Mena is the gateway to one of our country’s newest national scenic byways. The splendor of this breathtaking 54 mile meandering drive is absolutely amazing. Vistas are strategically positioned along the drive to give spectators panoramic views across the Ouachitas!Particularly popular during the Autumn season, for the amazing colors, the drive is enjoyed by thousands each year. The gorgeous 54 mile route spans one of the highest mountain ranges between the Appalachians and the Rockies. The drive offers lodging, picnicking, camping and trails, and the journey begins in beautiful downtown Mena.Voted Scenic Drive of the Year!Official Website:Talimena National Scenic Byway