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Historic Arkansas Museum

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Address: 200 E 3rd St, Little Rock, AR 72201-1608
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+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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New WW1 Exhibit

My 3 boys and I visited this museum again to see some new exhibits. They are always changing out the temporary exhibits, so it pays to go back again and again. The Arkansas in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Little Rock, AR
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Little Rock, AR
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95 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 3 boys and I visited this museum again to see some new exhibits. They are always changing out the temporary exhibits, so it pays to go back again and again. The Arkansas in WW1 exhibit is good. I wish there had been more artifacts to see, but the information to read was great. There was new artwork in the... More 

Thank redheadedmama
Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good museum. They have everything you need to know about the area, and more. Exhibitions change and they're not always so closely linked to Little Rock but still professionally gathered and curated. The price is very cheap for what you get and the personnel very kind.

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Bells, Tennessee
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable!! The only downfall is the the cabins across from the museum weren't open.

Thank 35revan
Dongducheon, South Korea
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117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The museum grounds is very nice with the out buildings although we weren't able to do the tour as they had school groups the day we visited. The Native American exhibit was very informative and well done however the rest was just galleries that didn't hold much interest. Wish we had chosen a different day to be able to visit... More 

Thank thejohnsons556
Ruston, Louisiana
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank JandS1992
Hillsboro, Oregon
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314 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank 530mom
Monroe, Louisiana
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558 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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3 reviews
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 

Thank nick4554

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