“one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields”
On March 7 & 8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri. The 4,300-acre park honors those who fought for their way of life. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles, and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the country. The park is acknowledged as one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields. The park features a visitors center and museum, a driving tour, the restored battlefields, hiking trails, a portion of the pre-war Old Telegraph/Wire Road, approximately
this is a great stop if you like to bike or hike, if you just passing through you can drive the loop around the park and stop at the overlooks and read about the battles that were fought. you are GUARANTEED to see lots of deer!
Nice civil war park. If you are short on time I would make a beeline for the overlook.
Lots of great history. This is also a beautiful place to hike. Plan to spend a few hours here.
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Pea Ridge National Military Park
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