12 Incredible Trips In Arkansas That Will Change Your Life
With so much to see and do in Arkansas, why would you ever need to leave the state to take a trip? Check out these 12 trips – you’ll find everything from an afternoon excursion to a week-long staycation!
1. Relax In A Beautiful Village
Need to get away for awhile? Stay in Hot Springs Village where you can hike on the 20 miles of trails, play on any of 11 lakes and golf on one of nine golf courses. Basically, you'll want to book a stay for a couple weeks, because you'll never run out of things to do.More info and directions here.
2. Journey To The Best Pizzeria In The State
We think that aVino’s Pizzeria & Brewpub in Little Rock just might have the best pizza in the world, so it's definitely worth a trip. Not only is the pizza cheesy and delicious, but the beer to go with it is brewed right there, and the live music is tons of fun.More info and directions here.
3. Spend Some Time In Bentonville
Sure, it's the home of Walmart, but this little town has been doing some other growing lately. You'll find plenty to do here: visit the Walmart Museum, wander through the historic downtown area, take a look at the art at Crystal Bridges and learn about the past at the Museum of Native American History.More info and directions here.
4. Explore Petit Jean Mountain
If incredible views are what you need, look no further than Petit Jean Mountain. Gaze at the 95-foot tall Cedar Falls and enjoy Davies Arch Bridge. You could spend hours (or days) photographing this stunning place. Or, just find a cozy spot to sit and enjoy the view!More info and directions here.
5. Spend The Night With Lions, Tigers And Bears
Visit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, where you'll see lions, tigers, bears and many more exotic animals. You can spend the night in the lodge or the safari treehouse. The animals here were all rescued from dire circumstances. Spend some time hanging out with them!More info and directions here.
6. Get Away From It All At Flatside Wilderness Area
Located in the Ouachita Mountain Range, this little-known wilderness area is the perfect place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of regular life. You'll find forests, waterfalls and plenty of beautiful views. Turn off your phone, tuck it into your pocket and soak in this amazing wilderness free of distraction.More info and directions here.
7. Enjoy A Meal At A Remote Restaurant
Taking a trip just for a meal might seem strange...until you see this place! Cliff House Inn offers some stunning views of the Arkansas Grand Canyon. Inside, you'll find a cozy, welcoming atmosphere and some of the best food ever. Leave room for the house specialty - Company's Comin' Pie.More info and directions here.
8. Visit Paris
No, not the Paris in France. Paris, Arkansas is an adorable small town near Mount Magazine. See the Eiffel Tower at Eiffel Tower Park, tour the Logan County Jail (it's a museum now) and enjoy a delicious dinner at The Grapevine.More info and directions here.
9. Eat Your Way Along The Cheese Dip Trail
Arkansas invented cheese dip, so why not have an entire trail honoring it? Make your way down the trail, where you can stop at a dozen restaurants to try their version of cheese dip. Can you ever get tired of cheese dip? We think not.More info and directions here.
10. Step Into A Fairytale At Castle On Stagecoach
This majestic castle was built on a 100-acre estate in 1935. It's still a private residence, but is also available for special events. Take a trip to this amazing castle for your proposal, wedding or party. The grounds are simply stunning, too.More info and directions here.
11. Sleep In The Treetops In Eureka Springs
A stay at Eureka Springs Treehouses is an adventure. Though they're tree houses, they were designed with comfort in mind, and you'll find all the modern amenities such as whirlpool tubs, leather couches and cozy beds. Would you rather stay in a Hobbit House? They have that, too!More info and directions here.
12. Discover The Bluest Water In Arkansas
Falls Creek Falls in Lake Catherine State Park has the bluest water ever...and you've got to check it out. Take a short hike to the falls, and witness the clean, clear water at its pool. In the summer, you can splash around in the cool water.More info and directions here.