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Fort Boonesborough State Park

4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9316
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Lexington, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Fort Boonesborough is the site of the yearly, late September re-enactment of the 11 day battle which occurred in 1778, between Daniel Boone and the pioneers (at the fort he founded) and the Shawnee Indians. The actual presentation is less than 30 minutes. The re-enactment is performed Saturday and Sunday. Our reservations were for Thursday through Sunday at the state... More

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Maple Valley, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Only open Wednesday thru Sunday. If you go past the campground entrance jyst a 1/4 mike. There is a very cool pioneer cemetery.

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Augusta, GA
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244 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This fort was a little unusual in that it was made up of homes side by side all facing inside with the back wall being the fort "wall" with small walls in between. There is a fee for this fort, and there is a gift shop. Interesting stop right off of I-75.

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Richmond, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Fort is not what it use to be. I remember when you would visit the Fort and see many people dress in the era of the Fort. People would be working as if they were still living during this era. But lately, the Fort is not as active. You basically walk around yourself and look inside the cabins. The... More

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The campsite was full, except for one spot. We thought this was a good sign, but it was far from it. We could see that it was not a level spot in the photo, but we figured it would be okay. However, it was pretty much a disaster! After a 10 hour drive we were exhausted and went to bed... More

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156 reviews 156 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was very educational on how Daniel Boone developed the area and Fort Boonesboro. They have several buildings to visit and see how things were built and used in the old days. There was a lady making soap, someone weaving, candle making, woodworking and a black smith. They also have a 15 minute movie telling all the history. Good family... More

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Dendermonde, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

realy nice park, full of history and the Daniel Boone stories are alive here, you can feel the the vibes of long forgotten years, live animations make it more real

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Cool fishing spot at times on the Kentucky river right neat the damn. Catfish and buffalo carp are huge. I like it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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115 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The fort reminded me of the old Daniel Boone TV show. There was a movie about the real Daniel Boone which was good. You could go into most of the buildings and they had docents who would explain and give you history lessons. Some were very knowledgeable. It was great! They had restrooms and a gift shop. Would go again.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Last minute camping trip that turned out to be very relaxing. The campground takes reservations and I suggest you make them if you prefer a certain site. We arrived on a Thursday and there were sites available but it fills up pretty fast Fri. and Sat. The campground offers electric and water at all its rv sites and a few... More

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