List of museums in Arkansas

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This list of museums in Arkansas is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Location Region Area of study Summary
Altus Heritage House Museum Altus Arkansas River Valley Region Local history information, original German-American State Bank, circa 19th century, with early coal mining equipment, local history
Arkansas Air Museum Fayetteville The Ozarks Aviation website
Arkansas Arts Center Little Rock Little Rock Central Area Art
Arkansas Country Doctor Museum Lincoln The Ozarks Medical website
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame Pine Bluff Arkansas Delta Hall of fame - Entertainers information
Arkansas Governor's Mansion Little Rock Little Rock Central Area Historic house
Arkansas Historic Wine Museum Paris Arkansas River Valley Region Industry - Wine making website
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum North Little Rock Little Rock Central Area Maritime Features the submarine USS Razorback (SS-394)
Arkansas Museum of Discovery Little Rock Little Rock Central Area Science
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources Smackover Arkansas Timberlands Industry - Petroleum Petroleum industry in Arkansas
Arkansas National Guard Museum North Little Rock Little Rock Central Area Military - National Guard website
Arkansas Post National Memorial Gillett Arkansas Delta History Commemorates key events at the site: first semi-permanent European settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley (1686); an American Revolutionary War skirmish (1783); the first territorial capital of Arkansas (1819–1821); and the American Civil War Battle of Fort Hindman (1863)
Arkansas Railroad Museum Pine Bluff Arkansas Delta Railroad
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum North Little Rock Arkansas Timberlands Sports Features men, women and teams from a variety of sports, includes inductees from each of the 78 counties in Arkansas
Arkansas River Visitor Center Russellville Arkansas River Valley Region Natural history website
Arkansas State University Museum Jonesboro Arkansas Delta Multiple website, natural history and cultural heritage
Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Pine Bluff Arkansas Delta Multiple Emphasis on Arkansas and African-American artists, hands-on science exhibits
Aviation Cadet Museum Eureka Springs The Ozarks Military website
Baum Gallery Conway Little Rock Central Area Art website, art gallery of University of Central Arkansas
Baxter County Heritage Museum Gassville The Ozarks History website
Bella Vista Historical Museum Bella Vista The Ozarks Local history information
Belle Museum and Chapel Charleston Arkansas River Valley Region Local history website
Blythe's Museum Waldron Ouachita Mountains Multiple information, information, Native American artifacts, firearms, weapons
Bob Burns Museum Van Buren Arkansas River Valley Region Historic house - Biography radio humorist, home is the museum, information, information, information
Boone County Heritage Museum Harrison The Ozarks Local history website, operated by the Boone County Historical & Railroad Society, antique collections, pioneer life, railroad and Civil War artifacts, local history collections
Bradley House Museum Jasper The Ozarks Historic house website, operated by the Newton County Historical Society
Bud Walton Arena Razorback Sports Museum Fayetteville The Ozarks Sports information
Carroll County Heritage Museum Berryville The Ozarks Local history website, operated by the Carroll County Historical Society
Central Delta Depot Museum Brinkley Arkansas Delta Local history Operated by the Central Delta Historical Society, showcases the importance of the Louisiana Purchase, the impact of the railroad era and the local history of the delta region
Central High School National Historic Site Little Rock Little Rock Central Area History History of the Little Rock Nine and forced desegregation in Arkansas
Clayton House Fort Smith Arkansas River Valley Region Historic house information, Victorian Renaissance baroque mansion
Cleburne County Historical Society Museum Heber Springs The Ozarks Local history website
Clinton Birthplace Museum Hope Arkansas Timberlands Historic house - Biographical website
Clinton House Museum Fayetteville The Ozarks Historic house - Biographical Early home of Bill and Hillary Clinton
Clover Bend Museum Clover Bend Arkansas Delta Local history website, farmstead exhibits and local history
Crater of Diamonds State Park Murfreesboro Arkansas Timberlands Geology - Gems Visitors can sift soil for diamonds, agate, garnet, amethyst, and other gems
Cross County Museum Wynne Arkansas Delta Local history website, operated by the Cross County Historical Society
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Bentonville The Ozarks Art Features American art from the Colonial era to contemporary work
Dallas County Museum Fordyce Arkansas Timberlands History website
Daisy Airgun Museum Rogers The Ozarks Commodity - Airguns website
Darby House Fort Smith Arkansas River Valley Region Biographical information, home of World War II General William Orlando Darby
Delta Cultural Center Helena Arkansas Delta History
Delta Rivers Nature Center Pine Bluff Arkansas Delta Nature center website
Drew County Historical Museum Monticello Arkansas Delta Local history information, information
Eddie Mae Herron Center Pocahontas Arkansas Delta African American website, museum, education, community, heritage and cultural center about African Americans in Randolph County
Ernie's Museum on Black Arkansans Little Rock Little Rock Central Area African American website, also called EMOBA - The Museum of Black Arkansans and Performing Arts Center, contributions of black Arkansans
Evans Museum Paris Arkansas River Valley Region Commodity information, military items from past wars, dolls, Indian artifacts, and toys
Eureka Springs Historical Museum Eureka Springs The Ozarks History website
Fargo Agricultural School Museum Fargo Arkansas Delta History website, information, information
Faulkner County Museum Conway Little Rock Central Area Local history website
Fort Smith Air Museum Fort Smith Arkansas River Valley Region Aviation website, located at Fort Smith Regional Airport, honors pioneer and military aviators from western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma
Fort Smith Museum of History Fort Smith Arkansas River Valley Region History website
Fort Smith National Historic Site Fort Smith Arkansas River Valley Region Fort
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum Fort Smith Arkansas River Valley Region Art website, Fort Smith's first art museum. Will open to the public January 19, 2013. Will be equipped to facilitate nationally and internationally recognized traveling exhibits. The museum will also offer educational programs and special events for adults and children.
