8 Mysterious, Unusual Spots In Arkansas You Never Knew Existed

Unless you’re an intrepid explorer, an eager history student, or a professional archaeologist, you likely didn’t know about some of the very interesting places around Arkansas that have been around since the prehistoric age and the cool things that are found in these spots. There are also towns in Arkansas that are steeped in legend, and Fouke in particular has created a labor of love in keeping the area’s mystery alive. Most Arkansans have knowledge (thanks to mandatory state history classes in our schools) of burial mounds such as Toltec and places where archaeologists held excavations, but these unusual locations usually get passed by for better known historic landmarks in Arkansas.

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There are other abandoned Arkansas towns (Zinc comes to mind), archaeological hotspots and towns that celebrate strange activity. (Check out the legendary Allen House in Monticello.) Talk about these places and what you can tell about Arkansas culture from them. We’re an imaginative and creative people; we are good at preserving legends as well as artifacts.