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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Little Rock Attractions Make Top 10 List


Top 10 Places to Visit in Arkansas Named

LITTLE ROCK (June 15, 2011) – Today is the 175th anniversary of the statehood of Arkansas. Voting in an online promotion, residents picked the official name of the celebration: Septaquintaquinquecentennial. (sept-ta-kwen-ta-kwen-kwa-centennial)

Then they voted on their favorite places to visit in The Natural State. Whether it’s a hiking trail, a museum, a state park or a farmers market, no other place offers the variety of destinations Arkansas does.

According to the votes on, these are the Top 10 selected Things to See and Do in The Natural State (in alphabetical order):

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs
Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District
Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Little Rock
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Ozark Medieval Fortress, Lead Hill
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

In May, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism announced the list of 175 Top Places to Visit, as determined by activity and searches on, and encouraged residents to visit to vote for their favorite destinations in the state.

More than 50,000 votes were cast during four weeks of voting. The Department invites everyone to celebrate our statehood by getting out to enjoy the many attractions available in Arkansas. To find out more, visit

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