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Vicksburg National Monument

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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Activities: Driving
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This is NOT the Vicksburg National Monument

There is no Vicksburg National Monument. This is the Illinois Monument, the largest on the state monuments at the Vicksburg battlefield, located on the Vicksburg Campaign Trail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Lewisville, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There is no Vicksburg National Monument. This is the Illinois Monument, the largest on the state monuments at the Vicksburg battlefield, located on the Vicksburg Campaign Trail. It is very impressive, but the TA attraction is incorrectly labeled.

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Oakdale, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was so historical. enjoyed seeing it and what it represented the Monument truly showed what Vicksburg is. It is something to visit

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Bethpage, Tennessee
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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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172 attraction reviews
369 helpful votes 369 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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57 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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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
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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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157 reviews 157 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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74 helpful votes 74 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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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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