ALMA AQUATIC PARK
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Slides, diving boards, large swimming area, covered wading pool, water play area and walking trail. Adjacent park has a picnic area and fire truck play station for young children. Also features an 18-basket, professionally designed disc golf course. 731 City Park Rd. • 479-632-0700 • almaarkansas.gov/waterpark
ALMA FARMERS MARKET
Locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, handmade and artisan crafts and more. Located in downtown Alma beside the red caboose. Open Sat. from 8 a.m.-noon and Tues. 3-7 p.m., May through October. SNAP benefits accepted. 533 Fayetteville Ave.
EAGLE CREST GOLF COURSE
18-hole, daily-fee course with an excellent driving range. On the Arkansas Golf Trail that highlights the state’s finest courses. 3926 Golf Course Dr. • 479-632-8857 • golfeaglecrest.com
LAKE ALMA WILDLIFE OBSERVATION TRAIL AND PARK
Located north of Alma Aquatic Park. Floating pier, walking trails, cycling trails and disc golf.
Features a Popeye statue, water display, three gazebos and beautiful walkways among the flowers and shrubs. 133 Fayetteville Ave.
SKOKOS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Brings live art to the Alma area by booking top-name artists and performances. The center is available to organizations by reservation. 103 E. Main St. • 479-632-2129 • skokospac.org
ALTUS CITY PARK AND FITNESS TRAIL
Offers picnic areas, playground, 0.25 mile fitness trail and other amenities for travelers and local families to enjoy. Located downtown. 100 W. Main St.
ALTUS FITNESS CENTER
Downtown fitness center offers FREE use of exercise equipment and weight sets to give travelers and residents a complete workout. With donated equipment, the center is operated by the city Mon. through Sat. 207 W. Park St.
ALTUS HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM
Original German-American Bank from the 1800s, featuring early coal mining and wine industry artifacts as well as local history. 26 W. Main St. • 479-468-1310
ALTUS VETERANS MEMORIAL
Eight-sided memorial of black granite 26 feet wide located in Altus City Park includes space for the names of more than 3,000 veterans of U.S. military service from Franklin County and outlying areas. Main & Hendrix streets
CHATEAU AUX ARC VINEYARDS AND WINERY
World’s largest planter of Cynthiana grapes and largest Zinfandel planter in Arkansas. Wine tastings and tours. Open daily. RV park and campgrounds. 8045 AR 186 • 479-468-4400 • chateauauxarc.com
COAL MINERS STATUE & MEMORIAL
Dedicated in October 1998, this site honors coal miners of District 21 in Franklin, Johnson and Logan counties. Altus City Park
DIONYSUS WINE & BREW
A locally owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the breathtaking Ozark Mountains. Gift shop and tasting room on-site with home brew kits, brewing supplies and Dionysus’ own craft brews. Primitive or self-sustained camping and one yurt rental on-site. Hosts parties and special events. 9017 AR 186 • 479-209-1234
MOUNT BETHEL WINERY
Original 1880 homestead includes a historic hand-dug wine cellar. Free tasting from a selection of classic dry varietals to sweet muscadines and fruit wines. Tasting room and gift shop that’s open year-round. 5014 Mount Bethel Dr. • 479-468-2444 • mountbethel.com
The largest wine producer in Arkansas and home to the first commercial Muscadine Vineyards, Post bottles 30+ wines and 100 percent muscadine juices. Retail and tasting open six days a week. Closed Sunday. 1700 St. Mary’s Mountain Rd. • 479-468-6400 • postwinery.com
Home of the Franklin County Quilt Trail Committee, Altus is proud to be part of the Arkansas Quilt Trails program. Volunteers have colorfully painted and placed almost 40 quilt blocks at locations around the city and throughout downtown. Quilters especially will enjoy touring the town to see them all. More are being painted – come and find them all and read their unique stories.
SCENIC HIGHWAY 186
Off I-40, this scenic highway travels through Arkansas Wine Country with a gorgeous overlook on St. Mary’s Mountain before connecting with U.S. 64 in Altus.
ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Beautiful 1902 Roman Basilica-style church known for its paintings and ornate gold leaf work. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open daily. 5118 St. Mary’s Lane • 479-468-2585 • stmarysaltus.org
ST. MARY’S MOUNTAIN
Take Altus exit 41 off I-40 to AR 186 for a drive past vineyards, wineries and St. Mary’s historic church. Take in the views of Mount Magazine, the state’s highest point.
TOURIST VISITOR CENTER
Provides brochures of local wineries, area attractions, festival information, hiking trails, local and state maps and more. 316 W. Park St.
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE
A favorite spot for fishing and water sports. Five Corps of Engineers recreation and camping sites around the lake. 17 miles east of Booneville on AR 10
BLUE MOUNTAIN SPECIAL USE AREA
This wildlife management area hosts numerous field trials for sporting dogs throughout the year including the American Brittany Club National Gun Dog Championship held in December.
KNOPPERS FORD RECREATION AREA
Beautiful bluffs, picnic and camping sites, and Sugar Creek Equestrian Trail. About 12 miles south of Booneville in the Ouachita National Forest.
LOGAN COUNTY LIBRARY (GENERAL JOHN PAUL McCONNELL MEMORABILIA ROOM)
Displays mementos of Booneville native John Paul McConnell, Air Force chief of staff from 1965 to 1969. Collection includes medals, photos and other souvenirs. 419 N. Kennedy Ave. • 479-675-2735 • arvrls.com
PETIT JEAN RIVER
Located south of Booneville, the beautiful Petit Jean River is home to great fishing and canoeing.
SCENIC BYWAY 10
This stretch begins in Ola, then travels through Magazine and Booneville northwest to Oklahoma. West of Greenwood, it is known as the Sugar Loaf Mountain Scenic Byway.
