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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,[...]

Excursion: Conway, a City on the Move

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Conway is a bustling, thriving city. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal and courtesy of Conway CVB   in Central Arkansas, it’s home to approximately 64,000 people and three colleges — Hendrix College, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and Central Baptist College. It’s the seventh largest city in Arkansas and has a flourishing downtown area fi[...]

The Roads Less-Traveled: Not as Well Known Scenic Drives for Arkansas Fall Foliage Viewing

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Kerry Kraus, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas has been blessed with more than its share of beautiful vistas any time of the year, but autumn is a showcase season for The Natural State. Every color associated with fall – candy apple red, lime green, pumpkin orange, sunshine yellow, brassy bronze – is on display, usually from[...]

Excursion: A Mix of the Old and New

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To say that Fort Smith is undergoing a renaissance is an understatement. By Laurie Marshall :: Photography by Ashlee Nobel and Janet Warlick   has long been a popular destination for people who love the lore of the Old West, but new amenities now provide alternatives for visitors who aren’t interested in cowboy boots and Wranglers. Thus, it di[...]

Southern Sandstone: Rock Climbing in Arkansas

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Natural State has great bouldering, sport, and traditional rock climbing for route seekers of all skill levels. The Ozark Mountains, especially Newton County, are synonymous with climbing in Arkansas while the state’s highest peak in the Arkansas River Valley offers a dramatic crag[...]

Excursion: The Brewery Boom

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The Natural State is experiencing a brewery boom that shows no signs of slowing down. With more than 15 taprooms from central to northwest Arkansas — and numerous local restaurants supporting them — there are plenty of reasons to drink locally when you belly up to the bar. Whether you prefer a dark, rich stout or a crisp, fruity cider, here are a few local b[...]