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2015 ARKANSAS TOUR GUIDE VALUABLE COUPONS INSIDE Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 1 Capitol Mall • Little Rock, AR 72201 Arkansas.com

• Destination Highlights • Area Maps • Attractions • Hotels and Motels • Bed and Breakfasts • Resorts and Cabins • Arts and Entertainment • Historic Sites • Lakes and Rivers • Spas • Scenic Drives • State and National Parks

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Welcome to Arkansas HOME TO ONE OF THE WORLD’S HOTTEST MUSEUMS, several of the nation’s wackiest festivals, a top true Western town, some of the clearest lakes in the country and a presidential library located in a state capital that’s been named one of 10 great places to live and a secret foodie city, Arkansas is on the map in a big way. Winning all kinds of national awards and accolades in the last year, The Natural State has truly arrived. Whatever brought you here, we’re glad you’ve discovered it. There’s much to love about The Natural State.

America’s #1 Trout Fishing Resort is Gaston’s. Our White River float trips for lunker trout are legendary from coast to coast. We do the work. All you do is fish – in style and comfort. Then there are the extras that make “resort” our last name. First-class lodging. One of the South’s finest restaurants… featuring a spectacular view. A private club. Tennis and a pool. A nature trail. A conference lodge for your group meetings or parties. Even a private landing strip for fly-in guests.

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Lake Ouachita

1777 River Road Lakeview, AR 72642 870-431-5202 Email gastons@gastons.com Lat 36 20’ 55” N Long 92 33’ 25” W

www.gastons.com

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Bistro 21, Blytheville

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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Zip Line, Jasper

Using This Tour Guide Welcome to the 2015 Arkansas Tour Guide. Here, you’ll find vacation ideas and travel tools for your next trip to The Natural State. The front section of this publication showcases specific interests, such as history, state parks, spas and more. The remainder of the guide is divided into sections on Arkansas’s destination areas: Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Central, Southwest and Southeast. Each section includes an introduction to the region, a detailed highway map and list of attractions. The listings have icons that indicate a category, such as family attraction, arts and culture, These map colors define Arkansas’s and outdoors, to help you search by activity. six geographic The index in the back of the book contains all destination areas listings organized alphabetically. and coordinate View the electronic version of the Arkansas with sections in this Tour Guide at Arkansas.com/travel-tools/ Arkansas Tour Guide. vacation-kit or download the Arkansas app by scanning the QR code above. NORTHWEST Follow us on Instagram @arkansas and like CENTRAL us on Facebook at Arkansas State Tourism. NORTH CENTRAL SOUTHEAST Share photos of your adventures using SOUTHWEST NORTHEAST #visitarkansas. Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism

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Lakes & Rivers Golf Romance/Weddings

Table of Contents Billgrimage ........................................................52-53 Spas ...........................................................................54 Shopping..................................................................55 Romance and Weddings .....................................56 Edible Arkansas................................................58-59 Brews/Wines/Spirits .......................................60-61 Adventure Sports.............................................62-63 Freewheeling ....................................................64-65 Big Woods ..........................................................66-67 The Lodges of Arkansas State Parks..........70-71 Arkansas State Parks ............................................72 Geocaching..............................................................73 Arkansas State Parks Facilities..........................74 Free Things To Do ..................................................75 Family Fun .........................................................76-80 Watchable Wildlife ................................................81 Outdoors ..................................................................82 U.S. Marshals Coin ..........................................84-85 Golfing/The Natural State Golf Trail ................86 Indexes...........................................................250-256

Welcome To Arkansas .....................................IFC-1 Using This Tour Guide ............................................ 2 Arkansas Map and Welcome Centers ............ 4-5 Arkansas Facts...................................................... 6-7 More On The Web ................................................ 8-9 Talk of the Town ..............................................10-17 Music Festivals and Events .................................18 What’s New In 2015.........................................19-28 Retirement/Relocation/Reunions ....................29 Gaming In Arkansas ........................................30-31 Natural Treasures ............................................32-33 Lakes and Rivers ..............................................34-35 Waterfalls ...........................................................36-37 Spring Color ......................................................38-39 Fall Color ............................................................40-41 Scenic Byways ..................................................42-43 Musical Heritage ..............................................44-45 Civil Rights .........................................................46-47 History and Heritage ......................................48-49 Civil War..............................................................50-51 Destination Areas Central ............................................................... 92-109 Southeast ....................................................... 118-129 Southwest ...................................................... 132-148 Northwest.......................................................166-189 North Central.................................................210-221 Northeast ........................................................ 232-243

Front Cover: Discover new ways to cruise Beaver Lake. Back Cover: The King Biscuit Blues Festival in HelenaWest Helena is always a big time.

The Arkansas Tour Guide is published annually. ©2015 Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods • 303 West Capitol Avenue Little Rock, AR 72201 • 501-975-6251 • FAX 501-975-4463 • cjrw.com For additional copies of the Arkansas Tour Guide, visit Arkansas.com or call 800-NATURAL.

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ARKANSAS WELCOME CENTER Bentonville U.S. 71 North 479-855-3111

Bella Bella Vista Vista

Beaver Pea Pea Ridge Ridge Beaver

Harrison U.S. 65 870-741-3343

Berryville Berryville

Rogers Rogers

Gentry Gentry CaveCave Springs Springs

Siloam Siloam Springs Springs

Eureka Eureka Springs Springs

Garfield Garfield 71 7162 62

Bentonville Bentonville

49 49Lowell Lowell

412 412 Tontitown Tontitown

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Lake Village U.S. 65-82 870-265-5832 El Dorado U.S. 167 870-881-9160 Red River U.S. 71 North 870-772-7511 Texarkana I-30 East 870-772-4301

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Booneville Booneville

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Dardanelle Dardanelle

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Conwa Conw

Oppelo Oppelo

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Mansfield Mansfield

65 65

Pottsville Pottsville

Russellville Russellville

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278 278 Dierks Dierks

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Arkadelphia Arkadelphia

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Prairie Prairie Grove Grove

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Flippin Flippin

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Huntsville Huntsville Fayetteville Fayetteville

Siloam Springs U.S. 412 479-524-4445

Lakeview Lakeview

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Springdale Springdale

Lincoln Lincoln

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Prescott Prescott

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Ashdown Ashdown

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Hope Hope278 278

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Camden Camden

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30 30 Texarkana Texarkana

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Jonesboro Jonesboro

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Batesville Batesville Shirley Shirley Fairfield Fairfield Bay Bay

Clinton Clinton

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Jacksonport Jacksonport

Newport Newport49

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Blytheville Blytheville Manila Manila

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Powhatan Powhatan

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Marshall Marshall

Walnut Walnut

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Rector Rector

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AshAsh FlatFlat

Norfork Norfork

Piggott Piggott

Corning Corning

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Turrell Turrell

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Augusta Augusta

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Warren Warren

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Hamburg Hamburg

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Crossett Crossett

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Tillar Tillar McGehee McGehee

65 65 Eudora Eudora Wilmot Wilmot

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Arkansas Facts Our Name The term Arkansas means “south wind” and is derived from a name used by some Native Americans to describe the Quapaws, an early tribe in the area. The region was spelled various ways over the years, but entered the Union as Arkansas in 1836. The pronunciation “Ark-an-saw” was determined by the General Assembly of 1881. The 2007 General Assembly decreed the correct possessive form of Arkansas to be “Arkansas’s” because the pronunciation ends with a “w.”

Vital Statistics Population

State Symbols MOCKINGBIRD State Bird

2.67 MILLION (33rd in size)

Area

APPLE BLOSSOM State Flower

53,187 SQUARE MILES

PINE State Tree

(27th in size)

Capital

HONEYBEE State Insect

LITTLE ROCK

REGNAT POPULUS State Motto

Climate Average annual

(The People Rule)

temperature:

61.4˚F

THE NATURAL STATE State Nickname Additional symbols: sos.arkansas.gov/educational/Pages/default.aspx

Tantalizing Tidbits • There are 600,000 acres of lakes, more

• With the exception of citrus fruits, Arkansas

than 9,700 miles of streams and rivers, and over 2.6 million acres of national forests in Arkansas. • Our nation’s oldest national park (Hot Springs) and first national river (Buffalo) are located in Arkansas. • Items manufactured in the state include steel, plastics, appliances, furniture, prepared foods, chemicals, boats, electric motors, machine tools, and pulp and paper products.

grows practically every crop produced in the country. It’s a leader in rice, soybeans, cotton, commercial broilers, chickens, turkeys and catfish. • Timber, petroleum, natural gas and bromine are the state’s top extracted resources. • The only diamond mine in the world open to the public is Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro. And Arkansas’s quartz crystal deposits in the Hot Springs/ Mount Ida area are world famous.

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HELPFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS • Emergency: 911 • Arkansas State Police: 501-618-8000 • Arkansas Department of Emergency Management: 501-683-6700 • Arkansas Vacation Planning Materials: 800-NATURAL • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism: 501-682-7777 • Arkansas State Parks: 888-AT-PARKS, 501-682-1191 • Weather Information: 501-834-0308 • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: 501-223-6300, 800-364-4263 • National Forests: Ouachita (Hot Springs), 501-321-5202; Ozark (Russellville), 479-964-7200; St. Francis (Marianna), 870-295-5278 • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: National Reservation System, 877-444-6777; Little Rock District, 501-324-5551; Vicksburg District, 601-631-5000; 800-522-5672 • Road Conditions: 800-245-1672, 501-569-2374 • Keep Arkansas Beautiful Littering Hotline: 866-811-1222

Hot Springs National Park

Traveling With Pets Traveling with your favorite canine or feline friend? For information on camping and hiking with your four-legged friend, get in touch with the individual governing agency – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas State Parks, U.S.D.A. Forest Service or National Park Service. Each has different rules regarding pets. Contact information can be found below and in the Arkansas Adventure Guide. For pet-friendly lodging, go to

Asa Hutchinson, Governor Richard W. Davies, Executive Director, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Joe David Rice, Tourism Director Greg Butts, State Parks Director

arkansas.com/places-to-stay/pet-friendly

ARKANSAS STATE PARKS, RECREATION AND TRAVEL COMMISSION For live, up-to-the-minute information on road construction, closures and detours, visit IDriveArkansas.com

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LeRoy Dangeau, Chairman, Wynne Mike Mills, Vice Chairman, Ponca Steve Arrison, Hot Springs Bill Barnes, Mount Ida Jay Bunyard, De Queen Jim Dailey, Little Rock Danny Ford, Rector Jim Gaston, Emeritus, Lakeview John Gill, Little Rock Shash Goyal, Stuttgart Barbara Harvel, Mount Ida Bob Knight, Mountain Home Weston Lewey, Forrest City Billy Lindsey, Emeritus, Heber Springs Montine McNulty, Emeritus, Pine Bluff Ness Sechrest, Emeritus, West Memphis Jim Shamburger, Hot Springs Cindy Smith, McGehee Mike Wilson, Little Rock

More on the Web Of course, we can’t fit ALL there is to know about traveling in Arkansas into this tour guide, so we provide additional information and travel planning tools for you online at Arkansas.com. You’ll find new content each month that will help you in planning a trip or traveling the state. Plus, it’s all mobile-friendly, so you can access it from any device.

arkansas.com

info@arkansas.com

STORIES We feature interesting stories about fascinating people in Arkansas you will want to meet as you journey through the state. Find out which chefs are dishing out unforgettable food or get inspired by artists who paint, sculpt and make music in Arkansas.

Arkansas.com

DEALS & COUPONS Did you know we have great deals and coupons to help you get the best value possible while in Arkansas? Check out our vacation packages for romantic getaways, golf outings, spa retreats and a lot more. Search and find the perfect deal or coupon for you.

GET OUR FREE E-NEWSLETTER For information every month about things happening in Arkansas, sign up for our free e-newsletter. Let us tempt you with something new to discover in Arkansas.

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VIDEOS Fun, short videos that will help you make the best of your vacation are waiting for you to hit “play”! Learn tips from locals about places to go and things to see or familiarize yourself with all the areas of Arkansas while serenaded by Barrett Baber’s Arkansas: Get There from Here.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS We love to get together in Arkansas and celebrate everything from tomatoes, watermelons, sorghum, flowers and BBQ to filmmaking, music, science and sports. There is no bad time to visit Arkansas because there is always some amazingly fun, unusual festival and loads of events going on. Search by location or topic on Arkansas.com.

FARMERS MARKETS, WINERIES, BREWERIES & FABULOUS FOOD You have to eat and drink, right? So, it’s a must that you experience our down-home goodness, fresh local produce and unique dining experiences. We have collected loads of information to satisfy your cravings wherever you travel.

CONNECT On Arkansas.com, you can easily find the links to all our social channels where people are sharing current information about flowers blooming, the colors of autumn turning, chances of snow and waterfalls rushing. You can find out the best time to float a river or go zip-lining. Connect with others who love Arkansas and get the inside scoop.

MAPS We couldn’t fit all our helpful highway, hiking trail, regional, state park and waterway maps into this tour guide, but they are all online at Arkansas.com. Interactive maps help you select the spots and trails of interest to you, so you can map and go.

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Talk of the Town What top travel experts are saying about Arkansas

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK

LITTLE ROCK

“50 CITIES EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD SEE!” August 25, 2014

2014 eCity for Arkansas.

became Google’s

was named one of Budget Travel’s

Askmen.com editors led off its list of 25 AWEINSPIRING AMERICAN OASES with the view from

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK.

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock

October 2014 10

SmarterTravel.com named

ESSE PURSE MUSEUM in Little Rock as one of

THE WORLD’S HOTTEST MUSEUMS FOR 2014.

Esse Purse Museum, SoMa neighborhood, Little Rock

Green Cornerstore in SoMa neighborhood

Southern Living Magazine named

LITTLE ROCK’S SOMA AREA

as “THE NEXT GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD” IN LITTLE ROCK. June 7, 2014 41 11

Talk of the Town What top travel experts are saying about Arkansas

Historic Bathhouse Row, Central Avenue, Hot Springs

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CENTRAL AVENUE

in Hot Springs has been designated by the American Planning Association as being one of the 10 GREAT STREETS FOR 2014. October 1, 2014

THE PANCAKE SHOP The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs

in downtown Hot Springs was named by

Garden & Gun magazine as one of the “SOUTH’S BEST BREAKFAST JOINTS” OF 2014 in its annual Southern Food issue.

THE ARLINGTON LOBBY BAR at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs has been named one of Refinery 29’s

TOP 15 FAVORITE HOTEL BARS IN THE WORLD FOR 2014.

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Talk of the Town What top travel experts are saying about Arkansas

Historic Downtown Eureka Springs

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THE GREAT PASSION PLAY in Eureka Springs was selected as one of

USA Today’s 10 BEST: OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS. June 2014

USA Today has

EUREKA SPRINGS

as #7 ON ITS 10 BEST PLACES TO SEE FALL COLORS. September 24, 2014

The Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs

Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs

Historic Downtown Eureka Springs

Grandparents.com named

Travel + Leisure named

as having one of 10 GREAT MAIN

one of 20 “AMERICA’S

EUREKA SPRINGS

EUREKA SPRINGS

STREETS IN THE U.S.

FAVORITE MOUNTAIN TOWNS.”

July 2014

June 2014 15

Arkansas.com

Talk of the Town What top travel experts are saying about Arkansas

Bentonville Town Square

21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville

BENTONVILLE

was named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the EIGHT BEST WALKING

SmarterTravel.com’s World’s Hottest Museums for 2014:

CITIES IN THE U.S. 2014

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

and

THE FINE ART CAPITAL OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS by USA Today.

and

21C MUSEUM HOTEL

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock

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Forbes Travel Guide named

FAYETTEVILLE

as one of its TOP 5 FOOTBALL FAN’S ULTIMATE TRAVEL GAME PLAN. October 9, 2014

BuzzFeed.com named

FAYETTEVILLE

DICKSON STREET BOOKSTORE

BEST COLLEGE TOWN WEEKEND.

“17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life.”

October 8, 2014

June 11, 2014

came in at #7 in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice contest for

in Fayetteville one of

Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville

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Music Festivals & Events

4th of July Celebration, Pops on the River, Little Rock

Music is an essential part

of the history and culture of The Natural State. Listen to the sounds of local, regional and national talent at festivals across the state. The third weekend in April finds the Arkansas Folk Festival in MusicFest El Dorado Mountain View. Riverfest in Little Rock is held on Memorial Day weekend and features contemporary blues, country and pop performances. In early June, the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, held at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, offers an eclectic and diverse lineup of performers. This August, the Johnny Cash Music Festival in Jonesboro celebrates five years. September brings the annual Hot Springs JazzFest; Bikes, Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville; and the Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival in Walnut Ridge. Each October, Helena-West Helena hosts the King Biscuit Blues Festival featuring the traditional and contemporary blues music that made the region famous. Also in October is MusicFest El Dorado featuring performers from a variety of musical genres. Other yearly events include the annual Bluegrass Festival in Harrison; Mountains, Music and Motorcycles in Mountain View; and Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs.

