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Historic Districtsmore

Morrilton Historic District
Carnegie Library, Classic Revival courthouse, churches, homes, downtown shopping

State Parksmore

Petit Jean State Park
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Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
# of Units/Rooms: 56
Restaurant on site/nearby
Recreation
Seating Capacity: 100
Non-Smoking Area Available
Type of Service: Banquet, Buffet, Menu

Directions: Take Exit #108 off I-40 at Morrilton and travel nine miles south on Ark. 9, then go 12 miles west on Ark. 154; or from Dardanelle, travel seven miles south on Ark. 7, then go 16 miles east on Ark. 154 to the park.

The flagship of the state parks system built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this mountaintop retreat has cabins and Mather Lodge. Restaurant, swimming pools, campsites, boating and fishing on Lake Bailey, hiking trails, spectacular Cedar Falls, visitor center exhibits. The lodge has 24 rooms; the park has 127 campsites and 32 fully-equipped cabins including honeymoon cabin with hot tub; 20 have kitchens. Twenty miles of hiking trails; 95-foot-high Cedar Falls is the park's focal point.

Artsmore

Rialto Community Arts Center
Directions: U.S. 64 becomes Broadway in downtown Morrilton

Restored historic 1911 movie theatre that has performances of country-Western, big band, gospel, bluegrass and Western swing music

Museumsmore

Museum of Automobiles
Rotating displays of over fifty cars from 1904-1967

Golf Coursesmore

Morrilton Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Uniquesmore

World's Largest Spinach Can
Alma is the Spinach Capital of the World and commemorated this by painting its water tower to be the "world's biggest can of spinach."

Golf Coursesmore

Eagle Crest
Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days

Monumentsmore

Van Buren Confederate Monument
Directions: Crawford County Courthouse Lawn

Has been in existence for over 150 years

Historic Downtownsmore

Historic Downtown Shopping District
Six blocks of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and historical attractions located along a beautifully restored Victorian Main Street that is another time preserved. Three of the more notable structures are the Crawford County Bank Building, the Crawford County Courthouse and the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company.

Railroad Historymore

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
Three train trips are available on this historic train: round trip from Springdale to historic Van Buren; round trip from historic Van Buren to Winslow; excursion from Fort Smith to Winslow on Sundays, April through September. You'll travel over trestles and through a tunnel in the Ozarks mountains in beautifully restored turn-of-the-20th century train cars. Conductors available for providing commentary on the area's history. The round trip from Van Buren departs form the restored Frisco Depot at 813 Main. Private charters and group discounts available.

Speedwaysmore

Crawford County Speedway
Racing modifieds, factory stocks, hobbies, mini-stocks and front-wheel drives on a three-eighths mile clay oval Saturdays at 8 p.m. from March through September

Historic Churchesmore

Mount Olive United Methodist Church
Constructed by freed slaves in 1889, this church is said to consist of the oldest Black congregation of the UMC system west of the Mississippi.

Artsmore

Center for Art & Education
Housed in circa 1912 St. Michael's Catholic Church, the center offers shows, community theater, workshops, lessons, special events and gifts

Historic Courthousesmore

Crawford County Courthouse
The oldest active courthouse west of the Mississippi; has the original Seth Thomas tower clock.

Gardensmore

American Bonsai Nursery
Directions: From I-40 take Exit 7 to I-540 South, then Exit 3 at Van Buren to Ark. 59. Go left for one long block, turn left into the Industrial Park, then go three miles to 5141 Industrial Park Rd

Browse "finished" bonsai that are styled and grown at the nursery or find the supplies to create your own at the only bonsai nursery in Arkansas. Hundreds of trees are on-site in preparation to become bonsai.

Golf Coursesmore

Cedars Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Recreationmore

Mulberry River
Considered one of the state's wildest rivers during spring. From its beginnings in the Ozarks to its confluence with the Arkansas River, the Mulberry pours over ledges, shoots through willow thickets, and whips around sharp turns. These wild characteristics are what give the stream its class II/III rating, and high marks from the floating public.

In drier times, the river is a totally different river. It's a good place to swim, wade, skip rocks, and fish for smallmouth. The best floating during the summer months is on an air mattress at one of the local swimming holes.

The Mulberry River is a seasonal stream but it offers a season for just about anybody. Designated as both an Arkansas Scenic River and a National Wild and Scenic River, detailed information on the river can be found under "Outdoors & Sports" of this web page.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Pig Trail Scenic Byway
The route includes 19 miles of Ark. 23 from the south boundary of the Ozark National Forest (10 miles north of the town of Ozark) to its intersection with Ark. 16 at Brashears. The byway is located in both Franklin and Madison Counties. This major north/south route through the forest traverses a broad cross-section of the Boston Mountains.

Museumsmore

Ozark Area Depot Museum
Details the history of Ozark.

Recreationmore

Ozark Lake
As the Arkansas River flows through the state, it reaches its northern-most point in a sweeping bend. Now a part of Ozark Lake, this big bend was called "Aux Arc" by the French and it is from the French that the lake and the nearby city of Ozark received their names. Fishing, camping and other recreational opportunities may be found in and around the lake's 173 miles of shoreline.

Visitors Centersmore

Byrd's Adventure Center of the Ozarks
Canoeing and kayaking on the Mulberry River, hiking on the Ozark Highlands Trail, mountain biking, rock climbing for all levels of experience, motorcycle trails and races, horse trails, four-wheel drive obstacle course and competitions

Historic Bridgesmore

Ozark Bridge
Spanning the Arkansas River as Scenic Hwy. 23, this structure is listed as one of the 16 most beautiful long spans in the U.S. by the American Institute of Steel Construction. A lighting project showcases the structure at night.

Artsmore

Walton Fine Arts Center
Directions: University of the Ozarks campus
Features Stephens Art Gallery, with glass and ivory carvings collections, and numerous original oil paintings; theater; monthly special events.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway
The Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway includes 35 miles of Ark. 21 from the Ozark National Forest southern boundary north of Clarksville in Johnson County to the northern boundary near the Upper Buffalo Wilderness and Buffalo National River in Newton County. Ark. 16, from Fallsville to Edwards Junction in Newton County, joins this route for eight and one-half miles. This is truly a "highlands route," traversing ridges between headwaters of several major streams.

Golf Coursesmore

Clarksville Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Wildlife Areasmore

Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area
Directions: Take Hwy. 23 south out of Booneville, then Hwy. 217 east seven miles to the headquarters building

A world-class bird dog field trial area that attracts visitors from throughout the United States and several foreign countries; facilities open to the public for dog training. Also popular for hiking, bird watching, trail riding, boating and swimming.

Exhibitsmore

John Paul McConnell Exhibit
Memorabilia of John Paul McConnell, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 to 1969, is on display.

Golf Coursesmore

Cherokee Creek Golf Club
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Wineriesmore

Arkansas Historic Wine Museum
The Arkansas Historic Wine Museum is the only wine museum in the nation dedicated to the wine history of a state. Large casks, tanks, filtering, bottling equipment and old presses.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Mount Magazine Scenic Byway
Mount Magazine Scenic Byway leads travelers across the top of Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. It includes a 20.4-mile segment of Ark. 309 south of Paris to Havana in Logan County, Arkansas. The Byway passes Cove Lake Recreation Area and the Cove Lake Trail. From the overlooks, visitors can see hundreds of miles of beautiful forested lands and mountains.

Museumsmore

Logan County Museum
Small museum of local history is housed in the old jail where the state's last hanging took place; listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Recreationmore

Cove Lake
Cove LakeIn the Ozark National Forest, 160-acre scenic Cove Lake features swimming, hiking, camping, and fishing. There are 28 family-unit campsites, 24 family-unit picnicking sites, restrooms with hot showers, drinking water and boat launching ramp. Boating and jet skis are allowed on Cove Lake. A "no wake" restriction is enforced on the lake during holidays and weekends. Camping trailers are allowed; but, there are no special facilities available. Concession services include boat rental and food service from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

This mountain lake is located in the shadow of Mount Magazine near Paris along Scenic Ark. 309. At 2,753 feet, the highest elevation in Arkansas, Mount Magazine provides panoramic views of the surrounding Ozark National Forest, Arkansas and Petit Jean river valleys, and Ouachita National Forest to the south, and is home to Mt. Magazine State Park.

The lake is home to catfish, bass and perch. It is stocked every other year, although a small amount of catfish are stocked annually and just prior to a yearly kid's fishing derby.

State Parksmore

Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine State Park, the highest peak in the state at 2,753 feet, provides commanding views; impressive visitor center with interactive exhibits; camping, all sites have water, electric, and sewer hookups; new bathhouse with hot showers; rappelling, hang gliding, hiking; Cove Lake hiking trail nearby. Ark. 309 leading to the park is a U.S. Forest Service Scenic Byway; lodge and cabins are under construction.

Directions: Located on Scenic Hwy. 309 approximately 16 miles south of Paris; or from Danville, travel nine miles west on Ark. 10 to Havana, then go 10 miles north on Scenic Hwy. 309

Visitors Centersmore

Arkansas River Visitor Center
"Renaissance of a River" interpretive exhibits chronicle the development of the river; managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

State Parksmore

Lake Dardanelle State Park
Two park locations on 34,000-acre lake: Russellville (main park) and Dardanelle. Bass fishing, boat ramps, hiking trails, lake tours, pavilion, state-of-the-art visitor center with interactive exhibits, campground, marina, miniature golf

Scenic Bywaysmore

National Scenic 7 Byway
One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7 runs from the Louisiana border to the Missouri border, passing through both the the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains. Numerous resorts, attractions and scenic overlooks are found along its route.

Artsmore

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center
Visual arts displays by well-known artists; a local artists' gallery; theater productions.

Trailsmore

Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary
186 acres of wetlands and low woods provide an ideal habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Nearly six miles of trails wind through the sanctuary providing a multitude of recreational opportunities such as walking, jogging, nature photography, and nature study.

Museumsmore

Museum of Prehistory & History
Regional museum with aspects of local history; exhibits on the people (including Native Americans) and events of the Arkansas Ozarks and the Arkansas River Valley; slide show and tour presentations available with reservations.

Golf Coursesmore

Deer Trails Golf Course
Course Access: Military
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Natural Attractionsmore

Arkansas River
Bass, crappie and catfish flourish in this major mid-America fishery. Launching ramps and campsites at a number of Corps of Engineers public use areas are available at various sites along the river.

Museumsmore

Darby House Museum
The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, leader of Darby's Rangers in World War II; contains personal military memorabilia of the general; also has tributes to Darby and artifacts from Cisterna, Italy, Fort Smith's sister city.

Museumsmore

Fort Smith Air Museum
Aviation displays include a pilot's license signed by Orville Wright, Piper J-3 Cub, P-51 movie prop from the Tuskegee Airmen which was filmed at nearby Fort Chaffee.

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Fort Smith Museum of History
Directions: West end of Rogers Ave. between 3rd and 4th Streets

Artifacts depict history and culture of the Fort Smith area from Native Americans to present, military activity, notable personalities; revolving exhibits; old-time soda fountain; gift shop.

Parksmore

Fort Smith River Park
Playgrounds, Miniature Golf, Skateboarding, Walking Trails, Fishing, Boating, Bird Watching. Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming.

The new Fort Smith Bikeway connects you to parks, libraries, schools and universities, and to transit system bus stops.

Come Ride the Creekmore Express for Only 25¢ on special days and holidays.

River Park Events Building, amphitheater, Don Reynolds Stage and grounds. Events Building has a capacity of 170 with a concession area, amphitheater has seating for 1200, Don Reynolds stage is 35 x 40.

Visitors Centersmore

Miss Laura's Visitor Center
Directions: Downtown Fort Smith, just seven miles east of the Interstate 40 exit in Roland, OK; adjacent to the River Parks Amphitheater and Pavilion buildings; three blocks from the Fort Smith National Historic Site.

A restored turn-of-the-century brothel that is now the city's visitor center; interpretive tours. Catch the trolley here for tours of the historic district.

Historic Districtsmore

West Garrison Avenue Historic District
One of the oldest districts in the city. GROUPS: Tour giudes available by request.

Historic Districtsmore

Belle Grove Historic District
A 22-block area of restored homes and buildings showcasing Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Eastlake Victorian Renaissance, Gothic Revival and Neo-Classical.

Historic Sitesmore

Fort Smith National Historic Site
The site, which just underwent a $7 million renovation, contains the remains of two frontier garrisons, Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas, "Hangin' Judge" Isaac C. Parker's courtroom, reproduction of the 1886 gallows, the "Hell on the Border" jail, the 1846 Commissary. This site was seized by Rebel troops on April 23, 1863 and then recaptured by Federal forces two years later. It was a strategic point for both sides during the Civil War.

Museumsmore

Fort Smith Trolley Museum
Directions: Go south on South 4th from Garrison Avenue. The museum is 4 blocks south of the avenue. You will see a steam locomotive. We are next to the National Cemetery and close to the Fort Smith Museum of History and The Fort Smith Historic site.

Take a ride from Garrison Ave. to the National Cemetery on a 1926 Birney electric streetcar that is listed on the National Register; also on display are railroad and transportation memorabilia

Artsmore

Fort Smith Art Center
Housed in the Vaughn-Schaap House, a Victorian Second Empire structure, the center presents changing exhibits and permanent collections.

Cemeteriesmore

Oak Cemetery
Earliest tombstone is that of Captain Gookin, who died in 1842, the same year the city was incorporated. Other personalities buried here include Arkansas Governor William Fishback (1833-1895); Captain John Rogers, founder of the city; and Arthur Erback, husband of Pearl Starr.

Excursionsmore

Creekmore Park Train Rides
Train runs Wednesday thru Sunday plus holidays, from Memorial Day to Labor Day; weekends only September 8-October 28

Golf Coursesmore

First Tee of Fort Smith
50-acre site designed by Glen Day-Alan Blalock Golf Design, which features a six hole, 1147 yard, par 24 executive length golf course. The course uses U-3 bermuda grass on all the tees and fairways with 328 bermuda grass greens surrounded by strategically placed bunkers.

Trail Ridesmore

Circle L Ranch Trail Rides
Pony and carriage rides

Cemeteriesmore

U.S. National Cemetery
When the first Fort Smith was laid out in 1817, land was set aside for a military cemetery. Granted national status in 1867, the 21-acre U.S. National Cemetery contains almost 10,000 graves -- among them Judge Isaac Parker and "Darby's Rangers" founder William O. Darby. The colorful "Avenue of Flags" is displayed each year on patriotic holidays. It is the oldest national cemetery in the country.

Toursmore

Classic Carriage Tours, LLC
Directions: 4th and Garrison Avenue next door to Goodson's

City and historic tours, weddings, anniversaries, company picnics, corporate events, family and class reunions, theme parties; taxi service; caisson funerals. A red "one horse open sleigh" will be available this holiday season. Call in advance for reservations.

Golf Coursesmore

Fort Smith Country Club
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Hardscrabble Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 30 days

Golf Coursesmore

Fianna Hills Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Links, The
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days

Golf Coursesmore

Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course -Magnolia/Willow
Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days

Golf Coursesmore

Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course -Willow/Silo
Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days

Golf Coursesmore

Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course -Magnolia/Silo
Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days

Parkmore

Creekmore Train
Creekmore Miniature Train will run May 27th thru August 30th --2009
11am to 7pm Wed - Sat Sunday 1pm - 6pm cost .25 per person

Creekmore Miniature Train
September 5 - October 25 ---- 2009
Saturday 11am to 7pm Sunday 1pm to 6pm .25 per person

RV Parksmore

William O Darby RV Community
The William O Darby RV Community is a secluded and private RV community right in the heart of Chaffee Crossing’s Historic District. Here you can pursue the things you enjoy, to create your own lifestyle. The district warmly embraces the region’s rich history

with a variety of venues appealing to people of all ages and interests. Whether a sportsman or spectator, there is more than enough to meet your fancy. The Community is your starting point for literally hundreds of adventures within a day's drive or less.

