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.
All field trips to Pea Ridge NMP are currently self guided. We offer ranger programs at the Visitor Center as well as volunteer/ranger programs at the Elkhorn Tavern. The ranger programs are given on request, and the Elkhorn Tavern program is typically standard. A typical field trip consists of watching the half hour orientation film in the Visitor Center, going through the museum either with a scavenger hunt provided by the park or on the students own, seeing a ranger program (on request) and then taking the self-guided 7-mile drive around the battlefield.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Visitor Center Interpretation staff.
Did You Know?
The site of Leetown was a thriving community before the Battle of Pea Ridge. Leetown’s buildings were used as hospitals for the wounded on both sides. After the battle, the buildings were in such disrepair that only a handful of people returned to Leetown.