With rugged mountains, quiet plains, active cities, and quiet towns, Arkansas offers a variety of experiences for travelers seeking fun in the great outdoors, one-of-a-kind learning experiences, delicious Southern food, and a vibrant arts, crafts, and music scene. From kayaking along river bluffs to catching collegiate sports games, exploring the nation’s history through Arkansas’s historical figures, or sipping wine at a cutting-edge restaurant, Arkansas delivers with unforgettable experiences just a short drive from Louisiana.
Secluded, mountainside Eureka Springs is uniquely enchanting. Its entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers block after block of one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, fine art galleries, craft emporiums, spas, museums and restaurants. Diverse festivals and events bring visitors year-round to its historic hotels, bed and breakfasts, and cabins. Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, outdoor adventures abound—the area is known for excellent trout fishing, camping, water sports, biking and hiking opportunities.
Conway offers the charm of a small town with the amenities of a larger city. Located along Interstate 40, Conway is home to three institutions of higher learning, and regularly hosts college level sporting events and national traveling performances. For an unforgettable evening, enjoy a performance by the state’s only professional Shakespeare Theatre, then dine at an authentic Eastern European farm-to-table restaurant in the heart of bustling downtown.
Little Rock will surprise you with its new Southern style. They city’s acclaimed food and drink scene offers funky diners, fine restaurants, breweries and wineries, while its cultural and historic allure makes it a history lover’s classroom with places like the Little Rock Central High National Historic Site, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and a variety of museums. Little Rock’s abundance of outdoor activities include kayaking, paddling, mountain and road biking, rock climbing, hiking and much more.
Arkansas is more than just a state. It’s a state of mind. From the Ozarks to the Delta, the Natural State offers unique attractions unavailable anywhere else. See one-of-a-kind museums, peaceful mountain views, and experience the tranquility of floating the Buffalo River. You can even dig for diamonds and keep what you find. Endless opportunities for family fun are waiting for you. Go to Arkansas.com to download your travel guide today.