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Hempstead County Attractions
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Hope

BOIS D'ARC WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Seasonal hunting for white-tailed deer, waterfowl and other game. Fishing on Bois D'Arc Lake.
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PRESIDENT CLINTON'S 1ST HOME MUSEUM
Over 55,000 visitors from 158 countries have visited the Clinton Museum, traveling to Hope from Antarctica and Greenland and all around the Equator to learn about the influences of Clinton's childhood environment
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FAIR PARK
Outstanding recreational facilities that include an Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, ball fields, community center, picnic sites and pavilions, and a huge, full-service RV park. Also includes the 15 acre Mike & Janet Huckabee Lake for fishing that is surrounded by a 1 mile walking track.

GRANDVIEW PRAIRIE CONSERVATION EDUCATION CENTER
Located at Columbus, this Arkansas Game and Fish Commission multi-use area includes two public fishing lakes, Native American mounds and several hundred acres of Blackland Prairie and native wildlife. The Educational Area has two public use buildings, a small fishing pond, about 300 acres of Blackland Prairie, a classroom facility and a walk through sporting clay range.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK
Features historic tours and interpretive programming daily. This 19th-century museum village includes approximately 26 different tour sites, some of the more notable being the 1836 Hempstead County, Arkansas’s Confederate Capitol, a weapons museum, finely furnished homes and a working blacksmith shop.

Four major events highlight the park each year, the most notable of which is the Jonquil Festival held in March. Williams’ Tavern Restaurant is open daily from 11 to 3.
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MILLWOOD LAKE AND MILLWOOD LAKE STATE PARK
This outstanding bass fishing lake and state park are just 20 miles from Hope via State Hwy 73.
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WATERMELONS
Those grown here are renowned as the world's largest.
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WORLD WAR II "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY" PLAQUE
Located in the Hope Municipal Airport Control Tower, this bronze memorial plaque was placed here in 1998 by the Sentimental Journey to Southwestern Proving Ground organization to commemorate the tower's use by the Army Air Corps during World War II for crews involved in bomb testing, The tower is one of nine in the U.S which services that era.

 

 

 

 

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