Arkansas offers a varied landscape with prairies, mountains, forests, rivers, cattle ranches, industrial centers and oil wells. The state’s fame is largely due to the beauty of its landscape and the fact that former President Bill Clinton was the governor of Little Rock before moving to the White House. There are museums and exhibitions dedicated to his life. Little Rock, the state capital, was one of the earliest settlements in Arkansas. The city is an up-and-coming place with a number of museums, art exhibitions and parks.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Arkansas geography and economy.
Arrival by car
Speed Limits: Within built-up areas Urban Interstate Highways: 65 mph (104 km/h) Outside built-up areas Rural Interstate Highways (freeways): 75 mph (120 km/h) Intercity Bus: A Greyhound service from Dallas and Oklahoma City crosses Arkansas and leads via Little Rock and Memphis to Nashville (Tennessee). More information from Greyhound.
Arrival by train
Amtrak’s Texas Eagle Line traverses Arkansas en route from Chicago to San Antonio, stopping at Walnut Ridge, Little Rock, Malvern, Arkadelphia and Texarkana. Learn more from Amtrak.
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
The public holidays for the period from January 2014 to December 2015 are listed below.
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
426 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201 Mailing Address
: PO Box 3232, Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 376.47.81, (800) 844.47.81 (toll free within the US).
http://www.littlerock.com Hot Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
134 Convention Boulevard, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71902 Mailing
address: PO Box 6000, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71902
(501) 321 22 77 and 321 2835; (800) 543.22.84 and (800) 772.24.89 (both toll free within the US).
http://www.hotsprings.org Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682 77 77.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Arkansas.
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