5 days in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier Itinerary

5 days in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier Itinerary

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Mena
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Fort Smith
— 4 nights
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Mena — 1 day

Mena is a city in Polk County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an unorthodox tour of Board Camp Crystal Mine, then let little ones run wild at Janssen Park, and then take a memorable drive along Queen Wilhelmina State Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mena itinerary website.

Houston to Mena is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mena when traveling from Houston in July, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort Smith.
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Fort Smith — 4 nights

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Explore Fort Smith's surroundings by going to Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg) and Paris (Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards, Mount Magazine State Park, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Fort Smith Museum of History, stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery, and get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fort Smith trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Mena to Fort Smith in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Smith can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
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