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Address: Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
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Civil war history

Wonderful little park in Orchard Knob section of Chatt. Lots of interesting Civil war facts as well as well maintained artifacts. Great views of the city as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The role of the site in the history of the Civil war is notable, and is well described at the site Parking is a bit limited, and the site is quite small when compared to the vast areas of the battle that happened on Chickamauga Gap Missionary ridge, and Lookout Mountain, but would be a good "quick stop" for car... More 

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Wonderful little park in Orchard Knob section of Chatt. Lots of interesting Civil war facts as well as well maintained artifacts. Great views of the city as well.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This place is huge. You'll need a car to drive by the battlefields and encampments. Take the time to read the signs and you'll be amazed with how things were back then.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Once we found the location, we spent about an hour looking at the monuments and reading the plaques. The view of Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge from the top of the Knob is outstanding. It is helpful to know some history of the Civil War battles fought here and the significance of the Knob. This is where Grant watched the unfolding... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

This park is in the middle of a subdivision and can be a challenge to find. There are two ways to walk up to the park, and I walked up the one towards the back - through a small iron gate. It was a pretty steep climb, but was worth it for the views and seeing this piece of history.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

It's a rocky park in the middle of what doesn't look like a great neighborhood. Google Maps will take you about a block away from it so I was lucky to find it. It's a steep climb up unmaintained steps. That being said the views are great and you can see why Grant choose this as his location to observe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

You can park on the street and walk up on the "knob", this famous battleground sits in the middle of a historic neighborhood in Chattanooga, many momuments are erected here with lots of information about the groups that fought here in the Battles for Chattanooga. Well kept, most of the plaques were just restored a year or so ago, a... More 

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New Market, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lots of monuments, but better than that is the history behind this parcel of land. Directions on tripadvisor are inaccurate, like another reviewer posted. The historical markers offer great info regarding the war and to be able to stand there and have the same view as Ulysses Grant, was a privilege.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Orchard Knob battlefield is one of several units of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (CCNMP). CCNMP was the very first national military park created in the U.S. It was enacted by a unanimous act of Congress and signed into law in 1890. It holds the distinction of being the 2nd fastest law ever enacted by Congress & signed into... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Really tall cool monuments. Area is fenced in with concrete a little hike up hill but worth it. Unexpected little bonus to our trip. Definitely worth drive.

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