Moore's Creek National Park

March 2nd

Enthusiastic Park Ranger at the Moore's Creek Battlefield National Park.

Park display.

Park display.

Park display.

On our way to Willie and Norma's home in Emerald Isle, we stopped and visited the Moore's Creek Battlefield National Park. What a nice place that was. It was out of the way on a secluded back road, and if there were no signs guiding you there, you would miss it.

Our arrival was greeted by kids directing traffic for the annual tri-marathon, and we were almost prohibited from visiting the park. I guess the kids thought we were going to run and bike it for a while. Fat chance! John rolled his window down and demanded to be able to GO-THAT-WAY to the welcome center.

It sure is nice to be an American with places like this National Park to visit. Being proud is an understatement!!! The park ranger was the best. He began his narration almost as soon as we entered the door, and it was obvious he took his job seriously. He enthusiastically told us about the history of the surrounding area, the reasons for the park itself and finally the history of the surrounding towns. We were very impressed.

We watched a video of the battle and the park, but decided not to take the walking tours because it began to rain while we were there. A future trip to Kelly will sure warrant another visit to this well maintained battlefield.

After purchasing a National Park book and getting it stamped here, it was off again to Emerald Isle to visit Willie and Norma.

John & Sissy EXCLUSIVE RATINGS: (1 bad - good 10)

  • Campground - N/A
  • People - 10
  • Roads - 6
  • Scenery - 10
  • Traffic - 10
  • Things to Do - 8
  • Weather - 5

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