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Travel Arkansas: Falling for Cabins

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Planning a girlfriends’ getaway this autumn? We have a few suggestions for those who love “rough it” and for those who like to glam it up. Photography courtesy of the venues   may be no better way to enjoy fall in Arkansas than with a weekend cabin getaway. No one wants to be inside in the fall; the leaves are changing color, the air is slightly coo[...]

Southwest Arkansas Home to Diamonds and More

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism News of a recent record diamond find in Southwest Arkansas at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro has been making national and international headlines. The diamond, an 8.52-carat white diamond, was the fifth largest diamond found by a park visitor since the state park opened[...]

Paddling the Arkansas Water Trails

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By Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas has an abundance of waterways for paddlers to explore. The Arkansas Water Trails project, created in 2009, is at the forefront of developing a system of mapped water trails throughout the state. A goal of the project, initiated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, is to[...]

Love of Nature Leads to Arkansas Journey

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Pair visits all 52 state parks Leah DiPietro, communications manager Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism When it comes to the great outdoors, Arkansas offers a variety of pleasures: from hiking and canoeing to birding and mountain biking. For long-time friends Dell Tyson and Anita Young, the state has been the perfect spot to immerse themselv[...]

Barkansas Photo Contest Begins August 3, 2015: Enter a Shot of Your Pup in The Natural State!

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Arkansas loves dogs and dogs love Arkansas. In fact, The Natural State is the number one state for dog ownership in the U.S., according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. That’s why the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has launched “Barkansas,” an online photo contest for residents and visitors alike to share photos of their dogs having [...]

Park Visitor from Colorado Finds 8.52-Carat White Diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park on June 24

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Finder names the gem the Esperanza Diamond for her niece’s name and the Spanish word for “hope” An 8.52-carat white diamond was found Wednesday (June 24) by Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado, at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, according to park officials. Clear white and icicle shaped, this gem is the fifth largest diamond found by a par[...]

Travel Arkansas: Fun Well Worth the Heat

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Photos courtesy of The Venues   July, which means it’s hot. Possibly really hot … enough to make you not even consider spending the entire day outside … unless something sufficiently tempting presents itself. Like, say, a zipline tour through the Ozark treetops, or a trio of thrilling new waterslides. Or an up-close, meet-and-greet with lions an[...]

Travel Arkansas: Splash into Summer

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From yachts to kayaks, johnboats to Jet Skis, you’ll find your kind of fun on Arkansas’ abundance of lakes and rivers. Photos courtesy of Fort Smith CVB, visit Hot springs and Rogers-Lowell CVB   in Arkansas means one thing: water. Well, OK, it also means heavenly peaches and not-so-heavenly heat, with a side of mosquitoes, a healthy dose of t[...]

Travel Arkansas: Music for the Masses

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Arkansas’ music festivals draw crowds while the weather’s warm and spirits are high. Photographs courtesy of the venues   weather means good music in Arkansas. The arrival of spring kicks off a procession of music festivals across the state that stretches well into the fall, a bounty that includes something for everyone, from sit-down classical pe[...]