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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Loves camping

We like to rough it and tent camp. This place is great. They have all sorts of activities, a nice store, very clean facilities and the staff is courteous. It's an interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Shirley K
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Richmond, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited on a Friday with wife and son. The fort is up the hill, and the orgnal site is down by the river. The campground looked nice, they have a pool, waterslide. Lots of room to run, play, or picnic. There are trails to hike. Are vist was to to the fort. The fort is large with a number of... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were disappointed to find out that the fireside chat was cancelled on Feb. 28th unexpectedly. After emailing many times and finding out about the meal and how early we needed to be there, we drove down from Canada that morning, only to find everything was cancelled. It had been cancelled the week before due to a snow storm, so... More 

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Greentown, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It says on trip advisor open till 5:00. I called to see about how long a person would spend at the fort and I was told about an hour. We arrived at 3:30 and the sign said place closed at 4:00 during winter hours. Oh well I'll get over it.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We like to rough it and tent camp. This place is great. They have all sorts of activities, a nice store, very clean facilities and the staff is courteous. It's an interesting place and great fun.

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London, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I found this place interesting. Its neat to see how people used to live. The buildings and the craftsmen there working seemed pretty spot on for the time period. My favorite was the blacksmith that was making flintlock rifles.

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Gainesville, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
98 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a great scenic place to visit right off Interstate 75, and you can cut through to I-65. This is a low key historic fort, with many homes to tour and see how pioneer life was lived. Check for days open, and also, the fee.

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Marion, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went here as a kid on a 4th grade field trip and returned many years later with my boys. It was just as much fun. A Step back in the past and a memorable experience.

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Stuart, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

I had passed this many times on my way north or south and finally stopped to see the Fort. In the process I learned history of Daniel Boone that I didn't know. If you're into that sort of history the fort is well worth the drive off of I-75. It shows and the reenactments of the settlers of those days.... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The park is close to home and we often go there to camp as well as attend advents. If you are looking for excitement, keep on looking. If you want a cozy family place to camp- this is it. The camp grounds fill quickly and sites are reserved years I advance. There is a "overflow" area that some prefer to... More 

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Richmond
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The place is nice. Somewhat entertaining. A little Pricey. Some exhibits not open or no one was in them to explain. Gift Shop had some nice rustic thing available Arrow Heads, Handicrafts, etc.

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