Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park


Location:On US 62 in the community of Prairie Grove.
Facilities:Exhibits, small pavilion.
Activities:Guided tours or self-guided tours, including a one-mile Battlefield Trail or a five-mile driving tour.
Special Features:Park protects one of America's most intact Civil War battlefields where, on December 7, 1862, the Confederate army clashed with Union troops. In one day of fierce fighting, casualties on both sides numbered about 2,700. Exhibits, tours, and other programs describe the battle and its local effects. A battle reenactment takes place biennially on even-numbered years the first week-end in December.
Address:506 E Douglas St
Prairie Grove, AR 72753

Phone:479-846-2990
Web: www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/park.asp?id=30
Size: 194 acres.

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Learn how the Civil War touched Arkansas by visiting battle sites at Pea Ridge National Military Park and Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, both in the Ozarks.
Visits to Pea Ridge National Military Park and the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View are off less than 1 percent; visits to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park decreased 13.