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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Address: 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, AR
Phone Number: 479-394-2863
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Mena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: Come experience a spectacular mountaintop setting with breathtaking panoramic scenery atop...
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Come experience a spectacular mountaintop setting with breathtaking panoramic scenery atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest peak. Of the 52 Arkansas state parks, Queen Wilhelmina is one of the state park system's eight mountain state parks.Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge closed on March 5, 2012, to undergo a major renovation. It will reopen in spring 2014. This temporary closure applies to the entire lodge including all 38 guest rooms, the restaurant, lobby, meeting room, and restrooms. All other facilities at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, including the campground, bathhouse, and trails, remain open. Park offices and gift shop are temporarily located near the entrance to the park campground.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We always stop here on our bike rides over the Talimena Drive. The views from the lookout area are spectacular! The train & depot are super cute & the lodge is newly renovated & beautiful!

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist III at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, responded to this review

Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge closed on March 5, 2012, to undergo a major renovation. It will reopen late spring 2015. This temporary closure applies to the entire lodge including all 38 guest rooms, the restaurant, lobby, meeting room, and restrooms. All other facilities at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, including the campground and trails, remain open. Park offices and gift... More 

Jefferson, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Such a beautiful place. What a great view and the family will love it. One of Gods great creations right there.

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Mena, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The lodge is being renovated but there's still camping up there. Just a short trip to Mena for any needed supplies. Excellent park atop Rich Mountain and on the scenic and unforgettable Talimena drive. A sight to behold, especially in autumn, with over 20 vista views. In winter though you need to check with the park for road conditions as... More 

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Louisiana
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207 reviews 207 reviews
65 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

beautiful drive to the park. Views from the park are spectacular, but you must hike to them now. We will go back when the lodge and restaurant reopen.

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Honey Grove, Texas
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42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I have been here many times and was a little disappointed to see the lodge closed for remodeling where I was there recently. It is a good rest stop along the Talimena trail.

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Mena, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The view is grand. The food was great, rooms vintage but after remodel we will have to see. Multi million dollar project. Should be grand and glorious once again.

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Red Oak, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great place to camp or just spend the day lots of hiking trails , beautiful location. mini train ride for youngsters or the young at heart. extremely helpful and friendly employees.

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Winnsboro, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I camped here for our first time over the long weekend. We are so amazed with this campground!!! Super friendly staff, very clean and neat and a very relaxed atmosphere with a nice view! The bath house is large and clean. Everyone walks around and visits like we are all old friends! I'm so glad we have... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The campground was very well kept up and located on the Talimena Scenic Hwy. The short road up to the campground off of US270 (preferred way if you're driving an RV) is more like a wide driveway but very doable. There is an old steam locomotive on display at the state park along with a small train that campers can... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed here in the RV park area last weekend. It was beautiful very well kept, clean bathrooms! Few people were there so not everyone top of each other like other RV parks. Park volunteers were informative and nice too. Originally we wanted to camp in the Winding Stairs Camp Ground but when we get there it was closed! It... More 

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