Category archives: Out & About

On the radar: 40th annual Lum & Abner Festival

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Lum and Abner was a popular radio show in the U.S. that aired from 1932 to 1954. Chester Lauck played Lum and Norris Goff played Abner. Both Lauck and Goff moved to Mena in 1911 and lived there until their move into show business. In the show they played the co-owners of the Jot ’em Down [...]

Old-growth forests at Hot Springs National Park

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Shelley Todd, Natural Resource Program Manager for Hot Springs National Park, has sent news about the Dogwood, Goat Rock, and Sunset trails at the park. Sections of these trails have been formally dedicated into the Old-Growth Forest Network, a national network of protected native forests[...]

Are you a Beer Lover? Don't Miss the Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival this Weekend!

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Be sure to visit Superior Bathhouse Brewery. The brewery features a craft beer tasting room, full service restaurant and most recently a special event venue. The brewery is the first brewery located in a U.S. National Park and the world's first to utilize thermal spring water as the main ingredient. The brewery turns 144 degree water into a myriad of styles [...]

River Market Tower Hosts Open House

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Little Rock - River Market Tower is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 24 from 5-7 pm at River Market Tower. Appetizers and wine from ZIN will be served. Arkansas Artist, Bob Snider, will be on hand painting a picture of the downtown skyline. Plus several other pieces of art will be available from Gallery Central. Come join the fun and be sure to enter[...]

The museum is the muse in new Old State House exhibit

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new exhibit at the Old State House Museum illuminates the history of museums while offering visitors a glimpse of a collection that, though once public, now lives behind closed doors. "Cabinet of Curiosities"—the exhibit's title is taken from the original German name for what we [...]

Mother Nature's message to the stressed out

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism After fishing for two days, eating great food, socializing with friends, hiking, and enjoying my roomy two-bedroom cottage at Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview, it was time to head home. I was spending the last couple of hours trying to write an article in the inspiring setting[...]