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Marksville State Historic Site

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Address: 837 Martin Luther King Dr, Marksville, LA 71351-2478
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+1 318-253-8954
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Private tour of archaeological site

As part of an archaeological conference being held in Marksville, we were given a private tour of the park. This important archaeological park and site was recently closed due to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James G
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As part of an archaeological conference being held in Marksville, we were given a private tour of the park. This important archaeological park and site was recently closed due to state budget concerns and was already falling into disrepair.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Some mounds to see but this place has been shuttered for years. Very much in disrepair and really nothing to see. The artifacts have been moved to a LA university.

1 Thank Darrel R
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I was looking forward to this. but the entrance was barricaded... There wasn't even a place to park and walk in - plus it is NOT in the best part of town - abject poverty in the area. Very sad

2 Thank Nancy I
Bossier City, Louisiana
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130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

If you have any interest in native american history, this place is a treat. It doesn't sing to you. There's no dancing or twinkling lights. There isn't any rides. What there is is history that will cause you to pause and ponder.

4 Thank Scottdbaby
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

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1 Thank valerie r
Conroe, TX
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167 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Very nice museum complete with a short descriptive film. Very interesting guide. Indian mounds were restored but does not detract from the history there.

1 Thank Goldilocks0613
Livingston, Texas
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

liked the display of native american relics. The arrowhead collection located near the buffet in the casino alone is impressive

2 Thank jeff p
Monroe, Louisiana
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We toured both the museums and walked around the grounds including around to the different mounds. It's a very interesting and informative place. We were staying at the Paragon visiting my husband who was working in the area. This wasn't very far from the hotel.

Thank cnh624
Ball, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I love historic places it should get great reviews if we take good care of our history we will have people from all over the world wanting to come to Louisiana, so thank you for preserving this.

1 Thank Michelle H
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

The history of this site is fascinating and shines a light on some of North America's earliest-known civilizations. The tour is a bit less interesting, however -- our tour guide was VERY talkative -- I think he may have been waiting for anyone to show up and put all of his enthusiasm into our group. Very nice guy, but I... More 

5 Thank drpipt

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