Cheap flights to Arkansas

Known at present by its nickname ‘The Natural State’ and formerly as ‘The Land of Opportunity’, the state of Arkansas is located in the Southern region of the United States. Its capital and largest city is Little Rock – Arizona’s hub for transportation, business, culture, and government. The state is the 29th largest in square miles and the 32nd most populous of the 50 United States. Arizona derived its name from Siouan, denoting the Quapaw Indians and its nickname ‘The Natural State’ is due to its diverse regions that offer a wide range of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Despite being stereotyped as "poor, banjo-picking hillbilly" state, it has produced prominent figures in American history and culture such as politician and educational advocate William Fulbright, former President Bill Clinton, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark, Walmart magnate Sam Walton, and singer-songwriter Johnny Cash.

What to see & do

Arkansas is home to plenty of areas protected by the National Park System like Arkansas Post National Memorial at Gillett, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Buffalo National River, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Hot Springs National Park, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Pea Ridge National Military Park, President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Arkansas State Capitol Building, as well as a number of state parks. There are plenty of activities that you can try out while in Arkansas. Pamper yourself in the best thermal baths and green treatments at Que Paw Baths; taste fine wines at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars; go on a fishing trip, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and other exciting outdoor activities at Buffalo Outdoor Center; or go on a 75-minute amphibious boat tour via National Park Duck Tours.

How to get around within Arkansas

One must be at least 14 years old, with a learner’s permit (15 on a restricted licence, and 16 on an unrestricted licence) to be able to legally drive within state limits. As most of the rest of the country, getting around the state is best done and also quickest by car. You can take Interstate 40 (I-40), which crosses Arkansas from Fort Smith to Memphis, passing through North Little Rock. Interstate 30, which originates in Fort Worth, Texas, enters the state at Texarkana and ends into I-40 at North Little Rock. Meanwhile, you can enter via Interstate 55 at the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, and then follow a northerly route from West Memphis to Missouri en route to Saint Louis. You can also get in and around via Greyhound buses.

How to get there

The main airport that serves Arkansas is the Clinton National Airport (officially Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field), formerly known as Little Rock National Airport. It is the largest commercial airport in the state, with more than 2.1 million passengers in the year March 2009 through February 2010. Airlines that operate here include Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Express, and US Airways Express, flying to and from several destinations including Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas-Love, Chicago-O’Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Charlotte, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Houston. You can also fly in via Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, Fort Smith Regional Airport, and Texarkana Regional Airport, or at airports located in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Texarkana, and Memphis, Tennessee.

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