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Vicksburg National Monument

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #8 of 26 Attractions in Vicksburg
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Bethpage, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Vicksburg has played such an important part in our nation's history if you do have the chance to visit you really should. The Civil War monuments, cemetery etc are all very well kept. Many parts of the town are like stepping back in time. This monument is very very well maintained and the surrounding are is very lovely

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Sebastian, Florida
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159 attraction reviews
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've traveled throughout the country and visited many battlefields. Each of course has a fair share of monuments honoring varies people and places. Recently on our trip to Vicksburg, I was amazed at the sheer size and beauty of the Vicksburg National Monument. It sits majestically on a slight rise, as if overseeing the sacred ground which surrounds it. The... More

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Wales, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
51 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was inside the National Military Park. It had quite a few steps to climb but nothing too demanding. My one criticism is that because it has a circular open roof, there was a lot of mess inside - bird dropping etc. It also has no actual door so birds are able to fly in and obviously leaves and debris... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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132 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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Oklahoma
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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