Things to Do

The Arkansas River Valley region bursts with exciting things to see and do for the whole family: from America’s best fall foliage atop the state’s highest peak on Mount Magazine (as ranked by Yahoo Travel); to the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain; 14 miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking and exploring on Mount Nebo; and a museum of wine in The Natural State’s own “City of Lights,” Paris, Arkansas. Pick your own peaches in the pristine orchards around Clarksville and then stroll through the galleries of the University of the Ozarks Walton Fine Arts Center for inspiration. Russellville is rightfully famous for its down home burgers and award-winning hospitality. The Heifer Ranch in Perryville is a 1,200-acre educational farm featuring water buffalo, camels, goats and llamas promoting sustainable solutions to end world hunger. Fish, float, bike, boat, marvel at waterfalls or even hang-glide—the Tri-Peaks region serves up excitement in every flavor.