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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

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Address: 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, AR
Phone Number: +1 479-394-2863
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Sun 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Description: Come experience a spectacular mountaintop setting with breathtaking...
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 lat 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, bathhouse, and trails, remain open. Park offices and gift shop are temporarily located near the entrance to the park campground.
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The lodge is still under renovation. Once it opens, this will be a very nice place to visit. This anchors the Arkansas end of the Talihina-Mena Drive. This drive is like being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Rockwall, Texas
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Rockwall, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The lodge is still under renovation. Once it opens, this will be a very nice place to visit. This anchors the Arkansas end of the Talihina-Mena Drive. This drive is like being on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We drove from Oklahoma along the Talimena Drive and stopped to camp at the park. We tent camped on May 2. The park's lodge and restaurant as well as part of the camping are are under renovations, but the completed areas are great. The sites are small and close together, but the views from the 3000 feet elevation on the... More 

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Monticello, Arkansas
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14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The scenery in the area is great for a bike ride. The park is clean and beautiful. The staff are nice. I would love to try a stay at the lodge when it reopens!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I am an avid sport touring motorcyclist. I don't do wheelies, I don't split lanes, I just look for beautiful roads. I found one. The main road through the park is beautiful and technical, a challenge for all riders. Take it easy and enjoy it otherwise you will the wonderful sites that are all through the park. Stop and the... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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88 helpful votes 88 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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