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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

6424 W Farm Road 182, Republic, MO 65738-9492
+1 417-732-2662
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Civil War History

Wilson's Creek being the first major battle west of the Mississippi was a big win for the South in... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Manhattan, Kansas
Exceptional Little known Historic Battlefield

Unless you are a real history or Civil War buff, most folks ignore these smaller out of the way... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Houston, Texas
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6424 W Farm Road 182, Republic, MO 65738-9492
+1 417-732-2662
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Wilson's Creek being the first major battle west of the Mississippi was a big win for the South in their hopes for driving the North out of Missouri. It is also the battle that claimed the first Union general to be killed in battle. A...More

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Unless you are a real history or Civil War buff, most folks ignore these smaller out of the way battlefields you seldom read about in the history books for the big ones like Shiloh, Gettysburg, etc. Regardless of size or importance relative to the outcome...More

Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Great historical lesson in place and super staff behind the desk. The facility is very well taken care of and the access to audio lessons through the cell phone is very helpful.

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Really enjoy going to the National Parks. This location was full of history and very interesting. Wish we would have had time to visit longer and see more of the site.

Thank payton583
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

It was a hot day, so we didn't hike all of it. We saw a lot of runners and bicyclists. It's such a beautiful place with a lot of history. I recommend comfy shoes to hike through the property and read the fact charts.

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I learned a lot and enjoyed my visit. Wilson's Creek was a much more important battle than expected. On our visit they were doing live artillary demonstrations on the hour. The park is well maintained, perfect for hiking or a long bike ride. Drive from...More

Thank masseycic
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We only had about 30 minutes to spend, so all we saw was the visitor's center. The kids were all complaining on the way there, but they found it interesting. I would love to go back sometime to drive the loop through the battlefield, but...More

Thank Cherish J
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The Visitor Center shows a great video of the battle of Wilson's Creek and sets the stage for your drive around the battlefield. There are some excellent displays of artifacts and stories about participants in Missouri's battles. One must stop at the Ray house to...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Relive the Civil War, here in South West, Missouri. This historic park was where some significant battles took place. Great place to walk, see wild deer. Many canons still in place.

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This park reminded me of Gettysburg, which is high praise. It is the sight of the second major battle of the Civil War, and the only major battle in Missouri (though there were many skirmishes). This battle turned a lot more national attention on Missouri....More

Thank phelsuma90
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