Category archives: Travel

Reflections of Progress

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Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of Little Rock Central High School Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This September marks 60 years since nine brave young black students began the fight to uphold the US Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Ed. that segregation in public schools is unc[...]

Try a Duathlon at Lake Ouachita State Park!

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Looking for some action? If so, Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine will be hosting the first annual Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon in September. The event takes place on the 23rd of the month and starts at 9 a.m. that day. Participants will take on a 5 mile trail run on the scenic Cadd[...]

Get Ready for Some Great Music in the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Who doesn't love music? Whether it's blues, country, pop, rock, gospel... you name it... music speaks to us all. Over the next few weeks, musical events in the Arkansas Delta celebrate the music that we all love. On Sept. 15-16, Walnut Ridge commemorates the town's musical hi[...]

National Chuckwagon Races Set for Labor Day Weekend

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Every Labor Day weekend, the thunder of hooves and rattle of wagons fills the valley of Bar of Ranch in Clinton during the National Championship Chuckwagon Races. This year an estimated 150 teams will compete in five different divisions for the title of National Champion. About 20,0[...]

Over 62? Get Your "America the Beautiful" Pass

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Did you know that it’s possible for seniors age 62 and up to obtain a lifetime pass to all federal lands? Known as the “America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass,” this pass provides lifetime access and discounts on some amenities in more[...]