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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
601-636-0583
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Vicksburg
Type: Battlefields, Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Description: 1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
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Letchworth ,
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This Military park is both beautifully laid out ,and easy to access all the important areas within the park.Considered today a day for my husband but found it interesting also .

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210 reviews 210 reviews
115 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a fabulous park where great detail was put in placing markers and lines in the right places, 1300 monuments so just take pictures of the big ones. easy to follow route , we did the self drive dvd , says two and a half hours !! we took 5 , but you spend time in the Cairo museum... More

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Silver Creek
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We always enjoy taking family or friends through the Military Park at Vicksburg! We usually take a picnic lunch and enjoy the summer weather and breeze! The large building in the middle of the park has the names of all the men who fought and when you stand in middle of it you get the breeze flowing up the steps... More

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Make sure to stop at visitors center for the introductory film. They rent cd that makes it possible to see all you are seeing. Beautiful scenery and the monuments are outstanding. Plan to stop at several monuments but don't miss the Illinois. The view of the Mississippi is incredible from above the Cario.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live in Vicksburg, so I'm biased. But I also used to live just down the highway from Gettysburg (for comparison). Vicksburg National Military Park is a true art park--the monuments and memorials are incredibly beautiful. With all the vista clearing the park has done it is now much easier to understand the siege of Vicksburg, and you now get... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This place is huge! It's a 16-mile one-way circuit that takes you up and down the hills that border modern Vicksburg to its north and east. You can cut across "Pemberton Ave" or "Graveyard Road" if you're in a hurry, but then you'll miss the best part of the whole park: the USS Cairo. Blue signs indicate a significant Union... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

You can take a 17 mile car route at your own pace. There is an app for smart phones that is good, but better if you load it before you go. Should be done on a wireless network, not on your data plan. Interesting to see.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a must-do in Vicksburg. It's a self guided, well marked and "narrated" tour through one of the most significant battles in the American Civil War. It will stir your emotions....

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Springfield, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a return visit for us. The Illinois monument is still our favorite. Everything is laid out so well and neat grounds/landscaping. A must see for anyone.

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Trinity, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting a number of civil war battle locations in the south. Vicksburg is another example of the fine effort of the NPS, rangers and volunteers. With the 20 min film, the moving diagram in the museum section, the cell phone tour, and of course the display of the USS Cairo and then the monuments and the memorials... More

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