The Abandoned Chewaukla Bottling Factory Has Been Reclaimed By Arkansas Nature
Outside of Hot Springs resides a hauntingly beautiful factory in ruin. What was once a successful facility for natural spring water is now a piece of reclaimed nature. Although not much of the original building still stands, let’s take a quiet tour through around these somber grounds.
This tour is brought to us by our friends over at AbandonedAR. They travel to forgotten locations all over the state to preserve these places through historic documentation. They recently published a collection of their excursions that can be found right here.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
You can take an even longer photo tour by reading AbandonedAR’s article over the Chewaukla Bottling Factory (they have drone footage too). We’d love to hear about your impressions of the factory as well as any ties you may have to this piece of history.
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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