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The Talimena Scenic drive winds 54 miles along the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain in the Ouachita National Forest (pronounced Wash-i-tah). If you can resist stopping to enjoy the many vistas and attractions along the way, the route takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to drive. A leisurely drive can take all day.

Plan your Talimena Adventure with our Interactive Map! Explore the vistas and trails, find your accommodations, discover places to eat and unique shopping destinations to help you plan your trip.

TSDA helps promote and maintain the Talimena National Scenic Byway. With the volunteer efforts and donations of our members, we schedule clean up days, events, and promote any local events to encourage tourism to our area.

About TSDA

The mission of the Talimena Scenic Drive Association is to serve and promote the Talimena Scenic drive, to educate the public, government, business, management, and others concerning the vital role that the Talimena Scenic Drive plays in our social and economic life.

The Talimena National Scenic Byway is supported by The Talimena Scenic Drive Association and its Members. The Talimena Scenic Drive Association (TSDA) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that was established to support works to promote the entire region surrounding the Talimena Scenic Drive. Our goal is to promote understanding of this unique area that is a treasure to our community and to this great nation. You can join us! We are reaching out to everyone! People across the country and the world to raise awareness for the Talimena National Scenic Byway and our Gateway Cities.

The Board of Directors consists of eleven members elected by the general membership at the annual meeting and serve for three year terms. Board positions are limited to five(5) from the Oklahoma membership and five(5) from Arkansas membership, with one (1) elected at large.


Advisors to the board consist of the Forest Supervisor of the Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, and Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Established committees are the Finance, Membership, Marketing ,and Executive Committee.


Talimena Scenic Drive Association Membership Information

Join TSDA to promote your business to thousands of seasonal customers! Become a member of TSDA to list your services on, through participating media and through our directory listings. We've provided you with options to fit your needs.


$150.00 Recurring Annual Membership

The TSDA Business Directory Membership provides you with a TSDA directory listing that includes:

  • Your business name and photo

  • Address, phone number, and website link

  • Listings featured in categories and featured by city

What the TSDA Does:

  • Promote tourism throughout the two state area surrounding the drive.

  • We create and support educational and interpretive programs about the drive.

  • We highlight the unique features and attractions of the area to people all over the United States.

What the TSDA Can Do For YOU:

Talimena National Scenic Byway is supported by The Talimena Scenic Drive Association (TSDA) and its Members. You can help TSDA and your Gateway City by joining to promote tourism in our communities. Seasonal and annual sponsorship's are available for your business through membership with the Talimena Scenic Drive Association. Apply to find out more about how you can get involved today!

Become a Member - Today!

If you own a tourism related business you should become member of the Talimena Scenic Drive Association. Membership guarantees your business free marketing services for your business. Gain awareness from thousands of visitors that come to our website and our directory services annually. Each tourist who travels our wonderful region searches and comes to our website to learn more about the Talimena Scenic Drive and our Gateways Cities. Your business will benefit from each visit to our website. We believe the vast majority of these website visitors are interested in driving the Talimena Scenic Drive and are planning trips and that means they will need places to eat and to stay overnight. They will also be interested in visiting unique attractions and shopping plus restaurants and other services too.

Become a Supporting Member of TSDA!

$50.00 Recurring Annual Membership

In appreciation, we will list you on the TSDA web page as a member under supporters. The TSDA Base Membership gives you a TSDA directory listing that will be displayed on the website as well as any future directory publishing. Listing includes your business name, contact information and address.

Membership Categories:

We divide our membership into seven different categories:

  • General Business Directory

  • Associations and Organizations

  • Dining (Restaurants and Eateries)

  • Lodging (From Hotels to Campgrounds)

  • Real Estate and Relocation Information

  • Shopping Directory

  • TSDA Supporters

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