SCENIC HIGHWAY 23
Known as the Pig Trail, this National Scenic Byway connects Scenic Byway 71 south of Booneville to AR 16 north of Ozark.
Located at the end of South School Street off AR 22, this lake offers fishing by boat or pier, as well as RV camping and a pavilion.
NATIONAL COMMEMORATIVE SITE
Located in front of Charleston Middle School on Main Street, the site honors the district’s role as the first public school system in the former Confederacy to integrate all twelve grades. 105 W. Main St.
SCENIC HIGHWAY 22
Passes Subiaco as it travels west from Dardanelle through Paris and Charleston into Fort Smith.
906 COCKTAIL AND CIGAR LOUNGE
An upscale social lounge offering the finest spirits, wine and cigars in Northwest Arkansas. 906 Garrison Ave. • 479-434-4343 • 906lounge.com
AMC CLASSIC FORT SMITH 14 AMC CLASSIC
serves up movie memories, featuring the latest releases. 5716 Towson Ave. • 479-646-5593 • fortsmith.org/amc-classic-fort-smith-14
ARCBEST PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Since 1981, this gorgeous venue has hosted innumerable local, regional and national speakers, comedians, musicians and touring stage acts. It is also home of the renowned Fort Smith Symphony. 55 S. Seventh St. • 479-788-8932 • fortsmithconventioncenter.org/arcbest-performing-arts-center
THE BAKERY DISTRICT
Former 1920s baking facility that has been retrofitted and updated to house a coffee lounge/roaster, catering kitchen, local merchants, a beer garden with bocce-ball court, an art gallery, event facilities and more. 70 S. Seventh St. • 479-977-5170 • bakeryfs.com
BASS REEVES MONUMENT
A 25-foot work of art honors the illustrious lawman, believed to be the first black U.S. deputy marshal west of the Mississippi. Pendergraft Park, 200 Garrison Ave. • fortsmith.org/bass-reeves-monument
BELLE GROVE HISTORIC DISTRICT
Preserves a 130+ year timeline of more than 20 Victorian-era styles of architecture within its 22 blocks bound by North Fifth to H and North Eighth to C streets. Inquire about guided tours. North C & H streets • 479-783-3000 • fortsmith.org/belle-grove-historic-district
• BELLE GROVE SCHOOL (1886)
Second Empire- and Romanesque Revival-style structure. All grades were taught here until 1898; up to sixth grade until 1975. Interior tours not available. 600 N. Sixth St. • 479-784-2787
• BONNEVILLE HOUSE (1868)
Italianate style home famously owned by Susan Bonneville, widow of General Benjamin Bonneville who was a famous explorer of the American West. Interior tours are available by appointment. 318 N. Seventh St. • 479-782-7854 • thebonnevillehouse.com
• CLAYTON HOUSE (1852)
Transformed into a lavish Queen Anne/Italianate mansion by William H. H. Clayton, prosecuting attorney for Judge Parker. Features original staircase, furnishings and more. Open for tours Tues. through Sun. $6 adults; $3 ages (6-17); FREE (under 6). 514 N. Sixth St. • 479-783-3000 • claytonhouse.org
• DARBY HOUSE (1895)
The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, WWII hero who founded Army Rangers. 311 N. Eighth St.
• JAMES K. BARNES HOME (1893)
Richardsonian Romanesque-style home with curved brick, butterfin mortar and stained glass. Interior tours are not available. 515 N. Sixth St.
BEN GEREN REGIONAL PARK
1300-acre county park with 21+ miles of cycling and mountain biking, outdoor sports facilities, a public golf course, picnic areas, a playground, pavilions, bathrooms, a storm shelter and more. 7200 S. Zero St. • 479-646-2444 • fortsmith.org/ben-geren-regional-park
• BEN GEREN BIKE TRAILS
More than 7 miles of paved, multi-use trail (ADA through the first mile) and more than 14 miles of MTB Trails. Ben Geren Multi-Use Trailhead
• BEN GEREN DISC GOLF
The largest disc golf course in the region offers three 18-hole courses with a variety of challenges and conditions. 7200 Zero St.
• BEN GEREN GOLF COURSE
A 27-hole, premier public golf course maintained to USGA Green Section standards. Golf Course Loop • 479-646-5301 • fortsmith.org/ben-geren-golf-course
• BEN GEREN MINI GOLF
The Fort Smith area’s only 27-hole championship mini-golf course offers park guests an amazing and exciting jungle-themed adventure.
• BEN GEREN SOCCER FIELDS
One of the finest soccer facilities in the Arkansas/Oklahoma area with 12 soccer fields and more in the works. Soccer Loop
• BEN GEREN SOFTBALL COMPLEX
A 10-field softball complex that hosts youth tournaments, adult softball leagues and tee-ball. Softball Lane
• BEN GEREN TENNIS CENTER
With six lighted courts, it is one of the finest athletic facilities of its kind. Tennis Court Loop
• BEN GEREN VOLLEYBALL
Ben Geren Regional Park maintains three sand volleyball courts.
• TORRAINE LAKE
A family and community fishing program lake that receives regular stockings. A paved walking trail with two pedestrian bridges has been completed and extends a mile around the lake. Canoes and kayaks are welcome.
