Arkansas is geographically listed as one of the South-Central states of the United States, but culturally and traditionally, Arkansas is Deep South. It is below the Mason Dixon Line, and it was part of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The Battle of Pea Ridge was fought here in 1862. You can learn the story at Pea Ridge National Military Park. At any discount hotel in Arkansas, which is also the home state of Bill and Hillary Clinton, you won’t be far from Southern history.
The capital of Arkansas is Little Rock. Here you can experience pioneer history at the Arkansas Territorial Restoration. Its 19th century buildings include the Hinderliter Grog Shop from the 1830s. It is the city’s oldest structure. Also of interest are the Museum of Discovery, the strikingly handsome Old State House, and MacArthur Park. For visitors staying in Arkansas budget hotels outside the capital area, there is plenty to see and do. Arkansas is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. Thousands of campers, fishermen, hunters, bird watchers and hikers come here every year from all over the world. Among their favorite destinations are the White River National Wildlife Refuge, the Louisiana Purchase State Park, and Parkin Archaeological State Park. Of course, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the healthy benefits of the famous waters at Hot Springs.