Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
Civil War history was made just a short drive away from the Table Rock Lake area. The Battle of Wilson’s Creek, the first major battle west of the Mississippi River, was fought August 10, 1861, on land about 10 miles southwest of Springfield, Mo. The South won the battle but Missouri remained under Federal control. Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield remains nearly unchanged in the 150 years since the battle was fought. The visitor center offers exhibits, a fiber-optics map of the battle, film, bookstore and research library. The Wilson’s Creek Civil War Museum holds a collection of original Civil War items.