We stopped at this Fort (more a trading post in fact) on the road from Big Bend to Alpine. We highly recommend a visit here, with the free guided tour from a volonteer. It was so interesting! It is full of anecdotes that makes the history of Texas comes alive. (The place is as interesting for international tourists as for... 更多
It really wasn't a fort but an early 1800's trading post and store where soldiers often stayed. It is exceptionally well maintained and restored and shows how they lived, what they ate, and how the area developed. It is well worth the stop and one of the finest examples of the early history of the American West.
We visited the fort when it was 100 degrees outside. Lots of what there is to see is outdoors so it was not very pleasant. We did appreciate the history of this fort and the inside exhibits.
We did not plan enough time to spend here. It is very well done by Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Fort (actually a trading post) was larger than expected and has some parts left original and some parts restored. Local docents (high school kids) tell the very interesting stories associated with this structure. We also saw a covey of Gambel's... 更多
We came across this on our way into Big Bend Ranch State Park. It is worth a stop. We have the park pass so admission was free, otherwise it is $5 this also includes your admission into the park. The fort is a self guided tour. You can walk thru the rooms and outside area. They also have walking trails... 更多
Fort Leaton was our first stop on the not-to-be-missed River Road. It was June and it was hot outside; inside, however, the thick adobe walls kept the temperature quite comfortable. The fort was actually a private dwelling/trading post in its time. There is a small museum which provides much information. Be sure to pick up a brochure and take the... 更多
My husband and I enjoyed our visit at Fort Leaton State Park (west end of Big Bend Ranch State Park). It is only a couple miles east of Presidio along FM 170 (the scenic El Camino Del Rio). After seeing a brief 10 minute movie, we self-toured the historic mud mortar fort in about 30 minutes. The fort was very... 更多
We started driving River Road here. Decided to stop in a see the site. Very limited picnic tables out front. It was hot, but inside the site was cool. We are state park pass holders so not sure we would pay to go through the exhibits but it was interesting and free! Decent bathrooms.