Southwest Places in the Area

 1  Maynard Pioneer Museum & Park
Housed in a century-old log cabin; depicts rural life in the late 1800s. Features a park with three pavilions, barbecue pits, playground and RV hook-ups. Ark.
328 W., Maynard. 870-647-2701. Seerandolphcounty.com.

Jacksonport State Park  2  Jacksonport State Park
Features an 1872 courthouse with exhibits on local history and tours of the Mary Woods No. 2 river-boat, the White River’s last working paddlewheel boat. At press time, the Mary Woods No. 2 was being restored and closed to the public. Please call ahead for tour information.
Ark. 69 north of Newport. 870-523-2143. Arkansasstateparks.com.



 3  Old Independence Regional Museum
View exhibits on Native Americans, Civil War history, railroad and automotive industries and more.
380 S. 9th St., Batesville. 870-793-2121. Oirm.org.

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park  4  Ozark Folk Center
Living museum state park preserves traditional pioneer skills, such as quilting, blacksmithing, pottery, weaving and other cabin crafts. Workshops offered year-round. Features 60 cabins, a conference center, restaurant, theater, general store, gift shops and herb garden on-site. Off Ark. 5, 9 and 14 near Mountain View. 870-269-3851. Ozarkfolkcenter.com.



Arkansas Air Museum  5  Thomas Tunstall Family Graves
Monuments located at the north end of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Sulphur Rock mark the graves of the Arkansas pioneer and his family.








 6  Historic Washington State Park
A 19th-century restoration village preserving Arkansas’s Confederate capital from 1863-65 and the state’s largest collection of antebellum homes open to the public. Interpretive programs and tours offered daily. Restaurant, re-created blacksmith shop, weapons and printing museums, and horse-drawn surrey rides are also on-site. U.S. 278, Washington. 870-983-2684. Historicwashingtonstatepark.com. Back To Top


 18  Old State House Museum
Built in 1836, it is the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi and now serves as a museum of Arkansas history.
300 W. Markham, Little Rock. 501-324-9685. Oldstatehouse.com.



 22  Jacksonville Military History Museum
Explores both the battlefield and the home front with exhibits covering the Civil War era to modern conflicts. Specific displays include the Civil War Battle of Reed’s Bridge and WWII-era artifacts, posters and the Mighty-Mite, the smallest jeep ever produced. 100 Veterans Cr., Jacksonville. 501-241-1943. Jaxmilitarymuseum.org.

 23  Lonoke County Museum
Displays county history including a diorama of the Civil War Battle of Brownsville.
215 S.E. Front St., Lonoke. 501-676-6750.

MacArthur Museum of Military History  33  Davidsonville Historic State Park
One of the state’s earliest outposts, Davidsonville faded away before the Civil War. Features a park with camping, lake and river fishing, trails, pavilions and playgrounds.
Ark. 166 S., near Pocahontas. 870-892-4708. Arkansasstateparks.com.





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MacArthur Museum of Military History  34  Overlook Park
Features a Civil War Memorial Walk where six markers interpret the role Pocahontas and Randolph County played in the Civil War, including the years when Pocahontas served as the headquarters for the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederacy. Ark. 67, downtown Pocahontas. Seerandolphcounty.com.




Museum of Native American History Fort Smith National Historic Site Rogers Historical Museum Blue Spring Heritage Center Lake Dardanelle State Park Phillips County Museum Delta Cultural Center Marlsgate Plantation Lonoke County Museum Jacksonville Military History Museum Mount Nebo State Park Old State House Museum National Cemetery MacArthur Museum of Military History Scott Plantation Settlement Confederate Cemetery Image Map Museum of Native American History Pea Ridge National Military Park Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park The Headquarters House Arkansas Air Museum Ozark Military Museum National Cemetery Lake Dardanelle State Park Mount Nebo State Park Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park Crowley’s Ridge State Park Overlook Park Davidsonville Historic State Park Thomas Tunstall Family Graves Jacksonport State Park Old Independence Regional Museum Bell’s Route Segment Confederate Cemetery Phillips County Museum Jacksonville Military History Museum Lonoke County Museum Marlsgate Plantation Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Old State House Museum Arkansas Railroad Museum Grant County Museum/Heritage Village Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks National Cemetery Scott Plantation Settlement MacArthur Museum of Military History Visitors Center and Museum Oakland Cemetery Nevada County Depot Museum Historic Washington State Park White Oak Lake State Park McCollum-Chidester House Prairie Grove Campaign Pea Ridge Campaign Little Rock Campaign Attack on Pine Bluff Confederate Approaches to Helena Camden Expedition Price's Raid Cabell's Route to Fayetteville Maynard Pioneer Museum & Park Overlook Park Ozark Folk Center Old State House Museum Lonoke County Museum Davidsonville Historic State Park Historic Washington State Park Jacksonville Military History Museum Jacksonport State Park Old Independence Regional Museum Thomas Tunstall Family Graves Maynard Pioneer Museum & Park Bell’s Route Segment Confederate Cemetery Phillips County Museum Pea Ridge National Military Park Rogers Historical Museum Delta Cultural Center Lake Dardanelle State Park Mount Nebo State Park Lonoke County Museum Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Fort Smith National Historic Site North Shore Riverwalk Jacksonville Military History Museum MacArthur Museum of Military History Marlsgate Plantation Old State House Museum National Cemetery Scott Plantation Settlement Blue Spring Heritage Center National Cemetery The Headquarters House Ozark Military Museum Arkansas Air Museum Rogers Historical Museum