The Underwater Ruins At Monte Ne Are A Strange Sight In Arkansas

If you’re in Northwest Arkansas than you may already be familiar but the Monte Ne ruins are a strange sight indeed. The history surrounding the ruins at Monte Ne is downright bizarre. Built by William Hope “Coin” Harvey, the area was suppose to be an Arkansas haven. Instead, this failed project sits beneath the water of Beaver Lake. Let’s head there and see what lies above and below the surface.

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:

If you’d like to learn more about Harvey and his failed project, watch this interview:

Have you visited these ruins before? We would love to see your photos (both above and below the surface) in our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.

NWA has plenty of adventures including a super highway for butterflies and a newly opened inner-city oasis.