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10 Things In Arkansas That Are Absolutely Terrifying To Out-Of-Staters

The things on this list may not seem incredibly intimidating to you, but imagine you’ve never seen a house centipede skitter across the floor. Imagine that every single media depiction of a place you want to go is full of murderous or extremely stupid people. It might not seem so odd then that some people are a little intimidated by the Natural State. Below you’ll find 10 things that don’t faze most Arkansans, but may be daunting for folks who aren’t from around here.

You might find this list of ways to spot a tourist handy. You may also like this list of dos and don’ts and this list of ways to make an Arkansan cringe.

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.