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Parkin Archeological State Park

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Great trail, modern Museum

Parkin is still on my mind a week later -- What a great site to explore thousands of years of... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
UnstoppableTraveler
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Very educational. The park rangers were extra helpful and kind to all the little kid questions. A... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Parkin is still on my mind a week later -- What a great site to explore thousands of years of American history, and get to know this corner of Ark.! The mound is well preserved/protected, and the museum does an excellent job pointing out how/why...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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ADPT-Region3, General Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Parkin Archeological State Park is indeed lucky to have not only performed extensive archeology within our site, but have the ability to compare the findings with the Chronicles of the de Soto party with the archeological record. History meets science at this site. We strive...More

Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Very educational. The park rangers were extra helpful and kind to all the little kid questions. A great stop!More

Date of experience: April 2018
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ADPT-Region3, General Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thank you for signing up for our Casqui Homeschool Days event. We had 25 other children that day as well, and the event went over great. The children asked some great questions and had fun learning. We encourage you to attend future events and again,...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018

Finally got to visit the Archeological State Park. Only one gentleman on duty, but was very helpful. Amazing history of Arkansas. Would be fantastic for children!More

Date of experience: March 2018
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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

We are glad you found our employee helpful and recognize that Parkin Archeological State Park is an asset to learning about the history and prehistory of Arkansas. Also, thank you about your comment that we are “fantastic for children.” We do indeed help educate thousands...More

Reviewed November 2, 2017

Kids loved the history. My family has traveled thru this area since the 1970's. Really glad we stopped this past year to see what it was all about.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

At one time native peoples villages abounded in and around this area. What is noteworthy of this site is the fact it was able to stay for the most part intact almost due to an accident and the fact is is documented. Believe to be...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

The staff and Superintendent at Parkin Archeological State Park love to read reviews like this because it is a reminder that we have achieved our primary goal of interpreting our site in a way that visitors find interesting. We had an excavation atop the mound...More

Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited here during Spring Break for their Arkansas Archeology Month event. I have three boys, ages 7, 11, and 15 and we all enjoyed the day here. The Park Rangers really put a lot of planning into the special programs they do. They boys...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

At Parkin Archeological State Park, we try very hard to have extra things for our visitors, especially children, to do on spring Break. We had “Archeology for Everyone” March 23-25 every day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It is a great program as you...More

Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Indian Mounds are what's left of an Indian Village that existed there 5-600 years ago. Lots of Indian artifacts including arrowheads and pottery have been retrieved. An American explorer, de Soto, once visited there. It's an intriguing place to schedule a family reunion or...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

“Thank you for your kind comments. Parkin Archeological State Park is indeed a great place to visit and learn about northeast Arkansas American Indian History. The visit of Hernando de Soto in June, 1541 to this place, the Village of the chief known as Casqui,...More

Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We missed the bigger mounds site as they are closed on Mondays (we visited here on Tuesday) I am really glad we stopped. Great museum and helpful staff guy. Enjoyed walking the trail around the site.More

Date of experience: November 2016
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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2016

Thank you for the review. We are normally closed on Mondays unless it is a Monday Holiday (Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.), so we are glad you came on a Tuesday. We pride ourselves on having a helpful and knowledgeable staff and are pleased that...More

Reviewed November 5, 2016

Friendly staff and informative! Small mound site along the river. Mixed with the local history of the area. This mound site is well kept, with a concrete walk way throughout.(handicap accessible) Kind of off the beaten path but worth the time and visit. Remember to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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ADPT-Region3, General Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

“Parkin Archeological State Park is a National Historic Landmark and as you said it is certainly “worth the time and visit.” We still have umbrellas, strollers and a wagon so that we can help out all of our visiting families and people from near and...More

Reviewed November 3, 2016

First, I am the Superintendent of the park, so I am automatically biased. However if you visit the park, you will be welcomed to this National Historic Landmark and offered to see our 12 minute video, our exhibits and a tour of our site. We...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Winn H
July 29, 2018|
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Response from UnstoppableTraveler | Reviewed this property |
There's a short asphalted loop path around the site, very flat and easy to walk. But the route is pretty short, though I imagine no one would mind if you rode a bike on it. But it would only take you a few minutes, probably... More
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wns
September 10, 2017|
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Throughout December we are open Tuesdays through Saturday’s 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. All Sundays we are open 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We are closed all Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (and New Year’s Day). We look forward to... More
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