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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[...]

Arkansas to celebrate Tourism Week May 1-7

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By proclamation of Governor Asa Hutchinson, and in recognition of the positive economic, social, and cultural impact of the travel and tourism industry, Arkansas will celebrate May 1-7 as Tourism Week. In 2015, more than 28 million visitors traveled in Arkansas, spending an estimated $7.2 billion, which generated $374 million in state taxes and $137 million[...]

The 2016 AY's Best

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  … first-rate … these are two of the words used to describe the businesses in our 2016 BEST list. This year, we focused on regions of the state and consulted with groups of business and community leaders — people who are “in the know” — to help us select the best in more than 40 categories in each of their areas, and the results are astounding! Congratula[...]

Travel Arkansas: Rafting and Rolling

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Spring is prime floating time in Arkansas. Photography by Trey Moore and Golden Circle Guides   play a little word association. I say, “float,” you say … “The Buffalo,” probably, and odds are, you’re picturing a canoe. Canoeing down the Buffalo River is almost a rite of passage in this state. Those first wobbly steps getting in, gingerly settli[...]