Category archives: Travel

Visit Northwest Arkansas!

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Discover why more than 4 million people visit the region each year Summer is the perfect time of year to visit Northwest Arkansas – with glorious mountains, lakes, rivers and trails, nature and the great outdoors come to life! Enjoy the perfect mix of big-city fun and small-town charm. Savor the region's High South cuisine, explore the many distinctive down[...]

July'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. Movies at the Market Hot Springs through July 21: Movies at the Market gives attendees a chance to reminisce about drive-in movies. Bring your blankets, kids and pooches Thursday nights through July 21 to view “Despicable Me 2,” “Blue Hawaii,[...]

Travel Arkansas: Boom … With a Twist

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Skydivers, pie-eating contests, a pig roast and old-timey music add an extra spark to Independence Day festivities around the state. Photography by Jerry Wilcoxen and courtesy of ASUMH   you’re not sure where to go to see fireworks this Independence Day, here’s a tip: just head toward the nearest major body of water and wait until dark. Not eve[...]

Excursion: Exploring the Mystical Eureka Springs

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It is fitting that Eureka Springs, one of Arkansas’ most romantic getaways, was officially incorporated on Valentine’s Day 1880, but like many tourist destinations that are identified with a particular kind of vacation, there is more to see and do in Eureka Springs. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   began our visit with a walking tour called [...]

June'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. 'America’s Splendid Beauty’ Hot Springs through June 30: Photographer Tim Gorman, an Arkansas native, began his career in the 1980s and has works published in architectural magazines. This exhibit will be presented at Garvan Woodland Gardens and is a c[...]

Excursion: Cities with Local Flair

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North Little Rock and Little Rock are two of the most populated cities in the state. These neighboring metros are thriving, with a combined population of approximately 265,000, and together they contain a significant portion of Arkansas’ many popular attractions. Photography by Janet Warlick   LITTLE ROCK Dining During our excursion to Little Rock,[...]

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site celebrates National Park Service Centennial

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism No matter how familiar you are with the story of Brown v. Board of Education, the Little Rock desegregation crisis, or the events at Little Rock Central High School in and around 1957, there are some things you just have to experience off the page and in person to fully understan[...]

'All About Arkansas' published

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Book to be used in economic development efforts A statewide project led by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and members of the private sector has resulted in the publication of the state’s first image book in nearly a decade. All About Arkansas, a 128-page, full-color, limit[...]