If you’re looking for some Arkansas culture to enjoy, you have access to several different forms, whether it be architecture, literature, or fine/performing arts. Check out the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, spearheaded by Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. The museum is composed of walking trails and educational opportunities through its display of over 450 works covering five centuries of American art. You may also walk down memory lane, literally, as several historic town sites have been restored as state parks. Consider Historic Washington Start Park, Powhatan Historic State Park or Davidsonville Historic State park. Moving to Arkansas will also feature a variety of native music across the state. Expect to come across the blues, rockabilly, bluegrass, and folk music from the Ozarks. You can also check out the King Biscuit Blues Festival or the Bikes, Blue, and BBQ homage to the history of blue in the state.
Just like many southern states, sports have become ingrained in Arkansas culture. Since 1894 when the University of Arkansas first fielded a football team, college football has had humble beginnings here. Centuries later, many Arkansans consider The University of Arkansas Razorbacks, one of two NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) as the public image of the state. The second of the Division 1 schools is The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, who play in the second-level Football Championship subdivision. If you’re more of a baseball fan, enjoy an Arkansas Travelers game at the Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at the Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Both teams compete in the Texas League.
Between the rich and storied sports teams, you’ll be bound to have a ball in Arkansas.