Arkansas is one of the inexpensive tourist destinations with thousands of free events organized throughout the year. It also has a mix of historical and natural attractions backed by a temperate climate. It is home to natural parks, hot springs, lush terrain, mountains, lakes, and streams, as well as historical attractions. And cultural, which includes magnificent museums, historic buildings and art galleries.
1- National Hot Springs Park
Located in the Ouachita Mountains, these hot springs have attracted the attention of local people since ancient times, and American Indians thought they had healing properties. The oldest most notable is the historic Fradis bath which is now the center of visitors to the park, there are many other sights within the park, including the watchtower and walking paths.
2 – Little Rock Central High School National
This school played a significant role in the abolition of apartheid in public schools in the country, where nine black students attended their first day of study here in 1957 and have listed as a national historic site in recent years. The school remains an active educational institution with more than 2,500 students -Your visitors can explore the school and visit interactive exhibitions and galleries.
3. The Buffalo National River
The Buffalo National River is an unspoiled flowing river that contains three wilderness areas. It is located in northern Arkansas and is the first national river in the United States. Upper situated in the Ozark National Forest. It’s a great tourist attraction and also where I met my former boss who does garage door repair in Little Rock. We would come up here often and float the Buffalo with our friends and family.
4 – Arkansas Aviation Museum
The Arkansas Aviation Museum houses old planes ranging from the golden age of aviation to the era of jet aircraft. The exhibits include military vehicles, aircraft, and artifacts, as well as information on the history of military aviation and civil air travel.
5 – Mammoth Spring State Park
Located within Mammoth Spring, Mammoth Spring State Park is home to one of the largest springs in the United States, with water flowing up to 9 million gallons per hour. And the hydroelectric plant.
6 – The mouth of the Diamond State Park
Located in southwestern Arkansas, this park is the only source of natural diamonds in the United States that is open to the public. Since 1906. The site converted to Arkansas State Park in 1972. Trees shade the camp, and visitors can still find diamonds here.
7. Thorn Crew Church
Located in Eureka Springs, Thorne Crowe Church set amidst a beautiful natural forest. The structure of the church is unique in glass and wood. It is 48 feet long and has over 6,000 square feet of glass.
8 – Crystal Bridge Museum of American Art
Founded in 2011 in northwestern Arkansas by Alice Walton and the Walton Foundation, the temporary and permanent exhibits contain one of the largest collections of American art, covering the last five decades of American literature, notable pieces from works by Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Georgia O’Keeffe.