We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Parkin Archeological State Park

60 State Highway 184, Parkin, AR 72373
+1 870-755-2500
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Super Park Rangers

We visited here during Spring Break for their Arkansas Archeology Month event. I have three boys... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
redheadedmama
,
Little Rock, AR
via mobile
Small Piece of American History

The Indian Mounds are what's left of an Indian Village that existed there 5-600 years ago. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
mrsmwright
,
Wynne, Arkansas
Read all 18 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
60 State Highway 184, Parkin, AR 72373
CONTACT
Website
+1 870-755-2500
Write a Review
Reviews (18)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 18 reviews

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

1  Thank redheadedmama
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

Thank mrsmwright
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 9 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

Thank Mark n Jen D
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

Thank scooter69s
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 3 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

1  Thank jsjoysbox
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

Thank midnite_trouble
Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I grew up by Cahokia Mounds State Park in Illinois and we have visited many such archeological parks over the years. Although this is a smaller park it was one of the best especially after having an informative visit with the park superintendent. She has...More

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Park rangers are very helpful and knowledgeable. This is an active dig in the summer. You watch a 12 minute video, see some displays, and walk the grounds where the original Indians lived up until the Spanish explorers came. The walk around sidewalk is free...More

Thank obus1944
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
hickory house bar-b-que
15 reviews
21.31 km away
UNCLE John's
22 reviews
21.47 km away
Daylight Donuts
7 reviews
21.54 km away
Johnson Freeze Inn
5 reviews
21.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Ridges at Village Creek
7 reviews
18.72 km away
Parker Pioneer Homestead
9 reviews
28.10 km away
Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
5 reviews
29.89 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
wns
10 September 2017|
Answer
Response from ADPT-Region3 | Property representative |
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
0
Votes