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“Great Hike!”

Vicksburg National Military Park
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We hiked one loop of the Military Park - about 3.5 miles. Asphalt road and nice easy hills. Enjoyed seeing the various monuments from the different states, regiments, generals, etc. Most people do the driving tour, but I recommend walking part of it if you can. Interesting cannon reenactment, and the rangers at the Visitors' Center were very friendly and helpful. There was a gift shop and small museum area in the Visitors Center, as well as clean restrooms.

Thank Njoytravl
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Great place to walk, run ,or tour in a car on hot summer days. I have seen deer and wild turkeys while walking there. Enjoy taking visitors there.

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

The only regret I had about our visit to Vicksburg National Military Park, was that we didn't have enough time to spend there due to our travel plans. We started by watching a short 15-minute movie about Vicksburg. That was well worth the time, because it put the rest of our visit in context. We had a much better understanding of what happened there after the movie. The Rangers were so knowledgeable and friendly. It was haunting to stop and think about what happened in those softly rolling hills. We hope to go back again someday.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Excellent educational opportunity regarding a tragic period of US history..

Thank Benjamin A
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

The addition of the cell phone audio tour is sheer genious. This park is one of my favorite Civil War sites as it is always changing and for the better. The Rangers were very friendly and helpful and the informaton both in the museum and along the driving tour were excellent. The markers throughout the park showing batallion positions, etc. allow you to easily visualize the battle/seige as it was happening. Additionally, they have artillerary and arms demonstrations throughout the day which add to the experience. This is a must do for any Civil War or history buff as well as students of all ages.

Thank magicandbird
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