Arkansas is the 29th largest state in the United States. Their state bird is the mockingbird, and their state flower is the apple blossom. Arkansas has chosen the fiddle as their state instrument.
As an agricultural state, Arkansas grows nearly every crop produced within the United States except for citrus fruits. Nationally, they rank number one in the production of poultry and rice. Other main crops are sorghum, cotton, grain, grapes and soybeans.
As the state capital, Little Rock is home to a diverse entertainment district, fascinating nightlife, a wide variety of restaurants, golf courses, parks along the Arkansas River and the famous Clinton Presidential Library. Hot Springs is one of the spa cities of Arkansas, and it is also known for the Hot Springs National Park, one of the oldest and most visited parks in the United States. Eureka Springs is located in the Ozark Mountains and is another spa city.
As Arkansas’ most historic town, Washington is a favourite place for history buffs. Bentonville is the home of Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer. With the surrounding cities of Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville, this is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States.
Arkansas has a wide variety of things for tourists to see and do. One of the most popular tourist spots is the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro. The park is the only diamond mine in the world that is open to the public. Visitors hunt for diamonds and can keep any that they find.
The Blanchard Springs Caverns are known as the most beautiful underground caverns. Guests can walk on lighted walkways to see the stunning formations. The more adventuresome at heart can enjoy the Wild Cave Tours. Other places to visit in Arkansas are the Daisy Air Gun Museum, the Mammoth Spring State Park, the Mark Martin museum, the Wal-Mart Visitor Centre and the Garvan Woodland Gardens.