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Louisiana Purchase State Park

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Address: Ark. 362, Brinkley, AR

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A very different place

The Louisiana Purchase State Park is kind of difficult to classify. My wife and I visited in the summer and there were a lot of bugs there. The land is very different than the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2016
Kevin C
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Greer, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Try to do a day trip every view month. Nice to say I have been there. A little disappointed with the lack of support for the place. It has a nice sign, a long peaceful walking bridge you the monument and informational Plaques along the way. I was just expecting more.

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Thank Kim F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was nice and if historical significance. Was there for an hour and nobody else was there. Otis a hidden spot in the middle of nowhere but worthwhile to see the best real estate deal ever made was.

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Thank Alan W
Greer, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

The Louisiana Purchase State Park is kind of difficult to classify. My wife and I visited in the summer and there were a lot of bugs there. The land is very different than the area around it. It is swampland in contrast to the flatter farmland areas around it. Since we are history buffs we enjoyed it. I could also... More 

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Thank Kevin C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I came here during the 200 year celebration of the survey marker. The history of the monument is fascinating to those with an interest in the development of western civilization pre Civil War. As for going to the marker there is a nice raised walkway over area that is normally a swamp. The guides at the end of the trail... More 

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Thank Daryn B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

There is not much to look at but a swamp with big spiders and snakes ...its not worth the gas and time off of I-40 to look at ... Don't stop here you will be better off

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Thank Michael P
Wylie, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to visit especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. I never realized this piece of history was located in Arkansas. Bring insect repellent for there are a lot of bugs.

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Thank William S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I visited this last year. Just a walk in the woods was worth it. Very calm woods and relaxing walk. Free entry. Kinda looked like the woods in the movie "The Village", but it was cool.

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Thank CelineJFL
Brinkley, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Even though it's a historical site, it is nothing more than a walk down a wooden walkway to a historical marker in the middle of a swamp. We enjoy the walk, but there is nothing else there.

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Thank gtbh717
Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is the most unique state park in Arkansas. It's not a place where one can stay overnight, but the history of this place is amazing. The beauty of the land is wonderful too.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a neat place - we went about 10:30 in the morning - did not have any trouble with mosquitos and were a little disappointed that we didn't see any type of animals. Even though the temp was in the 90's, the walk was very pleasant. The boardwalk is very nice with a lot of informative signs along the way.... More 

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