Sunset in Middle Arkansas [2000x3000] [OC]
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dmv1975
4 days ago
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Sunset in Middle Arkansas [2000x3000] [OC]
Jniuzz
625
4 days ago

This is why i’m so interested in the usa. Forget the big cities, there are vast amounts of nature to explore it boggles my mind how large it actually is

jacksabeast8
398
4 days ago

Where are you from? I’m from Arkansas and I can definitely say it’s a slept on state. Lookup some pictures, it is gorgeous here and no one even knows.

Jniuzz
143
4 days ago

I’m dutch so you can imagine my interest in these great foreign landscapes

MyGoalIsToBeAnEcho
96
4 days ago

West PA, East TN, Zion in Utah... Some absolutely gorgeous landscapes here.

I'm from the southwest so I pass on the desert stuff but that's always cool too.

shabamboozaled
36
4 days ago

Seriously! Drove through PA on my way to NY in the fall. Had no idea it was so beautiful! I've never heard a thing about it.

mollymayhem08
36
4 days ago

Upstate NY is gorgeous too. I love going to Cherry Springs in PA (darkest sky in the NE!) and most places in the Finger Lakes NY, specifically Letchworth State park (the "Grand canyon" of the NE!)

goraidders
11
4 days ago

I am from Arkansas, but really would like to make a trip to the Finger Lakes area. There are beautiful and unique places everywhere.

Dooniel
6
4 days ago

Oh man, lots of natural beauty in the Northeast in general. The true highlights for me so far based on my experiences:

  • Letchworth State Park
  • Watkins Glen and the Finger Lakes
  • High Peaks region of the Adirondacks (hike one if you can, drive up Whiteface if you can't)
  • Mount Mansfield in Vermont (hike it if you can, take the Stowe Gondola and hike the remaining few hundred feet if you're not up for a hike)
  • The White Mountains of New Hampshire (really any hike in there is good, Franconia Ridge is legitimately one of the most beautiful day hikes in the country)
  • Baxter State Park (northern terminus of the Appalachain Trail)
  • Acadia National Park

Some other places that are amazing but not quite as good as the above:

  • Mt Monadnock in New Hampshire
  • Killington Peak in Vermont, among dozens of other places in VT
  • Mt Greylock in Massachusetts
  • Mt Tammany, overlooking the Delaware Water Gap on the New Jersey / PA border
  • Mohegan Bluffs on Block Island
  • The Hudson River in many places upstate

Lots of places have beautiful beaches as well

goraidders
4
4 days ago

I don't need more places to add to my list:) I already have more than I can finish. I like to say Arkansas is just as beautiful as the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone it is just in miniature.

mollymayhem08
3
4 days ago

I'm from NJ and now live in PA, I'd love to make it down there sometime too! Would love to see the best all 50 states have to offer. I love the geographic diversity of the US.

Fluffyski
9
4 days ago

Letchworth is amazing, I live maybe an hour away, and it is gorgeous. And Canandaigua Lake is beautiful too, but more touristy

RO9UEMPIRE
3
4 days ago

I'm from canandaigua!

Theerickjames15
3
4 days ago

Batavia area!

sporez
3
4 days ago

I grew up in Batavia! :D

JamesLLL
2
4 days ago

Western PA here! The Laurel Highlands and Cook Forest (especially the forest cathedral of hemlocks) are gorgeous areas

Mmmn_fries
1
4 days ago

Up vote for Utah. It's so red!

psychosocial--
2
4 days ago

Also from Arkansas. Can confirm pretty trees and mountains. In fact 1/4 of the state is still natural forest.

Another fun fact: Arkansas is the only place in the Western Hemisphere that you can find naturally occurring diamonds. There is even a place you can go to and pay a little money to go digging for them yourself. It’s neato.

8yr0n
2
4 days ago

Come on over! Please bring us some chocolate and healthcare!

scuba_tron
1
4 days ago

Western North Carolina checking in!

polarbearskill
1
4 days ago

Arkansas really is a beautiful state that most people don't go to because it's full of rednecks. The town Hot Springs also has lots of natural hot spring baths. Need to go back sometime.

Le_Updoot_Army
1
4 days ago

There are so many landscapes that you can never see them all. Though California has just about everything.

the_turdfurguson
1
4 days ago

Pretty much every state has beauty. Central Nevada and Western Kansas are boring but can be appreciated in the right light/mood.

If you can only visit 1 place, the Montana Rockies are the most awe inspiring place I’ve been. I backpack the back country all over the US and western Montana was truly incredible.

Yosemite, Teton, the PNW, and Smoky Mountains are also some incredible beauty.

Even the Flint Hills in Kansas is unlike many places on earth

GrinningPariah
1
4 days ago

When I was younger I stayed a couple weeks in a water tower that had been converted to a home, in a little Dutch town near Utrecht. From the top deck you could see in every direction until the air was too thick to make anything out.

It blew me mind how even seeing for dozens of miles in any direction, I couldn't spot any wilderness. There were forests, sure, but in little manicured patches surrounded by farmland. It was oddly claustrophobic, somehow.

ShrunkenQuasar
150
4 days ago

This is what all of the Ozarks looks like. The area extends into Missouri and a bit into Kansas and quite a bit of it is heavy old-growth forests. On top of that there's a ton of lakes and rivers going all over the place. I grew up in the Ozarks and I miss it terribly.

GoldenGod86
44
4 days ago

More into Oklahoma than Kansas. Don’t give Kansas any credit it doesn’t deserve.

Nathan_Arizona_Jr
19
4 days ago

I love the completely unnecessary Kansas hate!!

GoldenGod86
5
4 days ago

Haha, sorry. As a Missourian, it’s a friendly jab.

ThumYorky
3
4 days ago

friendly

Speak for yourself, fellow Missourian!

JabaDabaDew
2
4 days ago

Yeah well there is some historical markers in Oklahoma as well. There is a rock to commemorate the spot Andy Jackson turned his horse around and said 'Fuck it. Let's give this shithole to the savages.'

canhasdiy
13
4 days ago

Check out the Flint Hills in KS; right off the Missouri border, kind of the foothills of the Ozark plateau. Beautiful country.

GoldenGod86
3
4 days ago

I’ve camped out there. It’s nice!

the_turdfurguson
2
4 days ago

It’s like 2.5 hours from the Missouri border by car. Still worth a visit tho

ShrunkenQuasar
3
4 days ago

I can't believe I forgot to mention Oklahoma. That was my bad. I grew up around Joplin, so Kansas and Oklahoma are both right there.

Chaoschillin
1
4 days ago

Never heard of any Ozarks into OK. I know in the East of OK there is Beavers Bend and Broken Bow with the pines but no Ozarks... where are you talking about?

FreeGuacamole
4
4 days ago

Oklahoma has more of the Ouachita mountains then the Ozark mountains.

the3rday
2
4 days ago

Heavener Oklahoma

GoldenGod86
3
4 days ago

Yep, they don’t end at the Oklahoma/Arkansas border. Look up the Cookson Hills.

SchroederWV
36
4 days ago

I also grew up in the Ozarks, and although I don’t often think of them every time I see a photo like this the nostalgia hits like a train.

uptomogood
12
4 days ago

Best place to have a childhood!

SchroederWV
5
4 days ago

For sure! I was also lucky enough to have been apart of the inaugural year for the W.O.L.F. School, which is a really neat public magnet school in Springfield, Mo. Every week, we would take 2-3 field trips to either a gun range, watershed, nature center, etc. and would have our lessons there, while learning things with a far heavier conservation spin to the materials. We also got to do animal handling with all sorts of creatures, and to this day it stands out as the best part of my childhood!

definitelynotahottie
22
4 days ago

My family is from Calico Rock on the White River. I miss spending time on it!

The Ouachitas are a pretty decent substitute though!

