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Fort Massac State Park

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Address: 1308 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2380
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Cool little stop

The fort is completely boarded up and locked up so you can't even see inside. Nice river view of the Ohio. Visitors center was standard with bathrooms avaliable near there... read more

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Spring Hill, Florida, Usa
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147 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The State of Illinois needs to fund the grants needed to update some of the fort facilities. But it's a great place to learn the history of the fort and about George Rogers Clark. It has river front access and lots of picnic areas.

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Thank Carol B
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356 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort is completely boarded up and locked up so you can't even see inside. Nice river view of the Ohio. Visitors center was standard with bathrooms avaliable near there. Located across from sonic so good place for a picnicking.

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Thank Jstinger
Southern Illinois
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Massac Encampment need I say more. Awesome weekend in October. The food is good, the vendors are nice and have neat/period things, and the re-enactment is great for kids.

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Thank Farkarewe_Tribe
Ellenton, Florida
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44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Pre-revolutionarily war fort kind-a. It's a re-build 100 foot to the east of original site. Great re-build, to see how things were before America was America!!!! Hope IL can continue this re-building.

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Thank tmail54
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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277 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Enjoyed our visit by hiking the wood and historic fort trail up the Ohio River edge. The visitor center was open, simple but new free exhibits on french and revoluntionary war history of the site. The site was well maintained and had clean restrooms. Decent playground for kids. The fort itself was a nice reconstruction, however, no open exhibits inside... More 

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Thank Zephyr_Travel
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Metropolis, Illinois has a beautiful state park in Fort Massac State Park. It is on the Ohio River and it has a campground with electric hookups (there are water spigots sprinkled around the campground) and nice level sites with plenty of shade. It also has a dump station. It is a short walk to the Ohio River from the campground.... More 

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Thank ArmandV101
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 705 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A nice state park. Lots of green space and picnic areas, or just a nice place to park and relax too. It's clean and maintained well.

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Thank Bernardo F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a leg stretch on a Saturday morning and the visitors center and park office were closed. Tried to find the hiking trail along the river but there were no maps...and found the paved road closed due to flooding. A notice somewhere would've been nice. Oh yeah, bathrooms were closed too. Call first if you want to visit!

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Thank Ann W
Brownsville, Kentucky
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A nice, clean state park with nice views of the river. The grounds are well maintained and the buildings are nice to see. Easy waking and biking trails

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Thank Lungbuster
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very well kept state park with play ground, bath house, all level gravel sites with paved roads. I didn't have reservations but went anyway. Met the camp ground host and she said they are hardly ever full. $20 for the night! They do not take credit/debt cards . Great place super quiet! Only 1 1/2 miles off the interstate.

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Thank Bob A

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