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Tupelo National Battlefield

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804
662 680 4025; 800 305 7417
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Tupelo
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Monuments/ Statues, Battlefields
Most recent review
- Jan 21, 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was a patch of grass with a monument next to a large strip mall. I can't believe we took the time to go.

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Richardson, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a prime example of why Civil War battleground sites need protection. We passed the site twice before realizing that small patch was it in its entirety. I'm glad we didn't come here just for this battle"field".

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Phoenix, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was absolutely shocked at how underwhelming this site is. A grass field with a civil war cannon and a plaque. That's it. My backyard is bigger - and quite frankly, more interesting. You can simply drive by this place.

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Reno, Nevada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a small battlefield, but you still should visit. Your visit won't take long, but if you're into the Civil War at all this is a must see!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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197 reviews 197 reviews
51 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

What is listed is Park Service Headquarters. This park is in Tupelo on the southside of West Main street at Memorial Drive and Lumpkin Ave. Maybe a mile or so East of the Trace Parkway. Be advised the parking is VERY limited. Perhaps 3 or 4 spaces on Memorial Drive. The park is about an acre of turf with a... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a nice place to learn about one of the Civil War battles. It is right in the middle of town, so you have to watch closely or you will miss it.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not worth the time and trouble to visit. Two canons, battle maps and the flag; that's it. Can learn more on the web.

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Iola, Kansas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Tupelo National Battlefield is only one acre but is present to interpret the battle for Tupelo. It is admininstered by the National Park Service with no park service presence on the site. The Nathez Trace Parkway visitors center in Tupelo has interpretive material. Tupelo is a small area but also let's you know how the hallowed grounds from the Civil... More

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

There is basically a monument to honor those who fought in this battle. Parking is limited to 2 or 3 cars on the side of the street. It will only take about 5 minutes to view. If you want to stamp your Passbook, you will need to go to the Tupelo Visitor Center on Natchez Trace Parkway

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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Rather than preserve the battlesite, Tupelo has built up commercial sites all around this small site. Do not waste your time going to Tupelo for Civil War History

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