Arkansas Post National Memorial, Gillett

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#46 of 77 in Nature in Arkansas
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  • We stopped in here while traveling from Vicksburg to Little Rock. The site is definitely out of the way but it’s a gem of a historic spot. The visitor center has some small but informative interpretiv...  more »
  • We took an extra day so we could drive from Hot Springs, Arkansas to Arkansas Post NM and I'm really glad we did! I would very much recommend it!  more »
  • Trading post established here in 1686 by Henri de Tonti (well before Natchez and New Orleans were settled). During the American Revolution, Indians (paid by the British) & British partisans attacked t...  more »
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  • A well organized and polite staff combined with a surprisingly well done video for this modern era made me stay at the center for longer than I expected. Be aware there is a state park that is much less exciting very near and much less exciting (thus not to be confused), so come here. Lots to see, good video summary of the history and markers for the Civil War fort location (under the river but showed where and great details). Would recommend fully if you're interested in French and Indian history or US civil war and passing through with some time on your hands.
  • This place is extremely important to the history of Arkansas and the opening of the Louisiana Territory after the Louisiana Purchase. The early remnants of the village is interesting. The story if the battle fought there during the Revolution and the battle during the War Between The States are little known, but have a very fascinating perspective. I also found the Spanish style fortification to be a srartling contrast to the English style. Well worth the visit.
  • Really neat place with a ton of history! The visitor's center closes at 5, but the grounds stay open until dark. Make sure you get there in time to see the twenty minute video; it will give you a great overview of the place. The old town section is interesting - still a foundation or two remaining. Lots of birds all over the park. Saw some armadillos on the nature trail. The bayou trail was scenic; be careful of alligators (didn't see any) and mosquitos! I also heard there are ticks. So, probably double up on the bug spray. The rangers are very nice and were available for all kinds of questions!
  • Quiet, peaceful, beautiful birds soaring over Arkansas River.
  • A very remote National Park Service unit, Arkansas Post National Memorial commemorates the first European settlement built in what is now Arkansas. The site consists of a visitor center, town site and a few short nature trails. The place can be explored in an hour-90 minutes max.
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