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Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, Mount Ida area

new

in Arkansas

There’s always something new to discover in your favorite cities and

towns in Arkansas. Exciting additions this year include Amazeum, a 45,000-square-foot children’s center in Bentonville; two water parks, one in Fort Smith and another in White Hall; and the completion of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail near Mount Ida, which was recently added to the list of Epic trails by the International Mountain Biking Association. Two of the state’s top attractions – Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Gaming and Racing in West Memphis – underwent major expansions to their gaming facilities in the last year. Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs will also reopen this year after renovations, including several new exhibits. The following pages offer more information on what’s new across the state.

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CENTRAL

Downtown Conway Farmers & Crafts Market: Located next to the Patio Café, the market features fresh produce such as squash, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, onions and green beans; baked goods, including some that have locally grown blueberries, pecans and zucchini as ingredients; and handmade crafts, all produced in Faulkner County. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. 1132 Front St. 501-679-3227. Arkans.as/ConwayMarket Grassy Lake Water Trail: The ninth addition to the Arkansas Water Trails system, the Grassy Lake Water Trail is found in the Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area just south of Mayflower. An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission project at the forefront of creating a system of mapped water trails throughout the state. The trip allows excellent wildlife viewing opportunities due to the cypress-tupelo lakes and sloughs. Watch for nesting herons in the spring, migrating songbirds and other sights like beavers, bullfrogs and water snakes. Grassy Lake Rd., Mayflower. 877-967-7577. Agfc.com

Arkansas Diamond Express: A C.P. Huntington replica train that travels around the Little Rock Zoo’s Children’s Farm, flamingo exhibit and duck pond. Future plans call for it to circulate through the new Arkansas Farm exhibit opening spring 2015. 1 Zoo Dr. 501-666-2406. Littlerockzoo.com

Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex, Jacksonville

Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex: This multi-use complex is the largest of its kind in the state. It includes 14 trap fields, three skeet overlays, three lighted fields, two pavilions, a lake and 5,100-square-foot clubhouse that includes a learning center. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 2800 Graham Rd., Jacksonville. 501-241-2441. CityOfJacksonville.net Big Rock Fun Park: This family-fun park has go karts, an arcade, bumper boats, batting cages and mini-golf. The facility is available for parties, groups and special events. Don’t miss the replica of North Little Rock’s Old Mill on the golf course. 11411 Baseline Rd., Little Rock. 501-455-3750. Bigrockfunpark.com Conway Dinner Theater: Award-winning plays, Broadway musicals, operas and melodramas performed by Faulkner Academy of Arts students, residents, and professional musicians and actors. 2201 Washington Ave. 501-339-7401. FaulknerAcademyOfArts.org

Sequoyah National Research Center, Little Rock

Outlets at Little Rock: A 325,000-squarefoot outlet mall located next to Bass Pro Shop in the Gateway Town Center in Little Rock will have approximately 75 stores. It opens mid-summer of 2015 and will include

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Cave Selfies at Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View

women’s, men’s and children’s clothing; shoes; sports and fitness items; jewelry; home furnishings; and health and beauty stores. Major brand-name shops comprise the center. Intersection of I-30 & I-430. 501-455-3000. Gatewaytowncenter.net Sequoyah National Research Center: Located on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus, the center is the largest assemblage of Native American expression in the world. The mission of the program is to acquire and preserve the writings and ideas of Native North Americans. Open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Trail of Tears Park is 4.5 acres planted with native trees, grasses and other species that travelers along the trail might have seen and experienced. 2801 S. University Ave. 501-569-8336. Ualr.edu/Sequoyah Studio Theatre: Local theatrical production company puts on five or six shows per year. The on-site Lobby Piano Bar is open

six nights a week. The facility is available for music and dance recitals, touring bands and wedding reception rentals. 320 W. 7th St., Little Rock. 501-374-2048. Thestudiotheatre.org

NORTH CENTRAL

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Batesville Community Center: The $22 million dollar, 100,000-square-foot facility will feature a gym with three basketball courts, a walking/running track, catering kitchen, fitness room, meeting rooms and indoor swimming pools. Outside the center will be more than 12,000 square feet of water area including splash pads and lazy river. Expected to open July 2015. 1420 S. 20th St. 870-698-2427. Arkans.as/1otguh9 Cave Selfies: Wi-Fi spots are now available while you’re on tour in Blanchard Springs Caverns. So take that selfie in the cave and share it instantly to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media favorites. Or just share a photo of the incredible

underground – stalactites, stalagmites, cave bacon, flow stone – you’ll see on the guided walking or wild cave tours. Off Ark. 14 N., one mile east of Fifty Six next to Mountain View. 888-757-2246. Fs.usda.gov/osfnf

the photos are available for viewing in the Lawrence County Library, one block from Beatles Park. 115 W. Walnut St. 870-886-3232. Arkans.as/1s1YkDo Downtown Playhouse: Located in the former Randolph Music Theatre in Pocahontas, the Playhouse will feature several productions each year and serve as a coffee house with live music and community events. 302 N. Marr St. 870-892-7861. Arkans.as/1lHQR7r New Clubhouse at The Ridges at Village Creek: Features 4,000 square feet with a driving range, practice putting green and restrooms. The facility also offers a snack bar with inside seating for 88 and outdoor terrace overlooking the course; a resale area featuring items golfers may need or want. Two PGA professionals are on staff. 4144 Ark. 284, Wynne. 870-238-5226. TheRidgesAtVillageCreek.com

Gravity BrewWorks, Big Flat

Gravity BrewWorks: North Central Arkansas’s newest nanobrewery offers small batches of handcrafted beer. Locally owned and operated, Gravity BrewWorks, located in the small town of Big Flat, is open ThursdaySaturday, noon-8 p.m. During winter months, it’s a good idea to call before you visit. What’s on tap? Usually three beers plus a seasonal. Tours of the brew house are available. Beers are available to sample in the tasting room, with growlers and quart bottles available to buy and take home. 11512 Hwy. 14 E. 870.448.2077. Gravitybrewworks.com Jamestown Crag: The only sport climbing crag in north central Arkansas. Includes approximately 70 bolted climbing routes that span nearly a 40-acre area. Donation box on site. Jamestown Loop in Batesville. 870-613-4662. Arkans.as/UurDCD

Southland Gaming and Racing, West Memphis

Southland Gaming and Racing Expansion: The $37.4 million renovation includes a 41,000-square-foot building addition housing 500 new gaming machines, bringing Southland’s total up to more than 1,950. Also included in the expansion: Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar and Grill, a 150-seat restaurant and sports bar showcasing Hagar’s new rum and over 22 taps for draft beer. 1550 Ingram Blvd., West Memphis. 800-467-6182. Southlandpark.com

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The Argenta Collection: This collection of archival Beatles photography consisting of 137 framed photos is moving permanently to Walnut Ridge. Some of the photographs had never been displayed prior to the summer of 2014. The photo exhibit will be changed on a rotating basis. Between 60 and 75 of

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Visitors Information Center: Located in a restored 1920 Frisco Depot, visitors to Pocahontas can find information on local and area attractions in the new location near the historic downtown area. 210 McDonald. 870-248-0069. Arkans.as/1lHQR7r

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Amazeum: The 45,000-square-foot project in Bentonville aimed at children and families emphasizes interactive art and science exhibits. It includes a climbable canopy structure, “tinkering studio” for young inventors and an acre of outdoor space. The museum is expected to open in 2015. 209 NE 2nd St. 479-696-9280. Amazeum.org

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Bachman Wilson House: A rare Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, originally located in the Borough of Millstone in Somerset County, N.J., has been acquired by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Built in 1954, it was moved to keep it from further damage from repeated flooding. The museum disassembled the home, rebuilding it on its 120-acre grounds. The house will be a short distance from the museum along its 3.5 miles of trails. Reconstruction is expected to be completed in early 2015 with the house available for study, as well as for limited programming and tours. 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. 479-418-5700. CrystalBridges.org Fayetteville Ale Trail: Arkansas’s first craft beer tasting adventure, featuring the craft beer scene in northwest Arkansas. This self-guided beer tour lets visitors and residents experience local breweries. Pick up an ale trail passport and have it stamped at each brewery to receive a commemorative bottle opener. Visit the website for profiles and passport information. FayettevilleAleTrail.com Fort Smith Water Park: Cool off in the wave pool when the park opens on Memorial Day of 2015 at Ben Geren Regional Park! The large children’s play pool will contain interactive equipment. The river walk will have floating pads with a cargo net over it. Other features include toys, an activity pool area with floatable toys, basketball goals, 500-foot lazy river with sprays and waterfalls, gazebos to rent for parties and four slides (two off a 30-foot deck and two off a 40-foot deck). Programming, concessions and events will round out the fun. 7200 Zero St. 479-646-2444. FortSmithParks.com

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HighRise Extreme Air Sports: Rogers is jumping with an indoor field that houses 15,000 square feet of trampolines. This fun park has a trampoline field, dodgeball court, basketball hoops mounted above trampolines and a pit of foam cubes. The ninja warrior obstacle course, inspired by the challenges on the television show “American Ninja Warrior,” consists of a rock climbing wall and spider wall for people to shimmy across Plexiglas over a pit of foam blocks. Birthday party rentals, dance nights and exercise classes are other popular options. 4305 S. Dixieland Road in Pleasant Crossing. 479-259-1605. www.Highrise.us Hogshead Tours: Hop into a classic 1970 Volkswagen van and enjoy the behindthe-scenes access to the area’s best local breweries. You can see the brewing process, taste multiple craft beers (many only available on-site), and enjoy the company of your friends and other beer enthusiasts. Wine and culinary tours available. Public and private tours offered. Fayetteville. 479-305-3625. Hogsheadtours.com Museum of Chaffee History: The museum chronicles Chaffee’s role in U.S. Army history and its impact on the Fort Smith region and the state. Visit the museum Monday-Saturday, and view the largest existing collection of Fort Chaffee artifacts and documentation. 479-434-6774. Chaffeecrossing.com

Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down Music Theater Featuring Carl Acuff Jr.: New to Eureka Springs, this great music variety show has something for kids of all ages, 8 to 80. Music genres covered include country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, comedy, doo-wop, Motown and disco. You’ll also see impersonations and a tribute to veterans. The show runs April-October. 3140 E. Van Buren (U.S. 62 E.). 479-253-7725, 800-468-2113. OzarkMountainHoedown.com

Sassafrass Springs Vineyard, Springdale

Sassafrass Springs Vineyard: Enjoy exceptional wines inside the beautiful tasting room, under the covered patio next to the fireplace or on one of the many oversized decks. Create everlasting memories in the beautiful Chapel Ruins, and gather in the 3,500-square-foot newly renovated Stables for a variety of events. 6261 E.

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Guy Terry Rd., Springdale. 479-419-4999. Sassafrasspringsvineyard.com Walmart AMP: The Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers is the largest permanent outdoor amphitheater in the state. It pulls in big-name acts such as Miranda Lambert, Steely Dan, The Avett Brothers and Blake Shelton for celebrity concerts. Seating capacity of 7,000, (3,000 covered and 4,000 lawn seats), great sightlines, air-conditioned restrooms and the largest stage house in the state. Set in a vibrant commercial district with restaurants, shopping outlets and hotel accommodations. 5079 W. Northgate Rd. 479-443-5600. WalmartAmp.com

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early residents of the town, features two large flume slides, a lazy river, toddler splash area and slide, zero-depth entry area, diving boards and a rock-climbing wall, as well as a restaurant. 870-247-2399. 9801 Dollarway Rd. Arkans.as/1iXJqgX

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Battery C Park : One of historic Helena’s four Civil War battery sites, Battery C Park sits atop Crowley’s Ridge and provides a wonderful view of the historic river town. The site provides interpretation on the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena. 1298 Yorkshire Dr. 870-338-4350, 800-358-0972. Arkans.as/13sZ9uP New Community Theatre in Pine Bluff: This newly renovated theater is one of the oldest one-screen, nickelodeon-type theaters in Arkansas. 207 W. Second Ave. 870-535-2646. Pbcommunitytheatre.org New Water Park in White Hall: Crenshaw Springs Water Park, named after the freshwater spring that brought water to

Crenshaw Springs Water Park, White Hall

Adventureworks Hot Springs: A new aerial attraction has opened at Catherine’s Landing near Hot Springs: a set of zip lines called Adventureworks Hot Springs. The 12line course is built in a horseshoe pattern so participants end close to where they start their elevated journey. The lines run up to 800 feet in length, and the full sequence is nearly a mile long. 1700 Shady Grove Rd. 501-262-9182. Adventureworks.com/hotsprings American Artisans Gallery & Restaurant:

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Art gallery and bistro-style restaurant in Mena. Represents artisans from Arkansas and nationwide. 615 Mena St. 479-394-1112. Americanartisans.net City Park in Stamps renamed to honor Maya Angelou: A city park in Stamps has been renamed in honor of the late poet Maya Angelou, author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Stamps was the childhood home of Angelou and was depicted in her autobiography. Stamps City Hall. 870-533-4771. Completion of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail: Twelve years of planning and construction went into the building the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, which was built in segments over the course of those years. The route includes around 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita. The LOViT Trail, as it’s known, was developed by volunteers in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. It meanders through the Ouachita National

Forest with spurs providing lake vistas. 501-321-5202. Lakeouachitavistatrail.com Downtown Gallery in Texarkana: This small art gallery in Texarkana offers an eclectic selection of paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, woodwork, metalwork and more. 216 E. Broad St. 903-826-3219. Arkans.as/1jVOYJ3 Entertainment District planned for El Dorado: El Dorado Festival and Events, Inc. (EFEI) has a plan in place for a new entertainment district in El Dorado. The district will foster the culture of Southern arts in town and will be an addition to an expanding art scene in El Dorado and Arkansas. The project includes the renovation of the 1929 Rialto Theatre and The Southern Theatre Festival. 870-863-6113. Facebook. com/ElDoFest Mid-America Science Museum Renovation: The Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs is undergoing a $7.8 million renovation to the museum’s building and exhibits, including a new skywalk

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connecting the main building with the forest canopy that surrounds it, along with new and updated exhibits. Anticipated completion is March 2015. 500 Mid America Blvd. 501-767-3461. Midamericamuseum.org New Disc Golf Course at DeGray Lake Resort State Park: DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck is home to a new disc golf course, the first such facility in the Arkansas State Park system. The free course is set along the shoreline of DeGray Lake and winds through a mixed forest while traversing rolling hills, across open fields and over streams. Loaner disc golf sets and discs for purchase are available at the visitor center for those without the essential equipment. 2027 State Park Entrance Rd. 501-865-5850. Degray.com Oaklawn Gaming Expansion: Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs has expanded their gaming center by 50 percent. The expansion was added on to the electronic games of skill facility opened in 2009, and includes a sports bar, more blackjack tables

and more gaming machines. 2705 Central Ave. 501-623-4411. Oaklawn.com

Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge, Mena

Ozark Bathhouse Cultural Center: Historic 1922 structure which is part of Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs. A National Historic Landmark, it now serves as an art gallery featuring Hot Springs National Park’s Artist in Residence art collection and a venue for park events and programs; available for private events. 425 Central Ave. 501-623-2824. Arkans.as/OzarkBCC Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge Renovations: A major renovation of the lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park is underway. This lodge on the Talimena Scenic Drive near Mena reopens spring of 2015. Renovations include all guest rooms and the addition of a new hearth room and porch for enjoying the panoramic view from Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest peak. 3877 Hwy. 88 W. 800-264-2477. QueenWilhelmina.com SkyShark at Magic Springs: A new thrill ride is now open at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park in Hot Springs: SkyShark. The ride is a 115-foot lattice-style arch and has a three ring release system similar to the kind used on parachutes. The flight suits worn are similar to hang-gliding suits. Riders in groups of one to three are winched to the top of a 95-foot launch tower and then dropped toward the

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ground, swinging from a cable tether back and forth until brought to a rest. Riders will reach up to 50 mph on their descent and will swing over Magic Springs Lake. 1701 E. Grand Ave. 501-624-0100. Magicsprings.com

Superior Bathhouse Brewery to Make Own Brew: The Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery, a craft microbrewery and restaurant located on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park, makes their own brew on-site using thermal spring water, making it the world’s only brewery and distillery using thermal spring water as the main ingredient. 329 Central Ave. 501-624-2337. Superiorbathhouse.com Ronny K. Woods Wildlife Trail: A new wildlife viewing trail has opened at Nashville City Park in Nashville: the 1/2-mile Ronny K. Woods Wildlife Trail. The route is mapped out via sections to highlight the diversity of habitat and wildlife that can be found in protected areas. Wayside exhibits have been installed to explain each section. 1301 W. Johnson St. 870-845-7405. Nashvillearkansas.org

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Retirement/Relocation/Reunions A beautiful vacation destination, Arkansas is also an ideal place

to call home. The Natural State continues to rank among the best of the best nationally. Little Rock recently clinched the top spot on Kiplinger’s list of “10 Great Places to Live.” The state’s capital city was also Outside magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Best Towns in 2013, was named “Most Livable City” in America by MSN Real Estate, and was heralded as one of “Five Secret Foodie Cities” by Forbes Travel Guide. Forbes also celebrated Central Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas as two of the “Best Places for Business and Careers.” In Northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs was listed as one of “America’s Favorite Small Towns,” by Travel + Leisure, and Bentonville was named one of the “Best Walking Cities in the U.S.” by Conde Nast Traveler. These are just a few of the many cities and towns with personality and pride. Arkansas is also world famous for its great outdoors. With a mild climate and four distinct seasons, The Natural State is enjoyable yearround. Some of the most popular activities include fishing, floating, golfing, hiking and biking. In fact, the League of American Bicyclists recognizes Bentonville, Fayetteville and North Walleye fishing on Greers Ferry Lake Little Rock as Bicycle Friendly Communities. Arkansas also boasts four Epic trails selected by the International Mountain Biking Association. A low tax base, an affordable cost of living, exceptional schools and universities, first-rate medical facilities, as well as great outdoors, unique attractions and fun festivals make Arkansas an exciting place to relocate or retire. While it’s still growing, Arkansas always feels small and welcoming. You’re part of a community here. For a closer look at life in Arkansas, visit Arkansas.com/relocate.

