Man, what a moving experience. I haven't been to many battlefields, but this one certainly offered me and my family everything we'd hoped for. A very well kept museum and informative film before touring the battlefield prepared us for the 5-mile drive that came next. The site offers dial-in information segments with prompts along the way, which added a lot... 更多
We really enjoyed the driving tour of the battlefield. Almost every stop along the tour had buildings or trails to look at or walk along to give you a better idea of how the battlefield was laid out. It was easy to imagine what it would have looked like during war time.
We totally missed this on Trip Advisor since we didn't know to look under things to do in Republic, MO. We were visiting Springfield, and this is right there. Fortunately a face to face encounter led us to this informative center. My husband is a Civil War buff and this was a perfect addition to our itinerary. It was a... 更多
If you are interested in historic sites, civil war specifically this is a must see. This site was the first civil war battle west of the Mississippi. I would recommend taking the time to go into the center there to watch the videos and seeing all the objects they have on display. also, stop at every marker and read the... 更多
If you love history, especially Civil War history, Wilson's Creek needs to be on your "to do" list any time you are in the Springfield, Missouri area. This battlefield is located about 20 minutes southwest of Springfield. It has a Visitor's Center for first time visitors. The hours vary by season. In February, the hours are 8-5, but typically expand... 更多
We were short on time so we opted for the driving tour. It was great because we could get out and walk/hike to nearby points and get a better sense of the field. The little museum inside is very informative as well. The park rangers were also very friendly and helpful!
Since we had been to the visitor center earlier in the year (which we enjoyed very much), we drove up for the Illumanaries drive. Perhaps the moon was too bright but you could hardly see the illumanaries. We were really disappointed. Not sure what we were expecting, but a boring drive in the dark was not it.
It is exactly what you would expect in a National Battlefield. Nice facilities. An old house, several trails, long driving trail (bike friendly) with stops and good signage.
Spent a lovely Sunday afternoon at Wilson's Creek Battlefield. The Visitors Center is well designed and very educational. You could spend hours there. The ride through the battlefield has several designated areas with historical details, and is very interesting.
We spent about four hours visiting this National Park. We began our visit at the Visitors Center where we watched a movie (about 20 minutes) about the Wilson's Creek battle and viewed the interpretive displays. There is also display that gives an excellent visual depiction of the battles that took place at this site. I definitely recommend doing this before... 更多