ShrunkenQuasar
12
4 days ago

You kidding? The Ouachitas are right outside the official border, they're honorary Ozarks, not a substitute!

definitelynotahottie
1
4 days ago

I have to agree. Im living in Arkadelphia now and Im really falling in love with the Ouachitas the more I explore them!

trace723
2
4 days ago

I grew up 30 minutes from arkadelphia and went to school along the ouachita river. Reading this post as I sit in Phoenix Arizona

ThumYorky
1
4 days ago

They're also taller than the Ozarks!

stormy_llewellyn
5
4 days ago

My family had property on the White in Mt. Olive while I was growing up. I loved those summer vacations!

definitelynotahottie
2
4 days ago

A summer day on the white is pretty darn amazing! The cool air that blows up in your face off the water with every light breeze feels amazing

Thesexedteacher
2
4 days ago

Calico and Mountain View have some really beautiful scenery, from Salem btw lol

TheMachoManOhYeah
2
4 days ago

I grew up in Salem.

GimmeTwo
2
4 days ago

Batesville here. Pretty much all of North Arkansas is beautiful. My dad and I used to trout fish at this spot on the White River near Painters Bluff that I think about all the time. So many amazing spots.

definitelynotahottie
1
4 days ago

It’s an amazing area, for sure

GiniaTonic
2
4 days ago

I spent 6 weeks in Calico Rock on CR 73. The bluffs are still one of my favorite places.

Alliekat1282
2
4 days ago

My family is from Mountain Home, and Norfork (my Grandmother was a member of the Wolf family). North Central Arkansas was an amazing place to grow up. Summer time rolls around every year and I just want to go home. The lakes are blue, and the rivers are clear, and there’s lush green forest everywhere. No one has any idea how beautiful that part of the US is.

schlutty
1
4 days ago

My one of my best friends is from Calico Rock!!! I grew up about 45 minutes west of it.

Candy_Apple_Grey
10
4 days ago

The Shawnee National Forest is part of the same landscape ("geographically similar"), although it's not considered part of the Ozarks. The water is better in Missouri and Arkansas for canoeing.

PressedRat1234
1
4 days ago

It's not old growth forest. It's all 100 years old or less.

Cold417
1
4 days ago

Yep, there's very little that's considered old growth. Most of the Ozarks was logged in the early days, 'cept for the hard to reach areas and twisted cedars/pines.

SirNadesalot
1
4 days ago

I live in Missouri and have only seen our part of the Ozarks, but I would love to head on South and see the rest. I hear it's way nicer

DocWaterfalls
23
4 days ago

It is called the natural state.

TheMightyTian
3
4 days ago

Look up buffalo river in Arkansas. One of my favorite places in the State.

Ringil12
2
4 days ago

“The Natural State”

CardboardSoyuz
31
4 days ago

I'm a Californian but lived in Little Rock for a year in my 20s. Man, I'd love to have a week just to drive around aimlessly in northern and western AR. Just some of the prettiest country on Earth.

PedanticPlatypodes
2
4 days ago

NWA represent

OG_Flex
2
4 days ago

Just skip over northeast Arkansas. We’ve got nothing. Unless you like cotton. We’ve got plenty of cotton

CardboardSoyuz
2
4 days ago

But you *do* have the lovely city of West Memphis!

Diva480
2
4 days ago

as a fellow California to Arkansas transplant, i love it here... yes the produce isn't as great and the obesity is higher but the nature is similar to what i had in Northern Cali.. beauty, trees, hills, and as a car enthusiast windy canyon roads! all at a fraction of the cost!

CardboardSoyuz
2
4 days ago

Ugh. I hope it's gotten better but in the late 1990s you couldn't find anything beyond bell peppers or jalapenos at the grocery store. A Poblano? Good luck.

soydavis
29
4 days ago

Georgian here. Never knew Arkansas had shit like this. I always thought it was flat like Kansas. Very slept on.

jacksabeast8
40
4 days ago

Basically all of eastern Arkansas is very flat. It’s the western half of the state that’s gorgeous

radypus_plaidypus
23
4 days ago

As an eastside Arkansan, I can back this up. Probably why we as one state produce like half of the country's rice. We're working on a way to tame the mosquitos for transportation, but they pretty much run the show around here.

The western half of the Natural State is incredible though, plus we're home to the world's only public diamond mine, Crater of Diamonds State Park. We've got some pretty neat stuff--give it a visit!

peachesnthumbs
6
4 days ago

I’m from Little Rock but I currently live in a different state, and whenever I buy rice, I make sure it’s from AR. Makes me feel like I’m home :)

Thatonetwin
2
4 days ago

I work at the diamond mine. If you like rocks I recommend a visit

starkbutt3
17
4 days ago

Very true. I live right on the border of the hills and the flat lands. It’s very flat when it’s flat.

The western side of Arkansas is drop dead gorgeous tho.

HalfSoul30
6
4 days ago

I drove through the flat areas and ended up with a ton of bugs on my front bumper

starkbutt3
5
4 days ago

Yup, that sounds about right. I have a bird hanging down from my bumper that I hit a week ago. It’s crunched in there pretty damn good.

Poor bird.

definitelynotahottie
1
4 days ago

It’s not though? Crowley’s Ridge runs all the way from the Missouri Bootheel to Helena. Not to mention all the rivers with the massive NWR’s that provide all sorts of beautiful sights and wild adventures.

_radass
1
4 days ago

Flat?? Lol there are mountains everywhere!

soydavis
3
4 days ago

My geographical knowledge of Arkansas was limited lmao.

fellers85
2
4 days ago

Ain’t no mountains in Arkansas only big hills haha🤣

_radass
4
4 days ago

Ouachita and Ozarks? Lol I mean if you're comparing them to like Colorado mountains then yea... They look like hills lol

lovesStrawberryCake
1
4 days ago

I drove through Arkansas, twice, up 55 from Tennessee to Missouri, there is not anything to see in that area

AirunV
30
4 days ago

Ssshhhhh! Arkansas is A SECRET

HalfSoul30
19
4 days ago

Arkansan here, can confirm.

enjoytheshow
13
4 days ago

My family has been coming down to Bull Shoals Lake from St Louis every summer for 50+ years. Its definitely backwoods meth country but it’s a fucking beautiful lake

InfernoidsorDie
1
4 days ago

Its definitely backwoods meth country but it’s a fucking beautiful lake

Yeah growing up I used to spend a lot of my summer there when my dad was up in that area and later on when I learned more about white supremacists I was heartbroken to know how much of it came out of Baxter county and the like..

willnotforget2
12
4 days ago

I moved here from CA after growing up in PA. The springs and summers are quite amazing and the state parks are the best I've seen. So many of them! So many clean rivers and lakes, its amazing.

smaffit
11
4 days ago

My dad lives in the hills outside of Benton. It's a beautiful place, aside from the humidity and bugs

Raigeko13
4
4 days ago

I used to live near Benton. You really don't gotta go far to see something beautiful - in any direction.

Leon3417
1
4 days ago

Benton here too! There’s so many of us!

Ameriican
6
4 days ago

I was blown away at hoe pretty Arkansas was when I drove through a few years ago

crosscrackle
5
4 days ago

I know now!! No longer sleeping on what looks to be a spectacular state!

userlivewire
4
4 days ago

Hillberry Festival in Eureka Springs every year is amazing!

nitroyoshi9
3
4 days ago

what parts would you reccomend to visit?

jacksabeast8
48
4 days ago

Northwest Arkansas for sure. Gorgeous areas all around. The Ozark mountains provide some beautiful landscapes. Google “hawksbill crag” and “yellow rock overlook devils den” all gorgeous areas. Beaver lake is in northwest Arkansas as well and it’s stunning. Northwest Arkansas is also home to some world class mountain bike trails if you’re into that. If not into outdoorsy stuff, northwest Arkansas is still a great place to go as it’s the home of Walmart. They’ve dumped so much money into this area that there are stunning things to do and see no matter what your interests are. Can’t sing praise for this place loud enough

tolurkistolearn
23
4 days ago

don't forget Lost Valley on the Buffalo River

ThumYorky
4
4 days ago

Yup was gonna comment Lost Valley. Honestly if someone wants to get a quick look into Arkansas's beauty, you just need to go to Ponca. You've got the Buffalo River, Lost Valley, Hawksbill Crag, Steel Creek campground, the elk, it's all there in Boxley Valley.

jacksabeast8
3
4 days ago

Absolutely jaw dropping area

cdflrcp
17
4 days ago

It was listed as #4 on Today's best places to live in America

joshclay
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4 days ago
B0neheaded
18
4 days ago

Just retired from the Army and chose northwest Arkansas as my new home. Definitely no regrets.

