth the trip is you like Western history.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Robert B
Nice old fort ruins

If you are into studying the US western history this place will be of interest. Spent an hour... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Chris S
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The dirt road is good except if it rains:) The ruins are worth the trip is you like Western history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The adobe ruins are really spread out. A lot more walking than I thought it would be. There is a nice little museum and gift shop on-site was a volunteer host, which I wasn't expecting. Good toilet facilities, too. The only problem is the long...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

If you are into studying the US western history this place will be of interest. Spent an hour there, we had to meet friends down the road but it was nicely preserved.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk around learn about some of the history along the Rio Grande and the struggle of the West.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mountains74
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Fort Craig is a site for a Civil War battle. While there is not mush left of it, they have lots of explanation and markers. Regards, OldeBear

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

While driving the backroad to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, we saw a sign to Fort Craig National Historic Site. Thinking it was only a little way off the road, we turned towards it. Well, actually it's four miles on a dirt road. Not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Wife and I stopped here on our Harley Davidson motorcycle riding back to Albuquerque from Truth or Consequences. The road is a gravel road but it’s very smooth and well-maintained and it was easy for us to travel on the road even on our motorcycle....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Winston D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This National Historical Site is run by the BLM and not as much restoration has been done as most forts run by the Park Service. But there are still things to see. The remains of the old fort are still there with signs describing the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RMH_9
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A nice place to see how our military was back in history. Not much to see, but one could use their imagination. I would recommend that one go to the welcome center first. There is a model of the original fort.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sh0tgun
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We went looking for the Val Verde battlefield and found that it cannot really be seen other than an overview looking down on where it took place. The Daughters of the Confederacy placed a memorial that is right at the edge of route 1 near...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Michael E
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