Fort Vasquez

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. 

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