10 Best Places to Propose in Arkansas (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Arkansas is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for museums, springs, parks, chapels, gardens, lakes, natural scenic beauty, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in Arkansas to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Arkansas
  • Eureka Springs
  • Central Bridges Museum of American Art - Bentonville
  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Thorncrown Chapel - Eureka Springs
  • Mount Magazine State Park
  • Beautiful Lakes and Rivers
  • Beaver Lake
  • Buffalo National River
  • Degray Lake Resort State Park - Bismark
  • Outdoor Gardens and Forests to Propose in Arkansas
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens - Hot Springs
  • Ozark National Forest
  • Best Places to Propose in Arkansas


Romantic Locations in Arkansas

1. Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs is a charming Victorian town known for its picturesque streets, historic architecture, and natural beauty, making it a perfect place for a romantic proposal. The town's winding streets, lined with beautifully preserved Victorian buildings, create a fairy-tale atmosphere. Thorncrown Chapel, a stunning glass chapel nestled in the woods, offers a uniquely serene and spiritual setting for a proposal.


2. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - Bentonville

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville combines art, nature, and stunning architecture, creating a unique and cultured setting for a proposal. Set within a beautiful forest, the museum features an impressive collection of American art and architecturally significant buildings designed by Moshe Safdie.



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3. Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park, with its historic bathhouses, beautiful gardens, and scenic mountain views, offers a charming and unique location for a proposal. The park is famous for its natural hot springs, which have been attracting visitors for centuries. 


4. Thorncrown Chapel - Eureka Springs

Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs is an iconic and architecturally stunning glass chapel nestled in the woods, offering a uniquely serene and spiritual setting for a proposal. Designed by E. Fay Jones, the chapel features 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass, creating a light-filled and airy atmosphere that blends seamlessly with the surrounding forest.


5. Mount Magazine State Park

Mount Magazine State Park, home to the highest point in Arkansas, offers breathtaking panoramic views and a variety of outdoor activities, making it an ideal location for a proposal. The park features stunning overlooks, hiking trails, and scenic spots like Signal Hill, which provides sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.


Beautiful Lakes and Rivers

6. Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake, located in the Ozark Mountains near Eureka Springs, is a beautiful reservoir known for its crystal-clear waters and scenic surroundings. With over 487 miles of shoreline, it offers numerous secluded spots perfect for a romantic proposal. The lake is surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, providing stunning natural views.


7. Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River, known for its pristine waters and stunning scenery, offers a unique and adventurous setting for a proposal. Whether you choose to propose while floating down the river in a canoe or hiking to Whitaker Point (Hawksbill Crag) with its iconic rock formations and panoramic views, the natural beauty of the Buffalo River area provides a dramatic backdrop. 


8. DeGray Lake Resort State Park - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, located in Bismarck, offers a tranquil lakeside setting perfect for a romantic proposal. The park features a beautiful lake surrounded by rolling hills and lush forests, providing a serene and picturesque backdrop.



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Outdoor Gardens and Forests to Propose in Arkansas

Arkansas is full of romantic gardens, and forests. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal on a romantic walk, viewing gardens or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.

9. Garvan Woodland Gardens - Hot Springs

Garvan Woodland Gardens, located in Hot Springs, is a stunning botanical garden that offers a variety of picturesque landscapes perfect for a proposal. With its meticulously landscaped grounds, serene lake views, and charming bridges, it provides a tranquil and romantic backdrop.  A photographer could arrange to be on hand to discreetly capture the special “yes” moment.


10. Ozark National Forest

Ozark National Forest, with its rugged terrain, scenic trails, and beautiful waterfalls, offers an adventurous and romantic setting for a proposal. The forest covers over a million acres and is home to some of Arkansas’s most stunning natural features, including the Mulberry River, Blanchard Springs Caverns, and the scenic Ozark Highlands Trail.


Best Places to Propose in Arkansas

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Arkansas has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.
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