The charm, the history, and the atmosphere that make up The Mother Road bring travelers from all over the world to experience America the way it should be experienced - down a stretch of highway where anything goes is literal.
Visual delights await those who travel along the Talimena Scenic Drive. See vistas with shades of green in the foreground s forests to blue haze in the distant mountains. Rocky fields and trees gnarled from winter winds and ice testify to the harsh environment the early settlers encountered in these mountains.
A natural beauty capable of astonishing even well-traveled visitors, the Wichita Mountains Byway guides you through the protected valleys of the 550 million-year-old Wichita Mountains, which shelter the largest remnant block of southern mixed grassland and ancient cross-timbers in North America. Experience the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, one of the oldest managed nature preserves in the Nation and the site that President Theodore Roosevelt chose for the first effort to save American bison from extinction.