South Arkansas is home to the unique story of the 1920s oil boom. Walking the grounds of the state park, you’ll see working oil field equipment used in the area, including a replica of a 112-foot derrick and a central power station that could pull up to 15 wells. Inside the museum, tour a reproduction of a boomtown with an old jail and café.

The streets are lined with vintage trucks and gas pumps. Watch a short film in the theater, and view exhibits on the origins of oil and how to drill for it. Admission to the museum is free. Special events include Chautauqua, Tinker Fest, Fall Fest, and a Holiday Lights Extravaganza. The museum is in Ark. 7, two miles south of Smackover.


Arkansas Museum Of Natural Resources
4087 Smackover Hwy, Smackover, AR 71762, United States



Friday 8am–5pm
Saturday 8am–5pm
Sunday 1–5pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8am–5pm
Thursday 8am–5pm


In-state: $4 Daily

Out-of-state: $8 Daily

Contact Details

Phone: 870-725-2877


Official Website: Arkansas Museum Of Natural Resources


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Arkansas Museum Of Natural Resources Adventures:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.



Arkansas Museum Of Natural Resources is a must-visit state park in Arkansas. Check out other state parks in Arkansas here.

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