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The Roads Less-Traveled: Not as Well Known Scenic Drives for Arkansas Fall Foliage Viewing

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Kerry Kraus, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas has been blessed with more than its share of beautiful vistas any time of the year, but autumn is a showcase season for The Natural State. Every color associated with fall – candy apple red, lime green, pumpkin orange, sunshine yellow, brassy bronze – is on display, usually from[...]

November's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Park’s Pants’ Little Rock Through Nov. 22: “Park’s Pants” is an exhibit featuring works by Nancy Nolan, one of Arkansas’ best-known photographers, and filmmaker Dave Anderson. For 20 years, Nolan has taken photographs of her prematurely born son Park in the same pair of his father’s jeans, recording his “physical, emotional and intellectual evolution[...]

October's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Dan Steinhilber: Artist-in-Residence Conway Through Oct. 23: Enjoy the work of sculptor Dan Steinhilber, whose work was recently exhibited in Washington, D.C. He brings his outstanding talent to the University of Central Arkansas with exhibits inside — “Primary Developments” — and out with a public art installation titled “Dark Matter.” (501) 450-579[...]

Walnut Ridge Celebrates the Town’s Musical Heritage with Beatles at the Ridge Festival on Sept. 18-19

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism It started in September 1964. Four young men from Liverpool needed some rest and relaxation. It had been a stellar year for the guys – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. In August, the foursome, known worldwide as the Beatles, returned to the U.S. [...]

Public is Invited to Watch Embee Diamonds’ Mike Botha cut the 8.52-Carat “Esperanza” Diamond at Stanley Jewelers Gemologist in North Little Rock September 9-12

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Stanley Jewelers Gemologist Will Partner With Canada’s Embee Diamonds to Offer the Public This Rare Opportunity to Watch the Transformation of This American Gem From Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park (NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.)—Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro offers a unique experience for visitors—the opportunity to sear[...]

Lake Ouachita State Park Celebrates 60 Years

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This year marks the 60th anniversary of Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. “The idea of celebrating the 60 years is really to attract attention to all three of the parks that were brought on at the same time, Daisy, Bull Shoals and Ouachita,” said Lee Howard, park superinte[...]

September's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Amadeus’ Fayetteville Through Sept. 20: The Studio Theater of Walton Arts Center is the site of this presentation of the five-time, Tony-award winning play “Amadeus,” which was adapted into an Oscar-award winning film. Watch the drama as composer Antonio Salieri schemes to discredit the foul-mouthed, former child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Ama[...]

Southwest Arkansas Home to Diamonds and More

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism News of a recent record diamond find in Southwest Arkansas at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro has been making national and international headlines. The diamond, an 8.52-carat white diamond, was the fifth largest diamond found by a park visitor since the state park opened[...]

Paddling the Arkansas Water Trails

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By Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas has an abundance of waterways for paddlers to explore. The Arkansas Water Trails project, created in 2009, is at the forefront of developing a system of mapped water trails throughout the state. A goal of the project, initiated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, is to[...]

Love of Nature Leads to Arkansas Journey

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Pair visits all 52 state parks Leah DiPietro, communications manager Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism When it comes to the great outdoors, Arkansas offers a variety of pleasures: from hiking and canoeing to birding and mountain biking. For long-time friends Dell Tyson and Anita Young, the state has been the perfect spot to immerse themselv[...]