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Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, Fairview

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  • this was a very informative visit, I learned that Jefferson Davis was responsible for Military Pensions, and that he had wanted to purchase the strip across the Isthmus of Panama for a canal in the 18...  more »
  • We were unable to go in as light bulbs were being replaced. Very disappointing as we had driven a long way.  more »
  • This place is REALLY interesting… not huge, but gives a LOT of information that is important and pertinent. The monument is the tallest unreinforced concrete structure in the world. It is also the tal...  more »
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  • Some might say its a crude smaller version of the washington monument...well if ya didnt like it shouldnt have went,and no sense in reviewing it! Its a very nice place,view from the top is awesome,nice little road trip to get out of the house on a Saturday.
  • This monument is a pleasant and unexpected surprise for anyone traveling in the back country of Kentucky. The concrete obelisk is 351 feet high. It is the tallest unreinforced concrete structure in the world. It is also the second tallest obelisk in the world after the Washington Monument which stands at 555 feet high. It's the fifth tallest monument in the United States. The view from the top of the monument is breathtaking! Because the surrounding land is completely flat you can see for miles and miles on a clear day. In addition to the obelisk there is a nice playground for kids and a nice little museum and gift shop. It's definitely worth a visit!
  • Impressive - The park is open from May 1 until October 31 so plan your trip accordingly. The reason for the choice if monument style is obvious. While his philosophy was abhorrent, he was Co-President for 3 years.
  • Total waste of time, I drove an hour out of our way on a Tuesday just to find out the tower is only open on fri sat and Sun, witch is really disappointing considering we skipped land between the lake's to be there by 4(Google said they were open til 5 but I guess that's the gift shop) and then the "museum" didn't even have anything on Jefferson Davis just civil war stuff.
  • A crude and smaller copy of the Washington Monument. Because it is unreinforced concrete, it will probably someday collapse. That lack of planning seems to mirror the lack of planning that was the Confederacy. Hopefully, no one will be injured. Interesting in the fact that people would want to memorialize someone who turned against their own country.