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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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English first
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
113 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stopped at Fort Boonesborough on the way home from Cumberland Falls and it was a great break in the journey for a couple of hours. The fort was not crowded and most of the buildings were open to visit. Our boys enjoyed walking around the fort and watching the movie about Daniel Boone and the Fort. We hope to... More

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Richmond, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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