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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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Highly informative and educational

The 30 minutes video is superb. It gives explicit details which cannot be gained so well by reading the displays. We drove around the park and was intrigued by the amount of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Carthage, Illinois
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Carthage, Illinois
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107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 30 minutes video is superb. It gives explicit details which cannot be gained so well by reading the displays. We drove around the park and was intrigued by the amount of acreage and the expanse of land conditions for which the soldiers endured their battles. We visited the park in January, yet it would be advisable to visit in... More 

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Thank Brightens
Newport News, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little spot in the middle of a growing area. It's off the beaten path and worth the drive just north of Fayetteville about 40 miles. The visitors center does a great job preparing you for the drive. It is only 7 miles so you could easily walk it or ride a bicycle. It's beautiful up there,... More 

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Thank terrih566
Seattle, Washington
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147 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful day trip for travelers and photographers visiting the Bentonville area. Pea Ridge is a largely unknown Civil War battle location, but turned the war to the Union side. Lincoln's strategy was to gain control of and hold the Mississippi River, and this was the critical battle in the West that supported that. It has additional significance... More 

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Thank FredPurdue
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stopped near the end of the day about an hour before the Visitors Center was scheduled to close. The three Rangers on duty were definitely ready to close up and go home. So they weren't as pleasant and helpful as we normally get at a National Park. Even so, the Visitors Center is a great historical museum with lots... More 

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Thank hiracheta@gmail.com
Little Rock, AR
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50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We had no idea we had this amazing National Park in Arkansas! It is so well done. This is not just a battleground with a cannon in a field and that's it. This place has a beautiful visitor center that you should stop at first. There is admission per vehicle or per person, and there are discounted passes available for... More 

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Honey Grove, Texas
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56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Good visitors center and a self-guided road around the park with stops at important spots along the way. The visitors center has exhibited period weaponry and equipment and a 30 minute dramatized movie about the battle. A note: I was here about 6 or 7 years ago. Since then the Park Service has removed all evidence of the Confederate Battle... More 

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Thank James M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We decided to see this place obn the road to Eureka Springs, from Bentonville. It is a nati0onal park, on the site of a Civil War battle, Pea Ridge. This was a bloody, hard-fought victoryfor the North in March of 1862. There is a visitor's center, which has exhibits and a very helpful 28 minute movie about the battle. You... More 

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Thank Davigeta
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited in the fall and the area was alive with color. Took our bikes in the 7 mile tour and enjoyed ourselves. Slightly hilly. There is also a museum with an informative guide or two with a nice display

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Thank Dominic C
Jefferson City, Missouri
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Visited in the fall and the leaves were wonderful. The park has a Visitors Center with a 30min movie that describes the battle. Then you can drive a 7 mile loop around the park on private roads to see all the major locations. Really enjoyed the drive. Very quiet and Peaceful.

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Thank George K
Germantown, Tennessee
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376 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We loved the museum and video. The seven mile drive was delightful. Great map with lots of history. Do see the video before you do the drive. It helps understand what you are seeing. Would not hesitate to return.

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