Category archives: Travel

Time to Hit the Water!

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There’s nothing better during the hot summer days than lounging and playing in cool water! During July, head to one of these great spots for some fun in the sun in the water! In Pine Bluff, don’t miss the Saracen Landing Splash Park, located at 200 Lake Saracen Dr. The facility is one of the most advanced splash parks in the state, featuring 78 programmab[...]

Murry's Dinner Playhouse is a Modern Classic

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism It's embarrassing to admit that I knew about Murry's Dinner Playhouse for almost 15 years before setting foot inside and settling in for a show. If you haven't been, perhaps it has hovered for years on the edge of your awareness, like it did on mine, as a thing that you could do, b[...]

Weinkeller Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years

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With roots in the 1800s, one of the oldest wineries in The Natural State is Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, located in the Arkansas River Valley. Atop St. Mary’s Mountain, the Wiederkehr family tradition of winemaking began in 1880 when Johann Andreas Wiederkehr and his family emigrated from Switzerland to America. The original hand-dug wine cellar, now the site[...]

2.65-Carat Diamond Found at Arkansas State Park

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Gem found on surface in less than 10 minutes Submitted by Arkansas State Parks (Murfreesboro, AR) – Victoria Brodski visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park for a special birthday celebration. The 25-year-old had known about the unique park for years and finally decided to visit after hearing about a 7.44-carat diamond found in March. Brods[...]

El Dorado Summer Concert Series Lineup

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The lineup for this year’s Summer Concert Series, three free outdoor concerts held in downtown El Dorado, has been released. The concerts are set to take place after the Showdown at Sunset performances on the last Saturday of June, July and August. The event recreates the 1902 shootout[...]

Arkansas Hotel Lands on Travel + Leisure's Best City Hotels List

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The 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville was named No. 8 on Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2017 list of the Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States. The 15 hotels  were rated by the magazine's readers "on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value," according to the list. The chosen hotels are located in Las Vegas, Chicago, New Or[...]

5 Places to Watch July 4th Fireworks in Arkansas

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Chances are your town, wherever it may be in the state, will have a fireworks display on Independence Day. Here are our picks for places to watch some of the biggest and brightest celebrations in Arkansas. 1. River Market Pops on the River isn’t just a fireworks display; it’s a day-long extravaganza. The festivities start at 3 p.m. in the River Market [...]