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Pea Ridge National Military Park

U.S. 62, Garfield, AR 72732, USA  | More on: Pea Ridge »

On March 7 and 8, 1862, the 10,500-man Union Army of the Southwest and the 16,200-man Confederate Army of the West met in combat at two separate battlefields, Leetown and Elkhorn Tavern, on the gently rolling plain called Pea Ridge. The battle at Leetown ended after the death of two Confederate generals on March 7, while the battle of Elkhorn Tavern continued until the Confederates ran out of ammunition on March 8. The decisive Union victory ensured that Missouri would remain in Federal control and paved the way for Grant's Vicksburg campaign.


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From the Northeast (Republic, MO): Take US 60 to Monett, MO, then south on MO 37 to Gateway, AR. Go west on US 62 to the park.From the North (Joplin, MO): Take US 71 south until the Pea Ridge Exit and then go left on AR 72. At the town of Pea Ridge follow 72 to US 62. Turn left on US 62 to the Park.From the South (Ft. Smith, AR): Take I-540 north. Go through Fayetteville, AR. Continue north on I-540 to the US 62 exit and follow signs to the park.From the West (Tulsa, OK): Take the Cherokee Turnpike to US 412 to Siloam Springs and Springdale, AR. Take I-540 north to US 62 East and follow signs to the park.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, orientation film, gift shops, museum, trails.

Regular Events

March, weekend nearest the anniversary of the battle: living history exhibit.

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Admission Fee

Adults $5.00, vehicles $10.00, $5.00 per motorcycle. Kids (16 and under) Free


Daily: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Visitor Center: 8:30AM - 4:30PM



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