15 Things People From Arkansas Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

The next time you have an out-of-town visitor, you’re going to have a lot of explaining to do. That’s because out-of-towners don’t always get Arkansas. We’ve got our own traditions, special tastes, and frankly, our own fair share of weirdness. Besides that, if your out-of-town guests haven’t been to Arkansas before, but they have seen the seemingly endless stream of terrible portrayals of Arkansas in movies and TV shows, then you’re going to need to educate them about all the wonders of the Natural State before they say something really stupid like “Arkansas isn’t the most beautiful state.” Below you’ll find a handy guide you can send to all your out-of-town guests before they arrive. Goodness knows they’re going to need to hear all of it. Take a look at some of the stereotypes about Arkansas we always seem to have to explain.

So those of you living in Arkansas…what do you think of this list? What stereotypes about Arkansas do you think are true or definitely false? We’d love to start a conversation about our beautiful state in the comments!

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January 20, 2020

What are some interesting things about Arkansas?

Where do we even start with a list of interesting things about Arkansas? Our beautiful state offers so much to both locals and visitors and it’s easy to prove that those incorrect stereotypes about Arkansas are way off base. If you’ve been living in Arkansas for awhile, you know that it’s an interesting place to be. For some unbelievable facts about Arkansas, check out this previous article for 12 of them.

What are Arkansans Known For?

Those living in Arkansas are lucky folks and hopefully you don’t buy into any of the not-so-nice stereotypes about Arkansas and its people. In fact, locals are known for being friendly, laid back, and grateful for their beautiful state. And who can blame them when living in a state that’s as beautiful and welcoming as Arkansas?

What is the most popular Arkansas stereotype?

As with every state, there are a few stereotypes that are widely discussed that are, in most cases, just not true. Unfortunately, Arkansas is thought of by many to have a “hillbilly” culture that lives behind the times a bit. We happen to think this is believed by many because we happen to live in the most beautiful, natural state, and we just love the outdoors and the laid back nature of Arkansas. If you’d like to read about more reasons to appreciate Arkansas, check out this list of 12 ways we are thankful for this state.

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