In fact, Chaffee Crossing and the Greater Fort Smith Region offers a unique combination of the history of the “Old West” with the gentle charm of the antebel- lum “Old South,” offering travelers of all ages glimpses into its distinctive past through restorations, attractions, museums and festivals that make our history fun and exciting. Chaffee Crossing boasts a 9-hole golf course, lakes for fishing, trails for biking, and much more - all within minutes of The William O Darby RV Community.

Memorialsmore

Coal Miner's Memorial
Six-foot bronze statue of coal miner, authentic coal car, two granite walls displaying names of Sebastian County miners.

Museumsmore

Old Jail Museum
Occupied in April of 1891, the Sebastian County Quorum Court had the two-story solid rock building constructed as a "holding jail" for drunks and rabble rousers. Its use was discontinued in 1950 when prisoners were directly transported to Fort Smith. Now a museum filled with exhibits on South Sebastian County history. Open April-October. Special tours can be arranged through the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.

Battlefieldsmore

Devil's Backbone Civil War Battlefield
The scene of a September 1, 1863 battle between Confederates heading for Waldron and pursing Union cavalry troops is all privately owned and not accessible to the public. Its modern appearance is much as it likely was at the time of fighting. There is a large rock with a bronze plaque on the corner of US 71 & Hendrix Road

Fun Centersmore

Playworld Family Fun Center
Offers miniature golf, video game arcade, large-scale maze

Museumsmore

Faulkner County Museum
Faulkner County MuseumHoused in the historic 1869-1896 County Jail on the Faulkner County Courthouse grounds, the Faulkner County Museum preserves the history of Conway and Faulkner County. It focuses on the prehistory and history of the geographical area that became Faulkner County and the range of environmental conditions and how inhabitants adapted to changes.

Exhibits include historic and modern crafts, farming equipment, an 1850's dogtrot cabin, a scale model railroad exhibit, genealogical research resources, historic photographs, and more.

Parksmore

Cadron Settlement Park
Directions: Five miles west of Conway on U.S. 64; two miles south on Ark. 319

Facilities include the Blockhouse restoration, the Cherokee Trail of Tears, a boat launching ramp, hiking trails, restrooms, picnic areas, pavilion, handicapped trails and parking areas, historical mural of this pioneer settlement, markers, and interpretive signs

Historic Homesmore

Greathouse Home
Located on the grounds of the Faulkner County Courthouse, this home was built in 1830 east of Conway and was restored in 1966 by the Faulkner County Historical Society. An excellent example of the dog-trot style of architecture, it is open for tours spring through fall.

Recreationmore

Lake Beaverfork
Lake Beaverfork lies along the east side of Ark. 25, north of the Conway city limits. There is a boat ramp available for boating, fishing and skiing. The park also has picnic, sports and swimming areas.

Recreationmore

Lake Conway
The largest Game and Fish Commission lake in the country at 6,700 acres; popular for catfish, bream and bass fishing.

Parksmore

Old Ferry Landing Park/Toad Suck Park
West of Conway along the Arkansas River at Toad Suck Lock and Dam; includes boat ramp, picnic areas, pavilions, playground, campsites; a restored metal towboat once used by the ferry.

Golf Coursesmore

Centennial Valley Golf & Athletic Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Golf Coursesmore

Cadron Valley Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Wildlife Areasmore

Riddle's Elephant & Wildlife Sanctuary
Directions: The sanctuary is located in a rural area between the towns of Guy and Quitman. Follow the elephant signs to the sanctuary north off Highway 25.

Established by Scott and Heidi Riddle in 1990 on 330 acres in the Ozark Mountain foothills in Arkansas as a non-profit [IRS 501(C)(3)] home for any elephant that needs one for any reason. This is the only internationally recognized sanctuary which accepts any elephant regardless of species, gender, or disposition; donations appreciated

State Parksmore

Woolly Hollow State Park
Woolly Cabin, the home of the area's first settlers, offers a historic perspective to the hollow; Lake Bennett offers swimming, fishing and boating; park includes campsites, picnic area, pavilion, gift shop, trail; boat, canoe and bike rentals

Cemeteriesmore

Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery
While camped near Old Austin in 1862, a large group of Texas Confederate soldiers were overcome by a measles epidemic, causing the deaths of several hundred. In 1907, the remains were moved to this historic cemetery.

Golf Coursesmore

Cypress Creek Golf Club -Mountain Springs
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days

Golf Coursesmore

Cypress Creek Golf Club -Cypress Creek
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days

Markersmore

Battle of Reed's Bridge Marker
Directions: Ark. 161 at Bayou Meto Creek

The Batttle of Reed's Bridge was fought during the 1863 Little Rock Campaign as Union soldiers tried to punch their way south while Rebel Troops tried to protect the Capitol. Historical marker highlights the battlefield which is being developed into a city park; listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Museumsmore

Jacksonville Military History Museum
Spans military history from the Civil War to Vietnam. Housed in the old Arkansas Ordinance Plant administration building. Collections include such items as a Christmas card signed by Adolph Hitler and over 100 propaganda posters from both World Wars.

Golf Coursesmore

Foxwood Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days

Golf Coursesmore

Deer Run Golf Course
Course Access: Military
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days

Visitors Centersmore

Lee Brady Visitor Center
Directions: Located on the grounds of Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery

Displays including aquariums and mounted species native to the area

Fish Hatcheriesmore

Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery
One of the world's largest working fish hatcheries annually produces catfish, largemouth bass, bream, crappie, striped bass and hybrid striped bass. Aquariums, bird watching, fish farming methods; tours available

Ranchesmore

J&P Ranch
Directions: Take I-40 East to the Kerr Road Exit. Go right onto Kerr Road and go about 2 blocks to McCoy Lane. Make a right on McCoy Lane and go to the end of the road to the J & P Ranch gate.

Small children's maze, hayrides, horseback rides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch in season, playground, picnic area and more. GROUPS: please call ahead and make reservations; perform for school, church groups, family reunions. Open April-November

Artsmore

Aerospace Education Center
Directions: I-440 Airport Exit

The Aerospace Education Center is home to Arkansas's 300-seat IMAX Theater. The IMAX delivers a true "you are there" experience with a six-story high screen and astounding six-channel sound system. Nine aircraft permanently displayed. New to the Aerospace Education Center is the EpiSphere Digital Dome -- a 55 foot dome screen which hangs suspended inside a 75-feet-by-75-feet room. The show happens all around you. Sound and air conditioning "breathe" through the perforated dome "skin." 150 race car-style seats are angled to give the viewer the full dome experience along with 20,000 watts of Dolby 5.1 sound

Artsmore

Arkansas Arts Center
World class art exhibitions; seven galleries; internationally recognized drawing collection; "Best Impressions" restaurant offers soups, salads, entrees, desserts; museum shop; Children's Theatre; over 10 areas in the center available for rent.

Theatresmore

Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Professional repertory theatre running September-July. Well-known plays and original productions. Theatre seating 350; exhibit space; art galleries. GROUPS: Use of lobbies accompanies MainStage Theatre rental.

Monumentsmore

Arkansas State Capitol Grounds Monuments
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Monument to Confederate Soldiers, Liberty Bell replica, Bauxite and Granite Centennial Boulders, Confederate War Prisioners Memorial, Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Arkansas Medal of Honor Memorial, Memorial Fountain, Monument to Confederate Women, Little Rock Nine Memorial.

Flea Marketsmore

Carrie's Antiques & Flea Market
Furniture, glassware, collectibles, flea market items

Parksmore

Clinton Presidential Center & Park
Directions: From Little Rock National Airport, take Interstate 30 off I-440 to Exit 140-A and 140-B. From downtown Little Rock's River Market District, use exit 141-A off Interstate 30. The Clinton Presidential Center is easily visible from the highway when crossing the Arkansas River.

Located in a new 30-acre city park along the south bank of the Arkansas River in Little Rock. The center features an interactive museum, including an authentic replica of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room, the Presidential Library and Archives, adaptive reuse of historic Choctaw Station, built in 1899, as home of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Contains the largest collection of presidential papers and artifacts in U.S. history; Cafe 42 which gets its name from Clinton's place in line of U.S. Presidents.

Information Centersmore

Curran Hall Visitor Information Center
The city of Little Rock's new visitor information center is housed in this restored historic structure which dates to 1842-43.

Historic Districtsmore

Hillcrest Historic District
The area west of downtown along Markham Street and lower Kavanaugh Blvd. is known as the Hillcrest Historic District. This is a National Register of Historic Places collection, being one of the earliest residential areas of the city, featuring beautiful turn of the century homes and cottages dating back to the early part of the 20th century.

Speedwaysmore

I-30 Speedway
Directions: County Line Exit 126 off I-30

Racing IMCA modifieds, hobbies, street and hobby stocks on one-fourth mile clay oval Saturdays at 8 p.m. from mid-March until late October

Historic Schoolhousesmore

Little Rock Central High School
The site of a major test in 1957 of the Civil Rights act where nine (the Little Rock Nine) African-American students integrated the all-white school. The museum across the street depicts the struggle through exhibits and photos. This is still a working high school, one of the top schools in the state.

Cemeteriesmore

Mount Holly Cemetery
Final resting place for prominent Arkansans, this National Register cemetery, established in 1843, has been called "The Westminster of Arkansas." Includes the grave of 17-year-old David O. Dodd, who is sometimes referred to as "The Boy Martyr of the Confederacy" and was executed as a Confederate spy. Five Confederate generals are also buried here.

Water Parksmore

Willow Springs Water Park
Little Rock's original water park; 400-foot water slide, new larger kiddie pool, log roller, water volleyball and basketball, snack bar, picnic tables, other water activities; groups welcome.

Parksmore

Wildwood Park
Directions: 1.6 miles off Kanis Road

Opera, jazz, cabaret, chamber performances and festivals, including Wildwood Music Festival each June. Six spectacular gardens and an eight acre lake provide scenic background for outdoor musical performances; facility is home to Opera Theater at Wildwood. Gazebo and pavilion are popular spots for weddings.

Historic Districtsmore

Quapaw Quarter Historic District
Historic neighborhoods in the downtown area -- MacArthur Park and Governor's Mansion districts -- feature many striking restored structures.

Cemeteriesmore

Little Rock National Cemetery
Grounds were used as a Union campground and later as both a Union and Confederate graveyard. A wall erected between the Union and Confederate sections was taken down in 1913. Includes the Minnesota Monument and the Little Rock Confederate Memorial. Contains over 22,000 graves of veterans from Civil War to Desert Storm.

Parksmore

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Environmental education park with picnic sites, pavilion, launch ramps, hiking trails, Arkansas Arboretum. The visitor center overlooking the Arkansas River includes exhibits, audio visual programs, meeting room, gift shop.

Military Historymore

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
Directions: This historic museum is situated on the grounds of MacArthur Park located at I-30 and 9th Street in downtown Little Rock.

Located in the historic tower building of the Old Arsenal, a National Historic Landmark. Birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur in 1880, the building now houses a museum of Arkansas's military heritage from Territorial days to present.

Museumsmore

Old State House Museum
Built in 1836, the Old State House was the state's original capitol until 1911 and served as the seat of both the Confederate and Unionists governments in Arkansas during the Civil War. It was also the site of the 1861 secession convention. Union General Frederick Steele quartered his army here during the occupation. A memorial to young Confederate spy David O. Dodd stands on the grounds. It is now a museum of Arkansas history featuring permanent and changing exhibits and restored legislative chambers.

Zoosmore

Little Rock Zoo
Nationally-accredited 40-acre zoological garden, housing over 725 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in a natural tree-shaded atmosphere; petting zoo, gift shop, food; miniature train rides.

Museumsmore

Historic Arkansas Museum
Directions: Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock two blocks southeast of the Peabody Hotel and within short walking distance of the River Market district.

Visit the state's oldest neighborhood where medicine came from the herb garden and the newspaper was printed on a hand-operated press. Four original Little Rock dwellings provide the setting as expert tour guides describe life on the Arkansas frontier and costumed living history actors portray early Arkansans. Also on site is a center celebrating Arkansas's cultural and material heritage with full-scale galleries, interactive exhibits.

Librariesmore

Central Arkansas Library -- Main Branch
State-of-the-art library occupies a former furniture warehouse in the River Market district. GROUPS: Meeting rooms free during library hours; multi-purpose facility with formal garden and catering kitchen can accommodate up to 250 during or after hours.

Excursionsmore

AMTRAK
Cities served in Arkansas by AMTRAK include Walnut Ridge, Little Rock, Malvern, Hot Springs, Arkadelphia, Texarkana.

Museumsmore

EMOBA (The Museum of Black Arkansans)
The Museum of Black Arkansans and Performing Arts has exhibits on prominent Black Arkansans and the African-American experience. Guided tours available; gift shop; open February-September; call for hours of operation and exhibit schedule.

Recreationmore

Lake Maumelle
Directions: Located west of Little Rock off Ark. 10

Popular for fishing, sailing regattas, and boating; no swimming allowed.

Museumsmore

Museum of Discovery
Directions: Historic River Market District

Fully interactive science and history museum in the River Market District; hands-on, high energy interactive exhibits

Toursmore

Little Rock Tours
Daily sightseeing tours of Pulaski County; four DVD monitors with surround sound show video and movie clips about the area; highlights of the tour include the Old State House, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Quapaw Quarter Historic District, State Capitol, the Old Mill and a virtual tour of the Clinton Presidential Library and Center; specialty, group and school tours available. Specializing in convention groups, corporate parties, family reunions, and business outings.

Learning Centersmore

EpiSphere Digital Dome Aerospace Education Center
The Aerospace Education Center's newest attraction -- a 55 foot dome screen which hangs suspended inside the 75-feet-by-75-feet room. The show happens all around you. Sound and air conditioning "breathe" through the perforated dome "skin." 150 race car-style seats are angled to give the viewer the full dome experience along with 20,000 watts of Dolby 5.1 sound. Open every day except Monday.

Natural Attractionsmore

Lorance Creek Natural Area
Directions: From Little Rock, take I-530 (U.S. 65) south towards Pine Bluff, approximately 10 miles; take Exit 9 (Bingham Road exit); turn left (east) on Bingham Road, cross over the Interstate, past a gas station, and into a residential area. At the first "Y" in the road, continue right on Bingham Road. At the second "Y" in the road, go right onto Border Lane. Go under the large power lines, and the Natural Area parking lot is approximately 100 yards on the right.

Handicapped-accessible trail and boardwalk that winds down through a mixed pine/ hardwood forest into a bald cypress-water tupelo swamp. Interpretive panels line the trail and boardwalk, illustrating the value and functions of wetlands, natural divisions of Arkansas, and plant and animal life of forested wetlands.

Historic Buildingsmore

Arkansas Governor's Mansion
Home of all Arkansas Governors since its completion in 1950. Has private and public rooms, historical grounds. A bust of former President Clinton is displayed just inside the grounds.

Parksmore

Riverfront Park
The original "little rock" where settlers first came to this area is located here; park contains a history pavilion, amphitheater, playground, plazas, promenades and picnic areas

Parksmore

Gator Park
Two 18-hole miniature golf courses; go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages, dirt track, slick track, paintball and video games

Museumsmore

Little Rock Central High Museum
Located in a renovated Mobil Service Station across from Central High School National Historic Site, the permanent exhibit, "All the World is Watching Us: Little Rock and the 1957 Crisis" details the events of the 1957 desegregation Crisis at the school.

