We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Talimena Scenic Byway

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Heavener, OK
Website
Description:

A 54-mile scenic highway cutting through the breathtaking Ouachita...

A 54-mile scenic highway cutting through the breathtaking Ouachita Mountains.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 153 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Always best to get off the beaten path!

When we're on vacation we try to find scenic byways. They're usually not as busy but offer spectacular scenery. Being from New England, we weren't sure what to expect along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keeniekins
,
NH
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 151: English reviews
NH
Level Contributor
52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we're on vacation we try to find scenic byways. They're usually not as busy but offer spectacular scenery. Being from New England, we weren't sure what to expect along the Talimena Scenic Byway but we were very impressed. We drove this on a Sunday in early May and we only passed a handful of other cars. Lots of turnouts... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Keeniekins
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really beautiful scenic byway. There are lot of places where you can pullover and take couple of pictures. The best part is the drive through the hills. Well worth the time and effort

Helpful?
Thank TANUJ G
Oklahoma
Level Contributor
43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Recently revisited the drive. It was very rainy and so not up to previous visits. Kerr Nature Center was closed even though we had been assured at the Talahina ranger station that it was open. Definitely worth visiting and revisiting but there is limited visibility in rainy weather.

Helpful?
Thank RonOK
TN
Level Contributor
226 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We made a spring break excursion to 3 Arkansas parks/areas and this was one area that we passed through. The drive was scenic but we were expecting more. I don't think we would go out of our way to make this drive again unless it was the path between other selected venues (which was the case on this trip). We... More 

Helpful?
Thank tnanna
Lake Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It was a nice quite ride until the deer almost ran in to the side of the car...I think we where more scared than the deer..

Helpful?
Thank jaesworld
Level Contributor
32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I thoughoghly enjoyed this most scenic drive. I came down from Tulsa on Saturday morning to get to the start of the road by midday. There were plenty of pull in places to take pictures and admire the vistas. I was surprised how high up the road goes and long too. It would have probably been better to do the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex G
Arizona
Level Contributor
847 reviews
340 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely narrow and scenic road that wends its way through the Ouachita Forest. Beautiful views and a lots of pull outs to stop and enjoy it all. Well worth it!

Helpful?
Thank Deanne A
Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My mom and I enjoyed a sunny day drive out to Queen Wilhelmina SP and enjoyed the vistas. The curving roads would be fabulous on a warm day in a convertible or on motorcycle. You can see for miles. I hope to come again when the trees have leaves. Very pretty terrain. There are no businesses in route up, so... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank UDIOinKS
Shreveport, Louisiana
Level Contributor
84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

If you are visiting in the area this is a great scenic drive for the day. It goes about 54 miles one way from Mena Arkansas to Talihina, Oklahoma. Take what you need for the drive because there are no stores, gasoline stations, or pit stops available along the drive. There are 25+ vistas or overlooks to stop for pictures.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank sportcityfan
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We never get tired of seeing the foliage on the scenic drive. The Historical Pioneer site is unforgettable experience. The Sunset Point is always amazing to see the sun goes down.

Helpful?
1 Thank Eno C

Travellers who viewed Talimena Scenic Byway also viewed

 

Been to Talimena Scenic Byway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Talimena Scenic Byway and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Talimena Scenic Byway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?