Pea Ridge National Military Park, Garfield

#13 of 51 in Historic Sites in Arkansas
Must see · Battlefield · Tourist Spot
Pea Ridge National Military Park is a United States National Military Park located in northwest Arkansas near the Missouri border. The park protects the site of the Battle of Pea Ridge, fought March 7 and 8, 1862. The battle was a victory for the Union, and helped it gain control of the crucial border state of Missouri.
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  • While the park office was closed (due to Covid), the park itself was open and provided a fantastic history lesson for us. There is a 7 mile self guided (you can't get lost) tour which you can (1...  more »
  • Although the Visitor’s Center is closed (Covid), we did the driving tour - and it’s impressive. Walked/hiked a bit in the beautiful fall foliage. Been here a number of times - it never fails to...  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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