Arkansas Off-Beat Roadside Attractions

If you're looking for the out of the ordinary tourist attractions, Arkansas is a great place to find them! We might not have the world's largest frying pan, but we do have some interesting, odd and wild attractions.
Some interesting trivia, in the movie Elizabethtown, Orlando Bloom visits the 7-foot tall Jesus and Dinosaur World (closed) as his character spreads his father's ashes across the United States.

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Alligator Farm & Merman

Amanda Galiano
847 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, USA
+1 501-623-6172

The alligator farm not only has a petting zoo & alligators but it also has a room with interesting artifacts, including a merman. Open every day of the year from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The Alligator food shows are from May 1 to October 15 on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 noon. Found on 847 Whittington in Hot Springs, AR: 501-623-6172.

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Popeye Statues

Popeye in Alma
Amanda Galiano
801 Fayetteville Ave, Alma, AR 72921, USA

Did you know Arkansas was the spinach capital of the world? I didn't. However, the folks in Alma do! They have an 8-foot, bronze Popeye tribute in their town square to announce it.

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Tiny Town

374 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3402, USA
+1 501-624-4742

This is truly an amazing little town of miniatures. Most of the "tiny town" is handmade and intricately detailed. Tiny Town is touted as the world's largest animated miniature city and the world's largest indoor display. It's frequented by mini-celebrities like Mr. T. It can be found on Whittington Avenue in Hot Springs: 501-624-4742.

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Museum of Automobiles

8 Jones Ln, Morrilton, AR 72110-9353, USA
+1 501-727-5427

If you like cars, you'll like this museum. There are some "celebrity" cars but the coolest is the Climber. It's the only car ever built in Arkansas. The museum is near Petit Jean in Morrilton, Arkansas: 501-727-5427.

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Saint Elizabeth's Chapel

30 Crescent Dr, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3037, USA
+1 479-253-9853

This chapel is famous because you have to enter it through the Bell Tower. It's a beautiful chapel and it's a neat little piece of history. It's adjacent to the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, 30 Crescent Drive: 479-253-9853.

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World's Tallest Uncrucified Christ

Christ of Ozarks
ARNatureGirl Creative Commons
937 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA
+1 479-253-9200

What can you say about a seven story high Jesus? He is a part of the "Great Passion Play" and was built entirely by hand.

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Gay Nineties Button and Doll Museum

338 Onyx Cave Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, USA
+1 479-253-9321

This museum has button mosaics and dolls that have been collected over many years. It's attached to Onyx Cave too which is another attraction in itself. Onyx Cave, 338 Onyx Cave Lane, U.S. 62 East Eureka Springs: (479) 253-9321.

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Norman, Arkansas Library

255 E Main St, Norman, AR 71960, USA

The Norman Library is only about the size of a small bedroom: 177 square feet. It is/was a freestanding library and fully operational for a many years. The library was built in 1939 by the WPA. Aside from it's size, it's noted for it's rock work (as many WPA projects are) and Spanish tile roof.

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Mammoth Orange Cafe in Redfield

Mammoth Orange Cafe
Amanda Galiano
Redfield, AR 72132, USA
+1 501-397-2347

This great little cafe in Redfield is still operational, and has been attracting roadside tourists since the 60s. Redfield is about an hour from Little Rock, towards Pine Bluff.  Get a milkshake.  They're delicious.

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The Little Golden Gate Bridge

Eureka Springs, AR 72631, USA

The Little Golden Gate Bridge in Beaver takes the name "Little" seriously. It's only 554 feet long and 11 feet wide. The Beaver bridge is the last remaining suspension bridge in Arkansas. Just be careful. It's a one lane bridge, so you have to be considerate to oncoming traffic.

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Roadside Attractions in Arkansas