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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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small but good information board and love the cliffs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2014
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Walden, Tenn
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267 reviews 267 reviews
93 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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215 reviews 215 reviews
58 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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195 reviews 195 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Carthage, MO
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

It's a good thing that there is no charge for this. The only thing we saw was a memorial of the Civil war and the locals that had lost there lives. I might have missed something somewhere. We pulled into the dirt parking lot where this memorial stone is, but that is all we saw of a park.

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Carthage, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The park is reasonably pleasant. There are some interesting geological features. The wayside exhibits, which explain the Battle of Carthage, are old and need to be restored and possibly updated. My visit was brief because of a lack of things to see and do in the park.

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Gulf Coast
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Pleasant glen and spring, the site of an early Civil War battle.

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Southwest Missouri
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Interesting place that fill sin the gaps on the early years of Missouri's participation in the Civil War. But a complete visit would take less than one hour.

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