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Massard Prairie Battlefield Park

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Address: Red Pine Drive and Morgans Way, Fort Smith, AR
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OK, every review is pretty accurate. Not much to see, no old cannons, no signs with photos, etc... There are a few posts with sign that say things like "Kitchen" to tell you... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2016
Steven_West
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't recommend visiting the Massard Prairie Battlefield Park unless you're a serious Civil War history enthusiast or are the sort of person who just wants to see every single historical marker in a city, regardless of intrinsic interest. As long as you go in with very low expectations, however, you can enjoy the summary of the 'battle' provided on... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

no parking, no explanations of what went on who fought here. Would be a nice walk in a field. bring the dog for a walk

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

OK, every review is pretty accurate. Not much to see, no old cannons, no signs with photos, etc... There are a few posts with sign that say things like "Kitchen" to tell you where things may have been. All there is outside of the signs are trees and a mowed little prairie area. Not terribly exciting...however, it is fantastic that... More 

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1 Thank Steven_West
Huntington, Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

I drive past here 6 times a week and never knew it was a battlefield at all, it's just a mowed field with a path on it. Some say it's a dog park, I don't know I only drive past it on the way to the fitness center.

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Thank Frank N
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Newly mowed open field with not much else going on here. A positive spin here is that there is no confederate flAg flying and some of our diminishing green spaces are being respected.

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Thank milehighbullet1
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

If you are in any way interested in the War Between the States history please consider a short visit to this park. I will not recount the engagement that occurred here, but will say that the park does a good job of saving and displaying a nice little sliver of property that included the heart of the skirmish and encampment... More 

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Thank Greg C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Its nothing more then a lawn there isn't a thing worth seeing. Why this is called a battlefield is beyond me

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Thank Blake S
Cameron, OK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Not much there but just markers of the incidents that occurred there during the Civil War. Any history major who is a Civil War history buff would like to know more and see history come alive. I wish there was some time of interactive exhibit here but it is in a residential area and a bit hard to get to.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Wasn't my favorite part. Well manicured however. Overall area was large and a good history lesson. Children may not appreciate the large area so much

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

When you’re arriving at this battlefield you feel like you’re being misled into some neighborhood. It’s tucked away in a neighborhood behind some houses. There really isn’t much to see, but the cell phone tour makes it worth the stop. I bet it’s pretty neat to visit during the reenactment which is sometime this month (July) according to a civil... More 

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