Local Attractions in and around Mena, Arkansas

Surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains, Mena, Arkansas is your gateway to many outdoor recreation activities.


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Destinations and Attractions

Talimena Scenic Drive

The Talimena Scenic Drive offers you more than 50 miles of the most breathtaking vistas our states have to offer.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Located atop Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest peak, Queen Wilhelmina offers some of the most breathtaking views in the state from the fully renovated lodge.

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Recreation Area

Wolf Pen Gap was the first trail system built specifically for four wheelers in the Ouachita National Forest. 

Ouachita Country Club & Golf Course

Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Ouachita Golf & Country Club difficult yet friendly, 

Blue Zip Line & Farm

Soar among 300 year old Oak trees and experience the thrill of  zip lining canopy tour located on a working cattle ranch.

Earthquake Ridge Trail

The trail parallels the Talimena Scenic Byway on the north and south sides of Rich Mountain with four loops. 

Mena Kansas City Southern Depot

Restored historic Kansas City Southern depot; serves as a museum of local history. Free tours available.

Board Camp Crystal Mine

Dig up your own crystals in this local mine. No Tailings, keep what you find

Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival

Turkey Track Bluegrass Park is one of the largest bluegrass festivals west of the Mississsippi, located in the Ouachita Mountains near Waldron.

Fourche Mountain Trail

The Fourche Mountain Trail offers breathtaking views of Fourche Mountain and Buck Knob.

Janssen Park

This 10-acre community park is host to an 1851 log cabin rumored to have been used as a hideout by the notorious Jesse James.

Hang Gliding and Paragliding

Hang Gliding and Paragliding in Arkansas and Oklahoma is a year-round activity, providing very scenic backdrops for flying. 

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Whether for business or for vacation Sun Country Inn, located in Mena, Arkansas is your best choice for lodging when visiting the Ouachita Mountains.

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Sun Country Inn

1309 Hwy 71 North

Mena, Arkansas 71953

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