While there certainly are perks to living in a major city, there’s something special about small towns in rural Arkansas that just capture your heart. Below you’ll find a dozen small towns located in rural areas that are absolutely delightful. From natural wonders to adorable downtown areas to historic places, these 12 towns are rural wonders that simply must be enjoyed.

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Did your favorite rural town in Arkansas make the list? Let us know in the comments below. If you are interested in a road trip through the Natural State’s most scenic towns, check out this itinerary.

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What is the oldest town in Arkansas?

This can be a tricky question. Arkansas Port is technically the oldest town, but it’s no longer a town, but it has been transformed into the Arkansas Post Museum State Park where you can visit and learn all about the history and what life was like in the early days. The city of Batesville is the second oldest municipality in Arkansas and was first settled in 1810. It was incorporated in 1822 and today more than 10,000 people call Batesville home. 

What is the most naturally beautiful town in Arkansas?

When it comes to naturally beautiful towns in Arkansas, you’ve got plenty to choose from. While Mountain View is known for its thriving music scene, it’s also one of the most naturally beautiful towns in the state and a popular destination for both nature lovers and music lovers alike. In the northwest corner of the state, you’ll find Eureka Springs, our vote for the most beautiful town in Arkansas. Not only is the entire town listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but since it's located in the Ozark Mountains, natural beauty can be found just about everywhere you look. 

Which town in Arkansas has the best restaurants?

No matter where you are in Arkansas, you’re never too far away from a delicious meal. Some towns have the reputation for knowing their way around the kitchen more than others, so it just depends on what you’re in the mood for. Dumas is a charming town in rural Arkansas that’s home to about 5,000 people, but it’s also home to some of the best restaurants in Arkansas. From mom-and-pop bakeries to southern comfort food, you’ll find a little bit of everything in this rural Arkansas town.