Parkin Archeological State Park
Parkin Archeological State Park in eastern Arkansas at Parkin preserves and interprets the Parkin site on the St. Francis River where a 17-acre Mississippi Period, American Indian village was located from A.D. 1000 to 1600. A large platform mound on the river bank remains. The site is important for understanding the history and prehistory of northeast Arkansas. There were once many archeological sites similar to Parkin throughout this region, but they did not survive as eastern Arkansas was settled.
Many scholars believe the Parkin site is the American Indian village of Casqui visited by the expedition of Hernando de Soto in 1541, and written about in his chronicles.
Awesome staff, very personable, helpful, and knowledgeable! The visitor center is full of interesting displays. Make sure to watch the short video about the site before going outdoors. Well worth the trip, nice walk around the site.
Beautiful place, inside and out! Knowledgeable park staff! Impressive collection of information and artifacts! My daughter loved it and it held her attention for hours! We will definitely be making another trip!
Intriguing history surrounding this park. Highly recommended if your the "ghost hunter" type. Lots of "interesting" vibrations here...
Excellent facility, well maintained....good documentary and relic displays.
Great place to go and allow kids to play
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