State Capitolsmore

Arkansas State Capitol
A scaled-down replica of the nation's Capitol in Washington, DC. Construction started in 1899 and the Arkansas legislature continues to meet in the historical building. Located on the grounds are several monuments: Vietnam Veterans; Arkansas Police Officer Killed in Action; Confederate Soldiers Monument; Monument to Confederate Women; Confederate War Prisoners Marker.

Free tours available Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and self-guided tours on weekends and holidays from 10:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M. Call (501) 682-5080 to schedule a tour.

Golf Coursesmore

Country Club Of Little Rock
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

North Hills Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days

Golf Coursesmore

First Tee Of Arkansas, The -Honors Nine
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

First Tee Of Arkansas, The -Chairman Nine
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Little Rock's Hindman Park Golf Course
Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days

Golf Coursesmore

Chenal Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Businessesmore

Samuel M. Strong, D.D.S
Dr. Samuel M. Strong is a general practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas and focuses his private practice on cosmetic and implant restorative dentistry. He also has a special interest in the treatment of sleep disorders. Dr. Strong has been involved with the restorative phase of endosseous implants since 1988 and has experience with unilateral, bilateral and anterior fixed/detachable restorations. He has extensive knowledge in the Nobel Biocare prosthetic system. Dr. Strong has achieved Fellowship and Diplomate Status in the ICOI.nnDr. Strong received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1974. Dr. Strong is committed to excellence in dentistry and continues to follow an extensive program of continuing dental education. He has published several articles in Osstium, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry Update, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics and others. Dr. Strong has achieved Fellowship and Diplomate Status in the ICOI. Dr. Strong is a Fellow and a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

Golf Coursesmore

Maumelle Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Golf Coursesmore

Country Club Of Arkansas, The
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days

Museumsmore

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Includes the historic submarine USS Razorback (tours available), the World War II tugboat USS Hoga, a 1939 towboat M/V Patriot, a casual evening Party Barge, and Arkansas Queen Sternwheeler Excursion Boat.

Parksmore

Burns Park
Directions: Exit 150 off I-40 1,600-acre park featuring a pre-Civil War log cabin; covered bridge; 36-hole golf course; indoor, outdoor tennis courts; camping, picnic area, horse trail, ball fields; amusement park; disk and miniature golf; pavilions available for family reunions, weddings, birthday parties, dances. Visitor Information Center open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.

Historic Sitesmore

North Little Rock Historic Sites
Tour includes the Baker House Bed and Breakfast, the Old Mill, City Hall and other historic structures.

Museumsmore

Arkansas National Guard Museum
Directions: Take Exit 150 Off I-40 And Follow Signs To Camp Robinson. Located Off 6Th And Missouri (Bldg #6400)

Devoted to the history of the Arkansas National Guard and that of Camp Robinson

Parksmore

North Shore Riverwalk
Located on the north side of the Arkansas River, this park offers picturesque views, lighted walkways and a jogging/fitness trail. New North River Landing off I-30 near the Broadway exit is a large boat launching ramp. Part of the Arkansas River Trail. The North Shore Riverwalk offers a wide variety of adaptable uses for events ranging in size from 12 to 10,000 people. Special events are held throughout the summer and fall.

Water Parksmore

Wild River Country
Unique water theme park; The Cyclone, Vertigo, the Pipeline, Vortex, the Accelerator and Black Lightning and White Lightning provide water fun. Other attractions include the Lazy River, River Rapids, Wave Pool, Tidal Wave, Lily Pad Walk; Tad Pool has 11 children's areas

Golf Coursesmore

Camp Robinson Duffers Club
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Golf Coursesmore

Burns Park Golf Course -Tournament
Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Golf Coursesmore

Burns Park Golf Course -Championship
Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Artsmore

English Antiques Gallery
English, French Furniture; lamps, decorative accessories

Golf Coursesmore

Links At Sherwood, The
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Museumsmore

Gann Museum of Saline County
This museum is in the only known structure in the world to use bauxite aluminum ore as a building material. It was built in 1896 for Dr. Dewel Gann, Sr.; now houses memorabilia, photographs, original office furniture and artifacts.

Golf Coursesmore

Longhills Golf Course
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days

Flea Marketsmore

Finders Keepers Flea Market
Antiques, flea market items

Recreationmore

Bald Knob Lake
Bald Knob LakeBald Knob Lake was built in 1960 as a 217-acre reservoir for the city waterworks. Bass, crappie, bream and catfish are popular catches. The lake is restricted to 10-hp or less boats and a boat launch is available.

Recreationmore

Bear Creek Lake
The 625-acre Bear Creek Lake was constructed atop Crowley's Ridge in east central Arkansas in 1938. It lies within the north end of the St. Francis National Forest, and two national scenic byways - the Great River Road and the Crowley's Ridge Parkway, pass nearby.

Anglers visit the lake in search of its largemouth bass, bluegill, red-ear sunfish and blue and channel catfish. Abundant wildlife readily seen in the national forest includes whitetail deer, squirrel, raccoon, rabbit, wild turkey and a wide variety of other birds.

Swimming and hiking are available at the lake, as are three campgrounds (41 individual campsites and one group site) that remain open year-round. No bathhouses are available and the campgrounds rely on vault-style toilets. The only hook-ups available are for water at 17 campsites.

Golf Coursesmore

Bald Knob Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Racingmore

Beebe Speedway
Racing modifieds, street and hobby stocks, mini-stocks and special racing series on a one-fourth mile dirt oval Fridays at 8 p.m. from mid-March until mid-September.

Theatresmore

Center on the Square Dinner Theatre
Center on the Square is a regional, non-profit performing arts center that presents dinner theater shows, children's theater, musicals, and a variety of other presentations.

Artsmore

Harding University Stevens Art Center
Two galleries featuring works of students and faculty; visiting exhibitions.

Theatresmore

Rialto Theater
Opened in 1923 and remodeled with splashy neon lighting in the 1940s, it is one of only a few historic theaters that maintains a daily schedule, with matinees on weekends.

Golf Coursesmore

Course At River Oaks, The
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days

Museumsmore

Tyndale Hall Bible Museum
Explore 4,000 years of Bible history at this museum; tours by appointment only.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Wildlife Refugesmore

White River National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge lies in the floodplain of the White River near where it meets the mighty Mississippi River. Long and narrow, three to 10 miles wide and almost 90 miles long, the refuge is one of the largest remaining bottomland hardwood forests in the Mississippi River Valley. The refuge's fertile forests and three hundred lakes are interlaced with streams, sloughs, and bayous. The result is a haven for a myriad of native wildlife and migratory birds. Admission is free but a refuge user permit is required for hunting, fishing, camping, and ATV use. This extensive preserve offers over 150 natural lakes, deer, wild turkey, black bear, alligators, waterfowl; largest hardwood bottomland preserve in the country.

Museumsmore

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie
Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa

Depicts the history of agriculture and pioneers who farmed the Grand Prairie, waterfowlers exhibit and library, history of rice milling, crop dusting mini-theatre and fish farm exhibit; 20,000 square foot building with five out buildings; other highlights include the lights and sounds of the "Early Morning Duck Hunt on the Grand Prairie," a one-of-a-kind "Coat of Many Feathers," an 800-year-old duck effigy pottery by Native Americans, 500 award winning game calls, carvings of Waterfowl, antique decoy collection (62), Market Hunter Guns plus others and Waterfowl art.

Toursmore

Harr's House Lunch 'n Tour
Directions: 10 miles northwest of Stuttgart on Ark. 343 in the Fairmount community

Take a tour and hear the history of the 1886 Harr House, then enjoy either a salad lunch or a soup and salad lunch. The home tour is approximately 1 ½ hours, with a tour of an antique tractor display and the 320-acre working farm offered by request. Advance reservations of one week required. GROUPS: Excellent for social events, club meetings, birthday parties, bridal luncheons. Picnic lunches on the grounds for up to 30 people, indoors can host a sit-down group of 20. Call for an appointment.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a "Southern Travel Treasure" by AAA Southern Travel Magazine.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Museumsmore

Museum of Chicot County
Housed in the old 1910 Lake Village Infirmary; contains rooms depicting antique hospital equipment, World War II exhibition room, immigration of the Italians to Sunnyside Plantation at Lake Village

State Parksmore

Lake Chicot State Park
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
On Lake/River
Name of Lake/River: Lake Chicot

Cabins with kitchens (many with lake view patio and fishing dock), pool, picnicking, pavilions, laundry, playground; bicycle, boat, jet ski rentals; visitor center interprets the area's history and natural resources through exhibits and programs; 127 campsites. Exhibits and research material on local Civil War history; living history programs and annual re-enactment; driving tour brochure of local Civil War sites available at park office.

Parksmore

Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park
Located in downtown Lake Village on the west shore of scenic Lake Chicot, Arkansas's largest natural lake, the park includes a swimming area, walking path, fishing piers, picnic pavilions, a boat ramp and small amphitheater.

Historic Markersmore

Lindbergh Marker
Historical marker on North Lakshore Drive placed at the site where Lindbergh landed his plane after conducting the first night flight to ever take place. In April 1923 Lindberg circled Lake Village, then landed in a field a few miles north of town.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Scenic Drivesmore

Scenic Lakeshore Drive
Tour down historic Lakeshore Drive. As you travel along, you'll see beautiful old homes, churches, Chicot County Courthouse and the Charles Lindbergh marker line on the west side of the street, while the east side is a splendid driving view of Lake Chicot.

Battlefieldsmore

Ditch Bayou Battlefield
Directions: Two Miles East Of The Junction

The Ditch Bayou Battlefield of 1864 has changed greatly in the post-war years, though the ditch where Colonel Colton Greene's Rebels inflicted significant casualties on General Andrew J. Smith's attacking Federals on June 6, 1864 still cuts its path into Lake Chicot. A historic marker on Ark. 82 notes the site of the battle and combat is interpreted in displays at nearby Lake Chicot State Park. This was the largest battle in Chicot County and the last significant battle on Arkansas soil. It is part of a driving tour of several Civil War sites along Lake Chicot. Brochures are available at the park.

Museumsmore

Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum
Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer MuseumMuseum and study center to provide educational and cultural experiences for school groups and the general public. Programs and experiences are focused on historic house and grounds, a world-class mineral collection, and a Native American artifact collection.

Tour includes:

- 1930's Tudor Revival home
- Eleven acres natural gardens
- Mineral collection of over 1,400 specimens from around the world
- Library of over 1,600 books
- Native American artifacts collected locally
- Scenes from "A Face in the Crowd" the 1956 movie filmed on site
- Museum store

Museumsmore

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum
Directions: Turn west on Cherry Street off U.S. 62 in Piggott

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Education Center includes the two-story, 14-room Pfeiffer family home built in 1910, and a barn, which was remodeled into a writer's studio for Hemingway after his marriage to Pauline Pfeiffer in 1927. The couple made frequent trips to Piggott during the Thirties and Hemingway penned eight books and numerous short stories during the 13-year marriage. "A Farewell to Arms" was published in 1929, and the movie version had its world premiere at the New Franklin Theater in Piggott in December, 1932.

Muralsmore

Rector Mural
Painted by local artist Sandy Midkiff, the mural is an Americana representation of the town's landmarks and its role as a farming community; prints are available for sale at the Rector Community Center US 49.

Scenic Viewsmore

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway
National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;" comprised of federal, state and county roads. From Piggott to Helena, the route passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites, the former home of Ernest Hemingway, historic homes, museums, rich agricultural areas, and the Delta Cultural Center.

Nature Centersmore

Forrest Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
Directions: Located off Lawson Road and Ark. 141, south of Jonesboro

The second of four nature centers constructed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the $4.3-million project includes exhibits on origins and history of the Ridge, topographical models and a 30-foot-long satellite photo of the unique land mass, plus observation tower, duck hunting display, auditorium, meeting room, natural prairie preserve, and a trail looping a lake.

Theatresmore

Forum Civic Center & Theatre
A restored former movie theater now serves as a performing arts center. Touring companies and special productions throughout the year. Art galleries, classes in dance, music, drama, literary arts.

Recreationmore

Craighead Forest Lake
Craighead Forest Lake is an 80-acre recreational impoundment located south of Jonesboro on Crowley's Ridge. The lake serves as the focal point of the area's largest city park, which offers fishing, hiking, playgrounds, swimming, camping, pavilions, marina and launch area.

Bass and catfish are the targets of most anglers.

Museumsmore

Arkansas State University Museum
Directions: Located on the ASU campus

Collection of history, natural history and American Indians; regional history museum; paleontology, native American, and "old town" Arkansas exhibits; displays the cultural and natural history of the state

Golf Coursesmore

Craighills Golf Course
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Links At Jonesboro
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Jonesboro Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Golf Coursesmore

North Hills Country Club
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Museumsmore

Crittenden County Museum
Restored train depot houses exhibit on cotton farming, broom-making factory, early churches, schools and doctors. Art exhibit includes works by nationally-known Arkansas Delta artist, Carroll Cloar.

Golf Coursesmore

Marion Lakes Golf & Athletic Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Parksmore

Southland Greyhound Park
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa

Directions: Located where I-55 meets I-40 at Exit 279-A

Live Greyhound racing and simulcast Greyhound & Thoroughbred racing; Instant Racing Machines; Open year-round; free admission and free parking.

Golf Coursesmore

Meadowbrook Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days

State Parksmore

Village Creek State Park
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
# of Units/Rooms: 10
On Lake/River
Name of Lake/River: Lake Austell
Recreation

Directions: Exit #242 off I-40 at Forrest City; follow signs to park -- 13 miles north

Ten fully equipped cabins with kitchens; four pavilions, playgrounds, baseball and multi-use fields, driving range; visitor center includes an audio visual theater, store, gift shop, bicycle rental; hiking and horseback riding trails, tennis, lake swimming area, interpretive center has large meeting facility. Lake Austell and Lake Dunn are popular for fishing; both are stocked with bass, bream, crappie and channel catfish.

Golf Coursesmore

Crowley's Ridge Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Museumsmore

Desha County Museum
Ten buildings furnished with artifacts of the Delta; an agricultural building, three log houses, plantation commissary.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Golf Coursesmore

Delta Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Speedwaysmore

Crowley's Ridge Raceway
1/4-mile oval dirt track

Scenic Viewsmore

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway
National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;" comprised of federal, state and county roads. From Piggott to Helena, the route passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites, the former home of Ernest Hemingway, historic homes, museums, rich agricultural areas, and the Delta Cultural Center.

State Parksmore

Crowley's Ridge State Park
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
# of Units/Rooms: 4
On Lake/River
Name of Lake/River: Lake Walcott
Recreation

Four fully equipped duplex housekeeping cabins with kitchens; picnic areas, snack bar, trails, standard pavilions, baseball field, 30-acre fishing lake (electric motors only), swimming lake; group cabin area with rental kitchen and dining hall

Muralsmore

Paragould Mural
Directions: Right Beside Railroad Tracks In Paragould, Right Off Of Court Street Near Main Street

Largest mural in Arkansas; depicts the town's early heritage with the Wrape Stave Mill, the Old Depot, and an old train used in the area.

Race Tracksmore

George Ray's Wildcat Hot Rod Dragstrip
Directions: U.S. 412 east to Ark. 135, turn south for one-fourth mile, then east

Racing on Sunday afternoons on a one-eighth mile strip.

Golf Coursesmore

Fox Hills Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Scenic Bywaysmore

St. Francis Scenic Byway
This scenic byway, comprised of Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, along with Lee County Road 221, is located in the St. Francis National Forest between the cities of Marianna and Helena/West Helena. This winding route is located atop Crowley's Ridge for more than 21 miles and is the designated Great River Road. Look for the green and white pilot wheel markers.

Historic Markersmore

Patterson Branch Historical Marker
Directions: Two miles east of Marianna

Site of where the first child of Anglo-Saxon parents was born west of the Mississippi in 1790.

