3853 Smackover Highway, Smackover Arkansas 71762
Examples of Arkansas oil and brine industries are exhibited at this unique museum and its adjacent oil field park. Operational outdoor exhibits include four derricks with equipment depicting production methods used in Arkansas from the 1920s to today. The outdoors exhibits are highlighted by a 1930s standard rig with a 112 foot derrick.
Open Monday through Saturday 8am-5pm, 1pm-5pm Sunday. Closed major holidays.
(Smackover) Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
09/24 Coming to The Smackover area
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
World Famous Armidillo Festival Hamburg AR May1-4 The World Famous Armidillo Festival takes place on Hamburg's town square and the surrounding blocks. Local bands play on Friday night of the festival and all day Saturday to ensure your weekend is the best.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.