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“Amazing Fort”
Review of Apple River Fort

Apple River Fort
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Elizabeth
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 27 August 2018

An old fort in amazing condition located in the small town of Elizabeth. Didn't cost anything and was able to walk around and look at everything.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Judy H
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"northern wisconsin"
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"nice visit"
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"abraham lincoln"
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"small town"
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice historical site just a couple of miles of the US 20 West. Worhwhile the little detour. Small site but very fascinating that in the 1830’s about 45 men and women held off about 200 Faux warriors of Black Hawk. Imagine how the settlers must have felt back than.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MJbChateauL
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great place with lots of history. They do regular “living history days” with staff dressed up true to the time period. They also have a small building with staff and things for tourists. Also a good spot for a walk anytime.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Audra I
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

The Apple River Fort really is two pieces of a greater whole. Just off the main street area is the Interpretive Center, where you can get some information and answers to questions about the Fort and surrounding area's history. The physical fort itself is up the road a short ways, where you can walk around and within the reconstructed building(s) and surroundings.

The center and fort are open on Wednesday through Sunday from 9AM to 5PM. Location is somewhat seasonal as it's only open from the spring through the fall. We didn't have the opportunity to meet and/or see any of the volunteers that will dress up in the old frontier garb, but the experience still stood strong despite not getting the live action portion of it.

Worth the visit, especially if you're in the general area. Good bit of Illinois history for those who have some interest in the topic. Even interesting to see the architecture and culture for those who aren't as keen on the historical facts.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dr_Xaos
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Driving through on way to Galena. I always stop for museums, love them. Small but nicely done. Older volunteers inside passionate and friendly. So glad that places like this still exist.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank beentheredonethatia
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