Birthplace of the blues and a wine lover’s delight, Arkansas is sure to please

Birthplace of the blues and a wine lover’s delight, Arkansas is sure to please

Known as The Natural State for stunning mountain vistas and clear running streams, Arkansas is so much more.

Cities like Little RockHot Springs and Bentonville offer a cosmopolitan feel, while a visit to one-of-a-kind Eureka Springs is the perfect showcase for the great outdoors.

The Delta region is where the blues were born, and where Johnny Cash’s musical journey began. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton launched his political path in the state. Throw in Crater of Diamonds State Park, where you can dig for real diamonds and keep what you find, and Arkansas truly is a unique treasure to discover.


Travel to Arkansas and refresh your spirit with adventure. Choose from vacations all over Arkansas – where you can truly embrace the majestic wonder and beauty that makes up The Natural State.

Arkansas has experiences for everyone, whether you want to spend your whole trip in a park, forest, or mountain, or if you want to dip your toes in the water at the beach or lake on a quick day trip.

Find outdoor vacation ideas and come connect with nature, family and friends in beautiful Arkansas. Start planning your getaway today!


Arkansas is a thriving community for arts, music and culture. It’s home to artists and art scenes across the state – along with musicians, painters, sculptors, chefs and performers. The entertainment scene is every bit as creative without the big city cost.

Birthplace of the blues and a wine lover’s delight, Arkansas is sure to please

Dyess Theatre

Art centres, museums and galleries in Eureka Springs and throughout the state display works of both the masters and up-and-coming artists. Located in the scenic Ozark Mountains, Mountain View is the ‘Folk Music Capital of the World,’ where visitors can enjoy authentic southern music traditions.

If you’re looking to share a night with friends, the River Market District in Little Rock and Dickson Street in Fayetteville are prime nightlife spots to take in trendy restaurants and catch a band or two. Enjoy live music across all genres, from acoustic to electric, hard rock to jazz, country and the blues.


Thousands of ‘foodie’ vacationers stop to savour Arkansas each year. Why? Because the state’s award-winning wines, wine tours and Wine Country history make great foodie vacations for even the most well-traveled connoisseurs.

Birthplace of the blues and a wine lover’s delight, Arkansas is sure to please

Winery experience in Altus, AR

While it is not often mentioned with the California wine countries, Arkansas was one of the first places where wine was born.

Did you know that Arkansas is the oldest and largest grape juice and wine producing state in the southern United States? If you plan on taking a food and wine-centered vacation, why not start in Arkansas? It’s where foodie vacations begin!


The cultural and arts scenes in Arkansas are booming. New art galleries, museums, community theatres, concert venues and other popular art destinations seem to be opening almost daily.

We’re making it easy for you to find your area of interest, whether it be performing or visual arts.

Birthplace of the blues and a wine lover’s delight, Arkansas is sure to please

Delta Cultural Center in Helena, AR

The opening in November 2011 of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville sent shock-waves throughout the art world. The extraordinary collection, compiled by Walmart heiress Alice Walton, is housed in a piece of art itself that is sure to become one America’s most recognizable art destinations. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the glass and wood structure highlights man’s art indoors and nature’s art outdoors. Best of all, admission is free.

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