A Southeast Arkansas bucket list of things everyone from Southeast Arkansas should do at least once.
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 of things unique to Southeast Arkansas:
• 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.
• 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 and raise money for Special Olympics at the annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge.
• Visit the Japanese-American relocation centers at Rowher and Jerome.
• Watch the sun set behind the sharecropper shack during cotton harvest season at Pickens.
• Tour the Allen House in Monticello.