Fort Belle Fontaine

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Site of Fort Belle Fontaine, first U.S. military installation west of the Mississippi River and a stopover point for expeditions heading west. On their return trip to St. Louis in 1806, Lewis & Clark spent a night at the fort. The fort is gone, its site covered by shifts in the Missouri River, but interpretive signs explain the site's significance. FREE

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Great Hiking Trail & Ruins
Reviewed By Cryptic_Tourist November 2020

My friend and I came here for the hiking trail and were very surprised at how cool it was! We knew there would be spooky ruins but didn’t know we would see white water rushing by us from the Missouri...

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The first U.S. military installation west of the Mississippi River
Reviewed By Taylor B October 2019

I enjoy visiting the ruins of old forts, antebellum mansions, abandoned structures and battlefields. As the first U.S. military installation west of the Mississippi River, Fort Belle Fontaine is...

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