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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

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/

Waldron, AR Parks

Reynolds Science Center Planetarium

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

Arkadelphia, AR Planetariums

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

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

Dardanelle Confederate Monument

Directions: Near The Yell County Courthouse Historical markers with details about the monument

Dardanelle, AR Monuments

Janssen Park

Features an 1800

Mena, AR Parks

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)

Mena, AR Scenic Byways

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;

Mena, AR Trails

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

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

DeQueen, AR Recreation Areas


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