This Hidden Resort In Arkansas Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All
The story of Longbow Resort begins over one hundred miles away. Pine Bluff native Ben Pearson revolutionized the archery industry and turned Pine Bluff into the center of bow production. In his time becoming a world-premiere archer, he began to long for a retreat. Longbow Resort was born after 1966, when Pearson read an ad in the Wall Street Journal describing a property with huge boulders, an enormous waterfall, and all the glory the Ozarks can offer. The resort remains in the Pearson family to this day, and they’re preserving the tradition of a secluded getaway, one that has been called Arkansas’s “Garden of Eden.” If you’re lucky enough to visit Longbow, you’ll see exactly why it’s been compared with the world’s first paradise—there’s nothing quite like the seclusion and beauty you’ll find there.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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