Horse Trail Closures
A section of the horse trail is CLOSED due to contract work. Contact park staff for more information.
Closure of Detached Area/Stop #11
Until further notice, Stop 11, also known as the Detached Area, is closed due to weather damage.
Pea Ridge National Military Park is fun for kids, too! They can enjoy and explore nature, learn about history, and even become a Junior Ranger. Ask staff at the Visitor Center about Park Fun for kids.
For scouts and scout leaders, Pea Ridge offers opportunities for service projects and merit badges. Please check out our Boy Scouts of America page for information.
The park occasionally hosts community outreach and park maintenance events. Kids can volunteer for these events, but may require parental supervision depending on the age. Please contact the park at (479) 451-8122 for more information.
We also offer a Kids' Passport in our Eastern National bookstore which contains information and activities related to your national parks.
Websites for Kids:
National Park Service Art Competition
In commemoration and celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced a nation wide art competition, for ages 13 to 18 in three categories: photography, poetry and digital short films.
Click here for more information on this commemoration competition.
Did You Know?
The Elkhorn Tavern was a place of worship until 1862 when the congregation moved to a new location 3 miles northwest of the tavern because of the noisy parties and dances the federals held in the building during their occupation.