KaiserDressing
16
4 days ago

i remember my first time driving through jasper, and thinking "it feels like i'm driving uphill".

there's a scenic overlook and suddenly i realize we're about 1500 feet up lol.

jacksabeast8
8
4 days ago

The area is one of my favorite spots in all of Arkansas

joshclay
7
4 days ago

Some college student just fell off the Hawksbill the other day and she didn't make it. Happens every few years it seems. People don't take cliff heights seriously.

Edit: story: https://www.4029tv.com/article/iowa-college-student-falls-off-hawks-bill-crag/27137350

Yakz1
5
4 days ago

Proud to call Bentonville Home! ❤️

JabaDabaDew
1
4 days ago

I assume you're posting this while sitting in traffic, then.

Yakz1
1
4 days ago

Not today 😂

[deleted]
1
4 days ago

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ao911
2
4 days ago

Beaver lake! Best place ever.

rake2204
1
4 days ago

Dang, just Googled Hawksbill Crag and someone fell to their death two days ago.

jacksabeast8
2
4 days ago

Sadly happens every once in awhile. I’ve been and it’s definitely a big drop to the bottom.

jhp58
1
4 days ago

I know it's in the area, but is there cool sights like this around Fayetteville? I've been wanting to get to a Hogs game and this may help make that happen sooner rather than later.

jacksabeast8
1
4 days ago

Absolutely. Look up “yellow rock overlook devils den Arkansas” it’s about 15 min from Fayetteville and absolutely gorgeous. Depending how far you’re willing to drive, you can get deep deep into the Ozarks with about an hour drive from Fayetteville. Tons of great hiking and views there I’d be happy to list

jhp58
2
4 days ago

Perfect, I have this year's football trip booked but this may be next year.

FreeGuacamole
13
4 days ago

If you're only coming to Arkansas once, float the Buffalo River. For camping, you should check out the campgrounds near Blanchard springs caverns which is just North of mountain view. The Ozark folk center in mountain view is pretty neat as well.

If you sliced Arkansas in half diagonally starting from the top right corner down to the bottom left corner you would want to stay out of that hole bottom right side. Everything on the top left half has something neat.

Main attractions are hiking, camping, sightseeing, canoeing.

This site is a pretty good good

https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/

cheercoach123
6
4 days ago

Pro tip: Blanchard caverns campgrounds are usually crowded (or were, it’s been a few), but a few miles north is Gunner Pool. Amazing camping sites and less crowded. Even though we spent a lot of time at Blanchard (fishing or caves or visiting their swimming hole if our water level was down) it isn’t too much of a drive to be a hassle.

FreeGuacamole
3
4 days ago

Yes but the bathroom is so much nicer

cheercoach123
2
4 days ago

Very very true

oldWashcloth
2
4 days ago

Um also dont forget that Mt. View boasts as the folk music capital of the country. I live about an hour and a half from there and spend tons of time at their little festivals throughout the spring and summer.

jonjefmarsjames
8
4 days ago

Pretty much any part except the east (unless you're into rice and soybean fields) and the south (unless you're into swamps and meth). Trust me, I've been here 32 years.

WholeLottaNo
1
4 days ago

Live in the southeast. Can confirm all of the above.

TheStonedRanger93
4
4 days ago

The whole Ponca wilderness area, has hawksbill crag, The goat bluff, hemmend hollow and tons of other trails. And the start of the buffalo river, amazing kayaking/canoeing in the spring.

a_a_ron1179
1
4 days ago

Eureka springs. I’ve been to many places and few give me the happiness that place does especially if you’re looking for a romantic adventure

1ceknownas
1
4 days ago

Shh... don't tell everybody. It'll start looking like Branson. :D

realsdmf
1
4 days ago

The drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs is a stunner. Can be a little scary on motorcycles.

fortysixandtool462
2
4 days ago

I just recently got the chance to drive through the ozarks on I-70. It really is a beautiful state.

joshclay
6
4 days ago

I-70? Get yourself a new map.

stormy_llewellyn
1
4 days ago

You mean I-40 maybe? Memphis - Little Rock - Texarkana?

fortysixandtool462
2
4 days ago

Yeah sorry idk what i was thinking. . Yes I-40 lol

stormy_llewellyn
1
4 days ago

For being such a rural state, there are quite a few interstates!

Phoenyxoldgoat
1
4 days ago

If only 40 went to Texarkana.

stormy_llewellyn
1
4 days ago

Yes I misspoke, should have said Fort Smith.

thebestbeast8
2
4 days ago

Went to Arkansas last summer and by far the best scenery in any US state [ i visited little rock ] Its beautiful going up on the rocky areas

zodiactriller
2
4 days ago

I’ll agree with that, I grew up in WA and didn’t even realize Arkansas had nature this nice til right now

billchase2
2
4 days ago

I had no idea until I visited family there a number of years ago. It’s a beautiful state. The Ozarks are amazing.

Bedlam10
2
4 days ago

Came here to say pretty much this. I lived there for about 8 years and it's amazing how much beauty is there for a state that most people forget even exists.

biophys00
2
4 days ago

I grew up in Jonesboro with regular camping trips to the western part of the state and can state with conviction that some parts of the state are pretty.

zdw0986
2
4 days ago

Shhh you fool! Arkansas is one of the few hidden gems anymore

jacksabeast8
1
4 days ago

I’m going to get kicked out of this state. I have let the fellow Arkansans down

zdw0986
2
4 days ago

I actually live in Texas but have family in Arkansas and have spent a ton of time there.

Percy_Q_Weathersby
2
4 days ago

Visited the buffalo river a couple years ago and fell in love with that area. So gorgeous.

adrianalimandri
2
4 days ago

I'm from Hot Springs, AR and I can deff agree that it's a overlooked state. My hometown is called a National Valley. As in surrounded by trees and mountains, rivers and lakes. Whenever someone makes fun of my state I just like to tell myself they don't know what they are missing.

FarrellBarrell4397
2
4 days ago

NGL I thought most of the Midwest was just empty and flat, I didn’t even know Arkansas had hills. I just moved from Long Island, NY (hilly) to eastern shore of Virginia (flat and shit). Should go traveling that way sometime but I focus on Europe, maybe one day.

RusticSurgery
2
4 days ago

The Ozarks...sooo beautiful.

horsechesscheckers
2
4 days ago

Hey man, let's keep it our little secret.

sbroll
1
4 days ago

I'm from Minnesota, legit had no idea there were pretty parts in Arkansas

NoMercyNovak
1
4 days ago

Can second that! Grew up in Illinois but drove through all of Arkansas and was blown away! Nothing like I had pictured in my head!

SporkTheDork
1
4 days ago

Former Texan that did a lot of camping in Arkansas state parks.

Totally agree. Whenever we would tell stories about how awesome this park or that park was, our friends were like "Really? Arkansas?".

Yep. Really.

positivek38
1
4 days ago

Looks like good camping territory and probably not as hot as where I’m from!

rake2204
1
4 days ago

Glad to hear this. I've been pushing an Arkansas road trip on my girlfriend for a few years now. It's the one non-Alaskan state west of the Mississippi that we've never been to.

Might be a stupid question but how are things down there in the first week of April? I thought it'd be a fun Spring Break trip.

jacksabeast8
2
4 days ago

First week of April can honestly be any type of conditions here. Typically though I’d say it’s 60’s or 70’s and sunny like 4/5 days a week and rain 2/3 days a week. Everything is mostly green in the beginning of April or close to it so that’s nice.

rake2204
2
4 days ago

Sounds delightful to me, particularly compared to what Michigan’s usually dealing with that time of year.

Fluffyski
1
4 days ago

I went to college in Russellville, AR and it is beautiful there. The Ozarks are amazing. I was also told that a lot of older people try to make Arkansas sound like a bad place to live so people don't move there.

