- Start: Eureka Springs, AR
- End: Mount Ida, AR
- Last Modified: 2011-09-19 14:32:44
- Total Mileage: 300 Miles
- Number of stops: 3
There are plenty of reasons Arkansas is called the Natural State: Start with 600,000 acres of lakes. Add 9,700 miles of streams and rivers and 2.4 million acres of national forest. Pack it all inside this small state west of the Mississippi River and “Eureka!” -- you’ve found an unexpected travel experience! Begin your trip at Frog Fantasies, a unique shop and museum specializing in frog-themed gifts. Next, head south into Fort Smith, where the Visitors Center provides a glimpse into the history of the region. As you drive to Hot Springs, be sure to stop at the Mt. Ida Café for the delicious catfish luncheon buffet. Unwind and relax in the warm waters of the Fordyce Bathhouse before heading to the River Market in Little Rock. With plenty of places to shop, eat and stay, the state’s capital is an ideal end point for this tour of Central Arkansas.