The Talimena National Scenic Byway, spans the countryside with over 50 miles of winding roads from East Oklahoma to West Arkansas. The Talimena National Scenic Byway begs travelers to stop and enjoy the view along the way as it climbs and falls along the crests of Winding Stair and Rich Mountains, through the Ouachita Forest. Ranked #1 Scenic Byway for Oklahoma and Arkansas, this destination is a must for travelers, hikers, campers, bikers and sightseers alike. The breathtaking views of the Talimena Scenic Drive are not something to be missed. Explore the golden valleys of a majestic byway and discover historic towns along the way. The Talimena National Scenic Byway is high above our Gateway Cities of Talihina OK, Mena AR, Heavener OK, Poteau OK and just west from Hot Springs AR, south of Fort Smith AR or one hour north from Broken Bow OK; it is a must for all!