Eminemloverrrrr
1
4 days ago

I seriously had no idea Arkansas had anything like this pic. I’m from Wa state. Idk why I’m telling u since u asked the last commenter where they are from not me

jacksabeast8
1
4 days ago

I’d ask where ya from but you already answered my question ;)

Eminemloverrrrr
2
4 days ago

I just knew you’d ask ;)

Dirtsamwich
1
4 days ago

SHHHHHHHH

deadtime68
27
4 days ago

Arkansas has a tiny population compared to its neighbors. It's an amazing state, filled with the kindest people.

naan_gmo
1
4 days ago

Kindest people- if you’re white. Many Arkansans, especially outside of NW Arkansas, are super racist. It is a beautiful place though!

Edit: for those downvoting me.. here are a couple links on racist billboards and a piece on “sundown towns” . I didn’t post the comment to hate on the state- I lived there for many years and it’s a beautiful place. It can also be super racist!

joshclay
16
4 days ago

You're getting downvoted because you're cherry picking anecdotal stories that represent a tiny fraction of assholes in the state. I guess we should label Pennsylvania a place friendly only to whites now?

https://www.newsweek.com/racist-billboard-caused-sunoco-cut-ties-isnt-representative-pennsylvania-1378629

apmrage
3
4 days ago

Pennsylvania outside the major cities is like Arkansas

joshclay
3
4 days ago

I'm sure it is. Its the same outside Arkansas cities. It's the same with New York and New Jersey and even gasp California. It's called rural America and Arkansas doesn't have a monopoly on rural areas.

But notice how every time those states are mentioned someone doesn't show up to talk about how the state is only friendly to white folks?

deadtime68
3
4 days ago

true. I lived in Mountain Home for 2 years, like a paradise to me (without the money). There just wasnt any people of color in the entire county for me to experience any racism, and the subject never came up - honest. I worked construction and because of the pay and tough conditions we had many employees, and not one ever expressed any racist view. I saw the KKK flags on the flag poles of rich and poor houses, saw the 'this section of highway sponsored by the KKK" in the next county to the west, but I never once experienced any racism.

stormy_llewellyn
1
4 days ago

I'm from that area. Definitely mostly white, but also mostly friendly!

SpeakInMyPms
4
4 days ago

They hated him because he spoke the truth

BadCryptoQuestions
2
4 days ago

The culture is a lot more receptive than it used to be even a decade ago. 10 years ago, I remember stopping in a old diner in Concorde, Arkansas; About 15 minutes outside of Heber Springs. They still had the old-school pin board for advertisements. Many of them were cards and literature for the KKK, and a "better White America". Its definitely sickening to see it, but at least the banana split was good while playing pool.

Racist environment - 9/10

Food - 9/10

Pool tables and arcade - 10/10

But you can imagine what happened to that diner. The old and archaic ideology takes a greater toll. That diner stayed open for decades and was a staple to the town. Now, it is nothing more than an empty old building.

fortysixandtool462
27
4 days ago

Im a truck driver in the US. Im from texas but have been all up and down the the mid states. Nebraska gets a lot of shit, but if you drive west through nebraska it really is beautiful. You can drive 300 mile west on highway 80 and never see a giant city or tall buildings.

It was a really amazing piece of americana hitting some of those small towns and really sweet humble people.

smithmd88
15
4 days ago

Believe it or not, there are parts of Arizona that look like this. Most people assume that Arizona is nothing more than a hot desert, when in reality it has large lush forests, mountains, and the 2nd most snowiest city in America.

Chaoschillin
10
4 days ago

Arizona forests are pine, up around Flagstaff etc, not the hardwood types like the Ozarks.

smithmd88
5
4 days ago

I wasnt comparing the trees themselves, I was talking about how lush and green Arizona is compared to what many people think of when they talk about Arizona.

Eminemloverrrrr
2
4 days ago

Also, many people think Wa state is all green and rainforesty, while some parts of Eastern Wa have deserts and get feet of snow in the winter!

Eminemloverrrrr
1
4 days ago

TIL!

TjPshine
3
4 days ago

There are uncountable numbers of US highways where if you just go 300 feet off the road you're treading where no human has walked in millenia, possibly forever.

I love travelling, but I could spend my entire life just travelling around the states and I would still want to see more.

dmv1975
3
4 days ago

If you ever visit, bring your camera and I will show you some places.

-ManifestDestiny-
2
4 days ago

Even in the state of California where I grew up (the largest state with over 30 million people) over 45% of the land is federally or state protected natural environment. Mountains, rivers, and forest cover the state but most people just think of bustling cities and beaches. Come visit the woods I’ll show you around ;)

bejazzle
2
4 days ago

You should definitely visit Australia... almost the same landmass but only 25mil people instead of over 300mil

Cham-Clowder
2
4 days ago

If you ever want travel advice for the Pacific Northwest pm me

mrbosey
2
4 days ago

Have to agree here. Love the nature here on my hometurf, but everything looks just so grandiose in the States & Canada. Never before this have I seen a pic from Arkansas, and even there the nature looks this amazing

Diddlesmagicfiddles
1
4 days ago

and i have to say that reddit has helped changed my mind!

nasalepistaxis
1
4 days ago

Depending of the season though there can be tons of ticks.

spider_84
1
4 days ago

What about bears and stuff?

guitarmanEG140
155
4 days ago

Petit Jean?

dmv1975
82
4 days ago

Bingo

guitarmanEG140
30
4 days ago

ah, one of our favorite places. My kids love it because even though its not that tall there is such a wonderland of rocks to climb and explore, along with waterfalls and creeks. So many cool things in one place.

bcgibbs
13
4 days ago

How's the waterfall right now?

Pseudo-Intellect
13
4 days ago

Was there yesterday after a nasty amount of rain. It was going hard.

dmv1975
9
4 days ago

I haven’t been down to it lately. Being old and fat makes it a tough thing. I will save up some energy and walk down there before too long.

bcgibbs
2
4 days ago

There's a pretty nice overlook too if I recall correctly

the_helping_handz
2
4 days ago

Amazing pic. See so many of these on here, this is an absolute stand out 🏆⭐️💐

kan3abl3
1
4 days ago

I got really lucky my first trip there and it was the heaviest waterfall I've seen there. It would have been around this time of year probably 9 or 10 years ago. Still one of my favorite places to hike.

Ksjones8011
11
4 days ago

Hit tip for visitors: it’s pronounced Petty Gene not Petit Jean. We know it’s stupid but that’s how it is.

CobaltCoon
3
4 days ago

Miss all the places in Arkansas. Moved up north and the closest wilderness here is always full of people because of the city an hour away. In Arkansas, running into others on a trail was incredibly infrequent.

old_couches
2
4 days ago

Hah! I go there all the time! It’s nice seeing a place a I know mentioned on the internet!

GimmeTwo
1
4 days ago

Camped and hiked there a bunch growing up. Love that little car museum.

ribsforbreakfast
96
4 days ago

I lived in AR for a short period of time, once you get west of Little Rock it gets so pretty. I was definitely surprised by how clear the rivers and lakes were (especially the buffalo river). I still think the eastern part of the state (at least in I40 between LR and Memphis) is gross though.

Smugg-Fruit
39
4 days ago

River Valley and the Ozarks are definitely the nicest parts of Arkansas.

FloatyPotatoes
16
4 days ago

Spent the first 16 years of my life roaming through the river valley and Ozarks, splashing through the buffalo. I miss home so much!

comrade16
20
4 days ago

South west of LR you run into the Oachita mountains. Not quite as scenic as the Ozarks but still good and there are some pretty areas in East Arkansas if you enjoy bayous or ox bow lakes.

ZachMatthews
7
4 days ago

Or ducks. I'm from Rogers but the swamps around Stuttgart have their own kind of beauty.

[deleted]
17
4 days ago

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ribsforbreakfast
2
4 days ago

I moved back east recently, so that’s at least one less person for ya

Rads4Life
81
4 days ago

TIL Arkansas might be worth visiting. Beautiful!

jacksabeast8
44
4 days ago

Absolutely is, it’s a hidden secret.

FreeGuacamole
15
4 days ago

Not anymore it's not!

