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Lodging:

The following resources provide Lodging, Camping and Cabins Resources available in the area.
 

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Other things to see and do:

If you have not gotten enough riding in after the Challenge check out some of the local Mountain Bike Trails at Ouachita Mountain Bike Adventures

Talimena Scenic Byway
This national Forest Scenic Byway winding 54 miles from Mena to Talihina, Oklahoma, offers breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding countryside from peaks of nearly 3,000 feet.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Perched atop Rich Mountain nearly 3,000 feet above sea level sits Queen Wilhelmina Lodge. With its breath-taking panoramic view, it came to be known as the "Castle in the Sky". The lodge offers 36 guest rooms plus two "Queens Rooms" with wood burning fireplaces, a meeting room which accommodates 50 persons and a restaurant. The Park has camping, miniature railroad, miniature golf, petting zoo, and hiking trails. The park is located 12 miles west of Mena on hwy 88.

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails
The 50 mile trail is the first formal trail system specifically for four wheelers and dirt bikes and Montain Bikes in the Ouachita National Forest.

Janssen Park
A 10 acre community park listed on the Register of Historic Places. The park offers picnic areas with covered pavilions, a playground, basketball court, spring fed ponds with picturesque rock bridges and a 1851 log cabin - the first homestead built by William Shelton in the area which now comprises Mena.

Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center
The almost 3-acre Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center was founded by Tommy Young for his injured animals while they are recovering. The Center is also equipped for breeding and serves as an educational center for visitors.

Lum and Abner Museum and Jot 'Em Down Store
Pine Ridge is only slightly smaller now than it was in the early 1900's when it was called Waters, the site of a post office, sawmill, general store, grist mill, blacksmith shop, and the other services necessary to a farm community. Out of this community came the inspiration for one of the most popular radio shows "Lum and Abner". Chester "Chet" Lauck (Lum Edwards) and Norris "Tuffy" Goff (Abner Peabody) grew up together in Mena, and were the creators, actors, writers, sound effects men, directors and the life of the "Lum and Abner" program which greeted its radio audience for nearly 25 years. The stores that were so busy on the program are still busy today housing the "Lum and Abner Museum" and the "Jot 'Em Down Store" which holds the souvenir and gift shop, antiques, crafts and continues to offer "Lum and Abner" programs. Open March 1 thru November 1, Tuesday thru Saturday, 9-5, Sunday 12-5. Located on Hwy 88 in Pine Ridge.

Ouachita Little Theatre
The Ouachita Little Theatre is a community theatre located in the historic downtown Mena. All the actors, actresses, and behind the stage personnel involved in the OLT productions are volunteers who contribute many hours to producing the finest quality theatre possible.

Ouachita National Forest Ranger Station
The ranger station is located on Hwy 71 just as your entering Mena from the east.
The ranger station has souvenir's and maps, they are also a wealth of information for any trails in the Ouachita National Forest.

Ouachita National Forest Rich Mountain Visitor Center
The Visitor Center is located on Hwy 88 just north of Mena heading up Rich Mountain. The Visitor Center has souvenir's and maps as well. There is also a paved walking trail as well as restrooms. The Visitor Center is the center point of the Earthquake Ridge Trail Complex

Mena Train Depot and Museum
The old train depot located in downtown Mena houses the Mena historic museum as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

Shopping
Mena has many places to shop for gifts, arts and crafts, antiques and souvenir's.

For more information contact the
Mena Chamber of Commerce: Phone: 479-394-2912

For more things to see and do in Mena visit the Mena web site at: www.gomenaarkansas.com

 


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