Bowling World has 72 lanes of fun, 12 pool tables, an arcade, a snack shop, a pro shop and X-treme glow bowling. 6100 S. 36th St. • 479-646-5050 • bowlingworldonline.com
CARROLL ANN CROSS PARK
Park offers a playground, walking trail, pavilions, picnic sites, restrooms, fishing pier and the regularly stocked Wildcat Mountain Lake. 1601 S. 74th St. • 479-784-2368 • fortsmith.org/carol-ann-cross-park
Fort Smith is located on the border of Oklahoma and within a 10-minute drive of Cherokee Casino in Roland and Choctaw Casino in Pocola. fortsmith.org/play/casinos
CENTRAL MALL FORT SMITH
The region’s largest shopping center with department stores, jewelry and unique gifts. 5111 Rogers Ave. • 479-452-4706 • centralmallfortsmith.com
CHAFFEE CROSSING HISTORIC DISTRICT
A walkable showcase of the vital role Fort Chaffee played in American military history beginning in WWII. 479-452-4554 • chaffeecrossing.com/historic-district
• CHAFFEE BARBERSHOP MUSEUM
Visit the Army barbershop where Elvis received the “haircut heard around the world” after being drafted and sent to Fort Chaffee in 1958.
• CHAFFEE CROSSING VETERANS MEMORIAL PLAZA
Memorial preserving the memories of those impacted by Fort Chaffee since 1941.
• CHAFFEE CROSSING PICKLEBALL COMPLEX
Two WWII-era tennis courts have been transformed into this new, eight-court pickleball complex located near Chaffee Crossing Historic District. 7220 Mahogany Ave. • 479-784-2368 • fortsmith.org/chaffee-crossing-pickleball-complex
• MUSEUM OF CHAFFEE HISTORY
Houses the largest collection of Fort Chaffee artifacts in the U.S. The museum contains extensive photographs, documents and displays that chronicle Fort Chaffee’s role in five wars, multiple resettlement operations, major motion pictures and other aspects of U.S. Army history. Camp Chaffee Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.
• VIETNAM VETERANS MUSEUM
Local Vietnam veterans have helped create this tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War.
CIVIL AXE THROWING
Channel your inner lumberjack or try out a fun and competitive new hobby by trying axe throwing. 1121 Garrison Ave. • 479-208-6208 • civilaxethrowing.com/fort-smith
Community park offers a variety of seasonal activities, an 18-hole miniature golf course, fitness trail, tennis center and courts, playground equipment, a community center, public pool and swim and dive complex. 3301 S. M St. • 479-784-2368 • fortsmith.org/creekmore-park
• CREEKMORE COMMUNITY CENTER
A community center with three available meeting rooms.
• CREEKMORE EXPRESS
A favorite of park-goers of all ages, the Creekmore Express operates from May to late October, and the Creekmore Holiday Express operates late November through mid-December.
• CREEKMORE SWIM AND DIVE COMPLEX
Creekmore Park is home to the region’s only Olympic-size outdoor lap pool, a diving facility and a large community pool.
• CREEKMORE MINI GOLF
An 18-hole miniature golf course located at Creekmore Park and operated by a private entity.
• CREEKMORE TENNIS CENTER
A full-service tennis facility offering 14 hard courts.
• THE FITNESS COURT®
A fully-accessible bodyweight circuit training center designed for adults of all ages and abilities. Features artwork by world renowned artist, Jean-Michael Basquiat.
DARBY LEGACY MONUMENT
Monument honoring General William O. Darby, a local hero and father of the modern-day Army Rangers. Cisterna Park, 1001 Garrison Ave. • fortsmith.org/darby-legacy-monument
DEER TRAILS COUNTRY CLUB
Nine-hole course in the natural, park-like setting of Chaffee Crossing. 11707 Custer Blvd. • 479-478-6971 • fortsmith.org/deer-trails-country-club
DOWNTOWN HISTORIC PLAQUES
Twelve plaques are located along historic Garrison Avenue to tell parts of the city’s colorful history. Scan QR codes located on each plaque to activate videos. Garrison Ave. • fortsmith.org/downtown-historic-plaques
FORT SMITH CONVENTION CENTER
Offers 116,800 square feet of usable event space, including a 40,000-square-foot exhibit hall (which can be divided into five sections), eight meeting rooms, 23,000 square feet of support areas and a 1,331-seat performing arts center. 55 S. Seventh St. • 479-788-8932 • fortsmithconventioncenter.org
FORT SMITH ESCAPE ROOM
An immersive, interactive puzzle game in which teams of four people or more have 60 minutes to use their creative problem-solving skills to solve riddles, unlock mysteries and use gadgets to be set free. 4301 Regions Park Dr. 479-259-2300 • fsescaperoom.com
FORT SMITH FARMERS MARKET
Each market day is a feast for the senses and alive with street performers, local musicians, a variety of locally grown produce/flowers and handmade goods. Open Saturdays (all year) and Wednesdays (May - October).
N. Second St. & Garrison Ave. • 479-461-5878 • fortsmith.org/fort-smith-farmers-market
FORT SMITH LITTLE THEATRE
The longest-running community theater in Arkansas, Fort Smith Little Theatre performs six to eight productions annually including comedies, musicals, mysteries and dramas. 401 N. Sixth St. • 479-783-2966 • fslt.org
FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Explore permanent and rotating exhibits preserving nearly 40,000 artifacts inside of the historic Atkinson-Williams Warehouse. Closed on Mondays. 320 Rogers Ave. • 479-783-7841 • fortsmithmuseum.org
FORT SMITH NATIONAL CEMETERY
Interments date from the War of 1812 and include Judge Parker, many of his deputy marshals and General William O. Darby. 522 Garland Ave. • 479-783-5345 • fortsmith.org/fort-smith-national-cemetery
FORT SMITH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
This 200-year-old National Historic Site includes remains of two frontier forts and the 19th-century Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). 301 Parker Ave. • 479-783-3961 • nps.gov/fosm/index.htm
• BELLE POINT
Visitors are able to walk the foundation remains of the first fort (1817-1824).
• TRAIL OF TEARS PATH
A 0.75-mile paved portion of the Trail of Tears path with exhibit panels telling the story of the Five Civilized Tribes. The trail follows along the Arkansas River to an area of the river where the Trail of Tears water route begins.
