Category archives: Travel

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism releases Native American Heritage Guide

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A new publication from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism illuminates the history of Native Americans in the state. “Native American Heritage in Arkansas,” produced in collaboration with the Arkansas History Commission, the Department of Arkansas Heritage and other partners, provides information on Arkansas’s Native American heritage sites, the tri[...]

Ozark Highlands Radio launched January 2016

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Weekly radio program brings the music of Ozarks to public radio. (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark.) – Ozark Highlands Radio, a new syndicated, hour-long program, made its debut on Jan. 8, 2016. The weekly show will be broadcast on public radio stations across Arkansas, with 40 original episodes produced each year. In addition to the music, “Feature Host” segments take[...]

National Park Service Centennial: Arkansas sites range from historic to outdoor treasures

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“There is nothing so American as our national parks…” -- Franklin D. Roosevelt   January 2016 kicks off a year-long celebration of the National Park Service and its centennial anniversary as natural areas, historic monuments and other sites across the U.S. prepare to celebrate the occasion, which officially takes place Aug. 25, 2016. In Arkansas, e[...]

McNulty, Worthen Named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

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Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and Bill Worthen, director of Historic Arkansas Museum, will be inducted to the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame. They will be honored during a luncheon Monday, March 14, 2016, at noon during the 42nd Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held in Springdale at[...]

February's Top 10 Things to Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. “Nathalia Edenmont: Force of Nature” Little Rock through May 1: This is Nathalia Edenmont’s first solo exhibition in a major American museum. “Force of Nature,” displayed at the Arkansas Arts Center, showcases 10 richly hued, large-format photographs, [...]

Travel Arkansas: Romantic Getaways

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Stoke your sweetheart's fire with a romantic getaway. Photography courtesy of the Venues   February. It’s the shortest month of the year, and thank goodness for that, because it’s all that stands between January and spring. I’d be in favor of skipping it altogether, frankly, except for that lovely little halfway point: Valentine’s Day. And there’s[...]

Final Thought

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This page has had its share of unconventional Valentine’s Day tie-ins. Photograph courtesy of arkansas.com   year ago I wrote a two-feline valentine. It was for Tiger and Precious, the cats who have been kind enough to share their home with us for nearly a decade. Two years ago I reflected on my fondness for The Beatles, because Feb. 9, 2014, m[...]