Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove

#17 of 51 in Historic Sites in Arkansas
Must see · Battlefield · Hidden Gem · State Park
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is an Arkansas state park located next to Prairie Grove. It commemorates the Battle of Prairie Grove, fought December 7, 1862, in the American Civil War. The battle secured northwestern Arkansas for the Union.
The portion of the park within a 64acre triangle formed by North Rd. on the NW and U.S. 62 on the S was first listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The area of this district was increased in 1992 to and then again in 2005 to. Prominent features of the park include its battle monument, a chimney carefully relocated here from the site of a skirmish, and the Hindman Museum, bequested by Biscoe Hindman, the grandson of General Thomas C. Hindman who commanded the Confederate forces in the battle.
The Prairie Grove Airlight Outdoor Telephone Booth, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is opposite the entrance to the park on U.S. 62.
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  • The interior of the museum is nicely redone. The short video is informative and well done. Only about 15 minutes so it’s gets to the point. The displays tell most of the same story but add in some...  more »
  • I took my 2 grandsons here (2 and 5 years old) the museum attendent was so pleasent with the boys it was great. She showed the how to decorate and build spinning tops and explained everything about...  more »
  • This place was very cool. The park offers a small museum and gift shop as well as many other historical buildings to visit. This was the location of a civil war battle that took place. The museum is small, but has a lot of information! There are also paved walking trails to view the battlefield, buildings, etc. I would plan on spending at least 4 hours at this location to see everything.
  • Interesting historical park. Once a year they have the Clothesline Fair which is actually bigger then I thought with all kinds of boots varying from clothing to foods. Also worth while to go at the Battlement reenactments.

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