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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 2014
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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Texas Heart of
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The drive through this park on the border of the Arkansas/Oklahoma line is beautiful with lots of places to stop and just enjoy the view! WE did stop by the lodge which is currently under renovation but should be opening again soon! We have pictures with totem poles made by the Quichata Indians and there are lots of rock stores... More

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Minden, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great views! There is a store that serves bluebell icecream and has a small train that goes around the mountain.The couple that run the store are super nice and tell you all the good info around the area. I would highly recommend it.

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Forney, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I liked the little train ride there as did my wife and 3 year old daughter. The little store offered hand dipped blue bell ice cream which was nice. Clean park with not a whole lot to see there but a nice stop however. Lodge is still closed but wasn't interested in that aspect of it anyway.

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lake Wilhelmina, in the Queen Wilhelmina State Park, was a great place to spend an afternoon appreciating nature. Amazing dragonflies, butterflies, flowers, snakes, birds, fungi....

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

there's an ice-cream shop with some mini-golf and horse-shoe games. Some short trails for a quick break for tired drivers. For kids, I think the mini-train ride is 2-miles!! woo-hoo~

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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