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Attractions

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Attractions In Mena

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The word “attractions” brings to mind carnival rides, boardwalks and amusement parks.

Mena and the surrounding area are probably best known for its Outdoor Recreation. But Mena is also home to some very distinctive attractions guaranteed to set us apart from the others. From the breath-taking vistas of the Talimena National Scenic Byway, to the restored train depot and gas station; from our unique shopping and fine arts district, our attractions make for a very unique vacationing experience.

2018 43rd Annual Queen Wilhelmina Hot Rod Run out of Mena, Arkansas

Talimena National Scenic Byway

Talimena National Scenic Byway

Mena is the gateway to one of our country's newest national scenic byways. The splendor of this breaktaking 54 miles meandering drive is absolutely amazing. Vistas are strategically positioned along  the drive to give specators panoramic views across the Ouachitas?

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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.

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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Cossatot River State Park

Cossatot River State Park

With Over 5302 acres of rugged wooded slopes, outstanding geological features, cascading clear water and Class III, IV, and even Class V rapids, the Cossatot is a favorite with skilled canoeist, rafters and kayakers.

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Ouachita National Forest

The Ouachita National Forest is the oldest National Forest in the southern United States. The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8million acres and offers endless recreational opportunities.

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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Ouachita National Recreational Trail

Ouachita National Recreational Trail

The Ouachita National Recreational Trail is the longest trail in the Ouachitas. The trail spans 204 miles with elevations ranging 600 to 2,600 ft. as the trail passes through forested mountains, across sweeping valleys and near clear-running streams.

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Wolf Pen Gap

Take in nature up close with the popular All Terrian Vehicle (ATV) Trails at Wolf Pen Gap. This trail offers 41 miles of loop trials that feature high mountain vistas, a unique 2 foot tall oak tree and an abandoned mine shaft.

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Wolf Pen Gap

Mountain Glory Station

Mountain Glory Station

Panoramic beauty will surround you atop Rich Mountain as you board one of the area's top attractions. Take a ride on the miniature train at Mountain Glory Station and enjoy scenic views around Queen Wilhelmina State Park.

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Mena / KCS Historic Depot & Museum

Reminiscent of 'days gone by,' you can almost hear the conductor shouting "All Aboard." Constructed during the passenger train ear, this depot is rich in history and showcases Mena's Historical Museum.

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Mena / KCS Historic Depot & Museum

Fine Art

Fine Art

North Mena Street is quickly becoming a hub for fine arts in the Ouachitas. browse the unique art at the Mena Art Gallery and American Artisans; create your own art at Chameleon Arts; and catch a show at the Ouachita Little Theatre.... Mena has it all.

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Historic Place

Are you a history enthusiast? Mena will not disappoint with over 30 local nationally registered historical places and national landmarks. From Janssen Park to Mena's Historical Commercial District on Mena Street, join us for a walk through time

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Historic Place

Mena City Parks

Mena City Parks

The City of Mena manages three parks, so there is something for everyone. Walking paths, playground equipment, sporting fields, tennis courts, a skate park and even a swimming pool nestled in wooded park, you will find all you are looking for in our parks.

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Christian Motorcyclist Association

Christian Motorcyclist Association calls Mena Home. The National/International Support Center and Iron Mountain draws thousands of motorcyclists to the area form all around the world.

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Christian Motorcyclist Association

Area Lakes

Area Lakes

Lakes offer a variety of recreational activities year round. So whether your desire is boating, fishing, camping, swimming, skiing, or personal watercraft...the perfect ingredients for a great vacation...we have a lake in our area that's guaranteed to float your boat!

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Board Camp Crystal Mine

Board Camp Crystal Mine is a day use camp, with an actual native, untapped crystal mine and public dig site. The surface is literally scattered with sparkly quartz crystals of various size and shapes! Anyone can find crystals to take home with them!

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Board Camp Crystal Mine

The Beauty of Autumn

The Beauty of Autumn

Autumn's changing colors bring the Quachitas to life! Thousands make the journey to Mena each year to witness the beauty up close. Whether your're traveling down an old county road or through historic downtown. you'll be in awe of the bonanza of our Fall Colors!

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The Blue Zip Line & Farm

Experience the thrill of a zip line canopy tour located just outside of Mena, Arkansas. Soar among 300 year old Oak trees on a zip line tour on the banks of the Irons Fork River. The Oauchita Forest offers a wonderful array of flora and fuana, and the forest at the Blue is no exception.

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The Blue Zip Line & Farm