Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena will have their annual butterfly count Saturday, July 15. The park is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, and is located atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest peak. The count will start and end at the Wonder House on site, a historic vacation home built in the 1930s …
Holly Springs Homestead is a Century Farm located in the heart of the Ouachitas in Mena. The homestead has been farmed by the Alston family since 1897. Today 5th generation Luke Alston and his wife Deedee, along with their sons Ryan and Drey raise chickens, Angus cattle and grow a variety of fruits and vegetables …
Lum and Abner was a popular radio show in the U.S. that aired from 1932 to 1954. Chester Lauck played Lum and Norris Goff played Abner. Both Lauck and Goff moved to Mena in 1911 and lived there until their move into show business. In the show they played the co-owners of the Jot ’em …
The annual Hoo-Rah Festival is October 1 at the Sevier County Museum at 717 Maple Street in De Queen. This annual fall festival celebrates the heritage of the town and has arts, crafts, live music, demonstrations and reenactments, vendors and more. The theme this year is ‘Celebrating Our Railroads.’  The museum has items relating to …
Each year, Mena is the scene of the Wheel A’ Mena. The event, which takes place September 17 this year, is a bicycle tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. The tour is based out of Mena,which is at the foot hills of Rich Mountain, which at 2,681 feet, is the second …
Among the many prime ATV riding destinations in Arkansas is one of the most popular in the nation, the Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena. Wolf Pen Gap was the first trail system built specifically for four wheelers in the Ouachita National Forest. The routes were created by the U.S. Forest Service in the …
A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of the surrounding Ouachita mountains. The road leads to Queen Wilhelmina State Park, home to a …
Have you ridden the miniature train at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena? This weekend offers a festive time to do so. The miniature train is known as the Glory Train and runs along two miles of track around the park grounds. The Mountain Glory Station is located near the park entrance and will be …
A Ouachita Art Celebration is happening in the downtown arts district of Mena on November 7. The festival has been created to celebrate the arts and will have local artists and artisans on site demonstrating their craft in categories such as fine arts, performing arts, and culinary arts. Mena Street, the location of the festival, …