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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 53 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

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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267 reviews 267 reviews
153 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
36 helpful votes 36 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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New Hyde Park, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Based on the name, I was expecting a great resource of Arkansas history and this was far from that. There were exhibits on bowing knives, native americans, random things collected from AR (i.e. chairs - really?) and a few other things. Good thing this place was free, so I left within 1.5 hours (and I rarely spend less than 2... More

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Sofia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I LOVED this little museum. The 1800s village was awesome - you get to see houses which have either been built there originally or have been restored, and have kept much of the original atmosphere of the city. I was there on a quiet day so I had plenty of time to walk about the galleries - actually, there is... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have been to the Historic Arkansas Museum twice, but have still only made it through the galleries! One day, I'll actually go through the 1800s village on the guided tour. The galleries are free, and have changing exhibits. The first time, we saw an exhibit on military history, including letters and fashion, as well as a Barbie exhibit. The... More

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Troy, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This museum was in a little bit of flux when we were there and one section was not displaying anything, but there was plenty there otherwise and what was coming to the empty space is more art than history. This museum was a big disappointment for us. It is more of a progressive excursion into the scourge of the white... More

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