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Queen Wilhelmina State Park

3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
+1 800-264-2477
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Great hiking trails

We visited in the spring— temps were very chilly in the morning and evening but just right mid day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mcfiddle
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The Woodlands, TX
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Beautiful view, blah food

Go for the view, not the food. The buffet is from cans, and the meat choices are limited. The cost... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
rafurr
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Mena, Arkansas
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Come experience a spectacular mountaintop setting with breathtaking panoramic scenery atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second highest peak. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Queen Wilhelmina is one of the state park system's eight mountain state parks. Queen Wilhelmina State Park's Lodge is one of the four hotel-like lodges in the Arkansas state park system. The others are historic Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton, DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge near Arkadelphia, and The Lodge at Mount Magazine in Mount Magazine State Park near Paris. In addition to the lodge, the 460-acre park includes a campground with 41 campsites and a bathhouse; picnic areas; trails; and a seasonal miniature train and mini-golf course. Park interpretive programs highlight Rich Mountain’s fauna and unique flora. The park is on Ark. 88 (Talimena National Scenic Byway) 13 miles west of Mena. [For an alternate route from Mena or during inclement weather, go six miles north on U.S. 71, then travel nine miles west on U.S. 270, then go two miles south up Ark. 272.]
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3877 Highway 88 W, Mena, AR 71953-8317
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"small train"
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"beautiful mountain scenery"
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"mountain top"
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"photo opts"
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"an extended stay"
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"great hiking trails"
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"motorcycle ride"
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"fall color"
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"talimena drive"
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"small visitor center"
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"queen wilhelmina"
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"rv camping"
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"off the menu"
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"take your breath away"
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"steam locomotive"
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"putt putt golf"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the spring— temps were very chilly in the morning and evening but just right mid day. We hiked all the trails around the lodge and poked around the Wonder House but it was open for toys...it’s called the Wonder House because you...More

Thank mcfiddle
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Go for the view, not the food. The buffet is from cans, and the meat choices are limited. The cost is very high for what you get. Eat somewhere else and then walk the trails.

Thank rafurr
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We stayed in early December for a break from the routine and had a very nice time of it all. In the lounge I sat by the fire and read for a long time in the quiet company of other guests doing much the same....More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful drive. Worth taking it slow and stopping at ever vista. A lot of history and scenery to take in.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A must see for anyone who loves scenic driving and sightseeing in general. The park is absolutely gorgeous with the stately Queen Wilhelmina Lodge as its centerpoint. The lodge restaurant is reasonably priced but makes you feel as if you were dining in an exclusive...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I have been here numerous times over the last 20 years, normally in association with some backpacking trips. The park sits right on the Ouachita Trail on the top of Rich Mountain, which is why I usually have ended up here. If it is a...More

1  Thank txbenton4
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Scenic drive from Mena. Many hiking trails, camping and picnic options, playground. The resort has been remodeled, good stop for a meal. Many scenic overlooks for photo opts.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Enjoyed the fall color and the mountain views. The Talimena Drive is most enjoyable. Beautiful country, peaceful and quiet.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A drive through here is well worth your time as it is a beautiful place; especially in the Fall. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Once we were down near the bottom of the mountains the fog cleared and we could see ok it was a great relief as I was concerned about the idiots who were actually passing cars when you could not see very far in front of...More

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review, I am glad visibility improved on your way down. Queen Wilhelmina is a spectacular mountaintop setting. Because of its elevation, clouds and fog sometimes surround the park. We can never predict if the clouds will pass through or linger, we...More

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tkspindle
22 May 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
The wildlife refuge area that was near the little train has moved. In 2009, Tommy Young opened a new facility, the Arkansas Native Plant and Wildlife Center he is located at the bottom of Rich Mountain near Mena, Arkansas... More
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Margo R
24 May 2015|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
The train runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday noon-6 pm and closed on Mondays.
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