Category archives: Travel

The museum is the muse in new Old State House exhibit

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new exhibit at the Old State House Museum illuminates the history of museums while offering visitors a glimpse of a collection that, though once public, now lives behind closed doors. "Cabinet of Curiosities"—the exhibit's title is taken from the original German name for what we [...]

Mother Nature's message to the stressed out

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism After fishing for two days, eating great food, socializing with friends, hiking, and enjoying my roomy two-bedroom cottage at Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview, it was time to head home. I was spending the last couple of hours trying to write an article in the inspiring setting[...]

El Dorado Unleashes La La Land Inspired Video

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A group of filmmakers from around the country recently came to El Dorado to work with locals on creating a parody video to help showcase the town and its future. The three-minute video shows people singing and dancing around downtown El Dorado to the opening song from the popular O[...]

Michael Chaffin on the Joys of Cycling

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According to Arkansas Parks and Tourism Director, Joe David Rice, Arkansas has been moved to the forefront of one of America's fastest growing interests. His article in the May issue will tell you all you need to know about the current state of, and existing and future endeavors of bicycling in Arkansas.  His take on it?  "Things are pretty damn good." Mi[...]

The Natural State, Beer

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You barley, I mean, barely need to leave the state for quality craft beer these days. Breweries and distilleries are cropping up all over Arkansas, eager to make us proud with year round beers with names paying homage with a wink to some of our state’s icons ­— Razor Bock, Arkansas Red, Onyx Coffee Stout, Pinnacle IPA and Quapaw Quarter Porter. And, thank[...]

Bentonville, Rogers

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On a recent visit to Bentonville and Rogers in Northwest Arkansas, I noticed there are little pieces of art everywhere. Art installations can be found wherever you look, from the metalwork springing up in the form of flowers and birds along the walkways in downtown Rogers, to the stained-glass windows in Bentonville’s new restaurant, The Preacher’s Son. Art[...]