The state of Arkansas is known for its opportunity for outdoor adventures but the state has much more to offer visitors to the state. Here you will find a wide variety of cultural activities, historic landmarks, family fun, and unique, diverse scenery that will awe the whole family. Throughout the year Arkansas hosts events, festivals, and fairs that are sure to be enjoyed by even the most selective of travelers. Whether your going away on a much needed romantic getaway, taking a long overdue family vacation, or wanting to get away with some old friends Arkansas is a place that will please and delight anyone. Fayetteville, to Little Rock, to Eureka there is always something exciting to see or do in Arkansas anytime of year.
With all that Arkansas has to offer to visitors the number one reason so many visit every year is the states fantastic scenery and theoutdoor adventures that go with it. Arkansas is home to a total of 600,000 acres of lakes perfect for a variety of water sports and activities. Lakes such as Norfork, Greers Ferry, Bull Shoals, Beaver, Dardanelle, Greeson, DeGray, Catherine, Hamilton, and White Oak are the perfect place to experience scuba diving, fishing, swimming, boating, and relaxing to the sound of the swaying water. For the more adventurous at heart there are numerous spots to enjoy hiking, rock climbing, biking, and caving.
For those that enjoy rock climbing the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains both offer an excellent opportunity. Those visitors that prefer hiking have available to them 250 individual hiking trails throughout the state including the Arkansas River Trail and many others that offer both day and overnight hiking trips. Caving is an exciting opportunity available to visitors to Arkansas as well with 14 caves to be explored including Cosmic Caverns and Mystic Caverns. Bike trails are a popular characteristic of Arkansas scenery too with miles upon miles of tails for all levels of bikers throughout the state. From one end of the state to the other Kansas provides for visitors a vista unmatched by many and visitors come from all over every year to enjoy that spectacular scenery. Now its your turn to see why everyone is so in awe at the beauty of Arkansas.
Arkansas history is another popular reason for so many visitors to the state every year. Native American history in the state dates back as far as 1541 and African-American history as far back as 1721 so not only is the history rich but the cultural diversity as well. Arkansas was also an important state during the Civil War and monuments, museums, and landmarks attesting to the role that the state plated can be found throughout the state. And don’t forget all of the famous people from Arkansas either. Johnny Cash, Al Green, Billy Bob Thornton, and William Jefferson Clinton all at one time called Arkansas home.