What to know
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in Wilson, Arkansas, exhibits a nationally renowned collection from the Nodena site. This was a 15-acre palisaded village that once thrived on the Mississippi River in what is today Mississippi County. Hampson Archeological Museum interprets the lifestyles of this farming-based civilization that lived there from A.D. 1400 to 1650. Artifacts and exhibits share the story of this early aboriginal population of farmers who cultivated crops and supplemented their food resources with hunting native game while developing its art, religion, and political structure along with a thriving trading network. This remarkable collection owes its preservation to the late Dr. James K. Hampson and his family.
Take a tour of the virtual museum of 3D artifacts selected from our collections.
Plan Your Adventure
Wednesday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (except for Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July when required)
Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
- (0.2 miles) The Louis Hotel
- (0.2 miles) Wilson Cafe and Tavern
- (9.3 miles) Pizza Hut
- (9.3 miles) Bowle's Bar-B-Que
- (9.3 miles) The Sandbar Grille
- (9.4 miles) A Taste of Heaven
- (12.8 miles) Hog Pen Barbecue
- (16.6 miles) Fat Daddy Bar B Que
- (16.6 miles) Molcajete Mexican Restaurant
- (16.6 miles) Mi Taqueria y Tienda
- (18.7 miles) Clara's Midway Cafe