Category archives: Out & About

Try a Duathlon at Lake Ouachita State Park!

•••
Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Looking for some action? If so, Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine will be hosting the first annual Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon in September. The event takes place on the 23rd of the month and starts at 9 a.m. that day. Participants will take on a 5 mile trail run on the scenic Cadd[...]

Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom Delivers Exceptional Brunch

•••
The small, but hip patio at Raduno is usually pretty busy on Sundays for brunch. The particular Sunday we visited was a holiday weekend – the official end to summer – and things were pretty quiet all along South Main (SoMa). It was a rare Sunday without our toddlers and we needed a place to eat that would allow our mostly well-behaved large mixed-breed do[...]

Get Ready for Some Great Music in the Arkansas Delta

•••
Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Who doesn't love music? Whether it's blues, country, pop, rock, gospel... you name it... music speaks to us all. Over the next few weeks, musical events in the Arkansas Delta celebrate the music that we all love. On Sept. 15-16, Walnut Ridge commemorates the town's musical hi[...]

Dinner Plans? New Steakhouse in Conway, Grocery Delivery and Coffee Ice Cream

•••
Arkansas food news for the week: Conway will soon be the home to John Daly’s Steakhouse, the first restaurant in a planned business venture by the Arkansas-born golfer. While the opening date has changed a few times, management is actively hiring staff. Tech company Instacart recently introduced grocery delivery to Arkansas. Whole Foods, Kroger, Natural [...]

Dinner Plans? Kemuri Adds Brunch, New Tacos for Life Location and Popular Drink Now at Kroger  

•••
The popular sushi restaurant Kemuri is now serving brunch and the menu is quite unexpected. Our friends over at the The Mighty Rib stopped by to check it out. We can’t wait to try those chocolate cappuccino pancakes. Jonesboro is the latest city to welcome the quickly growing Conway-based chain Tacos 4 Life. Construction has already begun on the new 3,800[...]

National Chuckwagon Races Set for Labor Day Weekend

•••
Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Every Labor Day weekend, the thunder of hooves and rattle of wagons fills the valley of Bar of Ranch in Clinton during the National Championship Chuckwagon Races. This year an estimated 150 teams will compete in five different divisions for the title of National Champion. About 20,0[...]

Here's Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse

•••
No need to watch this astronomical event alone. People are getting together all over the state to watch Monday’s solar eclipse. Plus, with the shortage of eclipse glasses, one of these parties might be your only chance to grab a pair. Northwest Arkansas Winthrow Springs State Park Devil’s Den State Park Lake Fort Smith State Park Fort Smith Public[...]

Over 62? Get Your "America the Beautiful" Pass

•••
Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Did you know that it’s possible for seniors age 62 and up to obtain a lifetime pass to all federal lands? Known as the “America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass,” this pass provides lifetime access and discounts on some amenities in more[...]