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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

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Address: Russellville, AR

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We just drove through looking for bears. ( We didn't see any. ) But it does make for a good drive. Pretty scenery and views. Not a "must do" but definitely not a waste of time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Batesville, Arkansas
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Batesville, Arkansas
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246 reviews 246 reviews
120 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We just drove through looking for bears. ( We didn't see any. ) But it does make for a good drive. Pretty scenery and views. Not a "must do" but definitely not a waste of time, particularly for nature lovers.

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Russellville, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the scenic view, curvy roads and all there is to do. Hiking, horseback riding, 4 wheelers, lots of waterfalls, creeks if you know where to go. Amazing picnic areas.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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40 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Despite the fact that we missed the fall colour by a few days, this is still some of the most beautiful scenery our country has to offer. My first visit to the Ozarks and I hope to go back some day and maybe hit the peak this time!

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houstonburbs
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253 reviews 253 reviews
40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

What spectacular views we saw! LOTS of hair pin turns and even saw some snow still accumulated on the ground! Nothing blooming just yet, but, in about a month, this will be fabulous!

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Rocky Mountains Usa
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168 reviews 168 reviews
34 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The colors of the leaves were just turning and made for beautiful scenery. The scenic byway, Highway 7 was a most delightful day adventure across northern AR.

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Cardiff
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358 reviews 358 reviews
164 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This was worth a short 6 mile drive east on Hwy 16 during our trip from Clarksville to Branson on scenic Hwy 7. The 2.2 mile RT walk to see the rocks and caves under them was enjoyable. The trees were just starting to show color, so end of Oct or early Nov are probably ideal for optimal fall colors.... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My absolute favorite place in the world. A must see in the fall when the leaves are changing. Or, a drive to Ponca to see the Elk and stay in a unique cabin in a cave is also a must. Great fishing too!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The scenic area consists of 2 hiking trails Pedestal Rocks (2.2 mi) and Kings Bluff (1.7 mi). Regardless of your hiking skills, it's worth the trip. You will see unique formations, called pedestals that were formed by weathering. Kings Bluff features a waterfall that flows over the ledge. The trail is located at the top of the Illinois Bayou River... More 

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Lamar, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Live less than a mile away, Great deer and turkey hunting. Lots of creeks and wilderness camping. Has a new visitor center on Hwy 21 about 3 miles north of Clarksville.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I spend a lot of time in this area looking for places to hunt, fish and just relax. Dirt roads are inviting to me so 4 wheel drive is my security blanket and used when necessary.

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