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Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site proposed for world heritage status

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July 5, 2016 (Little Rock, AR) – A group of state and local leaders are working together to nominate multiple civil rights landmarks across the southern United States to be considered for World Heritage status from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Churches, schools, museums, a bus station and an iconic bridge will be[...]

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’[...]

Excursion: All Weekend Signs Point Northwest

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You may have heard a lot of national buzz recently about the growth in Northwest Arkansas. Its population surpassed the half-million mark last year, and it seems every month there is a new article about one city or another along the I-49 corridor being named “best” for some distinction. We definitely think it’s one of the best places to spend a summer day, o[...]

Excursion: Cities with Local Flair

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North Little Rock and Little Rock are two of the most populated cities in the state. These neighboring metros are thriving, with a combined population of approximately 265,000, and together they contain a significant portion of Arkansas’ many popular attractions. Photography by Janet Warlick   LITTLE ROCK Dining During our excursion to Little Rock,[...]