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We Dare You To Take This Road Trip To Arkansas’s Most Abandoned Places

Congratulations! In a few hours, you’ll have made it through another work week. That kind of five day persistence, week after week, deserves some kind of relaxing trip, don’t you think? For this Friday, I’ve concocted a special road trip that will take you far away from your modern house and the fast-food-lined streets of your town. These six places are some of the most abandoned places in Arkansas, and on this trip you’ll find solitude and a way to step back in time, to when things were simpler.

There is something else I need to say about this trip before you pack the car. At this juncture, I’d like to remind every single one of you that you are not Indiana Jones, and trespassing is illegal. So as much as you’d like to perform tricks with your amazing whip skills, defeat the Nazis with a plucky group of misfits, and find amazing treasure in these abandoned places, neither Only In Your State, nor its Arkansas Writer, J.B. Weisenfels, condones the activity of trespassing. If you feel like you’re about to disobey a sign about trespassing, please repeat to yourself, “I am not Indiana Jones, and trespassing is illegal,” until you change your mind.

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To find more abandoned places in Arkansas, click here.

If you want to know more about the Rush Historic District, this is the article for you.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.