The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Eureka Springs, AR as one of its "Dozen Distinctive Destinations." Streets are lined with Victorian homes hugging cliffsides, and its entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fourteen miles southeast of the city of Little Rock stands Marlsgate Plantation, a stately columned Greek Revival Mansion shaded by ancient oaks and a pecan grove overlooking the waters of Bearskin Lake. Majestically rising amid acres of rice, cotton and soybeans, Marlsgate is a refection of the opulent plantation era when cotton grew tall and there was a privileged class of wealth in the Arkansas delta.
Tackling the Five-Pound Giant Hamburger at Ed Walker's Drive-In Restaurant in Fort Smith, AR
Giant 5-lb. burger at Ed Walker's Drive-In Diner in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Also one of the only places left in the nation where you can drink a beer that's been delivered to your car. This burger can feed a whole family, and comes with a pie server to cut it into wedges.