James A. Gaston Visitor Center

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James A. Gaston Visitor Center

James A. Gaston Visitor Center
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Situated on a high point, the Bull Shoals - White River State Park's James A Gaston Visitor Center offers sweeping views of the White River, Bull Shoals Dam, and the Bull Shoals Lake. The center's Exhibit Hall, lobby, gift shop and Johnboat Theater share the history and tell of the fish the area waters hold.
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Ron A
Tulsa, OK254 contributions
Interesting information about the dam construction and how the cold tail waters changed the eco system....for the good I think since I like to trout fish.
Written July 25, 2022
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Good morning Ron, We are grateful that you enjoyed your visit with us. Just want to thank you for the positive response. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Written August 1, 2022
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Jerry Shaw
Memphis, TN7 contributions
We enjoyed walking around and looking/reading and we really enjoyed the history lesson the video showed.
Written July 21, 2022
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Good morning, We are so glad that you enjoyed stopping by to see us. Thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful day.
Written July 23, 2022
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Ruth R
Hot Springs Village, AR4 contributions
Definitely a visitors center you don't want to miss. Lots of wonderful exhibits. Detailed information about the dam and lake. Wonderful view of the dam.
Written July 18, 2022
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Good morning, We are so glad that you enjoyed stopping by to see us. Thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful day.
Written July 23, 2022
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blueman66
Willow Springs, MO653 contributions
this is a good place to stop and check out. the people working here was very friendly and helpful. the book shop was also good
Written July 9, 2022
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Good morning, We are so glad that you enjoyed stopping by to see us. Thank you for your kind words. Have a wonderful day.
Written July 23, 2022
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petc11 .
Baytown, TX170 contributions
The whole family will enjoy visiting this center. There are many displays of the local fish as well as well as interesting facts. Take a walk out on the back deck for wonderful views of the dam and river below!
Written July 7, 2021
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Thank you for visiting with us and thankful for your positive feed back.
Written September 20, 2021
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Sheila S
Covington, GA25 contributions
Friends
This was an absolutely beautiful, well kept and educational facility. One of the nicest visitor centers we have been in.
Written June 26, 2021
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Thank you for visiting with us and so thankful for your positive review.
Written September 20, 2021
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jrf0801
Saint Louis, MO111 contributions
Once you cross the dam, the Visitor Center is at the top of the hill; great place to pick up any brochures of points of interests
Written September 7, 2020
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Thank you for visiting with us and for the positive feed back.
Written September 20, 2021
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Sherpa685103
16 contributions
Couples
Have been here several times (with children and grandkids as well as friends). I see and learn something new on every visit.
It’s not just a visitor center, it’s a museum and a resource and a relaxing and scenic overlook.
And there is NO Charge!
Just one of the reasons they call Arkansas the NATURAL state.
Written March 3, 2020
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Thank you for visiting beautiful Bull Shoals White River State Park & Jim A. Gaston Visitor Center and for your positive feedback.
Written March 5, 2020
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Peter P
Bull Shoals, AR120 contributions
This center ticks all the boxes, Location, Local Advice, Clean Restrooms...Its got it all!!
It also has a nearby walking trail if you want to stretch your legs and a nice butterfly garden.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank you for visiting beautiful Bull Shoals White River State Park & Jim A. Gaston Visitor Center and for your positive feedback.
Written March 5, 2020
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576donnaw
Coppell, TX27 contributions
I haven't been to Bull Shoals in several years; and remember when the location of the current Visitor Center was just an overlook with bathrooms. The Center is beautiful and very impressive! It offers many interesting exhibits and an educational movie about the area; that runs every 30 minutes. The view of Bull Shoals dam and White river from The Center is stunning! Seven flood gates were open to release high water levels during my visit; a rare sight to experience. Linda and Tracy at the front desk are very friendly and knowledgeable of the area; displaying excellent customer service towards all guests. Definitely drop in to the James A. Gaston Visitor Center; a must see!
Written December 1, 2019
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Thank you for visiting beautiful Bull Shoals White River State Park & Jim A. Gaston Visitor Center and for your positive feedback.
Written January 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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