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Parkin Archeological State Park

60 State Highway 184, Parkin, AR 72373
+1 870-755-2500
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Great Site

Kids loved the history. My family has traveled thru this area since the 1970's. Really glad we... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
spicerw2017
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Memphis, Tennessee
Interesting piece of early history

At one time native peoples villages abounded in and around this area. What is noteworthy of this... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
stumpy6896
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Memphis, Tennessee
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60 State Highway 184, Parkin, AR 72373
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Kids loved the history. My family has traveled thru this area since the 1970's. Really glad we stopped this past year to see what it was all about.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

At one time native peoples villages abounded in and around this area. What is noteworthy of this site is the fact it was able to stay for the most part intact almost due to an accident and the fact is is documented. Believe to be...More

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

The staff and Superintendent at Parkin Archeological State Park love to read reviews like this because it is a reminder that we have achieved our primary goal of interpreting our site in a way that visitors find interesting. We had an excavation atop the mound...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here during Spring Break for their Arkansas Archeology Month event. I have three boys, ages 7, 11, and 15 and we all enjoyed the day here. The Park Rangers really put a lot of planning into the special programs they do. They boys...More

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

At Parkin Archeological State Park, we try very hard to have extra things for our visitors, especially children, to do on spring Break. We had “Archeology for Everyone” March 23-25 every day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It is a great program as you...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Indian Mounds are what's left of an Indian Village that existed there 5-600 years ago. Lots of Indian artifacts including arrowheads and pottery have been retrieved. An American explorer, de Soto, once visited there. It's an intriguing place to schedule a family reunion or...More

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

“Thank you for your kind comments. Parkin Archeological State Park is indeed a great place to visit and learn about northeast Arkansas American Indian History. The visit of Hernando de Soto in June, 1541 to this place, the Village of the chief known as Casqui,...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We missed the bigger mounds site as they are closed on Mondays (we visited here on Tuesday) I am really glad we stopped. Great museum and helpful staff guy. Enjoyed walking the trail around the site.More

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Thank you for the review. We are normally closed on Mondays unless it is a Monday Holiday (Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.), so we are glad you came on a Tuesday. We pride ourselves on having a helpful and knowledgeable staff and are pleased that...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Friendly staff and informative! Small mound site along the river. Mixed with the local history of the area. This mound site is well kept, with a concrete walk way throughout.(handicap accessible) Kind of off the beaten path but worth the time and visit. Remember to...More

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ADPT-Region3, General Manager at Parkin Archeological State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

“Parkin Archeological State Park is a National Historic Landmark and as you said it is certainly “worth the time and visit.” We still have umbrellas, strollers and a wagon so that we can help out all of our visiting families and people from near and...More

Reviewed 4 November 2016

First, I am the Superintendent of the park, so I am automatically biased. However if you visit the park, you will be welcomed to this National Historic Landmark and offered to see our 12 minute video, our exhibits and a tour of our site. We...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I had no idea what to expect, but this state park was fascinating. We have 2 children 5 and 7, and the ranger first whisked us over to the "you can touch everything here" room. They tried on chain mail. They held actual steel swords...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Brought the kids here for a quick stop over and enjoyed the park and outside exhibits. The park center was unfortunately closed but we still had fun

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Tells the story of the Caddo Indians before and after De Soto's visit to the area. Really cool artifacts in the visitor center. Great activities for children are planned during the summer by the rangers as well as things like a basket weaving class for...More

Thank debm98
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wns
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Throughout December we are open Tuesdays through Saturday’s 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. All Sundays we are open 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We are closed all Mondays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (and New Year’s Day). We look forward to... More
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