Toltec Mounds State Park

A National Historic Landmark, Toltec preserves and interprets Arkansas’s tallest Native American mounds.

These mounds and an earthen embankment are the remains of a large ceremonial and governmental complex inhabited from A.D. 600 to 1050. This interpretive center is managed by Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Archeological Survey. Facilities include a visitor center with exhibits, an A/V theater and archeological research laboratory. Site tours are available along the park’s 3/4-mile, barrier-free trail.

Toltec Mounds
A National Historic Landmark, Toltec Mounds Archeological Site is the largest Indian mound group in Arkansas. Modern archeological research indicates the site was occupied by Plum Bayou Culture from about A.D. 600-1050. The mission of the park is to interpret and preserve this important archeological site for present and future generations.

Indian Heritage Award
The Toltec Mounds Indian Heritage Award is designed to recognize Cub Scouts who have:

  1. Studied Native Americans in Arkansas
  2. Participated in a guided tour of Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
  3. Learned about how archeologists work to learn about prehistoric Indians in Arkansas.

Note
The Toltec Mounds patch is the same patch as the Indian Heritage award.

What to Wear
Please suggest that your group wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for outdoor activities and for the weather.

Rain Dates
Inclement weather may limit some outdoor activities. Groups of 40 or less can be accommodated readily within the visitor center and thus rain is not a problem. Alternate indoor programs can be provided. Larger groups should contact us to discuss other options. If you should need to cancel for any reason, please notify the park immediately.

Discipline of Your Group
You are responsible for the discipline of your group. This allows the park staff to spend their energy in providing quality programs and responding to questions from students. We do not have a requirement for the number of chaperones you must bring, but at least one accompanying adult for every 10-15 students is suggested.

Can we bring lunch?
Sure! We have 7 unshaded picnic tables available just outside the Park Visitor Center. We are unable to offer any indoor eating facilities so please have a contingency plan for rain or cold weather.

Cub Scout Day
The first Saturday of May each year is set aside to help Cub Scouts earn their “Indian Heritage Award”. In addition to the regular programs, on this day scouts can enjoy Native American Storytelling and Native American crafts.

There is one session available daily. The session begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 12 PM.
Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance.

The cost is $3.00 per person. Leaders are free. Siblings 6 – 12 are $3.00 each.

If you have to cancel or are running late, please call us. Late arrivals may result in shortened programs times. (If there is a demand for an afternoon session one may be offered. Contact park interpreters for information.)

For More Information
If you have any further questions or would like to make a reservation, please call the park at (501) 961-9442 or toltecmounds@arkansas.com

Admission
Archeological Site Walking Tour:
Adult $3.00 + tax = $3.24
Child $2.00 + tax = $2.16

Tram tour by reservation only is an additional $2.00 per person

Group rate (20 or more with advance notice)
Adult $2.75 + tax = $2.97
Child $1.75 + tax = $1.89

Hours of Operation
Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon – Sat); 12 p.m – 5 p.m. (Sun)