Northwest Arkansas is part outdoor adventurer’s dream, part hustle, and bustle of a much bigger community. Locals can have both lifestyles because NWA is home to Fortune 500 headquarters surrounded by stunning scenery.

Northwest Arkansas is located in the Ozark Mountains. The Ozarks provide hilly terrain and forests that make for a breathtaking, natural setting. The combination of a beautiful natural setting and an agreeable climate make the region popular with adventurers. Outdoor activities — especially mountain biking, running, and kayaking — are popular throughout the region. Northwest Arkansas has four distinct seasons, making it easy to enjoy the outdoors just about all the time.

National, state and local parks such as The Buffalo National River, Hobbs State Park, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, and Devil’s Den State Park are all nearby. Sometimes you’ll drive an hour to get there, but a place like the botanical garden is within 30 minutes of just about every person in Benton and Washington counties.

200+
MILES OF TRAILS, IN THE LAST 7 YEARS
NWA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
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ART TRIPS YOU NEED TO TAKE
FORBES 2016
7
BEST CITY TO VISIT IN THE U.S.
Lonely Planet, 2016
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