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CAMPUS Aspiring Teacher?

Look no further than CBC’s nationally accredited Teacher Education Program


Road trip, anyone?

Take a day trip or weekend getaway without breaking the bank


FROM THE Thank you for your interest in Central Baptist College. CBC is a wonderful, unique campus – large enough to offer a variety of education and extracurricular activities, yet small enough to provide one-on-one interaction and a strong sense of community. Since the institution’s inception in 1952, our mission has been “transforming lives through education that integrates Christian faith and academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.” Everyone at CBC is united in our dedication to achieve this goal.

OUR MISSION Central Baptist College is committed to

transforming lives through education that integrates Christian faith and academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. Located in Conway, CBC students enjoy easy access to nearby Little Rock yet reside in the friendliness and security of a small town. Conway is home to multiple institutions of higher learning, a thriving business environment, scenic lakes and parks, and a vibrant community. This is an exciting time on campus and we would love for you to be a part of it! Schedule your campus visit today, so that we can share what experience and education mean here at CBC. Sincerely,

President Terry Kimbrow




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4 In the Classroom

6 The City of Colleges

Learn what makes Conway stand out and why it should be your home away from home.

From small class sizes to a variety of majors and minors to choose from, CBC is committed to your academic success.

8 Outside the Classroom CBC offers plenty of ways for you to get involved and make the most of your college experience.

10 Teaching the Teachers

18 Parks and Recreation

With a low studentfaculty ratio of 12:1, students at CBC receive more personal instruction, contributing to their overall academic success.

20 Road Trips Conway is just a short drive from some of the region’s most popular tourist destinations.

14 Need to Know

22 Dining Out

Become familiar with the organizations on campus and around town committed to your health and safety.


No matter where you find yourself in Conway, you are not far from a park or recreational facility.

CBC’s Teacher Education Program receives national accreditation.


Explore what’s beyond the Dining Hall and Café 52.

28 The Natural State Conway is in the heart of The Natural State, making it a great place for an outdoor excursion.

900 Oak Street Conway, AR 72032 501-327-7788 While the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has made every effort to ensure accuracy in this publication, we cannot guarantee the correctness of all information or the complete absence of error or omissions. For changes or to submit your comments, please contact the Chamber.




Behavioral Science Psychology & Counseling Psychology & Social Services Bible Bible • Missions Business Administration Business • Accounting Business Administration International Business Management • Marketing Communication Convergence Journalism • Photo Journalism Multimedia • Public Relations Emphasis Education Elementary Education Health & Physical Education Middle Level Education Secondary Education English/Language Arts Life Sciences Social Studies Fine Arts Music • Worship Arts General Education General Education • General Studies Kinesiology Exercise Science • Sports Management Literature & Language Arts English Science Science • Biology • Health Science Molecular Biosciences

Our academic options ensure that your choices allow you to graduate confident and prepared to succeed in your chosen career. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you will get personal attention from your instructors in an engaging and interactive learning environment.

Social Science History

MINORS Accounting • Bible • Biology • Business Chemistry • Christian Care • Communication • Counseling English • History • Management Marketing • Math • Missions • Music Musical Theatre – music majors Musical Theatre – non-music majors Pastoral Studies • Recreation Leadership Religious Education • ROTC Science • Social Services • Spanish Worship Arts • Youth Ministry

Home home away from

life in the City of Colleges

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So what makes Conway stand out?

nsas, the Off Campus guide will help you If you decide to attend college in Conway, Arka e hidden gems in and around your future navigate the “City of Colleges” and discover som the country, or somewhere in between, you’ll college town. Whether you come from a big city, home away from home. find Conway to be the perfect place to call your

2017 Population Estimate: 65,782

3 Colleges

(and counting)

Conway’s population more than doubled from 1990 to 2010. Our city continues to grow and thrive – and for good reason. 60,000







Central Baptist College, Hendrix College, and the University of Central Arkansas contribute to Conway’s rich arts and cultural scene – and help keep us young.

Median Age: 28.5



While a place with more than 65,000 people is nothing to sneeze at, it is uncommon for a city our size to have not one, not two, but THREE colleges. So much so, that Conway’s nickname is the “City of Colleges.”




If you think back to your elementary math classes, you may recall that the median is the number in the middle. When it comes to the ages of Conway’s residents, our median age is not even close to 30 (just ask any 28-year-old). One reason is because students from Conway’s three colleges love this city so much they decide to stick around after graduation and take a job here.

