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PLACE IN THE OUACHITAS

PEOPLE

PLACES

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ABOUT US

SMALL TOWN HOSPITALITY

We may not be the ‘big city’, but our hospitality is big and our land, forest and mountain range is known as God’s Country for a reason. Visitors frequently say that they feel the stress melt away as they get closer to our neck of the woods. Mena is a charming place and our southern hospitality will keep you coming back over and over again.

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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

One of the most popular local attractions can be found 13 miles northwest of downtown. Queen Wilhelmina State Park, also  known as “The Castle in the Sky” attracts thousands to its majestic peak each year. Queen…

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Talimena National Scenic Byway

Particularly popular during the Autumn season, for its awesome colors, the drive is enjoyed by thousands each year. Mena serves as the gateway to the national byway. It is a gorgeous 54 mile route which spans one of the…

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Fine Arts

Mena Art Gallery is located in the small town of Mena, Arkansas, in the Ouachita Mountains.  The gallery supports individual and community involvement in the creative arts, and strives to inspire and serve all ages of artists. Many…

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Cossatot River State Park

Just 45 minutes south of Mena is Arkansas’ newest State Park. The park includes 11 miles of one of the most rugged and spectacular river corridors in the central United States. With over 5,302 acres of rugged wooded slopes, trails…

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Ouachita National Forest

Mena is your gateway city to the splendor of the Ouachitas! The Ouachita National Forest is a vast 1.8 million acre mountainous forest and is the South’s largest national forest. The forest is noted for its picturesque…

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Wolf Pen Gap

Hugely popular with ATV riders is the Wolf Pen Gap Trails. The system offers 41 miles of looping trails that are connected to accommodate riders who want to vary the length of their trips. Trails range from easy to most difficult…

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VISITOR’S GUIDE

Download or request our Visitor’s Guide for more information on Mena, Arkansas. You will find more information about the outdoors, lodging, shopping, and food. We’re not your typical small town USA!

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4th of July Fireworks Celebration!

Our small town pride is evident in our annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration!   Join us on Sunday, July 1st at Tapley Park for family-friendly fun. Activities Include- Kickball Tournament Bounce Houses Water Slide Concessions Live Music Fireworks Display   Kickball...

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Ouachita Art Celebration 2018

The 5th Annual Ouachita Art Celebration is a street festival of arts related activities featuring hands-on adult and kid craft and art instruction, acting and dance performances, live music, professional face painting, flint knapping, art of falconry, art galleries and restaurants…

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Lum & Abner Festival

Mena’s signature event, the Annual Lum & Abner Festival is the first weekend in June at Janssen Park in Mena, Arkansas. This event is presented by the Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission and has been steadily growing year after year.  Live entertainment is a huge...

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