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About Arkansas

A seamless combination of Midwestern charm, Southern hospitality and the daring of the American frontier, Arkansas is a state that resists easy definitions. Divided by the broad swath of the Arkansas River and bordered to the east by the Mighty Mississippi, the "Natural State" is home to mountains and lush farmland, national forest, rivers and streams, wildlife, clean air and pure water.

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Natural Geography

Arkansas has earned distinction as the Natural State, not only in recognition of the incredible natural beauty of our state, but also for the diversity of landscapes to be found here. The highlands include the combination of mountainous ridges, farmland and national forest in the Ouachita Mountain area and the deep folds of the Arkansas River Valley, and the wooded rises and numerous caves of the Ozark Mountains. The plain varies from pasture and prairie in the southwest to rich farmland, often called the Delta, nearing the Mississippi.

Cities

Mena is approximately 80 miles due south of Ft. Smith, and 150 miles due west of Little Rock, nestled in the Heart of the Ouachita Mountains, and has the Ouachita River plus other lakes, rivers and national forest for all types of recreation. Cattle, poultry, timber, small industries and tourism are the area's main industries. Little Rock is located in the center of Arkansas, is the state capital and the chief commercial center. On the banks of the Arkansas river along the western border with Oklahoma, Fort Smith is an industrial center with a strong Western heritage. Fayetteville, in the northwestern corner of the state, is an important agricultural distribution center as well as home to the University of Arkansas. The city of Hot Springs also in the stunning Ouachita Mountains is a popular resort and spa destination.

Economy

Once almost entirely dependent on agriculture, Arkansas underwent a very rapid coordinated industrialization in the 1950ís. By the end of the decade, manufacturing had outpaced farming as the chief source of income for the state. Foremost among the many corporations with a strong presence in Arkansas is Wal-Mart, whose international headquarters are located in Bentonville.

Culture

Arkansas offers a thriving arts and entertainment scene to compete with the spectacular outdoor scenery. Mena has its own Ouachita Little Theatre, Southwest Artist Association, and has several arts & craft activities throughout the year. Little Rock boasts a burgeoning nightlife, particularly in the River Market District that is filled with restaurants, nightclubs, museums and performing arts venues.

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816 South Mena Street
Mena, AR 71953
Office: 479-394-5000

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