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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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Very interesting location

This was an informative and enjoyable visit. The grounds are very well maintained and pleasant to enjoy. The small but informative visitor center was interactive and my kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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North Kansas City, Missouri
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North Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was an informative and enjoyable visit. The grounds are very well maintained and pleasant to enjoy. The small but informative visitor center was interactive and my kids enjoyed it. The volunteers were very friendly and made the experience great. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful view of the river from the fort. If you are lucky you will get to... More 

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Friedheim, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I consider myself somewhat of a history buff, but I didn't know the history of Fort Donelson. The visitor center was great and the video that played there really was interesting. We did not spend enough time there. I want to make a return visit.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our family consisting of 8 members from 10yr old to 50yr olds all enjoyed the grounds. Very beautiful place with lots of scenery and information. The employee were all great and had a lot of knowledge. We were even able to see a eagles nest.Definitely worth a stop.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 44 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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Address: Dover, TN
Phone Number: 931-232-5706
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Dover

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