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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“Located in nearby Jasper. Saturday evening, there's live music! Good food, friendly servers, and lots of history! Try the chicken- fried steak!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“Great food and atmosphere! Outdoor patio seating. Sometimes you'll catch live music on weekends.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“It’s about a 2 hr drive but it’s totally worth it. It’s a beautiful 2 mile hike to the Hawksbill Crag. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“Creek's End is on the Little Buffalo River, one of the major tributaries for the Buffalo National River. Go floating, hiking, bird watching, or whatever, just go enjoy this national treasure!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cute and cozy bakery serving lunch. Located right off the square in Jasper.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Lost Valley - 3.5 Mile Round Trip You'll love this hike, it begins at Lost Valley Campground just off Highway 43 between Boxley and Ponca. You'll discover the "Siamese Beeches", two trees that have grown together over the years; the "Jigsaw Blocks", another natural bridge; then Cobb Cave which is a giant overhang you can walk back into. It was named thus because of the corncobs discovered there that were left by Indians many years ago. After that take a walk up to Eden Falls, which are absolutely beautiful. Then turn around and come back to the intersection, take a right and go to the cave. Be sure to take a good light with you. You'll have to crawl a short way, but then it opens up into a large room with a 35 foot waterfall.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great variety, convenient to the Buffalo River for any last minute buys before your float trip.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Early in the morning and late in the evening are the best times to see elk throughout the Boxley Valley. Whether or not the elk are out, it's always a scenic drive with plenty of places you'll want to pull over. This valley is a favorite with photographers. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Great Owner!!!! Lots of Everything! Just Love Shopping Here for the Atmosphere and Friendly Conversations!!!!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Motel
“Serving breakfast and lunch. Great views overlooking the Arkansas Grand Canyon. A short 10 minute drive from town.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“From Creek's End, go out on 8920 to Hwy 16, then right. Stay left on 16/21... Trailhead not well marked. Steep hike, but worth it!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Rv Park
“They can recommend SEVERAL trails or outfit you for kayaking. The river does not hold its water so CALL before you plan to kayak. IT'S AMAZING if you can and not to be missed.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Science Museum
“In beautiful Ponca Valley where the Elk can be seen and families can be educated. Floating also provided by Lost Valley Canoe Rental/Guides.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Come enjoy some of Newton County's most spectacular vistas on this trail as it circles a well-known landmark. About three miles of trail passes towering bluffs, huge trees, including the largest stands of pawpaws in the area, and a very lush, diverse plant community. Enjoy spring's brilliant carpet of wildflowers or fall's fiery' beauty. Round top was the tragic site of a 1948 crash of a military plane and the former bluff shelter home of the earliest native people, which adds some historical interest on this trail. Access is south of Jasper about three miles on Highway 7. Turn right at the hiking sign to enter the parking area. A signboard with a map will help you plan your hike.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Campground
“A favorite swimming hole! From AR 43 (just outside of Ponca) turn north on AR 7 toward Jasper. Climb up about two miles and you'll see a sign for the campground on your left. When you reach the bottom of the hill turn left and follow the road all the way. Park and walk back to the river. Fun place to picnic, skip rocks, swim, take photos and watch floaters on the river.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bridge
“Alum cove has an impressive natural bridge and beautiful rock formations deep in the forest. The 1 1/2 mile trail is moderate and great for families with kids. Picnic area, ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Located in nearby Jasper. Saturday evening, there's live music! Good food, friendly servers, and lots of history! Try the chicken- fried steak!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Great food and atmosphere! Outdoor patio seating. Sometimes you'll catch live music on weekends.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Motel
“Serving breakfast and lunch. Great views overlooking the Arkansas Grand Canyon. A short 10 minute drive from town.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Campground
“Greasy spoon restaurant/burgers, pizza/breakfast Light groceries Great selection of camping/hiking gear, tools, etc. 20 minute drive Hours Mon - Fri 7:00 - 7:00 Sat 8:00 - 7:00 Sun 8:30 - 4:00”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Best old fashioned hamburgers around!!! Also, there coconut cream pie is amazing!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The HUB is very close to this property. It is known for is Delicious Prime Rib.”
  • 1 local recommends

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