Tags archives: activities

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[...]

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[...]

On the radar: 40th annual Lum & Abner Festival

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Lum and Abner was a popular radio show in the U.S. that aired from 1932 to 1954. Chester Lauck played Lum and Norris Goff played Abner. Both Lauck and Goff moved to Mena in 1911 and lived there until their move into show business. In the show they played the co-owners of the Jot ’em Down [...]

Global mountain biking community converges in Arkansas as Bentonville hosts IMBA World Summit

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Gov. Hutchinson announces Cycling Advisory Council, other initiatives to bolster cycling tourism   Arkansas made its mark as a world-class destination for cyclists as Bentonville hosted the International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit Nov. 10-12. More than 500 attendees from across the globe attended the event, which was held for the [...]

Pea Ridge National Military Park offers recreation as well as preservation of battlefield

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism On March 7-8, 1862, some 10,500 Union soldiers turned back about 16,000 Confederate troops who were marching through extreme northwestern Arkansas en route to Missouri with hopes of capturing St. Louis. As a result of the battle, Missouri remained in Union hands for the duration of the[...]