With a nickname like The Natural State, it stands to reason there is plenty of beautiful scenery. You’ll find lakes, rivers, mountains and national forests. Some of our more unusual environmental attractions are the Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro, where you can keep what you find, the quartz crystal mines in Mount Ida, Blanchard Springs Caverns, one of the top 10 cave discoveries of the 20th century, and the country’s first national preserve, Hot Springs National Park. We’ve also got the first national river, the Buffalo.
Arkansas isn’t all about outdoors. You’ll find pulsating nightlife in entertainment districts such as Fayetteville’s Dickson Street, Little Rock’s River Market, North Little Rock’s Argenta, Fort Smith’s Garrison Avenue, Central Avenue in Hot Springs, and Conway’s Front Street. And challenging games of chance are found at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis.
Intriguing attractions? We’ve got those as well with the Clinton Presidential Library and Park, Garvan Woodland Gardens, President Clinton’s First Home Museum, Historic Washington State Park, the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, and extraordinary Eureka Springs. Check the ongoing progress of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, currently under construction in Bentonville, and its ever-expanding collection of masterpieces. Another ongoing project is the new Ozark Medieval Fortress near Harrison, which is going to be 20 years in the making. The outdoor laboratory highlights the skills of medieval construction, with stone cutters, carpenters, rope makers, potters and carters, all dressed in authentic garb.
Like history? It’s here also. Civil War, American Indian, early explorers, territorial days, African American history, Old West, Delta Blues – we’ve got it covered.
There are numerous attractions that make The Natural State a must see vacation. Come explore the scenic beauty of Arkansas!