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Address: I-25 Exit 19, Radium Springs, NM
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Living historian was the highlight

Happened in on Father's Day. They were having a breakfast with a chuckwagon theme. My son was thrilled with the tent, memorabilia and artillery set up with the breakfast. The... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Collin N Cather... B
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Birchwood, United States
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is an abandoned fort from the 1870s that served as protection for settlers and traders. The Apache were not thrilled at the movement of European settlers into their hunting and gathering lands. Douglas McArthur's father served as the Commanding Officer here and this is where young Douglas learned to ride and shoot before he learned to read. This fort... More 

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Thank Jay H
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

If you love history this place is a must for you. General Douglas MacArthur was raised here learn to ride and shoot here at the fort. We did this event in the summer and I was extremely hot so do take too much time walking the ruins but spend valuable time at the Museum. I still can't believe I walk... More 

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Thank Johnny V
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Happened in on Father's Day. They were having a breakfast with a chuckwagon theme. My son was thrilled with the tent, memorabilia and artillery set up with the breakfast. The movie was well done and informative.

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Thank Collin N Cather... B
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

I have finally been able to see the place. If you can sense spirits, there are more than a few out there. I hope that they get grant or money somehow to cover the ruins. I went on a weekday afternoon to be able to enjoy it without any rush or crowds

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Thank Beth I
Green Valley, Arizona
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446 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Fort Selden located just off Interstate-25 at exit 19 north of Las Cruces. The parking lot is a ways from the visitor and a gravel path which could be hard for a wheelchair or stroller to navigate leads to the VC. There is a 10 minute film in the visitor center which explains the... More 

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1 Thank Joan W
Washington, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Interesting place, home of one of America's most famous generals for a time and Buffalo soldiers. The museum inside the visitors center has some really nice pieces, including a mountain howitzer you can get up close and personal with. Friendly rangers with some interesting stories to tell.

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1 Thank Aaron C
Grapeland, Texas
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474 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

While there isn't much left of the Adobe fort, it was interesting to talk to the elder person doing a re-enactment of life at the fort. There were also kids, one girl in particular (whose mother worked at the park) that was a very good 'tour guide'! The 10 minute film at the beginning is helpful and informative. The museum... More 

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1 Thank Connie C
Ontario, Canada
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268 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Closed on Tuesdays. How ever you can see the Ruins from the road. Not much to look at. Fort housed the famous Black Cavalry in 1865.

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Thank Ralf W
Albuquerque, nm
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

We always appreciate the efforts made by the park service to present and preserve our history. The center is small but nice displays. Video is interesting. We were pleasantly surprised to be told that NM residents pay no fee on Sundays ( we donated some money ). Great views. Very clean bathrooms. Only about an hour for the visit.

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Thank Judd H
Austin, Texas
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107 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

The museum does a wonderful job of presenting the daily life at a fort in the middle of nowhere. I liked that there was a good deal of information on the life of military family members. The fort was impressive in its heyday judging by the photos. Sadly, it was an adobe fort so only melting ruins remain. The Buffalo... More 

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