If you want something truly Arkansan, you are going to love these four things you can only get in Arkansas. All of these things are recommended and loved by us locals.
Things you can only get in Arkansas
You are going to love them all!
Cave City Watermelons
Called the “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” Cave City Watermelons are one of those things you can only get in Arkansas. You won’t want to miss this. In fact, these watermelons are so popular that there is a Cave City Watermelon Festival each year in their honor!
Only 9 growers can legally claim the Cave City name on their melons. You can find a list of those growers here.
Do you want to attend the Cave City Watermelon Festival? Of course you do! Get more info here.
Holland Bottoms Strawberries
There’s nothing like an Arkansas strawberry picked fresh on Holland Bottoms Farm. In fact, since my birthday is right in the middle of strawberry season, I always ask for a flat.
Yes, an entire flat.
People around here don’t mess around with one carton.
Holland Bottoms Farm is one of the best strawberry farms in Arkansas and you can only get their delicious strawberries in Arkansas!
You can find them at:
1255 Bill Foster Memorial HWY
Cabot, AR 72023
Diamonds from the Crater of Diamonds State Park
Doesn’t a free diamond sound good? Well, you can dig up your own (if it’s your lucky day) at the Crater of Diamonds State Park.
One of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source, Crater of Diamonds is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings people from all over the world to Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Visitors to the park search a 37-acre field, the eroded surface of a volcanic crater, for a variety of rocks, minerals, and gemstones – and any rock or mineral you find is yours to keep. -source
Only in Arkansas can you get free diamonds!
Find your diamonds here:
209 State Park Rd
Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Read all about it here: Ancient Volcano in Arkansas: Crater of Diamonds State Park
Coursey Smoked Meats
Visiting Coursey’s and buying their delicious smoked meat has been a family tradition for Arkansans since Lynn and Luta Coursey opened shop in 1943.
Now, their granddaughter and her husband carry on the family tradition.
As soon as you pull into the parking lot, you can smell the deliciousness. The smell of the smokehouse is almost too delicious to handle.
Mary Lu and her husband John continue to run the business to this day. The original wooden smokehouse that Lynn built still stands the test of time right out front. Although we now use a much larger smokehouse, we continue to use the same techniques and recipes that started the amazing tradition of Coursey’s, THE HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. -source
Don’t miss this Arkansas tradition!
Visit them here:
152 Courseys Dr
Saint Joe, AR 72675