Pea Ridge National Military Park
is a United States National Military Park
located in extreme northwestern Arkansas
near the Missouri
border. The park protects the site of the American Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge
which was fought March 7
and March 8
. The battle was a victory for the Union
, and helped it gain control of the crucial border state of Missouri.
The park is acknowledged as one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields. The park features a visitors center and museum, a driving tour, and hiking trails.