The Deep South meets the Pioneer West in Arkansas creating a special blend that makes the state unique. Recognized for its extraordinary natural beauty, Arkansas is rightly known as "The Natural State." Arkansas's 52 State Parks are a great place to start. At most parks you can hike the trails, picnic, take part in interpretive programmes, and go exploring all for free. Campsites, lodge rooms and cabins are also available in most of the parks for moderate sums that won't break the bank. The Crater of Diamonds is the only place on the North American continent where you can dig for diamonds and keep what you find.
In Little Rock, a must-see is the Clinton Presidential Library, along with the downtown River Market District, where the library is located. Next door is the world HQ of Heifer International, which offers tours of its awardwinning, ecologically-friendly building. The Ozarks feature quaint, cozy towns, including Eureka Springs, one of America's Distinctive Dozen Communities. A vibrant arts colony, the downtown historic shopping district, and an eclectic array of attractions make it a popular destination.
In Hot Springs, visit the country's first national park, partake of the famous thermal waters, and visit numerous museums and shops. The Arkansas Delta features some of the most historic areas of the state with museums and a Blues heritage.
||53,225 square miles.|
||2,673,400 (2000 census)|
||CST – 6 hrs behind the UK|
||Arkansas' climate is temperate most of the year, especially in spring and fall; hot and humid days are typical of late summer. Winter temperatures occasionally dip into the teens or below, although such outbreaks usually last for short periods and winter days are often sunny and mild.|
||Six. Buffalo National River, Hot Springs National Park, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Arkansas Post National Memorial, Central High School National Historic Site, Pea Ridge National Military Park|