Vicksburg National Military Park
Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Length of visit: half day
Major draws: USS Cairo ironside ship, monuments, museum, film
Strenuosity: 1 out of 10
Cost/Fees: $12 per vehicle or free with America the Beautiful pass
Additional considerations: Gates close at 5 p.m. for auto tour
Description: The USS Cairo ironside ship was rediscovered beneath the Yazoo River in 1964 then carefully moved to its current location. The sculptures here are the prettiest of any Civil War battlefield.