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.
There’s a special, unique quaintness about our home town. The untouched scenic beauty is breathtaking and its amenities are perfect for those wanting a little R&R or an adventure packed vacation destination! And no matter how many times you visit, you’ll always discover something new!
Mena is your gateway to the Ouachita National Forest, three Arkansas State Parks, two National Wilderness Areas, Wolf Pen Gap, five lakes, five rivers and endless outdoor recreation. Mena is tucked at the foot of Rich Mountain and offers an abundance of untouched scenic beauty. Rich Mountain is part of the Ouachita Mountain range, the highest between the Appalachians and the Rockies and offers the splendor of the 54 mile Talimena Scenic Drive, a national scenic byway.
Enjoy numerous crystal clear lakes and streams, ATV trails, canoeing/kayaking, cycling, horse back riding, fishing, hunting, golfing, hiking, rock-hounding and this is just to name a few! You’ll want to come back again and again. Find more to do on our “Attractions” & “Recreation” listings!
Mena is host to many popular events ranging from Craft Shows, Bluegrass Festivals, Plays & Art Exhibits to Car Shows & Biker Rallies. To find out more about the Lum n’ Abner Festival, Mountain Fest, Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run and much, much more, check out our calendar of events!
Mena offers a wide variety of accommodations. Select the hotel or motel of your choice. We guarantee you can find the one that suits your likes and your pocketbook. Mena also offers bed & breakfasts and a number of cabins, resorts, lodges or camping and RV facilities . . . all with the beautiful Ouachita Mountains as the backdrop!
Mena is one of the perfect locations to take in all 4 seasons. Spring yields vibrant tulips and Bradford Pears as well as the emergence of the wide variety of wildlife. Summer is the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of the area’s crystal clear lakes or streams. And Mena is probably best known for its scenic beauty and fall foliage during Autumn. Winters are typically mild but when snowflakes do dress the landscape, the Ouachita Mountains sparkle as a winter wonderland!
We know you will enjoy your visit to our beautiful gateway city and you will want to come back over and over again.