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New Development in Rails to Trails Initiative

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Construction of Delta Heritage Trail terminus trailhead begins   Submitted by Arkansas State Parks (Little Rock, AR) August 1, 2017 Construction of a new trailhead facility for the southern terminus of the Delta Heritage Trail (DHT) in Arkansas City kicks off tomorrow. This innovative project is being developed under the national "rails to tra[...]

Texarkana Unveils New Welcome Center

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travelers can now visit a new welcome center in Texarkana. Arkansas Welcome Center Red River recently underwent a $2.5 million upgrade. As part of this project, a completely new building was built north of the old center. The address is still the same at 12555 N State Line Avenue. “We [...]

It's "Pumpkin Time" in the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism September is here! Let's get ready for some fall fun. Especially fun that includes pumpkins, corn mazes and scarecrows! It’s the 13th annual Fall Festival at Peebles Farm in Augusta on Sept. 22-Oct. 31. The farm features fun activities for the entire family including a 60-acr[...]

Spa-Con Returns to Hot Springs

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place Sept. 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of V[...]

National Chuckwagon Races Set for Labor Day Weekend

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Every Labor Day weekend, the thunder of hooves and rattle of wagons fills the valley of Bar of Ranch in Clinton during the National Championship Chuckwagon Races. This year an estimated 150 teams will compete in five different divisions for the title of National Champion. About 20,0[...]

Head Outdoors this August to the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism August is a great time to get out and enjoy the Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta, especially from the water. Join the staff at Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas for a Black River Ramble on Aug. 12. Explore the importance of rivers as you float along th[...]