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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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We stopped here on a trip from South Carolina back up to Illinois. Our overnight stay in the campground was very adequate for our 21' travel trailer. What we found was a place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Sterling, Illinois

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Vanceburg, Kentucky
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This review is strictly geared toward my camping experience at Ft. Boonesborough. Pros: 1. Level camp site 2. Semi clean bathrooms and shower houses 3. Large camp site 4. Fire pit in excellent condition. 5. Putt putt was cheap and fun. Cons: 1. Parents DO NOT watch their kids here! They just let them run and do as they please.... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've visited this site several times, when period dressed vendors are there for a special event. I bought a beautiful pink stone arrowhead at one, that was unearthed near where I have purchased a home. The vendors are fairly knowledgeable about the period of the fort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Campground had a nice attendant, the store was adequate. The campsite we had site 124. It was supposed to be a pull thru with water and electricity. And although it did have electricity the water was actually on the opposite side of anyones camper and shared with the other site. So it was not truly your own water. Big downside... More 

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Sterling, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped here on a trip from South Carolina back up to Illinois. Our overnight stay in the campground was very adequate for our 21' travel trailer. What we found was a place with a large public pool, lots of trails (pay WiFi) and, of course, a fort to explore. Unfortunately, we were there on a Monday night into a... More 

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Maysville, Georgia
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great weekend getaway camping here. Very clean and the sites are great. Pool was closed so that was a disappointment.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We couldn't wait for our trip to Fort Boonesborough this year. We had so much fun with the staff that when we arrived Friday night we were sorely disappointed. As we pulled up to Check-In, we had to wait while one of the staff was finished combing her hands through a male staff member's hair before she walked out to... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Well OK so the parks pool wasn't working the beautiful beach on the river still worked fine. Event organized well with many exhibits and vendors bands bouncie houses for kids hikes and kyack races. If this state park put this kind of event on every week. They would be booked solid every week. Oops check that...they usually are booked solid!... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a super place to go with kids. My daughter and I enjoyed seeing demonstrations by the weaver, candle maker, soap maker, tanner, blacksmith, and others. Everyone was friendly and their short talks were informative. The educational film at the beginning is interesting as well. The little gift shop was also nice. A couple of shops were closed the... More 

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London, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A fun little place with lots of character! The staff all dress in period attire and are awesome at engaging their audiences (i.e. candlemaking, pottery making, blacksmithing, etc...). All the adults in our group really enjoyed it. The teenagers in our group made quick time of the sites and got a little bored. Seems their interest in historic things was... More 

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dawson,alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Get out n walk about for a few minutes and learn some history. It's great we still have places like this that try n keep the history alive for others to see kinda the way it use to be. Oh of course they are not Hollywood actors but my goodness they do a fab job and seem to enjoy it..... More 

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