Exploring Arkansas November 2012
Museum of Native American History, White River Monster, Possum Kingdom Trail, Gilbert
The Museum of Native American Histoy in Bentonville is a collection, according to many visitors rivals that of the Smithsonian with artifacts from 14,000 years ago. The "White River Monster" hasn't been sighted since the early 1970's, but its legend continues in the Newport area. The Possum Kingdom Trail north of Lake Ouachita in the Ouachita National Forest offers mountain biking opportunities on gravel, paved and unsurfaced road types. The self proclaimed "Coolest Town in Arkansas" (coldest place on average) happens to be Gilbert near the banks of the Buffalo National River The town and the General Store haven't changed much since 1901.