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Located at the west end of Main Street, the Prairie County Museum focuses on the Arkansas River and associated lifestyles. Displays depict pioneer life and the river-based economy. Among the items are mussels, which were used for trade as well as jewelry and meat. Closed most Mondays. Admission is charged.

New state-of-the art exhibits tell the story of the lower White River region and the river's influence on settlement and commerce in this region from 1831 to 1931

Location: Main Street, Des Arc Arkansas Telephone 870-256-3711

Other History nearby:
(Little Rock) Arkansas Governor's Mansion
(Little Rock) Arkansas State Capitol
(Little Rock) Arkansas Territorial Restoration
(Little Rock) Baker House Bed & Breakfast
(Bauxite) Bauxite Museum
(Helena) Confederate Military Cemetary

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