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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
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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270 reviews 270 reviews
111 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a very meaningful memorial, but sadly it has to be seen on a main street. A few monuments, and just two Confederate graves. A memory to hundreds of slain soldiers, not paid attention to in the busy rush of everyday life. Wish there was more to it. A shame that people go out of their way to see... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The "battlefield" is less than the size of a football field with a few plaques. We initially thought it was an actual place to visit? Drive by! It's the same thing as stopping

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Columbus, Mississippi
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

this historic landmark has not received good ratings. perhaps it's because the people do not understand the important historical value. read up on this battlefield and then visit. you will find that the past will come alive. this is an awesome place to visit.

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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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
54 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
88 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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