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History & Heritage Left to right: Pea Ridge National Military Park; Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park; Arkansas Air & Military Museum

HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS Trace our intriguing past and visit the places where history happened. Explore the museums, exhibits and landmarks that are a testament to our region’s rich cultural heritage.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

ARKANSAS AIR & MILITARY MUSEUM

nps.gov/peri / 479-451-8122

arkansasairandmilitary.com

A decisive Civil War battle took place here on

479-521-4947

March 7-8, 1862. More than 23,000 soldiers

Follow the colorful history of aviation in

fought to decide the fate of Missouri, just

Arkansas and during American military

over the state line. The only national military

conflicts. See displays of original military

park in Arkansas, this 4,300-acre historically

artifacts and aviation memorabilia, including

significant site includes a visitors center

historic aircraft – many of which still fly.

with interactive educational exhibits, historic

Static displays at the museum range from

buildings, picnic areas, a driving tour, and

the Golden Age of Aviation to the jet age,

trails for horses, biking and hiking.

including Vietnam-era Army helicopters and

15930 U.S. 62 East, Garfield

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK

506 E. Douglas St., Prairie Grove

4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville

a Navy carrier fighter.

SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY

118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale

arkansasstateparks.com

shilohmuseum.org / 479-750-8165

479-846-2990

This regional history museum focuses on

With more than 900 acres, this park was

the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks. It takes its

the site of the last major Civil War battle in

name from the pioneer community of Shiloh,

Northwest Arkansas. Fought on December

which became Springdale in the 1870s. Most

7, 1862, the Confederate defeat here paved

of what you'll see highlights the real shapers

the way for control of the region by the

of Ozark history – the everyday men, women

Union Army. The park features a museum,

and children who lived in area towns and

a visitors center, walking and driving tours,

rural communities. Along with exhibits, you

and guided tours of the historic homes

can explore six historic buildings on the

onsite. Reenactments take place biennially

museum grounds. Admission is free.

in December of even numbered years. All photos on this page courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

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2019 Northwest Arkansas Visitors Guide  

2019 Northwest Arkansas Visitors Guide