Category archives: Travel

Park Visitor from Colorado Finds 8.52-Carat White Diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park on June 24

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Finder names the gem the Esperanza Diamond for her niece’s name and the Spanish word for “hope” An 8.52-carat white diamond was found Wednesday (June 24) by Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado, at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, according to park officials. Clear white and icicle shaped, this gem is the fifth largest diamond found by a par[...]

Branson's Best: Top Five Things to Do with Kids

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you love is always playing in Branson… that’s the promotional slogan on ExploreBranson.com, the official website for Branson tourism. Although it’s most likely referring to the many musical acts that play in this vacation Mecca, it could very well refer to your play-loving kids. With the many family-friendly entertainment options in Branson, your children c[...]

August's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Super Summer Saturdays Little Rock Aug. 1: The entire family will enjoy the fun while celebrating the Clinton Presidential Center’s current exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World.” The free, educational activities include digging for dinosaurs, creating fossils and building your own dinosaur. Admission is free, and the event takes place from 10 a.m. to [...]

July's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Oaklawn’s Spa Blast Hot Springs July 3: Bring the entire family out to Oaklawn Park for a day of fun. There will be a misting tent, a kids zone with inflatables, a rock wall, petting zoo, concession stands and more. The party begins at 4 p.m., with live music from six bands, including Hillbilly Vegas and Brian Kelley, and the fireworks will start at a[...]

Historical Gems: Grant County Museum

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Grant County Museum is a testament not only to that county’s history, but also to rural and small-town life just about anywhere. It’s also a testament to one of Arkansas’ most powerful people of the 20th century, W.R. “Witt” Stephens. So, maybe it’s fitting that an article about this exceptional repository begins and ends with overtures to Stephens. [...]

Travel Arkansas: Fun Well Worth the Heat

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Photos courtesy of The Venues   July, which means it’s hot. Possibly really hot … enough to make you not even consider spending the entire day outside … unless something sufficiently tempting presents itself. Like, say, a zipline tour through the Ozark treetops, or a trio of thrilling new waterslides. Or an up-close, meet-and-greet with lions an[...]

Excursion: Explore Eclectic Eureka Springs

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Arkansas is a beautiful state, and Eureka Springs is a wonderful place to experience Mother Nature as well as the kind nature of humans and the happiness of exploration. Photography by Janet Warlick   of my favorite ways to explore a city’s center is to park the car and walk its streets. Downtown really is the heart of many towns, and this is [...]