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Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

490 Toltec Mounds Road

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 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.


Brian Golden

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Nice education and visitor center with a short movie and various displays. Two easy hikes available, one that is paved throughout. Dont miss the boardwalk behind the larger mound.

Dennis Simpson

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
As usual in Arkansas and most other states state parks are one of the greatest values around... In the state of Arkansas all state parks are free and the Toltec Mounds is no exception but it is an exceptional Place prehistoric and I mean prehistoric tens of thousands of years ago Indians lived here built large Mounds on this incredibly fertile Plains on the Delta live near the Arkansas River and were able to harvest a great livelihood and sustain themselves for Millennia... Although little is known about the people the state of Arkansas has spent a great deal of time and energy trying to must have been exceptional use of our tax dollars

Irene Flick

Friday, May 18, 2018
It a very beautiful place to visit. Very relaxing. Very educational.

Scott Denton

Friday, April 13, 2018
I visited this place as a teenager and enjoyed it a lot. So I took my grandkids out there on spring break for something to do for a day. The kidos liked it more than I thought they would. It didn't cost a penny and was pretty cool for a few dirt hills in the middle of a field.

Gary Griggers

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Awesome place. Real neat waterfront path as well there

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