Arkansas September 24, 2015
12 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Arkansas Is The Best State
There’s no doubt about it – Arkansas is a blessed location! For any doubters or anyone who needs reminding about the wonders we have here in the Natural State, you can have a look at these photos of unique and iconic spots across our beloved state and see the beauty for yourself! Warning though, these pictures may make you never want to leave.
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12. Kayaking: Look Out Below!
Prepare for impact! Kayakers get a one-of-a-kind thrill when on the white water rapids of the Cossatot or on Bull Shoals. Arkansas is a popular spot for daredevils to test their mettle against nature's swift currents.
11. Highway 303 Cabin
This cabin on Highway 303 is owned by the Clark family; visitors say that people are welcome to visit the cabin, take pictures, or even have a picnic.
10. Bentonville: Crystal Bridges Museum of Art
Both the exterior and interior of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art are worthy of attention; with both permanent and traveling exhibits, this Bentonville location represents some of the best visual art you'll see in northwest Arkansas.
9. Little Rock: December Night
It won't be long until the nights are shorter and much more crisp - winter in Arkansas is just as lovely and enjoyable as any other season in the Natural State, and the sight of the capital city skyline at dusk speaks to residents of this incomparable city - you are home here on the river, and there's nothing quite like being in Little Rock!
8. Bella Vista: Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Designed by the same Arkansas architect who created Thorncrown Chapel, the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista is another grand example of the Prairie School style of architecture - the steel and glass work that form the Gothic arches are a must-see for many tourists and photographers.
7. Eureka Springs: Thorncrown Chapel
Located in Eureka Springs, Thorncrown Chapel remains popular with tourists and is an often-sought destination for weddings, too. The unique architecture of the chapel is a large draw for sightseers and camera enthusiasts.
6. Little Rock: Quapaw Quarter
The Quapaw Quarter in Little Rock includes some of Arkansas's oldest, most historic, and most photogenic business and residential neighborhoods. The Governor's Mansion district, the MacArthur Park historic district, and the South Main residential historic district are some of the more notable neighborhoods in the Quarter.
5. Hot Springs: The Old Army Navy Hospital
It doesn't get any better than the Spa City when it comes to looking at some of Arkansas's greatest architecture! The Old Army Navy Hospital provides a great photograph opportunity even on a day where the weather gives the picture a more dramatic tone.
4. Flatiron Flats
Not only is Eureka Springs popular as a spa-and-shopping getaway, but the charming Victorian town is also a picture taker's paradise and a place where tourists can make great memories. The Flatiron Flats, an iconic work of architecture built in 1880, is one of the town's most photographed spots.
3. Hot Springs: Bathhouse Row
The collection of bathhouses and gardens in Hot Springs is especially enjoyable in the spring and summer seasons when both tourists and locals alike can take a stroll down Bathhouse Row and admire the Art Deco architecture of the historic buildings.
2. Hernando De Soto Bridge At Dusk
Also known as the "New Bridge" to some natives who have been around long enough to distinguish the age of the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge to this newer structure with the unique M-shaped design, the Hernando De Soto bridge is a beautiful sight to see once the sun sets.
1. North Little Rock: The Old Mill
Still a scenic structure after many, many years, the Old Mill is one of Arkansas's most recognized structures (having been built in 1933 and featured during the opening credit montage of the classic film Gone With The Wind) and one of the Natural State's most sought-out and photographed locations.
A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, but these locations have to be experienced in person to truly be appreciated. Of course, you don’t have to go kayaking on a whitewater rapid to enjoy the beauty of the Cossatot River – but it’s definitely recommended if you’re up for it!