Arkansas

United States of America
Little Rock featuring heritage architecture, an administrative buidling and heritage elements

This state has indoor cultural attractions and outdoor adventure activities. Uniquely, it also has many underground experiences. Visit caves to become a spelunker.

Arkansas has long attracted visitors for its outdoor activities. Since the Clinton presidency, many Americans also come to explore Clinton’s political roots. Create a vacation with a great mix of history, exploring, horse and dog racing and more.

At the center of the state, the capital city of Little Rock provides diverse attractions. Visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library to learn about the world leader’s early years, activities in office and post-presidency philanthropic work. Inspect a presidential limo and a replica of the Oval Office. See Clinton’s boyhood home in Hope.

Go to the Central High School National Historic Site to understand how Arkansas struggled with racial desegregation problems in the late 1950s. Take kids to the Little Rock Zoo, the Museum of Discovery and the Children’s Museum. Walk or ride bikes along the Arkansas River Trail and across the Big Dam Bridge spanning the Arkansas River. Shop and dine in the River Market district.

Appreciate the state’s geology in several regions. Visit some of the more than 2,000 underground caves in the Ozark Mountain area. Join a very structured show tour or arrange a guide for a wild tour. In the light of your headlamp, you may see stalactites and stalagmites, fossils, underground waterfalls and blind fish and salamanders. Find sparkling quartz crystals or even diamonds in the Ouachita Mountain area near Hot Springs. Dig your own or purchase them from a gift shop. Listen to Ozark folk music while you’re digging.

Hot Springs National Park surrounds the city of Hot Springs. Hike the trails, test the temperature of the water and take a soothing bath in a bathhouse or pool. Watch thoroughbred horse races in Hot Springs and greyhound dog races in West Memphis.

Arkansas claims to be the birthplace of cheese dip, invented in 1935. Now travel around the state to find samples of the spicy concoction, starting with the original home, Mexico Chiquito, in Little Rock.

Popular cities in Arkansas

Hot Springs showing a city
Hot Springs
Known for Hot springs, Lakes and Nature
This Arkansas city has it all: a colorful past of gambling and gangsters, vintage stores, restored Victorian architecture, national parks and famous natural springs.

Reasons to visit

  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Quapaw Baths
Fayetteville showing motorcycle riding
Fayetteville
Known for Universities, Sports and Football
A walking tour of the university at the heart of this community reveals the former Clinton home. The downtown teems with galleries and museums.

Reasons to visit

  • Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
  • Baum Stadium
Eureka Springs featuring heritage architecture and a city
Eureka Springs
Known for Dining, Historical and Shopping
This historic Arkansas town has long been known as a destination for rejuvenation, with day spas and wellness retreats situated in the scenic mountain countryside.

Reasons to visit

  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
  • Thorncrown Chapel
Little Rock featuring heritage architecture, an administrative buidling and heritage elements
Little Rock
Known for Sports, Libraries and Theaters
The capital of Arkansas offers southern hospitality, pre-Civil War history and modern cultural attractions, from symphony orchestras to lively market areas.
Beaver Lake
Rogers
Known for Dining, Shopping and Family-friendly
Come to Rogers and enjoy its festivals, museums, and lake views.
North Little Rock
North Little Rock
Known for Shopping, Rivers and Live music
Get away to North Little Rock! Enjoy the live music, sports, and theater.