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Apple River Fort

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Nice visit, rough docent

It's definitely worth a see, especially if you have kids. It's such a small, well-structured fort... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2013
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Nice small fort. Good video.

There is a nice small visitors center with a few artifacts and a nice video. It's a block or two... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2013
Sherwood, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

It's definitely worth a see, especially if you have kids. It's such a small, well-structured fort that the kids really feel like they are able to role play. However, the docent there was insensitive, aggressive and verbose, so be careful that you didn't spend a...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

There is a nice small visitors center with a few artifacts and a nice video. It's a block or two walk to the fort, a good reproduction aside the original foundation. You can enter the buildings and climb the ladders, good for kids, even us...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank z0607
Reviewed 2 February 2013

I have visited the Apple River Fort many times and would definitely go back if I had a chance. The fort is a precise remodel of the original from the are. The visit is complete with a small museum of artifacts and a short video...More

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank ggmusicista
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Went there for a re-inactment weekend and was amazed by the quality of the portrayal by local talent accurate information and interesting as well. Don't miss their events, fantastic!

Thank mark v
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Christmas in the village and Christmas at the fort were both worth the stop. We plan to come again for the other reenactment events and visit the shops of Elizabeth.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank M. M
Reviewed 9 November 2012

What a effort that went into the restoration of this site. Staff is in period clothing and only uses items and tools that are pertinent to the period. Extremely knowledgeable staff. Great place to take the kids.

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank Christi S
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Nice reproduction of the fort that saved alot of people during the Black Hawk Indian attack. There is also an interpretative center that gives some history. The people in the interpretative center were full of knowledge and very willing to share.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Flintstones50
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Loved it. Very educational. Too know that settlers hid there to survive indian raids and attacks is incredible. Apple River is such a great area, both for the wonderful views and great little finds. This is one you should see at LEAST once.

Thank Flyinpig918
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Active community members... loved the stargazer program... Planetary Studies Foundation was so helpful and more than qualified to lecture/fun too. Fort history is impressive as well as the well maintained property.

Date of experience: September 2012
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