Overview Arkansas

Visiting Arkansas

What’s in a name? Arkansas’ “Natural State” moniker is well-earned from the Ozarks to the Mississippi Delta, while Hot Springs National Park, the oldest park in the US system, quietly reigns as “the American Spa.” Other natural gems include the Blanchard Springs Caverns, and the Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-bearing site in the world that’s open to the public. In Little Rock, another prominent American features at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, not to mention historic spots like the Arkansas State Capitol Building and the Central High Museum and Visitor’s Center, the seminal site of school integration in the country.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to... Read More
What’s in a name? Arkansas’ “Natural State” moniker is well-earned from the Ozarks to the Mississippi Delta, while Hot Springs National Park, the oldest park in the US system, quietly reigns as “the American Spa.” Other natural gems include the Blanchard Springs Caverns, and the Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-bearing site in the world that’s open to the public. In Little Rock, another prominent American features at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, not to mention historic spots like the Arkansas State Capitol Building and the Central High Museum and Visitor’s Center, the seminal site of school integration in the country.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Arkansas

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Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival

Written by ducksunset on 22 Aug, 2003

The WYE MOUNTAIN CHURCH DAFFODIL FIELD, located west of Little Rock in Central Arkansas, has acres upon acres of yellow daffodils and thousands of citizens from all over Arkansas show up with their blankets and picnic baskets each March. It's an informal local festival, never…Read More


Additional activities

Written by Trinket on 08 Apr, 2004

While in the Eureka Springs area, do not miss the Passion Play. It is one of the most amazing productions I have ever seen. It portrays Jerusalem during the days before Christ's crucifixion. It is put on at dusk so that different areas of the…Read More


Activities.

Written by Trinket on 08 Apr, 2004

Eureka Springs has many available activities to please everyone. Just driving around and viewing the gorgeous scenery of the Ozarks is a treat in itself. The downtown area is a mecca for those of us who like to shop, featuring antique shops and gift shops…Read More


Our fall Eureka Springs Experience

Written by VanessaK on 17 Nov, 2008

I had been to Eureka Springs once before, when I was a teenager. I remember it as a picturesque Victorian town with a quaint downtown for shopping and walking along so I wanted my husband to experience the same. We first planned our weekend trip…Read More


Best time to go?

Written by jodellebobelle on 22 Feb, 2005

Eureka Springs is always available for the taking, but there are different times to go for different reasons. For the budget-minded, go in early winter, like January and February. That's basically the off-season, when lodging prices are a steal. You can even bargain…Read More


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Arkansas State Vault/Safe

Written by ducksunset on 27 Aug, 2003

Inside the Arkansas State Capitol building was this official state vault and safe, nearly 100 years old. No...there is no longer any gold or silver stored here.…Read More


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Nighttime Magic

Written by ducksunset on 21 Oct, 2003

The character of any fair changes dramatically with the setting sun, and the Arkansas State Fair is no exception. The crowds got thicker and the aromas more alluring. Nighttime is when the younger, dating crowd comes out and the older fairgoers leave for home. The pace…Read More


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Livestock - Cattle Barns

Written by ducksunset on 21 Oct, 2003

One reason many go to the Arkansas State Fair is the many selections of animals that are brought here for judging and selling. Animals include cattle, swine, horses, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, milk cows, donkeys, etc. There are four cattle barns, filled with cattle for…Read More


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Crafts!

Written by ducksunset on 21 Oct, 2003

The crafts building is one of the most interesting at the Arkansas State Fair. Inside, you'll find honest-to-goodness local, homemade crafts of all sorts, including qults, photos, canned goods, dolls, etc. All these items are judged with Best of Show, First, Second, Third, and several…Read More


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Hall of Industry

Written by ducksunset on 20 Oct, 2003

The Hall of Industry hosts many events over the year, such as trade shows, gun shows, antique shows and such. During the Arkansas State Fair, it's used for displays by various groups, such as FFA, 4H, State of Arkansas travel brochures, and various crafts. I was…Read More


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