There are many diverse communities and cities in Arkansas, each with something unique for visitors to discover. The people and towns in the Delta have been shaped by a long tradition of agriculture -- a bit of the "Old South" is still alive there. On the state's western edge, Fort Smith was once a military outpost on the nation's frontier. Today, its visitors can explore its "Wild West" history along with a beautifully restored historic district. The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is headquartered in Bentonville. That city and nearby Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville make up one of America's fastest-growing metropolitan areas. Eureka Springs, in the Ozark Mountains, and Hot Springs, in the Ouachita Mountains, are two "spa" cities in Arkansas that have long drawn vacationers in search of healing and relaxation.
At the center of the state, Little Rock is Arkansas's capital city. The Arkansas River borders Little Rock, and it's here where the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains begin to rise from flat farmlands. Fittingly, the state's diverse cultures converge at Little Rock, which is home to a thriving and downtown entertainment district, a wide array of restaurants, exciting nightlife, riverside parks and golf courses, and the Clinton Presidential Library.
There are many other Arkansas cities
and communities with equally interesting histories, places to go and things to see. See how an oil boom that began in 1921 has influenced El Dorado
... visit Altus
in Arkansas's wine country ... spend a day shopping in the small, quaint town of Hardy
... learn about the history of the blues at Helena-West Helena
... or shop for crafts and see live folk music performances at Mountain View
. These Arkansas cities
and communities, though, are just a sampling of what The Natural State has to offer. Discover for yourself!
(Click on a regional map for a list of Arkansas cities in that specific region or search by city name below.)