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Often overshadowed by its neighbours, Arkansas has plenty to discover, from the majestic Ozark and Ouachita Mountains to the vibrant Mississippi Delta.

About Arkansas

Arkansas has a thriving travel and tourism industry, with a wide range of attractions and destinations for visitors to explore.

Also known as the Natural State, because of its abundant natural beauty - including its rivers, lakes, forests, and mountains - Arkansas offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to get close to nature.

States neighbouring Arkansas: Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Map of Arkansas

Map of Arkansas

Arkansas gets its name from the Arkansas River, which was in turn named after the Arkansa people; the French added an s for plural.

The state capital of Arkansas is Little Rock.

Arkansas Overview

Arkansas is a state located in the southern region of the United States.

Arkansas is bordered by Missouri to the north, Tennessee to the east, Mississippi to the south-east, Louisiana to the south, Texas to the south-west, and Oklahoma to the west.

Arkansas Capital

The capital and largest city of Arkansas is Little Rock.

Other major cities in the state include Fayetteville, Fort Smith, and Jonesboro.

Arkansas Culture

The state has a population of around 3 million people and is known for its friendly people, delicious cuisine, and rich cultural heritage, which is reflected in its music, literature, and art.

Arkansas Economy

Arkansas has a diverse economy that includes agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism.

The state is a major producer of rice, cotton, soybeans, and poultry.

Arkansas also has a strong manufacturing sector, particularly in the production of transportation equipment, food products, and machinery.

Arkansas Universities

Arkansas is home to a number of institutions of higher education, including the University of Arkansas, Arkansas State University, and the University of Central Arkansas.

Arkansas Tourism

Arkansas is known for its beautiful landscapes, natural attractions, and rich history.

Bill Clinton was born in Arkansas, and that attracts some people to a place called Hope.

After visiting the Old State House in Little Rock, head up to the high country and experience the Natural State.

Whether you enjoy outdoor activities, history, or art, there is something for everyone in Arkansas.

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Arkansas Attractions

Arkansas has many attractions, including Hot Springs National Park, the Ozark Mountains, and the Buffalo National River.

The state is also known for its historic sites, such as the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, which played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Visit Eureka Springs.

Clinton Presidential Center

Located in Little Rock, the Clinton Presidential Center houses the records and artifacts of former President Bill Clinton's administration.

Visitors can explore exhibits and learn about the history of the Clinton presidency.

Crater of Diamonds State Park

Located in Murfreesboro, Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site in the world that is open to the public.

Visitors can search for diamonds and other gems in the 37.5-acre plowed field, or take a guided tour.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Located in Bentonville, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art features a collection of American art from the colonial era to the present.

Visitors can explore the galleries, sculpture gardens, and walking trails.

Hot Springs National Park

Located in the city of Hot Springs, Hot Springs National Park is known for its thermal springs and historic bathhouses.

You can take a bath in the natural hot springs, hike on the trails, or explore the historic downtown area.

Map of Little Rock, Arkansas

Map of Little Rock, Arkansas

Ozark National Forest

Covering over a million acres in northwestern Arkansas, Ozark National Forest is known for its stunning scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Visitors can hike on the trails, fish in the streams, or go camping.

AHA - Arkansas Hospitality:
The Arkansas Hospitality Association is the official voice of the Arkansas Restaurant Association, the Arkansas Lodging Association, and the Arkansas Travel Council. Membership categories for educators/students and associate/vendors as well.Arkansas Events:
What's on, where and when, in the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas Parkfinder:
Click on any Arkansas State Park for more information about events at that park.

Arkansas State:
The official office of the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas Parks and Rivers

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism is the state agency responsible for promoting tourism and economic development, and it offers a wide range of resources and information for travellers.

Arkansas Adventures

With 9,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams and 600,000 acres of lake water, Arkansas is a paradise for fishing and water sports.

The Natural State also claims magnificent mountains, pristine forests and an amazing diversity of things to see and do.

Arkansas Rivers

Arkansas has over 9,000 miles of streams, and a good deal of this mileage is perfect for floating by canoe, johnboat, or raft.

Arkansas State Parks:
Vacation in Arkansas's 51 State Parks. Find mountaintop lodges, lakes, cabins, riverside campsites, fishing, hiking, golfing, a museum village, a finders keepers diamond mine, Ozark Mountain music and prehistoric Native American mounds.

Buffalo National River

The Buffalo National River and surrounding National Forests and Wilderness Areas are great for spring time canoeing and year round hiking.

To the west, the Buffalo National River begins as a trickle in the Boston Mountains. It flows 135 miles to the east through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the White River.

Buffalo River Biking

In 1972, the Buffalo was designated a national river. Hiking or riding in the area, you'll pass through hollows used as hideouts for guerrilla bands during the Civil War. Many miles of double-track fan out over the hills on each side of the river.

Hot Springs National Park has numerous thermal springs that are also very popular, although the area tends to overdo commercialism.

Eureka Springs:
Well before the first pioneers reached Arkansas, the Eureka Springs area was considered sacred ground by Native American tribes; who believed it to be a Great Healing Spring.

Arkansas Regions

Out and About in Arkansas

Places to visit in Arkansas.

The Ozarks

The 60,000 square mile Ozark Plateau stretches through three states, from eastern Oklahoma to southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.

The Ozark National Forest seems a long way off from the muddy Mississippi, and the twisting roads are as breathtaking as the views.

Just outside Mountain View there's a restoration of an early Ozark town, with artisans continuing on the early trades.

Sparsely populated, the Ozark region is unknown to many people, conjuring up scenes of pioneer cabins among the vast hardwood tree cover, where life takes on a slower pace. Discover for yourself, the beautiful scenery within its rolling landscape.

Fall in the Ozarks

Foliage in the Arkansas Ozarks typically occurs during the last week of October or the first week in November. But it all depends on weather conditions. Rain in September and cool nights in October usually produce the best displays.

Ozark Mountains

The Ozark Mountain Region of north central Arkansas and south-central Missouri is a popular vacation destination, although the vast expanse of the Ozarks keeps it relatively uncrowded, unpolluted, and unspoiled.

Top Ozark Tailwaters

The Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas are one of the most productive trout fishing locales in America.

Trout fishers from around the world enjoy the fertile tailwaters of the White, Little Red, and North Fork Rivers.

Arkansas Accommodation

Arkansas Bed and Breakfast:
The Bed and Breakfast Association of Arkansas has voluntarily set high inspection standards and obtained a full commitment to those standards from their Innkeepers in order to assure you the finest in comfort, service and hospitality.

Hotels in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arkansas Maps and Travel Guides

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