What a wonderful secret. We weren't sure how visiting here would be, but now we wish we could have spent more time. The grounds are very well kept and the staff is very helpful and professional. I do recommend tick repellant for the trails. We will definitely be back.
I was bored while my wife was at a bowling tourney. Just followed signs to this battlefield to kill time and it was a great experience. I walked through the battlefield to almost all of the exibits as well as the commanders house nearby. It was a little out of the way, but well worth seeing.
My husband and I went because it was a requirement for his college class. I'm not sure if it was because we had to go or because no one else was there but it was very boring and drab to me and my husband.
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is 1,750 acres of rolling Missouri prairie interrupted by a medium size stream.
For many visitors this is a sacred place to reflect on the Civil War and its fallen heroes. For many others, however, it seems to be a convenient park for recreational horseback riding, jogging and dog walking. The battlefield is becoming enveloped by Springfield suburbs.
The visitor center displays interesting artifacts from the battle, sells books and other items, and is staffed by knowledgeable people from the National Park Service.
Admission is $5 per vehicle. Numerous interpretive displays located across the battlefield help recreate scene and tell the story of the battle.
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