• COMMISSARY AND SECOND FORT SMITH GROUNDS
The Commissary is the oldest standing building in Fort Smith. Judge Parker’s chambers were located upstairs. On the grounds, you can also see a replica of the Fort Smith Gallows.
• FEDERAL COURTHOUSE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Tour Judge Parker’s court, “Hell on the Border” jail, exhibits detailing the historical significance of the site and buy souvenirs in the Visitor Center Gift Shop.
FORT SMITH PARK
Features boat access to the Arkansas River, fishing pavilion, public restrooms, basketball courts, soccer fields, playground equipment, a dog park, picnic sites and pavilions. 5301 Riverfront Dr. • 479-784-2368 • parks.fortsmithar.gov/downtown-riverfront-parks
FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM
Fine art exhibitions in five galleries feature world-class artists, important traveling exhibitions, the museum’s extensive permanent collection and art by emerging artists. 1601 Rogers Ave. • 479-784-2787 • fsram.org
FORT SMITH SYMPHONY
Internationally renowned orchestra with more than 100 professional musicians. Performances take place at ArcBest Performing Arts Center. 479-452-7575 • fortsmithsymphony.org
FORT SMITH TROLLEY MUSEUM
Collection of railcars, including a working 1926 Electric Birney Streetcar that takes passengers down a 0.75-mile stretch. Hours vary by season. 100 S. Fourth St. • 479-783-0205 • fstm.org
THE GALLERY ON GARRISON
Gallery space offering traditional art exhibitions by emerging and established artists, as well as paint and sip parties, art classes, residency programs and more. 914 Garrison Ave. • 479-926-6014 • thegalleryongarrison.com
Serves as the eastern gateway into downtown Fort Smith and a gathering place where residents and visitors can learn about the contributions of Judge Isaac C. Parker, John Carnall and Mother Superior Mary Teresa Farrell.
1300 Garrison Ave. • fortsmith.org/gateway-park
GREG SMITH RIVER TRAIL
Multi-use trail in west and north Fort Smith between the Arkansas River and Riverfront Drive. It extends approximately 6.3 miles along the Arkansas River. 121 Riverfront Dr. • fortsmith.org/greg-smith-river-trail
HIDDEN TALENT FINE ART GALLERY & RESTORATION
Professional art restoration and an exquisite gallery filled with paintings, jewelry, pottery, ceramics, woodworking and photography by local artists and artisans from the region, all available for purchase. 14 N. Third St. • 479-769-2813 • fortsmith.org/hidden-talent-fine-art-gallery-restoration
JANET HUCKABEE ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY NATURE CENTER
Discover interior exhibits depicting the biodiversity of the region like a life-sized oak tree, aquarium with native fish and more. Outside, nature trails offer panels on wildlife living on the grounds and you can learn to fish or canoe at Wells Lake. 8300 Wells Lake Rd. • 479-452-3993 • fortsmith.org/arkansas-river-valley-nature-center
Gathering place for live music and entertainment in downtown Fort Smith. You will find concerts and a unique event space for private, corporate and charity events. 817 Garrison Ave. • 479-551-2424 • majesticfortsmith.com
MALCO FORT SMITH CINEMA 16
Cinema featuring stadium seating, curved screens, concessions, an arcade, Dolby Digital and Dolby 3D, accessible theater access, assisted listening devices and more. 1200 Waldron Rd. • 479-484-0819 • fortsmith.org/malco-fort-smith-cinema-16
MALCO FORT SMITH MALL TRIO
Cinema offering special, second run showings of mainstream films at discounted rates with standard amenities and refreshments. 5111 Rogers Ave. • 479-452-1763 • fortsmith.org/malco-mall-trio
MASSARD PRAIRIE BATTLEFIELD PARK
On July 27, 1864, this popular local grazing grassland became a Civil War battlefield. The site immortalizes this piece of history by preserving the four major areas of the Union encampment that were located here. 4999 Morgans Way • 479-784-2368 • fortsmith.org/massard-prairie-battlefield-park
Originally built by the U.S. Army as a training facility in 1953, this site now functions as a specialty park and outdoor gathering place that connects visitors and locals to multiuse trails and offers stunning views of Fort Smith. 7201 Massard Rd. 479-784-2368 • fortsmith.org/mcclure-amphitheater
MIDLAND FAMILY BOWL
32 lanes of bowling, a restaurant and bar, pro shop and games. 2600 N. 32nd St. • 479-785-2551 • bowlmidland.com
MISS LAURA’S VISITOR CENTER
A historic, former Old West bordello turned official visitor center of Fort Smith. Free, guided tours are offered Mon.-Fri. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sat. (12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.). 2 N. B St. • 479-783-8888 • fortsmith.org/miss-laura-s-visitor-center
THE MONKEY HOUSE
Indoor bounce house and inflatable slide party and play place geared toward younger children. 5504 Wheeler Ave. • 479-226-3400 • monkeyhousebounce.com
A National Historic Landmark, it is the resting place of more than 100 Civil War soldiers, U.S. Marshals and court appointed officials, and almost 30 Old West outlaws. 1401 S. Greenwood Ave. • 479-784-1006 • fortsmith.org/oak-cemetery
THE PARK AT WEST END
Picturesque pocket park with a working, 1935 World’s Fair Ferris Wheel, a vintage hand-painted carousel, Pullman railcar diner, public art and a LED-lighted splash pad just outside the gates. 15 N. Second St. • 479-784-2368 • fortsmith.org/the-park-at-west-end
PARROT ISLAND WATERPARK
Regionally popular water park featuring the area’s only two-lane FlowRider® and wave pool, four water slides, a 500-foot long lazy river, activity pool, children’s aquatic play area and a variety of other amenities. 7300 Zero St.
