4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Bentonville
— 1 night
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Ponca
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Bentonville

— 1 night
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and then stroll around Bentonville Town Square. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then have fun and explore at Scott Family Amazeum, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bentonville trip planner.

Oklahoma City to Bentonville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in March: highs in Bentonville hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ponca.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ponca

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Spring Street Arts, identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon, then examine the collection at Emma's Museum of Junk, then hike along Lost Valley Trail, and finally stroll through Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead.

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You can drive from Bentonville to Ponca in 2 hours. In March in Ponca, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Ponca

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 17th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then find something for the whole family at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and finally admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip builder tool.

You can drive from Ponca to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hot Springs when traveling from Ponca in March, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.