Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Queen Wilhelmina State Park


Location:On the Talimena Scenic Drive, 13 miles west of Mena on AR 88.
Facilities:35 campsites with electric and water hookups, 6 tent sites, showers, restrooms, 38-room lodge, restaurant, meeting rooms, picnic areas, playground, hiking trails, exhibits (é). A miniature train, miniature golf course, and a native plant/wildlife center are open seasonally.
Activities:Camping, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The first inn to open here in 1898 was built by the Kansas City, Pittsburg, and Gulf Railroad as a resort retreat for its passengers. Since Dutch interests largely financed the railroad, the inn was named in honor of The Netherlands' reigning monarch at the time, Queen Wilhelmina. (Two inns have since replaced the original one.)
Address:3877 Hwy 88 W
Mena, AR 71953

Phone:479-394-2863
Web: www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/park.asp?id=11
Size: 460 acres.

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Arkansas is the back of beyond for British tourists, but if you like really remote, head for the quirky Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge on the roof of the Ouachitas.
The Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge near Mena was set to reopen in 2013, but after construction delays due to weather and contractor issues, the lodge is now set to reopen in spring 2015.
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