I know we’ve all been waiting for the perfect addition to our Arkansas bucket lists, and friends, this is it. After all, everybody loves a good road trip. Luckily, Arkansas is the perfect place for road trips; we’ve got natural beauty everywhere, awesome attractions, charming towns and cities, and absolutely delicious food. Below you’ll find all that and so much more because these are the most unforgettable Arkansas road trips we’ve offered you. These 11 road trips are absolute dream adventures, and you’re going to want to put each one on your cumulative Arkansas bucket list. Check out our road trip essentials packing list to prep for your adventure!

To find more information on these trips, click on their titles. For directions to all the locations, click on the link below each map.

Are you ready to head out on one of the most unforgettable Arkansas road trips? For more fun things to do in Arkansas, check out this Arkansas bucket list. You’re also going to love this burger bucket list and this barbecue bucket list.

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What are some of the best day trips in Arkansas?

The best day trips in Arkansas are:

  • Murfreesboro
  • Jonesboro
  • Paris
  • Eureka Springs


Take a day trip to the tiny town of Jasper which is home to the Grand Canyon of Arkansas. With gorgeous views of the Ozarks, incredible hiking trails, and Buffalo National Wilderness Area for some of the best stargazing around, a trip to Jasper is one-of-a-kind. Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs is another fantastic place for a day trip. Enjoy plenty of outdoor activities and marvel at the largest hand-cut limestone dam in the country here. 

What are some of the best attractions in Arkansas?

The best attractions in Arkansas are:

  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Garvan Woodlands Gardens
  • Crater of Diamonds State Park


If you are in search of some of the best attractions in the state, you must check out our Definitive Guide To Uncovering Arkansas’ Best Attractions. From parks to a flea market, a train ride, the most unique museum, and more, we’ve covered it all in this guide. 

What are the most unique things to do in Arkansas?

The most unique things to do in Arkansas are:

  • Beckham Creek Cave Lodge
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
  • Diamond John's Riverside Retreat


Arkansas is quite a unique state and with that comes some very unique things to do. A visit to Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs is a must when visiting the Natural State. This lovely chapel has floor-to-ceiling windows allowing plenty of natural light in and views of the surrounding landscape. If you want to attempt to find a diamond, head to the Crater of Diamonds State Park to dig for a precious gem, and if you end up finding one, you get to keep it!