Northwest Arkansas Named Top 10 Best In US Travel Destination

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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Northwest Arkansas has made Lonely Planet’s top 10 Best in US list for 2016.

Every year, Lonely Planet’s traveling authors and writers nominate places around the United States where big anniversaries, festivals and events and exciting new cultural additions make them “must-see” spots to visit.

Northwest Arkansas netted the No. 7 spot on the list partly due to its variety, including historical buildings, artsy destinations and hiking opportunities.

The full list is below:

Lonely Planet’s Best in the United States for 2016

1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2. Natchez, Mississippi

3. Yellowstone National Park (Montana, Wyoming, Idaho)

4. Birmingham, Alabama

5. Alaska

6. Somerville, Massachusetts

7. Northwest Arkansas

8. San Antonio, Texas

9. Southern New Mexico

10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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