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Pea Ridge National Military Park

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Address: 15930 Highway 62, Garfield, AR 72732
Phone Number: 479-451-8122

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Very well maintained park

Be sure to watch the film before you head out it will help you to understand the landscape. It is a sad battlefield but the scenery is beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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English first
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Be sure to watch the film before you head out it will help you to understand the landscape. It is a sad battlefield but the scenery is beautiful.

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Portland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Pea Ridge was a defeat for the South that ended any control that they might want to obtain in Missouri during the Civil War. This Military Park also included a CD that could be purchased to get a better understanding of what happened where in the park. There are however, many informational "signs" located throughout the park. One of the... More 

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Holland, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Having driven to NW Arkansas to visit Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and the Museum of American Indian, my husband and I decided to go to Pea Ridge NMP after reading a brochure about it. We're certainly glad we did. The displays and video at the Visitor's Center were quite interesting and a great introduction for our drive through the... More 

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Garfield, Arkansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Interesting place to visit. Be sure to see the free presentation. It is a great place to do the tour of the battlefield by bike and it is not a strenuous ride and provides for a lot of stops along the loop.

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Irving, Texas, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not a lot know about this battle, but it was a decisive battle that if the Union had lost, it might have meant a totally different outcome. Many, many cannons sit out in the fields showing the direction of the battle. You tour yourself and it an easy thing to do. You go up to a lookout point that you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Being a history buff, particularly the Civil War, my wife and I have visited many of the Civil Wa sites. The reality is unless you are really versed in the details of the battle, most of them don't offer much to see beyond the visitor center. Gettysburg, Antietam, and Fredericksburg are different, but Pea Ridge is not. So appreciate it... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you enjoy history pea ridge national military park is worth the stop. With so much of the civil war being fought in the south I had lost the fact that Arkansas became a focal point. This park has a wonderful museum full of little known facts about the civil war. The short film about the battle is well presented.... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a beautiful place along the way to Eureka Springs, outside Rogers, AR. Like the other Civil War parks and battlefields I have visited, it is a place to envision the sacrifices of our ancestors and appreciate the country we inhabit. I was not familiar with this important and large battle, and the exhibits are very interesting and informative.... More 

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Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Any battlefield is somber and this one is too. It is well done. The movie is informative and the drive around the grounds is beautiful with very descriptive information panels.

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grandmahenry
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299 reviews 299 reviews
82 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A small but significant military park with a nice visitors centre. We thoroughly enjoyed this visit. Informative, nicely recreated and we met a tour guide at the reconstructed Elkhorn Tavern, who was terrific and informative and in period costume. This house is open to visitors and I found the display of "severed limbs" both ghoulish and interesting, all at once.... More 

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