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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Republic

(4.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Established in 1950, the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation is one of the oldest private sector support groups in the National Park Service. It is a non-profit corporation with IRS 501(c) (3) status.
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  • We were short on time so we opted for the driving tour. It was great because we could get out and walk/hike to nearby points and get a better sense of the field. The little museum inside is very infor...  more »
  • Nice information provided along the tour road. My husband and I appreciated being able to do some walking on the tributary walking paths at the tour stops. Parents stayed back as the paths aren't grea...  more »
  • Since we had been to the visitor center earlier in the year (which we enjoyed very much), we drove up for the Illumanaries drive. Perhaps the moon was too bright but you could hardly see the illumanar...  more »
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  • The Battle of Wilson's Creek is a lesser-known, but important battle of the early Civil War. The visitor center film and exhibits, the tour of the battlefield, and the rangers and volunteers do a wonderful job of explaining the battle and the events preceding and following in the context of the war as a whole. My daughter enjoyed completing the Junior Ranger book and earning her badge. Visiting Wilson's Creek and the George Washington Carver site made for a good day trip from Kansas City.
  • As a history buff, I was moved by the importance of the battlefield and the role it played in the Civil War. The grounds are well-maintained and the staff is very helpful. There's a research library I desperately want to spend some time in, but the artifact room is really small and limited. Overall a very worthwhile experience.
  • First time here, a beautiful, peacefully sad place. If you take the car tour, there is one way in and you can stop and call a phone number, and get a little synopsis about the location on your phone. The VERY BEST part of the day was the opportunity to buy a senior pass (62 and older) that will give you entrance into many state parks for ONLY $10.00...forever!!!! The rangers on duty were very friendly and Miss Billie is an amazing face for the park system. Informative, kind and helpful, she was A+++. 9.4.16
  • I have been here, twice. Very awesome and I love that it's not that far, my family can go on a tank of gas and make a day of it. Great for everyone.
  • Put on your walking shoes and have a blast. This historic national park is the place to take the entire family. There are many sights to see and places to explore. Be sure to take some bug spray, water, and comfortable clothing. Poison ivy is in abundance so make sure you know what it looks like. Rules are strictly enforced for everyone's enjoyment.