Arkansas' Route 7 Tour

  • Start: Smackover, AR
  • End: Harrison, AR
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:31
  • Total Mileage: 326 Miles
  • Number of stops: 17


Embark upon this trip that traverses Arkansas from El Dorado in the south to Harrison near the Missouri border. Visit Poison Spring Monument State Park, the site of a Civil War battle. Next, drive through the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in the town of Arkadelphia. Farther along at Hot Springs National Park, enjoy 47 natural thermal springs bubbling up at 143 degrees Fahrenheit. Head north on Route 7 to the other side of the mountains, where you'll cross the Arkansas River, and continue northward. Enter the Ozark National Forest, where views include waterfalls, lakes, caverns, and gorges. You'll end your tour in Harrison, coined "The Crossroads of the Ozarks," for its central location between Little Rock and the Ozark areas around Eureka Springs and Branson, Missouri.

Stop #1:

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Smackover, AR

Stop #2:

McCollum-Chidester House
Camden, AR

Stop #3:

Poison Spring Monument State Park
Little Rock, AR

Stop #4:

Crater of Diamonds State Park
Murfreesboro, AR

Stop #5:

Daisy State Park
Kirby, AR

Stop #6:

DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Arkansas, United States of America

Stop #7:

Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Stop #8:

Buckstaff Bathhouse
Hot Springs National Park, AR

Stop #9:

Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum
Hot Springs, AR

Stop #10:

Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Stop #11:

National Park Aquarium
Hot Springs, AR

Stop #12:

Mid-America Science Museum
Hot Springs, AR

Stop #13:

Mount Nebo State Park
Dardanelle, AR

Stop #14:

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge
Dardanelle, AR

Stop #15:

Ozark National Forest
Russellville, Arkansas

Stop #16:

Hurricane River Cave
Pindall, AR

Stop #17:

Mystic Caverns
Harrison, AR

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