- 1 El Dorado
- 2 Garland
- 3 Hope - Birthplace of former US 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 Texarkana largest city in the region
State Parks and Historic Sites
This part of the state, perhaps more than any other, has a plethora of sties where the region's rich history can be taken in. This was the region where the Arkansas component of the 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.
- 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.
- 1 Dig for diamonds, 209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro, ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. 8AM-5PM. Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond deposit in the world, where public can search for diamonds, and even keep the find. Adults: $7, Children (ages 6-12): $4.