Arkansas' "Great Places"

The Natural State offers much to explore

The United States Travelers League reveals our inaugural "100 Great American Places" list starting in early 2021. Here are five early nominees for Arkansas, the Natural State, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (pictured). (photo, Mick Haupt, Unsplash)

1. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art -- Bentonville

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.

2. Little Rock Central High School -- Little Rock

Learn how the sacrifice endured by nine African-Americans teenagers provided opportunities and opened doors to those seeking equality – and education - around the world.

3. Hot Springs National Park -- Hot Springs

The grand architecture of the park’s historic bathhouses is matched by the natural curiosities that have been drawing people here for hundreds of years.

4. Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines -- Mount Ida

Wegners' Crystal Mines is an eco-friendly business that is a leading producer of quartz crystals and a place for families (and all visitors) to create memories with each other in nature.

5. Fayetteville Downtown Square -- Fayetteville

The charming downtown square is home to unique shops, restaurants, historic buildings and modern offices plus a variety of carefully tended colorful flowers in the square gardens.

Tell us what you think, and nominate your favorites, either in this post or by using the contact form on our home page. Let's make sure Arkansas is well-represented on the nationwide list.

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