Scenic USA - Arkansas

Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
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Cosmic Cavern

Walton's 5 and 10

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Devil's Den

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Pivot Rock

Pivot Rock - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Photos by Ben Prepelka

     A naturally occurring geological formation found throughout the world, balancing rocks continue to amaze and entertain their spectators. Depending on the type of upper caprock in these natural wonders, the quizzical formations take on various names, such as pedestal rocks, mysterious hoodoos, balancing rocks and mushroom rocks.
     Here, near Eureka Springs, roadside signs coax Arkansas visitors in to see Pivot Rock and adjacent Natural Bridge. First developed as a tourist attraction more than a century ago, these two geologic oddities still manage to gather plenty of interest. Natural Bridge at Pivot Rock - Eureka Springs, Arkansas Under a shade- tree canopy, a paved pathway descends through the natural scenic beauty of the Ozarks. Reaching a height of about twelve feet, Pivot Rock naturally awaits for a family member to pose beneath it, or pretend to hold it from falling over.
     Also located in this small park-like setting is a natural bridge. Among the steep bluffs and rugged ravines, the bridge was carved through the rocky cliffs by nature's relentless weathering. A great family outing, kids will especially enjoy climbing around these park features, while adults may enjoy the Ozark's wildflowers and colorful fall foliage.

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