More than a third of Conway residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher

For comparison’s sake, the median age for the entire state of Arkansas is 37.7 – 9 years older.

Population 25+ Years and older: 36,420

Another by-product of graduates staying in Conway after they earn their degrees is the positive effect it has on the city’s educational attainment rate – a term that refers to the highest level of schooling a person has completed. Of adults over the age of 25, 47% have a college degree and 39% have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

6.5% 39.1% 8%

23.7% 22.7%

Less than high school, no diploma High school graduate Some college, no degree Associate degree Bachelor’s degree or higher

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Still not convinced?

Keep reading to learn more about what Conway has to offer. 2017-2018 COLLEGE GUIDE



CAMPUS SPOTLIGHTS Mascot: Mustangs School Colors: CBC Blue and Gray • Member of the American Midwest Conference (AMC) • Member of the NAIA (Division I in basketball) • 16 sports teams • Track & Field for both men and women is being added to the athletics program in 2018-19



They don’t call it the college experience for nothing! At CBC, we encourage you to get involved with like-minded students in events and organizations that encourage lifelong relationships that nurture the mind and the spirit.


Carillon yearbook Disc Golf Team Fellowship of Christian Athletes Medical Professions Society Ministers Association Mustang Radio President’s Leadership Council Rotaract Student Activities Board Student Orientation Staff Student Publications and Media Tower Times newspaper




Area college ministries Bible classes Chapel Community service projects Local churches Student-led Bible studies


CBC Singers Chamber Choir Chapel Band Choir Tour Handbells Musical Women’s Chorus Worship Band Worship Choir

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES & HANGOUTS Broomball Café 52 Day on the Links Fall Hay Day Hall Wars Hammock Farm Harvest Party Hiking Homecoming Movies on the Lawn M.U.D. Week Midnight Madness Open Mic Night Paintball Spring Fling Stress Free Week Student Appreciation Dinner Talent Show

Chapel services are provided to promote the Christian ideals of Central Baptist College and personal spiritual growth through testimony, preaching, and music.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS The CBC Softball team won its second NCCAA National Championship on May 19, 2018, against Belhaven University, defeating the Blazers 5-2. Kymberlie House, Allison Seats, and Alyssa Estrada were named to the All-Tournament team, and House was selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

MAJOR LEAGUE Ben Madison was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft on June 5, 2018. Madison led the NAIA in strikeouts for the second year in a row and leaves CBC as the all-time strikeout leader for both a career and a single season.



CBC President Terry Kimbrow; Michael Rowland, Arkansas Department of Education Educator Preparation Program Advisor; Shanda New, CBC Education Department Chair; and Dr. Gary McAllister, CBC Vice President for Academic Affairs.



CBC Teacher Education Program Announces National Accreditation

Central Baptist College’s Teacher Education Program is one of only 147 providers to meet new, rigorous standards to better prepare future teachers. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has announced that the Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program is one of 46 providers from 22 states and Puerto Rico to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs. The spring 2018 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council increased to 147 the total number of providers approved under the CAEP teacher preparation standards—rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs. Central Baptist College officials hosted a celebration on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the Story Library to announce the national accreditation. CBC President Terry Kimbrow said, “CBC’s mission is the integration of Christian faith and academic excellence. The Teacher Education Program at CBC exemplifies this

commitment by producing Christ-centered servant leaders. Our students and instructors should be very proud of the work they are doing. We’ve set a very high bar for our teacher prep program, and CAEP Accreditation validates the hard work we are doing.” “These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said CAEP President Dr. Christopher A. Koch. “Seeking CAEP Accreditation is a significant commitment on the part of an educator preparation provider.” CAEP is the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council

for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. It is a unified accreditation system intent on raising the performance of all institutions focused on educator preparation. Currently, more than 800 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP Accreditation system, including many previously accredited through former standards. Educator preparation providers seeking accreditation must pass peer review on five standards, which are based on two principles: 1.

Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and

2. Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer. Work toward an accredited Teacher Education Program at CBC began in 2009, with the establishment of an Education Department. From 2012-2014, the program became a candidate for accreditation by CAEP’s predecessor, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and programs of study in five licensure areas were approved by the Arkansas Department of Education. In November 2017, the CBC Teacher Education Program hosted a team

of peer reviewers for a three-day site visit during which program data and outcomes were examined, which is the culminating accreditation activity. In April 2018, the CAEP Accreditation Council reviewed information collected by the site visit team and determined that the CBC Teacher Education Program had met all five CAEP standards. “I’m very proud that we have achieved this significant milestone for our program and for CBC,” said Shanda New, Education Department Chair. “CAEP accreditation requires a huge investment and yields both a validation for the hard work we’ve done over the last nine years and direction for continuous improvement in the future. Our graduates prove the quality of our program in the excellent work they do in classrooms every day, and I’m thrilled that CBC can play a role in providing highly-qualified teachers for students in Arkansas and surrounding states.”



Discover Your Mustang Spirit at one of our Stampede Open Houses

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 • Friday, February 8, 2019 Central Baptist College Stampede Open Houses are designed to give prospective students an opportunity for a personal overview of all that Central Baptist College has to offer in a convenient and flexible format. The event is designed for high school seniors and juniors, but anyone is welcome to attend. Arrive anytime during the event hours and leave once you feel like you have experienced everything available and have all your questions answered. Experience the following at a Stampede Open House: • Faculty representatives from each academic department • Staff representatives from various student service departments • Admissions staff • Chapel • Tours in campus residence halls • Athletic Department representatives (Ask us if you wish to visit with a sport-specific coach!) • Student organization representatives • Members of CBC administration • Discounts in the Mustang Outfitters store • Free food • Door prizes

Register at or schedule a campus visit anytime at We can’t wait to see you!

While you’re on campus, get outfitted with official Mustang gear! Mustang Outfitters, located in the Mabee Student Center, is here for all your personal, academic, and office needs. They also carry a wide range of gift items such as clothing, accessories, supplies, and much more!


With more than 750 students on campus, CBC is a community in its own right. Providing public safety and health and wellness services to hundreds of students is no small task, and it’s something CBC doesn’t take lightly. A Student Health Clinic and campus security officers are evidence of CBC’s commitment to the health and safety of the campus community.

HOSPITALS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES Conway has two full-service hospitals complete with emergency rooms and other specialty services. Conway Regional Health System 2302 College Avenue 501-329-3831

Baptist Health Medical Center – Conway 1555 Exchange Avenue 501-585-2000


Student Health Clinic Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CBC Student Health Clinic


Traditional students are provided free services by a Registered Nurse Practitioner (RNP) in collaboration with a local physician. The RNP provides basic medical assessment and treatment for minor illnesses and may prescribe medications if necessary. Appointments are not

If you feel under the weather during a time when the Student Health Clinic is closed, you can take advantage of your parents’ health insurance and visit one of the many urgent care clinics in town. These clinics offer extended hours in the evenings and on weekends, and walk-ins are welcome. Of course, if you have a medical emergency, dial 911.

Mabee Student Services Complex, Student Services Office 501-205-8820


necessary; students are seen on a walk-in basis and will be seen in a timely manner. Medical problems that cannot be resolved on campus will be referred to a local physician, Conway Regional Health System, or Baptist Health Medical Center.


Conway Regional After Hours Clinic

437 Denison Street, Suite 2 501-504-2330

Hours: Monday–Friday from 1-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Distance from CBC: 1.2 miles (3-minute drive)

MedExpress Urgent Care 805 Oak Street 501-504-2329

Hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Distance from CBC: 1 mile

(3-minute drive)

PrimeCARE Medical Clinic - Salem 605 Salem Road, Suite A2 501-764-1800

Hours: Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Distance from CBC: 1.7 miles (5-minute drive)

PrimeCARE Medical Clinic - Harkrider 812 Oak Street 501-327-7100

Hours: Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Distance from CBC: 0.9 miles (2-minute drive)

Sherwood Urgent Care - Dave Ward 222 Dave Ward Drive 501-505-8400

Hours: Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Distance from CBC: 2.0 miles (5-minute drive)

Sherwood Urgent Care - Skyline 1065 Skyline Drive 501-499-6222

Hours: Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Distance from CBC: 2.3 miles (6-minute drive)


Safety on campus is a high priority at Central Baptist College; however, safety is the primary responsibility of each community member. Central Baptist College provides the following services to promote safety on campus: Closed-campus policy. CBC is a closed campus from midnight to 6:30 a.m. Signs are posted at all major entrances to campus to inform visitors of this policy. Security cameras. Say cheese! Security cameras are located throughout the campus. No weapons Weapons of any kind are not allowed on campus. Just say no. CBC is an alcohol-, drug-, and tobaccofree campus.

