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River Raisin National Battlefield Park

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Address: 1403 E Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162-2524
Phone Number: 7232437136
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great historical location

Nice park. Stopped here and had lunch. Great history to catch up on. The park has walking trails and a welcome Centre

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rodney, Canada
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Rodney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice park. Stopped here and had lunch. Great history to catch up on. The park has walking trails and a welcome Centre

Thank mstanley262
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There wasn't a whole lot to do here: very small gift shop, indoor exhibits, and some trails with historic markers. It was clean and well maintained but if you're not very interested in history it is not very interesting.

Thank AlMnDBr
Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent my childhood in S.E. Michigan and somehow never saw or even heard about this site. As for the War of 1812 there isn't a lot taught in these parts except for Perry's great navel victory in Lake Erie. ... but that is more of an Ohio than Michigan thing. Anyways, the interpretive center is well done and manned... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ancestors came from here so I had to see. Great film and artifacts to view. Would like to have seen more of the personal touch concerning the families who lived there (Besides the two families talked about--Navarre & one English lady.) I look forward to seeing some of their speakers. Would be great for those who enjoy re-enactments. If I... More 

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Orofino, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great National Park destined to grow to include a settlement much like Williamsburg. They were having mortar and medicine demonstrations while I was there with the presenters dressed and acting in the period.

Thank pamd927
De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It is just a couple acres in a business district, but there are two walking tours and a small museum. They also have local speakers some Sundays during the summer.

Thank williamsoquet
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Being from the east coast both my wife and I had never heard of the battle on the River Raisin during the War of 1812. However, we both enjoy history so it was an informative and interesting visit for us. The video in the NP building and the artifacts on display are very good. It's a must visit for history... More 

Thank gary r
Belleville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We just went to the Black Powder Days at the park! We had a great time, I wish more people came out to this event! It was very informative and the cannon was awesome! We also enjoyed the museum quality things in the building. The staff is top notch, and the presenters were very knowledgable. We also tried raspberry shrub,... More 

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Endicott, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The movie was good with historical facts. The Rangers were very knowledgable. The girls (12 & 9) enjoyed the Junior Ranger program. They had 2 booklets and got 2 badges (one for the 100th year celebration). The booklets on the plants seemed more engaging, but had nothing on history. The other booklet was on history, but not much on the... More 

Thank DJ B
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We biked in from the state park and were glad we stopped. Free national park museum. Great film on the history of the area and a top notch interpretive staff.

Thank Howard W

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