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Welcome to
Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier

Welcome to Western Arkansas’ Mountain Frontier. Breathtaking scenery surrounds you in a place steeped in history and hospitality. Historic sites and museums preserve local lore that dates back to the Old West. Marvel at the rugged landscape on a train ride through the Boston Mountains. Admire lush foliage on a scenic drive or motorcycle ride along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. With two national forests, state parks, lakes and rivers, a nature center, city parks and more, there are endless ways to enjoy the outdoors. Shopping and dining are popular in cities throughout the region. Arkansas Wine Country is another must-see with wine tastings, tours and annual festivals. Plan a trip around Grape Festival in Altus, Old Timer’s Day in Van Buren, the Old Fort Day’s Rodeo in Fort Smith, Turkey Track Bluegrass Festivals in Waldron, and many other family friendly events across the region all year long.

Upcoming Events
Every Tues., Thurs., Sat.

Polk County Farmers' Market located in Mena. Fruits, veggies, baked goods, flowers, plants and many other local goods sold by local vendors.

May 4, 2024

The Spring Time Festival in Paris is complete with family fun and live entertainment. There will be food, crafts, a color run and a pageant!

May 11, 2024

Complete with a two-person water slide, the only one in the region, and a lazy river, the Parrot Island Waterpark is open for the 2024 season. Located in Ben Geren Regional Park, Fort Smith.

May 27 – June 1, 2024

Since 1933, Fort Smith has been home to one of Arkansas’ most exciting rodeos. Cowboys from all over the world compete for one of the largest prize purses in Arkansas.

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