Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove

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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. Before you head to Prairie Grove, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Prairie Grove road trip website, to make sure you see all that Prairie Grove has to offer, including Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.
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  • Great park filled with lots of history! There is no fee to enter the park or go through the museum. I recommend starting in the museum first which tells a history of the battle of Prairie Grove... 
    Great park filled with lots of history! There is no fee to enter the park or go through the museum. I recommend starting in the museum first which tells a history of the battle of Prairie Grove...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • My hometown ❤️. This is one of the best parks!! Really nice walking trails. Playground equipment for the kids, picnic tables . Has buildings you can rent for special occasions. Been to this park many many times over my lifetime.
  • Very nice park with restrooms, a play structure that included toddler and youth swings and picnic areas. We had a family event in one of the picnic structures that even had a fireplace which we used to warm up the picnic structure. .

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