Category archives: Travel

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 [...]

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[...]

El Dorado Unleashes La La Land Inspired Video

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A group of filmmakers from around the country recently came to El Dorado to work with locals on creating a parody video to help showcase the town and its future. The three-minute video shows people singing and dancing around downtown El Dorado to the opening song from the popular O[...]

Michael Chaffin on the Joys of Cycling

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According to Arkansas Parks and Tourism Director, Joe David Rice, Arkansas has been moved to the forefront of one of America's fastest growing interests. His article in the May issue will tell you all you need to know about the current state of, and existing and future endeavors of bicycling in Arkansas.  His take on it?  "Things are pretty damn good." Mi[...]