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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 [...]

How The West Was Redone

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Fort Smith reinvents itself as a cultural center while paying respect to its past. By Kody Ford :: Photography by Janet Warlick     f you had stepped foot in downtown Fort Smith a few years ago, you would have seen a very different town. While it was a city with its amenities, it seemed to be focused on its past, rather than its future.[...]

Traveling The Trail of Tears-Walking past paths today for a historical understanding

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By Nathania Sawyer :: Illustration by Micah David ollowing the path of history can lead down some difficult routes—especially when looking at European exploration, settlement and expansion in relation to the indigenous peoples who lived here first. But, as Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living,” and understanding the struggles of those who [...]

Arkansas fall foliage updates now available

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Want to know the latest about Arkansas’s fall color? Or scenic routes for best viewing? You’ll find all this information – and more – on www.Arkansas.com. Click on the “Fall Color Update” icon. Updated fall color reports are posted each Thursday by 5 p.m. A network of “spotters” keeps the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism apprised of the fall foliage[...]

The Resurgence of Batesville

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By Jeanni Brosius :: Photography courtesy of Main Street Batesville When Batesville set out to revitalize its downtown, it wasn't joking. Tucked in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this beautiful small town sits on the banks of the White River. Batesville's downtown has grown so much that Main Street Batesville director, Joel Williams, sa[...]