Before you leave Arkansas spend two or three days in Little Rock. Little Rock has been undergoing a renaissance since the Clinton Presidential Library was built on the banks of the Arkansas River. Museums, parks, historical landmarks are just a few of the many places in and around the city that are worth visiting.
For an interesting place to stay in the city, try the Capital Hotel (www.capitalhotel.com). The hotel has been completely renovated and lovingly restored to an elegance of a by-gone ear. The hotelís mezzanine and balcony drawing room is open once again for afternoon high tea.
If you are a movie buff and a fan of the movie Gone with the Wind, the old mill shown in the opening credits of the movie is in Little Rock. Just north of the city, in the middle of the Park Hill subdivision is the Old Mill. The Old Mill is extremely photogenic and represents a vanquished era.Wine, yes ladies, wine. Arkansas is the third fastest growing wine region in the nation. Altus is home to four of the state's six wineries. This area is not far from Little Rock and will make an enjoyable day-long outing. Not to be missed is the Chateau Aux Arc. Ten years ago, twenty-one year old, Audrey House purchased Arkansas' oldest vineyard of Chardonnay grapes.