See & Do

Hempstead County is known for many things by many different people. It was one of the original 5 counties that formed the current state of Arkansas when it became a territory in 1819. Some of the first settlers in Arkansas settled in the northern part of the county. The town of Washington is known for being “Home of the Bowie Knife” and later Hope gained the reputation for being home to the world’s largest watermelons. Hope has also been home to United States President Bill Clinton and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and the famous speakers designed by Paul W. Klipsch. There are also many great natural and recreational spots to enjoy fishing and other outdoor activities.

We encourage you to explore Hempstead County and find the many hidden jewels of our county.

Klipsch Museum of Audio History
136 Hempstead 278
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Historic Washington State Park
103 Franklin Street
Washington, AR 71862
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Visitors' Information Center and AMTRAK
100 E. Division
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President William Jefferson Clinton's Birthplace Home National Historic Site
117 S. Hervey Street
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Hope Parks and Recreation
800 S. Mockingbird Lane
Fair Park Baseball & Softball Fields
Mike and Janet Huckabee Lake
City of Hope RV Park
Swimming Pool at Fair Park
Northside Park
City of Hope Soccer Complex

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Millwood State Park
1564 Hwy 32 E
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Lester Sitzes III/Bois D'Arc Wildlife Management Area
Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Wildlife Management Area and Education Center
1685 Hempstead 35 Rd N
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