Visit the Off-the-Beaten-Path Spots in Arkansas in Your Toyota

July 15th, 2021 by

2023 RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition Driving through a puddle in the woods near Landers Toyota in Little Rock, AR

Whether you own a Toyota Corolla, 4Runner, or a sturdy Tundra, driving a Toyota is just plain fun and exhilarating. What adds to the fun is hopping into your Toyota and exploring the beauty of Arkansas. The Natural State has it all, from pristine lakes and waterfalls to the mountainous backcountry of the Ozarks. At Landers Toyota in Little Rock, we want to share a fun list of off-the-beaten-path spots in Arkansas that are exciting and relaxing to visit in, especially in your Toyota.


Marge Gardner Ln
North Little Rock, AR 72118

Just over in North Little Rock, nestled right next University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech, is Emerald Park. This 135-acre park offers a walking path that goes along the bank of the Arkansas River and features some of the most scenic views of the river and bluffs.


6900 Two Rivers Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72223

Literally across the Arkansas River from Emerald Park, Two Rivers Park is located at the confluence of Arkansas and Little Maumelle Rivers. The 1,000-acre park is a fantastic spot to go walking or biking. There are also restrooms, a pavilion, a canoe launch, and so much more.


Reform Rd.
Paron, AR 72122

If you want to get out of Little Rock for the day, the drive to Lake Winona is worth it. It’s the perfect destination to explore, just 35 miles west of Little Rock in the Ouachita National Forest. Although swimming is prohibited, you can take your fishing pole. Lake Winona is a wonderful place to go fishing because it’s stocked with bass, crappie, and catfish.


3877 Highway 88 West
Mena, AR 71953

Another Arkansas gem off the beaten path, Queen Wilhelmina State Park is located in Mena, AR just 2.5 hours west of Little Rock. The state park is situated on Rich Mountain, the second-highest peak in the Natural State. Be sure to make reservations at the park’s fully renovated lodge. The original lodge was built in the late 1800s as a Victorian resort named Wilhelmina Inn to honor the young Queen of the Netherlands.

Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home

110 Center Drive
Dyess, AR 72330

If you’re a rock-n-roll or country music fan or history buff, make a stop in Dyess, AR, a 2.5-hour drive east of Little Rock. It’s where you can visit the childhood home of music legend, “The Man in Black,” Johnny Cash. Now owned by Arkansas State University, the five-room house has been restored and you’re able to take a tour of it as well as visit the Dyess Colony Visitors Center in the Historic Dyess Colony.

We hope this list inspires you to explore the special places that make Arkansas such a beautifully scenic place. It’s especially exciting when you arrive in your fun-to-drive Toyota! If you want to upgrade, come by Landers Toyota in Little Rock, AR. Be sure to take a test drive of any of our available new Toyotas or one of our quality used vehicles.


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