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.Before you head to Garfield, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Garfield itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Garfield has to offer, including Pea Ridge National Military Park.
Pea Ridge National Military Park Reviews
This is probably not in an area that is on the average person's Civil War battlefield radar; however, it is a very interesting park with a well preserved experience. The museum in the visitor's area.... more »
I immensely enjoyed my visit to Pea Ridge Battlefield and the visitor's center. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. A very somber experience overall. more »
My husband and I really enjoyed the time we had at PeaRidge. If you like history you will love the museum, and love the outdoors? This is a must see place. You can drive through the grounds or take a long walk on the trails. All along the trails are post telling you about the history of the land. You will love it.
On a recommendation from a friend, I visited the park and enjoyed it thoroughly. If you are a Civil War history buff or a person who is just interested in the topic, you will definitely enjoy your visit. I highly recommended the guided tour. We arrived by chance just minutes before it started. The park ranger who was our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the park and details of the battle. We followed him in our vehicle around the park’s loop and stopped at strategic points where he walked us through the battle with many details you will not likely get elsewhere. Very informative and it took around 2.5 hours. At the completion of our tour we ended up at the museum where they were firing a replica cannon with the gun team dressed in period correct uniforms. Thrilling!! Again, I highly recommended the guided tour of the park. It is well worth a few hours of your time to learn about our history.
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