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Address: US Hwy. 61, Wilson, AR 72395
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+1 501-655-8622
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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Excellent collection of Nodena Pottery

A small museum kind of off the beaten, but well worth the trek. It holds some of the best examples of Nodena Pottery in the country. Amazingly still in solid form, not broken... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
Cleveland, Tennessee
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A small museum kind of off the beaten, but well worth the trek. It holds some of the best examples of Nodena Pottery in the country. Amazingly still in solid form, not broken pieces. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank scooter69s
ADPT-Region3, General Manager at Hampson Museum State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Hampson Museum; we always enjoy hosting our neighbors from Tennessee. We look forward to your family visiting again, and appreciate your taking time to provide feedback on your visit. More 

Wilson, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is a really small spot. But, if you are - AT ALL - interested in archaeology... Please don't skip this small wonder! Good news is: They're building a new museum... Much larger. Probably ready in 2017.

Thank todolist
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The museum is tiny and dated, but the pre-Columbian artifacts unearthed at the nearby Nodena site are well worth the visit. A new state of the art museum is under construction on the Wilson Square at which time this museum will be a world class destination.

Thank GraceGritsGardening
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had a very interesting tour and the staff were eager to show us around and point out items that were interesting. The head park ranger was friendly and actually knew a College Professor friend of mine. We had a nice chat about the artifacts and my professor friend. It is a great little museum and worth a stop.

Thank Jay M
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

If you are ever in the vicinity of Wilson, Arkansas and lover of history (especially the Mississippian culture) make a stop at Hampson Museum! Yes it's a very small museum in a small delta town, the collection of Native American pottery rivals museums in major cities ten times it's size. There is no admission cost and there are rangers to... More 

1 Thank airlink9972
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

I grew up in this area and know the museum and the history of the Delta Indians. I understand that this is just a portion of the artifacts that were uncovered by the Hamptons. The museum has very informative exhibits and, at least the last time I visited, very informed attendants. It is well worth the stop.

Thank ann p
Jonesboro AR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

Very interesting and educational. The museum itself has a fascinating beginning. Excited to return when the museum reopens at its new location in 2016.

Thank thefourkings
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

This museum displays artifacts from the Nodena site (feel free to google it). Dr. Hampson took a real interest in preserving the artifacts on his land for other people to see. It takes about 25-40 minutes to walk through, depending on how quickly you read. The ranger working at the facility told us that they are going to have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

If you're following the Mississippi River North out of Memphis, this museum makes for a nice stop off the beaten path. The museum is small, but very well done. The staff is informative and friendly. It houses the collection of a doctor who took a passionate interest in the Mississippian culture that lived near the flood plane prior to European... More 

1 Thank John D
South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

The Hampson Museum State Park is well worth your time if visiting NE Arkansas. The staff is engaging and very knowledgeable about the Mississippian culture who lived in this area. There are many interesting artifacts, including a very rare small section of a real basket--I've been in many museums far larger and more famous than the Hampson and have never... More 

2 Thank JustaHoosier

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