Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum/Elk Center – Jasper, AR

Learn more about elk and other wildlife in Northwest Arkansas through exhibits, video presentations, & printed information at the Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum and Elk Center, located on Scenic Highway-7 at Jasper.  River maps, brochures on Newton County attractions, and wildlife posters are also available at the gift shop, featuring painted agate night lights, wooden toys, […]

Ponca Elk Education Center – Ponca, AR

Want to find out about the largest mammal in Arkansas? Where can you view herds of elk along the Buffalo River Valley? These questions can be answered at the Ponca Elk Education Center. The center houses an exhibit area focusing on elk ecology, wildlife and area information. The building also contains classrooms for school and […]

Janet Huckabee ARV Nature Center – Fort Smith, AR

The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center sits on 170 acres of land in Fort Smith that were previously part of Fort Chaffee. The building overlooks Wells Lake, a popular local fishing and picnicking destination. Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center 8300 Wells Lake Road Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916 Phone: (479) 452-3993 Website: […]

Lake Fort Smith State Park – Mountainburg, AR

Lake Fort Smith State Park is your gateway to adventure in the natural diversity of the Boston Mountains.  The park overlooks Lake Fort Smith in the rugged Boston Mountain Range of the northwest Arkansas Ozarks. The park offers hiking and backpacking workshops, boating and kayaking courses, birding and wildlfe courses, nature photography, art, and journaling […]

Pinnacle Mountain State Park – Little Rock, AR

Along the eastern outskirts of the beautiful Arkansas River Valley stands the cone shaped peak of Pinnacle Mountain, which has been an Arkansas landmark for generations.  At 1,011 feet above sea level, this popluar park is surrounded by wooded hillsides, lush lowlands, and clear waterways.  A summit view provides a panorama of God’s beautiful handiwork […]

Mount Magazine State Park – Paris, AR

At 2,733 feet, Mount Magazine stands above all else as the highest point in the state of Arkansas with beautiful rock bluffs, breathtaking views, and a carpet of clouds awaiting those who chose to spend the night at the newly rebuilt 60 room lodge or 13 cabins stretching along the bluff! Mount Magazine State Park […]

Lake Dardanelle State Park – Russellville, AR

  The Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center near Russellville provides a beautifully picturesque view of one of the nation’s most popular fishing points. There’s also a lot of fun stuff to do! (Just don’t tell the kids what a great learning experience it is.)     The more than ten thousand square foot visitor center […]