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Fishing the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and[...]

Global mountain biking community converges in Arkansas as Bentonville hosts IMBA World Summit

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Gov. Hutchinson announces Cycling Advisory Council, other initiatives to bolster cycling tourism   Arkansas made its mark as a world-class destination for cyclists as Bentonville hosted the International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit Nov. 10-12. More than 500 attendees from across the globe attended the event, which was held for the [...]

How The West Was Redone

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Fort Smith reinvents itself as a cultural center while paying respect to its past. By Kody Ford :: Photography by Janet Warlick     f you had stepped foot in downtown Fort Smith a few years ago, you would have seen a very different town. While it was a city with its amenities, it seemed to be focused on its past, rather than its future.[...]

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. Updated fall color reports are posted each Thursday by 5 p.m. A network of “spotters” keeps the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism apprised of the fall foliage[...]

The Resurgence of Batesville

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By Jeanni Brosius :: Photography courtesy of Main Street Batesville When Batesville set out to revitalize its downtown, it wasn't joking. Tucked in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this beautiful small town sits on the banks of the White River. Batesville's downtown has grown so much that Main Street Batesville director, Joel Williams, sa[...]