Mike Beebe, Arkansas Governor
A Message from Mike Beebe, Arkansas Governor
Mike Beebe, Arkansas Governor, speaks on why Arkansas is one of America's finest states. It's home to some of the best southern cities and provides top recreation and entertainment opportunities.
One of the best things about Arkansas is our people, known for their
friendliness and gracious spirit. Our convenient location near the center of
the country is a real advantage; plus, we offer nature's bounty and beauty
over four distinct seasons. Arkansas's scenic diversity and plentiful cultural offerings
bring travelers to both our urban and rural areas.
Welcoming communities are scattered across our 53,182 square miles of
countryside - places whose history and heritage are fascinating, and where cultural and
recreational opportunities abound. Arkansas takes great pride in our 52 state parks,
seven units of the National Park System, three national forests and an outstanding
inventory of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, motorcycling and driving.
Arkansas provides an endless choice of activities, from symphonies and museums
to lakes and streams, from theater and festivals to wilderness landscapes and
In The Natural State, visitors can discover our caring and outgoing people and
experience the abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Travel consumers
want uniquely authentic experiences, good values and exceptional hosts. All of this and
more can be found in Arkansas. First-time visitors often leave here with a far brighter
impression of our state than when they arrived. We hope you'll continue spreading the
word far and wide of the beauty and hospitality to be found in our state.