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Cowpens National Battlefield

4001 Chesnee Highway, Chesnee, SC 29323
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Chesnee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, National Parks
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English first
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Smaller park with some history of the war in this area. It doesn't take long to see.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
43 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

As Americans, we tend to forget that the Revolutionary War was one that we barely pulled off victoriously. Cowpens is one batte ground that was significant in keeping the South out of the British orbit. As the short film states, the British had little problem antagonizing settlers in what would become the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.... More

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This isn't the flashiest battle field you will ever visit, but it has a quiet elegance of it's own. The ranger walk is great as they provide additional insight over the various signs posted around the battle field.

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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Like that we have history so available, although it's not taught enough in the locals schools for residents to appreciate more. Very knowledgeable staff, easy to find and navigate, lots of educational info throughout the battlefield.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

My daughter and I visited on Friday, April 13th. The weather was perfect and there were no crowds. She did the Junior Ranger Booklet. So, we took our time exploring the inside and outside, answering all the questions along the way. We watched both the short map and reenactment movie. So much information given in just a short amount of... More

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South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Revolutionary War battlefield. We were there in January for the reinactment of the battle. Nicely done. At other times of the year this is a pleasant place to stroll the battlefield. There are usually fireworks around the 4th of July.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

Great place to visit. I have been here at least a dozen times. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

great quiet place to picnic and walk or ride bikes. Hubby and I go quite a bit. not crowded.

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Knoxville, Tn
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I just returned from visiting Cowpen's Battlefield and have to say it was well worth the 3 hour drive. The way the site is laid out makes it very easy for one to see and understand how the battle played out. The staff is going to great lenghts to restore the area to the way it would have appeared in... More

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Napa, California
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

I stopped at Cowpens National Battlefield in conjunction with Kings Mountain and Ninety Six National Historic Site. The visitor center and Park Rangers set the tone of what this Battlefield was all about. The Park Rangers were knowledgeable and entertaining. Like all Battlefields, watch the movie! it will give you an idea of what happened here. There is a driving... More

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