Mostly travel but might be others too
This summer (and probably into the fall), I'm going to be visiting all the Arkansas attractions on the Roadside America website (click here for the whole list). I've lived in Arkansas since I was a toddler. My family is from Flint, Michigan and I love the state but I was raised here and absolutely carry a southern accent. Anyway, having lived here my entire life I've not really explored the state like it deserves. It's a beautiful state that can be seen as backward (socially) but it's got loads of charm and is definitely underappreciated. This led me to the Roadside America site. It has an extensive list of locations to visit and this journey may lead me to some other Arkansas sites that didn't make the list that I will write about on my site.
I was originally going to start alphabetically with the list but it's more efficient for me to hit them by geographic location. I decided to start with Little Rock because it's most convenient for me. Sorry, I'm adventurous but also slightly lazy and work full-time.
One of the Little Rock roadside attractions is the Esse Purse Museum which I, coincidentally, covered in my Fashion page. Check that out here.
The first Roadside attraction for Little Rock will officially be.....(drum roll).....the monument to the first human dissection in Arkansas.
Located in the McArthur Park in Little Rock. It's situated near the Arkansas Arts Center and the McArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This baby marks a major blow to the religious choke hold on science and modern medicine. Prior to 1874, religious beliefs prohibited the dissection of human remains because it was believed to prevent the deceased's ability to move on to the afterlife.
This one is a bit tricky to find. I added an image of the Maps view of my exact position in McArthur Park. When you turn into McArthur Park, there is a playground on the left and the military museum on your right. The road forks, stay to the left and that will lead you to a parking lot. Park there and you'll be able to see the monument in front of a brick building (that's the bathrooms for the park) and next to a garden.