What to know
Located in Scott, Plantation Agriculture Museum preserves Arkansas’s farming history. Housed in a series of buildings is the main museum originally built as a general store in 1912, the Dortch Gin Exhibit containing a 1916 cotton gin, Seed Warehouse #5 which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a Historic Tractor Exhibit completed in 2018. Live demonstrations include water pumping and cotton ginning. At the Plantation Agriculture Museum, kids and adults alike can explore where and how crops were grown and harvested in Arkansas from the time of statehood in 1836 through World War II. It’s a highly interactive park where kids and adults alike can explore where and how crops are grown, harvested, and processed into foods we eat and products we use. Special events include the Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show. Scott is just minutes from downtown Little Rock and makes for a pretty drive into the Delta. It’s also a popular stop for cyclists riding the Harper’s Loop route.