Arkansas is a southern U.S. state bordering the Mississippi River. It’s known for its abundant park and wilderness areas, with terrain encompassing mountains, caves, rivers and hot springs. The rugged Ozarks region in its northwest has hiking trails and limestone caves such as Blanchard Springs Caverns. Its capital, Little Rock, hosts the Clinton Presidential Center, housing Bill Clinton’s presidential archives.
After World War II, Arkansas began to diversify its economy and see prosperity. During the 1960s, the state became the base of the Walmart corporation, the world’s largest retailer, headquartered in Bentonville. In the 21st century, its economy is based on service industries, aircraft, poultry, steel, and tourism, along with important commodity crops of cotton, soybeans and rice.
Capital: Little Rock, AR
Population: 3,013,756 (2020)
Official Website: https://portal.arkansas.gov/
Tourism website: https://www.arkansas.com/ and https://www.littlerock.com/
Tourist Attractions for Arkansas: Culturally rich and endowed with abundant natural resources, Arkansas offers a blend of historical and outdoor attractions. Hot Springs National Park has a long history almost as steamy as the water that fills its bathhouses, and visitors to the Crystal Bridges Museum can’t help but notice the lush Ozark landscapes that surround the five decades of American art.
- Hot Springs National Park
- Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
- William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum
- Buffalo National River
- Arkansas Air Museum
- Mammoth Spring State Park
- Crater of Diamonds State Park
- Thorncrown Chapel
- Mount Magazine State Park
- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
- Garvan Woodland Gardens
- Blanchard Springs Cavern
- The Walmart Museum