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Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

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Address: 3853 Smackover Hwy, Smackover, AR 71762-9575
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Museum About the 1920's Arkansas Oil Boom

This is an excellent State museum that is well worth a detour. South Arkansas had one of the earliest oil booms in the 20th Century, following the Spindletop discovery in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 27, 2016
TallTexWally
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Texarkana, Texas
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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is an excellent State museum that is well worth a detour. South Arkansas had one of the earliest oil booms in the 20th Century, following the Spindletop discovery in Beaumont, TX. There are many exhibits that explain how oil was formed in underground formations that date back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous Eras. Communities were transformed by the oil... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see! Our tour guide Paula was so kind and informative! Kudos to the state of Arkansas for protecting it's heritage! This is a great tutorial on the rich oil history of Arkansas. Lots of things to do and see for children! Well done Arkansas!!!

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leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here only for a break from driving. It's free so we had nothing to lose by looking round. Genuinely very interesting history of the Arkansas oil boom - easy to stroll through and pick out the bits that appeal to you.

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pamb853, Manager at Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, responded to this review

We're glad that you visited the museum! If you are in the area again, stop by for a visit as exhibits change every six months. More 

Magnolia, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice little museum, but it was raining the day we went so couldn't experience the outdoor activities. Lots of information and a few fun things for the kids. On the day we went which was a Sunday in August we about had the museum to ourselves besides a couple.

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pamb853, Manager at Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed the museum. The children might like our Fall Fest which is October 22 or maybe the Holiday Light Extravaganza which runs Friday and Saturday nights November 18-December 17, there is a small fee for those programs. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to visit, especially on a hot day. The museum is great for young and old. My kids ages 12, 9, and 6 loved it.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Expecting to see a typical history museum, my wife and I were thrilled to find a hands-on, inviting place that engaged our minds at every turn. We are both educators--one preschool, the other university. We think about how to make subjects fascinating to our students. This museum does just that--for all ages. We stood inside a sphere and saw the... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Drove down to visit the museum. Did not really expect much!!! That was a huge error, this is a really interesting place. My wife and I spent almost 2 hours and could have spent longer. Many interesting exhibits and great information. A great place for the family, especially if children can read. It is worth the trip to see the... More 

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El Dorado, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have taken my grandkids to the museum for the last five years during their summer visit and they love it. This past summer we got to see the dinosaur exhibit. There is usually something different every summer to keep the experience fresh and new. They absolutely love the hands on tinker exhibit. I will continue to take them until... More 

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Arkansas State ... R, Manager at Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, responded to this review

We look forward to your visit in 2016! More 

Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a really well-done museum. We were pleasantly surprised. We walked the paths thru the Oil Field Park, which was really neat to see those pumps and towers up close. (They were decorating this area with lights and cute gingerbread men for Christmas. I wish we could have walked thru it all lit up, because I bet it's spectacular).... More 

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Texarkanas..hubby loves this sort of thing,,this is perfect for students,, (of all ages LOL ) Lots of things to see outside as well ..we even saw deer run thru the park, which was pretty cool .

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