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Arkansas Post National Memorial

Gillett, AR
+1 870-548-2207
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Picnic Area

There really isn’t much to see here:( Still it looks like a beautiful area to walk around. Visitors... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jayjay099
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Cartersville, Georgia
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Make sure to hike the trails!

We loved it! It is true that there isn't much to see as far as the old town: most has either been... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Ajlevings
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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“civil war” (11 reviews)
“trading post” (3 reviews)
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Gillett, AR
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+1 870-548-2207
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"visitor center"
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"american revolution"
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"small museum"
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"picnic area"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"great history"
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"hiking trails"
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"state park"
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"fort"
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"ranger"
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"trenches"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There really isn’t much to see here:( Still it looks like a beautiful area to walk around. Visitors area was boring in my opinion:( small civil war areas, nothing I haven’t seen at other parks. No real gift shop:( I thought their “gem” was the...More

Thank Jayjay099
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We loved it! It is true that there isn't much to see as far as the old town: most has either been swallowed up by the river or is gone because it was abandoned long ago. So what is there to see? The Visitor Center:...More

Thank Ajlevings
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Mostly a park and it was being used by a lot of folks when I was there. The old town is gone although the site is marked. The museum is the real gem

Thank sumac19
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here while traveling from Vicksburg to Little Rock. The site is definitely out of the way but it’s a gem of a historic spot. The visitor center has some small but informative interpretive displays and the staff were very well informed on...More

Thank medalguy
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We took an extra day so we could drive from Hot Springs, Arkansas to Arkansas Post NM and I'm really glad we did! I would very much recommend it!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Trading post established here in 1686 by Henri de Tonti (well before Natchez and New Orleans were settled). During the American Revolution, Indians (paid by the British) & British partisans attacked the fort here and were driven off by Spanish (& their Quapaw allies). Spain...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Definitely off the beaten path but worth the drive to reach it. Just before getting there you can also stop at the Arkansas Post State Park, much smaller and not on the river. The National Memorial is beautiful and quiet. I recommend driving or walking...More

Thank ckcpurple
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful stop. Be sure to watch the video they offer in the theater about the history here. It's an amazing stop along the way and the staff are just phenomenal! Our favorite is Gabrielle Clemons! She's enthusiastic and always has great stories to tell. This...More

Thank SkyDragonfly
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We almost skipped Arkansas Post because it was out of our way, but as it turned out the extra miles and time was well worth it. First of all, approaching from west requires a scenic drive on the levees and crossing over the Arkansas River...More

Thank jdssr2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you are anywhere near the Arkansas Post, it is worth your time. The memorial has a small museum and is at one of the sites of the Post, which was founded by French explorers as the first trading post in the region. It was...More

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Aj L
1 September 2016|
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Response from mrjahoney | Reviewed this property |
The Visitor Center is open daily 8 am - 5 pm but the grounds themselves are open 8 am until dark. If I remember correctly, there was a gate as well.
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