Monumentsmore

General Robert E. Lee Monument
Directions: City Park

National Forestsmore

St. Francis National Forest
At just over 20,000 acres, the St. Francis is known for the diversity of its plant and animal life. Bear Creek and Storm Creek Lake Recreation Areas provide camping, picnicking, fishing. Crowley's Ridge National and Great River Road Scenic Byways runs through the forest.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Center at Helena. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway
National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;" comprised of federal, state and county roads. From Piggott to Helena, the route passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites, the former home of Ernest Hemingway, historic homes, museums, rich agricultural areas, and the Delta Cultural Center.

Golf Coursesmore

Marianna Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Museumsmore

Delta Gateway Museum
Old photographs and maps that depict the history of Blytheville; housed in the old Kress Building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

See us on facebook - www.facebook.com/deltagatewaymuseum

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a "Southern Travel Treasure" by AAA Southern Travel Magazine.

Golf Coursesmore

Blytheville Municipal Golf Course
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Blytheville Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Wildlife Refugesmore

Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Twenty miles west of the Mississippi River, the 11,038-acre Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1915 primarily as a migration habitat for ducks and geese using the Mississippi Flyway. Big Lake contains many islands standing barely above water level. The 6,500-acre natural lake provides fishing for bluegills, catfish, crappie and largemouth bass. Birdwatching is popular with huge populations of wintering ducks and eagles, plus a large variety of spring and fall warblers. White-tailed deer and many smaller mammals inhabit the area, and in 1993 the first bald eagle eggs hatched in nests just south of the Wilderness. No trails exist. Regulated hunting and fishing are permitted. Big Lake is the state's smallest wilderness and the only one in eastern Arkansas.

Recreationmore

Mallard Lake
Gained national attention when a 16 lb. 4-ounce largemouth bass was caught here, still a state record; boat ramps, wheelchair accessible fishing pier; crappie, catfish, bluegills and redear sunfish fishin.

State Parksmore

Herman Davis Memorial State Park
One-acre park that surrounds the monument of Private Davis, who was fourth on General Pershing's list of World War I's greatest heroes.

Golf Coursesmore

Big Lake Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Information Centersmore

Mississippi County Historical Center
Directions: Across From The Courthouse

Located in a 1904 building that once housed a dry goods store.

Museumsmore

Central Delta Depot & Museum
Located in a beautifully restored 1912 Union Railroad Depot on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum contains exhibits focusing on the Louisiana Purchase survey of 1815 and on area railroads and other facets of local history. Serves as visitors' center for Brinkley and nearby Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park. Also located on the museum grounds is the 100 year old Arkansas Midland-MoPac depot from Monroe, AR and a furnished sharecropper house.

Markersmore

Grizzle Warehouse Antiques & Flea Market
Flea market with more than 80 booths in old Rock Island Freight House; antiques, collectibles, glassware, primitives, good furniture; Freight House Cafe open for lunch.

State Parksmore

Louisiana Purchase State Park
Monument marks starting point of 1815 surveys for the Louisiana Purchase. A newly renovated boardwalk and exhibits lead to the marker.

Golf Coursesmore

Brinkley Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Scenic Viewsmore

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway
National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;" comprised of federal, state and county roads. From Piggott to Helena, the route passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites, the former home of Ernest Hemingway, historic homes, museums, rich agricultural areas, and the Delta Cultural Center.

Toursmore

Delta Heritage Tours
Cultural and musical tours of Mississippi River town feature an authentic gospel church service, a live performance of America's longest-running blues radio show and a visit to the Delta Cultural Center. Customized tours, with advance notice, can include historic homes, a visit to one of the Delta's last 'juke joints' and a soul food tasting.

Theatresmore

Malco Theatre
Restored cinema hosts little theater productions, vintage films.

Cemeteriesmore

Confederate Cemetery
Historic cemetery lies on the upsurge of Crowley's Ridge at the northern edge of town. Burial place of Helena resident Gen. Patrick Cleburne, known as "the Stonewall Jackson of the West."

Parksmore

River Reach Park
Picnicking and fishing are available in this park that overlooks the Mississippi River; an elevated boardwalk leads to the river's edge; sandy beach for volleyball, boat access

Historic Librariesmore

Historic Public Library
Oldest public building in Phillips County; first public library in Arkansas.

Museumsmore

Delta Cultural Center
Museum in restored depot and storefront tells the story of efforts to settle and cultivate the fertile Delta region along the Mississippi River. Interactive audio exhibits on the region's heritage of blues and gospel music. Battle of Helena exhibit.

Museumsmore

Phillips County Museum
Directions: Downtown Historic District

Built in 1891; artifacts include early paintings, Thomas Edison Collection, Native American, letters from General Lafayette, General Robert E. Lee, Civil War

Scenic Bywaysmore

Great River Road National Scenic Byway
The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the State Tourist Information Center at Helena. Named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway
National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;" comprised of federal, state and county roads. From Piggott to Helena, the route passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites, the former home of Ernest Hemingway, historic homes, museums, rich agricultural areas, and the Delta Cultural Center.

State Parksmore

Lake Poinsett State Park
Directions: From Harrisburg, travel one mile east on Ark. 14, then go three miles south on Ark. 163 to the park

640-acre lake nestled atop Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas featuring bass, bream, catfish, crappie fishing; 30 campsites, picnic areas, screened-in pavilion, playground, hiking trails, launch ramp, boat rentals

Museumsmore

Parker Pioneer Homestead
A living history museum consisting of 12 log buildings, as well as several other structures. The village includes: Clark's Cabin, the Loom House, the Broom Shop, the General Store, the Barn, the Blacksmith, the Way Station, the Grist Mill, the Sorghum Mill, the E. Sloan Heritage School, Roberts' Chapel, the Smokehouse, the Post Office and Print Shop.

Museumsmore

Marked Tree Delta Area Museum
Behind a late 1800s general store facade, this museum has a replica of a small-town community hospital and an early history gallery that includes Indian pottery from the 13th century and telephone exhibits from the early 1900s.

Scenic Viewsmore

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway
National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;" comprised of federal, state and county roads. From Piggott to Helena, the route passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites, the former home of Ernest Hemingway, historic homes, museums, rich agricultural areas, and the Delta Cultural Center.

Museumsmore

St. Francis County Museum
Directions: From I-40, take Ark. 1 south through town to Front Street; turn one block east; located at the corner of Front & Izard Streets

Located in the restored, historic Rush-Gates home; exhibits include the J.O. Rush relic collection, reconstructed doctor's office, geology and fossils from Crowley's Ridge, county, veterans, and African-American history. Temporary and seasonal exhibits year-round; also serves as the central visitors center for the Crowley's Ridge National Scenic byway.

State Parksmore

Village Creek State Park
Please see Wynne, Arkansas for complete description.

Muralsmore

Forrest City Downtown Murals
Six murals grace this Delta community's downtown.

Golf Coursesmore

Forrest City Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Wildlife Refugesmore

Cache River National Wildlife Refuge
Small game, waterfowl and big game hunting; fishing, wildlife observation, photography. Habitat includes 33,000 acres of bottomland forest and associated sloughs and oxbow lakes, 4,300 acres of croplands and 7,500 acres of reforested areas. Large concentrations of wintering waterfowl during the winter. Recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the RAMSAR Convention and the most important wintering area for mallards by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

Historic Churchesmore

Historic Augusta Presbyterian Church
Preserved pre-Civil War, Gothic Revival church that now serves as a local museum and cultural center; the restored interior is highlighted by an ornate plaster ceiling and wall decor that features art moldings, stained-glass windows, Gothic doors and rich woodwork; original vintage pump organ and pulpit.

Recreation Areasmore

DeGray Lake
13,800-acre lake known for hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass and crappie fishing. State park, privately-operated resort, Corps of Engineers campgrounds are the only developments along with shore; visitor center, boat ramps, picnic areas, swim beaches.

Artsmore

Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery
Exhibits of students' work, including paintings and sculptures. Rotating exhibits.

Water Parksmore

Arkadelphia Aquatic Park
Twenty-five meter pool with diving area; drop slide, open flume water slide, umbrella-style water fountain, bench with spraying heads, frog tot slide, floating play pieces, zero depth entry, shaded areas around the pool, concession area with shaded cover.

Collectionsmore

Country Crafts & Collectibles
Directions: Ark. 7 North off I-30 Furniture, glassware, collectibles, handmade crafts, quilts, dolls.

Toursmore

Tour of Historic Arkadelphia
Self-guiding driving tour through the historic district of homes listed on the National Register; some date to the 1840s. Brochures available at Chamber of Commerce, 6th and Caddo Streets.

Artsmore

Ouachita Baptist University Jones Performing Arts Center
State-of-the-art facility, site of numerous musical and dramatic productions, including appearances by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Planetariumsmore

Reynolds Science Center Planetarium
Directions: Henderson State University Campus

Tours of the planetarium, exhibits on stars and outer-space; classes, children's programs about space and planetary exploration.

Golf Coursesmore

Turtle Pointe Golf Club
Semi-private 18-hole championship golf course located just 5 minutes off Interstate 30; front nine holes designed by Joe Finger, the back nine were designed by Jim Schuemacker. Tree-lined fairways, the undulating and difficult to read fast greens with the water hazards coming into play on several holes. PGA-certified Head Professional; Mulligan's Restaurant & Club has both areas for family meals and a separate club area; facilites for special events and parties; catering available.

Scenic Bywaysmore

National Scenic 7 Byway
One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7 runs from the Louisiana border to the Missouri border, passing through both the the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains. Numerous resorts, attractions and scenic overlooks are found along its route.

Golf Coursesmore

Arkadelphia Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Parksmore

Funtrackers Family Park
Family fun park with go-carts, bumper boats; game room; located next to Safari Falls Miniature Golf.

Zoosmore

Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo
Directions: Go left at the end of Central Avenue North, then go eight blocks; located next to National Park Mountain.

Huge petting zoo, 200 alligators; great variety of animals, including ostriches, mountain lions, big turtles

Parksmore

Hot Springs National Park
Congress established Hot Springs Reservation on April 20, 1832 to protect hot springs flowing from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain. Known for its 47 thermal springs, this national park was the nation's first, predating Yellowstone by 40 years. Features more than 30 miles of hiking trails through the glorious Ouachita Mountains, scenic drives, hot water cascade, picnic areas and campsites (no hookups or showers). Thermal-features tours in summer; "African Americans and the Hot Springs Baths" exhibit in the Fordyce Bathhouse National Park Visitors Center.

Visitors Centersmore

Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center
The restored Fordyce Bathhouse now serves as visitor center for Hot Springs National Park and museum for the thermal bathing industry. Stained glass windows and the DeSoto Fountain grace the interior. Bookstore, orientation film, self-guided tour; guided tours with advance notice.

Speedwaysmore

Thunder Mountain Speedway
Directions: Located next to Magic Springs in the Music Mountain Entertainment Complex

Go-kart racing with Indy-style kart bodies; arcade room, concession, children's theatre.

Theatresmore

Pocket Theatre
Community live theatre with classical, comedy, mystery, drama; non-profit that group stages four productions each year in 200-seat theater.

Scenic Bywaysmore

National Scenic 7 Byway
One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7 runs from the Louisiana border to the Missouri border, passing through both the the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains. Numerous resorts, attractions and scenic overlooks are found along its route.

Recreation Areasmore

Lake Ouachita
The largest lake in the state at over 40,000 acres; excellent fishing and beautiful scenery; privately owned resorts, a state park and Corps of Engineers campgrounds are on the lake's shores.

National Forestsmore

Ouachita National Forest
Established in 1907, the South's oldest and one of the largest (1.6 million acres) national forest. Recreation areas such as Albert Pike, Shady Lake and Charlton offer campsites, fishing areas, picnic sites and hiking trails. Also available is swimming, hunting, fishing, mountain bike trails, all-terrain vehicle trails, equestrian trails.

Visitors Centersmore

Mountain Valley Water Visitor Center
Directions: Located one-half block from the Arlington Hotel, on historic Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs.

Visitors can sample the water and learn the history of Mountain Valley Water; shipped worldwide; interactive kiosk; merchandise.

Museumsmore

Mid-America Science Museum
Over 100 hands-on exhibits focusing on energy, matter, life and perception; perfect for any age group; laser show available for additional charge.

Toursmore

Outdoor Adventure Tours
Provide specialty tours; picnics of breakfasts, lunches or dinners; shuttle service to Little Rock National Airport; shuttle service to area attractions; group tours (hiking, hiking, canoeing, Victorian home, shopping, barge, wildlife watch); sitter service for conventions. Professional step-on guide service for Hot Springs National Park; special church, industrial, and Christmas lights tours; customized "hub-n-spoke" itineraries, complete receptive and convention services.

State Parksmore

Lake Catherine State Park
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
# of Units/Rooms: 17
On Lake/River
Name of Lake/River: Lake Catherine
Recreation

Directions: From I-30: take Exit #97, then go 12 miles north on Ark. 171. From Hot Springs: U.S. 270 East to Carpenter Dam Road, south on Carpenter Dam Road, east on Ark. 290, north on Ark. 171

Located on the shore of 1,940-acre Lake Catherine; features 17 fully equipped, rustic cabins with kitchens, some of which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s; horseback riding available; boat rental, three hiking trails. New fully accessible cabin with barrier-free fishing pier now available; cabin has a hydraulic lift to help those with severe disabilities get in and out of bed; built in the CCC-style, the two-bedroom cabin has both a whirlpool tub and a roll-in shower.

Toursmore

National Park Duck Tours
Continuous land and water tour that takes you through Hot Springs to Lake Hamilton and through the historic district.

Trailsmore

Ouachita National Recreation Trail
Stretches for 233 miles across the Ouachita National Forest from near Talihina, Oklahoma, to Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock. Backpacking, day hikes. A 50-mile section is now open to mountain bikes.

Water Parksmore

Magic Springs Theme Park & Crystal Falls Water Park
Directions: On U.S. 70, two miles east of Hot Springs; take Magic Springs Drive Exit off U.S. 70

Two parks for the price of one! Magic Springs and Crystal Falls offer over 75 attractions including "Arkansas Twister" roller coaster and the largest water park in Arkansas; the only theme park located in a national park.

Historic Districtsmore

Central Avenue Historic District
Directions: On Central from Prospect Avenue to Park Avenue

Restored buildings dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s now house art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants, shops; Bathhouse Row.

Museumsmore

Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum
Over 100 wax figures depict 38 scenes; includes the Stairway of the Stars (famous movie stars of the past and present), the World of Horrors (medieval tortures that are historically accurate), the Hall of Battles (momentous scenes in the building of America), the World of Religion (Da Vinci's "Last Supper," the Pieta and the crucifixion), the World of the Mighty (famous personages from the past), World of Make Believe (Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and more), the Royal Grand Hall (British and French Royalty with U.S. Presidents), and the Crown Jewels of England (authentic reproductions).

Gardensmore

Garvan Woodland Gardens
Located near Hot Springs National Park, the Garden's gently sloping Ouachita Mountain terrain covers 210 acres of a forested peninsula jutting into Lake Hamilton. The gardens showcase floral landscapes, free-flowing streams and waterfalls, as well as architectural structures in a natural woodland setting. This woodland habitat is home to hundreds of natural and exotic plant and animal species; E. Fay Jones-designed gazebo is popular for weddings.

Monumentsmore

Hot Springs Confederate Monument
Directions: Landmark Plaza

Toursmore

Hot Springs Trolleys/Transportation Depot
This restored train depot is the hub for trolleys that transport visitors through the city's historic downtown; sandwich shop; farmers' market on Wednesdays, Saturdays from June-October.

Recreation Areasmore

Lake Catherine
A 1,940-acre residential and recreational lake known for its excellent bass and crappie fishing; formed by Carpenter and Remmel dams.

