Pea Ridge National Military Park, Garfield

Pea Ridge National Military Park is one of over 400 parks in the United States National Park system and was set aside to commemorate the largest Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River. The Battle of Pea Ridge saw the defeat of the largest Southern Army raised in the Trans-Mississippi Theater and the Union victory here saved the state of Missouri for the Union.
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  • We’ve visited a number of battlefields over the past years, so this was a must on the trip. Having passed through Brice’s Crossroads earlier, with a relative dearth of information on the spot, I was a...  more »
  • A really interesting couple of hours can be spent here. Nice little exhibition and film beforehand and then a drive around tour of the battlefield.  more »
  • Come early because the 28min park film is not on a loop and you might miss it! Super park film! Plenty of parking. Clean bathrooms but bathrooms are only in the visitor's center. Rather large gift shop. Very interesting visitor's center museum. We drove the loop and popped out to read plaques and walk to Elkhorn Tavern. Very doable. Junior ranger program, of course.
  • The Dogwoods are in bloom and beautiful. The Elkhorn Tavern has been undergoing a rehabilitation project during the fall, winter and spring. There are a few pieces of construction equipment around but the fence is down. Should be open soon.

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