Rogers, Arkansas: Monte Ne Ruins

Financier William Hope Harvey began building a 130-foot-tall pyramid to hold civilization's accumulated knowledge. His dreams crumbled before civilization did, when his hotel, amphitheater, and other structures were flooded by Beaver Lake.

Charlton Drive, Rogers, AR
East of town. From US Hwy 71 drive east on SR 94 for seven miles (It starts as New Hope Rd, turns into Monte Ne Rd, and then becomes Charlton Drive, but just keep following SR 94). When you get to the Monte Ne Inn (13843 SR 94), take the fork to the right to Beaver Lake.
More visible when lake level low. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Monte Ne Ruins

Really, really not worth a detour in its current incarnation unless you are already well versed in the history of the ruin. Graffiti and barbed wire and nothing to see that isn't better photographed on the internet.

[Melanie, 06/10/2018]


Monte Ne Ruins

There were some local kids swimming in the lake and they said that when the water is low you can see parts of the amphitheater and the basement of the building. They said that scuba divers occasionally will explore the underwater sections.

One of the best tips they gave me was to go to the Monte Ne Inn about a half-mile northwest of the ruins at 13843 SR 94. On the walls of the restaurant are photographs of the resort taken in the 1940s and 1950s.

[signmanjoe, 08/17/2015]
Monte Ne Ruins

The ruins are now surrounded by tall fencing, and graffiti -- some of it quite vulgar -- covers the exterior walls. Given how hard it is to find, it is not worth the trip.

[Kathi Krouch, 06/25/2015]

Monte Ne Hotel.

Monte Ne Hotel Ruins

Very old hotel right on Beaver Lake. There was a whole town that was decided to be hurried underwater by the Army Corps of Engineers. The hotel is the only part that remains above water most of the time. The top of the amphitheater and horse stables show when the water level is very low.

[Nena, 07/08/2011]

Monte Ne was financier William Hope Harvey's site for a planned 130 ft. tall pyramid monument that would contain all of civilization's accumulated knowledge, before it destroyed itself. He never completed the pyramid, and his hotel and other buildings were flooded by Beaver Lake.

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