479-788-6550 • parrotislandwaterpark.com
Situated along the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Fort Smith, facilities include a large amphitheater, events building, public bathrooms and a glass pavilion. Located next to Miss Laura’s Visitor Center and Riverfront Skate & Bike Park. 121 Riverfront Dr. • 479-784-2368 • fortsmith.org/riverfront-park
• RIVERFRONT SKATE & BIKE PARK
This 12,000-square-foot park overlooking the Arkansas River offers pump tracks, a 12-foot vertical wall, plexiglass wall, art skating apparatuses, mountain bike playground and more. fortsmith.org/riverfront-skate-bike-park
• RIVERSIDE RIDES
Affordable, short-term mountain bike rentals next to Riverfront Skate & Bike Park. Riverfront Dr. • fortsmith.org/riverside-rides
THE SHOPS AT BRICKCITY
Described as “a brick and mortar Pinterest or Etsy,” the center offers everything from women’s and children’s boutiques, handmade and repurposed treasures, home decor, gifts, gourmet foods, specialty goods and more. 3215 S. 74th St. • 479-434-5858 • theshopsatbrickcity.com
SPARTAN ADVENTURE PARK
Indoor trampoline and adventure park offering a dodgeball arena, basketball zone, zip line, jousting, climbing walls, a zone for smaller children and a ninja course. 7601 Rogers Ave. • 479-769-2828 • fortsmith.spartanadventurepark.com
A venue hosting big name musicians, comedians and other touring acts inside of a restored, historic 1928 Masonic Temple. 200 N. 11th St. • 479-222-6186 • templelive.com
UNITED STATES MARSHALS MUSEUM
The museum is now open for private events and holds regular exhibitions and special programs that are open to the public. Design, fabrication and installation of the museum’s exhibit experiences detailing the critical role U.S. Marshals have played in the nation’s history is on course to open July 1, 2023. 789 Riverfront Dr. • 479-242-1789 • usmmuseum.org
URBAN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
Explore a growing collection of more than 30 immersive works of outdoor art created by world renowned artists. Courtesy of The Unexpected project. unexpectedfs.com
Indoor rock climbing gym featuring bouldering, top rope and lead wall, campus board, training wall and kids’ top rope area. 3625 S. 91st St. • 479-242-2789 • verticalhorizonsclimbinggym.com
Famous for its natural beauty, this large park offers a bird’s-eye view of the town and surrounding valley. Walking trails, a rock promenade, disc golf, picnic facilities, a hammock park, basketball court, horseshoe pits and playgrounds make this a true family park. Amphitheater and events building designed for open-air or closed seating for 300. 1050 Bell Park Rd. • 479-996-2742
COAL MINER’S MEMORIAL
Memorial recognizes those who worked in area coal mines. Mining was the lifeblood of the South Sebastian County economy. Burgess Park, 315 E. Center St.
GREENWOOD LAKE TRAILS AND RECREATION
Located on Mount Harmony Road. Offers fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Also includes three miles of multipurpose trails around the lake. This is the city’s water supply source, so no motors are allowed on the lake.
LAKE JACK NOLEN
East of Greenwood off AR 10 and Chisomville Road, this Arkansas Game & Fish Commission lake has two paved parking areas and a concrete boat ramp. No skiing or swimming allowed.
OLD JAIL MUSEUM
Open May-Sept., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. Special tours may be arranged through the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. 307 E. Center St. • 479-996-6357
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Greenwood Square. Open year-round. 479-996-2742
HARTFORD VETERANS PARK
Several stone monuments honor the memory of those who have served. West Main & North Oak streets
Circa 1825, restored by the city. Site of 1819 trading post established by French traders and Choctaws and 1852 post office. AR 96, 1.5 miles west of Mansfield (0.2 miles west of Chocoville Road)
Picnic and play area, pavilion, tennis court and street hockey court. 200 N. Sebascott Ave.
COOP PRAIRIE CEMETERY
Only cemetery in the United States with a federal highway running through it. 1500 U.S. 71 E
Restored by the city, the theater has been home to bluegrass festivities and wholesome family entertainment for Mansfield and Scott County. 100 W. Howard St.
MANSFIELD CITY LAKE PARK
Nine-acre park with a 40-acre fishing lake area. The park is home to the Annual Mansfield Bluegrass Festival each September. 1311 Broadway St.
POTEAU MOUNTAIN HIKING
Miles of trails on Poteau Mountain (USFS) just south of Mansfield. Hiking, ATV and equestrian trails.
POTEAU MOUNTAIN SCENIC BYWAY 96
From Mansfield, the byway heads west across the rolling hills of the northern Ouachita Mountains to Oklahoma and stretches south from Hartford to Square Rock Lake and Scenic Byway 71.
ALBERT PIKE RECREATION AREA
The Little Missouri River offers canoeing, tubing and swimming and is stocked annually with rainbow trout. Near Mena
AUBREY TAPLEY PARK
Sports complex with facilities for soccer, baseball and softball. Amenities include two playgrounds, bathrooms and food concessions with a pavilion. The complex is a popular site for tournaments and events. 151 Recreation Ln. • 479-216-8171
THE BLUE ZIP LINE & FARM
Five zip line canopy tours on a historic farm. Workshops throughout the year. Fresh produce, flowers and gift shop. Available for team building, corporate events and parties. Autism-friendly. 142 Polk County Road 185 • 479-216-8639 • blueziplinefarm.com
BOARD CAMP CRYSTAL MINE
Day-use camp with native, untapped crystal mine and public dig site. Home to UnXplained Tours. 110 Polk County Road 62 • 479-243-0771 • boardcampcrystalmine.com
Beginning southeast of Mena, the Cossatot flows south for about 26 miles to Gillham Lake. The river features Class III, IV and V rapids.
