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“Day Trip Must”

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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is another example of a short day trip. Children love it.

Thank Geoark1946
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Fascinating history of our Native past, beautifully situated. Feed the turtles!

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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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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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Reviewed January 7, 2012

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

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