The tiny town of Keo packs a lot into a small area and makes a wonderful day trip, particularly for people in Central Arkansas. The town is located on U.S. Highway 165 between the towns of Scott and England and is around 20 miles from Little Rock.
The entire downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with buildings from the early 1900s. Groves of pecan trees and huge antebellum style homes illustrate the cotton-plantation history of Keo, as do the massive cotton gins. Unique merchants are located in town and places to eat such as Charlotte's Eats and Sweets. This spot located on Keo's Main Street is inside an old apothecary shop and offers food and homemade desserts like Italian cream cake and caramel pie. The restaurant generates an old-fashioned feeling and a soda fountain still produces the confectioneries that marked its heyday.