Arkansas & Missouri Railroad offers roundtrip excursions from Van Buren.
Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier
Welcome to Western Arkansas’ Mountain Frontier. Breathtaking scenery surrounds you in a place steeped in history and hospitality. Historic sites and museums preserve local lore that dates back to the Old West. Marvel at the rugged landscape on a train ride through the Boston Mountains. Admire lush foliage on a scenic drive or motorcycle ride along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. With two national forests, state parks, lakes and rivers, a nature center, city parks and more, there are endless ways to enjoy the outdoors. Shopping and dining are popular in cities throughout the region. Arkansas Wine Country is another must-see with wine tastings, tours and annual festivals. Plan a trip around Grape Festival in Altus, Old Timer’s Day in Van Buren, the Old Fort Day’s Rodeo in Fort Smith, Turkey Track Bluegrass Festivals in Waldron, and many other family friendly events across the region all year long.