city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States

Hope is a town in the Timberlands region of Arkansas. It is best known for its annual watermelon festival and for being the birthplace of former US President Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton's birthplace
Bill Clinton's boyhood home
downtown Hope

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Hope is on Interstate 30, about 45 minutes east of the city of Texarkana bisected by the Arkansas/Texas border.

The nearest city of size is Shreveport, Louisiana. It is connected to Hope by Louisiana State Route 3, which becomes Arkansas State Route 29 over the border; and by Interstate 49 to Texarkana, where it intersects with Interstate 30. Both drives take less than 2 hours.

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Texarkana (TXK IATA) is the nearest city with an airport; it is served only by American Eagle with service to Dallas/Fort Worth. Shreveport (SHV IATA) has a larger airport with service by American, Delta, United, and Allegiant Air.

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Amtrak serves Hope via its daily Texas Eagle route, running between Chicago and San Antonio with onward service to Los Angeles three timer per week. 1 Hope station is located in downtown at 100 E Division St.

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  • 1 Clinton Birthplace, 412 Division Street, +870-777-4455. Daily 9AM-4:30PM. Visit former President Bill Clinton's birthplace. Free.    
  • 2 Historic Washington State Park, 103 Franklin St, Washington, +1 870 983-2684. Tu-Su 8AM-5PM. Marks site of trading post along the Southwest Trail and temporary state capital of Arkansas while Little Rock was being besieged during the Civil War. This restored village with a courthouse and bank encapsulates the manners and times of that particular 19th century period.  

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Routes through Hope
DallasTexarkana  SW   NE  Little RockSt. Louis
DallasTexarkana  W   E  BentonLittle Rock
Little RockBenton  N   S  TexarkanaDallas
Antoine ← Blevins ←  N   S  → Bradley → Becomes  Bossier City

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