Category archives: Blog

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site celebrates National Park Service Centennial

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism No matter how familiar you are with the story of Brown v. Board of Education, the Little Rock desegregation crisis, or the events at Little Rock Central High School in and around 1957, there are some things you just have to experience off the page and in person to fully understan[...]

'All About Arkansas' published

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Book to be used in economic development efforts A statewide project led by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and members of the private sector has resulted in the publication of the state’s first image book in nearly a decade. All About Arkansas, a 128-page, full-color, limit[...]

Boom of antique stores in Mena!

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A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. by Zoie Clift, travel writer / Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of the surrounding Ouachita mountains. The r[...]

Saving Energy Saves Money

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An efficient air conditioner doesn’t just keep homes cool. It lasts longer and is more reliable. Plus it saves money on monthly utility bills.   That's why Entergy Arkansas offers the CoolSaverSM Program to help customers improve the efficiency of their air conditioner or heat pump through a high-efficiency air conditioner tune-up. Historically, res[...]