Horse Trail Closures
A section of the horse trail is CLOSED due to contract work. Contact park staff for more information.
Hiking Trail Closure
A short section of the Hiking Trails is closed due to contracted tree cuttings. Please contact park staff for more information.
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?
Almost half of the enlisted troops and many of the officers in the Union Army of the Southwest at the Battle of Pea Ridge spoke German as their first language.