Nine buildings remain on the all-original adobe fort built in 1862 that is the Fort Francisco Museum. In addition to a schoolhouse and re-created general store, the fort contains collections of furniture, clothing, tools and more. While in town, visit the Spanish Peaks Arts Council and other local galleries for exhibits of local artists' works.

Adding to the mix of La Veta activities are the lush greens of the Grandote Peaks Golf Club, designed by famous golfer Tom Weiskopf. For lodging, the historic La Veta Inn in the heart of town is a wonderful place to stay or enjoy dinner. Just down the street from the Inn is the Ryus Avenue Bakery, offering delicious homemade breads, cinnamon twists and other delights. Complete your relaxing getaway with a visit to the numerous antique and gift shops in downtown La Veta.

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