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Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

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Address: Chestnut Street, Carthage, MO
Phone Number: 417-682-2279
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we have gone here several times to look at the history write ups. So happy when we see a town that takes a little park and gives you a family area to learn and share with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Forsyth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we have gone here several times to look at the history write ups. So happy when we see a town that takes a little park and gives you a family area to learn and share with the kids The adults would learn from this too........it is not a big area but gives you the story and directions to follow the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The history of this park is mind blowing ! It was the first battle of the civil war, and it is a once in a lifetime sight!!! At night I reccomend you go . there are owls and other beautiful birds. The fire flies are great for children , and there is a small dent in a hill that looks... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I stopped here on a whim when I saw the brown historic site sign on the road. I cannot express how grateful I am that I did stop. This is beautiful and full of history. There is a little hike around a spring that is easy for most all to accomplish. There are nice tables around so you can sit... More 

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Webb City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This historic site is located just East of Carthage. It's open during the day, free of charge. A gate has it locked up at night. There is a nice walking trail that goes up the cliff and around the little pond. Fun place to walk the dogs. Rumor has it there are caves in this area that lead to underground... More 

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Walden, Tenn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The State Historic Site is really just a grassy area and adjacent parking lot, featuring a text-heavy interpretive kiosk. The site itself has some significance as the site of the Union encampment before the battle and the site of the Union army's last stand. But there is no site interpretation and the site is so small as to be more... More 

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Jax, Ar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

As Civil War Reenactors we have been to large and small sites. This is lovely with old Walnut trees, creek(spring fed) and the cliffs with cave entrys in them. Lots of wildlife the day we were there 4 blue birds and a squirrel drinking out of creek at same place.

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Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well maintained park that was the site of a battle during the civil war. There was an area that contained a description of the battle and all the history. The rest of the park was basically a bluff, a stream/brook. There was a short hiking trail and a picnic bench.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is the place where the Union artillery made their last stand. Right there, yes, up on the bluff. The was the end of a very long battle that began north of Carthage along Dry Creek and continued through town to this point. Walk into the park and stop to listen. You will hear the bone tired Union soldiers, many... More 

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Joplin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I see where they are going to possibly spend some money on this State Park. It is certainly worth seeing. Take a trip in your mind and picture the actual events as described on the plaques. Fascinating.

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Merced
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

It's a small park but worth the walk around. To walk where soldiers fought and camped gave a sense of the times.

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