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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

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Address: 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, AR 71953
Phone Number: +1 479-394-2863
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Sun 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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I went to this mountain as a teen every weekend. Lookouts are beautiful. They have tower you can climb, to get a better view, old train at the top the kids can play on, a rest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Rogers, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took my elderly parents here to celebrate their 50th anniversary and my mother's 75th birthday. The food was the worst quality I've ever been served in a restaurant. My son commented that it looked like "prison food". The drive was beautiful and the lodge looked nice. The food was awful.

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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not a nice place to have a wonderful, romantic meal. Setting is great, ideal view. Food steam table quality. Overcooked and unimaginative veggies. Horrible bread pudding (was like suet) compact and inedible. Horrible. Way overpriced for the quality of foof.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went to this mountain as a teen every weekend. Lookouts are beautiful. They have tower you can climb, to get a better view, old train at the top the kids can play on, a rest area, & place to rest your head if traveling. not much to do in town. It's a dry county !!! The people are just... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We drove from Talihina over the senic drive and stopped here for restrooms and gift shop. Very nice place. Lots of parking and the views are beautiful! The gift shop was small but had lots of neat items. Not too expensive either.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Each season offers a different experience and picturesque mountain/valley scenes. The information pull out close to Mena has a paved walk way and good to stretch your legs. It was kept clean and clear. The Wilhelmina lodge is newly remodeled. RV camping is available on the top of mountain. Has other hiking opportunities. The drive has a lot of pullouts... More 

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Edgemont, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

At the beginning of the Tahlimena Scenic Byway, it is all Arkansas offers. Beautiful views, great people, good park, and wonderful lodge.

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Address: 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, AR 71953
Phone Number: +1 479-394-2863
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mena
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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