Arkansas Destination

Arkansas Destination: Things to do in Arkansas

Arkansas is a small state situated in the southern region of United States of America. The state which is dominated by the Mississippi river on the eastern region is 34th in the population ranking. On the other side of the state runs the St. Francis River. The state is filled with mountains and valleys which give a beautiful look to the state making it one of the most attractive destinations to the tourists. There are many adventurous sites in the state which will make you stretch your muscles while trekking and hiking. Arkansas destinations also have Boston Mountains, Ouachita Mountains, Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains which are the vast mountains ranges filled with wild animals roaming with free will. You can find the Mount Magazine in the Ozark Mountains which is the highest peak in the state.

Arkansas Destination

Some of the exciting Arkansas destinations are given in the following points.

  • The area around the Buffalo River is the most toured destination in Arkansas. The river is filled with natural habitat which will give you a close to nature experience. Camping, trekking and fishing are the major activities which are done in this area. The neighboring areas of Buffalo River have the Beaver Lake and Bull Shoals. These are one of the most beautiful locations for a nature lover. The lakes are pleasant and calm which will help you vent out your city life stress.
  • Eureka Springs is another fine destination and is mostly visited by the honeymooners. The place is secluded and hidden in the mystic nature. The region is surrounded by greenery with a background of the sound of the water flowing in the springs. This location is often referred as ‘America’s Victorian Village’. The waters of Eureka Springs were once known for their healing and relaxing powers.
  • The Delta region is another location for the tourists where beauty is personified. Helena is the place where a festival is held in the memory of once upon a time king of this place King Biscuit Blues. The city hosts a celebration which is termed as the Blues and Heritage Festival. This festival attracts a worldwide audience who participate in the festival. This is an amazing experience
  • The state which is blessed with lakes spread all over the land is a sight which you are not going to miss. Some of the most exquisite lake parks are built for the tourists to experience the amazing water bodies filled with aqua life. Lake Chicot State Park and Lake Ouachita State Park are the most visited lake parks in the state. Along with the lake parks you also have several lake resorts where you can spend a whole weekend or a week to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the Arkansas destination.
  • Some of the most important Arkansas destinations are the state parks. It has around 52 state parks filled with adventurous options in them. Tourists are attracted to these parks to experience some of the various activities which the parks have in offer. Mountain biking, trekking, camping, rock climbing and hiking are some of the most common activities which are carried out in these regions.

Arkansas Famous Cities

Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville Coordinates: 36°22′0″N 94°12′48″W
Bentonville Country United States
Bentonville State Arkansas
Bentonville County Benton
Bentonville Government
 - Mayor Bob McCaslin
Bentonville Area
 - Total 21.2 sq mi (55 km2)
 - Land 21.2 sq mi (55 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Bentonville Elevation 1,296 ft (395 m)
Bentonville Population (2007)
 - Total 33,744
 - Density 930.7/sq mi (358.7/km2)
Bentonville Time Zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Bentonville ZIP Codes 72712, 72716
Bentonville Area Code(s) 479
Bentonville FIPS Code 05-05320
Bentonville GNIS Feature ID 0076305
Bentonville Website

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith Coordinates: 35°22′7″N 94°23′55″W
Fort Smith Country United States
Fort Smith State Arkansas
Fort Smith County Sebastian
Fort Smith Founded 1817
Fort Smith Incorporated 1842
Fort Smith Government
 - Mayor Sandy Sanders
Fort Smith Area
 - City 52.9 sq mi (137.1 km2)
 - Land 50.3 sq mi (130.4 km2)
 - Water 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
Fort Smith Elevation 463 ft (141.1 m)
Fort Smith Population (2000)
 - City 80,268
 - Density 1,639.8/sq mi (632.5/km2)
 - Metro 273,170
Fort Smith Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Fort Smith Area Code(s) 479
Fort Smith FIPS Code 05-24550
Fort Smith GNIS Feature ID 0076952
Fort Smith Website

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs Coordinates: 34°29′50″N 93°3′19″W
Hot Springs Country United States
Hot Springs State Arkansas
Hot Springs County Garland
Hot Springs Area
 - Total 33 sq mi (85.5 km2)
 - Land 32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Hot Springs Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Hot Springs Population (2008)
 - Total 39,467
 - Density 1,083.3/sq mi (418.1/km2)
Hot Springs Time Zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Hot Springs Area Code(s) 501
Hot Springs FIPS Code 05-33400
Hot Springs GNIS Feature ID 0077237

Jacksonville, Arkansas

Jacksonville Coordinates: 34°52′13″N 92°06′55″W
Jacksonville Country United States
Jacksonville State Arkansas
Jacksonville County Pulaski
Jacksonville Founded 1870
Jacksonville Incorporated 1941
Jacksonville Government
 - Mayor Gary Fletcher
Jacksonville Area
 - City 26.5 sq mi (68.8 km2)
 - Land 26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Jacksonville Elevation 285 ft (87 m)
Jacksonville Population (2007)
 - City 31,190
 - Density 1,134.2/sq mi (437.9/km2)
 - Metro 685,488 ('09) (Little Rock / North Little Rock
Jacksonville Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Jacksonville ZIP Codes 72076, 72078, 72099
Jacksonville Area Code(s) 501
Jacksonville FIPS Code 05-34750
Jacksonville GNIS Feature ID 0057978
Jacksonville Website

North Little Rock, Arkansas

North Little Rock Coordinates: 34°46′51″N 92°15′25″W
North Little Rock Country United States
North Little Rock State Arkansas
North Little Rock County Pulaski
North Little Rock Founded 1866 - Argenta established
North Little Rock Incorporated 1890 - incorporation of Argenta
North Little Rock Government
 - Mayor Patrick Henry Hays
North Little Rock Area
 - City 47.0 sq mi (121.6 km2)
 - Land 44.8 sq mi (116.1 km2)
 - Water 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
North Little Rock Elevation 266 ft (81 m)
North Little Rock Population (2000)
 - City 60,433
 - Density 1,348.6/sq mi (520.7/km2)
 - Metro 685,488('09) (Little Rock / North Little Rock
North Little Rock Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
North Little Rock Area Code(s) 501
North Little Rock FIPS Code 05-50450
North Little Rock GNIS Feature ID 0077862
North Little Rock Website

West Memphis, Arkansas

West Memphis Coordinates: 35°9′1″N 90°10′44″W
West Memphis Country United States
West Memphis State Arkansas
West Memphis County Crittenden
West Memphis Government
 - Type Mayor–council government
 - Mayor William H. Johnson
West Memphis Area
 - Total 30.00 sq mi (68.9 km2)
 - Land 30.00 sq mi (68.13 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.30%
West Memphis Elevation 210 ft (64 m)
West Memphis Population (2010)
 - Total 28,400
 - Density 1,044.3/sq mi (403.2/km2)
 - Demonym West Memphian
West Memphis Time Zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
West Memphis ZIP Codes 72301, 72303
West Memphis Area Code(s) 870
West Memphis FIPS Code 05-74540
West Memphis GNIS Feature ID 0078727
West Memphis Website