You can still get household necessities from other places than big box chain stores! These Arkansas general stores offer their own charm along with whatever you might need from groceries to lawn supplies. Show these businesses a little love and support!
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12. Guion General Store and Lodging
Located at 103 West River Road in Guion, campers can get all the fishing and camping needs they need at this general store! Customers can also purchase souvenir gifts, clothing, hats, and more here.
11. Jerry's General Store
This Fouke store has everything from dry goods to frozen food. Jerry's even carries fresh tamales and fresh salsa now!
10. Taylor's General Store
You can fill up on gas and still fill up on a good hot meal here! This Russellville convenience store not only offers general wares for sale, but customers can also get a great breakfast when they stop here.
9. Beaver Town Inn & General Store
Located about ten minutes north of Eureka Springs, the Beaver Town Inn & General Store is situated on the bank of Table Rock Lake. The establishment has been restored from its original 1901 layout as an authentic Arkansas trading post and remains a favorite local gathering place.
8. Caraway General Store
This general store in Caraway offers shoppers a large variety of lawn, garden, and hardware merchandise. Customers can also get a tire change or get their oil changed as well here!
7. New Blaine General Store
Get your food and drinks at this New Blaine grocery, located about 10 minutes outside of Delaware. Rumor has it they still sell beer here!
6. Mayfield's General Store
Now located in the old hardware store on Church Street in Salem, Mayfield's has a wonderful assortment of everything from groceries to fishing bait and tackle. Now that Mayfield's has expanded into a bigger location, you can bet even more shoppers will be flocking to see what they have to offer!
5. Magazine General Store
This west Arkansas general store is located in the small Logan County town of Magazine and has automotive parts and supplies available for sale.
4. Hankins Country Store
Having been in business since 1922, Hankins Country Store has a lot of experience in taking care of its customers. History buffs will get a kick out of the preserved letters and other correspondence from 1912 on display, and if you're hungry you can get a great homemade pizza at this Pelsor establishment or a sandwich made with delicious Petit Jean meats.
3. Green Corner Store
This Little Rock store also features a fully operational and old-fashioned soda fountain. Enjoy viewing arts, hand-made crafts, and essential oils from local artists, vendors, and jewelers, and pet lovers even have a selection of gifts to purchase for their beloved four-legged friends!
2. Gilbert General Store
The Gilbert General Store was established in 1901 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now home to Buffalo Camping & Canoeing, this stop was once a busy one due to the amount of traveling businessmen passing through the area and remains a popular spot for locals to congregate on the shady front porch.
1. Oark General Store
The history of this general store stretches back all the way to 1890, making it Arkansas's oldest store in continuous operation. The original floors, walls, and ceiling are still intact here. In addition to getting a great meal at the café, shoppers can pick up cool t-shirts and other souvenirs.
Be pleasantly surprised at what you find in these small Arkansas shops! Taking a trip to these establishments will be a nice diversion from the usual stop at the supermarket.