Everyone has heard of “The Natural State” but what exactly is there to do here? As some of you may know I attend Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR. Tech is a small university with a close knit community but we don’t have bars to visit, huge malls, or other mainstream forms of entertainment. What is it we do have? NATURE. Okay okay I know as the cyber generation we do not appreciate nature as much as we should but Arkansas is BEAUTIFUL. If we drive 30 minutes up the road we hit Longpool Park which the Piney River goes through. You can camp or go “floating”, the local hobby. Grab a cooler, some snacks, and a canoe and you’re ready to go. You can also drive about an hour to falling waters (pictured above). Some other popular places to visit are listed here.