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Pea Ridge National Military Park

Address: 15930 Highway 62, Garfield, AR 72732
Phone Number: 479-451-8122
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Garfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Outdoors
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Irving, Texas, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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Dallas, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Austin, TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a beautiful place along the way to Eureka Springs, outside Rogers, AR. Like the other Civil War parks and battlefields I have visited, it is a place to envision the sacrifices of our ancestors and appreciate the country we inhabit. I was not familiar with this important and large battle, and the exhibits are very interesting and informative.... More

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Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Any battlefield is somber and this one is too. It is well done. The movie is informative and the drive around the grounds is beautiful with very descriptive information panels.

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grandmahenry
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285 reviews 285 reviews
81 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A small but significant military park with a nice visitors centre. We thoroughly enjoyed this visit. Informative, nicely recreated and we met a tour guide at the reconstructed Elkhorn Tavern, who was terrific and informative and in period costume. This house is open to visitors and I found the display of "severed limbs" both ghoulish and interesting, all at once.... More

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Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ride in the Pea Ridge Military Park at least every month. Always fun and I can count on seeing 12+ deer on every ride. If you are interested in the civil war, this is a good park to visit. It is well maintained and has many civil war artifacts.

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ralston, ok
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

the visitor center is first class and the rangers are very helpful and friendly. be sure and watch the 25 (or so) minute film in the nice comfortable theatre, you'll be much more informed when you take the drive thru the different points around and thru the battlefield site.

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Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 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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