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Travel Arkansas Back Roads, Airports & GPS

Lori has traveled Arkansas from the backwoods to the Capitol. GPS, frugal travel

Hwy 7-N Scenic or I-40 via 164 (The Back Way)

This is where Hwy 7N  at Hwy 333 comes out North of Dover Arkansas. Hwy 7 has Scenic signs both North and South

This is where Hwy 7N at Hwy 333 comes out North of Dover Arkansas. Hwy 7 has Scenic signs both North and South

Need to get to I-40 or 64, and do not want to get on at Russellville? Take 164 to 124 to 105

Need to get to I-40 or 64, and do not want to get on at Russellville? Take 164 to 124 to 105

Every Road Has Multiple Names or Designations

I am not sure if this is true in every community in North America, but in Arkansas, each street, avenue, boulevard, highway, and even freeway can have at least two different designations or place names. Sometimes roads have more than two names. Even more confusing is that in Arkansas and most of the South, residents may only know nicknames, or understand directions by long gone markers or landmarks. If you are not "from around here," it can be quite confusing.

It is my hope that travelers consider Arkansas a good place to visit.

To make it a little easier on travelers near and far, I have included maps, some highlighted areas, and addresses for GPS directions, for such important destinations, as the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport, in Little Rock, AR, or Will Rogers Airport in Fort Smith, and several popular hotels.

Please enjoy your journey, and do not forget to visit many of the little towns off of the main highways. In many places they have clung to the past, and continue with celebrations honoring Boll Weevils, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Peaches and Watermelon. If you get a chance to catch a festival, you will enjoy fruit and other edibles done up in a way you could never imagine.

Remember, Arkansas is a good place for a frugal vacation. Your travel dollars will go much further here. Although Arkansas has painted herself as ignorant and racist, there are many good and loving people who are friendly and caring. No matter what their political agenda, if you get broke down on the side of the road, chances are you will find help from any sector of people.

Peace and safe travels.

Little Rock to Memphis, Tennessee

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Highways, Back Roads, Slow Down, Take The Scenic Route

Hwy 105, North of Atkins, Arkansas, from Hwy 124

Hwy 105, North of Atkins, Arkansas, from Hwy 124

From 105 N of Atkins, crosses Hwy 124 here toward Russellville

From 105 N of Atkins, crosses Hwy 124 here toward Russellville

Hwy 164

Hwy 164

Hwy 64, and Hwy 105 South cross

Hwy 64, and Hwy 105 South cross

From Hwy 64, in Atkins, you can go North to 105 N, or Interstate 40 (known as Old Needles Hwy)

From Hwy 64, in Atkins, you can go North to 105 N, or Interstate 40 (known as Old Needles Hwy)

Traveling E on Hwy 64, you cross 363 North, and 247 South

Traveling E on Hwy 64, you cross 363 North, and 247 South

Bill & Hillary Clinton International Airport, Little Rock, AR

In and Out of Arkansas

So...you have finally saved up some extra money, you and your people can take a little vacation. In today's economy, the traveler really has to make each dollar count.

Where can you go for vacation and get the most value for your dollar?

How can you get there? Do you want to take the slower old Highways & byways?

If you are interested in history and would like to go over the ground that is historical, the Arkansas Parks & Tourism has added The Heritage Trail signage to roads where the Trail of Tears, The Butterfield Trail, The Civil War, and Southwestern Trail occurred.

Are you able to take a flight in? and Can you do it within Budget?

Yes. Little Rock, Arkansas has a lot to do, and it can all be done on a limited budget.

As Fall and winter come to our Natural State, we have the Arkansas Razorbacks who have some serious College Ball Fans, but you ain't seen nothing until you have tailgated to a Razorback game, and sported an Uncle Hoagie Hog Hat!

Our city hosts two large events each Fall. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the Arkansas State Fair. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is held all over the Nation, but what happens in our streets of Little Rock, is the biggest love fest you have ever felt. When you join these survivors, ladies, and their menfolk, you will be guaranteed to have been moved in your heart.

The Arkansas State Fair is probably where they first decided to fry a Snickers Bar and then later; why the heck not, fry some Dr. Pepper! I can hear them now... The Arkansas State Fair is a decent-sized fair, with good rides. A lot of safety measures are in place to keep it family and fun. The worst part is the parking, but that seems to be a common theme in every place here.


Hunting, Fishing & Bow Season

In order to get you in and out of Arkansas, I am going to mention a few other spots bordering our State, because there are lots of festivals, football and hunting activities happening.

Bow season opens on October 1st at Sunrise.

When Fall comes people's moods improve tremendously. Our Summers are Hot, from the summer of 2010 on have been breaking heat records. Autumns have become warmer as well. Past a bad mood, into plain whipped. Our crime rate even goes down.