Fort Smith Trolley Museum Fort Smith Arkansas River Valley Region Railroad - Trolley
Frog Fantasies Museum Eureka Springs The Ozarks Frogs website
Gallery Mint Museum Eureka Springs The Ozarks Industry website
Gann Museum Benton Little Rock Central Area History website information
Grant County Museum Sheridan Little Rock Central Area Local history website, special exhibits include the Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company Museum, a Civil War Red River Expedition room, automobiles and military vehicles
Gravette Historical Museum Gravette The Ozarks History information
Guitar Museum Jacksonville Little Rock Central Area Music website, vintage guitars & amps, w/large display of Cowboy Guitars circa 1930s - 1950s.
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park Wilson Arkansas Delta Archaeology Collection of early American aboriginal artifacts from the Nodena Site
Headquarters House Museum Fayetteville The Ozarks Historic house - History website, 1853 period home, exhibits related to Civil War battle, operated by the Washington County Historical Society
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center Piggott Arkansas Delta History Barn-studio associated with author Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer; focus on area life and literature in the 1920s and 1930s
Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County Mount Ida Ouachita Mountains Local history website
Historic Arkansas Museum Little Rock Little Rock Central Area History
Historic Washington State Park Washington Arkansas Timberlands Open air Also known as Old Washington Historic State Park, over 30 historic buildings
Hot Springs National Park Hot Springs Ouachita Mountains Historic site Includes early 20th century period Fordyce Bathhouse museum
Hunter-Coulter Museum Ashdown Arkansas Timberlands History website, information
Jacksonport State Park Washington Arkansas Timberlands Multiple includes African American History Exhibit, Courthouse Museum, Mary Woods No. 2 Riverboat, freshwater pearling exhibit
Jacksonville Museum of Military History Jacksonville Little Rock Central Area History website, includes Arkansas military history from the civil war through Iraq, with a special emphasis on Little Rock AFB, plus the Arkansas Ordnance Plant.
Jacob Wolf House Norfork The Ozarks Historic house website, oldest public structure in Arkansas, two story log house
Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum Hot Springs Ouachita Mountains Wax museum website
Klipsch Conference Room & Museum Hope Arkansas Timberlands History website
Lakeport Plantation Chicot County Arkansas Delta Historic house The only remaining Arkansas Antebellum Plantation Home on the Mississippi River; owned and operated by Arkansas State University.