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Gaming in Arkansas OAKLAWN IN HOT SPRINGS hosts exciting live Thoroughbred racing January through mid-April. The 2015 season marks the opening of the 58,000-square-foot expansion to the gaming area, providing twice as many chances to press your luck and test your skill. Southland Park in West Memphis recently underwent a $37.4 million renovation. Experience the tradition of live greyhound races and the thrill of gaming, as well as food and fun in the all-new Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar and Grill. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery offers various ways to win big across the state, including Powerball and Mega Millions, while net proceeds fund scholarships and grants to in-state students.

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Natural Treasures ARKANSAS’S NATURAL BEAUTY is showcased many ways with an abundance of springs, caves and waterfalls that can be found across the state. Picturesque lakes, rivers, forests, mountains and state parks pay homage to the state’s nickname: The Natural State. Many locales in Arkansas are known for their natural wonders, including Murfreesboro, home to Crater of Diamonds State Park, the world’s only diamond-producing site open to the public. For a small fee, visitors can dig for diamonds and other gemstones at the park and keep what they find.

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Greers Ferry Lake, Heber Springs

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Lakes and Rivers THE STUNNING BEAUTY of The Natural State can truly be experienced on one of the multitude of lakes, rivers and streams. With over 600,000 acres of lakes and nearly 10,000 miles of streams, if you’re looking for water, Arkansas is the “natural” choice. Lake Chicot in Lake Village is not only Arkansas’s largest natural lake, it’s the biggest oxbow lake in North America. The 20-mile-long crescent pool also boasts great fishing, bird watching opportunities, water sports and phenomenal sunrises and sunsets.

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Waterfalls BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS can be found throughout western and northern Arkansas. The Falls Branch Trail at Lake Catherine State Park in Hot Springs leads to a seasonal waterfall at Falls Creek. Among the many notable waterfalls in the Ouachita Mountains are Cossatot Falls and Little Missouri Falls. Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park has attained world renown for its stunning flow. The Ozark Mountains are dotted with picturesque falls including Mirror Lake Falls, Kings River Falls, Triple Falls and Richland Falls/Twin Falls. Visit Arkansas.com/outdoors/waterfalls for more.

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Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville

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Spring Color HILLS, YARDS, PARKS AND ROADSIDES erupt in riotous hues during every Arkansas spring. Yellow, pink, purple, red, white, lavender, blue and peach welcome the season and beckon travelers. Public gardens in Hot Springs, Fayetteville, Bentonville, Eureka Springs and other locations offer a wide floral variety. Scenic drives, plus parks like North Little Rock’s Old Mill, showcase dogwoods and redbuds in all their glory while hot pink, fuchsia and white azaleas dot lawns across the state. Additional information on these colorful destinations can be found at Arkansas.com/spring.

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Buffalo River Canopy Tour, Ponca

Fall Color ARKANSAS’S PERSONALITY IN FALL is splashy. Autumn colors – bronze, red, orange, yellow, gold, burgundy and lime – replace the verdant greens of summer. The Ozarks and Ouachitas provide a highlight reel for your eyes as you travel scenic byways and highways. Popular favorites include Ark. 7, Ark. 16, Ark. 21, Ark. 23, Ark. 309, U.S. 70, U.S. 270 and the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway, the Great River Road National Scenic Byway and U.S. 82 highlight eastern and southern Arkansas. Visit Arkansas.com/fall to plan your excursion.

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Bridge across the Mississippi River at Lake Village, U.S. 278

Talimena National Scenic Byway, Mena

Scenic Byways THE BEAUTY OF THE NATURAL STATE can be experienced from numerous routes that traverse mountain ridges, flatlands and river valleys. Arkansas roadways sweep you into intimate, up-close settings and open up into panoramic vistas. They lead to history, heritage and city living, as well as the great outdoors. Popular scenic byways in Arkansas’s diverse destination areas include: • Boston Mountains Scenic Loop/U.S. 71 and I-49 • Arkansas 309/Mount Magazine Scenic Byway • Arkansas Scenic 7 • Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway • Great River Road National Scenic Byway • Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway • Sylamore Scenic Byway • Talimena National Scenic Byway Visit Arkansas.com/places-to-go-scenic-byways for detailed information.

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Musical Heritage ARKANSAS’S MUSICAL HERITAGE is as diverse as the state’s landscape. From blues to folk, gospel to rockabilly, music has always been a part of life in The Natural State. Musical greats such as Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Charlie Rich, Howlin’ Wolf, Conway Twitty, William Warfield and Al Green have all called Arkansas home. If you’re near Helena-West Helena weekdays around noon, visit Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne for a live broadcast of “King Biscuit Time,” the longest-running daily blues radio show in the nation.

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Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock

Civil Rights THE DICTIONARY DEFINES CIVIL RIGHTS as “the rights every person should have regardless of his or her race, religion or sex.� From the government-ordered relocation of Native Americans to the struggle for freedom by African-Americans, the fight for equality is a part of Arkansas history. Japanese-Americans forcibly relocated to internment camps. Nine students accompanied by a President Eisenhower-mandated military escort to integrate an all-white high school. Farmers working to remedy tenant farming and sharecropping abuses. These stories are preserved at museums and historic sites located throughout The Natural State.

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Sultana Exhibit, Marion

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza

History and Heritage FROM PREHISTORY TO THE PRESENT, learn how events shaped the lives of the people of Arkansas and beyond. Arkansas’s history is preserved and interpreted for current and future generations at locations throughout the state. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the historic and tragic Sultana Disaster. On April 27, 1865, the SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers onboard and became America’s greatest maritime disaster. Many of those were former Union soldiers returning home. The boat sank near Marion, where a monument stands today to commemorate those lost during the disaster.

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Fort Curtis, Helena-West Helena

WASHINGTON, ARKANSAS, played a crucial role during the Civil War. The town was located on the rugged Southwest Trail, the earliest road across the state. When Little Rock fell to the Union Army in 1863, the governor moved the capital to Washington for nearly two years and established offices in the Hempstead County Courthouse there. The Battle of Prairie D’Ane happened about 20 miles east of the town, with the wounded brought to Washington for medical care. Today, the heritage of the town is preserved at Historic Washington State Park.

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Billgrimage ON NOVEMBER 3, 1992, Little Rock’s Old State House provided a striking backdrop as Bill and Hillary Clinton, daughter Chelsea, Al Gore and wife Tipper celebrated the presidential election results. In 1996, the stately 1936 building was once again the site of a Clinton presidential victory. Other stops along the Billgrimage include the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock; Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville; his National Historic Landmark birthplace home in Hope; and Clinton’s boyhood home, high school and favorite hamburger hangout in Hot Springs.

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Spas

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Cell phones aren’t the only things that need to be recharged – you need

to recharge, too! Whether you’re on vacation or traveling for business, Arkansas spa services are available throughout The Natural State and range from simple massages to specialty treatments. Two cities that are especially known for relaxation and rejuvenation are Eureka Springs and Hot Springs. Eureka Springs has a thriving spa scene with historic and new offerings, including The 1886 Crescent Hotel and New Moon Spa, 1905 Basin Park and Serenity Spa, Grand Central Hotel and Spa, New Orleans Hotel and Spa, and Palace Hotel and Bathhouse. Hot Springs, home to Hot Springs National Park, is rich with spa history and bathing rituals. The naturally thermal waters have been rejuvenating travelers since the days of Hernando de Soto. Today, facilities run the gamut from the historical Buckstaff Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row to modern day spas at the Embassy Suites. Spa services statewide range from soothing massages to medi-spa treatments. The variety of venues is diverse, too. For example, Riverstone Spa in the rural town of Ponca is located in some of the most scenic countryside in The Natural State near the Buffalo National River. Another respite is Mountain Harbor Resort on the western shore New Moon Spa, Eureka Springs of Lake Ouachita providing pampering at Turtle Cove Spa. Day spas can be found in numerous cities around the state – Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Magnolia, Jonesboro and Maumelle, to name a few. For more on Arkansas spas, visit Arkansas.com/things-to-do/spas. For more information on The Natural State Spa Trail, visit Arkansas.com/ places-to-go/trips-trails.

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Shopping Mementos to remember your trip can

come in many forms – from edible goods you serve to guests once you’re back home and the cute dress you wear for the party to an art piece hanging on your wall or the dulcimer you play to entertain. Look for small boutiques where you can pick up unique Walmart Museum, Bentonville clothing, accessories, home décor and exclusive, handmade or one-of-a-kind items. Wonderful shopping can be found in many downtown historic districts. Of course, there are plenty of department stores and large indoor or outdoor malls featuring major retailers for when you’re looking for that tried-and-true brand. The Natural State boasts national and international artists. Tours of artists’ studios have become increasingly popular, as have other special events that provide an opportunity to buy original pieces. Galleries brim with paintings, sculpture, jewelry and other fine art. Shops overflow with items designed and made by Arkansas artisans. Spring and fall crafts fairs offer a rich assortment of handmade items. You can also enjoy the thrill of the hunt at the numerous Arkansas antique stores and flea markets where everything old is new again. You’ll find such foodstuffs as sugar-cured meats, jams and jellies, sorghum molasses, stone-ground grains and wine to choose from. Other souvenirs exclusive to Arkansas include quartz crystals from the Mount Ida region, hand-forged works of iron art from Mountain View and even a precious gem at a real bargain price if you should happen to get lucky at Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro. Take home a piece of The Natural State and the memories that go with it. Shopping in Rogers

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Romance and Weddings

St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable, Fayetteville, Trinity Ridge Photography

The beauty of Arkansas naturally inspires romance.

Plan fun-filled days and blissful nights across the state. Music venues, museums, theatres, galleries and botanical gardens are some of many hot spots in Arkansas cities and towns. You’ll also discover great shops and fantastic restaurants. Lush forests, rolling mountains, sparkling lakes and rushing rivers provide exciting outdoor opportunities. Enjoy your favorite hobbies as a couple, like golfing, hiking, fishing and antiquing, or add some new activities to the mix, such as horseback riding, biking, hot air ballooning or wine tasting. From luxurious hotels to cozy cabins, lakeside resorts to rustic campsites, you’ll find plenty of lodging options. Win extra points for creativity by booking a stay in a treehouse or a cave. When you take the next step in your relationship, Arkansas is a beautiful and affordable place for a destination wedding and honeymoon. New for 2015, Destination Weddings in Arkansas is a gorgeous guide to planning your dream wedding with honeymoon ideas based on activities you love to do with the one you love. Visit Arkansas.com/weddings to order your free copy.

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Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs

The one guests talk about and remember. In Arkansas, you can get married in a historic B&B, an award-winning glass-and-wood cathedral, in a botanical paradise, on a mountaintop or in a juke joint. We got you covered, couples. ORDER YOUR ARKANSAS DESTINATION WEDDING GUIDE AT ARKANSAS.COM.

Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

Marlsgate Plantation, Scott

Hunt Chapel, Rogers

Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market, Little Rock

Edible Arkansas The Natural State enjoys

a bounty of fresh produce, locally created foodstuffs and great grains, with a unique and varied cuisine that celebrates the best of Ozark and Southern cooking. Arkansas is tops in the nation and world when it comes to rice production. Soybeans, corn and wheat are also popular crops. Farmers produce more than three million pounds of tomatoes and 10 million pounds of peaches each year. Tyson Foods is the largest poultry and meat processor in the United States, and Pel-Freeze is the world’s largest rabbit producer. For food lovers, there’s a growing locavore movement that is now seeing national attention. Forbes Travel Guide has named Little Rock one of its Five Secret Foodie Cities, while Bourbon and Boots calls the capital one of The Eight Most Overlooked Foodie Towns in the South. In Marianna, you’ll find Jones’ Bar-B-Q Diner, a modest restaurant that’s been named an American Classic by the James Beard Foundation.

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Arkansas is also known for its famous home-grown products, such as Grapette soda, Riceland Rice, Petit Jean Meats bacon, Cavender’s Greek Seasoning, Yarnell’s ice cream and Mountain Valley Water. Local cooks and chefs have created some of the state’s most iconic dishes, such as fried chicken served with spaghetti, Arkansas Delta tamales, cheese dip, chocolate gravy, chocolate rolls, pepper jelly, fried pickles and pie. Agritourism is a blooming business, allowing travelers the chance to visit farms and barns to see what life is like and to learn more about the foods we eat. Create your own “haycation” by visiting Arkansas.com/agritourism or picking up one of our Arkansas Agritourism brochures at any of our Welcome Centers around the state.

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Diamond Bear Brewery, North Little Rock

Brews, Wines and Spirits

Local breweries have been popular in Arkansas for over a decade in central and northwest Arkansas. Now, there are more than a dozen different operations in the state serving a variety of foamy brews such as pale ales, dark stouts, spiced beers and specialty lagers that vary with the season. The craft-beer scene is particularly booming in northwest Arkansas on the Fayetteville Ale Trail. Multiple breweries are on this self-guided tour that rewards beer lovers who get their passports stamped at each one with a commemorative bottle opener. Check out FayettevilleAleTrail.com for details. Looking for a designated driver? Check out the private and public tours offered by Hogsheadtours.com. The newest nanobrewery, Gravity BrewWorks, can be found in the small town of Big Flat in the north central region of The Natural State. Distilleries are also making a comeback in Arkansas. Rocktown Distillery in Little Rock is known for its vodka, gin and corn whiskey. In Hot Springs, the Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery is the first commercial facility to make 60

beer or spirits from thermal spring water. Little Rock’s Refined Ale Brewery is the only brewery of malt liquor in the South. Core Brewing and Distilling Co. in Springdale uses top-shelf ingredients from around the world with a focus on making premium beer and spirits. Arkansas is the oldest and largest wineproducing state in the South. The state has been home to a flourishing wine industry since the 1880s when Johann Wiederkehr and Jacob Post founded their wineries. New operations are joining century-old standards, broadening the variety of vintages now available. Follow the Arkansas Wine Trail to distinctively original wineries in Altus, Wiederkehr Village, Eureka Springs, Tontitown, Paris, Morrilton and Roland. Enjoy a vineyard tour and experience a tasting session at one of these thriving properties. Discover more about the brews, wines and spirits of Arkansas at Arkansas.com/ places-to-go/trips-trails/.

Post Winery, Altus

Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Wiederkehr Village

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Rowdy Adventures, Okolona

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris

Adventure Sports ARKANSAS IS A GREAT PLACE to test your adventure mettle, whether you enjoy watersports, diving, underground caverns, mountain biking, zip lines or rock climbing. Seek your adrenaline rush hang gliding, motocross riding or off-road ATVing. Kayak our white-water rapids, ride our Epic mountain bike routes and zip-line through our hardwood forests. Or go diving or wakeboarding in our 600,000 acres of lakes. No matter what your thrill, you’ve come to the right place.

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Slaughter Pen Trail, Bentonville

Arkansas Hwy. 278 near Umpire

Freewheeling READY TO HIT THE ROAD? Or pick a trail? Arkansas has great opportunities for riding your ATV, mountain bike, motorcycle or bicycle. From different terrains to difficulty levels, there are plenty to choose from for your personal freewheeling expedition. A great example is Delta Heritage Trail State Park near Helena-West Helena, a rails-to-trails conversion being developed in phases. It runs along the former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way from near Lexa to Rohwer, with an extension via the Mississippi River levee to Arkansas City. More than 20 miles are already complete and open to hikers and non-motorized cyclists. Delta Heritage Trail State Park, Helena-West Helena

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Horner’s Neck Lake, St. Francis National Forest/ Mississippi River State Park

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Big Woods AT AROUND 550,000 ACRES, the Big Woods of Arkansas along the Cache, Arkansas and White rivers and Bayou DeView is the second largest contiguous block of forest remaining in the Mississippi River Delta. Outdoor activities like birding, wildlife watching, hiking and canoeing can be found here. The Big Woods are known for picturesque cypress trees and habitat that hosts biologically diverse plant and animal communities. Visitors can learn more at the White River National Wildlife Refuge visitor center near St. Charles.