When it cools down, we come back to life, and cannot wait to put some extra clothes on, to warm ourselves back up. This is the time of year that our menfolks can be found trolling the aisles of Wal-Mart, not for 2-Legged Deer, but for the stuff to "get them a 4-Legged Deer".

For those of you who feel bad for Bambi, and do not like hunting, please do not be alarmed. The majority of killing that happens in these woods are 6-Packs, 18-Packs, and the famous Keg Buck. I do not mean to alarm you, but these guys will kill Beers all day long, just to watch them die. The men stay out in the woods all week, eating all the goodies Momma packed for them; "just in case they don't get anything", they do not have to bathe, or even change their clothes. Oh, the stories they will tell.

I enjoyed doing "field research" and the gathering of photos, GPS addresses, and cool places for you to eat and stay. Doe's Eat Place, Hibernia Irish Tavern, Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, Sticky Fingerz Rock and Roll Chicken Shack, and many more.

There are included places for those whose idea of camping is staying in a hotel. Visit: The Arkansas Repertory Theater, Clinton Presidential Center, Heifer International Headquarters, the Arkansas River Market Area, and The Loony Bin Comedy Club.

Hurry back soon!

Airport Parking, Little Rock, Adams Field, GPS 34.78172-92.2051

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Lori J Latimer

Comments

Lori J Latimer (author) from Central Oregon on November 01, 2014:

We used to say, "Come Back Now, Y'here?" Now, it is, "watch out for deers." This is not correct grammar, but that has never stopped an Arkansan. I think deer have auto Olympics, and why shouldn't they? Thanks again, and nice meeting you.

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on November 01, 2014:

Thanks! Definitely will be watching for deer. My husband drives on back roads for work and has hit several deer through the years, all of which have fared much better than the company vehicles.

Lori J Latimer (author) from Central Oregon on November 01, 2014:

Have fun Susan, be safe, and ...watch out for deer!

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on October 31, 2014:

We're headed south in Arkansas this weekend to see the fall foliage and enjoy some Civil War history. Love traveling our home state during the fall!

Toronto Lawyers on March 20, 2012:

nice hubs... you have very beautiful pictures. I'll give Little Rock a try for my next budget vacation

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Lori J Latimer (author) from Central Oregon on December 24, 2011:

Thank you ellahall2011!

ellahall2011 on October 20, 2011:

Interesting and nice hub.

Lori J Latimer (author) from Central Oregon on November 13, 2010:

Dear chan0512, Razorback Tailgating is a Religion, so I would say the experience will be thrilling. They play one more game in Little Rock this month. It will be Hog Wild - and fun!

chan0512 from Camarillo, CA on November 13, 2010:

nice hubs... you have very beautiful pictures. I'll give Little Rock a try for my next budget vacation. Wondering about the Razorbacks tailgating experience. I hope it is as fun or better than YellowJacket tailgating. :)

Lori J Latimer (author) from Central Oregon on October 31, 2010:

zzron, Thank you so much for the read and kind comments. Perhaps the next time fate whorls y'all to Arkansas, you can take in a few sights, or a River Boat Cruise... :0)

zzron from Houston, TX. on October 31, 2010:

Great info and cool maps. I haven't been through Arkansas in quite a while but when I do go through there, it's usually across I – 40 and I – 30. There's a little truck stop at exit 5 on I – 440 on the northbound side that I stop at when I do go through there.

Lori J Latimer (author) from Central Oregon on September 08, 2010:

Thank you stephhicks! It is different, I was born in CA, and came here as a stranger in a strange land, but it does have charm, and some of the kindest people in the world. Beautiful mountains too...

Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on September 08, 2010:

Love the title alone - but so much useful information here! The Deep South is one area of the country that I've wanted to visit, but just never been allll the way there from Oregon. Thumbs up - great work!

Lori J Latimer (author) from Central Oregon on September 08, 2010:

Thank you Ms. Katiem! Thank you for your comments! It means a lot to me! Come see us now, y'hear? :0)

Katie McMurray from Ohio on September 08, 2010:

WOW they too have the race for the cure, awesome facts and details about Little Rock, AR - The Inn's and Out - Knowing where to Go! The maps you include are just brillant this is the one stop place to go to be in the AR know!

Lori J Latimer (author) from Central Oregon on September 08, 2010:

PR_am, thank you very much. I have traveled the South extensively, and the prices have to be low enough that our median income(s)can participate. There is a lot of affordable activities in Arkansas. Hope y'all come for a 'look n' see'. :0)

PR_am from Oregon on September 08, 2010:

I agree with you here "In today's economy, you really have to make each dollar count" Information such as this on great places to spend a vacation helps one to maximize holidays fun with available funds. Thanks for sharing this Hub

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