Nestled in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains
just minutes from Wolf Pen Gap ATV riding trails outside Mena, Arkansas.

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Mena, Arkansas and Nearby Area Attractions
Mena, Arkansas is located in Polk County and is surrounded by the beautiful Ouachita Mountains in western Arkansas.  Mena and the surrounding areas boast some of the most beautiful scenery and offer outdoor activities including ATV riding, fishing, hiking, hunting and river rafting, as well as local "small town" cultural experiences and events. 

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Area Attractions
1928 Esso Gas Station
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Located in downtown Mena, AR, the 1928 restored Esso Station is filled with rare muscle, classic, and antique cars; street rods; and motorcycles. Open during some special events or by appointment only.
Board Camp Campground and Crystal Mine
110 Polk County Road 62
Mena, AR  71953
Phone: 479-243-0771
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Board Camp Campground LLC and Board Camp Crystal Mine is currently a DAY USE CAMP, with an actual NATIVE, UNTAPPED CRYSTAL MINE and PUBLIC DIG SITE, located in Polk County, Arkansas. Also home to the Crystal Music Festival.
Cossatot River State Park Natural Area
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This park-natural area stretches for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River, Arkansas's premier whitewater experience renowned as the best whitewater float stream in mid-America. Plan your kayaking and canoeing adventure in southwest Arkansas south of Mena.
Lum & Abner "Jot 'Em Down" Store & Museum
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Chester "Chet" Lauck ( Lum Eddards) and Norris 'Tuffy" Goff (Abner Peabody) were the creators, actors, writers, sound effects men, directors, and the life of the "Lum 'N' Abner" Program. They received more fan mail than any radio program of the time- one and a half million letters one special week!
Mena Art Gallery
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Mena Art Gallery is located in the small town of Mena, Arkansas, in the Ouachita Mountains. We support individual and community involvement in the creative arts, and we strive to inspire and serve all ages of artists.
Mena Kansas City Southern Depot
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Restored historic Kansas City Southern depot located in downtown Mena, AR; serves as a museum of local history, including a room dedicated to Arkansas natives Lum n' Abner; the Ouachitas series paintings by local renowned artist Monta Black Philpot which one hung in the national rotunda; and a restored 1939 Dodge police car; free tours available.
Ouachita Little Theater
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We are the performing arts organization in the town of Mena, Polk County, in the Western Frontier of Arkansas. OLT encourages the development and showcasing of local talent in children and adults and provides the venue for their talent to be spotlighted in its theater at 610 Mena Street in downtown Mena.
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
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Queen Wilhelmina State Park is a cloud-capped hideaway wrapped in the cool mountain breezes of summer or the blaze of fall colors in autumn. It is a winter wonderland or the magic of spring. Come experience the panoramic scenery at this Arkansas getaway high atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest peak.
Southern Belle Train Rides
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Come ride the miniature train at the Southern Belle Depot, a private concession located at the entrance of Queen Wilhelmina park. You can also play a round or two of miniature golf here followed by a quick meal or snack.
Talimena National Scenic Byway
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Come explore the Talimena Scenic Drive as it stretches across the very top of the Ouachita Mountains in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. The Byway offers 54 miles of spectacular views and incredible scenery.
Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails
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Wolf Pen Gap Trail totals 31 miles with numerous loops and three trailheads that provide parking. (The trail was 41 miles, but 10 miles were closed.) Primitive campsites are available throughout the area. Some private campgrounds and cabin rental proprietors cater specifically to ATV riders.
 

General Information
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission handles habitat management, fish stocking, hunting and fishing regulations, and a host of other programs.
Arkansas State Parks
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Fun family vacations begin with a visit to Arkansas's State Parks.
Arkansas Tourism Information
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Affordable family vacations, romantic getaways and business meetings are a natural in Arkansas.
Mena Polk County Chamber of Commerce
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Located in the historic KCS Depot in downtown Mena, Arkansas, the Mena / Polk County Chamber office can provide you with local visitor information, along with recommended businesses and maps of the area.
Ouachita ATV Club
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Ouachita ATV Club is based in Mena Arkansas, surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest.There are several ATV trail systems within an hour's drive of Mena, the Wolfpen Gap Trail system being the closest and largest with access only 7 miles from town. We are a club that is family oriented, Promoting ATV safety & responsible "Tread Lightly" riding habits.
USDA - Ouachita National Forest Information
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The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million acres in central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. Enjoy camping, hiking, biking, scenic driving, trail riding, water recreation, fishing, hunting, and more!