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Why go there?

The Arkansas Post National Memorial commemorates the complex history of several cultures and time periods along the Arkansas River: the Quapaw, French settlers who were the first colonists to inhabit the small entrepôt, the short period of Spanish rule, an American Revolutionary War skirmish in 1783, the settlement's role as the first territorial capital of Arkansas, and finally its transformation into a state park in 1918.

About the Park

  • Historical

  • Museum

  • Guided tours

  • Fishing

  • Visitor center

  • Bird and wildlife viewing

  • Walking trails

  • Exhibits

  • Picnicking

  • Ranger programs

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