ZachMatthews
16
4 days ago

The Natural State has a lot of nature.

Used to be The Bear State. Arkansans are pretty literal so we had to, err, change that one...

ThumYorky
10
4 days ago

A few years ago I lost my job suddenly so I took a short trip to Magazine Mountain (tallest point in the state).

The top of that mountain at sunset in the summer is one of the most serene places I've ever been to. It was a very painful point in my life, and sitting there in the sun and the fresh air filled with the smell of wildflowers, I was awash with calm.

I grabbed this pic of a guy doing yoga (with his permission of course) on one of the lookouts.

jacksabeast8
1
4 days ago

That’s a great picture, thanks for sharing. Looks so damn peaceful. That’s the greatest thing about the outdoors in my opinion, how it just washes away anything you have going on in your life. Whether it’s stress, fear, relationship issues, or anything else, when your out in the middle of nowhere it’s impossible not to be at peace.

jacksabeast8
1
4 days ago

Also hope everything is going better for you too

Apophilius
18
4 days ago

River trail and pinnacle mountain in Little Rock

Ozarks in NW

Petit Jean in west central

I moved out of state some years ago, and I yearn for home because I grew up going outdoors so often.

will-reddit-for-food
9
4 days ago

Do they not have outside where you live now?

Apophilius
8
4 days ago

Outside is relentlessly depressing where I live now (comparatively, I was spoiled).

Freelancer47
5
4 days ago

I live in the Chicagoland area. Interesting, peculiar, & nuanced architecture abound!

But outdoors? All I hear people talk about is "Starved Rock". I miss the Pacific Northwest, and have been looking at places south simply because of the better weather conditions. I guess AKAR is on the list now.

Edit: I am an abbreviation failure.

Pitch_forks
6
4 days ago

AK is definitely not south. But yeah, AR is pretty great ;) If you have balls, you will sweat them off in Arkansas, though.

Freelancer47
2
4 days ago

AK is definitely not south

Doh!

owenmpowell
3
4 days ago

Go a couple hours south into the Shawnee Hills of Illinois when you got the time. Very pretty scenery!

trishaholic
10
4 days ago

My family moved from central Arkansas (only about 20 min from where this picture is) to Utah when I was a kid. As much as I adore all the beautiful places you can visit in Utah, there are definitely times I miss Arkansas. Whenever I go back I remember how incredibly green everything is. Also lightning bugs, we don't have those here.

runswellwscissors
3
4 days ago

They were almost completely gone for several years. They seem to be making a come back though.

TolstoysMyHomeboy
4
4 days ago

You forgot the best one - the Buffalo

disposable_h3r0
4
4 days ago

Ozark Highlands trail and Ouachita trail are great for backpacking. They're just nice trails that don't attract much attention.

SinisterPTraum
3
4 days ago

Definitely is. Did a 9 day road trip through the Ozarks. Very beautiful. Didn't always feel comfortable by myself in some of the hillbilly towns.

speakingofsandwich
5
4 days ago

Its okay to feel that though. As an arkansas native, i can say we all feel unsafe by ourselves in those hillbilly towns.

ZachMatthews
3
4 days ago

Huntsville, Harrison, Jasper, or all of the above?

jrossisaboss
2
4 days ago

Absolutely should come here if you like to hike!

WifeofBathSalts
59
4 days ago

Y’all, stop telling everyone how good we have it here!!

Don’t listen to them...we’re all shoeless hillbillies and everything is definitely not beautiful!!

kforpres
41
4 days ago

So true. It's terrible here. But if you are going to come to Arkansas... Go to Pine Bluff, it's the best.

/s

Charles_Stover
33
4 days ago

This is a funny joke and all, but for the safety of the reader, don't go to Pine Bluff.

WifeofBathSalts
9
4 days ago

Yes. Do that. Pine Bluff is fan-tastic!

ZachMatthews
13
4 days ago

Pine Bluff is so nice they didn't even bother to repair it after the Civil War. Felt it would have been too much of an upgrade for people to take...

trenttrent94
5
4 days ago

After that hit up Harrison and bump some of those whites only radio jams !

Alliekat1282
3
4 days ago

I laughed so hard at this.

prophetjohn
1
4 days ago

shoeless hillbillies

As someone from MO, I regret to inform you, this isn’t the dominant stereotype.

SuttonScowl
48
4 days ago

Shhh 🤫

ZootZephyr
13
4 days ago

Exactly.

librlman
39
4 days ago

They're taking the hobbits to Little Rock!

dmv1975
8
4 days ago

You got a chuckle out of me.

LoudMusic
30
4 days ago

This is a highly emotional picture for me. This is near the spot where I proposed to my wife (at sunset 15 years ago). It's also where we spread the ashes of our fur babies.

Arkansas is a far more appealing state than many people give it credit for.

oleboogerhays
21
4 days ago

This how I prefer Arkansas. Through my screen. Last time I was in Arkansas I was at fort Chaffee and the coldest it ever got was 95 around 1AM and the humidity was mind boggling. I got over 120 mosquito bites on my hands after a night near the river. Lots of beauty to be had, but you gotta get some major swamp ass to enjoy it.

NeonHowler
11
4 days ago

Summer here is hell. Fall and Spring are when you want to visit.

dmv1975
4
4 days ago

This made me chuckle.

divineslasher
19
4 days ago

Sometimes I wish I never left Arkansas. Miami fucking sucks.

Monistico
9
4 days ago

Im glad I left Miami

timecop2049
5
4 days ago

Me too

What a shithole

cohampton
16
4 days ago

Born and raised in Arkansas. I love that it is still not very popular. All to ourselves!

sudzwithaz
17
4 days ago

If I’m not mistaken, this is Petit Jean State Park

dmv1975
11
4 days ago

You are not mistaken.

sudzwithaz
5
4 days ago

I figured not. I’ve taken a picture of that valley many times. Quality trail

broncosmang
12
4 days ago

Middle Arkansas. Middle earth. What is it with middle places being so damn wonderful

joeph0to
11
4 days ago

Is this near Hawksbill Crag? I live in MO, I love Arkansas!

dmv1975
19
4 days ago

Petit Jean

biggun79
6
4 days ago

Go check out Steele creek near Ponca

penny_life
11
4 days ago

Is this recent? Is the weather like this over there right now? Might fly out in a week if so.

dmv1975
20
4 days ago

I took this picture Friday. Then it rained like crazy on Saturday, then by Sunday evening it was back to sunny. It's sunny today. We have a wide spectrum of weather in this week's forecast.

penny_life
4
4 days ago

Cool, thank you for the response!

emaw_yo
3
4 days ago

I thought this photo might have been from Friday! I was there Friday for sunset as well. I was the guy with the obnoxiously loud motorcycle, haha. I almost went up and talked to you, but you looked like you were in the zone. Here's the photo I got from my iPhone. I'll have to bring my DSLR next time!

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

Nice, I was going to say something but you looked in the zone too😄

emaw_yo
2
4 days ago

Haha, this is true. Such a great sunset. I’m surprised more people weren’t up there. Definitely one of my favorite spots in the state!

jacksabeast8
7
4 days ago

Not OP, but live in Arkansas. Don’t know when this was taken, but the trees have basically all greened up here at this point. We had pretty bad weather Saturday but besides that it’s been gorgeous the last few weeks. Mostly 70’s and low 80’s with plenty of sunshine

penny_life
2
4 days ago

Thank you! Sounds tempting, but it looks like there's about a 40% chance of thunderstorm any given day for the next couple of weeks. Not sure if I'm willing to risk that on a hiking trip.

squidz0rz
7
4 days ago

It's Arkansas. Don't like the weather? Wait a couple days.

