The Arkansas town of Camden sits on a bluff overlooking the gorgeous Ouachita River, which is rich with Civil War history. Visit to learn more and grab a meal at the restored 1869 post office.
Crater of Diamonds State Park is one of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source.
Hope and Historic Washington State Park are two destinations that offer road trip option for history buffs.
Glenwood is around 30 miles west of Hot Springs.