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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
601-636-0583
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Palestine, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is a great well preserved battlefield for any WBTS Buff! Every time I visit, they have cleared another section has been cleared of kudzu and trees, (originally planted to prevent erosion) as money becomes available, etc. One needs at the minimum 4 hours to properly tour this park.

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colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Much better than Gettsyburg or Valley Forge, very impressive, see the Cairo civil war battleship, it is very impressive, you won't be disappointed

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Kalamazoo
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were able to hire a private guide...what an experience. With his guidance you could visualize the misery that was this battlefield. There was no way we would have gotten the same experience without his knowledge and guidance. Such a lovely place for such horror to occur. Take the time in the museum and watch the movie.

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My 9 year old son really enjoyed this trip. The video at the visitor's center was a little graphic, but I felt he was old enough to understand the horrors that go along with war. We were able to enjoy a ranger dressed in period costume doing a musket demonstration. We paid $12 for the narrated driving tour cd. However,... More

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Cookson, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This park is such an amazing place. There are so many monuments and markers that it is almost impossible to see each one in a single day. I suggest you start early and plan to stay all day. The self guided tour is educational and very interesting. You can stop and get out almost any place you choose. You should... More

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Abilene, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wonderful experience. The markers aren't located only in the confines of the actual boundaries of the Military Park but throughout Vicksburg. You should take at least a full day in the park and another just driving through town. There are historic route markers in town. The second National Military Cemetary is located here at the Battlefield near the USS Cairo... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A trip to the Vicksburg National Military Park has got to go onto your Bucket List. Total amazing to discovery part of American History, you will be amazed. However upon entering the Park I suggest you head for the Welcome Center instead of taking to the Tour Road. We made this mistake and wandered in a daze for two hours... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you like history / are a Civil War buff, you should visit and give the park at least one day. You will probably spend 2 hours just at the USS Cairo Museum, and that's halfway through the battlefield tour ... Take bug spray and sunscreen. You can drive, bike, or walk through the park (the complete trail is about... More

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United States
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176 reviews 176 reviews
72 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stopped in to the visitors center and watched the movie prior to going through the park. Really nice stop. The park is really well done and you could spend a lot of time here.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the park is a very pretty site. Park Ranger Grissom at the visitor center was very helpful, introducing us to the NPS Soldier and Sailor database and telling us a very interesting story of the civil war

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