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“nice place to stay and visit”

Grand Gulf Military Park
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Owner description: Visit the forts, cemetery, observation tower and restored buildings that comprise this 400-acre park, the historic site of the shelling of Confederate forts by Union ironclad gunboats.
Madison, Mississippi, United States
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3 reviews
“nice place to stay and visit”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

people that work there are very friendly. Its a very quiet place and no one boths you . Its a very nice place to camp out ot stay awhile in your camper.

Visited July 2012
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Mississippi
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93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice place to explore”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

The Grand Gulf Military Park was a nice surprise. Lots of rolling space for kids to run around and interesting structures to explore. The museum may have been flooded last summer, but I heard it was restored better than ever. We're looking forward to our next visit.

Visited May 2011
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San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

complemented by availability to tour battlefield site. Nice tower gives one an overview of the site. About 6 miles outside town-a bit of traffic when shifts change at the nuclear plant

Visited March 2012
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unique Artifacts and Interesting Collections”
Reviewed October 15, 2011

A bit off the beaten path, this park houses a very interesting array of artifacts, from mastodon bones to a one man submarine used to boot-leg alcohol across the Mississippi during prohibition. Buildings include a chuch, mill, carriage house, jail and a dog-trot house. Sadly, they did not include an explaination of the term dog-trot on their marker. I was told the houses were built with an open breezeway down the middle to keep the hot kitchen away from the sleeping quarters, with the breezeway providing additional ventilation. They were called dog-trot houses because the dogs could literally trot through the house. The park also sports an observation tower, which I did not climb, and a drive down to the Mississippi River. There's a nice campground, and restrooms and drink machines for the day visitor. The artifacts in the museum are to varied to list them all, but they have a large display of fossils, arrowheads, as well as civil war era items. Be sure to check out the carriage house which houses two very impressive horse drawn hearses from New Orleans.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice Detour If You're In the Area”
Reviewed April 27, 2011

At Grand Gulf Military Park you'll find a neat indoor museum with stuff ranging from fossils to civil war artifacts and more. Behind the main museum is garage with antique buggies. You'll also find inside the park a fantastic antebellum country church, an authentic dog-trot cabin, a terrific fire-lookout tower that you are allowed to climb (Mississippi River in view from the top), a duck pond, a 100+ year old cemetery, and some markers memorializing the civil war action that occurred here. The park has tent camping and RV lots. I camped here in a tent as a child. I live within a 40 minute drive and go down to the park every once in awhile to picnic.

Visited June 2010
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