The battlefield has been restored to its former configuration at the time of the battle in August, 1861. The National Park Service has done an excellent service in maintaining the site. The Park Rangers are very knowledgeable and helpfully explain available amenities, including the 30-minute movie [which I highly recommend], the display museum and the car tour. It is like... 更多
Whether you're a history buff or just enjoy a good walk, this is a wonderful place to visit. Significant battles were waged right here during the Civil War. Check out the tour, the video, the books...
Good video, museum, driving tour but what made this battlefield special to me was the volunteer working at the Ray house. He was excellent at explaining what happened there and was good at making it interesting even to my small children.
I'm not much into history, but a stop at the battlefield helped me appreciate the events that took place at Wilson's Creek. The museum in the visitor center is well done with a variety of displays and artifacts. Watching the 1/2 hour video in the auditorium before taking the loop route helps create awareness about the battle. I saw many... 更多
Wilson's Creek is a 1861 Civil War Battlefield, and part of the National Park Service. Best if you first go to the Visitor Center and watch the film, and exhibits, get the park map and take the driving tour. Along the driving route is the Ray House and Cornfield which you can go inside the house and see well preserved... 更多
We stopped by Wilson's Creek very briefly on our way from St. Louis to Silver Dollar City, mainly as a way to get another stamp in our daughter's National Park Passport. We only had about 30 minutes to spend, and should've allotted more time. The building that houses the visitor center is well-maintained and has a great mini-museum detailing the... 更多
To me, not all history is interesting--in fact, some is downright boring. We watched the video then took the driving tour. There was an issue with the recorded narrative at the first stop, but we heard enough to know it was repeating the video narrative. We didn't attempt to listen to the others. We did not walk any of the... 更多
I've wanted to see this place for many years and I finally got to see it! The Visitor's Center is very nicely done and very informative. The Rangers are very knowledgeable and helpful to! We even got our son yet another Junior Ranger badge!! We didn't get to take the driving tour however as it was getting late and we... 更多
Be sure to see the short video before going on the battle sites.. Then see the lighted display of the soldiers movements in the displays. The Ray home was not open at this time of year, but you could peek in the windows. The audio at the sights gave you an idea of what was happening.
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