Category archives: Travel

Be The King’s Guest

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he new Guest House at Graceland and Elvis Presley’s Memphis complex offer Graceland visitors an expanded experience. There are touches of Elvis Presley throughout the Guest House at Graceland, just as one visiting the new, four-diamond resort on the Graceland campus might expect. But those Elvis-inspired accents are classy, not kitschy. You won’t find vel[...]

The Best Fresh Food in Memphis

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sually when you think of Memphis and food, barbecue is the first thing that comes to mind. Clearly, food in this Delta city is much more, and is ever-evolving past mouth-watering dry ribs and award-winning pulled pork. Fresh and local have become synonymous with the food scene in Memphis. Two local restaurants, Wild Beet Salad Co. (formerly Lettuce Eat), and[...]

Touring the Scott Plantation Settlement

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it more fit for its prime function of looking forward — Margaret Fairless Barber Many people look at Scott Plantation Settlement, just outside North Little Rock, and see a collection of some two dozen b[...]

Arkansas and Twin Lakes Area Open for Business

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area of The Natural State are open for business, despite the flooding and high water experienced in the spring. “Yes, we had some high waters during the flooding in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, but all of the resorts and all of our marinas and[...]

Read This and Never Have a Boring Weeknight Again!

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Finding things to do on the weekend is usually pretty easy. You've probably got a mile-long list of road trips to take and places to visit, not to mention local attractions plus planned events like concerts and shows. But why wait until the weekend to let the good times roll? No ma[...]

A to Z Guide to Summer Fun in Arkansas

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism As the weather warms up and days get longer, here’s an A to Z guide to help you get the most out of your summer fun. Although, honestly, the four seasons of Arkansas are so nice that many of these activities and locations can be enjoyed year round. A – Arkansas State Parks From [...]

Time to Hit the Water!

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There’s nothing better during the hot summer days than lounging and playing in cool water! During July, head to one of these great spots for some fun in the sun in the water! In Pine Bluff, don’t miss the Saracen Landing Splash Park, located at 200 Lake Saracen Dr. The facility is one of the most advanced splash parks in the state, featuring 78 programmab[...]

Murry's Dinner Playhouse is a Modern Classic

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism It's embarrassing to admit that I knew about Murry's Dinner Playhouse for almost 15 years before setting foot inside and settling in for a show. If you haven't been, perhaps it has hovered for years on the edge of your awareness, like it did on mine, as a thing that you could do, b[...]

Weinkeller Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years

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With roots in the 1800s, one of the oldest wineries in The Natural State is Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, located in the Arkansas River Valley. Atop St. Mary’s Mountain, the Wiederkehr family tradition of winemaking began in 1880 when Johann Andreas Wiederkehr and his family emigrated from Switzerland to America. The original hand-dug wine cellar, now the site[...]