ARKANSAS FACT SHEET
Favorite thing: ADMISSION TO STATEHOOD: June 15, 1836. AREA: 53182 sq.mi. AREA CODES: 501 - 870. AGRICULTURE: Poultry and eggs, soybeans, sorghum, cattle, cotton, rice, hogs, milk. INDUSTRY: Food processing, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, paper products, bromine, vanadium. GEOGRAPHIC CENTER: Pulaski, 12 miles northwest of Little Rock, which is the state capital. HIGHEST POINT: Magazine Mtn (2753 feet). NICKNAME: The Natural State. ORIGIN OF STATE´S NAME: French interpretation of a Sioux word 'acansa,' meaning 'downstream place.' POPULATION: 2,673,400
Ozark Victorian Village
Favorite thing: Visit the Ozark town of Eureka Springs in NW Arkansas. It's a quaint victorian village with lots of entertainment, art, natural beauty, southern hospitality and charm. There are various festivals/events almost every weekend; my personal favorite is the intimate Blues Festival in May/June. Lots of couples come to get married here, for good reason. In the northwest area of Arkansas, it's one of the best historical/vacation spots in this area of the United States. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Eureka Springs a Distinctive Destination; a place of scenic and historic significance - see what they have to say at www.nationaltrust.org/main/ddd/eurekasprings.htm. To check out what's currently happening there, as well as to look for accomodations and such, go to www.eurekasprings.com. And please visit my Eureka Springs page for more specific info.
VISIT, CAMP, AND CANOE THE...
Favorite thing: VISIT, CAMP, AND CANOE THE BUFFALO RIVER. BEAUTIFUL WILDERNESS AND WILDLIFE. QUIET AND RELAXING. CANOE THE
RIVER, RIDE HORSEBICK IN THE MOUNTAINS, HIKE NATURE TRAILS, OR JUST ENJOY CAMPING.
Fondest memory: SEEING THE WILD LIFE WHILE CANOEING AND HIKING. BEAUTIFUL BUFFALO RIVER UNSPOILED BY HUMANS.
NATURE AT ITS BEST. VIRTUALLY UNTOUCHED
Just enjoy as much scenery as...
Favorite thing: Just enjoy as much scenery as you can, lots of great places even on a daytrip or a roadtrip
Fondest memory: It was one of the most prettiest, greenest, cleanest states I have been too
Good place to relax or enjoy quiet outdoors without alot of interruptions or the fast-paced city life. Lots of good countryside.
My favorite thing to do is...
Favorite thing: My favorite thing to do is photographing Sheds, Shacks and Barns around Arkansas.
Fondest memory: ...My fondest memory is a Hot Air Balloon ride over the Little Red River north of Fairfield Bay. It was shortly after dawn, there was misty fog in the valleys. As we descended into a ravine over a creek our forward progress was inperceptable. It was like being in heaven. Eventually we had to ascend into the gentle breezes above the ridge and float off to a civilized landing site and the waiting chase crew. I'm sorry I don't have a photo from this adventure.
See Northwest Arkansas (the...
Favorite thing: See Northwest Arkansas (the Ozark mountains) and Petit Jean State Park. Photo-opps galore. An absolute MUST - don't get NEAR 21st Street in Little Rock after dark! Visit the Little Rock Zoo. It's pretty good for a small metro zoo.
Fondest memory: I miss the Arkansas Travelers' games - a lot of fun and not much money! Miss the most? My family, of course!
When visiting Arkansas you...
Favorite thing: When visiting Arkansas you must visit the Ozarks. There are many places you can choose from. Fayeteville, is the home of the Razorbacks, go and experience the fury of the game. Visit the historical downtown, during Christmas time, it is amazing the display of luces there. You can't miss it.
Lake Wedington is just about 10 minutes from the city. It is a peaceful place where you can go and do many things, from fishing to navegate in a canoe on the lake.
Visit Siloam Springs, a small city with a incomparable beauty. Its historical downtown and its beautiful parks will make you feel in a place where peace and beauty will reign forever. Siloam Springs is the home of John Brown University, one the best universities in the US.
And don't forget to visit Eureka Springs. This city surrounded by the Ozarks mountain will make you experiece a little of Switzerland. Its narrowed streets with their beautiful buildings will make you experience a little bit of Europe while visiting Arkansas.
