There are certain things every Arkansan should do at least once. Consider this an Arkansas bucket list, or at least it’s a start.
There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a 179-year-old state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The state is divided into geographical regions, each with its fair share of excitement, beauty and history.
At the heart of Arkansas you’ll find Little Rock. The capital city’s downtown area thrives with restaurants, art galleries, museums, boutiques, bars, hotels and high-rise condos. State government, banking and financial centers and statewide media are located here, most within walking distance of the bustling River Market District.
The North Central Arkansas highlands and its mountain valley towns are a world of their own. It’s a popular region for retirees and vacation-home owners, thanks to the tranquility of the area, and a place Arkansans converge on for float trips, cavern exploring, festivals, lake weekends and world-class fishing.