Boom of Antique Stores Part of Downtown Revitalization in Mena

A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of

Holiday Train Party at Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Have you ridden the miniature train at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena? This weekend offers a festive time to do so. The miniature train is known as the Glory Train and runs along two miles of track around the

Ouachita Art Celebration in Mena

A Ouachita Art Celebration is happening in the downtown arts district of Mena on November 7. The festival has been created to celebrate the arts and will have local artists and artisans on site demonstrating their craft in categories such

Lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park Reopens July 1

The lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena reopens July 1. The lodge is back open following a $9.7-million renovation that includes a new hearth room and porch for enjoying the panoramic view from Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest

Christmas Festival in Mena

Cities and towns across Arkansas are scheduled to host official lighting ceremonies, parades and more as part of the Trail of Holiday Lights. Mena’s Christmas Festival is part of the celebration. The festival is set for this Friday, December 5,

Holiday Express Train Visits Mena

The Kansas City Southern (KCS)  Holiday Express Train will be chugging towards Mena on December 13. Plans are for the train to arrive at 4 p.m. at the Mena Depot. The Holiday Express is a six-car train that brings Santa

Stellar Cycling Events Coming Up in Arkansas

A great way to enjoy the scenery of Arkansas is via a bike.  A few stellar road cycling events are coming up in Arkansas, each offering a chance to enjoy the scenic roads found across the state. This weekend (

10 Reasons to Visit Southwest Arkansas in the Fall

It is no secret that fall is a special time in Arkansas. The season is filled with camping, biking, live music, fall color, farm tours,  festivals… the list can go on and on. In light of this, we decided to

Wheel A’ Mena Bicycle Tour!

The Wheel A’ Mena Bicycle Tour returns to Mena Sept. 21! The tour is staged out of Mena, which is at the foothills of Rich Mountain. At 2,681 feet, it’s the second tallest mountain in the state. Two tour distances

Learn about Lum and Abner in Pine Ridge

From 1931 to 1955, one of the most popular programs on the radio was Lum and Abner, about two gentlemen and a community of friends in rural Arkansas. Those that want to peek into that era today can visit the