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Arkansas Post National Memorial

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Address: Gillett, AR
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+1 870-548-2207

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Amazing Historic Treasure

I was truly surprised by the exhibits in the visitor center, great history. The trails of the old town site and the coolest is your at the site of the Arkansas River going into... read more

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Linda G
Scott, Arkansas
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Scott, Arkansas
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48 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was truly surprised by the exhibits in the visitor center, great history. The trails of the old town site and the coolest is your at the site of the Arkansas River going into the Miss.!!

Thank Linda G
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a history lover, you will go crazy over this place. I am and I did!! The ranger that was on duty was great. He knew everything about this place. I asked a lot of questions, he probably felt interrogated. He knew the answer to every one of them and filled in all the blanks as well! This... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum was small but interesting. The video did a good job telling the story. The park service rangers were so helpful and friendly. It would be neat to see some of the sites built up again. I understand the river has claimed the forts. A beautiful piece of land and the trails are lovely. Paved concrete. A fun out... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

It took us about 3 hours to drive down there from Memphis, due to traffic in Memphis. It is out of the way with no signs until you get much closer to Gillett. Arkansas Post was to be a staging point for the Mississippi River trade between New France and the Gulf of Mexico. However, there are no original buildings... More 

Thank safety_princess
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Six flagpoles greet you as you approach the Visitors Center of the Arkansas Post National Memorial, a short distance south of Gillett AR. They represent the six nations that flew over the post since it was the first European settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley. This is an area you'll enjoy.

Thank Stew S
Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband and I spent an afternoon that we had been staying in Little Rock to travel down to this NPS site about an hour and a half a way so that we could check it off our National Parks Passport without needing to plan an additional trip to this part of Arkansas in the future. I wasn't sure what... More 

Thank Cassie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We really enjoyed our trip to Arkansas Post - the original territorial capitol of Arkansas, the only Revolutionary battle site in Arkansas and the scene of a devastating Civil War battle. Watch the film then walk the grounds -be sure to visit what is left of the Civil War trenches.

Thank LeadFoot2014
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356 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful piece of history! Wow, what an Arkansas treasure. Gabrielle and Kary were wonderful to us. Be sure to stop and chat with these park rangers. The video is a must see so do plan twenty minutes of time to pay attention to it. It's very welcoming to young children with activities set up for them and... More 

Thank SkyDragonfly
Little Rock, AR
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I visited this site with my 3 boys, ages 14, 10, and 6 in a hot July afternoon. We are always impressed with what a great job the National Park Service does, and this Memorial Park was no different. It's a beautiful park with so much history. We watched the very well-done informational video in the Visitor Center. The Park... More 

Thank redheadedmama
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It took us a little bit to get to this place but we made it and I'm glad we did to! The Rangers were very knowledgeable and informative!! They even took time out to work with my 3 year old on the Junior Ranger program as well!! There was a lot to see and do here but we ran out... More 

Thank mrjahoney

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