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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[...]