Looking for Top 10 things to do in Arkansas? Here, we have listed approximately top 50 places that you can visit as a tourist. The best places in Arkansas are actually attractions for couples and thus a lot of couples go there to spend their vacations and weekends. Nonetheless, the state of Arkansas also have attractions for families. People mostly visit Arkansas during the season of fall. The hidden places or secret places in the state of Arkansas are also major attractions for anyone visiting over there.

The top 50 Places to visit in Arkansas have been listed over here with their specialty and other important information which you might need before visiting the place. There are many beautiful places present in the state of Arkansas that beautify a bit more during the winter season. So, if you are confused about where should I head onto during the trip in Arkansas, then you can take some help from this list.

Did You Know : Arkansas is one of the safest states in the United States of America. 

Let us know something about Arkansas now, this state is the 29th largest state out of all the 50 states of America. The most prominent industry in Arkansas is the cotton industry and the fur trading business. With the population of almost 2,978,204, the state makes its place on the 33rd position in the population census of United States of America. The state of Arkansas has a moderate kind of weather and has its own highs and lows.

Top 50 Places To Visit in Arkansas, U.S.A

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1Pea Ridge National Military Park

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About : The park has been deployed to keep secure a battlefield where the war of Pea Ridge was held. The Union had won over the war. The park consists of a visitor center, museum and the restored battlefields. You can also spot wildlife over here.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the Pea Ridge National Military Park if you want to go back into the history for knowing some information how the battle of Pea Ridge was held.

Entry Fee : Adults – $10

Timings : 6 :00 am to Sunset

Official Website : Pea Ridge National Military Park

2Buffalo National River

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About : The Buffalo National River was and is America’s first National River. There are many waterfalls, greenery and flora and fauna surrounding the river that make the look of the park mesmerizing.  The river is currently home to 300 species of fishes and other insects.

Why Should You Visit : If you are looking for a camping site, then the Buffalo National Park is the best bet for you as it offers various recreational activities such as fishing and sighting of aquatic plants.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Official Website : Buffalo National River

3Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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About : The Museum was opened in 2011 and has a plethora of art and artifacts from the colonial period to the present era. The Museum has a lot of collections that are any art lovers paradise.

Why Should You Visit : The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has a very rich collection of paintings and other useful arts. If you are a diligent art lover, then you are going to have fun here.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 11:00 am to 9: 00 pm

Official Website : Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 

4Lake Ouachita State Park

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About : The Lake Ouachita State Park is one of state park which has a Lake Ouachita that has been created by the damming of river Ouachita. The Lake Ouachita is the star of the place as it has a range of fishes ranging from catfish and crappies.

Why Should You Visit : The State Park has one of the best fishing facilities with a range of fishes in the lake. Accommodations are available for the night and day.

Entry Fee : Depends on the lodges

Timings : 8 : 00 am to 8 : 00 pm

Official Website : Lake Ouachita State Park

5Hot Springs National Park

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About : The visiting to the park started in the 1800’s where in Europeans were the first one to visit the park for the hot springs. The park has free entry but does charge for the accommodations of the visitors. One can stay for 14 days at the longest according to the park rules.

Why Should You Visit : The hot springs park has eight historic bathhouses where you can bath and have the time of your life. Hiking can also be done in the lap of these beautiful mountains.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Hot Springs

6Maxwell Blade Odditorium $ Curiosity Museum

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About : The venue is owned by the renowned magician Maxwell Blade who is skilled in ancient magical arts. Lot of events go on in the auditorium of Maxwell Blade like the comedy shows, rock shows and other entertaining plays. You can enjoy them when staying in Arkansas.

Why Should You Visit : If you really love watching magic shows and other ancient arts, then this is the right place for you.

Entry Fee : Adults – $10

Timings : 10: 00 am to 5: 00 pm

Official Website : Maxwell Blade Odditorium $ Curosity Museum

7Quigley’s Castle

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About : This was a personal space that has now been converted into a historic place for the public. The castle was made by flowers and rocks that were collected by Mrs. Quigley. Her grandchildren welcome everyone who wants to see the innovative castle which was created with things their grandmother had passion for.

Why Should You Visit : If you have a knack for dwellings and other nature’s gifts then you can visit the place and take some inspiration for your own home from here.

Entry Fee : Adults – $7

Timings : 8 : 30 am to 5: 00 pm

Official Website : Quigley’s Castle

8The Gurdon Light

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About : The Gurdon Light is a mystery light on a railroad track in the state of Arkansas. You can visit and look at it as it is seen moving around during day and night. Many stories have since been related to the unsolved sightings one of which is that of the worker who got hit by train and the body was not found. It is believed that the ghost has been searching for his head and the light is that of a lantern.

Why Should You Visit : If you have a any kind of interest in unsolved mysteries,then this is the right place for you.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

9Thorn Crown Chapel

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About : The Thorn Crown Chapel is a place that has the most interesting setting which includes trees and canopies. It is also surrounded by rock dwellings and curvatures. Imagine being wedded around such a majestic setting. If you are looking for such beautiful stone path then this is the right choice for you.

