We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Louisiana Purchase State Park

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ark. 362, Brinkley, AR
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Nice to visit on a spring or fall day.

Even though it's a historical site, it is nothing more than a walk down a wooden walkway to a historical marker in the middle of a swamp. We enjoy the walk, but there is nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Brinkley, Arkansas
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Bethalto, IL, United States
Level Contributor
79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I came here during the 200 year celebration of the survey marker. The history of the monument is fascinating to those with an interest in the development of western civilization pre Civil War. As for going to the marker there is a nice raised walkway over area that is normally a swamp. The guides at the end of the trail... More 

Thank Daryn B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

There is not much to look at but a swamp with big spiders and snakes ...its not worth the gas and time off of I-40 to look at ... Don't stop here you will be better off

Thank Michael P
Wylie, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
145 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to visit especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. I never realized this piece of history was located in Arkansas. Bring insect repellent for there are a lot of bugs.

Thank William S
Level Contributor
198 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I visited this last year. Just a walk in the woods was worth it. Very calm woods and relaxing walk. Free entry. Kinda looked like the woods in the movie "The Village", but it was cool.

Thank CelineJFL
Brinkley, Arkansas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Even though it's a historical site, it is nothing more than a walk down a wooden walkway to a historical marker in the middle of a swamp. We enjoy the walk, but there is nothing else there.

Thank gtbh717
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is the most unique state park in Arkansas. It's not a place where one can stay overnight, but the history of this place is amazing. The beauty of the land is wonderful too.

2 Thank ARTraveler123
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

1 Thank mammiepoppy
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

4 Thank ivawms
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
362 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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.

3 Thank ahmonroe5
Fredericksburg, VA
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

2 Thank yearbookgoddess

Travelers who viewed Louisiana Purchase State Park also viewed

Been to Louisiana Purchase State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Louisiana Purchase State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?