DOWNTOWN HISTORIC & ARTS DISTRICT
Stroll around a quaint historic downtown full of unique shops and boutiques, cafes, galleries and more. You’ll find a piece of history as well as a few pieces of art to take home. 479-394-8355
ESSO GAS STATION
Restored 1928 Esso gas station with rare muscle cars, classic cars, antique autos, street rods and motorcycles. Esso later became Exxon. 423 Mena St.
Beautifully landscaped 10-acre park in the heart of downtown Mena with historic 1851 log cabin, two howitzer cannons, playground, basketball court, gazebo and pavilion. Ideal place for a family picnic, strolling or relaxing beside two spring-fed ponds and fountains. Maple Ave. & Seventh St. • 479-394-8355
JOT 'EM DOWN STORE
Museum, gift shop and working post office in Pine Ridge. Large parking lot and handicap accessible. 4562 AR-88 West • 870-326-4442
This 200-acre lake in Polk County maintained by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has a reputation for excellent bluegill and redear fishing. Concrete boat ramp, accessible wooden fishing pier as well as primitive camping areas available. Polk County Road 125 • 501-223-6300
LIONS CLUB DISC GOLF COURSE
Eight-hole disc golf course opened in 2016. Two course layouts include a variety of open and wooded shots. 500 Lions Club Rd.
Olympic-size pool, baseball fields, covered picnic pavilion and playground. 1205 Vivian St. • 479-394-8312
MENA ART GALLERY
Features local and well-known artisans and offers classes for all ages. 607 Mena St. • 479-394-3880
THE MOUNTAIN GLORY TRAIN STATION
Ride a miniature train atop beautiful Rich Mountain on two miles of track around Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge. Scenic views and wildlife sightings. The station has sweet treats and mini golf. 3897 AR-88 West • 479-394-3000
MOUNTAIN FORK RIVER
Begins just southwest of Mena, near the Oklahoma border, and ends at Beavers Bend Lake. Suitable for beginner-to-intermediate paddlers, this classic pool-and-drop river is a Class I to II+ run with Class III drops in high-water conditions through the lower section just above the lake called “The Narrows.”
OUACHITA COUNTRY CLUB
Public golf course with a slope of 111. Club house and cart rentals available. 123 Country Club Ln. • 479-394-5382
OUACHITA LITTLE THEATRE
Enjoy the talents of local actors and directors in productions throughout the year in the restored Lyric Theater. 610 Mena St. • ouachitalittletheatre.org
QUEEN WILHELMINA STATE PARK
Crowns rugged Rich Mountain nearly 3,000 feet above sea level. Experience royal hospitality at the $9.7 million restored and renovated lodge and restaurant. The park offers camping, a miniature railroad, miniature golf and hiking trails. 3877 AR-88 West • 1-800-264-2477
SCENIC BYWAY 71
Travel north from Mena across the Boston Mountains (the highest peaks in the Ozark Mountains) and through Fort Smith.
SHADY LAKE RECREATION AREA
A 25-acre lake is the centerpiece of this playground in the Ouachita Mountains. Hiking trails, beach, fishing, swimming, picnic/camping, boat/fishing dock and amphitheater. Near Mena
Built in 1948, it served as a car dealership until 1962 and has been carefully restored to its 1948 appearance. 519 Port Arthur Ave.
TALIMENA SCENIC DRIVE
This National Forest Scenic Byway winds 54 miles from Mena to Talihina, Oklahoma, and offers breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding countryside from peaks of nearly 3,000 feet.
WOLF PEN GAP ATV TRAILS
This 50-mile system is one of the most popular ATV destinations in the country and the first formal system built specifically for four wheelers and dirt bikes in the Ouachita National Forest. Unique features include a two-footed tree, several abandoned mines and water crossings. 479-394-2382
On Scenic Byway 71, eight miles north of Mountainburg. Voted one of the most photographic spots in America. Gift shop has neat souvenirs and big windows with hummingbirds galore.
Begins in Mountainburg at its junction with Scenic Byway 71 and continues eight miles to rejoin 71.
LAKE FORT SMITH & SHORES LAKE
Both feature good fishing for bass and panfish. Mountainburg area, near White Rock Mountain
MOUNTAINBURG AREA/SCENIC BYWAY 71
Shopping, antiques, crafts, lodging, restaurants and outdoor activities from Rudy to Winslow. Former Butterfield Stagecoach Route. Great opportunities for scenic drives and sightseeing.
WHITE ROCK MOUNTAIN
This Franklin County peak near Scenic Highway 23 is one of the tallest in the area. North of Mulberry and east of Mountainburg
BLUFF HOLE PARK
Located one mile east of town on U.S. 64 at the Mulberry River. Swimming, picnic tables and group pavilion. Small day use fee. 479-997-1321
Designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 1992 and approximately 55 miles long. Delivers whitewater canoeing and rafting during early spring with Class I-III rapids. An excellent choice when angling for bass or sunfish in late spring and early summer and also great for swimming. 479-667-2949
TJ HOUSE RESERVOIR
Mulberry’s water supply and the site of the Mulberry Water Treatment Facility is located six miles north of downtown.
VINE PRAIRIE BOAT LAUNCH AND PARK
Provides access to the Arkansas River at the place where the Little Mulberry River and Vine Prairie Creek meet. Pavilion and campsites. 543 Vine Prairie Rd. • 479-997-8122
AUX ARC PARK
One of the most beautiful Corps of Engineers public parks in the state with more than 80 RV hook-ups plus primitive campsites along the tree-lined banks of the Arkansas River at Ozark Lake. Aux Arc Park Rd. • 479-667-2949
CITY OF OZARK
Visit the many antique stores and shops within downtown’s “Historic Courthouse District,” listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with six individual buildings. 479-667-2949
CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL
Recognizes the battles fought in the Ozark area. 103 E. River St.
