Northwest Arkansas is an ideal setting for travel groups looking for a bit of everything. From natural sights to historic landmarks, there is a good balance of things to see and do.

Below are five of the many attractions Northwest Arkansas has to offer:

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
If you long to see the scenic Boston Mountains, there is no better way than a trip on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad. This historic line can take you from Springdale to Van Buren, Van Buren to Winslow, and Fort Smith to Winslow. Enjoy the views of the mountains and valleys from refurbished antique passenger coaches. (800-687-8600,

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
This picturesque garden in northwest Fayetteville features nine 2,000-square-foot gardens. There are children’s, four seasons, herb and vegetable, Japanese, rock and water, Ozark native, rose and perennial, shade and sensory gardens. Each garden highlights the works of local artists and sculptors. The gardens and indoor facilities can be rented for various functions, such as weddings and conferences. (479-750-2620,

Buffalo National River
The country’s first national river flows for 150 miles and is surrounded by nearly 95,000 acres of public land used for hiking, horseback riding, camping and lodging. Be sure to stop by the Ponca Elk Education Center and learn about recent sightings of elk and their historic ties to Buffalo National River. Though spring and summer are the prime times to float down the river, you can drift along the lower section of the river year-round and discover springs, caves, waterfalls and natural bridges. (870-741-5443,; 870 439-2502,

Clinton House Museum
Located in Fayetteville, this museum was the first home to President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. The well-preserved home now houses memorabilia and vintage campaign materials from Clinton’s early years as a politician. Here you can see the way the Clintons lived their first years together and follow their journey. (877-245-6445,

Downtown Fayetteville
This University of Arkansas college town is full of exciting things to see and do. From the historic Downtown Square to popular Dickson Street, groups will find excellent restaurants and shopping opportunities. Also in Fayetteville are the Walton Arts Center and a seasonal Farmer’s Market. (800-766-4626,