Hope, Arkansas: Bill Clinton And Big Melons
Hope City Visitor Center and Museum
- 100 E. Division St., Hope, AR
- At the Hope City Visitor Center and Museum. I-30 exit 30 onto US 278/Hwy 4/Hervey St. south. Left just after the railroad overpass onto Division St., then four blocks to the Museum.
As "Watermelon Capital of the World," Hope's Visitor Center mostly devotes itself to exhibits on Hope's giant watermelons, but does reserve some space for its other local pride and joy, President Bill Clinton. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Bill Clinton And Big Melons
At the Hope visitors center, there is a replica of a world record watermelon. Since it was made the record has been surpassed, but still it's pretty important to Hope. All the watermelons grown in the area are authorized to bear stickers reading "Genuine Hope Watermelon."
Hope also is the birthplace of Bill Clinton and there are some Clinton-related attractions there. The restored home of his early childhood, for one.[Russell T. Johnson, 04/06/1999]