A historic sand-carved mural depicting the history of Ozark is located at the Bank of the Ozarks. Sixth and Commercial streets • 479-667-2949
The Ozark area is fast becoming the music festival capital of Arkansas, hosting Backwoods Music Festival, Music on the Mulberry, Byrdfest and many other musical events throughout the year. 479-667-2949
The lighted Ozark Bridge spanning the Arkansas River on Scenic Highway 23 is one of the 16 most beautiful long-span bridges in the country. South Seventh Street • 479-667-2949
OZARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Facility features an aquatic center that allows for folks of any age and all abilities to access the pool, including a therapy pool, “zero entrance” pool for racing, diving board and 25-meter pool. 601 N. 29th St. • 479-667-0864
OZARK DEPOT MUSEUM
Built in 1911, the Iron Mountain Railroad passenger train used this station. The first train reached Ozark in 1876, and by 1888, there were four passenger trains daily. Today, the museum houses hundreds of artifacts and unique exhibits. 103 E. River St. • 479-667-5015
OZARK HERITAGE TRAIL
Guided by an area map with QR codes which takes visitors on a narrated video tour of Ozark’s historic buildings and landmarks.
OZARK HIGHLANDS TRAIL
One of the longest hiking trails in the country, the section from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Buffalo National River is 207 miles, passing through eight public campgrounds. Local access is 17 miles north of Ozark on AR 23 • 479-667-2949
REED MOUNTAIN PARK, OVERLOOK AND NATURE TRAIL
A 0.86-mile trail with magnificent views of the city, Ozark Lake and the Arkansas River. 479-667-2949
One of the treasures in the Historic Courthouse District, Rivertowne is ranked one of the top 10 BBQ restaurants in the state and is worth the trip to Ozark. 205 S. Third St. • 479-667-1808 • rivertownebbq.com
SCENIC HIGHWAY 23
Known as the “Pig Trail,” this National Scenic Byway connects from Scenic Byway 71 south of Booneville to AR 16 north of Ozark.
TRAIL OF TEARS MEMORIAL
Created to honor those who were forced to leave their homes on a journey that took many lives before reaching the Indian Territory. The memorial is located next to Ozark’s Historic Depot Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River. 103 E. River St.
U.S. SCENIC HIGHWAY 64
Runs parallel to I-40 from near Johnson County east of Clarksville to Ozark in Franklin County.
COVE LAKE RECREATION AREA
Located on 160-acre lake near Mount Magazine. Bathhouse, swimming, canoeing, picnic areas, campsites, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, horseshoes, mini golf and volleyball. 19 Cove Lake Loop • 479-963-6421
A few miles west of Paris is Cowie Winery and the Arkansas Historic Wine Museum, which houses the largest bell collection and the largest bell in Arkansas. 101 N. Carbon City Rd. 479-963-3990
EIFFEL TOWER PARK
A gift to the city in 2014, Eiffel Tower Park holds a 25-foot statue and water feature painted with the same paint as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Great photo op located on the west side of town square. Don’t forget to add a lock to the Love Lock Fence to seal your love in Paris, Arkansas, forever. South Express and West Walnut streets
LOGAN COUNTY “OLD JAIL” MUSEUM
The site of the last legal hanging in Arkansas in 1914. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building contains artifacts and information about the jail and Logan County. 202 N. Vine St. • 479-963-3936
MOUNT MAGAZINE SCENIC BYWAY
AR 309 This National Scenic Byway winds to the top of Mount Magazine and overlooks the valleys and lakes of Logan and Yell Counties.
MOUNT MAGAZINE STATE PARK
Located atop Mount Magazine, 2,753 feet above sea level, the park offers breathtaking views of the valley and Blue Mountain Lake. Campsites, 13 cabins and a 60-room lodge with restaurant and conference center. 16878 AR 309 • 479-963-8502
PARIS CITY LAKE
Located on AR 309 on the way to Mount Magazine. Covers 175 acres and has hosted generations of local fishermen.
PARIS-LOGAN COUNTY COAL MINERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM
In the 1800s, coal was discovered in Logan County, and the rest is history. Photos and artifacts pay tribute to local coal miners. Stop by the functioning blacksmith shop for a fun history lesson on how it all worked. 804 S. Elm St. • 479-963-6463
PRESTONROSE FARM AND BREWING COMPANY
Small, certified organic farm with an on-farm pico brewery. Beer-to-go sales and tasting flights as well as a farmers market. Open Thurs.–Sat., 4-8 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. 201 St. Louis Valley Rd. • 479-938-0199
SCENIC HIGHWAY 22
Passes Subiaco as it travels west from Dardanelle through Paris and Charleston into Fort Smith.
Tours are welcome all year. A self-guided walking tour is available at the front desk of Coury House. 405 N. Subiaco Avenue • 479-934-1001
ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWING COMPANY
The famous “A and Eagle” trademark still caps the facade of this circa-1892 building. 600 Main St.
ARKANSAS & MISSOURI EXCURSION TRAIN
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad offers roundtrip excursions from Van Buren to Winslow throughout the year, bringing back memories of a bygone era. Depart from the Old Frisco Depot for a scenic tour through the Ozark Boston Mountains. Call or go online for reservations. 813 Main St. • 479-725-4017 • amtrainrides.com
ARTS ON MAIN
Arts On Main offers programs in the culinary arts, ceramics, painting and more with evening and weekend classes available. Anyone can drop in and enjoy free art experiences including a children and family interactive space, exhibitions and more. The vibrant arts community delivers on the center’s promise of “creating art experiences” for everyone. 415 Main St. • 479-474-7767 • artsonmainvb.com
CRAWFORD COUNTY BANK BUILDING
Marble mantels, lavatories, waterworks and electric lights were the marvel of Van Buren’s first bank, circa 1889. 633 Main St.
CRAWFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The oldest working courthouse west of the Mississippi. In 1877, arsonists destroyed this 1842 building. Later, it was rebuilt with the addition of a front porch, side and rear wings, and a clock tower with a Seth Thomas clock. 300 Main St.
DR. LOUIS PEER MEMORIAL PARK
Home to Boys & Girls Club of Van Buren, Lake Cap Bedell, Eagle’s Nest 18-hole disc golf course and a playground. A wooded area north of the lake offers hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing. 1764 City Park Rd. 8 • 479-471-5006
Features two covered pavilions, a green space, an amphitheater for events and performances and an interactive water feature for children to play and cool down during the hot summer days. 833 Main St.
HISTORIC MAIN STREET TROLLEY
Free tours of the historic district, UAFS Drennen-Scott Historic Site, UAFS Willhaf Historic and Fairview Cemetery. Runs Wed.–Sat. vanburen.org/trolley
KING OPERA HOUSE
Productions are still staged in this opulent structure built in 1891. It was remodeled into a theater near the turn of the century. 427 Main St. • 479-474-7767 • kingoperahouse.com
LAKE LOU EMMA
Fishing, pavilion and picnic tables. Fayetteville and Rena roads • 479-474-2731
LEE CREEK PARK
Boating ramps, fishing pier, hiking trails, wildlife areas and public restrooms. 2876 Lee Creek Park Rd. • 479-471-5006
MAIN STREET VAN BUREN
Art galleries, boutiques, home décor and furnishings, handmade soaps, new park, two covered pavilions, picnic tables, interactive water feature and amphitheater are all within the eight-block historic district.
Located 15 miles north of Van Buren in the Boston Mountain range of the Ozarks. All-natural rock wall spanning 200 feet across. Excellent place for a picnic with beautiful mountain views.
THE OLD FRISCO DEPOT AND RIVER VALLEY MUSEUM OF VAN BUREN
Built in 1901, this depot has been restored and serves today as the Van Buren Visitors Center and departure point for the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad. The museum provides a glimpse of Van Buren’s past through exhibits of photos and artifacts. 813 Main St.
UAFS DRENNEN-SCOTT HISTORIC SITE
Home of “the father of Van Buren” John Drennen and his family. Built in 1838 and linked to the Trail of Tears, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. The single-story house and its contents are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free admission. 221 N. Third St. • 479-262-2750
UAFS WILLHAF HISTORIC SITE
The restored home of Leonard Willhaf preserves the working class legacy of the German immigrant, his bakery and military service. The property is also available for special use rental, such as small group meetings and receptions. 109 N. Third St. • 479-262-2750
VAN BUREN SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Pick up a brochure at the Van Buren Visitors Center in the Old Frisco Depot for this self-guided tour featuring 53 interesting stops. 813 Main St.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Honors the sacrifices made by veterans from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces with geysers that stream down toward a star-shaped fountain in the plaza’s center and a battle cross representing fallen soldiers. 815 Main St.
DRY CREEK WILDERNESS AREA
6,300 acres featuring secluded forest, flowing streams, sandstone bluffs and a variety of scenic resources. ATV trails at Sugar Creek Multi-Use Trail. Near Waldron
FORRESTER-DAVIS MEMORIAL PARK
Recently developed park nestled in the heart of Waldron. The park boasts pavilions, basketball courts, walking venues and a wide variety of playground equipment. Elm & West Sixth streets
FOURCHE LA FAVE RIVER
Great for canoeing and smallmouth bass fishing. Near Y City, south of Waldron
Features restaurants, shops and the Scott Theater, the oldest theater in Arkansas still in operation. Many downtown buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.
JACK CREEK RECREATION AREA
Offers beautiful hiking trails and bluffs as well as picnic and swimming areas. Jack Creek Rd.
LAKES HINKLE, WALDRON AND SQUARE ROCK
All three lakes are great for bass and panfish. Near Waldron
SCOTT COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Displays a large collection of Native American artifacts found around Waldron, as well as early pioneer artifacts and Scott County pictures. 184 S. Main St.
SODIE DAVIDSON PARK
Includes a swimming pool, ball fields, soccer fields, a tennis court and a pond for fishing. South Main Street & Sodie Davidson Loop
TRUMAN BAKER LAKE AND PARK
Four-acre lake with pavilions. Great for picnics and fishing. On Haw Creek, near Waldron
TURKEY TRACK BLUEGRASS PARK
Home to one of the largest bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi. 1308 Turkey Track Dr.
WALDRON COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE
Lovely nine-hole open course with paved cart trails. Visitors can play Tues.-Sun. for a nominal fee. There are tournaments from April-Oct. 4997 Rena Owens Dr.
WIEDERKEHR VILLAGE WINES AND SPIRITS
A gateway into Arkansas Wine Country. Follow the Arkansas Wine Trail signs off I-40. Enjoy the Tasting Room where you can experience and purchase many Arkansas wines, as well as wines from all over the world. Information and brochures available from Arkansas wineries and other area attractions. The only liquor store open on Sunday on I-40 in Arkansas. 109 Rue De Cabernet St. • 479-GOT-WINE • wiederkehrwines.com
WIEDERKEHR WINE CELLARS AND WEINKELLER RESTAURANT
One of the oldest wineries in mid-America offers free tours and tastings of its award-winning vintages. Wiederkehr Weinkeller Restaurant, located in the original 1880 underground wine cellars dug by Johann Andreas Wiederkehr, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Gift shop. All facilities open seven days a week, year-round. 3324 Swiss Family Dr. • 479-GOT-WINE • wiederkehrwines.com