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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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This recently remodeled historic lodge has kept its charm in the redesign. Accommodations were excellent. Food in the restaurant is excellent although service is a bit slow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Kathy S
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Carrollton, Texas
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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This recently remodeled historic lodge has kept its charm in the redesign. Accommodations were excellent. Food in the restaurant is excellent although service is a bit slow. Beautiful areas to sit and relax and enjoy the view. Rockers outside looking out across the area below our mountain and catching a cool evening breeze was such a relief from the summer... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Queen Wilhelmina State Park is a great place to visit in Western Arkansas. It lies atop Rich Mountain, which is a very high ridge, running northwest from the town of Mena, Arkansas, and then west into Oklahoma. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is just a few miles east of the Oklahoma Arkansas state line. It's at an elevation of over 2000... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wilhelmina is a very peaceful place, my wife and I spent some time seeing what was there for the next time we visit. We would like to have a few day here just to relax.

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Mena, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

After contractors being replaced and many delays the Queen is back in business. The hotel and restaurant re-opened July 4th weekend. We gave it a few days for the holiday weekend and the new to settle in before going up for dinner. The lodge is completely redone and new. I did not stay at the hotel as I live just... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've got the recommendation that I should go to Talimena Scenic Drive from Talimena,OK to Mena, AR. The road, highway 88 is on the top of the mountain and provides many beatufull vistas along. Right after the border to Arkansas there is the Queen Wilhelmina State Park and its Lodge, basically a hotel, where to stay. The hotel is beautifull,... More 

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

Thank you for your recent review of Queen Wilhelmina State Park. We are pleased to be open again. We are delighted that you visited us during your trip on the Talimena Scenic Drive. Our goal is to make all our guests feel welcome and we are pleased to hear you received a pleasant experience. We hope you will visit us... More 

Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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