(Video) Western Arkansas Mountain Frontier
Take a sneak peek into the hidden beauty and rich history of the Western Arkansas Mountain Frontier. Some of the Natural State’s best floating, camping and hiking are just waiting to be discovered in this hidden gem in the Arkansas River Valley. There’s fun on the water at Blue Mountain Lake near Mount Magazine State Park and other outdoor adventures with Arkansas State Parks located at Queen Wilhelmina and Lake Fort Smith. See the past come alive in the historic city of Fort Smith at the city’s National Historic Site, the US Marshalls Museum and the Fort Smith Museum of History. Van Buren’s Historic District offers old-world charm with new-world comfort. The city’s trolley allows easy transportation to quaint coffee shops, cozy bookstores and a bevy of boutiques and specialty shops. Travel by train through the hills where the Ozarks meet the Boston Mountains aboard a passenger car on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad and enjoy spectacular views of the local foliage and hillsides.