Arkansas Post National Memorial is dedicated to the settlement that existed there and other locations since the 1600's. It also commenerates the January 1863 battle that took place there that because of the hugh numbers of soldiers who fought there made it the largest city west of the Mississippi for a few days. Most of what is covered there is about the early post and not much is mentioned about the battle. Probably because little still exists of the original battlefield and nothing of the fort. It is a shame because those who died there are nearly forgotten. The town of Arkansas Post is marked as well as the history of it. There is much nature to be observed and the visitors center is well maintained and the Rangers friendly. Summer is not a good time to visit if you are going into the woods. If you do use Off or other insect repellants as ticks are abundant. Also look out for snakes. Near creeks beware that alligators do exist. Still in all it is a great place to visit.