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Address: US Highway 165, Arkansas Highway 161, Scott, AR 72142
Phone Number: +1 501-961-1409
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The main museum is located in a 1912 general store, with a gift shop...

The main museum is located in a 1912 general store, with a gift shop selling cotton items and old fashioned toys and novelties along with Arkansas made gifts. The exhibits depict one year of cotton agriculture, with mule barn, kitchen, farm implements used by man and mule. On the grounds, a cotton patch and sharecropper's garden is planted each year for educational programs. The Dortch Cotton Gin Exhibit building houses the 1919 80 saw gin stands and the two bale press. The 1948 Seed Warehouse #5 listed on the National Register of Historic Sites contains exhibits and artifacts explaining the major crops of Arkansas, cleaning, grading and sacking of seeds, along with the innovative time and labor saving devices of the day. The grounds also displays two antique steam traction engines,thresher,haybaler and more.

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Cotton king?

A nice small place to visit relics of the golden age of cotton. Don't expect small children to be interested. This is well kept up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
jcomer2001
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A nice small place to visit relics of the golden age of cotton. Don't expect small children to be interested. This is well kept up.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Admission to Museum is FREE. Museum does have a small gift shop with reasonable pricing. Could be the museum in todolist's review was the wrong museum. There's another museum nearby that is privately owned and likely charges admission.

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1 Thank William B. H
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice museum, awesome antique tractors - great history of cotton farming here in Arkansas. Pleasant and informative way to spend an hour or so

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LInda G, Manager at Plantation Agriculture Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and visiting the Plantation Agriculture Museum. The staff strives to interpret and exhibit the history of cotton in Arkansas from statehood in 1836 to the mechanization of agriculture. Please come back and bring more folks with you, send more folks to the museum. More 

Wilson, Arkansas
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129 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a pretty neat spot/local museum. It has many things that make it look like a normal museum, and has something to offer, but THE PRICE!!?!?!?!?? Please. I'm not sure I'd waste my money. Too bad, though. Good news,,, there's a couple of decent restaurants right next door that are reason enough to jump off the interstate.

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Thank todolist
LInda G, Manager at Plantation Agriculture Museum, responded to this review

Plantation Agriculture Museum is very budget friendly with all self guided tours being FREE. Guided tours do have a small fee. The staff will answer all questions you have whether you are on a self guided or guided tour. Please come back and see all the museum has to offer in the three exhibit buildings and on the museum grounds. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This little gem packs a lot of information and hands on activities into one spot. The directors were very courteous and knowledgeable. There were lots of replicas and examples of farm equipment, cotton tools, and household items. The kids got to make butter from cream. They also made their own string toys. The old storage bin is a wonderful architectural... More 

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LInda G, Manager at Plantation Agriculture Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The staff at Plantation Agriculture Museum strives to educate everyone about the agriculture era of 1836 to 1950's, when men and mules were the power of the farm. And the hands on activities you mention, are just few of the educational opportunities offered. Please come back, bring more to see the museum and send more... More 

Scott, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

See farming implements from mule and man power days, a commercial cotton gin and bale press and a seed warehouse. Also has large and small mechanical implements to view dating pre -1960's.

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Michigan
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193 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Take a walk back to the farm and enjoy! The displays are well done and if you want to learn about how people farmed many years ago, it is a very good presentation. Learned a great deal about cotton--it harvest and the production of seeds. The cotton gins were neat to learn about and the life on the farms was... More 

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LInda G, Manager at Plantation Agriculture Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The staff strives hard to complete the mission of the museum and interpret from statehood in 1836 through World War II when tractors began to take the place of man and mule power. Bring more folks with you when you return and send more folks to the museum. More 

Olean, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It is a great learning experience for the kids. Try the Cotham Mercantile for lunch after. We learned about honey bees, milking cows and making butter.

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LInda G, Manager at Plantation Agriculture Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review. The staff here works very hard to complete the mission of the museum through interpretation, exhibits and events. Bring more folks with you on your return trip and send more to the museum. More 

North Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Made learning about cotton fun. We had three kids with us from 9 to 12 and they a enjoyed the museum. It is 100 yards from Cottam's Restaurant and maybe a mile from the Toltec Mounds. If you are visiting Little Rock make the 25 minute drive to Scott and don't miss the Plantation Agriculture Museum.

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LInda G, Manager at Plantation Agriculture Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. The museum is located about 3 blocks north of the famous Cotham's Restaurant and 4 miles north of Toltec Mounds Archeology State Park. Also open March through October is the Plantation Settlement, another great time period attraction in the area. Come back to see new exhibits, special events and festivals throughout the year. More 

Evanston, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Entry is through a 1912 building originally a general store. While the collection is eclectic (a nice word for a somewhat random selection of items), there seems to be an emphasis on the first half of the twentieth century when agriculture mechanized rapidly . The highlights for me were the cotton gin with its 2-cylinder 75 hp diesel engine; and... More 

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LInda G, Manager at Plantation Agriculture Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your contributing comment. The staff takes pride in the artifacts to tell the story of cotton when it was King. Come back to see us and bring more with you, send more to see. More 

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