Every Family Should Take This Unforgettable Arkansas Road Trip
One of the best things about Arkansans is that we treasure the drive to a destination just as much as the actual attraction. No matter if it’s taking the long way so we can enjoy one of the scenic byways or making sure we hit every side-stop along the way to our next vacation, we’re not a hurried group of folks. An epic road trip that needs to be taken by every Arkansan at least once is along the Great Highway 65. Drivers can tour the whole of the Midwest from Iowa to Louisiana, tackle the full stretch that covers Arkansas, or just make a day trip of it. Let’s plan a weekend excursion along one of the legs of this main thoroughfare.
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/
To take this trip, use this map that has all of today’s stops. Of course you can add as many detours as you want! Share your must-visits along this route with us in the comments below!
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three 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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