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Smackover, Arkansas: Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

Here, natural resources = oil. Features an indoor replica 1920s boomtown and a Mapparium-style globe-dome with oil fields lit by tiny lights.

Address:
4087 Smackover Hwy, Smackover, AR
Directions:
A couple of miles southeast of town, on the north side of AR-7/Smackover Hwy.
Hours:
W-Sa 8-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
870-725-2877
Admission:
Free
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Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources features an indoor replica of a 1920s boomtown, with working oil field equipment.

[Stephaney Tucker, 04/15/2023]

Out back there is a 112-foot-high drilling derrick and a pump jack. Indoors, visitors will see old gas pumps and a Mapparium-style globe-dome with oil fields illuminated by tiny lights.


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