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.
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  • It is a battle site and a horrific one at that. Nice restorations of buildings. Staff was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She explained the trails and gave a history brief as we followed along on the...  more »
  • The park is well constructed and maintained. The staff of the visitor center and museum were friendly and knowledgeable. I just mentioned my relative‚Äôs unit number and she was able to point on the map...  more »
  • This is one of the most intact battlefields left in America from the civil war. 2700 lost their lives. There is a walking tour as well as a driving tour. On the driving tour you will see a marker for ...  more »
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  • One of the best places to learn more about history. Up the hill they have a cannon and it's a sight to see. Plus many unique houses. And if you find the bathrooms... They are one of the cleanest I've ever seen.
  • In December of every even numbered year there is a really nice reenactment. Otherwise has a decent playground. Lots of shade and a good walking/running path with a good number of elevation changes. Many different events happen here all year round.
  • This is a beautiful well-maintained park. All the historical markers and buildings are in excellent shape and there is a brand new pavilion available for events. The Latta Barn is an very nice space for parties and events that require kitchen space. The 1-mile walking trail is gorgeous and allows you to hit several of the historical markers at the park.
  • Nice park. We walk around the trails almost daily. The reenactments are fun too.
  • When you have a history buff for a S.O., you go to places like this. It was very interesting and informative. Nice, pretty walk around the grounds.
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