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Talimena National Scenic Byway

Talimena National Scenic Byway

Travel a short drive to the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Explore the golden valleys of a majestic byway and discover historic towns along the way. The Talimena Scenic Drive offers you more than 50 miles of the most breathtaking vistas our states have to offer. Plus, surrounding the Talimena Scenic Drive, you will find historic gateway towns with open arms and outstanding events to fill your days.

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The Talimena National Scenic Byway is supported by the Talimena Scenic  Drive Association and it's members. Become a sponsoring member of this program today!!

Explore the Byway this Year!

If you are looking for a day or a week to enjoy nature at its very best, be sure to mark the Talimena National Scenic Byway on your “must go to” list this year. Enjoy an adventure in the Winding Stair Mountain spanning from East Oklahoma to West Arkansas. Consume the majestic vistas, endless trails, multiple trailer camping locations, wildlife and the adventure of the winding drive across both states.

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Outdoor fun, Historic sites, and more! Let us help you find the perfect plans for your next trip!

Gateway Cities

Explore the cities connecting and surrounding the Talimena National Scenic Byway!

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Support those who support us! We have several local businesses that help support and maintain the Byway!

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“Amazing, beautiful scenic views for miles and miles. A lovely mountain top lodge to stop and refresh ourselves with several trails to enjoy.”

Terrie Bell Gandy

“Driving the 54 miles along the ridges of the Rich and Winding Stair Mountains in the Ouachita National Forest was very rewarding this past Fall. So much so, that we did it two days in a row. First, west to east, and then east to west. Both Drives were beautiful, although the first might have been the best visual experience. I believe it will be nice in the springtime as well.”

Geoff Gibson

"Totally in love with the place. Beautiful drive during fall colors. Lots of stop overs to take snaps. This was my first time visit but definitely going to visit again. Highly recommended.

Vandana Ritesh Gupta


“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”


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