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“Great for History Buffs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Powhatan Courthouse State Park

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Powhatan Courthouse State Park
Ark. 25, Black Rock, Powhatan, AR 72458
870-878-6794
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Powhatan
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
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Benton, Arkansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great for History Buffs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very few towns with a population of 72, yes seventy two, have a first class museum. The restored buildings include a courthouse, jail, church, school and log cabin home. The whole thing is very well done and the Rangers are very friendly and helpful. The Northeast Arkansas Archives are also located here and are certainly worth a visit from anyone with ancestors from this area.

Visited October 2013
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Paragould, Arkansas, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Big Suprise!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have always been curious about this park so when I heard about the all day events at the Powhatan Courthouse State Park on the radio I thought I would check it out. Didn't think it would be all that great since it is such a small park, I was so wrong. Me and my 20 year old daughter took a guided tour of the buildings and grounds, made christmas ornaments, and participated in a mock trial!! While dressed in period clothing, the staff were extremely friendly and very informative. We are already making plans to attend again next year with the whole family.

Visited December 2012
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Mountain View, Missouri
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87 reviews 87 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“The Park That Time Forgot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Powhatan state park is a marvel. Lush, green, and exciting. I like the remoteness of it. I like how it feels like the past.

Visited June 2012
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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162 reviews 162 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

You can find this little gem on your way to Lake Charles State Park. While this is a small attraction don't pass it up. Take a break and browse the buildings and court house and read the history of this small town. The court house in itself is a piece of beauty to look at. It's a bit like Bodie Calif, "the town that time forgot". or in time a town that has been forgotten.
Do not drive for hours thinking this is a huge attraction, but if you are in the area do now pass it up as it is interesting.

Visited June 2012
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Cabot, Arkansas
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109 attraction reviews
Reviews in 97 cities Reviews in 97 cities
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
“Diamond in the Rough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Driving along and then you see it. Several sights in the area. Park the car once.

Visited June 2011
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