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Louisiana Purchase State Park

Address: Ark. 362, Brinkley, AR
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Brinkley
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage, Birdwatching
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a neat place - we went about 10:30 in the morning - did not have any trouble with mosquitos and were a little disappointed that we didn't see any type of animals. Even though the temp was in the 90's, the walk was very pleasant. The boardwalk is very nice with a lot of informative signs along the way.... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had always wanted to go here as I am a major History buff. It was 2 miles back off the main road. There is an automatic gate that opens and closes at certain times and you must be out before it closes. I am glad I went, but I sure couldn't get my hubby to go again. I had... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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318 reviews 318 reviews
123 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This park is the origin of the Louisiana Purchase survey. It consists of a boardwalk out to the start of the survey. There are signs along the walk explaining the purchase, the survey, and the wildlife in the area. The walk takes a total of 30 minutes and is well worth the stop.

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Fredericksburg, VA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you happen to be in this part of Arkansas, stop by this park. You could easily walk to the monument and back in less than 30 minutes. It was very deserted when we went, a little creepy if I had been alone. But, at the end of the little walkway, you can see the point from where the entire... More

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The area where the monument marking where they began surveying for the Louisiana Purchase is in the middle of a swamp. Reaching the monument is done by a wooden walkway that leads you to the marker. Though the water isn't deep, you wonder what is in it. It also makes you wonder if it was flooded when they started surveying... More

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Cabot, Arkansas
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345 reviews 345 reviews
109 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Great day trip. Everytime we stop we see something we have never seen there before. National History

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montrose iowa
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

Went in early november and had the whole place to ourselves.Really enjoyed the boardwalk going over the swamp ground leading back to the monument.Very informative for us american history buffs.Little children will be bored after 5-10 minutes.A good stop for about a 1hr visit max.

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