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Reconnect to the beauty of nature in an Arkansas state park. Enjoy shared experiences with family or friends, and make memories to last a lifetime. Our 52 state parks are unforgettable getaways, and they’re here for you.

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Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton

The Lodge at Mount Magazine State Park, Paris

The Lodges of Arkansas State Parks EXPERIENCE FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS, delicious cuisine, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and outdoor adventures at the Lodges of Arkansas State Parks. DeGray Lake Resort provides an island getaway with lake tours, golf and more. Historic Mather Lodge features rustic warmth amid Petit Jean Mountain’s natural beauty. The Lodge at Mount Magazine offers views from Arkansas’s high point. At the Ozark Folk Center, enjoy Southern mountain music and homestead crafts. Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge reopens late spring of 2015 after renovations. Book your stay at LodgesofArkansas.com or call 888-AT-PARKS.

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The State Parks of Arkansas are here for you to experience. These 52 state treasures are in scenic settings on Arkansas’s highest mountains, deep in picturesque valleys, on the shores of our sparkling lakes, and alongside rivers, including mid-America’s premier trout stream and whitewater float stream. Our state parks offer something for everyone. Choose from endless outdoor recreation – everything from quiet nature walks to adrenaline-pumping extreme adventure. Go sightseeing, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, backpacking or horseback riding. Play tennis or golf. Enjoy birdwatching, rock climbing, hang gliding, kayaking, mountain biking, river running, snorkeling or exploring ATV trails. Geocache or dig for real diamonds at the world’s only diamond-bearing site where you can search and keep any diamonds you find. Explore our historic parks, prehistoric American Indian mound sites and museums that will forge a connection between you and the people of Arkansas’s past. Walk where history happened as you tour homes, buildings, towns and Civil War battle sites. See remarkable museum collections, and hear the stories brought to life by these artifacts that are tangible links to past cultures. Arkansas State Parks’ campsites, cabins and lodges are in unforgettable natural settings, including mountain bluffs with breathtaking views, lakeshores and riversides, cozy wooded spots and historic sites. They will connect you to all the adventure each park holds. The programs and workshops hosted by our interpretive naturalists, historians, geologists and archeologists will heighten your sense of place as you explore and enjoy these natural and historic treasures. Call 888-AT-PARKS (TDD) for a free color guidebook, or visit ArkansasStateParks.com for details, maps, photos, videos and to book online.

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Mississippi River State Park, Marianna

Devil’s Den State Park, West Fork

Geocaching The Natural State is a great place for geocaching. Not familiar with caching? It’s a modern, high-tech scavenger hunt using Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates to locate “hidden treasure” placed by other cachers. Over 13,000 geocaches call Arkansas home, so there’s always a fun caching adventure waiting. Over 150 special geocaches are hidden along Arkansas’s Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway that runs along the eastern border flanking the Mississippi River in Arkansas for more than 350 miles. Get out and enjoy a treasure hunt in The Natural State! Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine

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Free Things to Do

Four States Auto Museum, Texarkana

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly vacation that doesn’t

skimp on quality of destinations and attractions, then look no further than The Natural State. We have a list of more than 100 no-cost activities that you can find on Arkansas.com/things-to-do/101things. Bentonville’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art houses a permanent collection of American art masterworks and features touring collections from national art institutions. The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock offers an extraordinary selection of masterworks from acclaimed artists, including a world-renowned works on paper collection. North Little Rock’s Old Mill, now a city park, is believed to be the last building still standing from the movie “Gone With the Wind.” Most communities have some type of municipal outdoor space to enjoy at no cost. All of Arkansas’s State Parks have something to offer that is free, as do some of the Department of Arkansas Heritage facilities. Like famous people? Then don’t miss these: Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame in Pine Bluff, Walnut Ridge’s Beatles Tribute Park and Guitar Park, the Lum and Abner Museum and Jot ’Em Down Store in Pine Ridge, and Piggott’s Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. Trace the footsteps of the 42nd president at several locations, ranging from his National Historic Site boyhood home in Hope to the Old State House Museum in Little Rock where he celebrated both presidential victories, and some of his favorite hangouts in Hot Springs. Museums offer some of the best bargains around along with a very high entertainment factor. The variety of topics covered is wide, ranging from nature, local history, farming and the beginning of Walmart to a former bordello, civil rights, antique autos and America’s first national park, Hot Springs.

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Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

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Arkansas is a fun and affordable family vacation destination. Choose

from endless outdoor opportunities, such as hiking, biking, caving and zip-lining. Home to some of the country’s best lakes and one of the most beloved national rivers, The Natural State is a great place to teach your kids how to fish, or start a new tradition of a family float trip each year. Unique attractions include 52 state parks, world-class museums, nature centers, zoos, water and theme parks, botanical gardens and a presidential library. Following are our best bets for family fun in each region. For more travel ideas, visit ArkansasKids.com where you’ll find plenty of activities to keep your family active and entertained, as well as many reasons to make a return trip.

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CENTRAL

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Downtown Little Rock is a starting place for family fun. Attractions include the Old State House Museum, the Museum of Discovery, the new splash pad at the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden and the Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Rent bicycles for a family ride on the Arkansas River Trail. In North Little Rock, discover Dickey-Stephens Park, the home field of the Arkansas Travelers Minor League Baseball team, and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum with tours of the U.S.S. Razorback submarine. A longtime family favorite, the Little Rock Zoo is home to more than 750 animals. New for 2015 is the Arkansas Diamond Express, a train that travels around the zoo’s children’s farm, flamingo exhibit and duck pond. New additions in Central Arkansas include two trampoline parks, Altitude Trampoline Park in Little Rock and Sky Zone in Maumelle; Big Rock Fun Park with go-karts, an arcade,

Heifer Ranch, Perryville Museum of Automobiles, Morrilton Peabody Park, Little Rock Pickles Gap Village, Conway Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock

Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock

• Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park, Scott • Toad Suck Park, Conway • Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott • Tyndall Park Splash Pad, Benton • War Memorial Park Natural Play Area, Little Rock • Wild River Country, North Little Rock

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Enjoy fishing, boating, water sports and scuba diving on one of the many lakes in the region – Lake Catherine, Lake Hamilton, Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson and DeGray Lake, the site of a resort state park with lodging, a marina, boat rentals, nature programs, lake excursions, trails and a brand-new disc golf course. The region is also home to two Epic mountain bike trails – Lake Ouachita Vista Trail and Womble Trail, both near Mount Ida . Magic Springs Water and Theme Park in Hot Springs is the state’s only theme and water park. The newest attraction is Sky Shark, an adventure ride that combines bungee jumping, skydiving and hang-gliding. Magic Springs hosts free summer concerts at Timberwood Amphitheatre. In October, the park transforms

Peabody Park, Little Rock

bumper boats and batting cages in Little Rock; Splash Zone Water Park in Jacksonville; and Schaefers and Collins Pumpkin Patch and Farm in Mayflower. Don’t miss: • Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock • Burns Park Funland, North Little Rock • Central Arkansas Nature Center, Little Rock • Heifer International, Little Rock

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• The Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend, Hot Springs

into Magic Screams with Halloween festivities. Also in Hot Springs, Mid-America Science Museum is the state’s largest science center with more than 100 hands-on exhibits. The museum is currently undergoing a $7.8 million

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Marvel at the grandeur of the Ozark Mountains while enjoying your favorite outdoor activities as a family. One of the most beloved pastimes is a float trip on the Buffalo National River. Outfitters are located along the river for canoe and kayak rentals and guide services. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a world-class institution in Bentonville. Admission is free to the museum. Allow plenty of time to explore the exhibits and the grounds, including trails, scenic overlooks and outdoor installations. Have lunch at the restaurant, and shop the museum store. Ask about the free family gallery guide and “art tote” kit to keep kids engaged. Stop by the Experience Art Studio to release a little creative energy. Opening this year in Bentonville is Amazeum, the 45,000-square-foot science and interactive learning center for children and families. The region’s Old West history is preserved at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Don’t miss the Bass Reeves Statue and Fort Smith Museum of History.

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs

renovation to enhance its facilities and offerings, with an expected opening date of March. A new attraction at Catherine’s Landing is Adventureworks Hot Springs with over a mile of zip lines through the Ouachitas. Don’t miss: • Arkadelphia Aquatic Park, Arkadelphia • Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo, Hot Springs • Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources State Park, Smackover • Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope • Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro • DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck • Diamond Springs Water Park, Murfreesboro • Discovery Place, Texarkana • Gangster Museum of America, Hot Springs • Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs • Holiday Springs Water Park, Texarkana • McCollum-Chidester House Museum, Camden • South Arkansas Arboretum, El Dorado • Tiny Town, Hot Springs • Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, Mount Ida

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Beautiful views of the Arkansas River valley can be found atop Mount Magazine, Mount Nebo, Petit Jean Mountain and on Lake Dardanelle. Book a cabin, or plan a

water sports on Greers Ferry Lake and fishing on the world-famous Little Red River. Named one of the wackiest summer activities by Trip Advisor, the World Championship Cardboard Boat Races are held annually in July on Greers Ferry Lake. This region is also home to the White River, renowned for its trout fishing. Resorts, boat rentals and launch pads are located along the river.

family camping trip at one of the state parks in these locations. Don’t miss: • Alma Aquatic Park, Alma • Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith • Arvest Ballpark, Springdale

Don’t miss: • Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View • Bull Shoals Lake, Bull Shoals • Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Lakeview • Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring • Mark Martin Museum, Batesville • Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours, Mountain Home • Spring Park, Heber Springs • Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail, Heber Springs • Syllamo Trail, Mountain View

Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari, Gentry

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Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville Buffalo River Canopy Tour, Ponca Chaffee Barbershop Museum, Fort Smith Clarksville Aquatic Center, Clarksville Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith Fort Smith Water Park, Fort Smith (opening Memorial Day) Horseshoe Canyon Dude Ranch, Jasper Jones Center for Families, Springdale Mystic Caverns, Harrison Onyx Cave, Eureka Springs Ryzabuv Ultimate Trampoline Park, Rogers Terra Studios, Fayetteville Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari, Gentry

• Vintage Motorcar Museum, Hardy

World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, Heber Springs

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In North Central Arkansas, learn about early pioneer life and culture at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, which preserves traditional arts, crafts and music. Also on-site is Loco Ropes, a challenging ropes course and zip line experience. Head to Heber Springs for boating and

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Located along the Mississippi River, Arkansas’s upper Delta is a place of rich history and culture. A great way to tour this region is on a road trip along one of two national scenic byways – Arkansas’s Great River Road and Crowley’s Ridge Parkway. Museums, state

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early Arkansas exploration. The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena honors and interprets the region’s blues and gospel heritage. The town also hosts the King Biscuit Blues Festival each year in October. While in Helena-West Helena, check out the Quapaw Canoe Company for canoe, raft rentals and guided tours on the Mighty Mississippi. Situated in the Mississippi Flyway, Southeast Arkansas is a renowned hunting destination. Stuttgart, the duck and rice capital of the world, hosts the annual World

Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro

parks and Civil War sites make perfect pit stops. Some of the highlights in this region include the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott and the Beatles Sculpture in Walnut Ridge. Don’t miss: • Arnett Doll Museum, Newport • Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo, Jonesboro • Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro • Downtown Jonesboro, Jonesboro • Guitar Walk, Walnut Ridge

Skeet shooting at Delta Resort, Tillar

Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival in November with food and fun for all ages.

Pumpkin Hollow, Piggott

• Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan • Village Creek State Park, Wynne

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History and heritage are also deeply rooted in the culture of the lower Delta. Louisiana Purchase State Park in Brinkley and Arkansas Post Museum State Park in Gillett preserve

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Don’t miss: • Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, Pine Bluff • Arkansas Post National Memorial, Gillett • Crenshaw Springs Water Park, White Hall • Crossland Zoo, Crossett • Delta Resort, Tillar • Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff • King Biscuit Time Radio Show, HelenaWest Helena • Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village • Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village • Mississippi River State Park, Marianna • Rohwer Relocation Center National Historic Landmark, Rohwer • WWII Japanese-American Internment Museum, McGehee

Watchable Wildlife Whether you’re on a trail, in a park or on the road, there are plenty of animals you can watch around The Natural State. The list includes the common backyard songbird, as well as white-tailed deer, black bears, wild turkeys and bugling elk. Be on the lookout for red and gray foxes, American beavers, raptors, North American otters, bobcats, coyotes and even American alligators – and don’t forget your binoculars. The state’s complete bird list numbers around 400 species. Arkansas also has more than 70 kinds of wild mammals, close to 115 species of reptiles and amphibians, and more than 150 species of butterflies. Even more briefly pass through Arkansas during seasonal migrations. Many of the state’s 16 bat species, two species Bald eagles at DeGray Lake, Bismarck

of endangered cave crayfish and the endangered Ozark cavefish rely on Arkansas’s caves. For its survival, the threatened leopard darter, a small fish, requires clean, flowing water such as that found in the upper Cossatot River in the Ouachitas. One species of terrestrial snail is known so far to exist only on Mount Magazine, Arkansas’s highest peak. Enjoy an encounter with wildlife during any season, in any corner of the state, while Elk near Ponca hiking the mountains, canoeing rivers or strolling along nature trails. Wildlife refuges and nature centers across Arkansas also offer the perfect opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitat and to learn more about them. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offers an Arkansas Watchable Wildlife Guide at Afgc.com.

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Outdoors Look for this icon in the area listings for outdoors.

The Natural State’s four beautifully distinct seasons make it ideal for outdoor activities. With its sparkling lakes, crystal-clear rivers, dense forests, towering bluffs, mountainous terrain, high peaks and river valleys, Arkansas is a natural for adventure, including canoeing, hiking, birding, caving, fishing, hunting, boating, rock climbing and more. Duck hunting near Augusta TRAILS – Arkansas has more than 250 hiking trails totaling over 1,500 miles. Trails accommodate all skill levels and allow for day hikes and multi-day backpacking. The state is home to four Epic trails, as designated by the International Mountain Biking Association, as well as horseback riding and ATV trails. CAMPING – Campgrounds and RV sites are located across the state in Arkansas State Little Red River Parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer areas, three national forests, along must-see destinations like the Buffalo National River or at privately owned property. For a complete listing of campsites, see the Arkansas Adventure Guide and Arkansas.com. FISHING – Choose from 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of fishable streams, numerous bayous, creeks and sloughs. Fishing for trout is a yearround sport on the North Fork, White, Little Red and Spring rivers. The Natural State is also home to nine species of bass, plus walleye, catfish, crappie, bream and other game fish. HUNTING – The state’s liberal seasons for deer and small game attract hunters. Duck hunting the famous Mississippi Flyway along the Arkansas Delta ranks with the best opportunities in the world. You can even take part in the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart each November. Purchase your fishing and hunting licenses at sporting goods stores, marinas and resorts across the state or call 800-364-GAME. The Arkansas Water and Woods guide is available at Arkansas.com. Contact the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for more information and helpful hunting and fishing publications: 501-223-6300 or Agfc.com.

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Arkansas’s mild climate and diverse terrain are great complements

to the game of golf. Whether you seek the challenges of a world-class course or simply wish to play for fun, The Natural State Golf Trail provides the perfect opportunity to follow your passion for the sport while enjoying the beauty of Arkansas. Twelve of the most elite courses comprise the trail. When you’re off the links, make time for fishing one of Arkansas’s famous streams, hiking through a state park, relaxing at a luxurious spa or savoring Southern flavors at a fine restaurant. For more information, visit NaturalStateGolfTrail.com.

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Great Arkansas Moments #See For Yourself From music, food and history to politics, literature and sports, there’s something for everyone at the Department of Arkansas Heritage museums. Visit them all to experience our state’s greatest moments – and create your own. Old State House Museum Little Rock 501-324-9685 OldStateHouse.com

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Central AT THE HEART OF ARKANSAS is the state’s capital city. Downtown Little Rock thrives on great restaurants, shops, museums, music venues and fine hotels. Cultural and historical sites include the Old State House Museum, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Heifer International and the Clinton Presidential Center, which anchors the vibrant River Market District. The Arkansas River Trail connects downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Nearby cities of Benton, Bryant, Jacksonville, Scott and Conway also offer great opportunities for history, arts, entertainment and outdoor fun.

