Called as “The Natural State” and “The Land of Opportunity”, Arkansas is located in the southeast of the United States along the Mississippi River. It borders Louisiana in the south, Texas in the southwest, Oklahoma in the west, Missouri in the north, Tennessee and Mississippi in the east.
Nature lovers will feel at home in Arkansas. The state boasts gorgeous scenery. The vibrant green forests, fertile alluvial fields, the towering Ozark Mountains all demonstrate the richness of this abundant land. The most efficient way to explore is by car.
The Ozark Mountains are at the northern tip of Arkansas. Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, and Bentonville are also to the north. In this region. Magnolia, Hope, El Dorado, Texarkana and Pine Bluff are southern cities. To the west, you’ll find the Ouachita Mountains. Along the Arkansas River, you’ll find the beautiful River Valley. At the heart of this state is its capital, Little Rock. Popular cities to visit include El Dorado, Fort Smith, Eureka Springs, Hope, Harrison, Hot Springs, Bentonville, West Memphis, and Jonesboro.
Favorite cities to visit include El Dorado, Fort Smith, Eureka Springs, Hope, Harrison, Hot Springs, Bentonville, West Memphis, and Jonesboro.
The diversity of the landscape provides excellent opportunities for adventure seekers. You can paddle in the Buffalo River or hike the Mount Magazine State Park. You’ll have your fill of nature while floating on the river. Also, camping grounds are spread throughout the many national parks.
Besides nature, you’ll enjoy music, Arkansas’ second claim-to-fame. Soulful blues music has a long history in this state. During spring, you can find many music festivals here. Toad Suck Daze, Riverfest, and the Wakarusa Festival are, but few of the vibrant music scenes.
Each season here has different weather. During monsoons, downpours lead to flooding, making it difficult to camp or commute. Summer climates extend from the comfortable to intolerable, with escalating heat. Winters are cold, but not dry. But the magic of nature in this “ Natural State” is reason enough to travel here in any season!
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