4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner
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Mena
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Paris
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Ponca
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Gentry
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Mena — 1 day

Mena is a city in Polk County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Rich Mountain Firetower, take a memorable drive along Queen Wilhelmina State Park, and then examine the collection at Mena Kansas City Southern Depot.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mena trip planning website.

Dallas to Mena is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Mena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Nature · Trails · Scenic Drive · Parks

Paris — 1 night

Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): do a tasting at Chateau Aux Arc Winery, then do a tasting at Post Winery, then ponder the world of politics at Logan County Courthouse, and finally stroll through Mount Magazine State Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

Drive from Mena to Paris in 2 hours. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Ponca.
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Wineries · Nature · Trails · Parks
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Ponca — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon, examine the collection at Ponca Elk Education Center, and then hike along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ponca online tour planner.

You can drive from Paris to Ponca in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gentry.
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Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Gentry — 1 night

Gentry is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. On the 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari and then identify plant and animal life at Siloam Springs Kayak Park.

Start your trip to Gentry by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Ponca to Gentry in 2 hours. In October in Gentry, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
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.
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