Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove

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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  • Museum was very nicely done with lots of helpful information and artifacts.. Watched a video that was informative.  more »
  • We went to Pea Ridge first. The battles were about 9 months apart. Very interesting and beautiful grounds. Part of the tour is off site. You can walk to overlook so wear comfortable shoes. There was a...  more »
  • After visiting the Pea Ridge National Military Park I was quite impressed with this little state park. Judging the two together I would have to say, that even though this park was smaller in size it really tried to do more. There is a small visitor center with displays and a short movie. I really liked the movie because it showed maps and what happened during battle and where the engagements took place. Something Pea Ridge didn't have. I drove the mile loop around the park but I did not walk the trail loop. I would recommend, if you are interested, to read up on the battle prior to visiting the park. There were some signs about with little to no information as to what had transpired during the battle. You are better off having a book while visiting the battlefield. Although I enjoyed my time here I think this park is really nothing more than a place for the locals to enjoy, more of a park than a battlefield park where you can learn about history.
  • Loved our visit to the park. Great information and the facilities were top notch. Had a 1 mile walking tour and a 14 stop driving your. The park ranger on duty, Matt, was a wealth of information and welcomed my questions. If your in NW Arkansas, visit.

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