Sunday, June 10, 2012

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park - Battlefield Trail

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park was the site of the Battle of Prairie Grove which took place in 1862 and resulted in over 2,700 casualties.

The park's scenic and educational 1-mile Battlefield Trail is paved and ADA compliant.  The gently sloping trail loops through both open and shaded areas and passes by numerous interesting historic buildings and under large oaks and hickories.  There are multiple informative signs along the path that provide background on the battle as well as details on the buildings and their inhabitants at the time.  Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail.

The park also has a 5 mi. driving tour, an apple orchard open to the public, and battle reenactments.  For directions and other information on the park visit:

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