Historic Routes

& Heritage Trails
Great River Road
Great River Road

Rediscover historical sites

Arkansas' history and heritage is deeply rooted in its landscape, from the Arkansas Delta to the Ozark Mountains and every geographic region in between. History trips across the state can lead from Mississippi River bottomlands to mid-America's highest peaks or from a legacy of Deep South cotton culture to a town on the edge of the Wild West frontier.

These heritage trails document land and water routes along the Arkansas Trail of Tears, The Butterfield Overland Trail mail route pre-dating the Pony Express, the Southwest Trail in Arkansas and Arkansas Civil War actions that determined the fate of a nation divided.