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Pea Ridge National Military Park

15930 Highway 62, Garfield, AR 72732
479-451-8122
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Garfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields
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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Only thing that bothered us was the inability to figure out troop movements, was confusing to all of us there. I wish the US Park service had an app to explain the battle to you without a ranger.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I found this one of the most interesting parts of the trip we took. There is a drive you can take around the battlefield with signs to read and very informative information. Loved this stop!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was a huge park with lots of battlefields and cannons. The displays inside were interactive and very well put together. Watch the movie. It is well made and a great way to learn the history. We also were excited to see a demo of the rifle loading. The Ranger had on a Union uniform and explained all the parts... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You don't think of Arkansas that much as far as Civil War battlefield sites but a fairly significant battle was fought here and the battlefield is said to be the most intact site of our Civil War. Viewing the display and watching the short film in the visitors' center gives an idea of how the battle unfolded. Then you can... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of the most in-tact Civil War battlefield sites in the US regarding actual battlefield acres and acres within the park today...about 4000 acres as I recall. Excellent museum and a 7 mile driving tour taking you all over the battlefield including a scenic overlook. Buy the CD for the driving tour....lots of battle details added. Must stop for the... More

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Burleson, Tx
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195 reviews 195 reviews
115 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There is not much in the way of buildings. The battlefield is spread out over several miles. If you are into cannons, this is the place. I enjoyed the scenery and woods but was more impressed with Prairie Grove Battlefield just down the road.

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is great and is staffed by some really knowledgeable, friendly folks. Rich in history - not just civil war but native american history, as well. NMust see!

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Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a very neat park. My boys loved it- lots of artifacts, cannons, guns, etc to see in the visitor center. The visitor center is free, and there is a $10 charge to drive through the park, which includes a part of the Trail of Tears, more cannons, open battlefields, a replica tavern/home, two overlooks, and an extensive trail.... More

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Oklahoma
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped by here on a trip. I had not realized it was there until we drove by. I just had to stop. I was so incredibly amazed with this battlefield. It was immaculate and very well taken care of. The information center was really neat and the staff very helpful. You get to drive around the... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My husband is a fan of Civil War battlefields, so we had to visit Pea Ridge while nearby in Eureka Springs. This is a nice park where you drive through to different points of interest. The east overlook has a great view of the whole park. At the Elkhorn Inn we talked to a park volunteer who explained primitive medical... More

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