Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

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Oil Field Park is located by the museum...
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Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources...
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Exhibits in the museum...
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Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources...
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Pass through a simulated core shaft ...
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Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources exhibits...

What to know

South Arkansas is home to the unique story of the 1920s oil boom. Walking the grounds of the state park, you’ll see working oil field equipment used in the area, including a replica of a 112-foot derrick and a central power station that could pull up to 15 wells. Inside the museum, tour a reproduction of a boomtown with an old jail and café. The streets are lined with vintage trucks and gas pumps. Watch a short film in the theater, and view exhibits on the origins of oil and how to drill for it. Admission to the museum is free. Special events include Chautauqua, Tinker Fest, Fall Fest, and a Holiday Lights Extravaganza. The museum is on Ark. 7, two miles south of Smackover.

Make Your Reservation

Meeting Rooms

Indoor Meeting Room
For details on this facility, please contact the park at 870-725-2877 or [email protected]
Per Use: $125.00
Meeting Room
For details on this facility, please contact the park at 870-725-2877 or [email protected]
Per Use: $80.00

Outdoor Space

Outdoor Group Area
For details on this facility, please contact the park at 870-725-2877 or [email protected]
Per Use: $75.00
4087 Smackover Hwy.
Smackover, AR 71762
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