Arkansas November 26, 2017
12 Unimaginably Beautiful Places In Arkansas That You Must See Before You Die
No matter the season there are some places in the state that simply must make your bucket list. From scenic views to amazing falls, the natural state lives up to its name. The list could be endless, but here are our favorite beautiful places in Arkansas.
1. Mirror Lake — Fifty-Six
Clearly the home of woodland fairies, Mirror Lake is a spectacular area. The lake is great for rainbow trout fishing or mindful meditation.
2. Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge — Dardanelle
This wildlife refuge spans 7,000 acres of farmland and bottomland hardwoods and provides endless chances to see native species. Stand atop the observation tower to spot eagles or pick a trail to glimpse deer or even a bobcat.
3. Buzzard's Roost — Mountain Home
Overlook the gorgeous Ozark National Forest from the bluffs at Buzzard's Roost. The area also has a maze of caves and one of the state's largest natural arches.
4. Garvan Woodland Gardens
The gardens here are spectacular and bring new colors each season. Frolic through tulips in spring or walk their Holiday Light trail in winter.
5. Cedar Creek — Morrilton
Really all of Petit Jean State Park needs to make the bucket list. This gorgeous view is from the Cedar Creek Trail but be sure to see the Rock House Cave and Seven Hollows, too.
6. Sam's Throne — Jasper
Sam's Throne is a top spot photography destination in the state. Rock climbers and hikers can be rewarded with views the Big Creek Valley but even just standing next to the massive rocks is a humbling experience.
7. Blanchard Springs Cavern — Fifty-Six
The Arkansas view is just as breathtaking from the mountain tops as it is below ground. Blanchard Springs Caverns is the greatest cave system underneath the Ozark National Forest. Visitors are in luck with a two for one trip since Mirror Lake is just a short trail away from the cave.
8. Hemmed-in Hollow Falls — Compton
Seeing record-setting places should make any bucket list. Hemmed-in Hollow Falls is the highest waterfall between the Rockies and Appalachians at a 210-ft. cascade.
9. The Old Mill — Little Rock
This scene from a fairy tale is actually an authentic reproduction of a water-powered grist mill. The mill was built and used for the opening scene of Gone With The Wind. Regardless of your taste in movies, this beautiful area is a must-see.
10. Flatside Pinnacle — Jessieville
On top of the 1,550-foot peak is the most breathtaking view of the Ouachita National Forest. Depending on when you take your trip, you'll either be overlooking an explosion of fall colors or a sea of wildflowers. It's a win-win no matter when!
11. Mount Magazine — Paris
We've covered the tallest waterfall and now here is the tallest mountain at 2,753 feet. Everyone (especially every Arkansan) needs to see the panoramic beauty from the peak.
12. Hawksbill Crag — Deer
You knew it'd be on the list. Arguably the best spot in the entire state, Hawksbill Crag is unimaginably beautiful. From proposals to photography to bucket lists, everyone has a reason to visit this place.
By no means is this a finished list! What Arkansas spots would you include? Share your list with us in the comments below!
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