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Vicksburg National Monument

Vicksburg, MS
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It's Actually the Illinois State Monument, But It's Very Cool

Vicksburg National Battlefield is much like Gettysburg (whose end occurred coincidentally the same... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Chesterland, Ohio
Beautiful Building with Amazing Acoustics!

This monument was built by the state of Illinois. It is absolutely beautiful! You can see it... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Lisa B
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Rent an audio tape and it will guide you through the parks interesting sites.
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Vicksburg National Battlefield is much like Gettysburg (whose end occurred coincidentally the same day) in that it is covered by grand monuments of the various states, in recognition of the consequence of the battle and this place. The Illinois State Monument is probably the grandest...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This monument was built by the state of Illinois. It is absolutely beautiful! You can see it throughout your drive through the park. The eagle on top is breathtaking. Climb the steps. It gives you an amazing view of the park and the surrounding landscape....More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

As part of the Vicksburg Nat'l Military Park, built in honor of Illinois men lost at this battle. It is a copy of Rome's Pantheon. You must climb the steps and visit the interior.

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This monument, as I recall, was built by one of the Union States-I think Indiana. It is one of many in Vicksburg Military Park. Unfortunately, the inscriptions are so ill cared for they are nearly illegible.

Thank Neill B
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

When driving thru the park, you will see this huge structure. Be sure to stop and go inside. The acoustics are amazing. This was definitely one of the major highlights of the tour!

Thank USMEagleFan
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We took a tour round the park on our tour bus, with a guide from the centre. She was very informative. The history was interesting but the site is mostly memorials to each state. Halfway through there is a stop to see one of the...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Nice place to learn how to do a Selfie picture. Once inside, just try to carry on a conversation with anyone. Fun.

Thank dynamitedon
Reviewed 21 September 2017

several national monument of each state involved or had a part in the Civil war----one of many----promise, its worth your time---you will return. Plus, the Souths war ship that was found and removed from the bottom of the Mississippi---unbelievable.

Thank James B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Just walking up to this monument in itself is an experience - the beauty as you overlook the grounds and then to step inside and see the names embossed in brass of those that gave so much and to stand in the center where the...More

2  Thank texanrver
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I was totally amazed at this! The building was beautiful, made of marble and a gold American Bald Eagle at the top. The inside was just as amazing, with a opening to the sky rotunda! The design was really nice and the way they dedicated...More

1  Thank 31teresa99
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