Description - The past is the present at this Civil War battlefield park in the Ozarks. Visitors can view important battle sites along a self-guided driving tour or walking the one-mile Battlefield Trail.
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Autumn at Prairie Grove Battlefield
- Guided tours are offered through structures typical of a 19th century hill community. The life of a Civil War soldier is emphasized at the Battlefield Museum. Interpretive programs and exhibits aid in depicting the Civil War period and its impact on Arkansas. A reenactment of the battle is hosted the first weekend of December on even numbered years.
Recreation - Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park offers self-guided driving tours of the Battlefield, a walking trail, interpretive programs, and museum tours for recreation.
Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is located in the Ozark Mountains Region of northwestern Arkansas. The park is found on U.S. 62 in Prairie Grove.