Arkansas, and before here Mississippi, I explored with a car and a tent. Greyhound buses were fine, but you don't really get to see much of the countryside. You do get to see Greyhound bus stations, however, which deserve a blog of their own, but that's for another time perhaps.
Below are some of the colours along the Buffalo National River, which cuts through the Ozark mountains in the north of Arkansas.
Hot Springs (Bill Clinton's home town) is where Americans would come to in their thousands during the early 1900s for fancy surroundings and cutting edge spa technology.
In the south of the state there were miles and miles and miles of cotton fields.
The civil rights movement in the south is really well documented everywhere you go. In Little Rock there is an excellent museum on the nine black students who were barred from a high school in 1957, and the riots that followed.
For a closer look at what happened, click here.
Finally, some mountain humour.