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Pea Ridge National Military Park

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Address: 15930 E Highway 62, Garfield, AR 72732-9532
Phone Number: +1 479-451-8122
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Great Historical site

Visited Pea Ridge for only about two hours, but really enjoyed the history. The Park Ranger on duty in the visitors center was very helpful. The inside museum was well organized... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
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Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Pea Ridge for only about two hours, but really enjoyed the history. The Park Ranger on duty in the visitors center was very helpful. The inside museum was well organized and very informative. The self drive tour around the battle areas was also layed out well and the views are terrific.

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Kansas
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start your visit in the Visitors Center. It has a 25-minute movie, which is very well-done, and then an excellent museum which really helps to explain the battle and its setting in Arkansas. We really enjoyed the exhibits and displays. We then drove the loop and stopped at each overlook and stop. Very interesting. We spent a total of almost... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pea Ridge Battle from 1862 is very well presented and understandable as shown in the park museum. The troop movements are very well shown with two 3D layouts which show the sequence of movements of the troops from both armies. There is also a very good 30 minute film. The park is spacious and has very pleasant scenery and... More 

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Thank DWoerner
Empire, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitors' center is well-staffed, well-organized and informative. The drive around the battlefield is interesting and educational. Beautiful scenery, as well.

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Thank mismaloya2015
Kansas City, Missouri
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a couple hours here this afternoon. Lovely fall day. Enjoyed driving through the park, stopping at each site to read the markers and take photographs. Loved the rag dolls in the gift shop for cute gifts. So much history. A must for Civil War enthusiasts.

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Thank JustUs89
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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59 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The battle that saved Missouri for the Union. The Park Service did a nice job depicting the details of the battle via the electric map. Without it, it would have been more difficult for the average person to understand the importance and strategies employed by the generals. The movie also did a good job explaining all the details. There is... More 

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Seligman, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This park is great for so many things. It's very educational and you can also have a picnic or ride your bike around the park. We love to stop in here for the fall leaves.

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Thank Bobjn2013
Newton
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I really enjoy touring historic places. Neither of us had heard of the battle of Pea Ridge before. The 30 minute film orientates you and then you drive around the park stopping at markers and envisioning the battle. It was a little hard to grasp how the battle played out because we were so unfamiliar with it,... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Traveling through the area and had some time to kill so we decided to stop. I am so glad we did. This is a great place for anyone who loves history or wants to learn more about the civil war. The information center was well worth the time spent. They had a movie, geographic models that a screen explaining the... More 

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Thank Nan S
Allendale, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We enjoy seeing Civil War battlefields and really enjoyed this one! We started in the visitor center with a movie which explains the war and it's part in the Civil War, then did the driving tour. It starts with a spot that was part of the Trail of Tears and this added to the experience. The driving tour covers a... More 

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