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Old Fort Marcy Park

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Address: 617 Paseo de Peralta, Also access it by traveling 3 blocks up Artist Rd. and turning right, Santa Fe, NM
Description: Built by the U.S. Army in 1846 to protect the American presence in Santa...
Built by the U.S. Army in 1846 to protect the American presence in Santa Fe, the remains of this historic military fort still stand on a hill overlooking the town.
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Very nice sunsets up here.

We stayed in a condo right across the street from the entrance to the park. We walked over almost every evening and enjoyed some beautiful sunsets from there. However, there is a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Joe C
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Pearland, Texas
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Pearland, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stayed in a condo right across the street from the entrance to the park. We walked over almost every evening and enjoyed some beautiful sunsets from there. However, there is a huge/tall radio/TV/Cell tower that stands right almost at the bottom of the hill and is directly in the way of getting truly great pics of the sunsets.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is one of the many historic sites of Santa Fe and well worth visiting. The fort has almost disappeared completely, but the easy walk up the hill with the series of informative plaquettes, and the top-view over SF give a good flavor of how it once must have been.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

The review that recommended going at dusk and walking to the cross to see the sunset might just be the best travel tip I've ever read. Truly awesome view of the city and sunset. A local person had recommended the Bell Tower at La Fonda Hotel where we had gone a few days earlier which is also a good sunset... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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160 reviews 160 reviews
29 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ft. Marcy Park is home to Santa Fe's Del Fuego baseball team, fun to catch a game. The views are gorgeous and on a nice summer evening it's a lot of fun. Ft. Marcy also has a great recreational facility. It costs $4 to use (for seniors it's $2). They offer many classes, all of them are quite good and... More 

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Colorado
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324 reviews 324 reviews
124 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Old Fort Marcy Park is a great little park with quick access to downtown Santa Fe. Views overlooking the city are very nice, and it's a pleasant place to stroll or have a picnic lunch. We usually avoid this park during the burning of Zozobra, however - been there, done that - as it is really crowded and streets... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Easy to walk to from the Plaza area, we went to watch the Santa Fe Fuego Semi-Pro Baseball team at the park. A great venue, and a pretty talented group of ball players... OK...the sound system could use an upgrade... Its AWFUL... As for value ?!?!? 10 bucks got us Front Row seating, HUGE hot dog, chips, and a soft... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Lots of food and drink. Fire dancers, fireworks, and the burning of "Old Man Gloom". Great fun! Excellent music and wonderful for people watching.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Fort Marcy Park, despite its historical significance is more or less a typical Santa Fe Park. - That is, when Zozobra's not in town.

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Go at dusk, walk the path to the cross and gaze at the sunset. You might come back every night. The path also continues down the hill where you can continue to the city.

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Northport, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

This is a great destination for Joggers/runners. If the altitude isn't enough to get you, going up the hill to get to the top is a good effort and a great destination. The park has a great view over the city and sports the large white cross that can be seen from some spots down in town. One of the... More 

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