Guests from all over the world flock to Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home in Dyess. You can also enjoy the rich music culture along the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 in Walnut Ridge. View a life-sized sculpture of the Beatles as they appear on the cover of the Abbey Road album and visit the Guitar Walk, a 115-foot-long by 40-foot-wide guitar honouring musicians such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty and more who played along the historic Highway 67. Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum, Fort Smith, is where Elvis Presley received his famous first G.I. haircut.
When it comes to the top motorcycle rides in the United States, Arkansas is officially on the map. On every rider’s bucket list should be the Pig Trail Scenic Byway/AR 23, named one of USA Today “Readers’ Choice 10 Best Motorcycle Trips in the United States.” Biker-friendly towns offer great food, art, culture and history around every bend. Come and enjoy Arkansas on two wheels!
Incorporated January 10, 1851, Hot Springs has a rich history and has been home to Major League Baseball spring training, illegal gambling, speakeasies, visiting gangsters such as Al Capone, the Army and Navy Hospital, and 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton. Along with a national park, the city is also home to attractions like Oaklawn Park (the only Thoroughbred horse racing venue in Arkansas), the Hot Springs Baseball Trail, art galleries, state parks, lakes, and much more.
National Parks, Forests and Rivers
There are 2.9 million acres of National Forest and no less than 52 state parks in Arkansas. Hot Springs National Park is the oldest unit within the National Park System. There are numerous hiking trails and camping areas. The highlight is one of the grandest collections of bathhouses in North America, including many outstanding examples of Gilded Age architecture. The Buffalo National River, located in northern Arkansas, was the first National River to be designated in the United States and is a popular camping, canoeing and fishing destination. Ouachita is a stunning wilderness area and the oldest National Forest in the USA.
Crater of Diamonds State Park- Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Crater of Diamonds State Park offers park visitors a one-of-a-kind experience—the adventure of hunting for real diamonds. You’ll search over a 37 ½-acre plowed field that is the eroded surface of the world's eighth largest diamond-bearing volcanic crater. If you find a diamond, it is yours to keep. This is the world's only diamond-bearing site accessible to the public. Crater of Diamonds is located around sixty miles from Hot Springs National Park.
President William Jefferson Clinton
Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, is one of twelve presidential libraries in the United States and features a replica of the Oval Office. Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope, is where the president spent the first four years of his life. The park visitor centre includes exhibits about President Clinton's early life. Admission is free. In Fayetteville, the Clinton House Museum was the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton while they both taught at the University of Arkansas School of Law. They were married at the home in 1975.