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Welcome to Arkansas — The Natural State

A land with steep slopes and deep hollows, the winding streets of Eureka Springs in the Ozark Mountains typify the image most people have of Arkansas. To the east lies the flat and fertile floodplains of the Mississippi River, called the Delta region. Then there are the Timberlands, with its gentle hills cloaked in dense pine trees along with the crazy heights and steep valleys of the Ouachita Mountains. The first designated national river, the Buffalo River, flows through the Ozark Mountains for 132 miles. Known as The Natural State, Arkansas is still home to some of the most unspoiled national and state parks in America. Arkansas destinations include rivers, majestic mountains, wine country, and other recreational fun. Discover yours today.

Capital: Little Rock
Largest City: Little Rock
Area: 53,179 sq.mi
Major Rivers: Arkansas, Mississippi. Ouachita, Red, St. Francis, White
Elevation: 2,753 at Mount Magazine and 55 feet above sea level at the Ouachita River
Bird: Mockingbird
Flower: Apple Blossom
Tree: Loblolly Pine
Motto: Regnat Populus (The People Rule)
Song: “Arkansas”
Nickname: The Natural State
State Travel Site: Arkansas — The Natural State

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