AATTRACTIONS: (some major ones)
Numerous Civil War battlefields, Hot Springs National Park, Diamonds National Park Crater, Giant Spring National Park, Ozark Mountains and the State Capital at Little Rock, to name but a few.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Arkansas, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
For more attractions and points of interest, follow the links below.
AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Eureka Springs
- Fort Smith
- hot springs
- Little Rock
- Pine Bluff
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: With its south-central US location, Arkansas is a great destination at any time of the year.
Climate: Arkansas weather is generally pleasant throughout the year and is usually free from extremes of heat or cold.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Arkansas, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Average summer high temperatures approach 80 degrees across the state, but daily highs in the low 90s are somewhat common central and south. Winters lows reach the 40s with some isolated subfreezing conditions (December and early January) in the mountains of the north and west.
Rainfall varies from north to south, but the statewide average is close to 50 inches per year. Amounts in excess of 60 inches per year are common in MTS Ouachita. Snow does fall in the northwest and west, and occasionally in the southern regions.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
High Temperatures (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 53/11 (Feb) 58/14 (March) 63/17 (April) 74/23
May 82/27 (Jun) 91/32 ( Jul) 92/33 (Aug) 96/35
(Sept) 89/31 (Oct) 76/24 (Nov) 66/18 (Dec) 55/11
Low temperatures (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 38/3 (Feb)) 40/4 (March) 43/5 (April) 51/10
May 58/14 (June) 69/20 (July) 72/22 (August) 73/22
(September) 67/19 (October) 53/11 (November) 45/7 (December) 33/10
Buffalo National River
In the area of northern Arkansas, there is the Buffalo National River Park, which was established in 1972. On an area of 95,700 hectares, it protects the basin of the meandering Buffalo River. For lovers of outdoor sports, there are about 100 miles of various routes, but also opportunities for canoeing and fishing. For example, the Ozark Highlands trail, which is considered one of the best routes for hiking enthusiasts, leads through the park. Thanks to the untouched surrounding nature and also the turquoise waters of the river, the area is sought after by photographers – the Buffalo River is said to be one of the most beautiful watercourses.
No matter what time of year you come here, you will always be surrounded by great natural beauty. In spring you can enjoy the rich waterfalls, and in autumn again the varied color palette of the local deciduous forests. The local waterfalls are some of the most photographed in the entire United States. Attractive is, for example, the Twin Falls waterfall, which falls from a height of about 20 meters into a crystal clear lake. This waterfall is one of the most famous in Arkansas. In many places, the river is lined with Bluffs limestone rocks, which create strange shapes.
A large number of wild animals, not only mammals but also waterfowl, have found their home here. Accommodation is available in one of the 14 local campsites. During your travels in this park you can visit once prosperous mining villages such as Rush.
Central High School National Historic Site
At this point, the unknown Arkansas governor Orval E. Faubus, with the help of the National Guard, tried to prevent nine black students from entering and entering a school that was previously intended only for white students.
These nine students became true heroes of their time, as they tried to push through the process to give blacks the educational opportunities they deserved. Namely Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Dr. Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls Lanier, Minnijean Brown Trickey, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Thelmu Mothershed-Wair and Melbu Pattillo Beals.
Today, this high school is listed as a National Monument and is protected by the National Park Service. The visitor center, located opposite the school, was reconstructed from the originally petrol station. The new center is a bit tucked away, so if you didn’t know it was located, you could easily miss it. It was opened in September 2007, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the school.
The school continues to be actively involved in the development of the Little Rock School District and is considered one of the most prestigious schools in the area. If you read the newspaper that was published at the school between 1957 and 1958, you will get an idea of the racial segregation that the students of this high school had to face. It is guaranteed to open your eyes.