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Middle Creek National Battlefield

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Middle Creek National Battlefield

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Teresa H wrote a review Oct 2020
Taylor Mill, Kentucky56 contributions3 helpful votes
We too were a bit disappointed, as we thought this area would be part of the National Parks or Historic Park. Someone seems to be doing some upkeep with a newly paved parking lot, but no facilities. Some of the informational signs were hard to get to or sun-faded. The informational maps were a bit hard to understand how the battle went day to day. There is a logbook that visitors can sign.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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OBXKate wrote a review Oct 2020
Champaign, Illinois168 contributions36 helpful votes
Loved visiting the battlefield but disappointed with the grounds and not being well kept. Grass is overgrown and can’t get to several of the placards.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Paul S wrote a review Oct 2020
Marion1566 contributions1172 helpful votes
This is a good sized park, preserving the main area and approaches to the Middle Creek Civil War battlefield. Only a small portion around the dirt parking lot is open to visitors. There are two short non accessible dirt and grass trails through the union and confederate lines and a couple of sign boards describing the battle. However, there is no visitor center, no cannons for photo ops or services or shelter of any kind so it looks much the same as it did 150 years ago when the two sides were chasing each other around the region and were drawn into a pitched battle at this now peaceful site. It was more of a skermish with a fairly low body count but was strategically important in that it secured control of southern Kentucky for the Union. The winning commander was James Garfield, one of three Civil War officers from Ohio who later also served as president (Grant, Hayes). Garfield was also one of four presidents to fall to an assassin's bullet (Lincoln, McKinley, Kennedy). His home and his tomb can be visited in Cleveland. Either site has more to do than this earlier point in his career. Civil War buffs will be enthralled but the rest of the family might just stay in the car.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kathy C wrote a review Oct 2019
Cedarville,NJ47 contributions17 helpful votes
This was a favorite of the group I traveled with. We learned a lot that no one was aware of and the gentleman that told the story of the battle made you feel like you were there when it happened.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ManningAvenger wrote a review Sep 2019
Sellersburg, Indiana1078 contributions182 helpful votes
If it's called a National Battlefield I expect it to be a part of the National Park Service, but it's not. It was misleading since I haven't heard of any new National Parks in Kentucky. Outside of that it's OK. Not alot of space here, but if you use your imagination you can get a feel of what it was like in the Civil War.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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