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Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Arkansas!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Arkansas. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.

Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons

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Blanchard Springs Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Fifty Six offers some of the best cave tours in the U.S.A.
Buffalo National River Canoeing / Kayaking Multiple towns one of the best multi-day canoe trips in the U.S.A.
Christ Of The Ozarks Religious Attraction / Roadside Attraction / Statues Eureka Springs gigantic statue of Jesus
William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum Presidential Attraction / Library Little Rock famous presidential attraction; Oval Office replica
Cosmic Cavern Cave / Cave Tours Berryville excellent cave tours
Crater of Diamonds State Park Diamond Hunting Murfreesboro dig for your own natural diamonds
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Art Museum Bentonville one of the finest art museums in the U.S.A.
Dickey-Stevens Park Baseball Stadium / Minor League Baseball North Little Rock one of the best minor-league parks in the U.S.A.
Fort Smith National Historic Site Historic Fort Fort Smith includes restored courtroom and execution station
Garvan Woodland Gardens Botanical Garden Hot Springs 210-acre botanical garden
Glory Hole Waterfall Huntsville unique natural bridge & waterfall
Great Passion Play Theater / Religious Attraction Eureka Springs play that re-enacts Christ's final days on earth
Hawksbill Crag / Whitaker Point Geologic Attraction / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Ponca famous rock "out-crop"; photography hot-spot
Heifer Village (Heifer International) Other Little Rock learn about world-wide living conditions
Hot Springs National Park Hot Springs / Historic District Hot Springs NP historic hot springs baths (some are open to public)
Lake Ouachita Outdoor Activities-Lakes / Scuba Diving Multiple towns famous large lake; wilderness experiences possible
Little Rock Central High School Museum History Museum / Civil Rights History Site Little Rock famous 1957 desegregation movement site
Lost Valley / Lost Valley Hiking Trail Waterfalls / Hiking Trails Ponca beautiful trail & waterfalls
Mount Magazine State Park Scenic Views / Hiking Trails / Rock Climbing Paris hiking & climbing trails plus highpoint of AR
Museum of Native American History History Museum / Native American Attraction Bentonville lots of artifacts from 12,000 BC through 1,900 AD
Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, The Grist Mill North Little Rock authentic reproduction of a water-powered mill
Petit Jean State Park Waterfalls / Hiking Trails Morrilton crown-jewel of Arkansas's state parks
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Hiking Trails / Rock Scrambling / Scenic Views Roland fun rock scrambling to scenic viewpoint
Thorncrown Chapel Church / Chapel Eureka Springs beautiful glass church with 425 windows
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Animal Sanctuary Eureka Springs big cat sanctuary, including tigers, lions, leopards


Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Arkansas that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area Nature Park / Natural Bridge Jasper
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum Maritime Museum / Submarine Museum North Little Rock
Cedar Falls / Cedar Falls Trail Waterfall Morrilton
Hurricane River Cave Cave / Cave Tours Harrison
Magazine Mountain Scenic Views / Highpoint / Hiking Trails Paris
Mid-America Science Museum Science Museum Hot Springs
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel Church / Chapel Bella Vista
Ozark Folk Center State Park Living History Museum Mountain View
Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area Geologic Attraction / Scenic Views Witts Springs
TheatreSquared Theater / Theater Fayetteville
Tontitown Winery Winery / Wine Tasting Springdale
Walmart Museum, The History Museum Bentonville
War Eagle Mill / War Eagle Bridge Grist Mill Rogers


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