Fun Facts About Arkansas

The Natural State Lives Up to its Name

Arkansas boasts over 600,000 acres of protected wilderness, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

Home to the Only Diamond Mine in the Continental US

The Crater of Diamonds State Park allows visitors to keep any diamonds they find!

Birthplace of Bill Clinton

The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, was born in Hope, Arkansas.

World's Largest Duck Race

Every year, the town of Dardanelle holds the World Championship Duck Race, featuring over 10,000 rubber ducks racing down the Arkansas River.

Hot Springs National Park

This park is home to the largest number of naturally flowing hot springs in North America.

The Folk Music Capital of the World

Arkansas has a rich musical heritage, with genres like blues, bluegrass, and country all thriving in the state.

Home to Walmart's First Store

The retail giant Walmart opened its very first store in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962.

World's Largest Chicken Fry

Each year, the town of Dumas holds the World's Largest Chicken Fry, serving up over 10,000 pounds of chicken.

Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs

This historic district features stunning Victorian-era bathhouses, a testament to the town's long history as a spa destination.

The American Bald Eagle Makes a Comeback

Arkansas has seen a remarkable comeback of the American Bald Eagle population, with over 1,000 nesting pairs in the state.