ZootZephyr
4
4 days ago

Also in Arkansas. My best hikes have been with rainfall and just before or after storms. Nothing compares.

jmello
4
4 days ago

Bring a jacket, keep your phone handy, and be aware of flash floods if there are any water crossings. You’ll be fine. Some of my favorite hikes have had an hour long nap while it rained, thanks to my hammock and tarp.

wworqdui
1
4 days ago

Been going there twice a week for a while now, the weather has been great when it isn't raining.

wahnsin
11
4 days ago

Ah, the majesty of Middle Arkansas. You finally got that problem with Sauron and his orc army under control then?

brandothedrummer
9
4 days ago

Is Arkansas a safe place to travel as a brown skin Latino?

afcujstrick
18
4 days ago

Yes

joshclay
17
4 days ago

Jesus Christ do people really think there's a single state in this country not safe traveling to because of your skin color? Stop gobbling down sensationalist bullshit.

backonmybullshh
8
4 days ago

Indian who grew up in Texas here. Trust me, plenty of shit exists in some states to make people of color feel uncomfortable

joshclay
6
4 days ago

Including Texas and literally every other state in the country. That's my point. But there is no reason why any person of color should ask if it's safe to go to any state in America. That's just fucking ridiculous.

[deleted]
1
4 days ago

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joshclay
2
4 days ago

OMG! How do those Latin Americans survive there? I figured all the local whites would've murdered them all dead by now. /s

jmello
15
4 days ago

Not sure if this is still accurate, but at one point (2006-ish), Springdale, AR had the highest percentage Hispanic population of any state that isn’t contiguous with Mexico. Excellent tacos and pupusas, and the horchata flows like water.

squidz0rz
7
4 days ago

It's still super Hispanic. Tons of Marshallese people too.

thepancake
2
4 days ago

I think De Queen has passed Springdale percentage wise but it’s definitely still up there last I visited. I miss moving away. I’d beat someone with a stick for a good pupusa and some agua de tamarindo

DripSZN--
1
4 days ago

What about Hialeah, FL? Population is 200,000+ and it is 95% Hispanic

DelMaximum
13
4 days ago

Yes, just don't be black in Harrison. Most racist town in America, Harrison.

Ill111llI
3
4 days ago

Can't be stressed enough. Fuck Harrison

[deleted]
1
4 days ago

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jacksabeast8
13
4 days ago

Absolutely. Northwest Arkansas in particular is very diverse as it’s home to Walmart and loads of other companies who employ all types of people

Charles_Stover
3
4 days ago

Northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville) is also home to the University of Arkansas, which attracts progressive college students of diverse cultural backgrounds.

stormy_llewellyn
5
4 days ago

Y'all the reason we have so much good Mexican food!

jonjefmarsjames
3
4 days ago

Brown skin Latinos make up a good portion of our population. So you'll be fine as long as you don't take some back road into a swamp and run up on some crazy redneck's shack.

apmrage
0
4 days ago

See it’s comments like this that make me wary. If I were to come to Arkansas it wouldn’t be to visit cities but to visit some backwoods nature. 😕

jonjefmarsjames
3
4 days ago

It's really not something to worry about. You almost have to be actively trying to find something like that. They're usually in the places you wouldn't want to see, anyway.

ZachMatthews
2
4 days ago

Definitely, and in NWA you will meet many compadres who do very well. And a lot of them seem to own chains of excellent restaurants.

Rogers HS was 30% Hispanic by the time I graduated in '99.

Luftwaffle327
2
4 days ago

Arkansas has a bunch of black people so I don't think people will care much.

NeonHowler
2
4 days ago

Western Arkansas is very diverse. I’m a Latino living here and there’s enough of us that White people are used to us.

Darth_Cosmos
9
4 days ago

Had no idea Arkansas was so filled with vegetation

squidz0rz
10
4 days ago

Outside of the metropolitan areas, it's nothing but trees and mountains. Very green state.

stormy_llewellyn
3
4 days ago

Literally a tree covered state!

Charles_Stover
2
4 days ago

It's called The Natural State for a reason.

woodamnpig
8
4 days ago

woo damn pig

woopigsoooiee
2
4 days ago

woo pig sooiie

Ki_spinal
7
4 days ago

Beauty. I feel so bad for saying Arr-Kansas now.

allenisbig
30
4 days ago

In case you didn’t know, Arkansas was actually established before Kansas was. So really they should be asking why isn’t Kansas pronounced “Kan-Saw”

ZachMatthews
2
4 days ago

Found Les Miles's alt.

Notorious_GlB
8
4 days ago

Highway 7 from Dover to Jasper is such a beautiful drive. You get to see the “Grand Canyon of Arkansas” and it’s pretty breathtaking.

Also forget which highway it is, but the roads around Mulberry Mountain are beautiful as well.

Just be careful on them because they’re all very curvy and steep.

Here’s a couple pictures from Highway 7 I took not that long ago.

Highway 7 Scenic Outlook Pics

ZachMatthews
3
4 days ago

Mulberry Mountain is on the Pig Trail between Ozark and Combs, Arkansas.

LightningWombat
1
4 days ago

It's amazing, I literally took that drive yesterday.

ljout
7
4 days ago

Eagle rock loop?

dmv1975
9
4 days ago

Petit Jean

ilikeyou69
5
4 days ago

I was just wondering what Arkansas looks like earlier today. It's the one state that I've never really known what it's like. This looks like the landscape from lord of the rings with the big elephants.

globetrotter1319
6
4 days ago

I love Petit Jean! I used to go there at least twice a summer as a kid. I moved to Colorado a few years ago, and I’m loving it here, but this just really made me miss home. Amazing photo!

motopappy
6
4 days ago

Ozark country has some of the best scenery in the country.

GiveEmHellDannyBoy11
4
4 days ago

Holy shit. Seriously. Absolutely amazing.

dferd777
5
4 days ago

Can't fool me, that's Wakanda.

pattycakesor
5
4 days ago

Man, I am really missing home now. Mt. Magazine has a view very similar to this.

Phoenyxoldgoat
3
4 days ago

Mount Magazine is underrated, even within Arkansas. It’s one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been, and I’ve traveled to all 50 states.

pattycakesor
1
4 days ago

It truly is a magnificent place. It has an unforgettable view of the valley below.

Brianm1208
6
4 days ago

Proud to be from Arkansas!!!

TracyFacy
6
4 days ago

This looks like BOTW

BadCryptoQuestions
2
4 days ago

It is a Breath of the Wild. Wait til you pass the chicken houses. :D

The4estMaster
5
4 days ago

Went camping in petit jean last year, the entire experience was great. Worst part was waking up to the park ranger telling us we couldn’t camp on the very edge next to the wired gates lol.

BirddogThe
4
4 days ago

This looks JUST like the setting from that scene in True Detective Season 3 when Hayes is talking to Hoyt

kforpres
2
4 days ago

That scene is filmed up in the Ozarks. (Don't want to drop the name because it's a nice little under the radar gem)

Katherine___
2
4 days ago

Arkansan here.

Bless you.

kforpres
2
4 days ago

From Arkansan to Arkansan:

You're welcome friend.

dmv1975
1
4 days ago

I haven’t seen that but now I will have to watch it.

BumbleBLR
5
4 days ago

As an Arkansan, I can attest to its natural beauty. Plenty to go around. One interesting thing about this state (and others, to be fair) is the diversity of different landscapes you can find.

I’m from the Ozarks and it’s a lot like this. Gorgeous scenery. I live in northeast Arkansas now, though, and aside from Crowley’s Ridge, it’s super flat because it’s the Mississippi alluvial plain.

Chaoschillin
2
4 days ago

As a local can you tell me what is the most charming quaint little town in AR that has a good walkable street with food and local shops? I live outside of Fredericksburg here in Texas (Hill Country/Wine Country), anything similar there?

Phoenyxoldgoat
12
4 days ago

Eureka Springs, without a doubt.

d-killinger
3
4 days ago

Yes, this. One of my favorite places. The historic loop is very walkable, hilly, but walkable.

-1plus1plus2plus1-
4
4 days ago

This was going to be my answer. Eureka is like walking into a fairy tale

AustinB_
5
4 days ago

Then head down to Cave City in the summer for some heavenly watermelon!

-1plus1plus2plus1-
2
4 days ago

Absolutely. My family lives like 20 miles away, but I have friends who will travel 100 miles for a Cave City melon. Totally worth it.

