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Historic Arkansas Museum

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Address: 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone Number:
+1 501-324-9351
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a...

Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a museum center featuring full-scale galleries, interactive exhibits and more.

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They try and it shows.

Very well done small city museum. They have some quality items in their permanent collection, and manage to switch up fairly often. I've visited about half a dozen times in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Ruston, Louisiana
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Ruston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Very well done small city museum. They have some quality items in their permanent collection, and manage to switch up fairly often. I've visited about half a dozen times in the past ten years- hasn't bored me yet.

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

There are two components to this museum. First, free of charge, you can roam around 2 floors of spacious and well laid our exhibits covering the Native American tribes in Arkansas, the Bowie knife, early photography in Arkansas, and state history. Second, for a very nominal charge ($2.50 each), you can get a guided tour of a number of old... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had a few hours to kill before our flight out of LIT, and we spotted this as a "free" attraction on Trip Advisor, so we decided to check it out. Spent about an hour browsing the various rooms - enjoyed the mix of native American to Americana. Worth stopping if you have the time!

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The art museum was super. Variety of AR artists and excellent displays of native American art. The tours of the mid-1800 homes and buildings was so interesting. Excellent tour guide.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have visited this museum twice over the years and enjoyed it each time. You first enter a large and modern information center, museum complex and gift shop where knowledgeable people stand ready to help you. In this building you can find wonderful exhibits about the history of Little Rock and the lady who first set this downtown block aside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

stopped to see an artist friend's exhibit here on a friday morning. Free admission to the areas I wnated to see. It's a city block or two with all kinds of different displays. An outdoor area reminds me of Colonial Williamsburg. I was in the art gallery and historic areas. Two levels with classrooms areas. Nice and modern. staff very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

From the cannon ball stuck in the foundation wall , to the explanations of life at the time- it was an informative stroll. The design is a wonderful example of old homes from the period - the closed breezeway and stair well - with large rooms off each side. the grounds and outbuildings were well kept, too. For someone who... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

After a short film, we were taken on a tour of the old historic houses located on the grounds. The guide was knowledgeable and full of good information. Worth the small admission charge.

Thank RusPat_704
Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The name of this place in and of itself had me so excited to check it out and learn about a different states history.....needless to say, this was a let down. Now let me be honest, we only viewed the indoor exhibits, since it was extremely hot out the day we visited, but I don't think even the outdoor buildings... More 

Thank Cassie W
Calhoun, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

we enjoyed our visit to the museum. The kids had fun exploring the houses outside, and we enjoyed the variety of things to view inside. It was very nice!

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