Author archives: Leah DiPietro

Arvest Bank, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Expand Offering of Specialty Debit Cards

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Eleven cards feature popular destinations across The Natural State Submitted by Arvest Bank LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arvest Bank and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism are expanding the series of specialty debit cards that feature some of the state’s most scenic and popular attractions for Arkansans and tourists. Three new specialty cards showcas[...]

Rabbit Tail Water Trail on Lake Ouachita

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The 8.5 mile Rabbit Tail Water Trail is a new water trail available for paddlers to experience on the north shore of Lake Ouachita. The newly opened route is part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's (AGFC) Arkansas Water Trail program and is the first virtual water trail in the mix[...]

Culinary "Road Trip" Includes Stop in Arkansas

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new cookbook highlights American cuisine in a novel way: by dipping a spoon into the foodways of all fifty states. America: The Cookbook is an encyclopedic journey that explores the nation's main arteries — fried chicken, apple pie — and back roads (mashed wild wapato or ackee di[...]

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Each year, more than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. Their stay extends from late Nove[...]

Inside ESSE's Revealing New Exhibit

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new temporary exhibit at ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock's SoMa neighborhood highlights an unexpected mid-century trend in handbag design: plastic. "The Power of Plastics: Reshaping Mid-century Fashion" focuses primarily on the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when plastics were experienci[...]

In Stuttgart, it's ALL About the Duck!

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey… but the day AFTER Thanksgiving, in the Arkansas Delta, it’s all about the duck! Stuttgart welcomes thousands to the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival, which celebrates 82 years in 2017. [...]

Big River Crossing Reaches One-Year Anniversary

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Submitted by Big River Crossing MEMPHIS, TN—Big River Crossing, the country’s longest active bike-pedestrian rail bridge, celebrated its one-year anniversary on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Since last year’s grand opening, the bridge has welcomed 250,000 visitors from across the world and received regional, national and international acclaim for its architec[...]

Thankful For Theatre

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Growing up, the holiday season was synonymous with drama. No, not because of family shenanigans at the Christmas dinner table, but because whether it was playing a pilgrim in the annual Thanksgiving play (everyone wanted to be the turkey, which I never quite understood) or getting [...]

Arkansas Fall Foliage Updates Now Available

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Want to know the latest about Arkansas’s fall color? Or scenic routes for best viewing? You’ll find all this information – and more – on www.Arkansas.com. Click on the “Fall Color Update” icon or subscribe to receive updates via email at http://bit.ly/ARFallColor. Updated fall color reports are sent to subscribers and posted to Arkansas.com each Friday mo[...]