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Fort Boonesborough State Park

4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9316
859-527-3131
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Richmond, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I moved to Richmond,and before I could find an apartment I set up camp at the camp ground. They continuously provide events for campers staying throughout the summer, hikes, plays, music performances etc. Very kid friendly. Right off of the Kentucky River so great for boating swimming, fishing. They have a large pool, a rec building. Only downside, and this... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Was a good stop. Didn't have to stay long to go through the whole thing. My 4th grader was learning about it in Social Studies class so we stopped by. Only a few miles off I-75.

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place to learn more about the Civil War and how they saved the Fort from the Indians. How they made things. Hands on making some things for the kids to do and learn. Very educational. Must see. History is a great part of how our country came about.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went to this park with 5 campers, I reserved all 5 sites with my credit card, on couple had an emergency and had to cancel a week before we where to go, they refunded $17 of the $80 fee, then rented space out for weekend so be wary of paying in advance, other than that had a great time.

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Took my boyfriend on a one night camp out for his birthday, and had a great time. It was Halloween Fest and let me just say. WOW!!! it was amazing to see the detail that some of the campers put into their decorating. Very nice campground and bath houses are VERY clean. The only negative thing i have to say... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We always seem to learn something new! I have been several times with several different classes over the years and always enjoy our time. Even better when you get people who truly love their jobs and enjoy teaching you all about the "old days".

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Athens, Tennessee
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We wanted something to do before the 7 p.m. football game. We parked down in the parking lot by the park area and took a trail back up to the fort. The trail was nice, and we discovered 5 miles of trails are in the park. The price of entry was $8 per person, which seemed a bit steep considering... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This state park was a real pleasant surprise. When paying the fee at the gate, I was a bit hesitant because the place just didn't look like it was well maintained even for a re-creation of the original fort. The exhibits themselves are a bit dated, but what made this worth a high rating were the actors who were extremely... More

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Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Visited Fort Boonesborough for "The Seige of 1778" and had a great time. There is lots of Historical information about life in the 18th century here and how our early ancestors endured hardships to develop one of the first settlements in Kentucky. There are good working historical reenactors showing Gunsmithing, candlemaking, shoemaking,soapmaking, fabric weaving, etc. A worthwhile place to bring... More

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Richmond,ky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is very interesting place to visit, you can learn early pioneer's life style and Daniel Boones. They wear historic clothe and demonstrate wood work and so on.

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