Historic Sitesmore

Clinton Sites
Visit the sites related to President Bill Clinton: his boyhood homes, high school, favorite hamburger hangout; self-guided driving tour brochures available.

Recreation Areasmore

Lake Hamilton
One of the most popular recreational and residential lakes in the state. Condominiums, resorts, motels, restaurants and private homes cover much of its shoreline; fishing, boating, water sports.

Theatresmore

Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic
Directions: Malco Theatre
A Las Vegas-style production of magic and illusions featuring Maxwell Blade; suitable for all ages.

Recreation Areasmore

Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park
Directions: The park is just five miles from downtown Hot Springs. Take Magic Springs Exit on Hwy. 70 and drive North on Mill Creek Road. The Superlift ORV Park is located approximately 3.2 miles on Mill Creek Road North, right past Panther Valley Ranch.

1254 wooded acres form the Superlift Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Park. This acreage contains the majority of the original trail system, including famous fear invoking obstacles like Concrete Hill, Quicksand Hill and The Ravine. New trails and obstacles, with varying degrees of difficulty, are continuously being built on every terrain type imaginable - hill climbs (both "finesse" and "horsepower required" types), mud pits, rock gardens, and water crossings. All trails are mapped and posted with difficulty ratings for the various vehicle types, so you will always know your location in the Park, and what to expect terrain-wise. The Super-Kids "children only" ride area is specifically for children up to 12-years old riding non-race type ATVs and dirt bikes. Ample parking allows off-load onsite, then oversee children while they learn and enjoy themselves in a safer, less congested riding environment.

Also offered are both tent and RV campsites nestled in beautiful shaded hardwoods, clean and modern restrooms with showers, and a laundry room. The Park store carries an array of supplies plus Superlift and Park apparel.

Parksmore

Oaklawn Park
Finest thoroughbred racing from late January to mid April capped off by the Racing Festival of the South. Largest horse racing operation outside New York and California. Featuring simulcast racing from Triple Crown Races, Breeder's Cup, Louisiana Downs and Saratoga. GROUPS: Infield, which can accommodate up to 50,000 people, is available for company picnics, large groups, and concerts.

Golf Coursesmore

Hot Springs Golf & Country Club -Majestic
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Golf Coursesmore

Diamondhead Golf Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days

Golf Coursesmore

Hot Springs Golf & Country Club -Pineview
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Golf Coursesmore

Hot Springs Golf & Country Club -Arlington
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Ghost Toursmore

Hot Springs Haunted Tours
Hot Springs Haunted ToursConsidered to be the best haunted tours in Arkansas, enjoy our one-hour tours of the historic downtown Hot Springs. Our guide will take you to several haunted buildings, with the oldest dating back to the early 1800s. While at these locations, you will learn about the dark side of Hot Springs, both past and present. The tours begin every night in front of 332 Central Avenue, on the sidewalk.

HAUNTINGS, MYSTERIES, GHOSTS, MURDERS, DEATHS, SUICIDES

Museumsmore

Hot Spring County Museum
Artifacts and memorabilia relating to local history housed in the historic Boyle House; Caddo Indian pottery, quilts; antique furniture.

Golf Coursesmore

Malvern Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Speedwaysmore

Southwest Arkansas Super Speedway
Directions: Hwy. 27N between Nashville and Murfreesboro

Racing pure and street stocks, modifieds, sportsman and bombers on the three-eighths mile banked clay oval; Saturdays at 8 p.m. beginning in early April.

Artsmore

Elberta Arts Center
Exhibits the works of local artists as well as artists from all over the state.

Golf Coursesmore

Nashville Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Parksmore

Janssen Park
Features an 1800s log cabin, ponds, picnic tables, playground.

State Parksmore

Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
# of Units/Rooms: 38
Non-Smoking Rooms Available
Restaurant on site/nearby
Recreation

Directions: 13 miles east of Mena on Hwy 88

Thirty-eight room lodge; two Queen's Rooms with fireplaces; two Regent's Rooms with whirlpool tubs, multi-spray showers; full-service restaurant, conference center; airport shuttle available to and from Mena airport; hiking trails; Arkansas Native Plant & Wildlife Center.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Talimena Scenic Byway
The Talimena Scenic Drive became in 2005 Arkansas's third and newest national scenic byway. The 54-mile route on Ark. 88 and Okla. 1 rides the ridges of Rich and Winding Stair mountains through the Ouachita (pronounced Wash-i-tah) National Forest, connecting the towns of Mena in western Arkansas with Talihina in eastern Oklahoma.

Recreationmore

Shady Lake
Food Service/Picnic Area Available

Directions: Five miles southwest of Glenwood on U.S. 70; west 23 miles on Hwy. 84 to Athens, then 2 miles west on Hwy. 246. Then north at sign for 3 miles on Forest Road 38.

A 25-acre recreation lake in the Ouachita National Forest with swimming beach, playground, hiking. Outdoor theater programs in season, tree identification interpretive trail, trail around the lake. Good warmwater fishing opportunities. Special fishing regulations: rod and reel or pole fishing only; daily catfish limit of 5; and bass minimum length of 15 inches or longer; day-use picnic area, boat dock. The campground has 93 RV/tent sites with no hookups; one RV/tent site with water and electricity; group camp and picnic shelter available by reservation only.

Trailsmore

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails
Directions: From U.S. 71 at Mena, take Ark. 8 east for one mile to Ark 375; turn onto Ark. 375 and go for eight miles; trail head will be near County Road 277

For all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes, more than 40 miles of loop trails at varied levels of difficulty in the Ouachita National Forest; three trailheads

Museumsmore

Blythe's Museum & Gazebo
Large collection of Native American artifacts found in the area; early pioneer artifacts and Scott County photos. GROUPS: Gazebo can be used for reunions or special occasions; constructed from an old grain gin.

Recreation Areasmore

Lake Hinkle
A 960-acre lake known for its diverse fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, crappie, catfish; boating.

Parksmore

Turkey Track Park
Bluegrass and gospel music, jamming session, arts, crafts, food vendors, hog roast, potluck supper; feature several bands, guest bands welcome, electric hookups, showers, restrooms, day/night security. These festivals take place in June and October. Check the calendar of events on this web site for more information.

Recreation Areasmore

Gillham Lake
Directions: 16 miles north of DeQueen and six miles northeast of Gillham

Called "The Bright Spot on the Cossatot," Gillham consists of 1,370 acres and offers boating, skiing, fishing, camping and picnicking.

Museumsmore

Sevier County Historical Society Museum
History of Sevier County; small village/replica of early DeQueen; visual history of the past.

Wildlife Refugesmore

Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Fishing, wildlife observation, photography, hunting, environmental education and interpretation, camping; designated ATV trails (seasonal use only).

State Parksmore

Golf Coursesmore

Chamberlyne Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days

Monumentsmore

Dardanelle Confederate Monument
Directions: Near The Yell County Courthouse

Historical markers with details about the monument

State Parksmore

Mount Nebo State Park
# of Units/Rooms: 15
On Lake/River
Name of Lake/River: Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas River (Okla. to Little Rock)
Recreation

Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s; 35 campsites and 15 fully equipped cabins with kitchens; 14 miles of trails encircle the mountain; facilities include a pool, tennis courts, picnic areas, playground, pavilions, ball field; visitor center with exhibits, store, bicycle rentals. (Trailers over 24 feet should not attempt the climb.)

Wildlife Refugesmore

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge
A birdwatcher's paradise, this refuge is home at different times of the year to Canada geese and several species of ducks, bald eagles and other wildlife. The area was established to provide essential habitat for migratory birds in the Mississippi Valley Fly-Way.

Natural Attractionsmore

Council Oak
A massive 400- to 500-year-old white oak tree where a Cherokee Indian chief signed a treaty giving all land south of the Arkansas River to the territory in 1820; park surrounds the tree, which is listed on the National Registry.

Natural Attractionsmore

Dardanelle Rock
This large rock formation rises near the Arkansas River bank and was used as a lookout by Indians and Confederate soldiers.

Golf Coursesmore

Bay Ridge Boat & Golf Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Recreationmore

Bull Shoals Lake
Created by one of the largest concrete dams in the nation, Bull Shoals covers 45,000 acres with a 1,000-mile shoreline. Famous for its largemouth and striped bass; several state records including a 53-pound striped bass.

Recreationmore

Norfork Lake
Granddaddy of all the big Ozark lakes. A 550-mile shoreline offers a wide choice of resort accommodations and the action is non-stop for bass, walleye, stripers and panfish; scuba diving; 12 Corps of Engineers campgrounds; boating, skiing, swimming.

Toursmore

Miniatures Museum & Tiny Town Tours
Some 200 displays featuring 100,000 minatures; exhibits range from dollhouse furnishings to complete villages.

Fish Hatcheriesmore

Norfork National Fish Hatchery
One of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's largest producing fish hatcheries. On display are eyed eggs and various sizes of rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. Hatchery tours, off-site presentations; fishing for the disabled and for those 15 and under in Dry Run Creek.

Resortsmore

StoneCreek Ranch Resort
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa
# of Units/Rooms: 4
Non-Smoking Rooms Available
Recreation

A guest ranch for horseback riding vacations and more. Two fully equipped two bedroom cabins that sleep up to six each; two guest rooms in the Cowboy Apartment above the arena have access to full kitchen/dining area. Activities include indoor riding, outdoor riding, trail riding, and the cutting horse experience for the adventuresome. Pets allowed by special prior arrangement; world-class fishing on the nearby White and North Fork Rivers; water sports; packages available.

Museumsmore

Tiny Town Tours Miniature Museum of Merritt
2400 square feet of minatures, seven rooms, 60 dollhouses, 62 stores and other exhibits.

Golf Coursesmore

Big Creek Golf & Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Toursmore

Self Guided Mobile Friendly Tour of Ozarks
We invite you to enjoy our FREE mobile and pad friendly self guided tour of the Ozark Mountain Area.

It features, lakes, rivers, photo opts, restaurants and much more. We are adding to it all the time!
Thanks and hope you enjoy the tour!

Bob and Linda Zdora, Executive Brokers
The Z-Team Realtors
Century 21 LeMac Realty
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
HelloZteam@gmail.com
870-405-0793 Linda
870-405-5407 Bob
RetireToArkansas.Net

Artsmore

Center for the Arts in Northwest Arkansas
Musical performances, theatrical productions, visual arts, additional cultural events; call for hours of operation

Gardensmore

Compton Gardens
Gardens including 6.5 acres of native plants, state champion trees, streams, bridges, and walking trails; Conference Centre available for rental which can accommodate wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinner, parties, reunions, seminars, trainings and lecture series.

Museumsmore

Edith's Costume Jewelry Museum
Directions: Corner of Moberly and Del White Over 9,000 pieces of costume jewelry are featured in three rooms. They include such brand names as Coro, Sarah Coventry, Monet, Napier, Judy Lee, and more.

Museumsmore

Peel House Museum & Historical Garden
Directions: U.S. 71B An Italianate villa built in 1875 by Col. Sam Peel, a prominent early figure in Bentonville history. Restored mansion and gardens open to the public; on-site preservation library.

Historical Markersmore

Civil War Cave
Used by Confederate troops during the Civil War; contains 50-year-old rimstone formations over which flow 60,000 gallons of water. The cave is 58 degrees year-round, lighted; includes picnic grounds, gift shop.

Monumentsmore

Confederate Monument
Located on the Bentonville Square, surrounded by a fountain.

Artsmore

Fusion Fine Arts Gallery
Local, regional and national artists' works. Also, art supplies - everything from canvases to kids crayons; art classes for all ages.

Golf Coursesmore

Links At Bentonville Golf & Athletic Club
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Wildlife Areasmore

Wild Wilderness Safari
Directions: Taking Ark. 59 South to Gentry.Turn right on Ark. 12 and cross the viaduct. Turn at the first road on the right (Collins Street). Follow it to refuge.

Five-mile drive through provides viewing of about 200 species of animals; petting zoo; areas for walking and driving

Golf Coursesmore

Links At Lowell, The
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Recreationmore

Beaver Lake
28,000 acres of clear water attract thousands of water sports lovers, fishermen, hikers, birdwatchers. Located in the Ozark Highlands near Rogers, Eureka Springs, Springdale, Fayetteville. Forests, tall bluffs, meadows crisscrossed by hiking trails. Boat docks, camping, parks, swimming, fishing.

Historic Districtsmore

Downtown Historic District
Features brick-paved streets, unique shops and restaurants; incorporated in 1881 when the first passenger train rolled in on the Frisco railroad; soda fountain at Poor Richard's Gift & Confectionery is among many local sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Museumsmore

Rogers Historical Museum
Guided tours of the historic 1895 Hawkins House, plus exhibits on local history. "The Attic" is a hands-on exhibit for children. Walking tours of historic downtown Rogers available with prior arrangements.

Recreationmore

War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake
Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Other cards accepted, Visa
Food Service/Picnic Area Available

Directions: Located on Scenic Ark. 12 halfway between Rogers and Eureka Springs

War Eagle Cavern has spectacular natural entrance that is breathtaking. Following the easy, wide pathways (no stairs) along the edge of the stream flowing throughout the cavern, the knowledgeable guides lead the way through huge rooms, explaining incredible "domes," rimstone dam waterfalls and other formations, relating stories of warriors, draft-dodgers, robbers, moonshiners, squatters and spelunkers who have used the cavern over the years. The cavern can be reached by land or by boat. Mine for real gemstones at the War Eagle Mining Company.

State Parksmore

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
A limited development of 11,964 acres of natural park along the southern shore of Beaver Lake. Two hiking trails, one with primitive campsites near Beaver Lake; 100-yard all-weather public firing range; regulated seasonal hunting; Van Winkle historical site; and interpretive programming are currently available within the Management Area. New for 2006 is 17 miles of multi-use trails, and trail and interpretive improvements at the Van Winkle historical site, which is now ADA accessible with interpretive panels.

Theatresmore

Rogers Little Theater
Dinner theater, concerts and children's shows at Victory Theater.

Historymore

War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge
Contains a working water-powered grist mill, restaurant and gift shop.

Museumsmore

Daisy Airgun Museum
Daisy Manufacturing Company, Inc. is the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of airguns, ammo and accessories. One gun, more than any other, played a major role in making Daisy the household name it is today. Introduced in 1939, the Daisy Red Ryder has sold over 9 million units, easily making it the most famous BB gun ever built; over 150 antique airguns displayed

Golf Coursesmore

Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

RV Parksmore

monte ne at beaver lake campground
see web site www.monteneatbeaverlake.com

Museumsmore

Siloam Springs Museum
Directions: Follow signs from Broadway or Mt. Olive.

Pioneer artifacts, documents, vintage clothing

Artsmore

Sager Creek Arts Center
Drama, music, dance, visual arts, literature and children's threater. Includes works by area artists showcased in a historic 1921 church.

Golf Coursesmore

Dawn Hill Golf & Racquet Club
Course Access: Resort
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days

Trout Fishingmore

Bear Creek Springs Trout Farm
No license required and no limit; bait and tackle furnished; your catch can be cleaned and packed on ice.

Natural Attractionsmore

Buffalo National River
The nation's first federally-protected stream and one of America's great natural treasures, the Buffalo River meanders through the Ozarks for almost 150 miles before joining the White River. Canoe outfitters can be found at almost every access point. The Buffalo Point Concession has five rustic, eight modern and two riverview cabins; seasonal restaurant. For information and reservation policy, see listing under lodging for the town of Yellville.

Theatresmore

Lyric Theatre
Harrison's historic downtown square is the site for theatrical productions, concerts, fine arts programs and classic movies.

Cavingmore

Mystic Caverns
Two of the most spectacular caves in the Ozarks at one location -- Mystic Cavern and Crystal Dome Cavern. Guided tours begin in Mystic and retrace steps early settlers first took in the 1850s. Crystal Dome showcases an eight-foot-high dome in pristine condition; rock museum, gift shop.