Lepanton Museum Lepanto Arkansas Delta Local history website
Little Rock Central High School Little Rock Little Rock Central Area History
Logan County Museum Paris Arkansas River Valley Region Local history information, housed in a restored jail
Lonoke County Museum Lonoke Little Rock Central Area Civil War website, dioramas and weapons from the Civil War
Lowell Historical Museum Lowell The Ozarks History website
Lower White River Museum State Park Des Arc Arkansas Delta Local history website, river's influence on area history, industry and agriculture
Lum & Abner Museum & Jot 'Em Down Store Pine Ridge Arkansas Timberlands Media website, memorabilia from Lum & Abner radio show from 1903s and 1940s
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History Little Rock Little Rock Central Area Military
Mammoth Spring State Park Mammoth Spring The Ozarks History
Marine Corps Legacy Museum Harrison The Ozarks Military
Marked Tree Delta Area Museum Marked Tree Arkansas Delta Local history information, historical, general store and 4 room replication of the old Verser Hospital in Harrisburg, changing exhibits
Mark Martin Museum Batesville The Ozarks Automobile racing - Biography website, article; focuses on Mark Martin's car racing career; attached to his Ford dealership
McCollum-Chidester House Museum Camden Arkansas Timberlands Historic house website
Mena Depot Center Mena Ouachita Mountains History information, information, Brief history of Mena, also known as Kansas City/Southern Historical Railroad Museum
Mid-America Science Museum Hot Springs Ouachita Mountains Science Hands-on science exhibits
Morrilton Depot Museum Morrilton Little Rock Central Area History website
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Little Rock Little Rock Central Area Ethnic - African American
Museum at Cabot High School Cabot Little Rock Central Area History website
Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie Stuttgart Arkansas Delta Open air website, pioneer and farm life, agriculture, tractors, store displays, collections of antiques, duck calls and decoys, school house, fire house
Museum of Automobiles Morrilton Little Rock Central Area Transportation - Automobiles website
Museum of Chicot County Arkansas Lake Village Arkansas Delta History website
Museum of Earth History Eureka Springs The Ozarks Religious
Museum of Prehistory & History Russellville Arkansas River Valley Region History website, part of Arkansas Tech University
Nevada County Depot and Museum Prescott Arkansas Timberlands Local history website, exhibits include Louisiana Purchase, Indian pottery, early settlements and settlers of Nevada County, Civil War, agriculture and railroads, electric meters, and fire fighting equipment
New Rocky Comfort Museum Foreman Arkansas Timberlands History website
Old Jail Museum Greenwood Arkansas River Valley Region Historic site website
Old Independence Regional Museum Batesville The Ozarks Local history website
Old State House (Little Rock) Little Rock Little Rock Central Area Historic site
Ozark Folk Center Mountain View The Ozarks Living history
Ozark Heritage Arts Center & Museum Leslie The Ozarks Multiple website, art gallery, oral histories
Parkin Archeological State Park Parkin Arkansas Delta Archaeology
Pea Ridge Historical Museum Pea Ridge The Ozarks Local history website, operated by the Pea Ridge Historical Society
Pea Ridge National Military Park Garfield The Ozarks Military
Peel Mansion Museum Bentonville The Ozarks Historic house website
Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum Pine Bluff Arkansas Delta Local history information. Formerly Pine Bluff Union Station.
Plantation Agriculture Museum Scott Little Rock Central Area Agriculture - Plantation website, cotton agriculture and farming life
Potts Inn Museum Pottsville The Ozarks Historic house information, information
Powhatan Historic State Park Powhatan Arkansas Delta History Features the 1888 Powhatan courthouse which served as the home of county government from 1888-1963, other historic structures
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park Prairie Grove The Ozarks Military - Civil War 1862 battle site and museum about the Battle of Prairie Grove
Randolph County Heritage Museum Pocahontas Arkansas Delta Local history website, historic artifacts, folk art, archeological artifacts recovered from the site of the town of Davidsonville, Arksansas
Rogers Historical Museum Rogers The Ozarks History website
Saunders Memorial Museum Berryville The Ozarks Commodity website, firearms, knives, Victorian clothing, accessories, textiles and furniture
Sevier County Historical Society Museum De Queen Arkansas Timberlands History website
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Springdale The Ozarks History
Siloam Springs Museum Siloam Springs The Ozarks History website
South Arkansas Arts Center El Dorado Arkansas Timberlands Art website
Southern Tenant Farmers Museum Tyronza Arkansas Delta Agriculture website
Stephens Art Gallery Clarksville Arkansas River Valley Region Art website, part of the Walton Fine Arts Center at the University of the Ozarks
St. Francis County Museum Forrest City Arkansas Delta History website
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park Scott Little Rock Central Area Archaeology - Native American
Tontitown Historical Museum Tontitown The Ozarks History website
Turner Neal Museum of Natural History Monticello Arkansas Delta Natural history website, part of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, also Pomeroy Planetarium
Two Rivers Museum Ashdown Arkansas Timberlands History website
UAM Galleries Monticello Arkansas Delta Art website, part of the University of Arkansas at Monticello
University Museum and Cultural Center Pine Bluff Arkansas Delta History website, part of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
U.S. Marshals Service National Museum Fort Smith Arkansas River Valley Region Military website, planned museum
Van Buren County Historical Society Museum Clinton The Ozarks Local history website
Wal-Mart Visitor's Center Bentonville The Ozarks Historic store website
White River National Wildlife Refuge DeWitt Arkansas Delta Natural history
William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park Little Rock Little Rock Central Area History

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Band Museum". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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