Centrally located, Arkansas offers affordable and varied group travel destinations. From the beautiful, scenic Ozark Mountains to the rich, southern culture of the Delta, The Natural State captivates visitors with unique attractions and spectacular views.
A great place to begin an Arkansas journey is the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Museum in Little Rock, focusing on the nation’s 42nd president. Nearby is America’s first national park – Hot Springs – where the thermal waters soothe and heal. 2,753-foot Mount Magazine dominates the Arkansas River Valley and the state park at its zenith offers exceptional vistas. In Mountain View, learn about the Ozark mountain culture at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. The Blues heritage that makes the Arkansas Delta so fascinating is found in the Mississippi River town of Helena-West Helena.
Taste award-winning wines in Arkansas’s Wine Country around Altus and Paris, then visit Fort Smith to experience an Old West border town. Sam Walton’s legacy in the form of Walmart is showcased in Bentonville. America’s Victorian Village, Eureka Springs, is one of the country’s most eclectic towns that is a “must visit” destination. This is just a sampling of the many different interests you can experience while in Arkansas.
Opening November 11, 2011 in Bentonville is the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. This incredible undertaking will house a permanent collection of American masterpieces, ranging from colonial era to contemporary. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large auditorium. Sculpture and walking trails link the museum’s 120-acre park and gardens to the downtown area.
Be sure to sample some of our southern cuisine while here. From down-home cooking to upscale entrees, there’s something for every palate.
For more information about all there is to do in the Fort Smith area, visit www.fortsmith.org or call Carolyn Joyce at 800.637.1477 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.