Nashville City Park

Description

During 1983 gypsum-mining work, thousands of large tracks (ranging from 12 to 24 inches wide) were found in a quarry near the town of Nashville. Scientists were brought in to study them. A rush to collect specimens and make molds ensued, given that exposure to the elements would make in situ preservation impossible. The tracks were created by four-legged, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaurs known as sauropods---specifically titanosaurs and diplodocuses from the early Cretaceous period (140 million years ago). Given the number of prints, scientists suspect that what has come to be known as the Nashville Trackway was once a major migration route for these enormous creatures. Although the trackway itself no longer exists, you can see a concrete track cast in the Nashville City Park, which also has walkways, picnic areas, many recreation facilities. It’s a great place to stretch your legs before or after a visit to the nearby Crater of Diamonds State Park or en route to an expedition in search of the Bigfoot-like Fouke Monster in Fouke, AR, 65 miles due south.

Address

1400 W. Johnson St.
Nashville, AR 71852

Lat/Long

33.94833900, -93.86176100
Visit Website
(870) 845-7405

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