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Historic Arkansas Museum

200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
501-324-9351
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Ranked #14 of 54 Attractions in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a museum center featuring full-scale galleries, interactive exhibits and... more » Owner description: Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a museum center featuring full-scale galleries, interactive exhibits and more. « less
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Small but well-designed building near downtown. Free parking directly across the street in a section of a larger parking lot. One room has a display on hand-made knives. Plus a lot of funny stories about the Bowie knife. Many of the knives are works of art. Another room has quilts and fabric art work. Nice but not a lot on... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The history of Arkansas is inspiring as presented at this site. You can browse and learn at the same time. This is a very nice location and worth your time.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My fiance', son and I visited this museum as family outing during the summer. I remember visiting his museum as a child when I was in elementary school and appreciate being able to explore these old homes. I enjoyed the short historic movie that was shown in the theatre prior to the tour of the old homes. The tour guide... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

we go here every time we go to little rock, they always have a new display to feature and then again its always nice to go back and see what you might have missed before, its free, cool and no one bothers you, they just let you look on your own

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a hidden treasure and a HUGE wealth of Arkansas history, information and trivia, VERY well presented. Loved it, and will return!

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Orlando, Florida
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306 reviews 306 reviews
154 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Free admission. The first floor exhibit had many different Bowie knives on display. The second floor had a native American exhibit.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a great place to visit. They always have something new. Kids will also enjoy this place. Great location for other things to do including the river market.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This museum is a waste of space. The pieces on exhibit are not unique or interesting. The layout of the facility is lots of wasted space. The day we were there the doors were not working and they were not handing it very well.

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Tulsa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Very nicely done and easy to see museum. Not everything was open on the Friday we did our visit.?? There was no charge to visit. Donations were an option. Good looking gift shop.

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

To see the exhibits is free; to see the village is $1.50 for seniors. It's all worth it. The old tavern or grog shop is fascinating and the interpreters are quite good.

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