Thursday, September 19, 2013

Prairie Grove Battlefield - State Park of the Week #3

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Location: Prairie Grove, 11 mi. SW of Fayetteville off of US-62
Area: 708 ac.
Major Attractions: Civil War Battlefield, Apple Picking
Miles of Trail: 1 mile - Paved Loop
My Favorite Part: Picking apples at the old farmstead.
Getting There: Head west from Fayetteville on US-62. The park is well signed and will be on your right as your enter Prairie Grove.
More Information:  Battlefield Trail   Apple Picking at Prairie Grove Battlefield

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is home to one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the country.  Its one mile Battlefield Trail and five mile driving tour take visitors through areas that played a significant part in the Dec. 7th, 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove.  The park has a visitor center, playground, pavilions, historic buildings, and an apple grove that is open to the public.

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