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Vicksburg National Military Park

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Address: 3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3495
Phone Number: +1 601-636-0583
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1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a...

1800 acres of now peaceful countryside, this park was once the scene of a bloody 47-day Civil War battle.

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Excellent stop and a must. Spend a lot of time here. There is enough to keep you going and you will want to have a good pair of shoes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bellevue, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent stop and a must. Spend a lot of time here. There is enough to keep you going and you will want to have a good pair of shoes.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very intresting. Entrance hard to find but worth thr drive. Seeing the raised Cairo (old ironclad ship) was impressive.

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Lehi, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors' Center contains excellent displays. View the interactive map, with the push of a button, to conceptualize what happened here. See the 20-minute film introducing and portraying the significance of Vicksburg for both the success of the Union and the survival of the Confederacy. Admission is reasonable and America the Beautiful passes are accepted. The 16-mile, mostly one-way, auto tour... More 

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It takes at least 2 hours but it is worth it. You can really see and experience the battle. The introduction video is an excellent way to tell you what your going to see. The monuments and signs are outstanding.

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O Fallon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish I'd had more time to explore this beautiful park. 16 mile drive was completed rather quickly in an hour. I would have loved to spend several more hours walking and reading more intensely. Saw some wildlife, took some beautiful pictures, and learned more about the Civil War. This is a must-see for every American!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were stopping through town from Alabama to Dallas and decided to stay in Vicksburg with potential plans to come to this park. Upon arrival, we weren't sure if it would be worth the time and fees to get in since we had quite some driving ahead of us. We decided to go for it. The lady asked if anyone... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is a 16 miles drive through the Union then Confederate battle lines. The still intact earth works and markers are almost un-nerving; in a positive way. You can get out and walk up and across the battle areas; getting a frightening feeling for what happened there in 1863. The park is beautifully maintained, Rangers very helpful and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a most memorable experience to visit such a serene historic place. Visitors should take at least 1/2 a day to behold all it has to offer. The huge grounds are well kept out as well they should, out of respect for the lives that were spent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

has a very good visitor center. Map for driving the battlefield is very informative. Monuments are outstanding and battle lines are well marked. Really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very informative and very emotional. It let you see how close the combatants were to each other and how difficult the train was in terms of trying to traverse

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