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View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Each year, more than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. Their stay extends from late Nove[...]

Inside ESSE's Revealing New Exhibit

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new temporary exhibit at ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock's SoMa neighborhood highlights an unexpected mid-century trend in handbag design: plastic. "The Power of Plastics: Reshaping Mid-century Fashion" focuses primarily on the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when plastics were experienci[...]

In Stuttgart, it's ALL About the Duck!

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey… but the day AFTER Thanksgiving, in the Arkansas Delta, it’s all about the duck! Stuttgart welcomes thousands to the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival, which celebrates 82 years in 2017. [...]

Big River Crossing Reaches One-Year Anniversary

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Submitted by Big River Crossing MEMPHIS, TN—Big River Crossing, the country’s longest active bike-pedestrian rail bridge, celebrated its one-year anniversary on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Since last year’s grand opening, the bridge has welcomed 250,000 visitors from across the world and received regional, national and international acclaim for its architec[...]

Thankful For Theatre

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Growing up, the holiday season was synonymous with drama. No, not because of family shenanigans at the Christmas dinner table, but because whether it was playing a pilgrim in the annual Thanksgiving play (everyone wanted to be the turkey, which I never quite understood) or getting [...]

Arkansas Fall Foliage Updates Now Available

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Want to know the latest about Arkansas’s fall color? Or scenic routes for best viewing? You’ll find all this information – and more – on www.Arkansas.com. Click on the “Fall Color Update” icon or subscribe to receive updates via email at http://bit.ly/ARFallColor. Updated fall color reports are sent to subscribers and posted to Arkansas.com each Friday mo[...]

Birding in Arkansas

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism With its mild climate and variety of habitats, Arkansas is a well-known destination to watch birds. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, a regional supervisor at Arkansas State Parks. “You can start at home with the basic bird feeder. A lot of folks are b[...]

Bentonville, Arkansas Joins Epic Rides Off-Road Series

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Fourth event boosts equal payout purse to $160,000 and showcases America’s newest mountain bike mecca (LAS VEGAS, NEV.) Sept. 20, 2017 – Epic Rides today announced the Oz Trails Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event & festival. Utilizing the Oz Trails network at the foot of the Ozark mountains in Northwest Arkansas, the fourth event in the Epic Rides[...]

Jim Dailey Named Next Director of Arkansas Tourism

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LITTLE ROCK – Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, tonight announced Jim Dailey as the next director of Arkansas Tourism. Dailey will replace current director Joe David Rice, who retires Dec. 31 after 30 years in the role. Dailey will begin his duties Jan. 1, 2018. A Little Rock native, Dailey graduated from the U[...]