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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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1:00 pm - 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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A Must See!

This museum is not to be missed! The information on Arkansas artisans, the The Native American exhibit, and the actors in the outdoor historical buildings were all amazing! Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Granbury, Texas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is not to be missed! The information on Arkansas artisans, the The Native American exhibit, and the actors in the outdoor historical buildings were all amazing! Very friendly and informative staff. Free parking across the street from the museum which was convenient. Highly recommend this for a couple of hours of fun.

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Columbia, Missouri
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A museum that covers a city block, including a small 19th century village. Different buildings are open each day, with actors inside to interact with visitors, but you can peer through windows of some of the others. Inside is a large gift shop focused on Arkansas artisans and history. Changing art exhibits on both levels. Permanent Native American exhibit on... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The collection of Bowie knives and Native American artifacts is fascinating. They also have a modern art gallery with an always changing show, it makes it a new museum every month! They have all kinds of events for kids as well. For kids, there is an interactive upstairs exhibit just for them that is super fun!

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Awesome exhibit of artist around Arkansas . . . living history actors were interesting, the old furnishing in the buildings were cool to see!

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I took my grandson and he loved it all. There are a variety of rooms with special exhibits. You go outside to tour the historical village. Very interesting

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Mountain View, AR
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

HAM is a museum and collection o historic buildings recreating early Arkansas. Several historic Arkansas buildings are located on the grounds, and often there are living history demonstrations or fisrt person characters interacting with the public. Inside are several galleries, all laid out in an open, easy to navigate pattern. Many specific artifacts of Arkasnas history are located here, as... More 

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Gloucestershire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Unfortunately, we arrived as a new exhibit was being installed, so didn't see the museum at its best. The permanent collection is interesting and contained some real treasures but the lighting in the gallery telling the story "we walk in two worlds" (spotlights on shiny surfaces) made it difficult to read some of the panels. The new exhibit being staged... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This museum has lots of facts. It also has many things that you can touch and interact with. My family went there without knowing it was the museums anniversary. A very nice lady made delicious homemade ice cream and homemade blueberry and apple cobbler. They also have another building with lots of cool information and old machines about the cotton... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great place to learn about the history of Arkansas and its many animals, all on display. A lot of live small fish, snakes, alligators, etc. Nice gift shop. Staff is very friendly and helpful with questions. Nice area map to help visitors find their way around the area.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is an attractively organized and displayed museum with a lot of information available in stacks and so on. It has visual displays as well. Well worth the time to visit.

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