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Jefferson Davis Monument

Old U.S. 68/KY 80, Fairview, KY
+1 270-889-6100
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Neat to check out if you're near the area

We live an hour and half away, so on Labor day we decided to load up and check out the Jefferson... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Aaron R
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Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
A surprise on country road

This was a place I saw driving from Murray to Bowling Green. It looked like the Washington Monument... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2017
Carol D
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Overland Park, Kansas
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  • Average28%
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“small museum” (2 reviews)
“civil war” (2 reviews)
“obelisk” (3 reviews)
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Old U.S. 68/KY 80, Fairview, KY
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+1 270-889-6100
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

We live an hour and half away, so on Labor day we decided to load up and check out the Jefferson Davis Monument. I've known that Jefferson Davis was born in the area, but until recently didn't realize there was a 355 foot monument established...More

1  Thank Aaron R
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

This was a place I saw driving from Murray to Bowling Green. It looked like the Washington Monument out in the middle of nowhere Kentucky! Signage as I got closer informed me it was the Jefferson Davis Monument. Well a year later I was traveling...More

1  Thank Carol D
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Hope this site can weather the current bent toward historical revisionism. Kentucky IS the only state that can claim 2 sitting presidents simultaneously.

1  Thank Waffalo
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

We drove by this monument after touring MB Roland Distillery and on the way to Bowling Green. It was interesting.

Thank Patty L G
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

We didn't take the elevator to the top of the monument, and I'm not sure the museum was worth the price of admission, but I'm still glad we visited.

Thank Yvette C
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This memorial is impressive from the outside and well kept up. It has a beautiful picnic area and play area for the kids. However, the museum is super small and not worth the admission fee. The same goes for the ride to the top of...More

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

We arrived midweek and there was only one other couple at the site, the grounds are beautifully clean and well kept, ideal for a picnic on a hot day, it was cold and windy when we arrived so did not go on the elevator to...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is a small, beautiful state park nestled amid scenic farmland. The monument itself is an impressive structure. One thing we particularly liked was one can choose to either see the museum or the monument or both. The price for entry is based on which...More

2  Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

We were on our way to hopkinsville and along the way we see this tall structure. It was the monument . Huge, we pulled in and there is info and you can get tickets to the top of the monument. Just lovely. It has an...More

1  Thank Penny F
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

We stopped here passing through the area and really enjoyed the history about the Civil War and what a treat in the middle of the countryside to go up so high in the monument with great views.

2  Thank roamer7456
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