Authentic Arkansas

Arkansas has a lot to offer the traveler – for a week or just a day. When you plan your next trip, consider exploring Authentic Arkansas. Whether you’re looking for a place for a long getaway or just a Sunday afternoon drive, explore the unique history, heritage and culture to be found all across the state.

Take the opportunity to discover what’s in your own backyard. Stroll through a quaint historic neighborhood, visit a Civil War battlefield in eastern Arkansas, hike through the Ouachita Mountains near our western border, or investigate a cave in the state’s northern reaches – your options for exploration are boundless.

Travel back in time by visiting some of Arkansas’s landmark sites such as the Old State House or Historic Arkansas Museum. Celebrate the rich cultural legacy of the African American experience at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center or learn about the King Biscuit Time radio show at the Delta Cultural Center. If you’re an admirer of the arts, Arkansas offers excellent venues for a range of entertainment from music to plays to paintings to poetry readings.

Authentic Arkansas
Authentic Arkansas
Authentic Arkansas

By taking time to explore, you can discover Authentic Arkansas and what makes our state unique. Whether you’re listening to blues on the banks of the Mississippi, seeing what pioneer life was like, enjoying a leisurely walk among wildflowers, or enjoying a great meal in a small mom-and-pop restaurant, experience it all here in Arkansas.

Arkansas's Civil War Battlefields - Arkansas Historic Preservation Progam

Herbarium Specimens - Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Story Behind "The StarSpangled Banner"

Arkansas First Ladies' Gowns - Old State House