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Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

3853 Smackover Highway

The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, featuring state-of-the-art indoor exhibits as well as working equipment on display outside in its adjacent Oil Field Park, shares the fascinating stories of this region’s natural resources, with emphasis on petroleum and brine recovered for bromine extraction. The museum features a 25,000-square-foot main exhibition/research building that includes a 10,500-square-feet exhibit hall, orientation theater, exhibit work area, research center, and museum store/gift shop.


Heather Stark

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A great place for everyone. My son loves the tinker area and I love that they have rotating exhibits as well as the constant exhibits. The staff is very friendly.

Angela Barrette

Saturday, July 14, 2018
I love the idea, I love the building itself, and I love the exhibits. I have read most of the panels and the history of El Dorado, Smackover, and Norphlet is fascinating, sad, and inspirational. However I am bit of a nerd for history, I hope they find a way to capture the locals or tourists attention or I am afraid our history will be forgotten amongst the modern times. I am only 27 and I am concerned.

Katherine rodgers

Friday, April 20, 2018
Amazing piece of American History, accurate depiction of the great oil boom, the good and the bad. I greatly enjoyed this Museum, its tucked away in the small town of Smackover, Arkansas, off the beaten path, I highly recommend taking time and a small detour off the highway to check out this piece of American history. Please donate if at all possible, the museum is free to the public but to keep it free im sure they need all the donations they get. They also have hands on workshops for the kiddos!!!

RWA Studios

Thursday, June 21, 2018
A great place to learn about the oil history, while also spending time with family. There are also many activities for children or anyone to participate in.

Bro Jones

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Was very informative. It is full of the history of the oil business and the 1920's oil boom.

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media