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MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
Ranked #19 of 108 things to do in Little Rock
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History relates the military heritage of Arkansas and its citizens to a diverse and widespread audience. Located in the historic Arsenal Building in MacArthur Park--one of Central Arkansas's oldest surviving structures and the birthplace of one of this country's foremost military heroes--the museum collects, preserves, and interprets our state's rich military past from its territorial period to the present. Admission to the museum is free.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I enjoyed seeing many of the areas they had on display. Though it is mostly based on Arkansas and their historical people, it was still enjoyable to see things even though I am not from Arkansas.

I enjoyed the video they had and seeing all the interesting history.

It is free, which is really nice, although everyone in my family agreed a donation was well worth it.

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Glad we went. Not crowded at all. Some interesting things about the Civil War and the Black Seminoles that I'd never heard of.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is a nice historic site for a quick visit. Been a while since I have seen the exhibits offered. The grounds are lovely and it sits in the Quapaw Historic District. Lots of lovely homes in the area to see.

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

This historic building and grounds has so much history. From the civil war to WWII. Nothing fancy, just simple history of Arkansas' role in these battles. Take about 2-3 hours to see the building, grounds and movie on Gen. McArthur, who was born on these grounds.

1  Thank Tom A
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Stephan M, Director at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for the rating and for coming out to visit! We are glad you had a good experience here and we hope you come back to visit again.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

This museum is housed in a beautiful building that was the birthplace of Gen Douglas MacArthur. It had a lot of information on Arkansans in Wars from the Civil War through Vietnam, as well as a room and film dedicated to Gen MacArthur. We enjoyed the exhibits on war posters from both WWI and WWII and seeing the jeep. In the Civil War area they have a beautiful stained glass window dedicated to David Dowd a boy spy for the Confederacy. Outside, they have a stone monument to him, also. On the grounds, there are also a Korean War Memorial and a Confederate memorial. It was well worth the visit.

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Stephan M, Director at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are especially happy that you enjoyed the jeep-- it seems to be a crowd-pleaser! Hope you'll come visit us again. Thank you for the kind words.

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