Arkansas Post National Memorial, Gillett

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  • July 9, 2017
    Wonderful stop. Be sure to watch the video they offer in the theater about the history here. It's an amazing stop along the way and the staff are just phenomenal! Our favorite is Gabrielle Clemons! Sh...  more »
  • June 16, 2017
    We almost skipped Arkansas Post because it was out of our way, but as it turned out the extra miles and time was well worth it. First of all, approaching from west requires a scenic drive on the levee...  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    If you are anywhere near the Arkansas Post, it is worth your time. The memorial has a small museum and is at one of the sites of the Post, which was founded by French explorers as the first trading po...  more »
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  • May 18, 2017
    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!
  • March 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    Always love going fishing here and watching the gators
  • May 22, 2015
    AWESOME ARKANSAS HISTORY~ My dad started taking me & my cousins there as children, I am now 42 years old & I've taken nieces, nephews, lots of friends over the years & now my husband & I take our son there; he is 6 years old & we are going to start this year taking our nieces & nephews there. Be sure to see it all, the part at the beginning of the road & then the post at the end of the road. My dad worked construction & lived in the area for many many years & would donate artifacts as he found them in the area. Great place to go spend some time & have a picnic. They have a video at the visitors center at the post, only takes a few minutes. I personally like the original one from when I was younger & it was replaced probably 17 + years ago, this one is good too but I personally like the one I grew up on ha ha, nostalgia. Go~Enjoy~Have Fun~Learn~ Experience~Arkansas' first capital!
  • June 10, 2017
    Great place

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