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Kaskaskia Bell

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Neat bit of history

Had never heard of Kaskaskia or the bell before, found it by accident. Very interesting! Nice drive... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Perryville, Missouri
Quick trip

my plans got cancelled due to weather, so I decided to head to Kaskaskia. The bell was a gift the... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Olney, Illinois
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Dec 16, 2018
“Neat bit of history”
May 20, 2018
“Quick trip”
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

Had never heard of Kaskaskia or the bell before, found it by accident. Very interesting! Nice drive out to it.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank sarah2sh
Reviewed May 20, 2018

my plans got cancelled due to weather, so I decided to head to Kaskaskia. The bell was a gift the King of France. If you're close to here I would come and visit but wouldn't drive too far outta the way.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Kaskaskia is the only point in Illinois west of the Mississippi River - a bit of a drive to get to, but so interesting with plenty of interpretive signs about Lewis & Clark's travels through the area and the 1st French settlers influence in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Emily Y
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Being a history buff, my wife and I made the long drive from St.Louis to Kaskaskia Island to view this famous Liberty Bell of the West. Although the island is part of Illinois, you can only reach it from Missouri through a rather dismal, dying...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank alzari
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

This bell is housed in a little shed in old Kaskaskia, which is the only part of Illinois that is west of the Mississippi River. Press the button and the door swings open and you can see the bell. It has quite a history, which...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 515acej
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Found this site by accident when researching things along Eclipse line of totality. Never heard of this, ever, before. Fascinating spot. Docent was a volunteer church member of the congregation taking her turn with visitors. thank you, Ms. Klein. Gen. George Clark defeated the British...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Charlie S
Reviewed July 27, 2017

I live in Eastern Kentucky and my son has moved to the same county as this bell. The drive from Illinois takes you across the Mississippi River and around some back roads of Missouri to actually get to Kaskaskia which is on the West side...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

This is a very important piece of our history tucked away in a very remote area of Illinois, (which you actually access from St. Mary's, Missouri). The old church next door is beautiful! Just look for it's tall steeple to find this landmark.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed September 28, 2016

and even less about the surrounding area. The bell is a fascinating story but you see it through a set of doors and an iron gate fr/ about ten feet away so there is no way to see the inscriptions or ironwork nor can you...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank tencatdaddy
Reviewed September 23, 2016

The method of viewing of the bell was a very good idea. Push a button and a door opens. For history buffs a very interesting place. The entire site is also of interest to those with geology background because of the river history.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank elrathia61427
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