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Pere Marquette State Park

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13112 Visitor Center Ln, Grafton, IL 62037-2481
+1 618-786-3323
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It is a clean park and Inn but there is very little to do. The trail map is horrible. People... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandy D
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Indiana
Family hike and horseback ride

We went on a hike in the park. Beautiful views! There were many different hikes to choose from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
laurak2018168
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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13112 Visitor Center Ln, Grafton, IL 62037-2481
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+1 618-786-3323
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"scenic drive"
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"hiking trails"
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"great river road"
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"illinois river"
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"fried chicken"
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"pere marquette"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful lodge"
in 3 reviews
"visitor center"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 4 reviews
"species of birds"
in 2 reviews
"shellfish"
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"eagle watch"
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"native americans"
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"great room"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a clean park and Inn but there is very little to do. The trail map is horrible. People drive so fast in the park that it is dangerous! Very limited hours on the nature center.

Thank Sandy D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a hike in the park. Beautiful views! There were many different hikes to choose from. The visitor's center is very helpful. We also went on a horseback trail ride. The people working at the stables were lovely.

Thank laurak2018168
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a truly wonderful place tucked away in a wooded area right on the Mississippi River. So if you're wanting to rough it, there are plenty of places for tents and trailers. However, that was not the purpose of our stay. The wife and...More

Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the beaches visited so far, Pere Marquette is pretty impressive. Very clean and about 1 mile or so of a walkable beach. Lot of seaweed when we visited, but only in small patches. Families beware, no lifeguard on duty. Family friendly.

Thank fitnesstraveler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge we had lunch at , and the food was great ! The lodge it self is beautiful and the staff was there to help with every need ! The park it self sits right on the Mississippi River , Awesome views , they...More

Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lodge is an older hotel, but is full of character and charm. I want to return in the late fall when it's cold enough for the massive fireplace in the lobby to be lit. The restaurant is also lovely and rustic, the family-style fried...More

Thank Dana A
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

We enjoy driving along the River Road and stopping here at Pere Marquette. The lodge has a nice restaurant and my daughter really enjoys the kids activities in the Visitor Center. There's decent trails with nice overlooks plus scenic spots to pull over and view...More

1  Thank DuneBug2
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The park is beautiful. There is plenty to do (camping, horse riding, boating, etc.) and a very nice lodge (with excellent fried chicken) to stay at or visit.

Thank Eric I
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

My wife and I wanted to go somewhere for my spring break and decided to visit Pere Marquette Park. We were disappointed that there was not much to do in the park except walk the trails. They had some scenic trails, but they were not...More

Thank cwillini
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Stop by the visitors' center to pick up a trail map and speak to a ranger to find out about the trails and sites to see. Several trails are offered throughout the park that provide nice walks in the woods with exceptional views over the...More

Thank Babu2773
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Steve W
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Judy T | Reviewed this property |
I am not too sure...but would call both the Visitors Center in Alton as well as Pere Marquette Lodge....they should be able to direct you.
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Anna S
September 2, 2017|
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Response from Earl C | Reviewed this property |
According to their web page reservations are recommend for parties of 6 or more. They are famous for their fried chicken so it is recommended.
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