Museumsmore

Boone County Heritage Museum
Genealogy library, artifacts covering history of railroad, medicine, Civil War, music.

Natural Attractionsmore

Buffalo National River Civil War Heritage Trail
The Buffalo National River is a 95,000-acre national park that preserves unique natural and cultural features of the Arkansas Ozarks. During the Civil War the rugged terrain became a battleground between aggressive independent Confederate units and the Union forces holding northwest Arkansas. Skirmish sites, saltpeter caves and Civil War-era farms are interpreted. Exhibit at the Tyler Bend Visitor Center on US 65 at Silver Hill.

Museumsmore

Marine Corps Legacy Museum
Located on the town square; open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is normally closed on Sunday and Monday; however, advance arrangements can be made to conduct special showings for groups of 10 or more.

Scenic Drivesmore

National Scenic 7 Byway
One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7 runs from the Louisiana border to the Missouri border, passing through both the the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains. Numerous resorts, attractions and scenic overlooks are found along its route.

Golf Coursesmore

Harrison Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days

Fishingmore

Bear Creek Springs Trout Farm
Great place to catch that first rainbow trout. No license or trout stamp needed, pay only for what you catch. Bait and equipment furnished for free or use your own. Cleaned and packed on ice for free. You can also feed the trout for 25cents. The fee is $6.25 per pound plus tax. Please call for a fishing reservation! DeVito's Restaurant across the street can cook your catch for an additional fee. The Phone no. for Bear Creek and DeVito's is 870-741-8832.

Collectionsmore

Antiques & Elderly Things
Children's books, Civil War memorabilia, fine china, glass scupltures, kitchen items.

Museumsmore

Saunders Memorial Museum
Extensive collection of firearms (almost four hundred items) including antique and unusual pieces; knives, Victorian clothing, accessories, textiles and furniture. Exhibits include guns used by the famous and infamous....like Jesse and Frank James, Belle Star, Cole Younger, Cherokee Bill, Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill Cody; Sitting Bull's war bonnet and an Arab sheik's tent; Persian rugs and Teakwood furniture.

Souvenirsmore

Childhood Memories
Antique toys, albums, vintage clothing; collectibles from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Artsmore

Currey Studio Gallery/Grandma Fran
One of the Ozarks' best-known artists known for her primitive style of painting.

One Of A Kindsmore

Homade Furniture
Handcrafted primitive furniture made with rustic wood from the Arkansas Ozarks; each piece is unique - one of a kind; wide selection of antiques and collectibles; everything from antique stoves to glass dishes; primitive barn wood for sale.

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Carroll County Heritage Center
Artifacts from Berryville and Carroll County are housed in the historic old 1880 Courthouse; moonshine still, funeral parlor, one-room school, genealogy library.

Cavingmore

Cosmic Cavern
Cosmic CavernCosmic Cavern was discovered in 1845, but wasn't developed until 1927. The cave features a 9 foot soda straw - the longest known in the Ozarks, and two bottomless lakes, one of which has had trout in it for over 50 years. One of the lakes was discovered in 1993 in the "Silent Splendor" section which made national news. This was Arkansas' most delicate discovery. The cavern is home to the extremely rare Ozark Blind Cave Salamanders.

Rated in the top 10 of US tour caves, temperatures stay at a comfortable 62 degrees year-round. Gemstone panning available; gift shop, rock shop, homemade fudge shop.

Golf Coursesmore

Carroll County Country Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Museumsmore

Aviation Cadet Museum
Directions: Look for blue sign with a pilot and aircraft on it on the north side of U.S. 62 East about 3/4 mile east of The Great Passion Play entrance; proceed north 2.5 miles on Onyx Cave road (CR207); facility is on the left. (Don't turn left on CR 266 at the 2 mile mark continue straight ahead on CR 207 towards the airport.)

This museum is dedicated to the men who built the air arm of this nation: bombardiers, navigators, observers, and pilots, from the Army Air Corps, USAF, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard as well as all those on the ground who were an integral part of the total force. It is the location of the only public use airport in Eureka Springs, Silver Wings Field, which carries an identifier of 5A5. Static display contains an F-105-G and F-100-F.

Structural Landmarksmore

Christ of the Ozarks Statue
Directions: Off U.S. 62 East on Passion Play Road Seven-story statue of Christ overlooks the Ozarks and Eureka Springs; lighted for night viewing; can be seen for miles; created by Emmett Sullivan, one of the sculptors of Mount Rushmore.

Historic Districtsmore

Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District
"America's Victorian Village" preserves turn-of-the-century charm with shopping and dining in its historic downtown and the bed and breakfasts that surround it. Relics of the city's past can be viewed at the Historical Museum. The 1886 Crescent Hotel overlooks this district.

Museumsmore

Eureka Springs Historical Museum
Three floors of the unique history of Eureka Springs displayed in photographs and documents, a large collection of local artwork, excellent research materials and a genealogy department.

Museumsmore

Museum of Earth History
Directions: Located on The Great Passion Play grounds. The Museum explains the origin of the earth from the Christian viewpoint, and includes displays of life-size dinasaur skeletons, life models, and fossil plates.

Toursmore

New Holy Land Tours
Directions: U.S. 62 East, on Passion Play Road Motorized, narrated journey through a 50-acre setting of authentic Old and New Testament exhibits; features over 38 displays, including a tour of Moses' Tabernacle in the Wilderness, built to dimensions and colors as recorded in Exodus 35-40

Wildlife Refugesmore

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Call of the Wild Bed & Breakfast is a 450-acre rescue facility with over 100 big cats, such as lions, tigers, cougars.

Toursmore

Southern Pride Carriage Tours
Old-fashioned carriage tours of historic Eureka Springs, based at the Crescent Hotel; approximately 30 minutes in length

Spasmore

New Moon Spa
A total spa facility located in the 1886 Crescent Hotel; some therapies offered include Swedish massages, facials, body wraps, salt glows, aroma-therapy treatments, hydrotherapy massage baths, water massages, and acupuncture. Also, there are wet and dry saunas, tanning beds, a fully equipped gym and weight room, morning aerobics and garden walks, plus aerobic and circuit training. Also on site is a vegetarian café and a Salon and Bridal Room.

Spasmore

Serenity Day Spa
Located in the historic Basin Park Hotel; Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, manicures, pedicures, facials and body wraps.

Toursmore

Eureka Springs Ghost Tours
Tours which explain the history of the town, the old ghost legends of Eureka Springs and The Crescent Hotel

Excursionsmore

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway
Train museum, rides on vintage steam train, dining cars available for lunch and dinner; gift and snack shop; trains depart from the historic ES&NA Depot every hour on the hour.

Trail Ridesmore

Red Bud Riding Stables
Leisurely-guided trail rides through the Ozark countryside

Natural Attractionsmore

Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge
Directions: Off U.S. Hwy. 62 West Unusual geological formations deep in forest; three block nature trail

Toursmore

Rosalie Tour Home & Gardens
Tour guides dressed in Victorian-style costumes provide historical commentary; call Michelle MdConald at the Rosalie to schedule a wedding.

Cavingmore

Onyx Cave
Self-guided tour through the chambers with names like the Witches Fireplace and Friendly Dragon. Electronic messages point out the cave's features; discovered in 1983; composed of natural onyx

Museumsmore

Gallery Mint Museum
Museum of coin minting technology

Historic Homesmore

Queen Anne Mansion
This Queen Anne masterpiece, featured in Southern Living Magazine, was built in 1891 and has $400,000 of antique furnishings; listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Property includes the historic Kelley House, an original Eureka Springs home. Perfect for weddings, receptions, parties; sleeps up to 14; seven guest rooms including a suite and two tower rooms

Spasmore

Suchness Spa Rituals
Located in the historic New Orleans Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs; offers such services as Suchness Massage, Crown Chakra Ritual, Thai Herbal Steam and Lotus Shower Ritual, Glow Rituals, Body Cocoon Rituals, Facial Ritual, Hands and Feet Ritual; Minister services available for weddings and holy vows

Historic Homesmore

Quigley's Castle
Family home built in 1943; surrounded by perennial gardens, lily ponds, secluded benches; exterior of home adorned by stones collected by the builder since childhood; first floor has tropical plants which grow to the ceiling of the second floor; builder's collections on display include butterflies, fossils, crystals, arrowheads; call for specific details; listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Museumsmore

The Bible Museum
Directions: Off U.S. 62 East, on Passion Play Road Contains over 10,000 Bibles in 625 languages and dialects; large collection of parchments, artifacts; original page of Gutenberg Bible; old and rare Bibles including the history of the English and American Bibles

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Gay Nineties Button & Doll Museum
Button mosaics and dolls collected over many years

Entertainmentmore

Lucky 13 Starlight Outdoor Cinema
Movies shown on a 17-foot-by-25-foot "screen" painted on the wall of a historic building. Audience encouraged to dress in a costume related to the theme of the film. Prizes awarded. Live entertainment, food offered before each movie. Bring your own chairs/blankets. Sundays, June-Sept.

Gardensmore

Covenant Gardens
Directions: Located 1/2 mile east of Passion Play Road Unique garden of Biblical plants; only Bible garden in the mid-South; guided tours available.

Collectionsmore

Antiques on the Square
Old-fashioned, general line antique store

Trout Fishingmore

Collins Creek
A newly developed outdoor project at the John F. Kennedy Park, near the Greers Ferry Fish Hatchery, includes a catch-and-release trout fishing area for youngsters (under age 16), a hiking trail and nature-watching opportunities. Constructed by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

Theatresmore

Gem Community Theater
Directions: Ark. 25 & 5 Bypass; Business Route exit

Restored movie house which now serves as a center for the local arts council. Also, performing arts, live music and an art gallery in the lobby.

Fish Hatcheriesmore

Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery
See the development of trout from egg to adult size; small aquarium on site.

Recreationmore

Little Red River
The Little Red emerges icy-cold from beneath Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. "Rip" Collins proved that this is a premier-class trout stream in 1992 when he landed a world-record 40-pound, four-ounce brown. Plenty of outfitters and resorts.

Trailsmore

Mossy Bluff Trail
Starting from the Garner Visitor Center, .8-mile Mossy Bluff Trail follows the canyon rim overlooking the Little Red River. Stairways are provided at craggy bluffs near end of hike.

Visitors Centersmore

William Carl Garner Visitor Center
Directions: 3 miles north of Heber Springs on Ark. 25; located at the west end of Greers Ferry Dam

Visitor Center for Greers Ferry Lake; exhibit area, 20 minute audio visual presentation, children's touch table, and replica of the 40 lb., 4 oz. world record brown trout caught in the Little Red River; self-guided Mossy Bluff and Buckeye National Nature Trails located adjacent to the Center; free weekend entertainment during warm months

Museumsmore

Olmstead Museum
Olmstead Funeral Home dedicated this private exhibit in 1996 to honor the oldest existing business in Cleburen County. A horse-drawn hearse and photos of the town's early days are of special interest; guided tours by appointment.

Trailsmore

Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail
Built by the Corps of Engineers and located on an island in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake, one-mile trek to the top rewards visitors with panoramic views of the Ozarks; commercial shuttle services from Fairfield Bay during summer; first designated National Scenic Trail in America.

Trailsmore

Buckeye Trail
Buckeye Trail provides a 660-foot barrier-free, smooth surface with automobile access; displays are provided alongside these trails for interpretation of interesting natural features.

Water Sportsmore

Cruise Greers Ferry Lake
Tube rides, kneeboarding, skiing, plus leisurely sightseeing trips available; two-hour, sunset and moonlight cruise packages available.

Recreationmore

Greers Ferry Lake
Nestled in the Ozark foothills between Clinton and Heber Springs, Greers Ferry is among the state's five largest lakes. It is also tops in providing great fishing, water sports, boating and camping. The award-winning reservoir served as the national model for environmental cleanliness. Corps of Engineers campgrounds and commercial parks are available, along with first-class lodging, lakeside resorts and fine restaurants. Shopping and historical sites are other attractions around the lake.

Golf Coursesmore

Lost Creek Golf Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days

Historic Districtsmore

Back in Time Antiques
handicapped accessible. 10,000-sqare-feet of furniture, glass, primitives located in Batesville's downtown historic district

Historic Districtsmore

Batesville Historic Commercial District
The state's second oldest city, settled in 1812. Historic Commercial District offers a glimpse into the city's past, as does the Old Independence Regional Museum, which features historical exhibits from the 12 counties that comprised the original 1820 Independence County.

Historic Churchesmore

Bethel AME Church
The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest church structure in town; listed on the National Register

Flea Marketsmore

Jubile Antique Mall & Flea Market
Directions: 2.5 miles north of Western Sizzlin, Ramada Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 and Comfort Inn on U.S. 167 North (North St. Louis Street) Inventory includes antiques, primitives, glassware, china, jewelry, linens, paintings, coins, ball cards, furniture, collectibles, and ornamental wrought iron; 20-30 dealers including consigment merchandise.

Museumsmore

Old Independence Regional Museum
Featuring historical exhibits and research materials from 12 counties that comprised the original 1820 Independence County. Active program of temporary exhibits and special events year-round; housed in a former National Guard Armory built as WPA Project in 1936; constructed of locally quarried sandstone.

Monumentsmore

Batesville Confederate Monument
Directions: Northeast Corner Of Courthouse Lawn; From Hwy 167 N, Turneast On Main Street, Go Down To 192 East Main Monument features a list of some of Independence County units that served in the war.

Race Tracksmore

Batesville Speedway
Directions: Seven miles west of Batesville Racing modifieds, super stocks, hobbies, super stars and front-wheel drives on Friday nights at 8 p.m. Season runs from March until early October on a three-eighths mile dirt oval. The track was opened in the early 1970s and rebuilt in 1991.

State Parksmore

Independence County Fairgrounds
Cookouts, kitchen, exhibit space, bus parking.

Golf Coursesmore

Batesville Municipal Golf Course
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Batesville Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Hillhigh Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Course Access: Resort
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days

Museumsmore

Arnett's Doll Museum
Over 5,000 dolls collected by Virginia Arnett are displayed in a private museum adjacent to her home. A rare and complete set of 'Gone With The Wind' character dolls highlights the exhibit.

Museumsmore

Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service
Family-owned facility exhibits a horse-drawn hearse and funeral buggy from the 19th century, a chapel and other exhibits.

State Parksmore

Jacksonport State Park
Food Service/Picnic Area Available The 1872 Courthouse museum displays artifacts dating 1840s-1920s of the Jackson County area. The Mary Woods No. 2 is a restored sternwheel paddleboat, which was used on the White River until the late 1960s. Camping, picnic area with playground, swimming beach, riverwalk trail and boat ramp. Interpretive programs available. With its strategic position near the Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers, Jacksonport was occupied by both Confederate and Union armies during the war and served as the headquarters for five generals. Jacksonport was the site of the June 5, 1865 surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Arkansas.

Militarymore

Pea Ridge National Military Park
Perhaps the best-preserved Civil War battlefield in Arkansas, this 4,300-acre national historic site includes a seven-mile, self-guided auto tour road with 10 stops; a museum; trails; bookstore and visitor center. The March 7-8, 1862 battle was one of the largest fought west of the Mississippi, between 10,500 Union troops and 16,200 Confederate troops. The decisive Union victory ensured that Missouri would remain in Federal control.

Museumsmore

Living Farm Museum
Demonstrations of antique farm equipment; horse-drawn plows, harrows, disks, panters, threshers, hay rakes and balers are amonng those demonstrated; steam boiler and engine, antique tractors; antique hand tools.

