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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[...]

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Among the many prime ATV riding destinations in Arkansas is one of the most popular in the nation, the Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena. Wolf Pen Gap was the first trail system built specifically for four wheelers in the Ouachita National Forest. The routes were created by the U.S. Fore[...]

Sites to dive for on Norfork Lake in Arkansas

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Jill M. Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism JORDAN, Ark. – Norfork Lake was created in the early 1940s by the damming of the North Fork River. One of four lakes constructed by dams on the upper White River Basin, it is unlike all of the others because the land was clear-cut before it was flooded. The lake is popular with scub[...]

Take a tour of Arkansas's historic bridges

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It’s no secret that Arkansas is known for its abundant rivers, lakes, streams and mountains. Yet, the trails and routes that transport Arkansans and visitors alike to these natural resources tell a story of their own. Nowhere is this more evident than in Arkansas’s historic bridges, which span geographic and manmade features such as waterways, busy railroad [...]

Cave City Watermelon Festival starts August 11

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The Cave City Watermelon Festival has revealed its 2016 entertainment headliners. This year’s lineup includes three nationally recognized headlining artists, with one performing each night of the festivities. Thursday, August 11th will be headlined by The JJ Weeks Band, whose music has been featured on the official soundtracks for high-profile films “God’[...]

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site celebrates National Park Service Centennial

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism No matter how familiar you are with the story of Brown v. Board of Education, the Little Rock desegregation crisis, or the events at Little Rock Central High School in and around 1957, there are some things you just have to experience off the page and in person to fully understan[...]

'All About Arkansas' published

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Book to be used in economic development efforts A statewide project led by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and members of the private sector has resulted in the publication of the state’s first image book in nearly a decade. All About Arkansas, a 128-page, full-color, limit[...]