Hazen is located around 45 miles from Little Rock. The Rock Island Depot in town was built in 1915 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the National Register, this historic structure is significant because it represents the importance of the railroad to the growth of this small town on the Arkansas prairie.

The town is also home to the Railroad Prairie Natural Area. East and west of Hazen is a remnant of the Grand Prairie, a noted bird sanctuary with native wildflowers and trees of the prairie, that shows what the area was like before the introduction of modern agriculture.  

The Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area is also here. Here you can find primitive campsites, ponds for fishing, archery ranges, the Wattensaw Bayou Water Trail and more. And famous Craig's Bar-B-Q is located a few miles away in nearby De Valls Bluff.