Have you heard about our Create Your Escape contest? You can build your Arkansas vacation and all you have to do is share it with friends, and you could win! Since I do not have a particular region of the state, I was able to travel the entire state.
Arkansas has so many different aspects to offer. Anyone could find something they enjoy in the Natural State. From magnificent art at Crystal Bridges and the Arkansas Arts Center to presidential history at the Clinton Presidential Center, you will be able to find a multitude of attractions.
I am an avid outdoors person as well as a history buff, so that is how I based my escape. I would stop in Pine Bluff to visit the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum and James Hayes Art Glass. From Pine Bluff, I would travel to McGehee to see the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum. I would then travel to Lake Village to Lake Chicot State Park to kayak Lake Chicot as well as stay the evening.
The next morning I would plan on visiting Guachoya Cultural Center and Lakeport Plantation. I would then travel through El Dorado and visit Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. From there, I would head towards Bismarck to DeGray Lake Resort State Park.
Day three I would visit Billy’s House of Guitars and Musical Museum in Glenwood and then head to Murfreesboro to dig for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park. After digging in the dirt for a few hours, I would make my way to Wickes for the Cossatot River. I would spend the night at Cossatot River Cabins.
Day four I would travel to Fort Smith to visit the Fort Smith National Historic Site, Bass Reeves Statue and Miss Laura’s Visitor Center before heading to Ponca to the Buffalo National River. I would stay at the Arkansas Buffalo River Cabin in Ponca.
This is a summary of my ideal Arkansas vacation. What would be your perfect vacation in the Natural State? Visit http://www.arkansas.com/escape/ to start planning your escape!