There is a wealth of history in Arkansas, so why not explore one key aspect of it at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources?
Situated in the midst of the historic sixty square mile Smackover Oil Field, and one mile south of the oil rich town of Smackover, The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources represents all of Arkansas's natural resources, AND is also dedicated to the pioneers of south Arkansas's oil and brine industries.
Whilst the oil fields of the state no longer play a leading role in the nation's destiny, at the museum you can learn all about the events surrounding the oil boom, with a focus on the dreams of the nation on south Arkansas.
Kids can learn about the industries prior to the discovery of oil in 1921, and how timber and cotton were the economic future through the 25,000 sq ft exhibit center,, and education center.
Also at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is a Woodland Walk, and a Tinkering Studio for those little ones, where blinking lights, rolling marbles, flying machines and contraptions are there to be enjoyed!
Great for some scientific discovery during your family day out in Smackover!
So are you ready to enjoy a day of history, learning, discovery and hands-on fun at this educational museum? You never know just what you will discover, so let's go!
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From Little Rock: Take U. S. 167 to Fordyce, continue U. S. 79 to Camden and follow State Highway 7 to the Museum. From Memphis: Take I-40 to Little Rock and follow Little Rock directions. From Fort Smith: Take I-40 to Little Rock and follow Little Rock directions. From El Dorado: Take State Highway 7 ten miles north to the Museum. From Texarkana: Take U. S. 82 to El Dorado. Follow El Dorado directions. From Ruston, LA and I-20: Take U. S. 167 north to El Dorado and Highway 7 to the Museum.
The Exhibit Center and Oil Field Park are fully accessible. There are two wheelchairs on site
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8am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 1pm - 5pm Sunday
Open year round, closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day & New Years Day
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