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Be sure to visit... Clinton Presidential Center America’s 12th presidential library is located on the banks of the Arkansas River in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock. The sleek, modern, glass-and-steel-frame facility contains 20,000 square feet of library and museum space, including an authentic replica of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. The Clinton Center hosts traveling exhibits year-round. It also boasts a fantastic restaurant, Forty Two.

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Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park Located in Scott, Toltec Mounds is a National Historic Landmark that comprises one of the largest and most impressive archeological sites in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Preserved here are Arkansas’s tallest American Indian mounds. Three mounds remain where 18 once stood surrounded by an earthen embankment eight to 10 feet high, a portion of which is still visible today. Take a self-guided tour or a guided tour by reservation.

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Dickey-Stephens Park Situated on the north shore of the Arkansas River, DickeyStephens Park in North Little Rock is the home field of the Arkansas Travelers. Named for the Stephens family who donated the land, and the Arkansas natives who found success in the big leagues, Bill Dickey, Hall of Fame catcher for the Yankees, and catcher George “Skeeter” Dickey, who played for the Travelers, Red Sox and White Sox, it’s a first-class stadium with modern amenities, including a draft-beer garden and restaurant. The park also hosts some of the city’s best events, including fundraisers and festivals.

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Indian artifacts and an area devoted to the aluminum era of Saline County, the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

● Bauxite Museum

● Royal Theatre

501-557-9858 • 6707 Benton Rd.

501-315-5483 • 111 S. Market St. Theroyalplayers.com

Separate rooms in a 75-year-old Colonial-style building represent four decades (1920s-1950s) mining industry history; room themes are community living, mining industry, military memorabilia and student-teacher activities and athletics; hallway displays depict the town’s ethnic diversity.

Fully restored movie house now used for live productions by The Royal Players.

● Saline River

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Last major undammed stream in the entire Ouachita Mountain range; offers excellent fishing, scenery and backcountry floating; considered one of the most underrated fishing rivers in Arkansas with smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass. Canoe rentals available.

BENTON

Benton Event Center

501-860-7004 • 17322 I-30 N.

More than 14,000 square feet of meeting space with 1,800 theater-style seats and 800 banquet seats. Hosts conventions, trade shows and concerts. Available for rent for small and large events.

● Shoppach House Historic Park

501-315-8272, 501-778-3770 • 503 N. Main St.

Centerpiece of the park is the 1853 Shoppach House, the oldest standing structure in town. Also includes Pilgrims Rest Church, which dates back to the 1860s-1880s; the 1940 DeTonti Post Office; and an old covered well.

● Gann Museum of Saline County 501-778-5513 • 218 S. Market St. Arkans.as/1csvtBa

● Splashpad at Tyndall Park

Only known structure in the world built of bauxite. Exhibits include Niloak pottery, Quapaw and Caddo

501-776-5970 • 913 E. Sevier St.

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Great bass, crappie, catfish and bream fishing; Old Ferry Landing Park, Toad Suck Ferry Pool or Cadron Settlement Park public access areas.

70 gallons of water per minute pump through the various pipes and fountains during four-minute cycles; for all ages.

● Baum Gallery

501-450-5793 • 201 Donaghey Ave. Uca.edu/art/baum

CABOT

● BMX Bike Track

Educational art museum featuring national and international touring exhibitions, juried student and faculty shows. Located on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.

501-230-4292 • Willie Ray Drive Arkans.as/1m5z9Qg

A 1,150-foot track with monster asphalt turns.

● Cabot Community Pond

● Beaverfork Lake

501-605-1506 • Off Campground Road Arkans.as/1esAPuv

501-450-6117 • 20 Kinley Dr. Conwayparks.com/Beaverfork.html

Five acres stocked with catfish and rainbow trout. Kids fishing derby held in May.

Swimming, boating, fishing, boat launch ramp; picnic tables with grills, two pavilions; large accessible fishing dock; sand volleyball courts, baseball field.

● Cabot Community Theatre and Center Stage Playhouse

● Cadron Settlement Park

501-941-2266 • 204 N. 1st St. Cabotcommunitytheatre.com

501-329-2986 • 6200 Hwy. 319 Arkans.as/CadronSettlement

Dramatic, musical and dinner theatre productions and theatrical workshops for children.

National Historic Site on the Arkansas River offers boat launching ramp, picnic areas and a pavilion; includes Blockhouse restoration, historical markers, accessible trails, and Cherokee Trail of Tears Memorial Hike. Five miles west of Conway via U.S. 64, two miles south on Ark. 319.

● City Parks

501-450-6186 Conwayparks.com

Conway has 11 city parks, two indoor recreation facilities, softball, baseball and soccer fields, basketball and racquetball courts, tennis, walking trails, a rodeo arena, fitness center, playgrounds and picnic areas.

● Conway Symphony Orchestra

501-329-2986 • 201 Donaghey Ave. Conwaysymphony.org

Professional orchestra performing masterworks and undiscovered musical gems, as well as holiday and children’s shows and park concerts. Performances held in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

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● Cabot Skate Park

● Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall

501-605-1506 • 508 N. Lincoln Cabotparks.com/cabot-skate-park

501-852-8292 • 201 Donaghey Ave. Uca.edu/publicappearances

8,000-square-foot outdoor facility includes seven skateboarding ramps. Located at Veteran’s Park Community Center.

State-of-the-art performing arts auditorium is home base for UCA Public Appearances which features nationally known performers, orchestral concerts, theatrical performances and lectures. Located on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

● Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery 501-843-21367 • Rye Street, one mile northwest of Ark. 321 & Ark. 319 Jct. Arkans.as/1cvDPJO

● Downtown Conway Developments Oak and Court Sts. Facebook.com/DowntownConway

Historic monument to unknown Texas and Arkansas Confederate soldiers; site of a mass grave with as many as 1,500 soldiers; one of a small number of all-Confederate cemeteries in Arkansas; listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rogers Plaza, entryway to historic downtown Conway, features brick and concrete pavers, a fountain and an archway. Conway Community Mural on the east side of the Old Grand Theater depicts Old Conway with scenes from early times, architectural landmarks and buildings.

● The Fun Factory

501-843-3861 • 209 N. 10th St. Funfactoryofcabot.com

● Faulkner County Museum

501-329-5918 • 801 Locust Ave. Faulknerhistory.com/museum

More than 10,000 square feet of play space with seven supervised inflatable jump areas and three private party rooms. Special area just for small children.

Preserves the history of Conway and Faulkner County; exhibits include historic and modern crafts, equipment, photographs and more. Housed in historic 1869 County Jail on Faulkner County courthouse grounds.

CONWAY

● Arkansas River

● Lake Conway

501-329-2986 Arkans.as/14lWy8w

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and the largest lake ever constructed by a state wildlife agency; covers approximately 6,700 acres. Popular for catfish, bream, crappie and bass fishing.

Accessible for fishing at the Tom Roe River Front Memorial Park, a few hundred feet from the end of Main Street.

GREENBRIER

● The Lantern Theatre

● North Cadron Creek

501-733-6220 • 1021 Van Ronkle Conwayarts.org

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Home to productions performed by the Conway Community Arts Association.

A favorite central Arkansas float stream features unexpected bluffs, pinnacles and caves; upper stretches have whitewater certain times of the year; offers largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, flathead catfish.

● North Cadron Creek See listing under Greenbrier.

● Pickles Gap Village

● Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

501-327-8049 • 315 Hwy. 65 N. Picklesgap.com

501-589-3291 • Ark. 25 off U.S. 65 N. Elephantsanctuary.org

Ozark foothills shopping village gets its unique name from the legend of a German immigrant, who while crossing the creek, overturned his load of pickles. Pickle Barrel Fudge Factory, restaurant featuring down-home cooking, flea market, Mack’s Knife Shop/Bull Pen, Precious Memories Antiques, Wax Worm candles/gifts; kiddie land.

Nonprofit facility dedicated to the preservation of elephants. Open to the public the first Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

● Woolly Hollow State Park

501-679-2098 • 82 Woolly Hollow Rd. ArkansasStateParks.com/woollyhollow

Located on 40-acre Lake Bennett. Offers swimming, fishing, boating, camping, interpretive programs and hiking. Also onsite is historic Woolly Cabin, the log home of the area’s first settlers.

● Silver Moon Cinema

Silvermooncinema.com

Seasonal outdoor movies under the stars. $1 admission donation goes to local charities. Concessions available. Located at The Village at Hendrix.

● Toad Suck Park

501-329-2986 • 6298 Ark. 60 W. Arkans.as/14lOHuL

Includes boat ramp, picnic areas, pavilions, playground and campsites.

● UCA Public Appearances

501-450-3265, 1-866-810-0012 201 Donaghey Ave. Uca.edu/publicappearances

World-class roster of artistic, entertainment and educational events performed at Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

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● Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area 877-734-4581 Arkans.as/1rZ1pGu

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A 935-acre wildlife management area with a 300-acre fishing lake. The hardwood bottomland habitat makes it a popular hunting and birding spot. Includes a handicapped-accessible fishing pier, campsites with electrical hookups and primitive campsites. Five miles north of Des Arc on Ark. 11.

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● Wattensaw Bayou Water Trail 501-223-6473 Arkans.as/1ciyoha

A 7.8-mile Arkansas Water Trail divided into two sections (3.5 miles and 4.3 miles); offers views of watchable wildlife in natural habitats.

● Lower White River Museum State Park

870-256-3711 • 2009 W. Main ArkansasStateParks.com/lowerwhiterivermuseum

● Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area

Interprets the history of the White River and the impact it had on area residents with emphasis on the lower White from 1831-1931. Located next door is a countyowned, reconstructed late 1800s dogtrot log cabin with outbuildings.

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● Tom Roe River Front Memorial Park

38 primitive campsites, three retriever trial areas, 28 target archery ranges, concrete launch ramp. Hardwood forests attract deer and waterfowl hunters. Small ponds offer excellent fishing.

Public boat ramp provides access to the White River. Includes playground, picnic spaces, pavilion and a paved walking trail.

● Bayou Meto Urban Canoe Trail

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kayakers a view not seen from any other location, including large cypress trees, beaver dams and a profusion of wildlife. Ramps located at Dupree Park and Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an official Trail of Tears site.

● Splash Zone Water Park

501-982-7946 • 201 W. Martin St. Jacksonvillesoars.com/splash

● City Parks

501-982-4171 Cityofjacksonville.net

Children’s area has plunge pool, water slides, tunnel, rain drop and dew drop showers, tea cup; handicapped accessible. Adult area is a 25-yard plunge pool ranging from 4 ft. to 11 ft. deep; diving board, massage bench with Jacuzzi jets; water slides.

Twelve parks with playgrounds, pavilions, sports fields, dog park, two lakes, soccer complex, paved walking trail, indoor recreation facility with fitness equipment, indoor pool, basketball and racquetball courts, and banquet rooms. Includes an Aquatics Park.

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● Blue Moose Boutique

● Holland Bottoms Wildlife

501-842-2459 • 45555 Hwy. 165 Arkans.as/1rbZ8VY

Management Area 877-734-4581 Arkans.as/13z5rFj

Unique shop, one-of-a-kind jewelry, several lines of “Made in America” clothing, shoes and jewelry.

Approximately 6,000-acre Arkansas Game and Fish reserve which contains Lake Pickthorne, an excellent bass, crappie and bream fishing impoundment.

● Charlotte’s Eats & Sweets 501-842-2123 • 290 Main St. Arkans.as/Charlottes

● Little Rock Air Force Base

Award-winning restaurant housed in the historic Leak’s Drugstore building, complete with original walnut soda fountain; mini-museum explains the history of the pharmacy. Renowned homemade pies, including the coconut, selected as one of the top pies in the South by Southern Living magazine readers.

501-987-3602 • U.S. 67-167 littlerock.af.mil

World’s largest training and maintenance facility for C-130 and C-130J aircraft. Group tours available.

● Goodbar’s Antique Lamp Shop 501-842-2423 • 326 Main St. Arkans.as/144avkh

Antique lamps repaired and restored; authorized dealer of Aladdin lamps; some antique lighting fixtures for sale.

● Historic Downtown Keo Main and Fleming Sts. www.Keoar.com

Commercial district listed on the National Register of Historic Places; 1900-1961 commercial center of cottongrowing community; located along Ark. 232.

● Morris Antiques

501-842-3531 • 306 Ark. 232 W. morrisantiques.com

Military History Museum, Jacksonville

One of the largest dealers in the mid-South has 60,000 square feet of prime merchandise; fine American, French and English antiques dating from 1750s to 1940s in nine sizeable buildings that comprise the store.

● Military History Museum

501-241-1943 • 100 Veterans Cir. jaxmilitarymuseum.org

● Nut House

Explores both battlefield and home front, with exhibits on the Civil War in Arkansas, including the Battle of Reed’s Bridge; WWII-era Arkansas Ordinance Plant, 3-D Gulf War outpost; interactive Titan II Missile Launch Control exhibit; a 360-degree C-130 virtual tour; and the Mighty-Mite, smallest jeep ever produced.

501-842-2721 • Main Street Arkans.as/1cvFWxd

Cracks, packages and ships pecans all over the U.S.

● Old Gin Antiques

501-842-3219 • 18 Ark. 232 Arkans.as/13Gs9PG

● Recycling Education Park

Old cotton gin now houses an antique store; furniture repairs, woodwork; concrete lawn ornaments and statues for sale.

501-982-0686 • 1300 Marshall Rd. Arkans.as/17WYMSM

Environmental center designed as a field trip destination for grades K-5, but open to everyone; emphasis is on materials that can be recycled at home or school; 11 education stations, a pavilion, picnic tables, grill, hopscotch, “Kid” tic-tac-toe, volleyball and Around Nine Frisbee Golf.

● Veteran’s Park

Ark. 232 and Pine St. Keoar.com/Veterans_Park.html

Memorial monuments honor veterans from the community.

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● Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park

● Altitude Trampoline Park

501-241-1943 • Ark. 161 at Bayou Meto Creek Reedsbridgebattlefield.com

501-581-5637 • 15707 Chenal Pkwy. Altitudetrampolineparklr.com

Includes an 1860-era replica homestead, a walking trail with narrative markers highlighting the 1863 Civil War battlefield site; special events held throughout the year.

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● Arkansas State Capitol

● Arkansas Arts Center

Grounds Monuments

501-372-4000 • 9th and Commerce Sts. Arkarts.com

501-682-5080 • 500 Woodlane Arkans.as/1kLB0V6

International collection of art, including acclaimed works on paper, and special exhibitions; live theatre performances for family audiences; lectures, films and festivals. Includes museum shop and Best Impressions Restaurant, open for lunch.

“Testament” honors the Little Rock Nine. Also onsite: Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Medal of Honor Memorial, Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial, War of 1812 Memorial Fountain, War Prisoners’ Marker, Bauxite and Granite Mountain Boulders, Monuments to Confederate Soldiers and Confederate Women, American Revolution Bicentennial Monument and Fountain.

● Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Walk W. Markham Street

Runs from West Markham Street to the Clinton Presidential Library. Names of five Freedom Riders, sit-in activists and former President Bill Clinton, the initial honorees, showcased in sidewalk plaques. New names added annually.

● Arkansas Festival Ballet

501-227-5320 • 10301 N. Rodney Parham Rd. Arkansasdance.org

Classical ballet company; partners with other performing arts groups in the state; seasonal performances.

● Arkansas Governor’s Mansion 501-324-9805 • 1800 Center St. Arkansasgovernorsmansion.com

Twelve of Arkansas’s governors and their families have lived here, each adding to the home’s heritage. Tours available by appointment.

● Arkansas Repertory Theatre 501-378-0405 • 601 Main St. Therep.org

Arkansas Festival Ballet, Little Rock

Professional repertory theatre performs award-winning productions. Maintains extensive arts in education programs, reaching more than 12,000 young people each year.

● Arkansas Studies Institute

501-320-5700 • 401 President Clinton Ave. Arstudies.org

● Arkansas River

501-324-5551 Arkans.as/1sDB7Y5

Dedicated to Arkansas history, people, places and events; research resources include papers of seven Arkansas governors, renowned author Dee Brown and several hundred collections. Winner of the 2011 AIA/ALA Library Building Award (only five given out worldwide) and of a national design award by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Bass, crappie and catfish flourish in this major midAmerica fishery. Launching ramps and campsites at a number of Corps of Engineers public use areas.

● Arkansas River Trail Rivertrail.org

● Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

88-mile loop through Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle and Conway; additional loop from the Clinton Presidential Bridge in North Little Rock to the Big Dam Bridge and back to the Little Rock side of the Clinton Bridge is 15.6 miles.

501-666-1761 Arkansassymphony.org

The ASO connects, enriches, inspires and advances Arkansas through the power of music by performing more than 60 concerts per year for over 160,000 people; under the direction of Music Director Philip Mann. See website for event details and locations.

