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Louisiana Purchase State Park

Ark. 362, Brinkley, AR
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Magical

In the middle of a head water swamp it begins. The walk is elevated and the surrounding swamp is... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
jwh916
,
Van Buren, Arkansas
Neat Spot, Short Stop

I love that this spot is preserved. Just a short stop for us, but was nice to get out and walk on... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
redheadedmama
,
Little Rock, AR
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“nice walk” (2 reviews)
“great history” (2 reviews)
“swamp” (10 reviews)
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Ark. 362, Brinkley, AR
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

In the middle of a head water swamp it begins. The walk is elevated and the surrounding swamp is beautiful. Best wildlife viewing is early of late day, But this is also Misquito tome so go prepared. Great history in this area.

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Louisiana Purchase State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for visiting Louisiana Purchase State Park! We appreciate your comments and am so glad you enjoyed visiting this Arkansas State Park. We look forward to you visiting again soon.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I love that this spot is preserved. Just a short stop for us, but was nice to get out and walk on the boardwalk. No swamp at all, but you could still see how high the water gets. Lovely little fall walk. There are some...More

Thank redheadedmama
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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Louisiana Purchase State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to stop and stretch your legs. The best time to come and see the swamp at its fullest would be during late spring to late summer/early Fall. We appreciate your response.

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Driving from Little Rock to Memphis, we saw a sign for this park and figured, "What the heck? We've got the time." We drove (and drove) following the signs and, about the time we were ready to give up, saw the sign for the final...More

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ADPT-Region3, Manager at Louisiana Purchase State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to visit Louisiana Purchase State Park. Yes, the drive is a little off the beaten path, but well worth it. We are happy you were able to experience the significance of this site, and the importance it placed on...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is amazing history!! Trail is a nice walk though a swamp and great historical information is provided. The importance of this market in the development of the western United States. Great for history lovers and anyone that might want to see an important part...More

Thank Bill B
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ADPT-Region3, General Manager at Louisiana Purchase State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to visit Louisiana Purchase State Park. We are happy you were able to experience the great significant value this landmark placed on the development of the United States. Please visit again.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Try to do a day trip every view month. Nice to say I have been there. A little disappointed with the lack of support for the place. It has a nice sign, a long peaceful walking bridge you the monument and informational Plaques along the...More

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

It was nice and if historical significance. Was there for an hour and nobody else was there. Otis a hidden spot in the middle of nowhere but worthwhile to see the best real estate deal ever made was.

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

The Louisiana Purchase State Park is kind of difficult to classify. My wife and I visited in the summer and there were a lot of bugs there. The land is very different than the area around it. It is swampland in contrast to the flatter...More

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

I came here during the 200 year celebration of the survey marker. The history of the monument is fascinating to those with an interest in the development of western civilization pre Civil War. As for going to the marker there is a nice raised walkway...More

Thank Daryn B
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

There is not much to look at but a swamp with big spiders and snakes ...its not worth the gas and time off of I-40 to look at ... Don't stop here you will be better off

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to visit especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. I never realized this piece of history was located in Arkansas. Bring insect repellent for there are a lot of bugs.

Thank William S
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