- 1 El Dorado
- 2 Garland
- 3 Hope — Birthplace of former President Bill Clinton, as well as a stopping point for travelers between Dallas and Little Rock.
- 4 Magnolia — Quiet college town in the southwest, home to Southern Arkansas University.
- 5 Pine Bluff
- 6 Redfield — Small city between Little Rock and Pine Bluff; home to celebrated local restaurant, The Mammoth Orange Cafe.
- 7 Texarkana — The largest city in the region
State Parks and Historic Sites
This part of the state has a plethora of sites where the region's rich history can be taken in. This was the region where the Arkansas component of the American Civil War's Red River Campaign took place. The sites listed below are not near any specific destination town and are in extremely rural locations. Most sites are open daily.
- 1 Conway Cemetery Historic State Park, Country Road 9, Bradley (Take AR-160 for 3 miles west of Bradley, then turn left on Lafayette County Road 9. Go for 0.5 miles and park entrance is on the left.). 8AM to 8PM. Burial site of the first governor of Arkansas. Interpretive display, historic cemetery, and scenic views of surrounding pastures and forest. Free.
- 2 Poison Springs Battleground State Park, 665 Highway 76, Chidester (From Interstate 30 in Prescott, drive 30 miles on AR-24 to the small town of Chidester. Turn right onto AR-57 and go south for 4 miles. Turn left onto AR-76 and go east for 4 miles. Park entrance will be on the left.). Daily 8AM-8PM. Memorial and site of the Battle of Poison Springs, April 18, 1864. Confederates attacked a Union supply train, forcing retreat to Camden. Most notable for the Confederacy's brutal and savage mass murders of captured African American soldiers from the Union. Interpretive displays, picnic tables, and hiking trail. Free.
- 3 Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park (Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield), Arkansas Highway 46, roughly halfway between Leola and Sheridan.. 24 Hours. The land where this American Civil War battle took place was settled by Thomas Jenkins, who started the ferry in 1815. It was run by his sons, William and John DeKalb, until 1861. The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry, the final battle in the Arkansas component of the Red River Campaign, began on April 30, 1864. Despite their disadvantaged position, Confederates launched one unorganized attack after another. This ultimately failed as the Union forces successfully crossed the swampy Saline River and escaped to the safety of Little Rock. The battle is often seen as a Pyrrhic victory for the Union troops as they had still failed at their ultimate goal of joining with General Nathaniel Banks's troops in Louisiana. Free.
- Enjoy a small town festival at Governor Conway Days in Bradley with a parade, car show, and children's games.
- Stop by Emerson for the Purplehill Pea Festival and the World Championship Rotary Tiller Race in June.