Category archives: Travel

Excursion: Two States One Adventure

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Even without the great food, good performances and diverse shopping, Texarkana is worth a visit simply because it's like no other town. Photography by Janet Warlick   clouds swelled overhead as Bill Scurlock opened the front doors of Pecan Point Gastropub & Brewery. Inside, "Templeton Morgan," is spelled out in the mosaic tiles just inside the[...]

The Roads Less-Traveled: Not as Well Known Scenic Drives for Arkansas Fall Foliage Viewing

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Kerry Kraus, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas has been blessed with more than its share of beautiful vistas any time of the year, but autumn is a showcase season for The Natural State. Every color associated with fall – candy apple red, lime green, pumpkin orange, sunshine yellow, brassy bronze – is on display, usually from[...]

November's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Park’s Pants’ Little Rock Through Nov. 22: “Park’s Pants” is an exhibit featuring works by Nancy Nolan, one of Arkansas’ best-known photographers, and filmmaker Dave Anderson. For 20 years, Nolan has taken photographs of her prematurely born son Park in the same pair of his father’s jeans, recording his “physical, emotional and intellectual evolution[...]

Excursion: A Mix of the Old and New

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To say that Fort Smith is undergoing a renaissance is an understatement. By Laurie Marshall :: Photography by Ashlee Nobel and Janet Warlick   has long been a popular destination for people who love the lore of the Old West, but new amenities now provide alternatives for visitors who aren’t interested in cowboy boots and Wranglers. Thus, it di[...]

Southern Sandstone: Rock Climbing in Arkansas

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Natural State has great bouldering, sport, and traditional rock climbing for route seekers of all skill levels. The Ozark Mountains, especially Newton County, are synonymous with climbing in Arkansas while the state’s highest peak in the Arkansas River Valley offers a dramatic crag[...]

October's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Dan Steinhilber: Artist-in-Residence Conway Through Oct. 23: Enjoy the work of sculptor Dan Steinhilber, whose work was recently exhibited in Washington, D.C. He brings his outstanding talent to the University of Central Arkansas with exhibits inside — “Primary Developments” — and out with a public art installation titled “Dark Matter.” (501) 450-579[...]