It’s population may only be about 175, but don’t underestimate the small town called Fifty-Six. It packs a big punch in the outdoors realm.
Located deep in the Ozark National Forest in North Central Arkansas, Fifty-Six is home to Blanchard Springs Caverns, ranked among the most beautiful underground discoveries of the 20th Century. Lighted walkways lead to stunning limestone formations and massive rooms, one as long as six football fields. It's in this room that the magic of the annual Caroling in the Caverns event happens.
In addition to special events such as Caroling in the Caverns, you can also take guided walking tours through this active cavern system, featuring sparkling calcite formations, stalactites, stalagmites and columns. There are two different trails for viewing and a Wild Cave Tour option too.
Ranked among the 10 most outstanding in North America, it’s the only developed cave system operated by the U.S. Forest Service.
Cabin rentals, a restaurant, and a gas station with groceries can also be found in Fifty-Six, which is located about 15 miles north of Mountain View.