Birthplace of

General Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964), musician Johnny Cash (1932–2003), former president Bill Clinton (b 1946), author John Grisham (b 1955), actor Billy Bob Thornton (b 1955)

Capital

Little Rock

Driving Distances

Little Rock to Eureka Springs 182 miles, Eureka Springs to Mountain View 123 miles

Famous for

Football fans 'calling the Hogs' – Woooooooooo, Pig! Sooie!

Home of

Wal-Mart (corporate headquarters)

Major Cities

Fayetteville, Bentonville

Nickname

Natural State

Official State Instrument

Fiddle

Politics

Like most Southern states, opposition to civil rights turned the state Republican in the 1960s

Sales Tax

6.5%, plus 2% visitors tax and local taxes