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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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Description: Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the...
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the final resting place of more than 17,000 Union Soldiers.
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Fantastic. I was born in NY & had seen Gettysburg when I was younger. This place needs to be a required stop if you drive through Mississippi

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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145 reviews 145 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic. I was born in NY & had seen Gettysburg when I was younger. This place needs to be a required stop if you drive through Mississippi

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mobile, alabama
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A beautiful park you can drive through and view from your car. It about a 17 mile drive through winding roads with monuments and breathtaking vistas that overlook the Mississippi. Educational and interesting even to those who are not big civil war buffs.

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Wimauma, Florida, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Vicksburg for me, had just been a place in the Civil War. Thank goodness, my Civil War buff husband put this on our bucket list! Every American should go here (and to Andersonville prison in Georgia). The town was under siege for 47 days by U.S. Grant and the Union army. Grant saw it as the key to splitting up... More 

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Deltona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wow the history, views and monuments were awesome. If you go be sure to get the CD tour that you do in your car as you travel the cemetery. Be sure to get the CD that includes the book and the cd rom for home. It's well worth the extra money, priceless. While their you also get to tour the... More 

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Sandusky
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157 reviews 157 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This 16 mile drive is a lovely way to spend a couple hours. There are stops to read markers and some beautiful sculptures. A lot of history if you are interested. We had a beautiful day and just drove through without stopping except at the Cairo Museum.

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Lisbon, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This national cemetery on the edge of the battlefield overlooks the river. We drove through but stopped to climb to the overlook.

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Eagle, Idaho
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342 reviews 342 reviews
134 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Tough place to visit , but we felt we should , God bless all who died and are buried here. Hard walking as its very hilly, you can drive through.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We really enjoyed how the roads had several pullover places that allowed us to stop and look as we searched through the headstones. They were amazing! If you do not joy history to some degree then this may not be for you!

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Gainesville, Ga
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful country with loads and loads of history. A peaceful and haunting look back at some of our nation's history. Nicely done and maintained with the max of respect.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This drive through added to the history of the sacrifices that were made by our soldiers in the Civil War. Something we won't forget.

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