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Toltec Mounds State Park

490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott, AR 72142
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Scott
Type: State Parks, National Parks
Description: This state park contains the state's tallest American Indian mounds.
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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great day for a 1.5 mile walk. Dog friendly. Amazing mounds on the lake. Perfect day for a stroll and so much history and information

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The stop to the Toltec mounds was absolutely fantastic. The park is free unguided tours, has restrooms, a gift shop area and artifacts on display. The ranger explained that only a fraction of the artifacts are on display the rest are in their archeological area. I want to say how enthusiastic and friendly the staff was at this park. It... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Without a guided tour through the park, the admission is free. The park is maintained in excellent condition, and it is easy to see that the state has invested a pretty penny into the facilities. The staff is more than willing to answer and assist visitors in any way possible. My only complaint would be there is no staircase to... More

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Grand Blanc, Mi
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152 reviews 152 reviews
61 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is truly a hidden gem not far from Little Rock. Neat and clean, well maintained, well laid out, interesting exhibits, beautiful walking paths and above all, extremely enthused park rangers eager to help visitors enjoy their visit! Due to changes in the tax system in Arkansas, there is no fee at this State Park. We visited one morning in... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was interesting but mysterious. The archeologists haven't figured out why these mounds were created. They know when and how but there is no historic record because the Plum Bayou culture (A.D. 650 to 1050) had no written language and didn't even decorate their pottery! The current thinking is that this was a ceremonial center for outlying tribal members to... More

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Wilmington, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The visitors' center has a lot of hands on activities for kids, but very few artifacts from the site on display. That being said there are some and enough information to make the quick run through the museum worth while. The park offers two walking trails, one a half mile loop and the other a mile and a half figure... More

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Stuttgart, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The trip was short the information led you to want to do more searching. I felt like I had stumbled up on a little of the past. How & Why were the questions I explored with my child. She was so excited and she wanted to search other sites in our state. Learning Can Be Fun she said. Score one... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

At Toltec Mounds State Park, Arkansas has developed an interesting park that provides visitors with detailed information, attractively presented regarding the Plumb Bayou Mound Dwellers who once lived on this site. For visitors willing to brave the heat, there is an about 1 mile guided tour that passes by several of the mounds, including the tallest mound in Arkansas. For... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Located about 20 minutes from downtown Little Rock, Toltec Mounds State Park is must-see. We visited with a 10 and 13 year old, they enjoyed the park. My kids learned about the Mound Dwellers in school, so his unique bit of history became alive for them. Children younger than 8 may not appreciate this park. Go inside first, watch the... More

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Toltec Mounds State Park can be worth visiting once, but there's little reason to return to this park a second time. The park openly admits that most of the mounds have been heavily degraded or destroyed, and these sad facts certainly show. There is only one truly good mound in the entire park. The park is also small, making it... More

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