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UA Rich Mountain CampusWe would love to show you around our beautiful campus anytime that is convenient for your schedule. The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain is centrally located in the Ouachita Mountains, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.  Come spend a day with us and find out why UA Rich Mountain should be your home!

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Located in the scenic Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas, Mena with its population of just over 5,500 is considered one of the small gems of rural Arkansas. 

Outdoor Activities

Mena and its surrounding area offer hiking, outdoor biking, fishing, water sports, ATV trails, hunting and river floating/kayaking. Mena is only minutes away from Lake Ouachita, the Caddo River, and Queen Wilhelmina state park. Some of the major cities close to Mena include Fort Smith, Texarkana and Hot Springs.

Food and Shopping

Mena itself while small offers residents and guests an array of dining options from coffee shops and breweries to steak houses and Tex-Mex cuisine. Not to mention a thriving art and music culture with live music, a farmers’ market, and the Ouachita Little Theatre.                                                                                                                                                         

Area Events

Some of the most popular festivals and activities for residents and visitors include the annual parade of lights, Lum and Abner fest, Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run, Wheel A’ Mena Tour to the Top bicycle tour, Ouachita Mountains Jeep Jam, Shady Mountain Beer Fest, annual rodeo, and public parks including a city pool.