LITTLE ROCK, AR -- When you look at the landscape of Arkansas, just calling it "The Natural State" is an understatement.
The attractions bring thousands to the state, and last year, the Department of Parks and Tourism reported travelers spent $5.6 billion.
"People are tired of the recession. They're tired of sitting at home and they're ready to go somewhere," said Richard Davies, director of the department.
Davies isn't sure if folks will chose Arkansas over Branson because of the tornadoes, but the department is running ads like these to lure folks here.
"Fishing in the spring and canoeing in the spring is about as good as it gets in Arkansas. The weather is nice. It's pleasant to be here," Davies said.
Davies said this year, they're promoting the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Walmart heiress Alice Walton opened it in November and already 172,000 have visited.
Another draw to a long list of Arkansas attractions.
"We have from people everyday saying we had no idea or I've lived here my whole life and I've never been to Petit Jean and Lake Ouachita and they come back and say this is really something," said Davies.
To see a list of attractions, click here.