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“A visit back in time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Lafayette Road, 1 mile south of Hwy 2 (Battlefield Parkway) & Hwy 27 intersection, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
423 821 7786
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: America's first and largest military park is located just over the border from Tennessee.
Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“A visit back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Everyone should visit this attraction at least once. The visitor's center has so much information and the ranger was so pleased to share his extensive knowledge of the property and its history. There was a 27 minute video of the battle fought here with very realistic scenes. The timeline was displayed in the immediate area. An unbelievable number of guns were displayed to show all the different types used in this battle. The area of the battlefield covers over 9000 acres and is dotted with numerous monuments that represent all the states involved. A tour will remind everyone what a supreme sacrifice that generation paid to maintain the freedom of Americans.

Visited October 2013
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memphis
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5 attraction reviews
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“Tour of the battlefield”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Get a guide! The battles that took place were very wide-spread and a good guide can really make the visit a learning experience. Beautiful monuments and a lot of planning went into the layout to commemorate the soldiers that fought there.

Visited September 2013
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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“Tour guide that made the battle alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Ask Richard Manion to take you through the battle. He has expert knowledge combined with so many interesting details. He is White Star Battlefield tours. Reasonably priced, fulfills your interests, and is a nice guy. We were from Oregon and particularly appreciated the way he set up what happened in the battle throughout the day. Excellent in every way.

Visited September 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Lower key than Gettysburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Easy to access roads and much less of a tourist trap than around Gettysburg. Impressive monuments and cannon throughout the park. The visitor center has an excellent movie about the battle, a small museum and gift shop. The rifle collection in the back is extensive, so it is a must see for gun nuts. No tour guides and very limited ranger programs (unless you go during the anniversary). Climbing the Wilder monument was a blast, so make sure it is open when you go.

Visited September 2013
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York, PA
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“Wonderful Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

If you're interested in the civil war battles, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is an excellent experience. The largest and oldest civil war battlefield preserved by the National Park Service is well-maintained with an informative orientation film in the Visitors Center and over 1300 monuments and plaques describing the military action throughout the park. I have been to several civil war battlefields, but this one is top-notch. It is a gem! The park Rangers and staff could not have been friendlier and more helpful, and the Ranger programs were superb. I highly recommend a visit for at least a full day!

Visited September 2013
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