Located in northeast Arkansas, the Hampson Archeological Museum State Park exhibits a nationally renowned collection from a nearby historic site, so are you ready to see history come to life right in front of your eyes?
The site we're talking about is the Nodena site, which is a 15 acre palisaded village that once thrived on a bend of the Mississippi River (in what is actually today Mississippi County).
It's at the Hampson Archeological Museum where you can learn about the lifestyles of the farming-based communities that lived in the region from as early as 1400 AD, right through to 1650 AD.
Kids can see a whole other way of life, and come face to face with real artifacts that were used by these peoples who lived off the land so many hundreds of years before us.
Those artifacts and the exhibits share the story of these early aboriginal populations of farmers who spent their lives cultivating crops and supplemented their food resources while hunting native game.
Through these objects you can also see how these communities developed their art, as well as religion and political structure, along with a thriving trading network.
With free admission, why not explore the fascinating past of Arkansas and those who built their lives on the land hundreds of years ago, offering an invaluable learning experience for kids!