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Vicksburg National Military Park

3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
+1 601-636-0583
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Another Junior Ranger Badge

We took our kids here on our way through town so they could earn another junior ranger badge and it... read more

Reviewed today
Tarah L
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
Wonderful

Great historical park. Offers walking and or drive through areas and their plenty of areas to read... read more

Reviewed today
OkieShugg
,
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (204 reviews)
“driving tour” (194 reviews)
“uss cairo” (253 reviews)
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3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
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+1 601-636-0583
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"driving tour"
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"uss cairo"
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"civil war"
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"both sides"
in 110 reviews
"audio tour"
in 56 reviews
"military park"
in 131 reviews
"cell phone"
in 44 reviews
"short movie"
in 26 reviews
"battle lines"
in 29 reviews
"several hours"
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"two hours"
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"own pace"
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"mile drive"
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"american history"
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"drive thru"
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Reviewed today

We took our kids here on our way through town so they could earn another junior ranger badge and it was well worth it. I was pleasantly surprised at how interested they were in the history there. Their favorite part was the USS Cairo and...More

Thank Tarah L
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great historical park. Offers walking and or drive through areas and their plenty of areas to read and learn. Tons of photo opportunity.

Thank OkieShugg
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Reviewed yesterday

Make sure to stop by the visitor center and view the 20-minute film before embarking on the scenic ride through. The tour took about 2 hours to drive through, stopping at monuments and landmarks on the way. Beautiful scenery and vantage points. Definitely stop to...More

Thank shaunna m
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very much like the presentation at Gettysburg. The visitors center is a MUST see first, then drive through the grounds.

Thank HappyHoosierWanderer
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is very awe inspiring. Similar to Arlington yet very different. A person could spend an entire day at this site and not be bored. So much history to take in - good and less good.

1  Thank BETH C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I cannot say how thankful I am that the NPS decided to come out with an app that allows you to experience the National Parks on your own speed. We downloaded the app at stop #4- and really enjoyed the park. There is some damage...More

1  Thank Busigrrl21
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A slow drive around the whole park is amazing pull overs all along the way with some insightful information boards of when, where and how battles unfolded. Lovely drive in such peaceful surroundings.

Thank Citygogetter
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I planned to go all the way through the Park, but ended up short, my fault. so I am planning another trip to finish the tour. Absolutely amazing historical perspective. I love anything historical and the Civil War Memorial Park lives up to history and...More

Thank Jan T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have read much about Vicksburg and it's importance during the Civil War. After visiting and seeing the river below the heights of the city it is clear why it was important to both sides. Again, if you are not familiar with Vicksburg then by all...More

1  Thank Jeffrey V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are passing through area, such as a trip down I-20, I would highly recommend spending some time here. The reason is that it was a crucial turning point in the Civil War, and hence the history of the USA. I would say the...More

1  Thank BRFrequent
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307lenny
February 21, 2018|
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Response from MWK51 | Reviewed this property |
no tours. you do a self drive tour of the bsttlefield. There are written and audio guides available
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307lenny
February 21, 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
No food service in the park, but there are many fine resturants in Vicksburg. I can highly recommend Ruth's River Front Grill, at 901 Grove st. I they have one of the best rib eye steaks I've ever eaten. Great sea food, and... More
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Jacquelin H
November 3, 2017|
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Response from AMB_1128 | Reviewed this property |
They were very friendly when I called to ask a question. Call them and find out what will be available and open that day.
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