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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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+1 618-524-4712

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Great Multi-Purpose Site for Camping, Picnic, Scenic Views, and History

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Ellenton, Florida
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank tmail54
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

Thank ArmandV101
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Bernardo F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Ann W
Brownsville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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

Thank Lungbuster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Bob A
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great park with a wonderful visitor center, make sure to check out the exhibits and information in the visitor center - amazing views of the Ohio River, take time to walk down to see the river, so worth it!! LOTS of history here.

Thank Elizabeth G
Chicago, Illinois
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2,590 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Overlooking the Ohio River from the southern tip of Illinois, Fort Massac State Park has been preserved and maintained since 1908, when it became Illinois' first state park. Today, it is a captivating reminder of days gone by, a fascinating trip through the entire course of American history and the perfect place to relax in soothing pristine and natural surroundings... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great park and worth stopping for a picnic while passing through. It's a short distance off the interstate. The Fort replica is also a nice addition.

Thank Andrew J

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