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Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Celebrates 20 Years

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What comes after Thanksgiving in Arkansas? The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights! This year will be the 20th anniversary of the program, which highlights more than 60 communities around the state, brightening the holiday season for all to see. Plot your course now to see as many of the sparkling communities as you can. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure [...]

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[...]

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[...]

Feature: Connecting Communities

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With its completion, northwest Arkansas’ Razorback Regional Greenway connects more than 100 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and links seven communities. Photographs courtesy of Northwest Arkansas Trails and Misty Murphy   the same time the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark., welcomed its first patrons, forward-thinkers in northwest Arkan[...]

Showcasing NWA’s Splendid Shelters

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This June 19 through 21, more than 2,000 people will tour the 34 homes featured in this year’s Annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association. Photographs courtesy of NWAHBA   Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association (NWAHBA) was founded in 1960. Today the organization has 320 members and works “to serve[...]

Art Scene: Setting the Atmosphere With Art

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Photography courtesy Walton Arts Center   April showers bring May flowers, then the vivid and colorful May flowers all about are a sign that one of Arkansas’ most unique festivals is just around the corner. Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival, held annually in northwest Arkansas in June, is the only event of its kind in the region. The fe[...]

Dining Spotlight: Twenty-Something Else

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Two decades into its run, James at the Mill still serves some of the most amazing fine food in Arkansas. Photography by Beth Hall   the conundrum restaurateurs face: Change is the only constant, but your regulars often crave familiarity. Chef Miles James, owner of James at the Mill in the tiny northwest Arkansas town of Johnson, has trod that [...]