Wandering Around America One State at a Time – Arkansas

State 4:

Welcome to the next post in my series highlighting states we have visited throughout the years. I hope you will enjoy coming along for the ride! I will be featuring the states alphabetically and next up is


Arkansas became the 28th state on June 15, 1836. The capital is Little Rock.

When I was in elementary school my family lived on an Air Force base in northeastern Arkansas for four years. I remember there were cotton fields as far as the eye could see outside of the base.

Henry and I have traveled through Arkansas on several of our cross country trips and we have have made it a destination more than once. The Ozark Mountains, Hot Springs National Park, Little Rock, and several places on or near the Mississippi River were some of the places we enjoyed visiting.

We strolled along Bath House Row and the Grand Promenade at Hot Springs National Park. A relaxing day in one of the original bath houses was a real treat for me.

At Fort Smith National Historic Site we toured the federal courthouse used by Judge Isaac C. Parker in the late 1800’s.

We loved watching the barges going by on the Mississippi River from our campsite at Tom Sawyer RV Park in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Maumelle Campground on the Arkansas River was a great home base for attending a Georgia – Arkansas football game in Little Rock and for taking a day trip to Petit Jean Sate Park.

We enjoyed the scenic drives around Mississippi River State Park and Lake Chicot State Park so much that we made two trips to each park.

To read previous posts about the states featured in this series just click on the state name: Alabama      Alaska      Arizona

13 thoughts on “Wandering Around America One State at a Time – Arkansas

  1. These are beautiful and I will have to share them with my husband who was born in Arkansas and even went to Little Rock High School during the 60s.

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  2. I love Arkansas! My husband and I just became fulltime travelers this year and he has never been there. I can’t wait to take him soon. Growing up we always went to summer camp there. Recreational dreamers dreams 🙂 Safe Travels!

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    1. Arkansas has some really beautiful places. We didn’t camp there but Petit Jean State Park is beautiful and has a nice campground. We missed Eureka Springs but I’ve heard that is a fun place to visit. We loved the places along the Mississippi River. Have fun when you go!

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