● Arkansas Skatium

501-227-4333 • 1311 S. Bowman Rd. Arkansasskatium.com

● Art Along the River

Roller skating, ice-skating, broomball and hockey. Pro shop onsite.

Located from Riverfront Park to the Clinton Presidential Library, these artworks are inspired by the themes of President Clinton’s acceptance speech at the 1996 Democratic convention. They include “Touch the Sky,” “Eagle of the Rock” and “Harriet Tubman.”

● Arkansas State Capitol

501-682-5080 • 500 Woodlane Sos.arkansas.gov/statecapitolinfo

Constructed between 1899 and 1915. Neoclassical building providing over a century of service since the legislature first met in the unfinished structure in 1911; features Arkansas limestone, plus six bronze doors crafted by Tiffany’s of New York and ornate chandeliers by the Mitchell-Vance company. Guided and audio tours available; permanent and seasonal exhibits.

● Ballet Arkansas

501-223-5150 • 100 Victory Lane, Maumelle Balletarkansas.org

Professional dance company presents several performances annually including the popular “Nutcracker” in December. Held at Maumelle High School Auditorium.

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● Central Arkansas Nature Center

501-907-0636 • 602 President Clinton Ave. Centralarkansasnaturecenter.com

Exhibits and programs highlight the role of fish and wildlife management in an urban setting; watchable wildlife opportunities; Clinton Presidential Park Wetlands boardwalk nearby; located in Little Rock’s Riverfront Park overlooking the Arkansas River.

● Central High Museum and Visitors Center 501-374-1957 • 2120 Daisy Bates Dr. Nps.gov/chsc

Covers the 1957 events that took place at Central High School and its role in the greater civil rights movements in the U.S., audiovisual and interactive programs and bookstore. The former visitor center, a restored Mobil Service Station, used for special programs.

● Central High School National Historic Site

Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock

501-374-1957 • 2120 Daisy Bates Dr. Nps.gov/chsc

● Barton Coliseum and

State Fairgrounds Complex

501-372-8341 • 2600 Howard St. Arkansasstatefair.com

Multipurpose arena hosts traveling circuses, music, rodeos, extreme sports, horse and livestock shows. Hosts the Arkansas State Fair each October. Other facilities used for outlet sales and expos, flea markets and car shows.

● Barton Rock and Roll Museum 501-372-8341 • 2600 Howard St. Arkansasstatefair.com

A history of rock bands that have performed in Little Rock’s Barton Coliseum over the years. Call for a personal tour. Located on the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.

● Bernice Garden

501-617-2511 • 1401 S. Main St. thebernicegarden.org

Sustainable garden with patio, canopy, sculpture and landscaped areas. Hosts a farmers’ market, vintage market and special events, including the annual Cornbread Festival in the fall. Available for private parties.

● Big Dam Bridge

501-340-6800 Bigdambridge.com

The longest bridge built specifically for pedestrians and bicyclists and the second longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in the United States. It is 14 feet wide and looms nearly seven stories above the river.

● Bobby’s Bike Hike

501-613-7001 • 400 President Clinton Ave. Bobbysbikehike.com

Bike rental outfit in the River Market district. Weekly guided tours available, including ones for children. Monthly group rides. Community bike shop.

● Capital Hotel

501-374-7474 • 111 W. Markham St. Capitalhotel.com

A major U.S. civil rights landmark. The first AfricanAmerican students – known as the Little Rock Nine – were admitted in 1957 following a confrontation between Gov. Faubus, who used the state’s National Guard to block desegregation, and Pres. Eisenhower, who sent federal troops to enforce it. Group tours by reservation.

● Chenal 9 IMAX

501-821-2616 • 17825 Chenal Pkwy. Dtmovies.com

Runs Hollywood features and documentaries in a 3D auditorium with stadium seating and digital sound.

● Chief Whitehorse Riding Stable

501-327-7776, 501-339-7580 • 11621 Barrett Rd. horserentals.com/chiefwhitehorse.html

Guided trail rides through the Ouachita foothills wilderness around Pinnacle Mountain State Park; pre-trip orientation offered; open year-round; available for birthday rides.

● City Parks

501-371-4770 Littlerock.org/parksrecreation/parks

More than 60 park facilities offering a variety of activities including hiking, ball fields, soccer, tennis, golf and picnicking are located all across town.

● Clinton Presidential Center and Park

501-374-4242 • 1200 E. President Clinton Ave. Clintonpresidentialcenter.org

Contains the largest collection of presidential papers and artifacts in U.S. history; includes authentic replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room; hosts nationally known speakers, traveling exhibits; restaurant. University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in the renovated 1899 Choctaw Station is onsite.

● Clinton Presidential Park Bridge

501-374-4242 • 1200 President Clinton Ave. Arkans.as/1mopP9k

● Celebrity Attractions

One of Little Rock’s “Six Bridges,” the former Rock Island Bridge has been converted from a historic railroad bridge into a pedestrian pathway. Adjacent to the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Connects Little Rock to North Little Rock as part of the Arkansas River Trail system.

Presents major theatrical, musical and family entertainment and brings nationally touring Broadway seasons to Little Rock each year. See website for event locations.

Thirteen acres of wetlands accessible by trails and elevated walkway along the Arkansas River. Preserves natural habitats of wildlife and plant life.

Each element of the 19th-century structure meticulously restored including the ornamental cast-iron façade, the lobby’s mosaic tile floor, the majestic marble staircase and columns, as well as the stained-glass windows and ceiling; listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

501-244-8800 • 300 S. Spring St. #100 Celebrityattractions.com

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● Clinton Presidential Park Wetlands

501-374-4242 • 1200 President Clinton Ave.

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● Community Theatre of Little Rock 501-410-2283 • 328 W. 7th St. Ctlr-act.org

Presents theatrical productions ranging from comedy to drama; staffed solely by volunteers; hosts open auditions.

● Curran Hall Visitor Information Center 501-371-0076 • 615 E. Capitol Ave. Arkans.as/CurranHall

Little Rock’s Visitor Information Center housed in a beautifully restored circa 1842 Greek Revival-style house featuring gardens with plants and trees true to the 1840s antebellum time period; provides helpful information on attractions, dining and activities in the state’s capital.

● Daisy Bates Home

501-374-1957 • 1207 W. 28th St. Arkans.as/UtFmJw

Home of L.C. and Daisy Bates, which served as a haven to the Little Rock Nine during the 1957 desegregation crisis. A National Historic Landmark, the home is being restored as a museum. Driving tours only.

● EMOBA

501-372-0018 • 1208 Louisiana St. Emoba.org

The Museum of Black Arkansans and Performing Arts has exhibits on prominent Black Arkansans and the African-American experience. Tours available by reservation. Special events throughout the year including the Haunted Cathedral in October.

its contents, illustrating the story of American women in the 20th century. “What’s Inside: A Century of Women and Their Handbags (1900-1999). The only museum of its kind in the U.S.

● Farmers Market Rivermarket.info

Housed in the River Market’s open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park; filled with farmers selling fresh produce, locally prepared food and a variety of arts and craft vendors; open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues. and Sat., May through October; open 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays Memorial Day to Labor Day.

● Fourche Creek Wetlands 501-244-2229 Fourchecreek.org

One of the nation’s largest urban wetlands, Fourche Creek Watershed drains 108,000 acres of runoff from Little Rock and surrounding areas. Connects numerous wetlands, the largest being more than 2,500 acres. Sections of the creek are floatable.

● H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden Markham and Louisiana Sts. Ataonline.com

A symbol of friendship between South Korea and America honors H.U. Lee, founder of the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) headquartered in Little Rock. The 80-ton handcrafted Douglas fir gate leads to a garden, fountain and reflective pool, bust of Eternal Grand Master Lee, wall of vision, numerous statues.

● Haunted Tours of Little Rock 501-681-3857 Hauntedtoursoflittlerock.com

Features haunted places throughout Little Rock’s Historic Quapaw Quarter. Stops include Mount Holly Cemetery, the Old Arsenal in MacArthur Park, Curran Hall, The Empress of Little Rock and the Hanger House.

● Heifer Village

855-343-4337 • 1 World Ave. Heifer.org/heifervillage

Hands-on global education facility includes interactive exhibits about the people and the places where Heifer International works to end hunger and poverty. Also onsite are urban gardens, café and gift shop.

● Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center

501-978-3870 • 4800 W. 10th St. Arkans.as/1oF6X2x

Clinton Presidential Park Wetlands, Little Rock

● Empress of Little Rock

501-374-7966 • 2120 Louisiana St. Theempress.com

1888 Hornibrook Mansion described by the National Register of Historic Places as best example of ornate Victorian architecture in Arkansas and most important example of Gothic Queen Anne style regionally. Drop-in tours Mon.-Fri. only, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; group tours by appointment. High Tea on Sundays by reservation.

● Esse Purse Museum & Store 501-916-9022 • 1510 S. Main St. Essepursemuseum.com

Technology lab, teaching kitchen, more than 21,000 books, DVDs and CDs. Theatre allows children to experience all aspects of designing and building sets, writing plays, acting and costume design. Greenhouse and garden promote growing healthy foods; produce used in teaching kitchen programs. LEED® certified building.

● Hindman Park Urban Canoe Trail 501-565-6450 • #60 Brookview Fourchecreek.org/floating.html

Urban canoe launch sites provide paddlers easier access to the 20-mile creek; expands access to Fourche Creek and other city parks and trails.

● Historic Arkansas Museum 501-324-9351 • 200 E. 3rd St. HistoricArkansas.org

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Territorial Arkansas is preserved in this acclaimed restoration of 19th-century Little Rock homes including the city’s oldest building, the 1827 Hinderliter Tavern. Contains one of the country’s best Bowie Knife collections, children’s gallery, contemporary art gallery; Arkansas crafts store; and hosts seasonal special events.

● Junction Bridge

501-374-3001 • 200 Ottenheimer Plaza Arkans.as/JunctionBridge

Constructed in 1884; now a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that spans the Arkansas River joining downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

● Little Rock Climbing Center

501-227-9500 • 12120 Colonel Glenn Rd., #7000 Littlerockclimbingcenter.com

Indoor rock climbing gym has over 6,000 square feet of climbable terrain for beginners and seasoned pros; 22 dedicated top-rope belay stations, 9 hydraulic auto-belay stations, free-standing climbing tower, lead climbing area, bouldering cave, classes including yoga; birthday party room.

● Little Rock Tours

501-868-7287, 800-933-3836 Littlerocktours.com

Guided tours of and charter service for Little Rock and Hot Springs; various tours available.

● Little Rock Zoo

501-666-2406 • 1 Zoo Dr., War Memorial Park Littlerockzoo.com

Features Cheetah Outpost and Penguin Pointe, historic Over the Jumps Carousel, Wild Wonders Animal Show, Lorikeet Landing interactive exhibit, Café Africa and Safari Trader Gift Shop. Home to more than 750 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at the nationally accredited facility. New Arkansas Diamond Express miniature train; rides available.

● MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

501-376-4602 • 503 E. 9th St. Arkmilitaryheritage.com, Arkansaskoreanwarmemorial.com

Junction Bridge, Little Rock

● La Petite Roche Plaza

501-376-4781 • 202 La Harpe Blvd. Arkans.as/16zNydP

Area in Riverfront Park that surrounds the capital’s namesake, the little rock; includes an accessible walking bridge connecting the park and the Junction Bridge, plus a plaza with interpretive panels explaining the significance of “la petite roche.”

● Lake Maumelle

501-376-4781 • Off Hwy. 10 Arkans.as/1or5vkg

Popular for fishing, sailing regattas, canoeing, kayaking and boating. No swimming.

● Little Rock Audubon Center

501-244-2229 • 4500 Springer Blvd. ar.audubon.org/little-rock-audubon-center

Energy-efficient green building insulated with hay bales located on more than 450 acres of forest, grass and wetlands; provides excellent wildlife and bird watching opportunities. Also onsite are butterfly and rain gardens.

● Little Rock Campaign Civil War Marker 501-376-4781 • 202 La Harpe Blvd.

The marker in Riverfront Park designates where the main body of General Steele’s army entered Little Rock on Sept. 11, 1863, with the 3rd Minnesota Regiment leading the way; they crossed the river on a pontoon bridge at the approximate location of the current Main Street Bridge.

● Little Rock Carriage Company 501-372-8449 • 1400 E. 6th St. Littlerockcarriagecompany.com

Downtown River Market rides pulled by American Belgian draft horses, known as gentle giants; wedding packages available.

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Located in the historic tower of the Old Arsenal, a National Historic Landmark, birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur; exhibits of Arkansas’s military heritage from Territorial days to present. Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial and Civil War Marker on museum grounds.

● Mosaic Templars Cultural Center 501-683-3593 • 501 W. 9th St. Mosaictemplarscenter.com

Mosaic Templars of America fraternal organization founded in Little Rock in 1882. Collects, preserves, interprets and celebrates Arkansas’s African-American culture and community from 1870 to present.

● Mount Holly Cemetery 12th and Broadway Sts. Mounthollycemetery.com

Some of the state’s most prominent people are buried here, including political figures, business leaders and Confederate generals. Listed on the National Register, this cemetery has been called “The Westminster of Arkansas.” Several of the “residents” come to life each October during Tales of the Crypt.

● Movies in the Park

202 E. LaHarpe Blvd. Moviesintheparklr.net

Free evening movies screened outdoors in Riverfront Park on Wednesdays at sundown during summer.

● Murry’s Dinner Playhouse

501-562-3131 • 6323 Colonel Glenn Rd. Murrysdinnerplayhouse.com

Professional dinner theatre performs Broadway musicals, comedies and solo performances; a Little Rock entertainment staple since 1967, Murry’s is a member of the National Dinner Theatre Association.

● Museum of Discovery

501-396-7050 • 500 President Clinton Ave. Museumofdiscovery.org

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● National Cemetery

501-324-6401 • 2523 Confederate Blvd. Arkans.as/1cckpKW

Graves of veterans from Civil War to present; originally a Union encampment during the Civil War; designated a national cemetery in 1868 in order to concentrate the remains of Union dead that had been buried throughout Arkansas. Confederate section added in 1913. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

● Old State House Museum

501-324-9685 • 300 W. Markham St. Oldstatehouse.com

One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country and, built in 1836, the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi. Now a museum of Arkansas history featuring permanent and changing exhibits and restored legislative chambers.

Ale Light Beer, Refined Ale Beer and Refined Ale Malt Liquor. Made in three-barrel batches for superior product, Refined is the only brewer of malt liquor in the South. Located in the historic Little Rock Central High School area.

● River Lights in the Rock 501-376-4781 Arkansasriverlights.com

Three downtown Little Rock bridges – Main Street, Junction and Clinton – are highlighted with a variety of colors and animation. All span the Arkansas River connecting the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock. Color schemes vary with the season and holidays.

● River Market District

501-375-2552 • President Clinton Avenue Rivermarket.info

This high-energy area of downtown Little Rock along the Arkansas River is filled with restaurants, bars, museums, outdoor sculpture and seasonal farmers market.

● Peabody Park

501-375-2552 • 202 E. LaHarpe Blvd.

Designed from suggestions made by area children, playground includes outdoor and underground rooms, large native stones for climbing, large water spray area with motion-censored waterspouts. Located in Riverfront Park.

● Pinnacle Mountain State Park

501-868-5806 • 11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd. Arkansasstateparks.com/pinnaclemountain

Activities include interpretive programs, festivals, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, technical rock climbing, fishing and more. Arkansas Arboretum and visitor center onsite.

● Playtime Pizza

501-227-7529 • 600 Col. Glenn Plaza Loop Playtimepizza.com

Arcade with more than 140 video and interactive games, indoor go-kart track, indoor bumper cars, black-light laser tag arena, black-light mini-golf course, mini-bowling and pizza buffet.

● Political History Audio Tour Littlerock.com/audiotour

Downloadable Arkansas political history walking tour of 23 locations throughout historic downtown Little Rock; sidewalk numbered decals correspond with audio file on 19th-century adventurers, Native American, Fighting Alley and Hell’s Half-Acre judges, legislators and mayors.

● Quapaw Quarter

501-371-0075 • 615 E. Capitol Ave. Quapaw.com 

A nine-square-mile area that encompasses Little Rock’s oldest and most historic areas. Includes 15 National Register Historic Districts, Little Rock Central High School, Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and MacArthur Park. Walking and driving tours information available at Curran Hall.

● Refined Ale Brewery

501-280-0556 • 2221 Cedar St. Refinedale.com

The first black-owned brewery in Arkansas offers Refined

Museum of Discovery, Little Rock

● River Rail Trolley

501-375-6717 www.cat.org/river-rail

Vintage trolley replicas transport between downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Attractions serviced include Verizon Arena, Museum of Discovery, Central Arkansas Nature Center, Historic Arkansas Museum, River Market District, hotels and restaurants; spur to Clinton Presidential Center and Heifer International.

