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Vicksburg National Monument

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #7 of 26 Attractions in Vicksburg
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Driving
Description: Rent an audio tape and it will guide you through the parks interesting sites.
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

great day out and the park is so well maintained, so enjoyed my time here with so much information about this very important historical park,credit due to all staff that run this site as they have passion in their voices when asked questions, very much worth a visit here to try to imagine what it was like in this battle.... More

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Springer, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Every citizen owes it to their own history to experience this history. Such a well executed memorial to both sides and those citizens who endured that awful siege during such horrible times. The sacrifices on all fronts is difficult to comprehend without standing in the trenches, seeing the massive amount of dirt work that was done, the locations of the... More

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Silverton, Colorado
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152 reviews 152 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was very cool to check out, I loved the acoustics in this building besides all the interesting history attached. Would love to go again.

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Holbrook, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A beautiful monument to those who Illinoisans who served at Vicksburg. The monument reminds me of both the Pantheon in Rome and the tomb of President William McKinley in Canton, Ohio.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You can see it from a distance, this National Monument, when you are driving on the tour road of the Military Museum. Stop and take the majestic stairs to the inside of this monument. Its impressive, beautiful and has a great view on the surrounding battlefields.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The walk up all those steps is worth the view! I thought this monument and the Cairo were very cool sites. Take the time to check them out!

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Virginia Beach, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I'm very interested in the Civil War and have been to most of the Civil War parks. The visitor center has a good film on the siege and surrender but, the visitor center is very small. The park has a nice driving tour with lots of monuments but lacks trails. The best part of the park is the USS Cairo... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

You could spend a full time seeing all the battlefields and memorials. The USS Cario is the best part, amazing to see the remains of the boat.

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Weston, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Incredible the long list of soldiers that died in this battle. The cost of the building was and still being for me ridiculous I will give all that money to the family of all those man that died for the great cause but death. And sure they didn't get nothing

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Stephenville, Texas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
43 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We saw where they stood. We saw where they fell. We saw the statues and plaques and monuments to their lives and beliefs and victory and defeat and their deaths. I heard in my heart the hymns they sang at Sunday prayers and the terrible thunder of the cannons and the prayers of the dying and without shame my eyes... More

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