Safe and secure. All students living in the residence halls are issued a card that gives them 24/7 access to their residence halls. These systems restrict nonresident access to the residence halls. Drills. Fire drills are conducted at least once a semester in the residence halls. Tornado drills happen once per year. Campus security. CBC employs campus security officers who work at key hours at night, seven days a week, to patrol the campus. Planning and preparedness. CBC has adopted emergency evacuation and crisis management plans. Both can be found in the student handbook.


Are you expecting family in town for the weekend? Conway has several well-appointed hotels that are close to restaurants and shopping. Candlewood Suites 2360 Sanders Street 501-329-8551

Motel 6 810 Museum Road 501-329-8999 Hilton Garden Inn 805 Amity Road 501-329-1444 Holiday Inn Express & Suites 2330 Sanders Street 501-205-1315 Home2 Suites by Hilton 820 Bill Dean Drive 501-504-2602 Howard Johnson Inn 1090 Skyline Drive 501-329-2961 Microtel Inn & Suites 2475 Sanders Street 501-327-0898 Quality Inn 150 Skyline Drive 501-329-0300

Comfort Inn & Suites 2370 Sanders Street 501-513-4989 Country Inn & Suites 750 Amity Road 501-932-0500 Best Western 816 East Oak Street 501-329-9855 Comfort Suites 705 Museum Road 501-329-8548 Days Inn 1002 East Oak Street 501-450-7575 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Mariott 2260 Sanders Road 501-505-8034

Health clinics both on and off campus offer convenient, comprehensive medical services.



PARKS & REC With well-maintained parks scattered throughout the city, two indoor sports centers on the east and west sides of town, and an expo center and fairgrounds, Conway’s Parks and Recreation Department has something for everyone. No matter where you find yourself off campus, you’re never too far from an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, be active, or simply sit and enjoy nature.

#ConwayOffCampus How do you stay active? If you enjoy bike riding, Conway offers miles of trails and the state’s only bike-share program. If you prefer indoor workouts, our city has two rec centers. Show us how you like to move it, move it. Post a photo or video to Instagram using the #ConwayOffCampus hashtag.

City of Conway Parks Basketball

Baseball/ Softball

Airport Park 425 6th Street

Bainbridge Park 80 Kensington Drive


Beaverfork Lake Park 20 Kinley Drive

Pavilion/ Picnic Playground Area


Tennis/ Racquetball


Cadron Settlement Park 6200 Highway 319

Centennial Soccer Park 5200 John W. Allison Road

Conway Expo Center & Fairgrounds 2505 East Oak Street

Water Sports

Walking/ Jogging/ Biking

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City of Colleges Park 1025 East Siebenmoregen Road

Soccer/ Football

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Conway Station Park 1501 Robins Street

Curtis Walker Park 1700 Museum Road

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Don Owen Sports Complex (Indoor) 10 Lower Ridge Road

Fifth Avenue Park 600 5th Avenue

Gatlin Park 2325 Tyler Street

Laurel Park Robinson Avenue & Prince Street

McGee Center (Indoor) 3800 College Avenue

Pine Street Park 690 Pine Street

Pompe Park 2550 Prince Street

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Simon Park 805 Front Street

Tucker Creek Walking/ Bike Trail 275 Salem Road



Out on the Open Road

With its central location in The Natural State, Conway is just a short drive from some of the region's most popular tourist towns, giving you the perfect excuse for a day trip or weekend getaway.

Little Rock Drive Time: 30 min. Don’t Miss: River Market

Hot Springs Memphis Drive Time: 2 hours 26 min. Don’t Miss: Beale Street

Drive Time 1 hour 22 min. Don’t Miss: Garvan Woodland Gardens, Magic Springs Theme and Water Park

Fayetteville/NW Arkansas

Oklahoma City

Drive Time: 2 hours 28 min. Don’t Miss: Dickson Street Crystal Bridges Museum

Drive Time: 4 hours 37 min. Don’t Miss: Bricktown

Dallas Nashville Drive Time: 5 hours 38 min. Don’t Miss: Live Music

Drive Time: 5 hours 3 min. Don’t Miss: Professional Sports Theme Parks

New Orleans Drive Time: 7 hours 26 min. Don’t Miss: French Quarter





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More than 200 Conway restaurants lay just beyond the CBC Dining Hall and Café 52. From your favorite chain restaurants to local eateries and coffee shops, Conway has a place that will satisfy your cravings.


