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It is located outside of Checotah, Oklahoma. It is a gorgeous well preserved battleground that you can drive through.In the beginning of the place are a few stone monuments identifies the state the troops traveled from to fight on this field.
Driving through on I-40, thought the history of the place was intriguing. The road to the battlefield was littered, litter Aly, with huge canyon like potholes. The road crumbling. The website said " open now" but at 3:30 pm on a Saturday we arrived to...More
The temporary visitor center was closed during business hours. The signage had been vandalized but it also was unreadable as well due to sun damage. Would have liked to know more details. It was difficult to drive and locate to be disappointed. It is sad...More
Went to Honey Springs this last weekend. The battlefield area was open but there was no staff to be found nor was the visitor 'shed' open. Every informational sign along the trails was unreadable as they had been scratched and weathered. We were very disappointed...More
Honey Springs Battlefield is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. In the 1990s they developed an extensive system of well-interpreted walking trails and a short driving tour but no visitor center. They are about to open a very nice new visitor center but, ironically, have...More
First of all, it was a bit harder to find the Honey Springs Battlefield than I expected. I knew that it was near the town of Rentiesville, which is northeast of Checotah, OK. I traveled north of Checotah on old US 69, and after a...More
I forgot this battle existed until I saw the sign on the side of the road. It is an interesting drive back to the park. Its one of those drives that you second guess that you made a wrong turn. The informational placards and monuments...More
This is a must see for any time and especially in November. We visited the site of Honey Springs Civil War Battlefield earlier this year and cant wait for the reenactment in November. The history of all that took place on this site gave me...More
Honey Springs was the largest battle fought during the Civil War in what was then Indian Territory. The battle is interesting and important and much of the land is preserved and accessible within the park. However, the Oklahoma Historical Society, which runs the place, has...More