50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Arkansas State to Discover Story

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50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Arkansas State to Discover Story

Most people don't know many interesting and fun facts about Arkansas state, but there are...

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Arkansas Fun Facts

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Arkansas was the 25th state in the USA

Starting this list of fun Arkansas facts and history is the fact that it was...

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Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered the area

Like most US states, Arkansas was discovered by a European explorer long before it became...

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William Jefferson Clinton was born here

When you hear the name William Jefferson Clinton, you might be a little confused. Perhaps...

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Arkansas brought cheese dip to the US

You may not know it, but cheese dip is an important part of Arkansas history...

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The Buffalo National River isn't dammed

Dams are used on many major rivers in the US to contain water. Dams help...

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a forest exhibit

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has one of the most extensive collections of art...

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The Ouachita Mountains are one-of-a-kind

One of the most interesting Arkansas facts has to do with the state's Ouachita Mountain...

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You can find diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Did you know that if you visit Arkansas, you have a decent chance of finding...

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Hot Springs National Park has been open since the 1800s

Hot Springs National Park has always been a popular destination for travelers. The park was...

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Louisiana Purchase State Park began the land surveying

After the Louisiana Purchase, the US needed to become familiar with all the new territory...

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The Arkansas River is a Mississippi River tributary

The Mississippi River is the largest and arguably most important river in the country. It...

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The 20th century brought great changes to the state

The 20th century saw a lot of change in the USA. Perhaps the biggest example...

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Mount Magazine is the highest point

If you search for info about Arkansas, you'll likely find out about the state's highest...

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The West Gulf Coastal Plain covers most of the state

Even though it has no border with the Gulf of Mexico, Arkansas is largely covered...

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The civil rights movement changed state voting laws

Before the civil rights movement, many states in the South tried to limit voting rights...

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Interesting Facts About Arkansas

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Little Rock Central High School was important in desegregation

In 1957, Little Rock Central High School was propelled to national fame. Three years earlier...

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Arkansas Post National Memorial marks the first settlement in the area

Though first explored by the Spanish, Arkansas wasn't settled by Europeans until the 1600s. French...

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The Arkansas River valley divides the Ozarks and the Ouachita

The Arkansas River valley divides two important natural terrains in Arkansas: [the Ozarks and the...

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Ozark Folk Center State Park is a living landmark

No list of fun facts of Arkansas would be complete without mentioning Ozark Folk Center...

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There were four main groups of Native Americans here

There are archeological signs that Native American tribes called the Arkansas area home since prehistoric...

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It's called the "Natural State"

You're likely aware that most US states have a nickname as well as their official...

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Arkansas switched sides in the Civil War

Arkansas is part of the South, so it's not surprising that it was part of...

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It's the 33rd state by population

Arkansas has never had a booming population. Since it has maintained its natural terrain, there...

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Little Rock is the biggest city

Little Rock is the Arkansas state capital. While some states chose their capitals based on...

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There are over 200 days of sunshine

One of the facts on Arkansas you might not have known is that the state...

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The white-tailed deer is the state animal

Arkansas has its fair share of state symbols. For example, the white-tailed deer is the...

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It has a diverse landscape

Arkansas has one of the most diverse landscapes in the country. It has valleys and...

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The lowest elevation is 55 feet

While Arkansas' highest point is the highest elevation in the entire region, there's a 2000-foot...

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Johnny Cash was born here

Though he became famous in Memphis, country music legend, Johnny Cash was actually born in...

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The oldest American lived here

The name Hester Ford may not mean much to many people, but it should. She...

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Funny Facts About Arkansas

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There's a world championship duck calling contest

If you want to impress your friends with funny facts about Arkansas, don't forget to...

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Arkansas used to have the USA's largest ostrich farm

Hot Springs, Arkansas, used to be known for a few things: its national park, its...

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The highest speed limit is 75 mph

If you plan on driving in Arkansas, make sure to pay attention to the speed...

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It's also called the "Bear State"

While "The Natural State" may have become the official nickname for Arkansas, an informal moniker...

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There's a World Cheese-Dip Championship

Since cheese dip is so important to Arkansas culture, it shouldn't be a surprise that...

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Weird Facts About Arkansas

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The Dover Lights are unexplained

Fans of the unexplained love flocking to Dover, AR. The town has been subject to...

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The biggest diamonds found in America were found here

One Arkansas history fact no local to the state wants the world to forget is...

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It's a landlocked state

Arkansas might have a varied landscape, but you won't find any coastlines in its territory...

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Mammoth Spring is one of the world's largest springs

Mammoth Spring may be within a state park, but the spring itself is a national...

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The final "s" in the name is silent

A point of contention for many people who call Arkansas home is the way some...

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Cool Facts About Arkansas

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The mockingbird is the state bird

Many people probably associate the mockingbird with Alabama due to its place in the classic...

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There are over 600 thousand acres of lakes

Minnesota might be the land of 10,000 lakes, but Arkansas has its fair share of...

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It's one of the most affordable states

One of the most useful and interesting facts of Arkansas is that it's one of...

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The first woman senator was from Arkansas

Women in politics may seem normal now, but that wasn't always the case. For many...

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Agriculture leads the state's economy

Arkansas has kept to its roots. It started as a state that relied heavily on...

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Historical Facts About Arkansas

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It was a US territory before it was a state

One of the interesting Arkansas history facts is that Arkansas became a state in 1836...

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The name means "downstream place"

Arkansas gets its name from the Quapaw Native Americans who lived in the area. They...

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Rice is a historic crop in the state

Agriculture is important to the economy in Arkansas, but did you know that rice is...

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A contest decided the state flag

One of the interesting facts about Arkansas's history is that its state flag was decided...

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There was a "hangin' judge" of the Old West here

Fort Smith was the headquarters for Judge Isaac Parker in the late 1800s. However, his...

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