10 unique places to visit

Arkansas, designated as The natural stateis home for the magnificent Ouachita and Ozark mountain ranges, which offer an abundance of breathtaking beauty. It features stunning scenery and natural treasures, with rivers rushing through rock formations and stunning state parks, and it’s covered in lush woodlands. Arkansas is also home to many hidden gems, charming small towns, as well as amazing natural sights and spectacular wilderness that lends itself well to all types of outdoor attractions. It is also rich in culture and history, making it a fascinating and varied place. Here are 10 unique places to visit in Arkansas.

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ten The old mill

This magnificent Little Rock North Building is featured in the opening sequence of the iconic film carried away by the wind and is believed to be the only surviving building from the film. In 1933 the mill was built and it was supposed to look old as if it was built in the 1800s. Tree stumps, mushrooms and an outstanding bridge that connects it to the rest of the splendid park are among the sculptures of the place. The magnificent Vieux Moulin is included on the National Register of Historic Places list and is a must-see destination.


9 Quigley Castle

Quigley Castle, called the strangest abode in the Ozarks, is more of an eccentric stone dwelling than a castle. Ms Quigley destroyed the family home she and her husband lived in while he was away, forcing him to help build this bizarre new home. She’s always dreamed of building it her own way, and it seems the trick worked. Nowadays, the castle attracts intrigued tourists from all over.

8 Gurdon’s Light

Gurdon Light is an enigmatic event which continues to affect the surrounding forests along the railway lines off I-30 in Gurdon, Arkansas. Although it is not the only one registered in the United States, it is one of those that has not yet been explained, due to the lack of highways in the region, so it is impossible to be vehicle lights. Locals prefer to assume that the light does not come from the basement quartz crystalsas experts suspect.

seven Ghost Town Rush

Rush, a ghost town, is nestled in the wonderful Buffalo River National Park. Prospectors first came to the town looking for what they thought were silver resources, but turned out to be zinc. The area became one of the most prosperous places in the state and was the epicenter of Arkansas’ mining industry during World War I. As zinc prices fell after the war, Rush’s fortunes also fell. The mines ceased operations and the population began to decline. The ghost town was officially proclaimed a ghost town in 1972.

6 Pivot Rock Park

Pivot Rock Park is a fantastic rest stop. The marvelous park is home to a diverse range of spectacular rock formations that date back over a century. The distinctive namesake rock, which serves as the main attraction, resembles an inverted pyramid all the way to its edges. Tourists can also enjoy the splendid surrounding nature.

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5 Chapel of the Crown of Thorns

The fabulous Thorncrown Chapel is a beautiful glass chapel in the Ozark Mountains that looks futuristic. The church, which was built in 1980 by architect E. Fay Jones, is fashioned almost entirely from materials found in the surrounding forest. The high-ceilinged nave is 48 feet (14.63 m) high and appears to have no walls, but is surrounded by 425 windows covering nearly 6,000 square feet (557.41 square meters) of glass. The church is a wonderful wedding destination.

4 Wattle Hollow Retreat Center

The amazing Wattle Hollow Retreat, located in northern Arkansas, is Fox’s retirement home. In 1979 the family returned to Montana after a spiritual journey around the world and decided to live in a new and unique environment, somewhere close to beautiful nature and where they could live a holistic lifestyle. They bought the site and set up a tent and a mailbox, then dug a toilet and built a compost bin. Today, visitors come to this magical place to meditate, retreat from the hustle and bustle of cities, do yoga and reconnect with nature.

3 Pocahontas Meteorite

According to tradition, a meteorite crossed the sky during the summer of 1859 and landed just north of Pocahontas. Despite popular belief, this rock is not really extraterrestrial. Scientists examined it and determined that it was just an ordinary rock. On the other hand, the town of Pocahontas continues to proudly display the legendary stone in front of the county courthouse and people are curious to see it.

2 Popeye Statue

Alma is recognized as the “Spinach Capital of the World“, so it would be unfair for the city to ignore Popeye the Sailor Man, the “spinach mascot of the world”! A water fountain inside Popeye Park is topped by a large bronze statue of the sailor. This splendid place also has a massive water structure which has been decorated to look like a spinach box and is known as “the largest can of spinach in the world“.

1 HU Lee International Gate and Garden

HU Lee International Gate and Garden is named after and in honor of the first Grand Master Haeng Ung Leewho founded the American Taekwondo Association (ATA). It is an exceptional example of architecture, a gesture of friendship and a method of honoring the greatest martial arts instructor of all time. This place is the main attraction for delegations and Taekwondo enthusiasts.

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