Why Should You Visit : This chapel is a perfect wedding destination if you have always dreamt of a fairy tale one.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 9: 00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website Thorn Crown Chapel

10Crater of Diamonds State Park

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About : The Diamond State Park was opened in the year 1972 and since then it is the only diamond unit that is accessible to the public. There are many gemstones that can also be found in the ploughed field. You can dig out from rented tools from the park and no battery operated equipment from outside is allowed in the park.

Why Should You Visit : This place is one of the most interesting places in the state of Arkansas. Here, you can dig and find diamonds for yourself. The rule of the place is that the finder is actually the keeper.

Entry Fee : Adults – $10

Timings : 8: 00 am to 4: 00 pm

Official WebsiteCrater of Diamonds State Park 

11Pivot Rock Park

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Why Should You Visit : The Pivot Rock place is filled up with unusual shape of rocks and also it has very beautiful scenery which will allow you to click a bunch of pictures.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

12Josephin Tussaud Wax Museum

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Why Should You Visit : You can sight here statues of many important people such as the Clinton family and many others. You can click pictures as well.

Entry Fee : Adults –  $10 ( Price might vary)

Timings : 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

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13Popeye Statue

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Why Should You Visit : Since, Alma is considered the spinach capital of the world, the bronze statue of the spinach lover cartoon is present over here. Every cartoon lover will be more than happy on seeing the statue.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

14Collins Creek Cascade and Trout Stream

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Why Should You Visit : The place is perfect for anyone who is looking for a fishing adventure in the states.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

15Beatles Park

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Why Should You Visit : The Beatles Park was made as a tribute to the band who visited the Walnut Ridge Airport in the year 1964. You can find here cut outs and other sculptures related to the band.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : Open 24 hours

Official Website : Nil

16Chaffee Barbershop Museum

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Why Should You Visit : The Museum is very famous because of the fact that one of the recording artist of yesteryear got his army cut from here when he decided to join the army.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Nil

17H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

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Why Should You Visit : The place is named after American Taekwondo Grand Master and as is made as a tribute to him.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Open 24 hours

Official Website : H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

18Arkansas Air Museum

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Why Should You Visit : You can watch here air planes, and other racing planes that are from the year 1920’s and 1930’s.

Entry Fee : Adults – $10

Timings : 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Official Website : Arkansas Air Museum

19Mammoth Spring State Park

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Why Should You Visit : The State Park has lot of amenities when it comes to entertainment. You can visit here for experiencing the pedal boating and kayaking.

Entry Fee : Adults – $14

Timings : 8 am to 5 pm

Official Website : Mammoth Spring State Park

20Mount Magazine State Park

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Why Should You Visit : The unique selling point of the park is the fact that it is indeed the highest state park.

Entry Fee : Depends on the lodges

Timings : 8:00 am to 5 :00 pm

Official Website :Mount Magazine State Park

21Garvan Woodland Gardens

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Why Should You Visit : The Garvan Woodland Gardens have the most beautifully designed plantations. The Garden is owned by the University of Arkansas.

Entry Fee : Adults – $15

Timings : 9 :00 am to 6:00 pm

Official Website : Garvan Woodland Gardens

22Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

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Why Should You Visit : You can visit here for knowing the cultural movement and the civil rights of the states.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 9 :00 am to 4:30 pm

Official Website : Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

23Christ of the Ozarks

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Why Should You Visit : The statue of Jesus Christ has holy beliefs attached to it. You can request the authorities to light up the the Christ of the Ozarks statue if you want to honor someone.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Christ of the Ozarks 

24Terra Studios

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Why Should You Visit : People usually visit here spotting the Blue Bird and for learning other kinds of arts.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Terra Studios 

25William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

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Why Should You Visit : You can visit here to see how the Clinton Administration worked in the past to improve environment and other strata of the states.

Entry Fee : Adults – $10

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

  • #26 Petit Jean State Park
  • #27 Cosmic Cavern
  • #28 Mystic Caverns
  • #29 Anthony Chapel
  • #30 Lost Valley Hiking Trail
  • #31 Veterans Wall of Honor
  • #32 Parrot Island Water Park
  • #33 Wild River Country
  • #34 Moro Bay State Park
  • #35 Tontitown Winery
  • #36 Escape Hot Spring
  • #37 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • #38 Theater Sqaurred
  • #39 Museum of Native American History
  • #40 Fort Smith
  • #41 Heber Springs
  • #42 Blanchard Springs Recreational Area
  • #43 El Dorado
  • #44 Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • #45 Cedar Falls Trail
  • #46 Lost Valley Hiking Trail
  • #47 Anthony Chapel
  • #48 Hawksbill Crag
  • #49 Magnolia
  • #50 Rogers Aquatic Center

We hope the article was informative to you, check out the other amazing places to visit in the United States of America.

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