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Fayetteville

Fayetteville

Fayetteville is the 6th fastest growing city in Arkansas and the home of the University of Arkansas and their beloved Razorbacks b...

Fort Smith

Fort Smith

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. It is the principal city...

Little Rock

Little Rock

Located near the geographic center of Arkansas, Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of t...

Springdale

Springdale

Springdale is a city in Washington and Benton counties in the northwestern region of Arkansas in the United States. Springdale was...

Facts

When to visit:

Arkansas has a number of year round natural attractions to keep outdoor adventurers busy, and the winters aren’t normally harsh enough to preclude off-season excursions. As far as the tourism season goes, from December to March things in Arkansas slow down quite a bit, but rates for hotels go down appreciably.

The holiday season is a good time for sightseeing visitors to drive through the state and check out the Trail of Holiday Lights, when thousands of homes are decorated for the Christmas season.

Arkansas Facts

State Abbreviation: AR

State Capital: Little Rock

Largest City: Little Rock

Area: 53,182 square miles, the 29th biggest state in the USA

Arkansas Population: 2,752,629 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: agriculture, paper and wood products electronic equipment, mining

Arkansas Rivers: Arkansas River, Mississippi River

Arkansas Lakes: Lake Ouachita, Bull Shoals Lake

Highest Point: Magazine Mountain - 2,753 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name Arkansas: from the Quapaw word "acansa," meaning "south wind."

State Nickname: The Natural State

State Motto: The people Rule

State Songs: "Oh Arkansas", by Terry Rose and Gary Klaff