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Holiday Lights Return to Garvan Woodland Gardens

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Taking in the beauty of Holiday Lights is a tradition for many in the state. During this annual event, around 4.5 million bulbs transform Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs into a whimsical holiday display.  The event takes place Nov. 18 - Dec. 31 this year. "Holiday Lights is an o[...]

Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Arkansas

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to [...]

Arvest Bank, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Expand Offering of Specialty Debit Cards

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Eleven cards feature popular destinations across The Natural State Submitted by Arvest Bank LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arvest Bank and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism are expanding the series of specialty debit cards that feature some of the state’s most scenic and popular attractions for Arkansans and tourists. Three new specialty cards showcas[...]

Rabbit Tail Water Trail on Lake Ouachita

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The 8.5 mile Rabbit Tail Water Trail is a new water trail available for paddlers to experience on the north shore of Lake Ouachita. The newly opened route is part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's (AGFC) Arkansas Water Trail program and is the first virtual water trail in the mix[...]

Culinary "Road Trip" Includes Stop in Arkansas

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new cookbook highlights American cuisine in a novel way: by dipping a spoon into the foodways of all fifty states. America: The Cookbook is an encyclopedic journey that explores the nation's main arteries — fried chicken, apple pie — and back roads (mashed wild wapato or ackee di[...]

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Each year, more than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. Their stay extends from late Nove[...]

Inside ESSE's Revealing New Exhibit

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new temporary exhibit at ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock's SoMa neighborhood highlights an unexpected mid-century trend in handbag design: plastic. "The Power of Plastics: Reshaping Mid-century Fashion" focuses primarily on the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when plastics were experienci[...]

In Stuttgart, it's ALL About the Duck!

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey… but the day AFTER Thanksgiving, in the Arkansas Delta, it’s all about the duck! Stuttgart welcomes thousands to the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival, which celebrates 82 years in 2017. [...]