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Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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Address: Dover, TN
Phone Number: 931-232-5706
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: This marks the site where Confederate general Simon B. Buckner surrendered...
This marks the site where Confederate general Simon B. Buckner surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, Union general.
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A great piece of history!

We planned to stop at this battlefield on the way to Florida, and we were not disappointed. The visitor's center was nice, maybe a little small, but the space was nicely used and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We planned to stop at this battlefield on the way to Florida, and we were not disappointed. The visitor's center was nice, maybe a little small, but the space was nicely used and not over-filled. The interactive audio exhibits were great, and a really cool concept. We visited the battlefield and the monuments, which were all well-maintained and beautiful. The... More 

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Zirconia, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A two hour drive 80 miles NW of Nashville. The Nat. Park Service maintains this battlefield in immaculate condition. With a the topography on the Cumberland River different to Stones River and Chattanooga, the 'fight' with gunboats, took a form somewhat like the fall of Vicksburg - and was (along with Fort Henry and Heiman) the gateway to the south... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Visitor's Center was our first stop; there was a short film, and interesting exhibits including an audio tour that allowed you to hear personal accounts of soldiers who participated in the battle. Armed with a numbered map of the battlefield, we then drove our car to the various stops. There are also some nice trails, where we observed people... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Depending on how involved you want to get this can take from a 15 min drive through or a 2-3 hour history lesson. I went for the history lesson. We stopped at all the markers and read what happened on that site. Markers are a short read but very informative. The grounds are well kept. There are 4 different locations... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The park is free and open to the public. It was very well kept, and very beautiful. The road was well paved, and there is plenty of room to pull over and read the signs along the way, if you so chose. There are beautiful monuments, slave quarters, eagles nesting, and LOTS of cannons. The lake area is so beautiful.... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

neat historical place, love the cannons set up overlooking the water. last time we were there they had eagle watches and you could take some beautiful photographs of America's iconic bird

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Well taken care of. Nice little museum and little video. Rangers seemed to like their jobs and was more than willing to talk about the battlefield and history.

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We decided on a whim to stop at Fort Donelson on our way to Clarksville TN It was well worth the stop The park is well maintained it takes less than an hour to drive thru and see the different highlighted points We then walked thru the park to each stop on the tour which took us about two hours... More 

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TN USA
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This park is quiet, with cannons and trenches throughout. The plaques tell the history or this historic spot. Boats zipping up and down the river in front of the cannons give it more perspective. The bald Eagle in the trees are wonderful to watch with the kids, bring binoculars.

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Munford, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have to say this is one of the nicest battlefield my family and I have ever been to. We spent about three hours here but we could've spent a lot longer. My girls love doing the junior ranger booklets and this is a participating park. The best spot is down by the water because of the views and the... More 

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Address: Address: Dover, TN
Phone Number: 931-232-5706
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Dover

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