Zetêo Cozy coffee spot tucked under the gateway to downtown. Blue Sail Sprawling coffee crafter with WiFi and outdoor seating in the heart of downtown.


Streetside Creperie Downtown eatery specializing in sweet and savory crepes.


Las Delicias Homemade ice cream and paletas (popsicles) at one of three locations in Conway, including a food truck. Try the sweet corn ice cream. Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookie Two locations in Conway serving gourmet cookies and homemade ice cream with unlimited mix-ins.

Stoby’s Made-from-scratch breakfast attracts big crowds, especially on Saturday mornings.

Andy’s Frozen Custard Mix and match dozens of toppings to concretes, sundaes, splits, malts, and more. Walk up or drive through to order.

The Patio Café Quaint downtown eatery serves breakfast all day. Enjoy weekend brunch on the patio.

PattiCakes Bakery The Stoby’s bakery offers freshly made, mouthwatering, sweet and savory treats for any occasion.



Ceci’s Chicken-N-Waffles Casual sitdown restaurant serves traditional or flavored chicken and waffles and other Southern cuisine.

David’s Burgers Regional chain with the highest quality burgers and all-you-can-eat fries.

Holly’s Country Cookin’ Count on lines out the door for this down-home lunch spot.

Whole Hog Café Award-winning barbecue joint. Top off your smoked meat with your choice of seven homemade BBQ sauces.

Hole in the Wall Café Traditional Southern favorites served downtown during lunch.

McAlister’s Deli Famous for sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, and sweet tea. Tacos 4 Life Creative tacos, burritos, and more. Each meal purchased earns a donated meal.


Colton’s Steak House & Grill Easygoing steakhouse chain with a Wild West theme. Enjoy the bucket of complimentary peanuts. MarketPlace Grill A variety of fresh American standards in this traditional sit-down restaurant.

Café 52 Café 52, housed in the Story Library, is the newest restaurant on the CBC campus. Stop by for a cup of coffee, a smoothie, or stay a little longer and enjoy a sandwich, wrap, or salad! Café 52 is open to the public. HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: 5-11 p.m. Café 52’s schedule does fluctuate with holidays and the academic calendar

CBC DINING HALL Did you know the CBC Dining Hall is open to the public? The Dining Hall offers all-you-caneat service with a full salad bar, deli bar, grill station, handmade pizza, soup, comfort station, and dessert station. Check out the daily menu and hours of operation at cbcdining.

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CULTURE Make the most of your college experience by taking advantage of the many arts and cultural opportunities in the City of Colleges.

✓ See a play in a downtown theater. ❏ ✓ Attend a Conway Symphony Orchestra concert. ❏ ✓ Visit an art gallery. ❏ ✓ Take a painting class with friends. ❏ ✓ Watch a live performance at Reynolds Performance Hall. ❏

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Explore the Great

oUTDOORs With its location in the heart of The Natural State, Conway is a great place for an outdoor adventure. Possibilities for fishing, boating, swimming, or other water sports are just a short drive away, as are hiking trails, picnic areas, and camping grounds.

Fairfield Bay

Greers Ferry Lake

Drive Time: 45 minutes

Drive Time: 1 hour 8 minutes

Nestled on Greers Ferry Lake, this community offers swimming, fishing, golf, hiking, tennis, and more. Annual events attract visitors year-round.

40,000-acre lake with camping sites, cliff diving, and public beaches. Buffalo River Drive Time: 2 hours 16 minutes

America’s first “National River.” 500-foot cliffs line this 150-mile waterway that sees tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Pinnacle Mountain State Park Drive Time: 40 minutes

Minutes from Little Rock. Scenic hikes with sweeping views of central Arkansas.

Woolly Hollow State Park Drive Time: 36 minutes

Only 12 miles north of Conway, this park has a 40-acre lake, campsites, and miles of hiking and mountain bike trails.

Petit Jean Mountain State Park Drive Time: 53 minutes

One of Arkansas’s premier state parks. Tons of trails, waterfalls, camping, and lodging options.

Cadron Settlement Park Drive Time: 19 minutes

Scenic overlook of the Arkansas River Valley. Mountain bike trails, pavilions, and historic markers minutes from campus.

Little Red River Drive Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Home to world-record brown trout, full-service resorts, and easily accessible fishing. Mount Magazine State Park Drive Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

The highest point in Arkansas and one of the highest in the central United States. Resort-quality lodge, hiking trails, and climbing.



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