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Located a short distance from downtown, Hobo's Den is a small shelter cave in the bluffs along the White River.  It was literally used by hobos traveling the rails.  There are symbols inside the cave used by hobos.  Learn more about the Hobo Language by clicking here.

Featured Historic Site: Hobo's Den

Our historical exhibits

Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center

120 Main Street

Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519



9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Ozark Queen was the last steamboat to dock at Calico Landing in 1903 just before the opening of the railroad.  This scale model of the Queen helps us share the story of our past.  It was constructed by Trustee Emeritus Ed Matthews in memory of Captain Robert C. Matthews.

The Ozark Queen

Artifacts in our collection

These are just a few of the historical artifacts in our collection:

The Calico Rocket, c. 1903

No Smoking Sign, Calico Rock Depot, c. 1910

Native American Grinding Stone, c. 1820

Telegraph Machine, Calico Rock Depot, c. 1910

Cherokee Alphabet Tablet, c. 1810

Calico Rock Telephone Exchange Headset, c. 1950

We are always looking for new items for our collection.

Call us to discuss loaning or donating items at 870-297-6100.