Golf Coursesmore

Newport Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days

Cavingmore

Bull Shoals Caverns
Directions: Turn South at Harps Grocery on Ark. 178. Features formations millions of years in the making; the site has been used by prehistoric natives, Civil War soldiers and moonshiners; underground rainbow trout stream, miniature lake; visitors tour the cave via concrete walkways. There are no stairs on the floor of this cave, which once sheltered the Indians who roamed the region. At the back of the cave is a waterfall.

Scenic Viewsmore

Top O' the Ozarks Tower
Directions: 2 miles west of Bull Shoals Dam on Hwy 178. View over a million acres after riding the smooth, quiet elevator to the top. Glass-enclosed area overlooking Bull Shoals Lake and Dam, White River and Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

Historic Townsmore

Mountain Village 1890
Eleven main historic structures and numerous additional outbuildings, all of which have been brought here from various sites in the Ozarks. All are authentic, as are their contents, and all were being used in 1890.

Golf Coursesmore

Rivercliff Golf Course
Rivercliff Golf CourseRivercliff Golf Course in Bull Shoals, Arkansas is located in the natural beauty of the Ozarks. Just a few minutes from Bull Shoals Lake and some of the best trout fishing in the country, golfers of every age are welcomed to play this course.

Rivercliff is an 18-hole 6382 yard scenic golf course with Par 72 and Slope/Rating 127/68.5. The beautiful front nine runs right beside the White River just below the dam where eagles are a common sight in the fall and winter. The back nine is a totally different experience. It is built into a large canyon where tight fairways and a meandering creek create a scenic and difficult golfing challenge.

State Parksmore

Old Davidsonville State Park
Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: U.S. 63 To Black Rock, then north on Ark. 361 for 6 miles to the park. South of Pocahontas, 9 miles on Ark. 166 to park 180-acre historical state park that interprets and preserves the town of Old Davidsonville; 12-acre fishing lake, campsites with water, electric; fishing, kettle boats, canoe rentals; fishing pier, picnic areas, pavillions, playgrounds, hiking trails; pets allowed on leash only.

Theatresmore

The Imperial Dinner Theatre
Seating Capacity: 100
Non-Smoking Area Available
Entertainment/Bar Available
Type of Service: Banquet

After many seasons in a refurbished 1940 movie house in downtown Pocahontas, the theatre has moved to a modern facility along U.S. 67, south of town in 2004. Productions are scheduled throughout the year.

Ranchesmore

Wilderness Valley Ranch
Overnight guided horseback rides; buggy rides; hay rides; riding lessons; horseback riding; campsites available

Golf Coursesmore

Cherokee Village -North
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Cherokee Village -South
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Recreation Areasmore

Blanchard Springs Caverns & Recreation Area
Food Service/Picnic Area Available Guided walking tours through an active cavern system, featuring sparkling calcite formations, stalactites, stalagmites and columns. Two different trails for viewing. Recreation area features crystal clear streams, large flowing spring (12,000 gallons per minute), small lake, scenic trails, picturesque bluffs, swimming, fishing, outdoor theatre programs in season. Wild Cave Tours available.

National Forestsmore

Ozark National Forest, Sylamore District
Food Service/Picnic Area Available

Directions: The forest is located 100 miles north of Little Rock. It's primarily on Highways 14 and 5, 7 miles north of Mountain View. Blanchard Springs Caverns, within the forest, is located on Highway 14, 15 miles northwest of Mountain View.

Some 130,000 acres of hardwood forests, spring-fed creeks, two adjoining rivers, grassy meadows, limestone bluffs and Blanchard Springs Caverns make up the Sylamore District. Campsites at Blanchard Springs, Gunner Pool, Barkshed; hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking. GROUPS: call ahead for Caverns tours group rates; check locally for motorcoach parking availability.

State Parksmore

Ozark Folk Center State Park
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
# of Units/Rooms: 60
Non-Smoking Rooms Available
Restaurant on site/nearby
Recreation
Seating Capacity: 200
Non-Smoking Area Available
Type of Service: Banquet, Buffet, Menu

The only park in America devote to the preservation of Southern mountain folkways and music. A 'living museum' state park re-creates the music and skills of the late 18th and early 19th century. Quilting, furniture making, blacksmithing, pottery, woodworking and 15 other skills demonstrated; traditional mountain concerts; Iron Skillet Restaurant, Dry Creek Lodge, gift shop.

Theatresmore

Brickshy's Backstreet Theater
Country variety shows with family comedy each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Trailsmore

Sylamore Creek Trail
Located in the Ozark National Forest, this 14-mile trail is named for the scenic, free-flowing stream it follows past waterfalls, natural springs, limestone bluffs, lush forests; passes three different campgrounds.

Scenic Bywaysmore

Sylamore Scenic Byway
The Sylamore Scenic Byway is made up of a 26.5 mile portion of Ark. 5, 14 and Forest Service Road 1110. The route traverses 16.5 miles of Ark. 5 from Calico Rock to Allison, joining Ark. 14 for 6.7 miles to its intersection with Forest Service Road 1110, and continuing 3 miles to Blanchard Springs Caverns.

Natural Attractionsmore

Natural Bridge
Directions: Located four miles north of Clinton off U.S. 65 Hidden away in the scenic beauty of the Ozarks, this 100-ft. sandstone formation was millions of years in the making. The stone archway was actually used as a bridge during pioneer days. Facilities include a log cabin museum and gift shop. Open mid-March through October.

Museumsmore

Van Buren County Historical Society Museum
Directions: West off Hwy. 65, follow signs Local and area exhibits, plus research room; all items donated by people of Van Buren County.

Day Use Areasmore

Faye's Diamond Mine
Specialty shop; jewelry; antiques; gift items

Natural Attractionsmore

Indian Rock House
Nestled under a hillside at Indian Hills Golf Course, this natural sandstone grotto was the home of prehistoric cave dwellers; community Log Cabin Museum is nearby.

Museumsmore

Log Cabin Museum
An 1850 cabin, dismantled and reconstructed on its present site, is furnished with items used in a home of the 1880s; built in 1976 by volunteers and citizens of Fairfield Bay as a Bicentennial gift; free admission


GPS: N35.6238013 W92.2497252

Resortsmore

Lazy M Ranch Resort
Credit Cards Accepted:
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
# of Units/Rooms: 5
Non-Smoking Rooms Available
Golf Course
Restaurant on site/nearby
Recreation
Pets Accepted

Directions: Located outside Shirley and across road (Hwy. 16) from Fairfield Bay. Take Lightfoot Drive off Hwy. 16 between Shirley and Fairfield Bay then turn right on Stagecoach Road for 1 mile to Ranch Resort. Signage on highway. West of Fairfield Bay main entrance about 1 mile.

Working Ranch Resort. Modern cabins and Lodge. Camping, hiking trails, biking, ATV'S with Cabin rental. RV hookups both 30 & 50 amps. River frontage for fishing, boating and canoeing. Also pond/lake fishing. Rent ATV'S, canoes, flat bottoms, riding arena and trails, game area, bonfire park, conference room, indoor and outdoor stages for concerts.

Ranchesmore

Red River Ranch
Guided 45- and 90-minute trail rides; no experience necessary; call for reservations

Golf Coursesmore

Mountain Ranch Golf Club At Fairfield Bay
Course Access: Resort
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days

Golf Coursesmore

Indian Hills Golf Course At Fairfield Bay
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days

Golf Coursesmore

Fayetteville Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

State Parksmore

Prairie Grove Battlefield Historic State Park
On December 7, 1862, the Confederates attempted to stop Union forces from advancing south, with Fort Smith ultimately being at stake. One-mile walking trail with markers telling about the battle, pre-Civil War Ozark Village open for tours, picnic tables, playground, museum with artillery and weapons from the battle; two videos about the battle

Flea Marketsmore

Daisies & Olives Antiques-Gifts-Flea Market
Located in the downtown historic district; antiques, gifts, furniture, primitives, collectibles, gift items; over 30 dealers.

State Parksmore

Devil's Den State Park
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
On Lake/River
Name of Lake/River:
Lee Creek
Recreation

Directions: I-540, Exit 45 (Ark. 74) off I-540; seven miles to the park. Suggested route for trailers: Exit 53 (Ark. 170) off I-540; 17 miles to the park

Built in the 30s by the Civilian Conservation Corps; fully equipped cabins with kitchens and fireplaces (fireplaces available mid-September thru mid-May); 148 campsites including a horse camp; group camping, standard pavilion and mountain bike trails; café and pool (both open summer only) overlook the lake; park store

Fishingmore

Beaver Lake Fishing
Beaver Lake has more than 28,000 surface acres of water. Just below the dam, the bone-chilling waters of the upper White River provides perfect habitat for pole-bending rainbow and record-size German brown trout. The lake itself provides year-round fishing pleasure for adventurous anglers who can try their luck at catching large and small-mouth bass, crappie, bream, white bass, stripers, and channel or spoon-bill catfish.

Each year, millions of fingerling game fish from the Blackburn Creek Nursery Pond are released into the clear, blue waters by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The first on-site rearing pond in this area, the Blackburn Creek Pond, is the workplace for fishery biologists and other specialists in the field who work hard to keep Beaver Lake in the forefront of fish production.

Campingmore

Beaver Lake Campgrounds
Dam Site Lake

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. The picnic shelter located at the cut-off wall approximately 1/4 mile from the campground is available for reservation from April 1 until October 31.

Location: Dam Site Lake is located 9 miles west of Eureka Springs on U.S. Highway 62, then 3 miles south on paved access road State 187 to dam.

Facilities: 48 campsites with electricity. 1 picnic shelter.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. 1 picnic shelter at $60.

Open: Fee season April 1 - October 31.
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Dam Site River

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. The picnic shelter located at the cut-off wall approximately 1/4 mile from the campground is available for reservation from April 1 until October 31.

Location: Dam Site, River is located 9 miles west of Eureka Springs on U.S. Highway 62, then 2.5 miles south on paved access road State 187 to dam.

Facilities: 55 campsites with electricity.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16.

Open: Fee season April 1 - October 31.
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Hickory Creek

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. Two picnic shelters are located in the day use area and are available for reservation from April 1 until October 31.

Location: Hickory Creek is located 1 mile north of Springdale on U.S. Highway 71, then 7 miles east on State Highway 264, then 1 mile north on Benton County Road 602.

Facilities: 61 campsites with electricity. 2 picnic shelters.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. Picnic shelters at $60.

Open: Fee season April 1 - October 31.
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Horseshoe Bend East

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. Two picnic shelters are located in the day use area and are available for reservation from May 1 until September 30.

Location: Horseshoe Bend East is located 5 miles east of Rogers on State Highway 94.

Facilities: 63 campsites with electricity. 2 picnic shelters.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. Picnic shelters at $60.

Open: Fee season May 1 - September 30.
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Horseshoe Bend West

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. The picnic shelter is located in the middle of the campground and is available for reservation from April 1 until October 31.

Location: Horseshoe Bend West is located 5 miles east of Rogers on State Highway 94.

Facilities: 125 campsites with electricity. 1 picnic shelter.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. Picnic shelter at $60.

Open: Fee season April 1 - October 31.
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Indian Creek

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. Camping is a first-come first-serve service.

Location: Indian Creek is located 5 miles east of Gateway, then 4 miles south on Benton County Road 89.

Facilities: 33 campsites with electricity.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16.

Open: Fee season May 1 - September 8.
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Lost Bridge North

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. There is a primitive youth camping area for use by small groups.

Location: Lost Bridge North is located 6 miles southeast of Garfield on State Highway 127.

Facilities: 48 campsites with electricity.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16.

Open: Fee season April 1 - September 30.
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Lost Bridge South

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water.

Location: Lost Bridge South is located 5 miles southeast of Garfield on State Highway 127.

Facilities: 36 campsites with electricity. 1 picnic shelter.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. Prime sites at $17. Picnic shelter at $60.

Open: Fee season May 1 - September 8.
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Prairie Creek

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. Two picnic shelters are located in the day use area and are available for reservation from April 1 until October 31.

Location: Prairie Creek is located 4 miles east of Rogers on State Highway 12, then 1 mile on access road.

Facilities: 112 campsites with electricity. 2 picnic shelter.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. Picnic shelters at $60.

Open: Fee season April 1 - October 31.
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Rocky Branch

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. Two picnic shelters are available for reservation from May 1 until October 31.

Location: Rocky Branch is located 11 miles east of Rogers on State Highway 12, then 4.5 miles northeast on State Highway 303.

Facilities: 44 campsites with electricity. 2 picnic shelters.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. Picnic shelters at $60.

Open: Fee season April 1 - October 31.
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Starkey

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. The picnic shelter is available for reservation from May 1 until September 8. Camping is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Location: Starkey is located 4 miles west of Eureka Springs on U.S. Highway 62, then 4 miles southwest on State Highway 187, then 4 miles southwest on Carroll County Road 2176.

Facilities: 23 campsites with electricity. 1 picnic shelter.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. Picnic shelters at $60.

Open: Fee season May 1 - September 8.
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War Eagle

Description: Class A park with flush toilets, showers, trailer dump station, designated camping spaces, trash containers, and drinking water. The picnic shelter is located near the campground and is available for reservation from May 1 until September 8. Camping is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Location: War Eagle is located 10 miles east of Springdale on State Highway 412, then 3 miles north on Washington County Road 95.

Facilities: 26 campsites with electricity. 2picnic shelters.

Fees: Day use fee applies. Campsites with electricity at $16. Prime $17. Picnic shelter at $60.

Open: Fee season May 1 - September 8.
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Information

Reserved group camping. Youth camping - $20 per night at Lost Bridge North.

Class A parks have flush toilets, showers, trailer dump stations, visitor assistance, designated camp spaces, trash containers and water.

Please be aware:
Due to unforeseen circumstances such as high lake levels or storm damage, it may be necessary to close certain facilities. It is recommended that you contact the Beaver Lake Project Office before you make your reservations.

Fishingmore

Bull Shoals Lake Fishing
Bull Shoals Lake FishingBull Shoals Lake supports many species of game fish, from crappie to walleye, and is one of the few places where you can fish for bass and trout in the same water. This magnificent lake has produced seven state records, including a monster 53 pound striped bass. Home to several professional fishing tournaments, Bull Shoals Lake offers year-round fishing enjoyment for professionals and recreational fishing enthusiasts alike.

The White River, downstream of Bull Shoals Dam, is the premier trout fishery in the central United States and has yielded Arkansas state records for cutthroat and rainbow trout. Floating down the river in an Ozark johnboat and fishing for brown, brook, cutthroat, and rainbow trout is an experience found nowhere else.

Huntingmore

Bull Shoals Lake Hunting
Hunting for white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, and squirrel is outstanding around Bull Shoals Lake; and opportunities for ducks, geese and doves are good. Numerous boat ramps and parking areas provide access to large parcels of little used public land. Licenses for hunting and fishing are required in accordance with state and federal laws.

Hunting is prohibited in developed parks. These areas are indicated in red on the lake map found in the download section. Wildlife management areas, indicated with a texture, may have special rules. Hunters in these areas should consult the state hunting regulations. All other public land around Bull Shoals Lake, marked with green on the lake map, is open for hunting. Normal state and federal regulations apply.

Boatingmore

Bull Shoals Lake Boating
Bull Shoals Lake BoatingWith over 45,000 surface acres of clear, blue water to explore, Bull Shoals has ample room for boaters, skiers, and fishermen to enjoy their pursuit. Fuel, supplies, and services are available at 11 marinas operated by private concessionaires.

Twenty-two launch ramps provide access to those wishing to enjoy a day on the lake. Some ramps require a day use fee including River Run, Beaver Creek, Buck Creek, Theodosia, Pontiac, Oakland/Ozark Isle, Lakeview, Dam Site, Highway 125, Lead Hill, and Tucker Hollow. On these ramps, users may pay a $3 daily fee or purchase a $30 annual pass. Free launching ramps are located at Hwy K, Welcome Ridge, Bull Shoals, Rancho Village/CR 15, CCC, Spring Creek, and Fairview access points. Boats are no longer allowed inside the buoy line of Bull Shoals Dam.

