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    Palo Alto Battlefield

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    Maintenance on parks roads and parking areas will begin Monday, September 1st and will continue through Friday, September 5th. Access to roads and parking areas may be limited at times. Call the park for the latest on road and parking conditions.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor center

A replica Model 1841 6-pound field gun makes for a great photo op.

Palo Alto Battlefield NHP (Public Domain)

Visit Us Soon

The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The park is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, and January 1st.

Trails, Tours & Events

The battlefield overlook and trails are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The park's special event and program season runs from September through May. Guided tours are available from December 1st through April 1st.

For latest info on program and event, check out Things To Do.

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

Numerous counties in the State of Iowa take their names from people and places of the U.S.-Mexican War. Palo Alto County, of course, honors the first battle of the war.