Arkansas has many great museums that focus on the culture, history, and other aspects of the Natural State. There are also museums that are a little more off-beat than the others, and these are the ones that deserve just as much attention! Check out these eight unique Arkansas museums!
8. The Walmart Museum
It exists! Experience the history of the nation's best-known shopping chain in Bentonville at 105 North Main Street.
7. Blythe's Scott County Museum
This museum in Waldron, Arkansas takes visitors on a unique historic trip through the west-central section of the Natural State's past. Blythe's is located at 1205 North Main Street in Waldron, Arkansas
6. The Bob Burns Museum
Celebrate the life of this local celebrity who enjoyed radio fame in the 1930s and 40s. This museum displays memorabilia and photographs from "Bazooka" Burns's career. The Bob Burns Museum is located at 813 Main Street in his hometown of Van Buren, Arkansas.
5. Logan County Museum
The Logan County Museum is located in the old county jail on the corner of North Vine Street and Short Mountain Street in Paris, Arkansas.
4. Frog Fantasies Museum
Located at 151 Spring Street in Eureka Springs, the facility displays over 7,000 pieces of displayed frogs in every shape and size, color, and style. The collection has been growing and gathering for over sixty years and today offers one of the largest facilities in the country showcasing nothing but frogs.
3. Arkansas Country Doctor Museum
Located at 107 North Starr Avenue in Lincoln, Arkansas, this museum is housed in an eleven-room combined house, office, and four-bed clinic used successively by three physicians from 1936 until 1973. It features numerous examples of vintage medical equipment and a Hall of Honor highlighting notable pioneer-area physicians and their contributions to patients and the community.
2. The Lum & Abner Jot 'Em Down Store and Museum
This museum, located at 4562 Highway 88 West in Pine Ridge, Arkansas, contains "Lum & Abner" radio and movie memorabilia from the popular radio personalities and Arkansas natives Chet Lauck and Tuffy Goff, better known as "Lum & Abner" in the 1930s and 1940s.
1. The Daisy Airgun Museum
Over 150 antique airguns are displayed at this museum located at 202 West Walnut Street in Rogers, Arkansas. Daisy Manufacturing Company, Inc. is the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of airguns, ammo, and accessories. The Daisy Red Ryder is the most famous BB gun ever built.
In addition to your visits to Crystal Bridges, the Museum of Discovery, Shiloh Museum, the Railroad Museum, or any of the other great museums across Arkansas…place these quirky little stops somewhere on your road trips!