The honor system prevails at Cane Creek State Park, where rods and reels are loaned free of charge to folks who'd like to try fishing the well-stocked waters.
A visit to the replica bungalow that evokes the boyhood home of pioneering black magazine mogul John H. Johnson's is totally a do-it-yourself tour.
Each of the 429 gravestones in the Civil War cemetery on the southeast fringe of Cabot is identically inscribed: "Unknown Soldier CSA." The markers rise to a gabled point, supposedly so "no damn Yankee can sit on them."
These days, the one-room hoosegow displayed at White County Pioneer Village here would be condemned as unfit for human habitation.
On the parking lot at Blanchard Springs Caverns, 230 feet overhead, the temperature on a sultry summer afternoon hovers in the mid-90s.
The folks whose job is promoting tourism in Arkansas know how to put a positive spin on the state's long distance from the nearest seacoast.
Most towns of 5,000 are fortunate to have one museum. Northwest Arkansas' Berryville boasts three, each with its distinctive allures.
Older Arkansans should still recognize the name Amelia Earhart, the legendary female aviator who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
A surprising insight at the Walmart Museum is that it took Sam Walton quite a long time to build the world's largest retail enterprise. A quarter-century went by before his business really began taking off.
When the first hotel opened atop Rich Mountain as a railway-era resort in 1898, it featured a lavish suite intended for the Dutch queen.