Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

Oil Field Park is located by the museum
Oil Field Park is located by the museum...
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources...
Exhibits in the museum
Exhibits in the museum...
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources...
Pass through a simulated core shaft
Pass through a simulated core shaft ...
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources exhibits inside museum
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources exhibits...

What to know

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 on Ark. 7, two miles south of Smackover.
4087 Smackover Hwy.
Smackover, AR 71762