In Platteville, Colorado, on the “Canada American” Highway (U.S. 85) located literally amid the northbound and southbound lanes one encounters this small community historic site that celebrates the local cultural heritage. This tour offers a peek at what is to be seen inside.
As a “rest stop” Fort Vasquez offers quite a lot: coffee, candy samples, gift shop. As a historic site you will find some rich diorama displays of artifacts and photographs and a reconstruction of Fort Vasquez. You will most days meet the museum’s director and curator who is forthcoming with a number of interesting bits of lore.
Next time you are avoiding traffic hell on I-25, take a half-hour break at Fort Vasquez. The coffee and internet access are free and the overstuffed chairs very comfortable.