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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I visited with my wife and 7 year old son. We had a great time, and I could have spent the entire day there. I did not know that it was a driving park, so be prepared to drive and hop in and out of your car for a few hours. The park it well maintained and does a great... More

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Arvada, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful, historical battlefield. We spent 2 days touring and learning about the siege of Vicksburg. There isn't enough space to write about everything that took place here. As always, the National Parks Service does an excellent job of maintaining and preserving these precious sites. $8.00 per car for an entire week of visiting is more than a bargain.... More

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Holbrook, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful battlefield park to those who served in the Vicksburg campaign. If you ever want to hire a private tour guide, ask for Joyce Hill. She was amazing and full of knowledge.

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Logan, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This park doesn't have the "wow" of Gettysburg. Clearly they need more funding to enlarge the visitors center. We still really enjoyed our stay, the rangers we met were friendly and helpful. Nice stop for history buffs.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Download the app that goes with park. It is free and available on almost all iOS devices. We took our 4 year old. He loved seeing the reenactment of firing rifles and the 10 lb cannons. We spent about 3 hrs and used the app for information, videos, and a map through the park.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everyone needs to visit this site. It is so amazing to have such detailed information, including locations of battles, etc. The film was also very good also! It is great to be able to drive in air conditioned vehicle in inclement, hot and cold weather. It is so sad to see how many citizens suffered and died. I would like... More

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Jordanstown,N Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a great guide who really knew her stuff- she brought everything to life & kept us all interested. The site is extensive & it is incredible to imagine the importance it played in the Civil war. One slight negative would be that I would have liked a little more time on foot rather than just a couple of photo... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was an incredible stop on our route from Dallas to Pensacola. We spent about 3 hours there, but we hurried through. I could see spending more time. My 4-year olds weren't very interested but my teenager found the history intriguing. It's a one-way drive-thru tour that offers stops along the way with markers. Go inside the welcome center first... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A visit to Vicksburg National Battlefield is a must for any Civil War enthusiast. Well laid out, the park contains over a thousand monuments and markers, and 20 miles of trenches and earthworks dedicated to those who fought and died there. The highlight was a visit to the remains of the USS Cairo, the only existing river ironclad raised in... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great park. Rangers are very knowledgeable and friendly. Just bring your own water, especially in the hotter months. Food and beverages are not sold inside the park....at least we never found any.

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