Pea Ridge BAttefiled
This 4,300 acre site commemorates a battle lasting March 7 & 8, 1862. Confederates had the edge and the purpose was to have Missouri be a South state. Gen VAn Dorn left the backup ammo too far away for a pitched battle to repel a Northern rout around the back side of the lines. That forced the South to retreat from the field. The park is open daily 8-5 except holidays. Cost is $4 and the drive of about 2 miles takes you to 10 points of battle confrontations on the ground. The visitor center has a 15 minute movie of the events.