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Very informative and neat things to see about the history of lake and dam.

We went by there on a rainy morning waiting for skies to clear. We learned alot about the history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CAROLL1037
Stopped by to Check it Out

Very nice and informative. Staff is friendly and helpful. They always know the best places to eat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nandan1993
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Situated on a high point, the Bull Shoals - White River State Park's James A Gaston Visitor Center offers sweeping views of the White River, Bull Shoals Dam, and the Bull Shoals Lake. The center's Exhibit Hall, lobby, gift shop and Johnboat Theater...more
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153 Dam Overlook Ln, Bull Shoals, AR 72619-2845
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went by there on a rainy morning waiting for skies to clear. We learned alot about the history of lake and making of dam. We also learned about the kinds of fish and how they came to be there.

Thank CAROLL1037
CrystalB2083, Desk Clerk Manager at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Carol We are so glad you stopped and visited with us. Looking forward for your return and visit again. Thank you so much. Hope you have a marvelous day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and informative. Staff is friendly and helpful. They always know the best places to eat and things to do.

Thank nandan1993
CrystalB2083, Desk Clerk Manager at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Nandan, We are so glad you stopped by and glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see again. Have a marvelous day.

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful visitor center. The people who work there are too notch and very helpful! The views of the dam is unbelievable!!

Thank Angela H
Crystal B, Desk Clerk Manager at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Good Morning Angela, I am so thankful you got to visit with us. Hope you come back soon. Thank You for the awesome post on the Visitor center. You have a marvelous day.

Reviewed July 11, 2018

Great views! Beautiful, well maintained facility! Cool fish tanks, very informative on wildlife. Cute gift shop!

Thank outdoorcrystal
Crystal B, Desk Clerk Manager at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Hello Crystal, I am so thankful you got to come and visit with us. Thank you for your awesome comment about the visitor center. We look forward to seeing you again. You have a marvelous day!

Reviewed July 11, 2018

cool.educational,gifts,nice views,seen a chipmunk on the grounds. bathrooms,family time,friendly staff

Thank Kenneth N Janet H
Crystal B, Desk Clerk Manager at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Good morning Kenneth and Janet, We are so thankful that you got to visit with us. Would just like to say thank you for your awesome comment on our visitor center. Look forward to seeing you again and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is simply a beautiful visitor center that locals should absolutely be proud of. This facility is beautifully designed, well kept and staffed, and offers some great information on things to do, the history of the area, and programs. Must stop in here to have...More

Thank Valerie B
Crystal B, Desk Clerk Manager at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

We are so thankful that you got to come see us here at the Visitor Center. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your positive feed back. It is people like you that keeps up and running.

Reviewed May 29, 2018

Beautiful facility and views. Great little museum. Cool AC on a hot day!! All in all an awesome rest stop!

Thank Kelly B
Crystal B, Desk Clerk manager at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Just would like to thank you for your visit and your nice comment about our facility. Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed December 21, 2017

Very informative on the history of the area , and the construction of the Bull Shoals Dam. Numerous artifacts from early times before the dam was built

Thank Jim8275
Crystal B, Desk Clerk at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Mr. Jim, Thank you for your review. We are glad you stopped by and we hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed December 4, 2017

What a wonderful Visitor Center documenting the development of the Bull Shoal's Dam and the White river area. Amazing overview of the dam and the river downstream. Great exhibits to view.

Thank Miatazum
Crystal B, Desk Clerk at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Mr. Miatazum, We appreciate you visiting our facility and very glad you enjoyed the history of The Bull Shoals Dam.

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Our daughter and son in law were married at the James A. Gaston Visitor Center. The staff was friendly and helpful. The amenities were perfect for a wedding. There were plenty of dressing rooms and space. The wedding was outside on the patio. The views...More

Thank karajwigger
Crystal B, Desk Clerk at James A. Gaston Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for choosing The James A. Gaston Visitor as your venue. We greatly appreciate you.

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Response from CrystalB2083 | Property representative |
Hello, Our summer hours are 8 am to 8 pm. (May 16 till the day after Labor day). Winter months are 8 am to 5 pm. I hope you have a marvelous day.
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