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Happening Hot Springs Village

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hot Springs Village is around 15 miles from Hot Springs and holds title to being the largest gated community in the nation. “One of the biggest misconceptions is that it is only a destination for golfers,” said Lesley Nalley, CEO of Hot Springs Village. “Another is that there is only o[...]

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 [...]

Fall hiking in the Ouachitas offers colorful scenery

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round, and the fall season shines a spotlight on the colorful scenery. “Fall hiking is great,” said Tim Ernst, a wilderness photographer and author of many guidebooks abou[...]

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[...]