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Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site

4372 Park Rd, Ellis Grove, IL 62241-1779
+1 618-859-3741
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There is no fort

Fort Kaskaskia State Park could and should be so much more. They could have researched the area... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
alzari
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful spot

This is peaceful, beautiful and important to local history. It would be an ideal spot for a family... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
ready314
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4372 Park Rd, Ellis Grove, IL 62241-1779
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"mississippi river"
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"solar eclipse"
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"local history"
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"ruins"
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"settlement"
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"land"
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Fort Kaskaskia State Park could and should be so much more. They could have researched the area better and at least put up some sort of log fence to show the actual size and shape of the fort. The fort is long gone. All that...More

1  Thank alzari
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is peaceful, beautiful and important to local history. It would be an ideal spot for a family picnic.

Thank ready314
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We meandered down to watch the solar eclipse here and investigated the grounds here. It was quite interesting to see all of the old gravestones from the old pioneers that settled the area. The view of the Mississippi River was breathtaking especially during the eclipse....More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I watched the solar eclipse from here today. The height and the view of the Mississippi River and miles of land across Missouri made for a spectacular show. You can learn some history from plaques about the first capitol of Illinois. Not much ruins but...More

1  Thank Allan T
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this park for over 30 years. I love it. Peaceful and the views are amazing !!!!

1  Thank Cindy M
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

There is not much here so one needs to use their imagination. A few signs tell what this place used to be and for history buffs it is worth at least a quick stop. If you want to see what the fort probably looked like...More

Thank MTravi
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

It was a GREAT visit and it was very reflective of the area my French forefathers came to centuries ago.

Thank jdesherlia
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had just come from Fort de Chartres which was impressive. We thought we were headed to another fort, but soon found we weren't. It was just some mounds and a sign. Up the hill there is a nice overlook to to Mississippi, but unless...More

Thank aegeeg
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site sits high atop a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. It is a cool place to visit!

Thank Butterflydays
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is an old French fort (ruins) and the cemetery of old Kaskakia. Wonderful views of the Mississippi River. It is written in French on some of the tumbs. You can also camp there in a tent for an affordable fee but there is a...More

1  Thank Sarah L
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