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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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Great place for an afternoon stroll

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Webb City, Missouri
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Webb City, Missouri
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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96 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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58 attraction reviews
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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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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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215 reviews 215 reviews
39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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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Address: Address: Chestnut Street, Carthage, MO
Phone Number: 417-682-2279
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Carthage

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