Located on 22 Hwy, Paris, Arkansas, is approximately 40 miles east of Ft. Smith. It is considered ‘The Gateway to Mount Magazine’, sitting at the northern foot of Mt. Magazine, Ouachita National Forest - Arkansas, Ozark National Forest.
Incorporated on February 18, 1879, Paris was named after the French capital and is the County Seat for Logan County.
Paris’ population is about 3,700. The historic downtown is a thriving commercial district with antique shops, restaurants, boutiques. Many of the buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places
A Farmer’s Market is hosted on the square Tuesdays and Saturdays during the growing season.
One of the most popular events in Paris is June's Mount Magazine International Butterfly Festival. Fourth of July is honored with a parade, and activities at the Logan County Museum. In the fall Paris hosts the Frontier Days, celebrating its heritage
Paris participates in the state’s Tour of Holiday Lights during the holiday season.
The Lodge at Mount Magazine has more than 300,000 visitors annually. It has the Skycrest Restaurant, a conference center, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a game room. Set on the mountain’s south bluff, the lodge offers breathtakingly spacious views of the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake. The lodge has thirteen fully equipped cabins now which share the same bluff and panoramic view.
The area is known as Arkansas Wine Country. In Paris there are Cowie Wine Cellars and the Arkansas Historic Wine Museum.
At nearby Altus, four family-owned wineries, three of which date back to the 1800s, offer tours and tastings.
The Benedictine of Subiaco draws visitors to experience the beauty and solitude of its grounds, impressive sandstone buildings and a Romanesque-style Abbey Church.