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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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Great afternoon

We visited Pea Ridge two weeks ago. At the visitor center, they told us to allow for 30 min to drive through. Three hours later, we finished the drive. You can do it in 30 min... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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LittleTown, Ar
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LittleTown, Ar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Pea Ridge two weeks ago. At the visitor center, they told us to allow for 30 min to drive through. Three hours later, we finished the drive. You can do it in 30 min, but would miss SO MUCH! Allow plenty of time to explore. Lots of opportunity for walking and hikes. We even got within 20 feet... More 

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Alta Vista
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Was such an interesting and beautiful drive around the park. Information was easy to access at each stop with not a lot of walking involved. We had no idea of the magnitude of this battlefield and how many men were involved here. The scenery was beautiful. The signage could be updated in places. A couple of them were hard to... More 

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Northwest Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had never been to this national military park basically in my own back yard (sad to say) so we decided to check it out. I had no idea the importance of this particular battle on the outcome of the Civil War but glad I took the time to check it out. If you do go, look through all the... More 

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Walden, Tenn
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The NPS manages this set-piece battlefield park for the casual visitor. There is a modern visitor center with lots of background on "why they fought" but a couple of good maps on the actual battle. Several pretty embarrassing errors of fact on their panels. I wonder if anyone fact checked them before they went to the fabricator? The battlefield tour... More 

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Kewaunee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We recently stopped at Pea Ridge on our way from Branson to Bella Vista. It's not as commercialized as Gettysburg or some other Civil War attractions. The people there were friendly and answered questions about the areas significance to the war. A short film preceded our drive through.

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

... and worth it! Visitor center is excellent- interesting and informative exhibits including a nicely done movie. The battlefield is beautiful and worth a walk to get a sense of scale.

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Los Angeles, CA
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The best things: the film and-- my favorite!--the explanations of the ordnance, the loading, and the firing of Civil War cannons. And wander the grounds at Elkhorn Tavern--lots of history happened there!

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We followed the trail to Pea Ridge from Wilson's Creek Battlefield. Huge area to visualize troop movements. We were there in the Springtime. This interpretive center has the best short film of the events associated with this site, that I had ever seen. Enjoyed the Elkhorn Tavern site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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