We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 15930 Highway 62, Garfield, AR 72732
Phone Number: 479-451-8122

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 117 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Can be a quick or mid-length stop...

... 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Fly-Away-PHX
,
Phoenix, AZ
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, AZ
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tulsa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Holland, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Having driven to NW Arkansas to visit Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and the Museum of American Indian, my husband and I decided to go to Pea Ridge NMP after reading a brochure about it. We're certainly glad we did. The displays and video at the Visitor's Center were quite interesting and a great introduction for our drive through the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Garfield, Arkansas
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Interesting place to visit. Be sure to see the free presentation. It is a great place to do the tour of the battlefield by bike and it is not a strenuous ride and provides for a lot of stops along the loop.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Irving, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not a lot know about this battle, but it was a decisive battle that if the Union had lost, it might have meant a totally different outcome. Many, many cannons sit out in the fields showing the direction of the battle. You tour yourself and it an easy thing to do. You go up to a lookout point that you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Being a history buff, particularly the Civil War, my wife and I have visited many of the Civil Wa sites. The reality is unless you are really versed in the details of the battle, most of them don't offer much to see beyond the visitor center. Gettysburg, Antietam, and Fredericksburg are different, but Pea Ridge is not. So appreciate it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you enjoy history pea ridge national military park is worth the stop. With so much of the civil war being fought in the south I had lost the fact that Arkansas became a focal point. This park has a wonderful museum full of little known facts about the civil war. The short film about the battle is well presented.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Pea Ridge National Military Park also viewed

 

Been to Pea Ridge National Military Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pea Ridge National Military Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?