There are so many things to do in Norman, Arkansas. You can go hiking and canoeing. There are campgrounds and cabins along the Caddo River.
Situated in southeast Arkansas, Norman is close to Mt. Ida, Mena, Hot Springs, and Murfreesboro. It’s easy to get here, too! Just find us at the intersection of Hwy 8 and Hwy 27.
A Caddo Native American burial ground is on the southern end of town. It was discovered by city officials while digging for public works. Bones and other artifacts were found, which prompted city officials to halt construction and protect the site with a wooden fence. Recently, descendants of the Caddo added to the site a footpath and benches. Open year round and free to the public, it contains the Elmo Clark Honor Path, which runs a quarter of a mile along the perimeter. This allows visitors easy access to the twenty-one signs that explain the culture and history of the Caddo Indians
. The path runs parallel to the Caddo River and its tributary, Huddleston Creek, which form the southwestern and northwestern boundaries. The Norman Library
, until recently dethroned, held the Guinness Book of World Record’s “Smallest Library” title. The library is located in the center of the town square on Highway 8. Pinkerton’s Garden Club obtained Works Progress Administration funds in 1939 to beautify the town square. A barbed wire fence that once lined the square was replaced with a rock wall of native stone; in addition, funds were also used to fill the square with beautiful native trees and flowers.
The local historical society has been working to restore the old Norman High School. You can visit and see the old classrooms and memorabilia from when it was still being used. There are also little flea market items you can purchase to support the society.
The CCC Company 741 Powder Magazine Historic District
, located near Norman, Arkansas, consists of two small stone and concrete structures originally constructed to store powder and blasting caps for use by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) while working on projects in the Ouachita National Forest.