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Shiloh National Military Park

1055 Pittsburg Landing Rd., Shiloh, TN 38376
731-689-5696
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Shiloh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, National Parks, Battlefields, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Walking
Description: Park honoring the Civil War battle at Shiloh and containing the cemetery where the fallen soldiers were buried.
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I am British and have spent the last 27 years on and off visiting battlefields, reading (most notably Robert Selph Henry and Shelby Foote) and watching (of course Ken Burns and others) about the War between the States. I have stood on Little Round Top, walked around Mannassas, stood on the sunken road (why were there so many sunken roads?)... More

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The Hill Country, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Shiloh to retrace some family history. My husband's great-great-grandfather was wounded in the battle of Shiloh. This is a HUGE park, and incredibly well-documented. The park rangers are walking history books. My husband showed him the information on his grandfather and they started pulling out directories and maps. I purchased a map of the park upon which they... More

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Au Train, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you haven't been here, you need visit this National Park... It is beautiful and humbling... a piece of our American History.

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A small museum at the visitor centre and an informative video, 45 minutes long (starts every hour on the hour), gave us a clear explanation of the battle which took place in 1862. A walk around the peaceful cemetery afterwards belied the horrors of what had happened.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The location of this battlefield is a bit out of the way. However, this battlefield is really well preserved. The numerous markers and available maps allows the visitor to really understand the battle. It allows you to view the beauty of the Tennessee countryside and you really feel the contrast of what happened there during the war. It is definitely... More

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Independence, MO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of my lifelong passions has been visiting National Parks, especially battlefields. I have not been able to get to Shiloh.... in all of these years. Last week, I was able to finally visit this battlefield. It was very well maintained, very well marked out (it was easy to follow the tour map) and the greatest thing was how beautiful... More

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Youngstown
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

husband wanted to see this place he called it the gettesburg of tn. it took us almost 3.5 hours from Nashville to get there. the visitors center explains it all . must stop there first . the rest is done by car. flowing a map. very moving . along with the battlefield comes wildlife deer turkeys, eagles. we were there... More

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Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Park is amazing. The sheer size of the park and the number of monuments and markers show the size and magnitude of this battle. The ranger programs are incredible. Do not miss this if you are a civil war buff.

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McKinleyville, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There are many interesting and important Civil War battlefields available to visit, but unfortunately many are fighting a losing battle against encroachment by modern construction. Shiloh, fortunately is an exception. You can walk the park without the distraction of traffic noise or the neon glare of the local MacDonald's.

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We drove over 400 miles out of our way to see this piece of American history. Awe inspiring, saddening are the words that come to mind to describe this civil war battle site. More than 3,000 Americans died in the fighting and over 20,000 were injured or MIA. A big cemetery is a part of the park and it seems... More

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