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“Remains of a Sad Story”

Arkansas Post National Memorial
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Gillett
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Remains of a Sad Story”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

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.

Visited March 2012
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Cabot, Arkansas
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368 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“First Capital West of the Mississippi”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

If in the southeastern corner of the state, great place to start a road trip touring Arkansas History.

Visited September 2011
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Griffithville, Arkansas, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Short Visit”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

We have only visited the memorial once, but always wanted to go back and spend more time there.

Thank Morris R
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Hermitage, Tennessee
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A nice stop.”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

My father and I stopped here because our one of our ancestors fought in the Battle of Arkansas Post during the Civil War. The post itself has a limited amount of information about the civil war, but it does contain a number of different things because the area wasn't only used in the civil war, but prior to it by the French and Spanish for trade and commerce along the river. The Fort itself is not viewable as it has been completely submerged by the River, and has been submerged since the early 1900's. The movie played inside is actually very good, tells the history in a story manner through which a father is teaching his son while out camping together. The rangers at this park were helpful in gathering data for us but I would not consider them experts on the history of the Civil war in the area, but this is also because they need to know history from a lot of other eras. Overall I give this a 3 stars because it is a nice stop if you are in the area, but considering how remote the location is I wouldn't make it a priority.

Visited June 2011
Thank Matthery
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