Arkansas Scenic 7 Route winds through the Boston Mountains to its highest point at the Arkansas Grand Canyon. Brave the wind and climb the lookout tower for an uninterrupted and majestic view of the rolling hills and patchwork farmland below. Located on Scenic Highway 7 south of Jasper, Arkansas.
Located on Goldwing, PigTrail and Jasper.
Bluebird Hill Overlook is a quick pull off of Highway 62 with an amazing view. Look for a wide shoulder of the road just outside of Eureka Springs, across from the Bluebird Motel heading east.
Photo by Tim Ernst.
The Buffalo National River was named America’s First National River in 1972. One of the few remaining undammed rivers in the nation, it flows freely for 135 miles through the painted bluffs of the Ozark Mountains. A place loved by many including Dr. Neil Compton who was instrumental in saving the river and Thomas Hart Benton, famous for his paintings of American rural landscapes, small towns and everyday people.
Ride through Boxley Valley. Hear Elk bugle in the fields of historic Boxley Valley on Highway 43. Eastern Elk were native to Arkansas prior to the 1800’s. In 1981, elk were reintroduced into the Buffalo River area and today more than 400 elk make their home in the Boxley Valley. A visit to the Elk Education Center offers educational and interpretive programs about elk, black bear and other wildlife near the Buffalo River.
Ride to Lost Valley. One of the most popular sites along the Buffalo National River, Lost Valley is a magical trail that leads to several waterfalls. Eden Falls is a level, one mile hike along Clark Creek through stands of American beech and towering cliffs. The last half mile of the trail makes a steep climb to the mouth of a cave. With a flashlight, a tight 200 foot trek leads to a 35 foot waterfall inside the cave. Located on Highway 43.
Don’t miss Tyler Bend. Tyler Bend is the main visitors center for the Buffalo National River. Located on Highway 65.
A class II/III river is one of the most scenic rivers in Arkansas and was recognized as a National Wild and Scenic River in 1992. Winding through the Ozark National Forest, the Mulberry River features narrow canyons, tall bluffs, pristine woodlands and one of the state’s largest concentrations of black bear. Wolf Pen is the primary access point to the Mulberry River and has toilets and picnic sites. Located on Highway 23
Photo by Edward C. Robison III.
At over 1300 feet, Inspiration Point is a mountain cliff overlooking a prominent bend in the White River. Panoramic views and nearby antique stores make this a perfect roadside stop along Highway 62.
Photo by Edward C. Robison III.
Located near BeaverTownBridge on Highway 62 West of Eureka Springs.
One of the best preserved battlegrounds of the Civil War, Pea Ridge National Military Park has a self-guided driving tour, walking trails and an interpretive museum. Located on Highway 62 just north of Rogers, Arkansas.
Photo by Tommy Hornbeck.
One of the nation’s premier trout fisheries, Roaring River Missouri State Park features fishing, hiking and more. The park is home to more than 600 species of plants, many of which are found nowhere else in the state. Roaring River Spring gushes 20 million gallons of water daily and the 1930’s CCC facilities are a historical asset to this natural park. Located on Highway F in Cassville, Missouri.
Inspired by the Sainte Chappelle, a light filled gothic chapel in Paris, Thorncrown Chapel was designed by the world famous architect E. Fay Jones who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright. Thorncrown Chapel is #4 of the Architectural Institute of America’s Top Ten Architectural Features of the Twentieth Century. Located on Highway 62 in Eureka Springs.
One of the Top Ten Destinations in the State of Arkansas, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to 100’s of big cats. Tour the refuge and see tigers, lions, leopards, cougars and more everyday 9am-5pm. Learn about the plight of abandoned, abused and neglected big cats in the United States and Turpentine Creek’s mission to care for them. Located on Highway 23 in Eureka Springs.
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Cradled by the bluffs of War Eagle Creek, Withrow Springs Arkansas State Park is a peaceful setting of unspoiled natural beauty with hiking trails, fishing and more. Located on Highway 23 in Huntsville, Arkansas.