DescriptionOn US 62 about 9 mi. n.e. of Rogers, in northwest Arkansas, the 4,300-acre park was the site of the Battle of Pea Ridge, also known to the Confederacy as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern. A reconstruction of the tavern is on the original site. Largely as a result of this battle, fought March 7-8, 1862, Union forces succeeded in securing the state of Missouri. A 7-mile self-guiding driving tour through the park provides insight into the battle. A small portion of the “Trail of Tears” also is within the park.
Park and trails open daily 6 a.m.-sunset. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Admission $15 (per private vehicle); $10 (per motorcycle); $7 (individual); free (ages 0-15). Phone (479) 451-8122.
Things to SeePea Ridge National Military Park Visitor Center