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Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas

Arkansas - Mississippi Delta Region

There's an old folk saying about the Ozarks: "It's not that the mountains are so high, it's just that the valleys are so deep."

It's true. The Ozarks are a heavily eroded plateau, pushed up eons ago and carved out by hundreds of streams over thousands of years. Nature worked wonders, and today the diversity of these highlands is endless.

Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in America are here to enjoy. Trout floats on the White, Little Red and Spring Rivers, plus bass and panfish outings on the lakes and smaller streams, make for world-class fishing action. Recreational boating, canoeing and swimming are also on the agenda of many visitors.

Plan a leisurely walk along a trickling stream, or pick up the pace on an award-winning hiking trail. Enjoy the shady porch of a cozy log cabin or sail a 40,000-acre lake. Take time to tour a museum, historic home, formal garden or Civil War park. Dance and sing along at an informal mountain hoedown or dress up for an evening on the town.

Include a day or two to explore the rich heritage of the hill country. Study the traditional folkways, see the wonders of a limestone cavern or visit a craftsman at work.

Hideaway in the Ozarks this year.

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Hot Springs Haunted Tours

Considered 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 1800

Hot Springs, AR Ghost Tours

Elberta Arts Center

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

Nashville, AR Arts

Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic

Directions: Malco Theatre A Las Vegas-style production of magic and illusions featuring Maxwell Blade;

Hot Springs, AR Theatres

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;

Dardanelle, AR State Parks

Country Crafts & Collectibles

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

Arkadelphia, AR Collections

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.

Arkadelphia, AR Scenic Byways

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;

Arkadelphia, AR Recreation Areas

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7

Hot Springs, AR Scenic Byways

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;

Waldron, AR Museums

Reynolds Science Center Planetarium

Directions: Henderson State University Campus Tours of the planetarium, exhibits on stars and outer-space; classes, children'

Arkadelphia, AR Planetariums

Hot Spring County Museum

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

Malvern, AR Museums

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.

Dardanelle, AR Natural Attractions

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