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Pea Ridge National Military Park

15930 E Highway 62

Pea Ridge National Military Park  The site of one of the largest Civil War battles west of the Mississippi River, Pea Ridge marks the successful culmination of the Union's effort to secure control of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and protect the arsenal at St. Louis, which made easier the supply of General Grant's Vicksburg campaign. The park encompasses 4,300 acres and includes a seven-mile, self-guided tour with 10 stops featuring wayside exhibits, including Elkhorn Tavern. It also has a visitors center, museum and bookstore


Lesli Langley

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Went, or tried to go, on a trail ride today. Word of caution; some of the trails are marked (with little, tiny disks), but some are not marked at all. The trails could use directional markers as I got completely, totally and scarily lost when both the trail AND the markers disappeared. Had to use my GPS to get out of the woods. The trail "map" is really poor as well. It's a beautiful ride, but can turn dangerous quickly. Also, THERE IS NO WATER AT THE TRAIL HEAD. And no spigot for water at the main ranger station. Bring your own water! Wish I'd known this. I do think the park service could do MUCH better job marking the trails. I'd be more than happy to volunteer my time to help them. What should have been a two-hour ride turned into a four-hour nightmare.

Mike Bosley

Friday, March 30, 2018
A wonderful little park that my son and I visited on a beautiful spring day. We highly recommend the drive around so that you can see the battlefield from the east overlook. It's just a short hike from the road and worth the effort.

hunter doughty

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Pea ridge national Park is a very interesting place the history surrounding the are is very cool it is the place were the battle of pea ridge occoured and was very fun for the family there are many trails tours and a museum that you may visit I highly recommend.

Katelyn McKim

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Love this place so much ❤ It’s our home away from home. Worth the $35/a year so we can ride our bicycles anytime and hike all over the trails. Be sure to bring bug spray as you will be a living tick magnet.

Jackie Jones

Friday, March 23, 2018
Love the history behind this place. This is the site of one of the most game changing event in history. There are tons of cannons intact, and the overlooks gives you an idea of what the brave men on both sides of the fence faced. This is a great place for a child or anyone who loves history.

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