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“Interesting Educational Experience”

Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Scott
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A National Historic Landmark, the Toltec Mounds site comprises one of the largest and most impressive archeological sites in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Preserved here are Arkansas's tallest American Indian mounds. Three mounds remain where 18 once stood surrounded by an earthen embankment eight to ten feet in height, a portion of which is still visible today. These ancient earthworks are the remains of the late-Woodland thru early-Mississippian Period ceremonial and governmental complex which was inhabited here from A.D. 650 to 1050. The park visitor center features exhibits including artifacts from the site, an A/V theater, and archeological research laboratory. A meeting room and enclosed pavilion (with restrooms) that overlooks the mounds are available for rent. Take a self-guided tour on the 3/4-mile barrier-free trail or 1.6-mile turf trail, or a guided tour by reservation. Park interpreters lead guided tours and programs throughout the week by group reservation and at scheduled times on Saturdays. The archeological site/research station is cooperatively managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey. The Toltec Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, a unit of the University of Arkansas system, and its laboratory are housed in the park visitor center. Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is one of Arkansas's two archeological sites cooperatively managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey as both a state park and an archeological research station. The other is Parkin Archeological State Park at Parkin.
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Little Rock, AR
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Interesting Educational Experience”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

Park Rangers at this facility are well trained and knowledgeable about the Mounds. Try to schedule your visit for one of their watch parties.

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Heber Springs, AR
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Toltec”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Always wanted to go, but have never. Read about it all the time and would love to go

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little rock arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“Native American mounds”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

The Parks people did a good job with this discovery of large native American burial mounds.

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Little Rock
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A remarkable Native American site”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

This state park contains the tallest Indian mounds in Arkansas and the story about them is remarkable - no, not the Toltecs form Mexico. This is worth the short drive fro Little Rock.

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Independence, MO
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Unique Historical/Archaeological Site”
Reviewed August 3, 2007

The visitor center offers exhibits and introductory film that explain the history of the area and the Indian mounds (one was used for burials). An asphalt and boardwalk, mile-long trail leads through the mounds and cypress trees growing in the adjacent lake that was once the Arkansas River.

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