Rex Nelson published a “Natural State Bucket List” of things every Arkansan should do at least once. While he included a few things from Southeast Arkansas, it was certainly not exclusive to our neck of the woods. So, here is a Southeast Arkansas Bucket List, things unique to Southeast Arkansas, that I think everyone should do at least once:

— Hike (and try not to get lost) at Seven Devils.

— Kayak in the moonlight at Cane Creek in Star City.

— Eat one of Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales.

— Run (or walk) in the Mississippi River Marathon over the Mississippi River Bridge.

— Catch a trophy bass at Pendleton in Dumas.

— Watch a rodeo at Crossett.

— Slide down the levee on cardboard at Arkansas City.

— Watch the sun rise from a duck blind on a cold winter morning at Cut Off.

— Visit the World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum at McGehee.

— Visit Lake Village where Charles Lindbergh took his first night flight.

— Watch politicians gorge themselves on tomatoes in the tomato eating contest at the Pink Tomato Festival in Warren.

— Watch the wintering bald eagles at Cane Creek in Star City.

— Eat catfish and watermelon while listening to the Cummins Prison Band in a pecan grove at the Grady Fish Fry.

— Hike the trails at Choctaw Island in Arkansas City.

— Attend a “history talk” at the Lakeport Plantation at Lake Village.

— Watch snow geese take flight from a bean field in the Delta.

— Go birding at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge.

— Watch the Little Red Wagon Parade at Christmastime in Hamburg.

— Sit under a Magnolia tree, listen to the blues and watch the fireworks over Lake Chicot on Independence Day.

Dive into Weevil Pond at UAM in February at the annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

— Visit the Japanese-American relocation centers at Rowher and Jerome.

— Tour the Drew County Historical Museum after the Monticello Christmas Parade.

— Watch the sun set behind the sharecropper shack during cotton harvest season at Pickens.

— Tour the Allen House in Monticello.