The southern state of Arkansas is best known for its breathtaking natural beauty. That's not a surprise considering its home to lush landscapes such as the Ouachita Mountains, Ozarks and Hot Springs National Park. It also contains a multitude of culturally intriguing and historically rich cities. The capital city, Little Rock, attracts millions of visitors per year, many entering through Little Rock Regional Airport. Bentonville, which is serviced by Bentonville Northwest Regional Airport, is a delightful place for a family or adults getaway. Check out these Arkansas highlights on your next visit to the Natural State:
Explore the museums
After arriving at Little Rock Regional Airport, hop in your rental car and head out to explore the history and culture of the area. Visit the Museum of Native American History, Native American Indian Clothing Museum or Peel Mansion to learn about the Native American and colonial history. Another site worth checking out in Little Rock is the Arkansas State Capitol, which is also the site of the Arkansas Vietnam Veterans and Arkansas Law Enforcement memorials. If you're staying in Bentonville, hit the city's hottest institutions: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Museum of Native American History and Walton's 5 and 10 Museum.
Discover the nightlife
Those who enter Arkansas through Bentonville Northwest Regional Airport can take some time to walk around the downtown area, where you can find an assortment of bars, clubs and lounges. Grab a drink at The Vendor Club or The Hive before sitting down for a full meal at Petit Bistro, VT Grill or Doe's Eat Place. Little Rock guests also have a multitude of nightlife options at their fingertips. Catch a show at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre or Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, then enjoy a craft beer at Boscos brewery or Vinos.