The Natural State is full of enchanting locations!. Magic moments are created, photographed and cherished at places around Arkansas where the beauty looks as if it’s been illustrated by a master artist. These places have been blessed with gorgeous scenery that would fit in any fantasy story that’s full of verdant forests, amazing waterfalls and breathtaking views.
15. Lake Leatherwood
Known for having one of the largest hand-cut limestone dams in the nation, lovely Lake Leatherwood can be found two miles west of Eureka Springs. Interesting rock formations as well as historic stone walls and bridges give the area a mythical feel.
14. Bathhouse Row
Historic Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs is much more than just a grand spot to capture the essence of the Spa City. The area is full of lovely locations where visitors can sit and enjoy more natural scenery.
13. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
The unique structuring and interesting story behind St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Eureka Springs is worth an enchanting story of its own. Listed in Ripley's Believe It Or Not, this beautiful church has an unusual and yet romantic entrance through the bell tower.
12. Greers Ferry Lake
Popular for a reason, Greers Ferry Lake features unique rock outcroppings, plenty of trees, and wildlife. After a trip to this quaint location - especially in the summertime - you'll look around and think you're in the setting of a youthful, adventurous story being told.
11. Lake Dardanelle
Alive with beautiful nature, Lake Dardanelle gives both cities of Russellville and Dardanelle scenery that's fit for an artistic rendering.
10. Withrow Springs State Park
Located in Huntsville in the heart of the Ozarks, Withrow Springs State Park presents a glorious hideaway for a peaceful getaway. The locale is so peaceful that campers will feel as if they've found a utopian settlement.
9. DeGray Lake
A girl can feel like a princess when spending a weekend at her beautiful resort at DeGray Lake. In addition to being a popular location for weddings, DeGray Lake is Shangri-La for anglers and nature lovers.
8. Seven Hollows Trail
Another one of the marvelous trails in Petit Jean State Park, the Seven Hollows Trail takes you on a magical trip that all travelers should prepare for. There's over four miles worth of hiking this terrific trail and you'll see fantastic rock formations.
7. Lee Creek Valley
Hardwood forests that look like the ones so beautifully described in stories prominently line the banks of Lee Creek, which flows through Washington and Crawford counties. A visit to the Lee Creek Valley Nature Area in West Fork provides you the opportunity to take in amazing sights.
6. Fuzzy Butt Falls
The name is funny, but the falls are delightful. Fuzzy Butt Falls is located close by Six Finger falls near the small town of Pelsor.
5. Glory Hole Falls
If you want to feel like a character from a fantasy tale who's just wandered down through a rugged trail to find a magnificent natural wonder, take a trip to Glory Hole Falls. Explore the Ozarks and find this gem of a location in Ozone.
4. Cedar Creek Trail
Beautiful Petit Jean State Park has the Cedar Creek Trail, which leads you over rock steps, mountain streams, and high bluffs. The trail takes you above Cedar Creek Falls where you can marvel at one of Arkansas's best known and prettiest waterfalls.
3. Signal Hill Trail
You'll feel like Jack on his way to the top of the beanstalk when hiking Signal Hill Trail. This popular path at Mount Magazine State Park leads you to the highest point in Arkansas where you can take in the majestic wonder from an eagle eye view.
2. Historic Downtown Eureka Springs
Everything about downtown Eureka Springs tells the visitor that he or she has entered into a Victorian fantasy land. Eureka Springs, especially its historic downtown area, blends current Arkansas culture with the magic and fantasy of an old world village.
1. Garvan Woodland Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs has more than 200 acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens, streams, and waterfalls. Touring the gardens will make you feel like you've stepped out of the real world and into a beautiful fantasy.
Throughout the year, these spots are absolutely perfect to go for a walk, hike, or just take the family out for fun. A fall hike or a summer day out on an Arkansas trail or lake creates memories that turn into excellent stories. Sound off in the comments about how much you love visiting these fascinating places!
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