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Cowpens National Battlefield

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Address: 4001 Chesnee Hwy, Chesnee, SC 29323-8736
Phone Number: +1 864-461-2828
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We loved it and the history here. We walked the loop and it was well worth it. It's a flat walk and very enjoyable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Memphis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it and the history here. We walked the loop and it was well worth it. It's a flat walk and very enjoyable.

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Gaffney, South Carolina, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is very neat! They filmed some of the last scenes of the patriot here as well. Spend an evening here!

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to North Carolina as part of our quest to visit as many National Parks as we can. This park has some great features! Be sure to watch the 18 minute film that describes the battle shown at the top of every hour. We also went into the map room to listen to the description... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Military Park has a nice visitor's center with very helpful and knowledgeable park rangers and volunteers. Take a walking tour of the battlefield and it is easy to visualize the action and troop movements. A very pleasant experience. Revolutionary War sites are, I believe, too neglected by tourists.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

See Mel Gibson's movie The Patriot and nearby Kings Mountain Battlefield before visiting if possible. KM occurred just before Cowpens and set the stage for it. The Hollywood movie does a pretty good job of representing what happened. But the short movie at the Visitor Center will catch you up and summarize what happened. Parts of trail paved and part... More 

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I walk there as much as I can when ever I can. The trails are up to date and very quite and fun to walk. The staff is always great and fun to take it all in.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I would highly recommend stopping at the ranger station before walking the battlefield. The movie is excellent and really explains what happened. The battlefield is small and on level ground and is easily walked. I do wish that they had more signage explaining the details of the battle. If you are familiar with American Revolutionary War history this is a... More 

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Thank Alex N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are into the American Revolution, this is a must-see park. If you come with a little background knowledge of the battle itself, they've done a really nice job of bring it alive, but I would still recommend tour a tour with an NPS guide. Cowpens was a very important battle in a number of ways. It is so... More 

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Tombstone, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Driving from North Carolina I saw a sign for Cowpens Battlefield, 1781. My husband glanced at the sign (he was driving) and assumed it was a Civil War site. Getting settled I checked the local attractions and found Cowpens Battlefield was was only a few miles away we took off the next morning for a visit. How could we resist... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The park rangers and staff here are very knowledgeable and friendly. There is a nice theatre that shows a film on the history of Cowpens. We have seen period actors here before as well as celebratory fireworks on occasions. The walking trails are well groomed.

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