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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

3877 Highway 88 West, Mena, AR
479-394-2863
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Mena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Owner description: Come experience a spectacular mountaintop setting with breathtaking panoramic scenery atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest peak.... more » 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. « less
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

After riding on our motorcycle most of the day, we always like to stop here on the Talimena Drive. It's clean, and you can freshen up in their bathroom, and the store offers all kinds of gift ideas, tshirts, travel information, etc.

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Foreman
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I did not dislike anything about this park. It is beautiful, has a wonderful view of the mountains, the lodge is wonderful, the food was delicious....just an awesome experience.

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

Thank you for you feedback regarding Queen Wilhelmina State Park’s spectacular mountaintop setting breathtaking panoramic scenery. Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge closed on March 5, 2012, to undergo a major renovation. It will reopen in Late 2014. This temporary closure applies to the entire lodge including all 38 guest rooms, the restaurant, lobby, meeting room, and restrooms. All other facilities... More

Mena, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I live just a few miles from this wonderful state park. The setting on the edge of the ridge of this mountain is wonderful. Unfortunately the State Parks Department has bungled the renovation of the lodge. It has been closed for months and the inept contractor has been fired but they didn't seem to have a plan B when he... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Lodge was said to have been opened by now. Looks like it is months to years away from opening. Camp ground looks pretty good and rest of park is very nice.

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Carthage, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

It was pretty and the 9 level tiny rock house was very interesting. Would have like to see inside. The "castle" that was described was not there, but there was construction on a new-looking lodge.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We hiked the Lover's Leap trail and almost had the place to ourselves on a Thursday morning in the summer. Amazing views from the top.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Unfortunately, most of the park was closed for remodeling. We were able to right around a little and the wife bought the obligatory t-shirts from the gift shop. Visit the little restaurant and be sure to try the shake made with Nehi Orange Soda!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful motorcycle ride through the hills, gonna do it again this Fall! Plan on staying at The Mena Mountain Resort

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Rockwall, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Spent the July 4th weekend in our motorhome, enjoying the wonderful scenery, cool breezes and tranquility of this State Park. We didn't take the miniature train ride, although those who did seem to enjoy it based on the looks on their faces. Aside from touring and hiking, both of which are deservedly well known, the only other attraction was the... More

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We traveled up the beautiful mountain side, stopped at several lookout points on the way up...gorgeous views; but were disappointed to find the hotel closed for refurbishing! We did go into the very,very small visitor center...it was unexciting, They have a small train that travels around the park...but no advertising for it so you almost miss it. Maybe when the... More

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

Thank you for you feedback regarding Queen Wilhelmina State Park, I agree it is a beautiful drive with incredible panoramic scenery. Join the park interpreter for programs and guided hikes to learn more about this fascinating landscape. Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge closed on March 5, 2012, to undergo a major renovation. It will reopen in spring 2014. This temporary... More

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