Walk the battlefield that is among the largest cavalry engagements of the Civil War.


Visitor center hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday, April 2 – October 25.
Admission to visitor center exhibits is $5 adults, $1 students.

Battlefield walking trails with interpretive signage open dawn to dusk year-round.

Contact Information

20485 KS Hwy 52
Pleasanton, KS 66075
Phone: 913-352-8890

Location Type

National Register of Historic Places
Walking Tours

Site Info

On October 25, 1864, on the banks of Mine Creek, two Union brigades of approximately 2,500 troops defeated approximately 7,000 Confederates from General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri. Federal Colonels Frederick W. Benteen and John H. Philips led the attack in one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War and a major battle fought in Kansas. Their dramatic story comes alive at Mine Creek Battlefield.

Horses, Bikes, ATV's and Motorbikes are not permitted on the battle grounds of Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Park. Leashed dogs are of course welcome on the grounds and trails.


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