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Historic Arkansas Museum

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Address: 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone Number: 501-324-9351
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus...
Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a museum center featuring full-scale galleries, interactive exhibits and more.
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All-Things Arkansas

If you want to know all about the history of Arkansas, this museum is for you. This museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits (including old Arkansas homes). The museum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Seaford
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Seaford
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98 reviews 98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you want to know all about the history of Arkansas, this museum is for you. This museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits (including old Arkansas homes). The museum is new-looking and has several small-ish galleries, including one that features quilts and another that features knives. There is a gallery that discusses the interactions of Native Americans and European settlers.... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Small but very nice exhibits; beautiful quilt display and native American exhibit. be aware to see the historic buildings they are tour guided only and have set tour times.

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western ny
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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were visiting friends in little rock and they took us here. They'd been over Christmas for some holiday festivities and enjoyed themselves. We came on the first Sunday of the month and apparently it's free on that day. Perhaps because it was winter, but not all the outside old log buildings were open to visit. They had a nice... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were looking for something to do as a family over the holidays and discovered this museum after a google search. The museum is free, the tour of the historic buildings (still located in their original locations downtown) is only $2 for adults, the guide was knowledgeable, and the museum galleries were full of interesting exhibits. A short introductory video... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was a great way to get familiar with Little Rock, Arkansas' history and culture. It was very informative and interesting. The facility was homey and the people were extremely friendly. I saw interviews, short films, displays and met some intriguing people. It is located in a beautiful setting with free parking and was not overcrowded. It is good stopping... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
64 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A very informative museum, with good photo and quilt displays. Free entry and plenty of parking nearby with easy access from the Interstate.

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Newbury Park, Ca
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120 reviews 120 reviews
21 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had a chance to fit in one more place to visit this last morning of my stay. Chose this historical museum and glad I did. There were costumed interpreters in 4 of the buildings and had an enjoyable visit with them. One tried to stay in "character" of historical figure whose role he was recreating. Did a good job of... More 

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Donaldson, indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The museum isn't big but it's interesting. Very nice greeters at the front. Plus free and & air-conditioned for a quick cool-down during the day! There's a current showing of quilts, knives and glass art & photos. They have a small kid's play section too. The museum is in a good location with free parking directly across the road. Easy... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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