● Robinson Center Music Hall

501-376-4781 • 426 W. Markham St. Littlerock.com

Historic performing arts center is undergoing extensive renovation, reopening Sept. 2016; home of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Attractions national touring Broadway productions and Ballet Arkansas.

● Rock Town Distillery

501-907-5244 • 1216 E. 6th St. Rocktowndistillery.com

The state’s first legal liquor production distillery since Prohibition. The award-winning business uses Arkansasgrown grains, corn, fruits and vegetables for the Brandon’s Bourbon, Vodka and Gin it produces. Tasting tours available; distillery visitor center and gift shop onsite.

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● Segway of Arkansas

501-372-3200 • 404 E. 3rd St. Segwayofarkansas.com

Offers tours of downtown Little Rock. Highlights include William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, Heifer International, Riverfront Park and more. Guided 75-minute and 2-hour tours also available.

● Shopping

Shackleford Crossing, Chenal Promenade, Midtowne Little Rock, Park Avenue Little Rock, Park Plaza Mall, Pleasant Ridge Towne Center, Historic Hillcrest, Historic Heights, Rodney Parham Road, Chenal Parkway and the River Market District are popular shopping destinations.

● South on Main

501-244-9660 • 1304 S. Main St. Southonmain.com

An upscale Southern restaurant and entertainment venue hosting concerts, lectures and other special events showcasing Southern cuisine and culture.

Built for pedestrians and cyclists as part of the Arkansas River Trail. Connects to Two Rivers Park, located at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Maumelle rivers.

● University of Arkansas at Little Rock Fine Arts Galleries

501-569-8977 • 2801 S. University Ave. Ualr.edu/art/galleries

Three galleries showcase traveling, invitational, solo and group exhibitions, along with works by students. Each features works by emerging and established artists.

● Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden Sculptureattherivermarket.com

Showcases a collection of more than 70 works of art and features natural terraces and walkways in Riverfront Park; space for receptions, weddings and other events; located north of the Little Rock Marriott and east toward the River Market District.

● War Memorial Park Natural Play Area and Pavilion

501-371-4770 • 5101 W. Markham Arkans.as/1o78Bhr

Designed as a tribute to Arkansas’s outdoors, includes huge boulders native to Arkansas; splash pad resembling creeks, rivers and waterfalls; outdoor rooms, native stone walls for climbing, numerous slides; grottos, caves and rock crannies are laced with water sprays, mists and fog.

● War Memorial Stadium

501-663-0775 • #1 Stadium Dr. Wmstadium.com

Built in 1948 as a memorial to Arkansas war veterans, this more than 54,000-seat stadium hosts college and high school football games, concerts and other special events. The grounds feature a memorial brick concourse and Stars and Stripes sculpture.

● Weekend Theatre South on Main, Little Rock

● Splash Pad at Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden

501-371-4421 • 100 Riverfront Dr. www.littlerock.org

For children up to age five, an addition to the kids play area of the Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden, a collection of 60 pieces of art sculpture, majority of which are in Riverfront Park; located behind the Little Rock Marriott.

● Statehouse Convention Center 501-376-4781, 800-844-4781 W. Markham and Main Sts. Arkans.as/StatehouseConvCenter

Approximately 220,000 square feet of public, meeting and exhibit space. Within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, bars, museums, Clinton Presidential Library and the River Market District.

● Stone’s Throw Brewing & Bar 501-244-9154 • 402 E. 9th St. Stonesthrowbeer.com

Historic building in MacArthur Park now a brewery with a variety of craft beer on tap; serves products from Loblolly Creamery, Hillcrest Artisan Meats, Kent Walker Cheeses and Natchez Restaurant.

● Two Rivers Park Bridge

501-371-4770 • 6900 Two Rivers Rd. Arkans.as/1ccrHhN

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501-374-3761 • 1001 W. 7th St. Weekendtheater.org

Nonprofit theatrical community that produces yearround avant-garde, experimental, socially important and standard plays.

● Wildwood Park

501-821-7275 • 20919 Denny Rd. Wildwoodpark.org

Situated on 105 picturesque acres in west Little Rock; home to botanical gardens and 625-seat Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre; open free to the public daily; hosts several special events and concerts throughout the year; guided garden tours by appointment.

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● Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery

501-676-3188, 877-676-6963 • 23 Joe Hogan Ln.

The largest and one of the oldest state-owned warmwater pond hatcheries in the United States. Lee Brady Visitor Center has displays including aquariums and mounted species native to the area; tours available.

● Lonoke County Museum

501-676-6750 • 215 SE Front St. Arkans.as/18nhjzp

Displays county history including a diorama of the Battle of Brownsville Civil War skirmish, an Eberts Field display, genealogy room and museum store.

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877-967-7577 • Grassy Lake Road Arkans.as/11MCPeg

Scenic areas for hunting, fishing, wildlife and bird watching; Kenny Vernon Nature Trail offers day hiking and bird watching and boasts an observation area near Palarm Creek Waterfowl Rest Area.

the 1923 Climber Touring on display. Several annual car shows and swap meets held throughout the year atop Petit Jean Mountain. Mustangs on the Mountain in May, Fall Swap Meet and Econoline Show, both in September.

● Petit Jean State Park

501-727-5441 • 1285 Petit Jean Mtn. Rd. Lodge/Cabin Reservations: 501-727-5431; Camping Reservations: 501-727-5441 PetitJeanStatePark.com

● Schaefers & Collins Pumpkin Patch & Farm

501-470-3127, 501-470-0014 • 462 Lollie Rd. Schaeferspumpkinpatch.com

Seasonal fall fun with pony rides, train rides, bounce houses, music, crafts, face painting, balloons, farm animals, hay tunnels, playground and more; haunted hayrides on Friday and Saturday evenings

● Schaefers Corn Maze

501-269-7903 • 863 Lollie Rd. www.CornMazeAtLollie.com

Flagship of the state parks system. Encompasses 2,658 acres; includes 95-foot Cedar Falls, miles of trails, scenic overlooks, camping and cabins. Mather Lodge and Restaurant recently renovated with expanded kitchen, 50-person conference room, relocated guest registration and new swimming pool and public restrooms while preserving lodge’s original CCC and WPA work dating from the 1930s.

Large and small corn mazes; concessions; tractor-pulled hayrides; playground; Corn Maze Express rides for little folks. Open seasonally in the fall. See website for dates.

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● Barnyard Friends and Stables 501-208-7287 • 110 Jones Ln. arkans.as/165yxAl

Petting zoo, pony rides, hand-feed animals; horseback trail rides; hayrides, 4-wheeler train rides. Summer horse camps; fall haunted hayrides, pumpkin patch. Group discounts.

● Depot Museum

501-354-4347 • 101 E. Railroad Ave. Mainstreetmorrilton.com

Restored Missouri-Pacific railroad depot houses displays on the Trail of Tears, American Indian artifacts, railroad history, Civil War. Home of the Conway County Genealogical Society.

Glamping at Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton

● Lake Overcup

● Rialto Community Arts Center

An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission property; one of Arkansas’s crappie hot spots; two wheelchairaccessible fishing piers available.

Historic 1911 renovated movie theatre; features art gallery, concerts, community theatre, art classes, children’s camps and community meetings.

800-364-4263 • Ark. 9 arkans.as/11eLFkW

● Morrilton Historic District

501-354-2393 • Church and Broadway Sts. arkans.as/MorriltonHistoric

Some of the structures include one of only two Carnegie libraries left in the state; Classic Revival county courthouse, churches, homes, Depot Museum, Rialto Theatre, Old Post Office, Coca-Cola building, First National Bank; downtown shopping.

● Movie House Winery

501-215-4899 • 112 E. Commerce St. Moviehousewinery.com

Handcrafted semi-sweet and dry wines. People make their own favorite wine with a custom-designed label. Home wine-making supplies and beer kits. Gift shop for wine lovers, custom-made gift baskets.

● Museum of Automobiles 501-727-5427 • 8 Jones Ln. Museumofautos.com

50 vintage vehicles dating from 1904 to 1967. Home to the only two Climber automobiles known to exist, with

501-477-9955 • 215 E. Broadway Rialtoartscenter.com

● Winthrop Rockefeller Institute 501-727-5435 • 1 Rockefeller Dr. Livethelegacy.org

Continues Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller’s legacy of Petit Jean Mountain as a center for thought leadership. State-of-the-art meeting facilities, recreational activities, 17,000 square feet of meeting space, conference rooms with breakout space, AV equipment and professionally trained meeting managers. Named by readers of Arkansas Business as 2013 Best Place for a Corporate Retreat.

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● Argenta Arts and Entertainment District 501-993-1234 • Main and Maple Sts. Argentaartsdistrict.org

Downtown historic North Little Rock. Art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars and a comedy club. Located along the Arkansas River Trail and trolley route.

● Argenta Bead Co.

501-374-1975 • 7th and Main Sts.

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Features mosaics, collages, bead art, classes and various media by local artists.

● Argenta Community Theater (ACT) 501-353-1443 • 405 Main St. Argentacommunitytheater.org

Black box theater located in the Argenta District, listed on the National Preservation List; local productions range from narrative dramas to musical theater; includes a Children’s Theater Summer School/Camp.

● Argenta Drug Store

501-374-4851 • 324 Main St.

Built in 1887, it is the oldest continuously operating drug store west of the Mississippi.

covered bridge, accessible fishing pier, playgrounds, camping, 36-hole golf course, disc golf courses, soccer, tennis, trails, seasonal amusement park, archery range and dog park.

● Clinton Presidential Park Bridge See listing under Little Rock

● Diamond Bear Brewery

501-708-2739 • 600 N. Broadway Diamondbear.com

Produces beers in the time-honored traditional methods of European brewers, using only two-row malted barley, hops and yeast, plus Arkansas water. New Diamond Bear Alehouse restaurant serves European pub fare with a Southern twist. Tours of the brewery available for a fee.

● Dickey-Stephens Park

501-664-1555 • 400 W. Broadway St. Travs.com

Home of AA minor league Arkansas Travelers, Anaheim Angels farm team; draft beer garden, baseball museum.

● Downtown Riverside RV Park

501-340-5312 • 50 Riverfront Dr. Northlittlerockriversidervpark.com

Located on the Arkansas River. Features scenic views of the river, Little Rock skyline and Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Full hook-ups available. Showers and restrooms on-site. Free Wi-Fi.

● Fike’s Bikes

501-374-5505 • 140 Riverfront Dr. Fikesbikes.com

Argenta Arts and Entertainment District, North Little Rock

● Argenta Farmers Market

501-517-3127 • 520 Main St. Argentaartsdistrict.org/argenta-farmers-market

In the Argenta District; open-air market features some of the finest local farmers selling all types of produce, meats, poultry, eggs and plants. Located along the Arkansas River Trail and trolley route.

● Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum 501-371-8320 • 120 Riverfront Park Dr. Aimmuseum.org

Tour the USS Razorback, a WWII submarine; naval history museum includes exhibits and artifacts from the USS Arkansas; displays depicting the history of the Arkansas River; interactive replica bridge, USS Scorpion and USS Snook memorials. Overnight stays available for groups.

● Arkansas River Trail See listing under Little Rock

● Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum 501-663-4328 • #3 Verizon Arena Way Arksportshalloffame.com

Exhibits highlight the three major sports – football, baseball and basketball – plus golf, tennis, the Olympics and more. Located inside Verizon Arena; a theater screens history of sports in Arkansas.

● Big Dam Bridge

See listing under Little Rock

● Burns Park

501-791-8538 • I-40, Exit 150 Nlrpr.org

Variety of bicycles for rent for self-guided tours of downtown North Little Rock and Little Rock. Snacks and refreshments available post-ride.

● Fort Roots Military Post Historic District 200 Fort Roots Dr. Arkans.as/1tJPWwt

An 1890s military facility, this 1,100-acre complex includes 15 large ward buildings and 76 other structures with elements of Romanesque Revival and Greek Revival architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

● Funland

501-753-7307 Nlrpr.org

Open seasonally on weekends April-September; includes 14 amusement park rides for younger children and the Argenta Belle train; available for party rentals during the week. Located in Burns Park.

● The Joint Coffeehouse & Theater 501-370-0210 • 301 Main St. TheJointArgenta.com

Coffee shop by day, entertainment venue by night; stateof-the-art cabaret theatre is home to “The Main Thing,” a nationally acclaimed comedy act whose work has been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” MTV, HBO and OffBroadway. Original comedy shows suitable for all ages.

● Junction Bridge

See listing under Little Rock

● Mark Twain Riverboat

501-372-5777 • 100 Riverfront Park Dr. Damriverboat.com

Cruise the Arkansas River aboard an authentic sternwheeler; social, dinner and special event cruises available.

● National Guard Museum 501-212-5215 Arngmuseum.com

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Chronicles the progression of the state’s guard from a frontier militia to modern military; also displays the history of Camp Robinson.

river and children’s area provide family water fun all day. Concessions and hydration station available.

501-519-7980 • 9000 Hwy. 165 Arkans.as/1njX11N

● Oppelo Flea Market

● North Little Rock ORV Park

200-acre, off-road park is open to ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes; open daily 8 a.m. until dark, free admission.

● North River Landing

501-758-1424 • Riverfront Dr. and Locust St. NorthLittleRock.org

Public access boat ramp on the Arkansas River two blocks from Verizon Arena.

● North Shore Riverwalk 501-758-1424 NorthLittleRock.org

Available for special events; offers picturesque views, lighted walkways, Trail of Tears monument; connects to the Arkansas River Trail System.

OPPELO

501-354-2640 • 287 Ark. 9 S. arkans.as/13enoZE

13,000 square feet of shopping with over 70 indoor booths. Eight miles south of I-40 on Ark. 9.

PERRYVILLE

● Flatside Wilderness Area 501-321-5202 • Off Ark. 9 arkans.as/11f1Qi5

Almost 10,000 acres of wilderness with small creeks, panoramic views, rugged terrain; includes 10 miles of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.

● The Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park 501-758-1424 • 3800 Lakeshore Dr. NorthLittleRock.org

Authentic reproduction of a water-powered grist mill; appears in “Gone with the Wind”; believed to be the only building remaining from the film. It also has concrete sculptures of toadstools, tree stumps and tree branchentwined bridge; created to represent wood, iron or stone; listed on National Register of Historic Places.

● Rockwater Marina

501-347-8275 • 1601 River Rd. Rockwatermarina.com

A full-service marina on the Arkansas River located near downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Services include 136 boat slips with pump-out system, a fueling station, a ship store, a large patio.

● Shopping

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McCain Mall, The Other Center, Lakewood Village, McCain Plaza, Lakehill and North Park are popular shopping centers. Other areas include Park Hill and the Argenta District.

● Trail of Tears Exhibit 100 Riverfront Dr.

Commemorates a significant station on the Trail of Tears which saw 30,000 to 40,000 Native Americans pass by this area during their forced relocation to Oklahoma. Located on the North Shore Riverwalk.

● Trails

501-791-8538 Nlrpr.org

Burns Park multi-use (equestrian, mountain biking and hiking), Arkansas River Trail, Emerald Park multi-use trails and many marked bike trails throughout the city.

● Verizon Arena

501-340-5660 • Broadway and Cypress Sts. Verizonarena.com

Hosts major concerts, sporting events, seminars and other productions.

● Wild River Country

501-753-8600 • I-40 and Crystal Hill Rd. Wildrivercountry.com

Eight thrilling water slides, wave pool, river rapids, lazy

The Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, North Little Rock

● Heifer Ranch

501-889-5124 • 55 Heifer Rd. Heifer.org/visit/heifer-ranch

Inspiring learning center and demonstration farm featuring Global Village – a collection of international homes modeling many of the countries in which Heifer works. Tours and multi-night programs provide participants a first-hand look at the challenges surrounding hunger and poverty. Purchase unique gifts at Shop.heifer.org.

● Lake Sylvia Recreation Area

501-889-5176 • Ark. 324, off Ark. 9 arkans.as/19jfBB6

18-acre lake with swimming area, campsites, trails (including a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail), access to the Ouachita National Recreation Trail; picnic sites; fishing.

● Perry County Historical Museum

501-889-1571 • 408 Main St. www.perrycountyhistoricalmuseum.org/

Housed in a former American Legion hut constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, features huge stone fireplace; great hall light fixture made from a World War I Sopwith Camel airplane. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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● Ashley Alexander House

501-961-1426, 501-231-6796

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Dinner Theatre

3514 Walkers Corner Rd. Ashley-alexanderhouse.com

This circa 1835 restored home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s available for weddings, receptions, meetings, special events and family reunions.

● Hardin Farms and Market Too

501-961-1100 • 15235 Hwy. 165 facebook.com/hardinfarms.market

Features fresh produce grown on the Hardin family farm, gourmet food products, meats, cheeses, homemade jams and jellies, cookbooks and gifts. Also offers handmade ready-to-eat entrees, plus serves sandwiches, barbecue, side items and daily specials. Plants, flowers, fruit trees, mulch and soil offered in spring.

