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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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Wards Crossing Bridge

Ward's Crossing Bridge, well known in Yell County as the "old iron bridge," was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. It is a one-lane bridge, spanning 14' wide, 12' tall, and 240' long. It was built in 1905

Plainview, AR Historic Bridges

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

The Frontier Town of Plainview, AR

The old Frontier Town of Plainview, Arkansas, looks like you just stepped back into the old west time. This rustic little town was built to look like an early 1900'

Plainview, AR Pioneer Life

Elberta Arts Center

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

Nashville, AR Arts


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 "

Hot Springs, AR Museums

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;

Hot Springs, AR Recreation Areas


Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Fishing, wildlife observation, photography, hunting, environmental education and interpretation, camping; designated ATV trails (seasonal use only)

DeQueen, AR Wildlife Refuges

Ouachita National Forest

Established in 1907, the South's oldest and one of the largest (1.6 million acres)

Hot Springs, AR National Forests

Pocket Theatre

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

Hot Springs, AR Theatres

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Located near Hot Springs National Park, the Garden's gently sloping Ouachita Mountain terrain covers 210

Hot Springs, AR Gardens

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