Campingmore

Bull Shoals Lake Camping
Bull Shoals Lake CampingCampgrounds operated by the Corps of Engineers offer camping enthusiasts a wide variety of opportunities and experiences. Over 500 campsites, ranging from rustic to those with electrical and water hookups, are located in twelve parks situated to provide access to most areas of the lake. Seasons generally run from April through October and vary from park to park. Campsite reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service.

Corps of Engineers campgrounds are located in River Run, Beaver Creek, Buck Creek, Theodosia, Pontiac, Oakland/Ozark Isle, Lakeview, Dam Site, Highway 125, Lead Hill and Tucker Hollow parks. Primitive camping areas require a permit from the Mountain Home Project Office and include Indian Point, Big Bend, Lowry Park, Yocum Creek, and West Sugarloaf.

Many parks offer designated swimming areas that are perfect spots to cool off on a sunny summer day. These include Buck Creek, Highway 125, Lakeview, Lead Hill, Oakland, Point Return, and Theodosia. Day use fees are charged in designated swimming areas. Users may pay a daily fee of $1 per person up to $4 per car or purchase an annual pass for $30.

Trailsmore

Bull Shoals Lake Trails
Bull Shoals Lake TrailsThe Dogwood Trail, located in Lakeview Park, is the only hiking trail on Corps of Engineers land around Bull Shoals Lake. The trail is 3 miles round trip and rated as moderately difficult. The trailhead is located near the campground dump station.

Bull Shoals State Park also offers two trails. The Big Bluff Trail offers scenic views of the White River below Bull Shoals Dam. It is 1.5 miles long and rated as easy. The trailhead is located off of Powerhouse Road near Bull Shoals Dam. The Lakeside Trail winds along the shore of Bull Shoals Lake. It is 1 mile long and rated as easy. The trailhead is located in the State Park Picnic Area located off of Highway 178 between the dam and Lakeview, AR.

Museumsmore

Company House Museum
Directions: From Ark. 133 T; located adjacent to the City Park
Three-room shotgun company house built in 1910

Zoosmore

Wildlife Refugesmore

Overflow National Wildlife Refuge
Directions: Call or go to the main facility 5 miles west of Crossett on Hwy 82 W for specific directions

65,000 acres of vital bottomland hardwood in eastern Arkansas managed primarily for wintering and resident waterfowl, birds and other endangered species and indigenous wildlife. Public use opportunities include hunting, trapping, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education. Camping, hunting, and fishing are available on a limited basis.

City Parksmore

Crossett City Park
Park offers a variety of pavilions that can be used for birthday parties, reunions, parties

Wildlife Refugesmore

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge
The world's largest green-tree reservoir consisting of the 15,000-acres Felsenthal Pool that is more than doubled to 36,000 acres during winter flooding; fishing, hunting, wildlife observation; public use areas at Crossett Harbor Recreational Park and Grand Marais; visitor center; primitive camping

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Ashley County Museum
Local history exhibits; carriage house; buggy collection; open by appointment.

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Bradley County Veterans' Museum
For over 140 years, Bradley County's sons and daughters have served their country in times of peace and war. Their stories and experiences have become part of the tradition that is Bradley County today. Bradley County Veterans, Inc., a group comprised of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, decided to establish a veterans museum to educate the youth, enrich the community and pay homage to veterans. The Bradley County veterans undertook the task of transforming Warren's American Legion Hut, located at 210 North Main Street, into the Bradley County Veterans Museum. Before it could serve as a museum, the building had to undergo massive renovation at the cost of approximately $140,000.

Recreationmore

Lake Columbia
Food Service/Picnic Area Available
On Lake/River
Name of Lake/River: Lake Columbia

Directions: South From Magnolia On Hwy 371, 4 Miles, Turn Right On Hwy 344, 4 Miles; Left On County Road 53, 3 Miles To Lake.

Multi-purpose reservoir with 30-acre park, swimming area, three boat ramps; campsites with water, electricity; showers available; fishing

Cemeteriesmore

Magnolia City Cemetery
Directions: Six blocks south of Courthouse Square on South Washington Street.

Final resting place of Major General John Porter McCown, the highest ranking Confederate officer buried in Arkansas, and numerous other known and unknown Confederate troops; includes an African-American section

Toursmore

Farm & Home Tours
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa

Guided tour of Southern Arkansas University's 658-acre Agricultural & Horticultural Farm

Muralsmore

Magnolia Murals
Six colorful murals the depict the history of Magnolia are located around the historic square; one is located in the lobby of the Best Western Coachman's Inn.

Golf Coursesmore

Magnolia Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Historic Districtsmore

Charlotte Street Historic District
Historic Victorian downtown homes, library, museum, art gallery; reserved tour or self-guided tours

State Parksmore

Marks' Mills Battlefield State Park
Directions: Junction Ark. 8 East
The site of an April 25, 1864 fight in which Confederate Calvary ambushed and captured a Union supply train along with the brigade of Federal troops guarding it, forcing General Frederick Steele to abandon Camden and return to Little Rock due to a lack of supplies; part of the Red River Campaign. The area, reportedly heavily wooded at the time of the battle, appears much the same way today.

Museumsmore

Dallas County Museum
Features the history of Dallas County

Cemeteriesmore

Marks' Mills Cemetery Park
Directions: 1/4 mile north of Ark. 8
Features an intact section of the Camden-Pine Bluff Road, where one of Union General Frederick Steele's foraging parties was ambushed and decimated by Confederates under General James Fagan on April 25, 1864. The Union suffered 1,500 casualties; part of the Red River Campaign. Details of the battle are available at wayside exhibits and there is a Marks Family Reunion every third Sunday in July."

Muralsmore

Fordyce Mural
Displays history of the town and its football heritage; Fordyce is the birthplace of the late Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

Golf Coursesmore

Fordyce Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Museumsmore

Drew County Historical Museum
Artifacts, antiques in a home built in 1909; two 1800s log cabins; guided tours, activity programs

Recreationmore

Lake Monticello
A 1,520-acre lake that is rapidly gaining a reputation as a trophy bass lake. A recent catch was documented as the fourth-biggest largemouth ever caught in the state. Picnic area, concrete boat ramp, on-site bow rande and model airplane airport. Entrance off Ark. 35 west of Monticello.

Planetariumsmore

Pomeroy Planetarium
Directions: Located in the Neal Museum of Natural History
Presents numerous requested programs to a wide variety of groups and classes from K to Senior Citizens throughout the region; Public Night Programs are presented monthly during the academic year. Coupled with the presentations, weather permitting, telescopes are often set out for viewing astronomically interesting objects.

Museumsmore

Turner Neal Museum of Natural History
Museum of natural history of South Arkansas with three collections of big game; houses the Pomeroy Planetarium which seats 40

Golf Coursesmore

Monticello Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

National Grasslandsmore

Grant County Museum & Heritage Village
Directions: U.S. 270 in Sheridan to Ark. 46

Extensive collection of Civil War artifacts; restored Depression-era cafe; collection of local history artifacts and restored historic buildings.

State Parksmore

Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield State Park
Directions: 13 miles south of Sheridan on the banks of the Saline River

General Steele's Federal troops were desperately trying to cross the river in flooded, foggy conditions when the Confederates began their attack. The battlefield, now largely in timber production, is still prone to heavy spring flooding, as it was when the two armies met there on April 30, 1864. It was the last major Arkansas battle in the Camden Expedition of the Red River Campaign. Picnic area.

Museumsmore

Hope Visitor Center & Museum
Information center and museum housed in the restored Missouri-Pacific Railroad depot; includes exhibits on former President Clinton's life.

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Klipsch Museum
A museum dedicated to the life and achievements of the late Paul W. Klipsch, a Hope resident and an audio engineer who manufactured his world-famous loudspeakers there. Contains replica of his office, speakers, model railroad trains he built, photographs and other memorabilia. The museum shares the restored Cairo-Fulton Railroad Depot (circa 1873) in downtown Hope with Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce and is open during chamber office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and by appointment at other times.

Historic Homesmore

Clinton Center & Birthplace
Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa
Food Service/Picnic Area Available

Directions: From I-30 go south to downtown Hope; Ark. 278 & 2nd Street

The first home of President Bill Clinton; listed on the National Register of Historic Places; focuses on the 1940s and 1950s; tour includes the gift shop, replica of the Oval Office rug and a timeline.

Golf Coursesmore

Hope Country Club
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days

Museumsmore

Arkansas Railroad Museum
Restored steam locomotive 819, a 4-8-4 built in Pine Bluff in 1942. Railroad memorabilia from various Arkansas railroads on display. Gift shop. Full-sized railroad with railroad equipment, old railroad cars, locomotives

Muralsmore

City of Murals
Thirteen striking murals painted on downtown businesses creating an outdoor gallery that depict the history of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County;painted by artists from across the United States and British Columbia. The subjects include: Main Street 1888, Saracen, the Old Fire Station (Eighth & Main Streets), UAPB Mural, the Movie Mural, the Timber Mural, the Medical Mural, the Arkansas Flag Mural, the Grider Field Mural, the River Mural, the Auto Club Mural (Third & Main Streets), Steam Engine 819 Cotton Belt Railroad (901 Main Street), Delta Heritage Mural (129 Main Street). When the project is completed, there will be 22 murals in all. GROUPS: step-on guides available with advance notice for groups.

Parksmore

Jefferson County Regional Park
On Lake/River
Name of Lake/River:
Arkansas River (Okla. to Little Rock)
Golf Course

Softball complex, RV park, playground, boat ramp, waterfront meeting facility, park, nature center, golf course

Toursmore

Pine Bluff Historic Tour
Directions: Available At The Pine Bluff Convention And Visitors Bureau

Step-on guide service for group tours of area historic attractions and homes; advance notice required

Cemeteriesmore

Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery
Used as a campground by a number of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana units between late 1861 and early 1863. Many soldiers died of disease and were buried in this cemetery. Units known to have camped at the site include the 19th, 24th, 28th and 33rd Arkansas Infantry and Hart's Arkansas Battery, Nutt's and Denson's Louisiana Cavalry Companies, the 6th and 17th Texas Infantry and the 24th and 25th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted. The site hosts an annual memorial service, usually in October.

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Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum
Traces history from 1830 to present housed in a carefully restored Union Station depot; guided tours on request

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The Band Museum
Directions: Downtown Pine Bluff
Only museum in America devoted to band instruments, the history of bands and band music. The extensive collection includes hundreds of vintage and antique band instruments of all types. Some of them are primitives and others date back to the early 1700s, as well as many unusual one-of-a-kind instruments. Vintage soda fountain with ice cream treats and sodas made from scratch. Educational tours available for schools or any student of music. Research library for the serious music student and a gallery of "People You Might Have Known," which includes high school bands from all over the state of Arkansas dating back to the late 1800s and many well-known band directors and musicians.

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Grider Field Museum
The Pine Bluff School of Aviationwas established by the U.S. Army Air Corps and trained over 9,000 pilots for World War II. See restored aircraft hangers, barracks, monument memorabilia and World War II aircraft.

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The Community Theatre Museum
Arkansas's oldest one-screen theatre dating to 1922; a step back in time where the grand old days of Hollywood films were shown. The building displays Pine Bluff's Grider Field mural; autographed movie posters including Fay Wray, King Kong, Tippy Hedren, Alfred Hitchcock, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; famous visitors' signatures, original "crying room;" includes movie memorabilia

Nature Centersmore

Delta Rivers Nature Center
An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility, the center features exhibits that reveal the natural history of Arkansas's Delta region, while its hiking trails through 130 acres of woodland "bottoms" give visitors a first-hand look at the vegetation and wildlife characteristic of the area. Among the center's "living" exhibits are a 20,000-gallon "oxbow lake" aquarium containing native fish species; live snakes, turtles and alligators; and landscaping with wildflowers and other native plants. Other features include short historical and Delta "fly-over" films; numerous preserved specimens of the Delta's birds, mammals and fish; exhibits on the region's hunting and fishing tradition, the changing nature of Delta rivers and the importance of wetlands; and a gift shop stocked with nature-related items.

Information Centersmore

Dexter Harding House Tourist Information Center
Built in 1850, this historic building was originally home of a grist mill; serves as area tourist information cemter with brochures and maps. GROUPS: Free step-on guide for city or mural tours; free coffee

Golf Coursesmore

Harbor Oaks Golf Club
Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days

Golf Coursesmore

Jaycee Golf Course
Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Museumsmore

White Hall Museum
Directions: Located Behind The Police Station.

Displays local historic materials including a classroom, dolls, documents, photos, and newspaper clippings. Military memorabilia, city's first fire truck, section of the original "dollarway" road; Cotton Belt caboose

Museumsmore

Back in Time Museum
Private collection of buildings, equipment, cars and other treasures of the past; tours by appointment only

Recreationmore

Cane Creek Lake
Cane Creek LakeThe 1,700-acre Cane Creek Lake was completed in 1987 southeast of Star City as a cooperative project between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. It sits on the border of the flat Delta lands of eastern Arkansas and the rolling woodlands of the West Gulf Coastal Plain, found in south central and southwestern Arkansas.

The lake's major sportfish are largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, crappie and red-ear sunfish. There is considerable standing timber in the lake, including flooded cypress brakes.

State Parksmore

Millwood State Park
Directions: Nine miles east of Ashdown on Ark. 32
Camping, picnic sites; pavilion, self-guided walking trail, bicycle trail; marina with fishing and pedal boat rentals; slip rentals available year-round; one of the state's hottest bass fishing lakes.

Wildlife Refugesmore

Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Located along the Little and Cossatot rivers this 27,300-acre refuge is open for hunting during designated seasons, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation, camping and designated ATV trails (seasonal use only).

Museumsmore

Hunter-Coulter House Museum
Built in 1918, furnished with period furniture, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; antique farm tools, teaching memorabilia; special candlelight dinner is offered at Christmas; self-guided tours; managed by the Little River County Historical Society.

Golf Coursesmore

Millwood Landing Golf & Rv Resort
Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Golf Coursesmore

Ashdown Golf Club
Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes

Speedwaysmore

67 Texarkana Speedway
1/4-mile oval dirt track.

Theatresmore

Perot Theatre
Built in 1924 and originally known as the Saenger Theatre, this fully-restored Italian Renaissance theatre has hosted such performers as Douglas Fairbanks, Will Rogers and Annie Oakley; it now hosts top national/international stars and Broadway touring productions.

Museumsmore

Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum
The auto museum located between Third and Broad Streets in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas, had its grand opening on Saturday, September 10, 2005. It is now open from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sundays. Through the week it is open by special appointment. The Museum contains a rotating (every three months cars are changed out) display of some 22 vehicles representing 4 to 5 decades of auto manufacturing along with varied automobile related items for your viewing pleasure. The Museum does not charge admission, but it does accept donations. A library with automobile related books, periodicals, and newsletters is also on the premises.

Cemeteriesmore

Old Rondo Cemetery
Directions: Near Rondo United Methodist Church

The tiny town of Rondo became the repository of some state records in 1864 when Union troops threatened Washington, which was serving as the Confederate capital at the time. Later, more than 80 soldiers were buried in this historic cemetery after a measles epidemic.

Historymore

Texarkana Museum of Regional History
Tells the story of the city located in two states. Housed in the town's oldest brick building, all new galleries with exhibits tell of the region's history including agriculture, early industry, civil rights and World War II. Pottery made by the area Caddo people and learn about the early Spanish and French explorers are also on display. An interactive music exhibit tells of native son, Scott Joplin, "Father of Ragtime Music," Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter and Conlon Nancarrow. Facility also includes the Wilbur Smith Research Library and Archives.

Golf Coursesmore