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“Liberty Bell to the West”
Review of Kaskaskia Bell

Kaskaskia Bell
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Chester
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Litchfield, Illinois
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Liberty Bell to the West”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We are history buffs so we love anything history. The location of the bell is a wee bit of a drive but well worth the trip. Located n the same location is a historical church. So you actually have two small attractions in one location.

Visited October 2012
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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131 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“nice piece of history”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

The Kaskaskia Bell, also known as the Liberty Bell of the West, is housed in a brick building with historical murals. This is a nice piece of history and drive to the island where the bell is loated was a scenic drive.

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Belleville, IL
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42 reviews
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“A bit of a ride to find this bell”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

It's a strange place because the bell is not in Chester as it says here, but on Kaskaskia Island. It's pretty much a ghost town with lots of corn and beans in the fields of the 22,000 acre island that actually is in Illinois but can only be reached by a bridge in St. Mary's, Missouri. The bell is in a tiny brick building next to the Catholic parish hall and church. Read the plaque, press a button and the door to the builiding flies open (it's a bit startling). There are bars on the entrance, so you can't enter the building, but you can easily see the bell and the mural.

Visited June 2012
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