Arkansas Governor's Mansion
Arkansas Governor's Mansion © Cliff
The official residence of the Governor of Arkansas and his family, this mansion is located within the Governor's Mansion Historic District. Before its construction in 1950, there had never been an official residence of the state's chief executive. Eleven of Arkansas' 45 governors have lived in the Mansion with their families and pets, and many of the rooms feature heirlooms handed down through the years. Tours of the gardens are a must for visitors, as the sweeping vista of botanical beauty makes an afternoon stroll an experience to remember. Tours of the mansion itself are available upon request, although they must be booked at least a day in advance by telephone - find details on the official website listed below. These tours are offered free of charge.