Geocaching Friday: West Memphis

On Fridays, I’ll share some of my favorite geocaching spots throughout The Natural State. Even if you’re not a cacher, the Friday blogs will feature towns and attractions throughout the eastern section of Arkansas…perfect for a weekend trip!
Kimberly J. Williams
It’s hard to believe we’ve already made it to the last Friday in June!

Today I’m featuring one of my favorite geocaching towns…West Memphis!

As of today, there are 194 active caches within a 15-mile radius of the city. One of the things that I enjoy so much about caching in West Memphis is that there is such a variety of geocaches…everything from park and grabs to multi-caches to clever magnetics! In fact, one of our Great River Road Geocache Project caches is in the town…and I’ll give you a photographic hint! The cache is located in one of these photographs!

Next weekend would be a GREAT time to head to West Memphis for a caching adventure…because you could end the day by attending the 13th annual Freedom Fest Music and Fireworks Show on July 2. The community-spirited celebration begins at 7 p.m. at Tilden Rodgers Park. Participants are urged to bring picnic suppers, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of American music and patriotic tributes performed by Southern Exposure, HWY 7 Band, and the Bartlett Community Orchestra. The evening ends with a magnificent fireworks display around the park’s 11-acre lake. Log on to or phone 870-732-7598 for details.

So if you’re looking for a geocaching adventure in the near future…check out West Memphis! Have a great weekend!

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