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Beautiful park

I can step back in time and imagine life in the 1900's due to the Fort Massac. I am humbled and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marion, Illinois
Nice Park, History too

Enjoyed looking around at the display cases of arrowheads and hoes, and old outfits, guns, etc... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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All reviews visitor center ohio river picnic tables lots of history george rogers clark original site bike trail re creation revolutionary war overlooking the river nice campground walk around quick visit worth a stop great place to visit southern illinois superman statue
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can step back in time and imagine life in the 1900's due to the Fort Massac. I am humbled and honored to see the history of this great nation and how our area played a part in it.

Thank belindas152018
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped for the night as we were on a road trip with our travel trailer. 95 degrees out at 7 in the evening, a definite need for power to run the A/C! $20 a night. The bathroom and showers are the best I have ever...More

Thank Gail-Waly
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Enjoyed looking around at the display cases of arrowheads and hoes, and old outfits, guns, etc. There was a room where a video could be played and gave you some history of the forts there. Neat to see and think of what all happened in...More

Thank missekay
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

As I was growing up, my family (cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, sisters, and parents) spent many days at Fort Massac. We loved to picnic and roam the park. They have rebuilt the various buildings but the original footprints are still visible. Right on the Ohio...More

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Easy on and off the main road into Metropolis, the Hometown of Superman! Interesting history of an original Spanish fort, taken over by the French, taken by the British and ordered by George Washington to be taken from them during the Revolutionary War! Wow! Right...More

Thank DarthDad07
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We were on interstate and wanted a quick break. Pulling off on the park exit we hit the visitor center only to see a sign for this park. Curious, we drove the 5 minutes down the street, hit the visitor center, walked the fort and...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We spent about an hour touring the site. Inside the visitor center they have some nice displays on the history of the fort and the area.

Thank Bernie22363376
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Went to this park and enjoyed it totally. If you're into history, the old revolutionary era fort is really interesting and has been kept up very well. Nice views of the river there & lots of shade trees. Was very hot the day we went...More

Thank Ritrod56
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Stop here and was surprised at how interesting it was, nice exhibit inside. Buildings set up outside to match the era of Lewis and Clark but all were locked up. Mostly sidewalks to areas. Ranger inside was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank rickyk949
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Due to all that rain, the poor park was under water. Where there is no visible water it is very saturated. I can't say much but it needs to stop raining. The days were nice and chilly and it frosted /snow a bit over night....More

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