Category archives: Travel

2.65-Carat Diamond Found at Arkansas State Park

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Gem found on surface in less than 10 minutes Submitted by Arkansas State Parks (Murfreesboro, AR) – Victoria Brodski visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park for a special birthday celebration. The 25-year-old had known about the unique park for years and finally decided to visit after hearing about a 7.44-carat diamond found in March. Brods[...]

El Dorado Summer Concert Series Lineup

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The lineup for this year’s Summer Concert Series, three free outdoor concerts held in downtown El Dorado, has been released. The concerts are set to take place after the Showdown at Sunset performances on the last Saturday of June, July and August. The event recreates the 1902 shootout[...]

Arkansas Hotel Lands on Travel + Leisure's Best City Hotels List

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The 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville was named No. 8 on Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2017 list of the Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States. The 15 hotels  were rated by the magazine's readers "on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value," according to the list. The chosen hotels are located in Las Vegas, Chicago, New Or[...]

5 Places to Watch July 4th Fireworks in Arkansas

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Chances are your town, wherever it may be in the state, will have a fireworks display on Independence Day. Here are our picks for places to watch some of the biggest and brightest celebrations in Arkansas. 1. River Market Pops on the River isn’t just a fireworks display; it’s a day-long extravaganza. The festivities start at 3 p.m. in the River Market [...]

5 Ways to Spend a Summer Day in NWA

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1. Float the Buffalo For a day full of water and sun, make a stop at Buffalo River Outfitters to rent some canoes and gather supplies, then put in near Ponca. Make sure you bring friends and plenty of sunscreen. While this stream may not be a challenge for experienced boaters, it can provide a good time for all. 2. Hike to Hawksbill Crag You’ll have[...]