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“Very beautiful” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Confederate Park

Confederate Park
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78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Very beautiful park with lots of walking/running areas which makes it easy for sightseeing or locals running. Overlooking the Mississippi River and the river boats, lighted in the evenings and it is a short trolley ride away from downtown.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank hott24girl
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Confederate Park is full of the rich history of the War Between The States. The monument placed by the Southern people to honor Jefferson Davis is quite beautiful, as is every other item in the park, whether the cannons or the bust. The layout is beautiful and the view on the bluff is stunning! It is said that the citizens of Memphis watched the battle between the Confederacy and the Union, crying as they saw the fall of their city.
To change the name of this park is a travesty, as is every other attempt to wipe away history. It is a shame that we are witnessing reverse racism in this, the 21st century.
I humby urge the city council to back off the nonsense of name change for the parks, because in so doing, they are cutting off their noses to spite their face.

Visited September 2013
11 Thank Lani B
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Waco, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“American History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

This was a pleasant short visit and walk through the park touring statues and memorial plaques commemorating lives lost and civil war history. Time spent there was informative and full of History and the view atop the bluff of the river area and Mud Island was pleasant. I was pleased to see the ten commandments, also a part of history there. Upon arriving, we were immediately panhandled.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Lynn B
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Hermitage, Tennessee
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90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A neat place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

This review is about FOREST Park, since I couldn't find it listed. (I refuse to call it that sissy Health Sciences Park). The park itself is neat to go see and take a few quick pictures of the grave/monument of Nathan Bedford Forest. Parking itself can be annoying since it's limited, but if you can manage it, it's fine. (At the same time, you'd be smart to just make it a quick in and out visit to the park during the right time of day.)

It's a joke on how people there in the city wanted the names of the parks changed for the sole purpose of being politically correct. They all jumped to conclusions like most without taking the effort to learn about the men and history itself behind it all. No matter how hard you try you can't change the past, I truly hope the city of Memphis get over themselves and restores the 3 park's names to their true names, and not favor the ignorant who for no reason cry "racism" every chance they get.

Visited August 2013
12 Thank bam_and_maize
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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

This is a good place for reflection. Just standing on this point and imagining what the confederate soldiers and the citizens were thinking as they looked out onto the Mississippi as they waited for the next move of the Union troops. Very nice park and not far from the Chamber of Commerce and the Mud Island Tram.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank cjrbAustin
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