Arkansas September 28, 2015
10 Amazing Arkansas Spots That Are A Photographer’s Paradise
Whether you’re referred to as a photographer, a shutterbug, or a picture-taking master, these Arkansas towns are absolutely perfect for you if you enjoy capturing memories on camera! The architecture and history of these locations are very attractive for any local or tourist to see, but a picture says a thousand words about these quaint towns!
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10. Siloam Springs
Situated in the far northwest corner of the state, Siloam Springs is well known among local photographers as well as visitors for the historic quality and natural beauty of its downtown area. The Light Up Siloam Springs holiday festival is popular with photographers as well.
9. Mountain Home
The architecture on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home, styled after that of the University of Virginia, is worth a photographer's glance, but in addition to the campus there are areas surrounding Mountain Home that are definitely photogenic. Norfork Lake is east of town while Bull Shoals Lake is to the northwest of Mountain Home. The city is located within 15 to 20 minutes of three rivers, the Buffalo National River, the White River, and the North Fork River.
8. El Dorado
There's a treasure trove of photographic opportunities in this oil boom-town! El Dorado's historic downtown district is filled with beautifully renovated 1930s style buildings and many historic buildings on the National Register.
The largest town in southeast Arkansas south of Pine Bluff, Monticello has a prosperous town history that remains a strong part of local culture in the 21st century. Whether a photographer is on the grounds of the U of A at Monticello or on North Main Street catching quality shots, this is a great old town for photo hounds.
This charming southwest Arkansas town has an equally quaint courthouse square that's great for taking pictures of well-maintained historic locations. Colorful murals that tell Magnolia's history are on buildings throughout the town and will definitely catch a photographer's eye.
5. North Little Rock
The Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock (you know, Argenta itself!) has been revitalized over the past two decades and is alive and bustling with life that mingles the old school with the modern world. Photographers are welcome to hone their picture-taking skills while browsing exhibits on display at the Argenta Art Walk.
4. Heber Springs
The gateway to Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River is also a grand location for picture taking. Heber Springs has a historic downtown district which includes a stately county courthouse with a traditional courthouse square where shutterbugs can easily spend a whole day shooting scenery.
3. Hot Springs
Not only can you get great photos while strolling down Bathhouse Row or through Hot Springs National Park, but if you're not too afraid of heights you can elevate yourself over 1,200 feet in the Hot Springs Mountain Tower and get amazing aerial photographs of the Spa City!
2. Mountain View
The Folk Music Capital of the World is a haven for music lovers, but photographers are very welcome to come to Mountain View - especially to Ozark Folk Center State Park - and take their fill of pictures. The town is also known for its exceptional outdoor beauty where popular photo spots include Blanchard Springs Caverns, the White River and the Ozark National Forest.
1. Eureka Springs
Instagram filters give a dramatic feel to pictures taken in this lovely little spa and shopping location. With the historic Victorian architecture that decorates the town as well as the unique shops around town, photographers rarely get tired of taking pictures of beautiful Eureka Springs!
Truly, these towns are just the best start for shutterbugs – it would take a photographer a solid year to travel all of the places around Arkansas that are perfect for their own personal photo shoot. Then again, what a fun year that would be – spending all four seasons taking pictures of the Natural State!