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Pea Ridge National Military Park

15930 Highway 62, Garfield, AR 72732
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Garfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
99 helpful votes 99 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
57 helpful votes 57 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
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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