BumbleBLR
6
4 days ago

The tricky thing about most small towns I’ve been in around here is that they’re SOOOO car/truck focused. Very little is walkable. Low population means people can have plenty of space. Cities can be walkable, but that’s not small and quaint. Although our idea of a big city probably isn’t as bad as most other places. I live in a town of 27,000. I could walk to some places, but it’s hardly convenient. You might like the Fayetteville area or Hot Springs. They’ve got decent stuff you can park in one place and walk to. I love Hot Springs.

ChoiceD
4
4 days ago

Fayetteville has lots of walking and biking trails.

ZachMatthews
3
4 days ago

It's Eureka Springs for sure.

TheMachoManOhYeah
3
4 days ago

Eureka Springs for sure.

ZachMatthews
1
4 days ago

Really fascinating local Indian history there though. But for deSoto, NE Arkansas would have had a burgeoning independent state at least on the level of the Mayans by the time the rest of the white people got there.

nblckk1
4
4 days ago

Lived in Bentonville AR for 15 years and just moved to OBX. Bentonville was a very nice city. The Downtown is extremely nice.

BadCryptoQuestions
1
4 days ago

Nice.

Walmartville. Lol.

corruptspectre8
3
4 days ago

Arkansas is a beautiful state, and I wish I can travel around here more often in the future, as I live in the Ozark region

McBork
5
4 days ago

Arkansas looks like this? Holy shit. When I went to Searcy I never saw anything close to the

BadCryptoQuestions
3
4 days ago

I heard Searcy is also known as Crystal Rock.

TheMachoManOhYeah
3
4 days ago

Searcy isn't a great place.

Alliekat1282
3
4 days ago

Searcy is one of the worst places in Arkansas. I’m sorry that’s all you saw.

safan12
2
4 days ago

West/northwest Arkansas is the place to be. The further east and south you go, the shittier it gets.

jang0
4
4 days ago

Arkansan here... This state never ceases to amaze me. Where abouts is this?

dmv1975
1
4 days ago

Petit Jean

jang0
2
4 days ago

Awesome, I love that area. I can't believe I didn't recognize it.

happinessintensifies
3
4 days ago

This is gorgeous

wikhtxreiy
3
4 days ago

I was an exchange student in LR a while ago and this is one of the first places my host family showed me. It is absolutely stunning. I'm always happy to see Arkansas on this sub.

ZachMatthews
1
4 days ago

Where are you from originally?

wikhtxreiy
2
4 days ago

Germany. I've been coming back every chance I get.

TheCockKnight
3
4 days ago

Damn, I wouldn’t mind being propped up against that tree to die

RidgeBoyGenius
3
4 days ago

Fantastic shot.

FloatyPotatoes
3
4 days ago

Damn this makes me homesick.

endofthegame
3
4 days ago

Hey OP can I use this pic as my background on my phone?

dmv1975
3
4 days ago

Sure :)

Shrimmmmmm
2
4 days ago

Can I also have permission to use it as my phone background?

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

Sure :)

endofthegame
2
4 days ago

Awesome thank you :)

TheMightyTian
3
4 days ago

This pic made me teary. Havent been back to Arkansas in a few years.

lukiacostello
3
4 days ago

Beautiful

4restGump
3
4 days ago

The worst part about this picture is that it’s to big to fit my iPhone XR background.

muny-r
3
4 days ago

God bless America

Mootsy101
3
4 days ago

Zelda breath of the wild 2

D_dottt
3
4 days ago

What a beautiful capture!

IFucksWitU
3
4 days ago

Damn never knew Arkansas got some nature going on, would have never thought this was that state.

dmv1975
1
4 days ago

Our nickname is "The Natural State."

themanje
3
4 days ago

Arkansas is a beautiful state and so underrated. One of my most memorable vacations was on a rock climbing trip in the Ozarks during Autumn. We need more Arkansas pics on Earth Porn.

drumair01
3
4 days ago

I was conceived in England and born in Little Rock :)

Gaynbow
3
4 days ago

Arkansas is amazing

adrianalimandri
3
4 days ago

Top of Pinnacle Mountain Little Rock, AR https://imgur.com/gallery/OGRP0eL

Can we share more photos of our beautiful state? Here's one I took a few years ago on top of Pinnacle Mountain

woxihuantrumpu
3
4 days ago

We call it central* Arkansas.

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

I was going for an allusion to Middle Earth.

hep632
3
4 days ago

Thanks for this! I definitely suffer from the idea that the central Midwest is just brown and flat. So great to have a different picture in my mental library.

Harko3030
2
4 days ago

Nice! No matter what other glaring faults the state has, I will always appreciate Arkansas for giving me the best shrimp and grits I've ever had

guitarmanEG140
6
4 days ago

You probably should visit New Orleans then... Its been my experience that Arkansas does not do creole food well. My favorite thing about Arkansas is the topography.

Harko3030
3
4 days ago

Ah I have! Amazing food! The woman who ran this cafe in Arkansas really knew what she was doing

guitarmanEG140
1
4 days ago

Whats the name and where? I travel to Arkansas for fun and hiking on the regular. I'd like to visit this place.

Harko3030
1
4 days ago

I don't remember =(

We stopped for dinner when I was moving back to NM from NC and got back on the road. All I remember is that it was in the Little Rock area because that was the milestone we picked for stopping and because it had the best access to restaurants

stellacampus
1
4 days ago

Maddie's Place in Little Rock is the classic IMO.

AnhNguyenTran
2
4 days ago

Nice shot. Including lots of nuances of nature.

thelmeister
2
4 days ago

I believe this is from Mt Nebo

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

Petit Jean

carlleetabobita
2
4 days ago

Love the atmosphere

SmashinAsh23
2
4 days ago

Not gonna lie, when I was reading the title my brain went 'Middle Earth' instead of 'Middle Arkansas'. And then I saw the picture and went 'eh, same thing?'

Beautiful landscape for sure!

toooadi
2
4 days ago

Beautiful

grumflick
2
4 days ago

I love this so much

stevman32
2
4 days ago

Damn.

sharpei90
2
4 days ago

That’s gorgeous!

Shazzad68
2
4 days ago

Nice

Msewall7
2
4 days ago

That is very pretty.

bowgodez
2
4 days ago

Beautiful ❤️

TheLightningCount1
2
4 days ago

Is that mount Nebo?

dmv1975
1
4 days ago

Petit Jean

santlegoandres
2
4 days ago

Love that photo! I took this photo in Whistler, Canada https://imgur.com/a/Vd3WP5x

txt214
2
4 days ago

Nice shot !!!

taleofbenji
2
4 days ago

What do you think of Kansans who pronounce it the "Are Kansas" river?

dmv1975
6
4 days ago

I don't think of them at all.

kforpres
3
4 days ago

Jealous that they live in the wrong state

TravelerRain123
1
4 days ago

OMG MY FRIEND IS FROM THERE OMGOMGOMG

TLSCalamity
2
4 days ago

I visited Fayetteville Arkansas a few years ago and it was one of the coolest, most beautiful places I've ever been

ChoiceD
1
4 days ago

I've lived in Fayetteville since '97. Still love it here.

TheBottomOfTheTop
2
4 days ago

I like the composition of this picture and the part where it's not overprocessed. I actually feel like I'm there.

cvanims
2
4 days ago

Wow, Breath of the Wild looks better than I remember.

SB858
2
4 days ago

Nice

moresnowplease
2
4 days ago

This is why I tell people there is beauty everywhere when they complain about going somewhere that doesn’t sound appealing! Gorgeous photo!!

MoNsTeR-BONE
2
4 days ago

You should check out Eureka Springs in NW Arkansas. Very nice old buildings like the Crescent Hotel. Springs everywhere.

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

I haven’t been there in a long time. I should go back some time.

Smesmerize
2
4 days ago

Home!

Vaibanez777
2
4 days ago

Where was this taken? What region or AR? I'm planning a motorcycle camping trip soon, from Springfield MO.

dmv1975
1
4 days ago

Petit Jean State Park

Vaibanez777
2
4 days ago

Thank you!

john_jony
2
4 days ago

what is the location of this place ? i mean where in arkansas .. an approximate google maps link or gps coords could also do

dmv1975
1
4 days ago

Petit Jean State Park

john_jony
2
4 days ago

great! thanks!

