Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places is an honor. But the designation is not all that remarkable —- given that at least 2,600 properties in Arkansas enjoy that status in some fashion. And that's a sliver among about 1.5 million Historic Places nationwide.
The National Historic Landmark list is light years more exclusive. Arkansas has just 17 landmark listings among the U.S. total of about 2,600. Their ranking is the top National Park Service designation short of being a national park — although it can sometimes be challenging to grasp why the location is extra-special.