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Fort Massac State Park

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Dedicated as the first Illinois state park in 1908 and overlooking the Ohio River from Metropolis, this park has a military history predating the Revolutionary War. October's big Fort Massac Encampment and several other living history weekends scheduled throughout the year bring the past to life for American history buffs.

Location: 1308 E 5th St., Metropolis Illinois 62960 Telephone 618-524-4712

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Cave-in-Rock) Cave-in-Rock State Park
(Golconda) Dixon Springs State Park
(Goreville) Ferne Clyffe State Park
(Metropolis) Fort Massac State Park
(Makanda) Giant City State Park

12/04 Coming to The Metropolis area
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Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
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Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.
World Music and Food Festival Nashville TN July19-21 Various live artists, cultural dancers and comedians... plus vendors! It will be a festival of celebration and cultural extravaganza!