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Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park

490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott, Arkansas 72142 USA

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Opens Fri 8a

A National Historic Landmark, the Toltec Mounds site comprises one of the largest and most impressive archeological sites in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Preserved here are Arkansas's tallest American Indian mounds. Three mounds remain where 18 once stood surrounded by an earthen embankment eight to ten feet in height, a portion of which is still visible today. These ancient earthworks are the remains of the late-Woodland thru early-Mississippian Period ceremonial and governmental complex which was inhabited here from A.D. 650 to 1050. The park visitor center features exhibits including artifacts from the site, an A/V theater, and archeological research laboratory. A meeting room and enclosed pavilion (with restrooms) that overlooks the mounds are available for rent.  Take a self-guided tour on the 3/4-mile barrier-free trail or 1.6-mile turf trail, or a guided tour by reservation. Park interpreters lead guided tours and programs throughout the week by group reservation and at scheduled times on Saturdays.  The archeological site/research station is cooperatively managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey. The Toltec Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, a unit of the University of Arkansas system, and its laboratory are housed in the park visitor center. Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is one of Arkansas's two archeological sites cooperatively managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey as both a state park and an archeological research station. The other is Parkin Archeological State Park at Parkin.

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Reviewed by
chadharrold

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 29, 2016

Great cultural stop to learn about the past. Unexpected results. Stop here for a surprise tale.

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Reviewed by
Barb

  • 14 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 06, 2017
Rated 5.0

The only down side is that we went in the summer and it was scorching! We walked the trails to the mounds. There is a small museum and gift shop onsite too. Beautiful place.

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Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park

490 Toltec Mounds Road
Scott, Arkansas
72142 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tue - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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