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Fort Boonesborough State Park

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Address: 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9316
Phone Number: 859-527-3131
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Great reconstructed frontier fort

Great reconstructed frontier fort to visit on the weekend. They also have a living history weekend every so often which is pretty interesting, well that is if you like history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a treat - stopped to get gas in this part of Kentucky and saw the sign for the park. What the heck is 5 miles when you're not on some deadline and we weren't so we did. Pulling in the parking lot and seeing this wonderful fort just waiting for us - 5 dollars each to get in and... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We live 2 miles from the park and I take my two granddaughters there to play putt putt golf. Today it was impossible to play because of such debris, limbs, leaves, berries on the course. I watched my granddaughters cry because they couldn't get the ball to roll straight for more that a foot. All because some park employee can't... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take your kids! The Fort is kid friendly with lots for them to see. We took two of our grandsons to visit the Fort and they had the time of their lives learning a lot of early KY history.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The recreation of the life of Daniel Boone and his family is Great. Have been there several times and when someone out of the state comes to visit, we take a tour of the forts...

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Athens, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My sister and I went to Fort Boonesborough near Richmond, KY to see the fort and to see what the fort was like. It is possible that a woman who may be a member of our family who was a part of the original group at the fort, so we wanted to see it. There weren't many people manning the... More 

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114 reviews 114 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great reconstructed frontier fort to visit on the weekend. They also have a living history weekend every so often which is pretty interesting, well that is if you like history like I do..

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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367 reviews 367 reviews
231 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is an enjoyable step back into some old history. The fort is nicely recreated and the exhibits and the crafts are interesting, but the interpreters are what make the place worth it. They all seem to love what they do and love telling and showing you. I'm not sure there is ever a busy time except for the reunion... More 

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I've been to central KY several times over the course of the past year, but the fort can be difficult to visit. I had long wanted to visit, as I've read about the fort, and Daniel Boone's life and times, courtesy of the excellent books by Allan Eckert. Hours in the summer (between April/October) are daily 9-5. There are costumed... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We just camped at the park campgrounds for a week and although I have seen several bad reviews about this park, we both enjoy it. I did not see the restrooms since we had a full hook-up and the pool was not open yet. I liked the places to walk and the putt-putt golf is nice. There is a nice... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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154 reviews 154 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We can't offer a review of the campground, since we only camped here once, and that was in 1976. However, we recently visited just the fort itself, and found it to be very good for the type of attraction that it was. The living history demos were described in reviews by others, so I won't go into that, other than... More 

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