Talk about a comeback! Wilson, Arkansas, went from a prosperous agricultural community to a near ghost town to one of the best small towns in the U.S. Definitely worthy of the recognition, Wilson’s got a little bit of everything – from a unique English-inspired town square to quarterly concerts.

Ready to pay a visit to Wilson, Arkansas? Check out the town’s website or Facebook page to learn more and start planning your visit.

So, did you know about Wilson? Ever visited this lovely locale in the Natural State? If so, do you think it’s worthy of being deemed one of the best small towns in the U.S.? Tell us!

This is just one of the small towns in Arkansas that makes a perfect day trip destination — this is one of the coolest small towns in the state, and it might just become your new favorite place!

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Wilson, Arkansas

What are some other charming towns in Arkansas?

There's an abundance of charming small towns in Arkansas! Let's start with one of our favorites: Eureka Springs. With its iconic Victorian architecture and winding streets, you'd be hard-pressed to find a town as incredibly charming as this Natural State gem. The entire city of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making this mountain town a favorite for historians, too. Of course, that's not to discount the outdoor recreation in this area; Eureka Springs has everything from ziplining, cave tours, and boat excursions to scenic hikes and adventures in the awe-inspiring Arkansas Ozarks.

Another town in Arkansas that we adore is Jasper. Another gem in the Ozarks region, Jasper is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, offers an abundance of outdoor recreation, *and* its quaint downtown is home to old-fashioned diners, historic landmarks, and quirky attractions. Most notably, Jasper is home to the Arkansas Grand Canyon, one of the most scenic places in the state. The Arkansas Grand Canyon offers a 180-degree view of the Ozarks that's nothing short of jaw-dropping!

Of course, these towns are found in the northwest part of the state, but there are so many more charming small towns to explore in the other regions of Arkansas, too! Blytheville is a beautiful little community found in the northeast corner of Arkansas; it is an official Main Street Arkansas community, which means great care is taken to preserve and promote its downtown. In the southwest corner of Arkansas, Magnolia is a beautiful treasure of a small town. Proud of its roots, the buildings around the square are adorned with colorful murals that tell the story of the town’s heritage. For an extra special treat, visit in May, when the town hosts its namesake fest, the Magnolia Blossom Festival.