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Another interesting piece of our history

There is a $20 entry fee but no charge with a NPS Senior Pass. Wilson's Creek Nat'l Battlefield... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron T
The Villages, Florida
Great place to visit

This was our first time visiting the battlefield, and I recommend it, even if you're not a history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a $20 entry fee but no charge with a NPS Senior Pass. Wilson's Creek Nat'l Battlefield should be visited prior to visiting Pea Ridge Nat'l Battlefield as these battles go hand in hand. The video in the visitor center was ~30 minutes long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small museum with its film and display were interesting. What we really enjoyed was the drive around the periphery of the battleground.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jcmorden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting the battlefield, and I recommend it, even if you're not a history enthusiast. The visitor center had some great exhibits, and a movie describing the battle. Very informative. We then took the car tour, which we also highly recommend....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dalen1970
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a very nice stop. For $15 you get a carload of people in. The visitors center was being worked on so the fee was waved. The park is laid out on a single lane road (loop) for about seven miles. The battlefield views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank imacroy
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

The exhibits explained the significance of the park and who was involved. This civil war site has a movie explaining what happened at Pea Ridge. Definitely a good site to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Pea Ridge battlefield was just the right size for a half day visit. The stops are very well marked and makes it easy to navigate the self guided auto tour. Some interesting history contained here in this park and notated well in the movie and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelBob-2
Reviewed November 22, 2018

I'd never been here, nor heard of a Civil War battlefield in Arkansas. Great exhibits really brought the battle to life, both for the soldiers and the locals who lived through the battle. Didn't have time for a drive through the park, but we'll be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Visited 10-30-18 a nice weather day. The fall colors were outstanding. There are a lot of battle sites to see and great photo opportunities in this well kept park. One could spend all day here with everything to see, read and hike to. This is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Poudre1
Reviewed November 15, 2018

I continued to learn about the civil war and wondered how such a beautiful place had to be a place of such tragedy. The trails were beautiful. The exhibits were superior. It is too bad so many lost their lives to make this place a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary M
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The Musuem is very well done and informative.. watched the video and read all the information available on the battle at Pea Ridge. Driving around the grounds was beautiful and very well kept. Only disappointment was the farm house was closed off and we could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kansas City, Missouri
Quick weekend trip to NWA with kids: what to do? (2 Replies)
We're in the Kansas City area and are thinking of making our first trip to NWA. We have 2 kids (6 and 8), ideal trip length is 2 days, 1 night (kids have a couple days off school but parents need to be back for the work week, unfortunately.) Our one "can't miss" activity is visiting the Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville, so we were planning to make that our focus. To round out the trip, we're interested in visiting Fayetteville for a half day (or more) to see the university and...More
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