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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove

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Battlefield 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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  • What an outstanding preservation of the American Civil War. Make sure you take a guided tour. So much information, so little time. Continue the walking tour and the driving tour. It was so good that w...  more »
  • Nice driving tour with an informative brochure available at the visitors center. Grounds are clean and well maintained. My only suggestion would be a few more directional signs for those of us that ar...  more »
  • Great park, lots of buildings, good museum, reenactment of battle in Dec every year. Staff is very knowledgeable and great for groups. Picnics, parties, reunions allowed. Home of the Clothes line Fair...  more »

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