Did you know that Arkansas is called “The Natural State?”
That should give you a hint of what Arkansas has to offer not only residents but visitors alike. You’ll find that any visit there can include an abundance of natural beauty, fun, and great food.
In this post, we want to highlight the top attractions in Arkansas.
Ready to take a look?
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
In 1957, Little Rock Central High School was the focus of much of America. In that year, the first steps towards desegregation took place at the Little Rock Nine attended school. Today, the high school is a National Historic Site and essential part of the Civil Rights Movement.
Lake Ouachita State Park
If you love anything to do with being on the water, Lake Ouachita State Park is the perfect destination. Not only has this lake been consistently cited as one of the cleanest in America, but its waters are also perfect for kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and boating.
Arkansas Air and Military Museum
Housed in a wooden hanger that was built during World War II for pilot training, the Arkansas Air and Military Museum highlights the recent history of aviation. Visitors will be able to see authentic and replica planes from wars as well as exhibits engines.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a truly unique space that celebrates all sorts of American art. It’s located in Bentonville and fully embraces its natural surrounding featuring all kinds of hiking and running trails. The museum also highlights architecture from greats like Frank Lloyd Wright.
Thorncrown Chapel is one of the most unique churches in the United States. Nestled in the woods in Eureka Springs, it’s almost 50 feet high and features over 6,000 square feet of glass. It truly is a modern marvel and quite beautiful to see. And while you’re in the area, check out Christ of the Ozarks nearby.
Hot Springs National Park
Want to experience an all natural day at the spa? Well, you can’t beat the Hot Springs, National Park. This area has been popular for well over a hundred years, and the area was a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Today, visitors can tour the springs, check out the original bathhouse, and hike in the area.
William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Presidental libraries are always interesting to visit because they can really provide fantastic insight into the life and legacy of the men in office. Fans of history and memorabilia will be able to check out all sorts of stories and exhibits from the Presidential Library during Clinton’s time in office.
The Great River Road
Arkansas is home to some of the most scenic drives in the South. So why not take advantage of a road trip and spend some time along The Great River Road. It runs alongside the Mississippi River. Along the way, visitors can see varying delta lands, hillsides, and plenty of history.
These are just a few of our favorite attractions in Arkansas. Of course, there are plenty more to enjoy once you visit!