Fondest memory: What I like most about Arkansas, is the experience of enjoy the four seasons of the year. You can enjoy from a funny snow war during winter to a nice swimming day in one of the many lakes of the region in the summer. Of course, the majestuosity of the fall is amazing, the green leaves of the trees turn into orange, yellow and red leaves. And the beauty of the springs with a lot of flowers everywhere. you have to experience this!!!
PS: Here is a pic of me during the winter season.
Go on a canoe Trip down the...
Favorite thing: Go on a canoe Trip down the Bufflo River.And Eat at the CLIFF HOUSE Restraunt.To see all the beauitful veiws.It will take your breath away.That is In Jasper Arkansas
Fondest memory: Nothin I Live here Its Beautiful. You will have to see for your self.
The capitol of Arkansas =...
Favorite thing: The capitol of Arkansas = Little Rock.
A diamond on a red field...
Favorite thing: A diamond on a red field represents the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined. The twenty-five white stars around the diamond mean that Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state to join the Union. The top of four stars in the center represents that Arkansas was a member of the Confederate States during the Civil War. The other three stars represent Spain, France and the United States, countries that had earlier ruled the land that includes Arkansas. Flag adopted in 1913.
You must visit War Eagle...
Favorite thing: You must visit War Eagle Mills. It's a working grist mill and home of War Eagle Craft Fair in October. Make reservations early or you won't get a room in any motel in NW Arkansas! War Eagle is on the east shore of Beaver Lake.
Fondest memory: I love the mountains of NW Arkansas and the friendly people.
I really didn't do that much...
Favorite thing: I really didn't do that much when I have been in Arkansas. It was either driving through or actually going camping for the night at a state park.
Fondest memory: The only time that I will mostly remember about Arkansas is when I went to Village Creek State Park. I was hoping for good weather when I was there. It was good at first. Then when it got a little later. It started raining and we really couldn't do much out there. The funny thing about that time was when I saw most of the other people that were camping there. All we have is tents to sleep in. Most people brought their whole little mobile home things...some even having satellite dishes so they can watch TV inside. I was laughing because I really don't think of that as adventurous at all. I can do all those things at home if I wanted. Another thing is...even though the time we were there wasn't really good...the next day, just before we left...it was so beautiful outside. I guess it just wasn't our time.
Remind yourself that you're...
Favorite thing: Remind yourself that you're just visiting. However, try to come in early winter, when the huge migrations of waterfowl flood through the state. Watch Bald Eagles and other birds of prey, as they fill up on the less fortunate. It's quite a spectacle of sounds and feathers.
Fondest memory: The swamps and quiet woodlands. Arkansas has a tremendous amount of natural wonders. From the reptiles that feed on the insects and rodents, to the birds that feed on them all. We have many types of amazing craetures.
Homemade fudge in a variety of...
Favorite thing: Homemade fudge in a variety of delicious flavors, homemade pies, blackberry cobbler, jams, jellies, etc. If you're really hungry you must try one of our great Bar-B-Q sandwiches. (Serving lunch April, thru December.)
visit Dogwood Canyon. This...
Favorite thing: visit Dogwood Canyon. This 10,000 acre preserve was purchased by the owner of the famous Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World in Springfield, MO. After careful renovation and conservation efforts were firmly established, he opened the facility to the public. A tram takes you through the park-like preserve on a narrated tour, and stops at various points of interest. The trout are huge and they are plentiful. Human remains have been found in some of the caves and carbon-dated to early AD. There are two tour options. The first tour ends at the Glory Hole, a spectacular setting complete with waterfall and protected trophy-size trout. Only two persons have ever been permitted to fish the Glory Hole; one was former President George Bush, and the other was a terminally-ill little girl from Make A Wish Foundation. If you choose the longer tour, you continue on through the wildlife sanctuary which boasts white-tail deer, a herd of longhorn cattle, elk, and a large herd of buffalo. This was a delightful way to spend the day!
Fondest memory: renting a Pontoon boat and cruising lazily around Table Rock Lake. We dropped anchor, and my husband fished from the boat, while I stayed in the water to keep cool!
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