_99problems
2
4 days ago

Was this in True Detectives?

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

Someone else mentioned that. I've never seen the show, but I am kind of interested in watching it now.

jduph
2
4 days ago

Thank you kind stranger for the beautiful wallpaper. I will think of you everytime I unlock my phone.

dmv1975
3
4 days ago

My pleasure

kootaroo
2
4 days ago

I live near here. But from this perspective it looks like Breath of the Wild.

MrMichaelpants
2
4 days ago

Middle Arkansas? I didn’t even know where that state was in the US for a while, now they’re dividing it up in sections? Smh stuff getting too complicated.

drumair01
2
4 days ago

Beautiful

Catcatcatastrophe
2
4 days ago

I remember driving through Arkansas and being astonished at the number of magnificent raptors flying around. Very underrated birding opportunities

pistachiobook
2
4 days ago

North Texan here. I prefer Arkansas since the closest thing to scenery here is Broken Bow. I did Eagle Rock Loop last year and it was awesome.

sweatyalpaca26
2
4 days ago

Aww man that makes me so happy to see this picture. I can tell you the exact spot this was taken. I grew up here and now living in southern Louisiana, I get incredibly homesick for any kind of elevation.

Taintly_Manspread
2
4 days ago

This is a pretty beautiful world.

ghostatron
2
4 days ago

I have camped up there many times! Flat side wilderness is the best, especially the Ozark trails running through there. The waterfalls and swimming holes farther down the dirt road are the best.

Ropett
2
4 days ago

I am still confusion

savy_Kam
2
4 days ago

It's definitely a great sight

ButtMunchyy
2
4 days ago

Looks like the intro to this weird scifi documentary depicting what life or the environment is like in other worlds.

Shit is cosmic, baby.

mora82
2
4 days ago

So Wakanda is in Arkansas?!

Eimilly
2
4 days ago

Ooh beautifull places👌🏼

raspek
2
4 days ago

Looks amazing on my s10. Gorgeous picture

waveolimes
2
4 days ago

This is beautiful!

RomeoWhiskey
2
4 days ago

That's a phone wallpaper if I ever saw one.

thefraudelentlife
2
4 days ago

Love this picture!

Infernoinit12
2
4 days ago

I am confusion...America Explain

MeMa101
2
4 days ago

Such a great, emotional picture. Thank you.

Conquerors_Quill
2
4 days ago

Hey! I live there, when is that at?

mindhead1
2
4 days ago

Thanks for the new wallpapers on my Galaxy S10. The dark branches in the top right of the picture align perfectly with the front camera obscuring the hole in the screen.

rtaliaferro
2
4 days ago

Forget what the naysayers say about the south, our south is one of the most beautiful places! I was born right next door in Tennessee, live in LA now.

Breezy1010
2
4 days ago

This is one of my favorite pictures from the petit jean lookout at sunrise. That’s me standing out on the rocks. Very dark picture unfortunately but great memory

https://imgur.com/gallery/sLqO8Zx

LivinginthePit
2
4 days ago

Thought it said Middle Earth

merpancake
2
4 days ago

Pretty sure you meant, Sunset in Middle Earth. Beautiful shot!

JustOneMoreMile
2
4 days ago

My home state makes Earth Porn!

CrownKing2005
2
4 days ago

I live in arkansas

risfun
2
4 days ago

Makes me nostalgic!

rlndeep
2
4 days ago

Great picture!

fozz05
2
4 days ago

I’ve been all over but grew up in Arkansas. I have two songs I’ve written for my home state that I love:

https://soundcloud.com/forrest-collins/arkansas

https://soundcloud.com/forrest-collins/3-deckhand

OlliverNelson
2
4 days ago

Where in Arkansas? I live in Arkansas and id love to visit here.

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

Petit Jean

Vuh_ness_auhh
2
4 days ago

Home ❤️

Apocalypse487x
2
4 days ago

Can't wait for the Brontosaurus to come up and grab some branches.

BirthControlBaby
2
4 days ago

Beautiful sight! When I visited my dad last year near Lamar, Arkansas, I seen a similar view! I’d comment it if I knew how on Reddit.

gdimstilldrunk
2
4 days ago

F'n a cotton Arkansas is a very underrated state

turbo_moose
2
4 days ago

I miss the south so much.

CorgiSplooting
2
4 days ago

Grew up in the Ozarks... don’t remember that!

SqueezeBoxx
2
4 days ago

This is exquisite absolutely beautiful!

LazyPasse
2
4 days ago

is this Petit Jean?

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

Yes

s_team7
2
4 days ago

As a native of Tennessee, I moved here permanently after attending UofA and it’s been one of my best decisions.

smudgepost
2
4 days ago

That's just beautiful

Maestro_Lama
2
4 days ago

I'm a simple man. I see Arkansas on reddit, I upvote. Pictures like this make me so damn homesick.

Im_the_dude_
2
4 days ago

I can feel the humidity from 900 miles away. Grew up there, miss the pretty parts, but I like my dry western air now.

agentjenning
2
4 days ago

Is this Elder Scrolls VI: Arkansas?

farhantahmid007
2
4 days ago

What device did you use?

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

Nikon D3300

Breeze_28
2
4 days ago

Land before time :)

47bananas
2
4 days ago

Hello from Little Rock! Great photo!!!

LentFauna
2
4 days ago

Oohh waohw, do this how is all America look?

amc1519
2
4 days ago

Real life opening to BOTW.

gamez4reak
2
4 days ago

I grew up in the Ozarks... I miss it so much it hurts. Oh well, Nebraska for another 15 years, go Air Force

Coach___b
2
4 days ago

Is this Whitaker point but from the other side?

anandsiddharth
2
4 days ago

😍😍😍😍

AppleCiider
2
4 days ago

Fuck i love nature

I_Jollied_the_roger
2
4 days ago

Stop telling people. We're full and we don't want anyone else coming here.

J7mbo
2
4 days ago

Serious Q: what sort of hardware / settings do I need to be able to take photos like this? Expensive?

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

I'm cheap AF. I have a Nikon D3300, which is one of the most basic DSLRs you can buy. I paid like maybe $400 a couple years ago. You can use the kit lens that comes with it, but the lens I used here is the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8. It cost $285. I also used a cheap tripod, like $20. I also used a remote shutter release, but that's not necessary.

Here is a video that is pretty much the same method I use:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndoolGymQJM

However I use free and open source software. Instead of Lightroom, I use Darktable, and instead of Photoshop I use Gimp. Like I said, I'm cheap AF.

J7mbo
2
4 days ago

This is super interesting and so much to take in, and that's just for sunset photography!

Thanks a lot for writing that out! I may have an interesting journey of learning all about photography ahead of me thanks to this :-)

dmv1975
2
4 days ago

Check out Tony and Chelsea Northrup's YouTube channel. They also sell a few books which are great for beginners. I bought the Stunning Digital Photography book a while back and I learned quite a bit from it.

spiderborland
2
4 days ago

I'm from Arkansas, and I went to college in Flagstaff, AZ (Northern Arizona University). One morning my roommate got up and a classmate came to get him. He saw one my decorative vanity plates laying on the couch, and proclaimed with a condescending tone, "The Natural State?" So, still in bed, I responded with, "The Golden State?" All he could muster was, "Touche!"

xxxnitsua
2
4 days ago

Finally Arkansas getting recognition.

LazyPasse
2
4 days ago

I summited Petit Jean while bicycling across the United States; the view looked instantly familiar, even half a lifetime later.

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1
4 days ago

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ZachMatthews
3
4 days ago

Not many. The Ozarks were underwater for most of the Mesozoic. We do have lots of awesome coral fossils in our huge bands of limestone.

Now, Mammoths and Mastodons? Those were definitely here.

Cheesecakeforever
1
4 days ago

My first thought was that it looked like The Land Before Time!

prettigyrl44
1
4 days ago

Y'all hear banjos?

stormy_llewellyn
2
4 days ago

Paddle faster.

beyondleftofcenter
1
4 days ago

My Magazine?

dmv1975
1
4 days ago

Petit Jean

Jontologist
1
4 days ago

While my banjo gently weeps...