Category archives: Travel

Racing season opens at Oaklawn

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This year marks the 113th season of live racing at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. Oaklawn is not only Arkansas's only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue, which is located at 2705 Central Avenue, is open year-round for simulcasting and elec[...]

Bentonville

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Bentonville has become a top destination to live and to travel. Even for just a half-day's visit or an afternoon lunch, this Northwest Arkansas mecca of the Ozarks has a lot to offer. From a thriving art community and culinary scene, Bentonville provides small-town charm with big-city initiative and opportunity. Crystal Bridges Art Museum, The Walmart Mus[...]

Small City, Big Ambitions

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By Shelby Styron :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   Move over high-rise lofts and entertainment spots. Entrepreneurs are ready to drive new energy into the redevelopment of the downtown area. Can such innovation make Little Rock the new Austin?     wenty years ago, the River Market was a bunch of vacant warehouses. That’s what[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast

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By Maura Montez :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   his year Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs opened on a cold and foggy Friday the 13th in January to a lively crowd for its 113th year running.   There were no superstitious concerns from the thousands of people entering the gates and in the concourse bustling from the energy of f[...]

Getting To Know Jonesboro

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By Shelby Styron :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   ow I know, I didn't know Jonesboro. Most of the little that I did know about the home of the A-State Red Wolves I learned when many of my high school friends headed northeast for Arkansas State University. My friend Casey and I attended a Relient K concert there when we were 15. (Her dad drove [...]