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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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Burleson, Tx
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191 reviews 191 reviews
113 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Baudette, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Really enjoyed this history lesson. I didn't know much about this region's involvement in the war and was very glad we took the time to visit.

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LaPorte
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband loves anything to do with history. We watched the movie they had, went through the small museum and then bought the cd to do the self driving tour. It was really interesting. Did the junior ranger program for the children. Lots to look at, got out of the car at every stop and walked the grounds, see the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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375 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

If you are interested in Civil War history, Pea Ridge is a must on your list. Excellent museum. Helpful and intelligent rangers on hand to answer questions, and living history volunteers make it come to life. Great driving tour where you can also bike. The Trail of Tears passes through the park and you can hike that, as well. Good... More

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Bauchi, Nigeria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Living in the Virginia area, with all its Civil War history, it's easy to forget the major battles that happened elsewhere in the country. Pea Ridge was one such battle where close to 23,000 soldiers fought on March 7 and 8, 1862 to ensure that Union forces controlled Missouri and the major transportation center at St. Louis throughout the Civil... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Excellent park-we took the driving tour a few months back, VERY interesting and informative. I also went back and hiked most of the trails, nice scenery, and you can't help but get immersed in the history of this place...

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