Ponca Elk Education Center, Ponca

4.5
#41 of 75 in Museums in Arkansas
The Ponca Elk Education center opened its doors in 2002 as part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in an effort to provide the public education about the sizeable elk herd that lives here in the Buffalo River area. Admission to all AGFC nature centers and education centers is free thanks to the 1/8th-cent Conservation Sales Tax. The center features a fun, interactive exhibit room, gift shop, visitor information, a wraparound deck overlooking Ponca creek, picnic tables and a pavilion, and meeting space. The facility is available for group programs scheduled in advance, as well. The Ponca Elk Education Center is situated conveniently off of Highway 43 in Ponca, Arkansas. Elk are frequently seen year-round grazing in the grassy fields along Highways 43 and 21 South in Boxley Valley. Dawn and dusk are the best times for viewing.
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  • We stopped in for another visit and was pleased to see the small arts and craft vendors set up outside the center. Several very nice vendors so my wife jumped into the shopping mode. The center is sma...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Lots of displays with sound and things to touch! Very informative with a nice gift shop that has lots of educational things for sale. They also provide information about the area...  more »
  • Nice education center that kids would find interesting and helpful. Nice simple hands on exhibits that peak your interest in the wildlife of the area.  more »
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  • Such a fun little stop kids and adults alike and a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to make your visit to this part of the Buffalo National River a real treat
  • Great place to entertain your kids!
  • Good place for you and your kids
  • Beautiful, didn't see elk this time
  • Neat place...
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