Make The Most Of The Most Scenic Drive In Arkansas With These 14 Iconic Stops
One of the best things about Arkansas is that the drive to a destination is just as treasured as the actual attraction. We’re a state of folks that don’t mind skipping interstates in favor of foliage, look-out points, or off-the-beaten-path attractions. Although the state is full of pretty drives, one of the most scenic is Byway 7. The highway was actually the state’s first designated scenic byway in 1993. After driving on any of its 290 miles, it’s easy to understand why it was chosen as the first. Let’s pack our bags, turn on the tunes, and see what iconic stops we come across on our Byway 7 journey.
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No matter which direction you drive or how many stops you take, the Scenic Byway 7 is a beautiful road to take for your next Arkansas adventure. By no means did we cover all the neat stops along the way! What’s your favorite spot along Byway 7? Share with us in the comments below!
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for two years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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