● J&P Ranch

501-961-9938 • 966 McCoy Ln.

Small children’s maze, hayrides, horseback rides, petting zoo, seasonal pumpkin patch, playground, picnic area, basketball court and volleyball net set-up and more. Each child under 12 gets a free pumpkin. Call for hours of operation.

● Marlsgate Plantation

501-961-1307 • 2695 Bearskin Lake Rd. Marlsgate.com

Restored antebellum plantation home is open to groups and for special occasion entertaining, such as weddings, receptions, garden tours, luncheons, corporate events. Off U.S. 165 at Bearskin Lake.

● Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park

501-961-1409 • U.S. 165 and Ark. 161 ArkansasStateParks.com/plantation agriculturemuseum

Interprets cotton agriculture in Arkansas from statehood in 1836 through WWII; restored 1920s gin shows the ginning and baling process, including full-sized mules and wagon on the scales; Seed Warehouse #5 exhibits explain how seeds are cleaned, graded and shipped, along with the building’s innovations of the era.

● Scott Heritage Farm Scottconnections.org

Shareholder-owned farm uses organic methods to grow food; learning and research projects explain how food is grown in a sustainable, small acreage area; located adjacent to Scott Plantation Settlement.

● Scott Plantation Settlement

501-351-5737 • 15525 Alexander Rd. Scottconnections.org

Depicts early farming life through a collection of historic plantation structures. Guided outdoor walking tours offered throughout the year; group tours by reservation only. Civil War marker explains the Battle of Ashley’s Mill, part of the 1863 Little Rock Campaign.

● Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park 501-961-9442 • 490 Toltec Mounds Rd. off U.S. 165 ArkansasStateParks.com/toltecmounds

Unique mound complex, now a National Historic Landmark, was the cultural center of the Plum Bayou people and the site of Native American celebration ceremonies. Includes visitor center, pavilion and museum; available for guided tours and special events.

SEARCY

● Center on the Square Performing Arts/ CENTRAL

501-368-0111 • 219 W. Arch St. Centeronthesquare.org

Performing arts dinner theatre; children’s theatre program.

● Downtown Searcy Murals

Murals in historic downtown Searcy depicting an industrial scene representative of White County and the area’s health care field.

● Harding University Benson Auditorium 501-279-4497 • 900 Center St. Harding.edu/ASI/events.html

Hosts special events each year, including the American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series with national and world leaders speaking on campus.

● Harding University History House 501-279-9359 • 205 S. Lott Tucker Dr. Harding.edu/HistoryHouse/index.html

Gallery rooms preserve Harding University’s rich heritage.

● Historic Black House

501-279-1094 • 300 E. Race Arkans.as/14mdrQw

Houses Searcy Art Gallery; historic structure completed in 1874 by Captain Benjamin (CSA) Clayton Black; the Victorian home has a highly decorative veranda and is filled with period furnishings; on the National Register of Historic Places. Hosts major exhibits annually; Gallery Gift Shop.

● Rialto Theatre

501-268-6699 • 100 W. Race St.

Opened in 1923, remodeled in the 1940s, one of only a few historic theaters to maintain a daily schedule with matinees on weekends.

● Walk Through Historic Searcy Tour 501-279-1010 • Downtown Searcy Arkans.as/1tNHWdP

The three-mile trail features 16 historic properties. Citizens and visitors can access an interactive story map of the properties by scanning the QR (quick response) code embedded in the permanent signage allowing them to take their own walk through history.

● White County Pioneer Village

501-580-6633 • 1200 Higginson St. Arkans.as/16KjF8v

Collection of 19th-century buildings, farm equipment and other items preserved by the White County Historical Society; includes the Gordon log house, Little Red School, an old post office and more. Guided tours, special events offered.

SHERWOOD

● Highway 89 Raceway

501-835-1977 • 737 Hwy. 89 S. 89raceway.com

This 500-acre park is open for business daily except Monday. The property has about 12 miles of wooded trails, two motocross tracks and a couple of mud bogs open to 4x4 trucks. Call before you haul.

● Roundtop Filling Station Restoration 501-425-4037 • 6491 Roundtop Rd. Roundtopsherwood.com

Unique structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1936 for Pierce Oil Company, one of the “baby Standards” formed after the government broke up John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company in 1911. After restoration, the round, turreted

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THROUGHOUT REGION

● Arkansas River

501-324-5551 arkans.as/16bAuJi

The Arkansas River flows from west to east, delivering abundant recreational opportunities. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it’s loaded with game fish, including largemouth and striped bass.

● Ouachita National Recreation Trail 501-321-5202 arkans.as/OuachitaTrail

Stretches for 223 miles across the Ouachita National Forest from near Talihina, Oklahoma, to Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock. Backpacking, day hikes, mountain biking. Longest trail in the Ouachita National Forest.

● White River

870-425-2700 arkans.as/18eWmoJ

Internationally famous for its beauty and great fishing, the White winds its way through the Ozarks and across the great delta (some 700 miles) before joining the Mississippi. Trout fishing below Bull Shoals and Norfork dams is a major drawing card. The beauty and wildlife are also important reasons people are attracted to the Ozarks’ largest river. Trout resorts, marinas and guide services are available along more than 100 miles of prime fishing territory.

Come for Attractions, Sporting Events, Tournaments, Concerts, Festivals, Meetings and Conventions, Shopping and Antiquing, History, Heritage and Museums.

Stay For An Exciting Vacation.

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Like a warm summer breeze, our trip to Little Rock was an absolute delight. Riding the trolley to the restaurants and museums in downtown. Enjoying the city’s artisanal food scene, and dining at its great restaurants. Watching the city’s beautifully illuminated bridges before settling down for the night in our comfortable hotel. The city has a new Southern style and charm that’s uniquely its own, and we can’t wait to experience again, on a return trip to Little Rock.

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WELCOMING THE WORLD. Since opening its doors in 2004, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center has welcomed more than three million visitors from around the world. The Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of special events, exhibitions, educational programs CLINTONPRESIDENTIALCENTER.ORG and lectures throughout the year. 501-748-0419

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See classics owned by the rich and famous. See the grand old wheels of yesterday. Featuring the personal Lincoln Continental of President JFK. The legends await your visit.

Fifty-plus Antique & Classic Vehicles on Display. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Open •year-round, Admission Charged

Car Shows in June & September • Annual Located atop Petit Jean Mountain,

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Tour a WWII Submarine

Downtown Riverside RV Park Our Name Says It All! (501) 340-5312

501-371-8320 www.AIMMuseum.org North Little Rock, Arkansas

DowntownRiversideRVPark.com

50 Riverfront Drive North Little Rock, AR 72114

Benton’s newest hotel in over 20 years! 17320 I-30 North • Benton, AR 72019 501-722-6330 www.FairfieldInn-Benton.com Newest hotel in town – Balcony rooms & suites 2330 Sanders Street • Conway, AR 72032 501-205-1315 www.HolidayInnExpress-Conway.com 100% smoke-free, all-suite rooms 705 Museum Road • Conway, AR 72032 501-329-8548 www.ComfortSuites-Conway.com Only Extended Stay Hotel in Conway 2360 Sanders Street • Conway, AR 72032 501-329-8551 www.CandlewoodSuites-Conway.com Newly Renovated Hotel 2370 Sanders Street • Conway, AR 72032 501-513-4989 www.ComfortInn-Conway.com

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Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff

Mississippi River State Park, Marianna

Southeast THE LOWER ARKANSAS DELTA is rich in cultural history and outdoor opportunities as one of the nation’s premier hunting and fishing destinations. Helena-West Helena is famous for its King Biscuit Blues Festival each October. This region is also home to the largest oxbow lake in North America, Lake Chicot located in Lake Village. It’s also where you’ll find Lakeport Plantation, the northernmost antebellum home on the Mississippi River.

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Delta Cultural Center, Helena-West Helena

Arkansas Post Museum State Park, Gillett

Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff

Be sure to visit... Arkansas Post National Memorial The first European settlement in the lower Mississippi Valley region, Arkansas Post became part of the U.S. in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. By 1819, it was a thriving river port, the largest city in the region and the capital of the Arkansas Territory. A museum interprets the rich history. Nearby is Arkansas Post Museum State Park, depicting Arkansas Grand Prairie and Delta heritage. SOUTHEAST

Delta Cultural Center

Delta Rivers Nature Center

Located in historic downtown Helena-West Helena, the museum is dedicated to honoring the sights, sounds, people, history and culture of the Arkansas Delta through exhibits, educational programs, annual events and guided tours. The visitors center is home to the longest-running daily blues radio show, the award-winning King Biscuit Time, which debuted on November 21, 1941, and is hosted by the legendary Sunshine Sonny Payne.

The natural landscape of the Delta is explored through exhibits at this Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility in Pine Bluff. Exhibits include a 20,000-gallon oxbow lake aquarium containing live fish, snakes, turtles and alligators. Located on 130 acres of bottomland forest, the nature center features two miles of trails with wildlife watching opportunities.

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877-367-3559 • Off Ark. 4 arkans.as/1aEARzg

870-572-2352 • 5539 U.S. 49 arkansasstateparks.com/deltaheritagetrail

Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area

Area covers 8,300 acres and is an attraction and habitat for wildlife. Features nine miles of nature trails and opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing.

Desha County Courthouse

870-877-2426 • 608 Robert S. Moore Ave. arkans.as/141aIJl

One of the oldest courthouses in the state. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

Rails-to-trails conversion being developed in phases along the former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way stretching from near Lexa to Rohwer, with an extension via the Mississippi River levee to Arkansas City. When completed, the DHT will provide visitors over 84 miles of trail. Over 20 miles completed, from Lexa to Elaine. Open to hikers and bicyclists.

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John H. Johnson Cultural and Educational Museum

Central Delta Depot Museum and Visitors Center

870-877-2426 • 606 President St. arkans.as/169aT3W

Restored childhood home of founder and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company, eventually making it the country’s largest African-American-owned publishing business. Museum tells story of his success.

870-589-2124 • 100 W. Cypress St. arkans.as/1bMtb1Y

Located in a restored 1912 railroad depot on the National Register of Historic Places. Museum contains exhibits on the Louisiana Purchase, area railroads, the Ivory-bill Woodpecker and more.

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870-364-3167 • 5531 U.S. 82 W. Fws.gov/felsenthal

Louisiana Purchase State Park

870-572-2352 • 298 Ark. 362 arkansasstateparks.com/louisianapurchase

Wooden boardwalk into a headwater swamp leads to a monument marking the starting point of 1815 surveys for the Louisiana Purchase. Interpretive panels explain history and describe park flora and fauna.

65,000 acres, fishing, hunting, hiking trails, wildlife observation. Public use areas at Crossett Harbor Recreational Park and Grand Marais. Visitor center exhibits include wildlife, Native Americans.

Old Company House

870-364-6591 • Ark. 133T crossettchamber.org

Shotgun mill house recalls Crossett’s founding as a company-owned mill town. Tours by appointment.

Wiggins Cabin

870-415-0753 • Junction of Ark. 133T and Parkway Dr. wigginscabinfestival.com

Oldest structure in Ashley County until a fire in 2002 left only the twin fireplaces. The replica was constructed by hand on the grounds.

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Desha County Museum

870-382-4222 • 264 U.S. 165 arkans.as/1taS7Fp

Louisiana Purchase State Park, Brinkley

CASSCOE

Ten buildings re-create life in a typical south Arkansas farming community. Visit an authentic log farmstead; two-story log house with outdoor kitchen; blacksmith shop; and more.

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Potlatch Conservation Education Center

Dr. A.G. Anderson House

870-241-3373 • 625 Cook’s Lake Rd. arkans.as/1nQRKdN

Located in one of America’s largest tracts of bottomland hardwood forest, the center is a joint venture of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, AG&F Foundation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Housed in the historic Lion Oil Company Lodge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Crossett Centennial Park

870-364-6591 • Main Street arkans.as/1cEcraV

Located in the heart of town, celebrates the Rose Inn, a once prominent structure in Crossett.

Crossett City Park/Lucas Pond

870-364-7732 • 1141 Parkway Dr. arkans.as/13V5af3

Nestled between the Wiggins Cabin and the Crossland Zoo. Includes newly updated playground equipment, picnic tables and pavilions. Lucas Pond, a 51-acre lake, with stocked pond, fishing piers and a paved walking/ biking trail.

870-355-4436 • 185 S. Main St. arkans.as/16XXf2F

Restored 1901 house with period furnishings houses town’s visitor center.

First Baptist Church of Eudora

870-355-4436 • Ark. 159 S. arkans.as/12DoAuU

Listed on National Register of Historic Places, this church is believed to have organized as early as 1860 as one of the first African-American churches in the area.

J. Austin White Cultural Center

870-355-4599 • 160 S. Main St. arkans.as/158R00n

Home to arts and cultural programs targeting children in grades K-12; some adult programming.

Rubye and Henry Connerly Museum

870-355-4436 • Duncan Street arkans.as/1k8pwAE

Artifacts of the area in a historic grocery store. Tours by appointment.

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Arkansas Post Museum State Park

Crossett Harbor RV Park

870-364-6136 • U.S. 82 arkans.as/13pZCdf

More than 100 handicap-accessible, RV-ready sites with paved pads, electricity and running water, two heated bathhouses, boat ramps, access to the Felsenthal NWR, group picnic facilities and incredible wooded scenery.

Crossland Zoo

870-548-2634 • 5530 U.S. 165 S. arkansasstateparks.com/arkansaspostmuseum

Includes local history artifacts and materials, authentic Delta structures and a plot of restored prairie vegetation. Explore the complex of five exhibit buildings and learn about life and history of Arkansas’s Grand Prairie and Delta.

Arkansas Post National Memorial

870-364-7732 • 1141 Parkway Dr. arkans.as/11InP1a

One of just two in Arkansas, the zoo has more than 75 different species representing mammals, reptiles and birds. Nature trail, picnic area, playground, stock pond.

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

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870-548-2207 • 1741 Old Post Rd. arkans.as/12Wu0fs

National Park Service site commemorates the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley (1686) and Arkansas’s first territorial capital. Site of the only Revolutionary War action in Arkansas. Major Civil

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141 Cherry St., 95 Missouri St. arkans.as/150mTrP

War battle took place on Jan. 11, 1863. Visitors center with film and exhibits.

Museum in restored depot and storefront tells the story of Arkansas’s Delta along the Mississippi River. Interactive audio exhibits on region’s heritage of blues, country, rockabilly and gospel music. Battle of Helena display. Located in the Cherry Street Historic District. On-site store offers Delta-related books, CDs, clothing and products.

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Ashley County Museum

870-853-2244 • 302 N. Cherry Ashleycountymuseum.com

Local history exhibits housed in the Victorian 1918 Watson House. Much of the interior decorative elements remain. Available for special events. Tours by appointment.

Delta Heritage Tours

870-995-2698 arkans.as/11w3ThI

HELENA-WEST HELENA Battery C Park

870-338-4350, 800-358-0972 • 1298 Yorkshire Dr. arkans.as/13sZ9uP

Battery C Park sits atop Crowley’s Ridge and is one of four Civil War batteries in Helena. The site offers interpretation of the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena.

Cultural and musical tours of Mississippi River town feature an authentic gospel church service, live blues music, sampling of soul food and visits to Helena’s historic attractions. Customized tours with advance notice.

Beth El Heritage Hall

870-338-4350, 800-358-0972 Pecan and Perry Streets arkans.as/1yQIZbZ

Built in 1915 to provide a place of worship for the large Jewish population of Helena. When membership dwindled in 2006, the remaining congregants donated the Temple to the Delta Cultural Center. Now called Beth El Heritage Hall, it has been restored and is available as a venue for community events.

Bubba’s Blues Corner

870-338-3501, 870-995-1326 • 105 Cherry St. arkans.as/18NchyW

The blues come to life amid this collection of records, CDs, tapes, books, memorabilia. Artist-signing events throughout the year, especially during King Biscuit Blues Festival.

Fort Curtis, Helena-West Helena

Centennial Baptist Church

Fort Curtis

398 Columbia St. arkans.as/1cfrjwt

National Historic Landmark. Only known Arkansas example of an African-American church designed by an African-American architect.

Cherry Street Historic District

870-714-2844 • Along historic Cherry Street arkans.as/11qf8IL

National Register of Historic Places district encompasses a section of town that was once a thriving river port. The buildings represent a fine collection of late-19th and early-20th-century commercial architectural styles which were popular in towns of this size throughout the Mid-South region. 

Cherry Street Pavilion

800-358-0972, 870-338-4350 • 118 Cherry St. arkans.as/150mTrP

Outdoor performance stage offers events throughout the year, including the King Biscuit Blues Festival each October. Available for rentals. On historic Cherry Street.

Court Square Park

870-338-5500 • 600 block of Cherry St. arkans.as/1pgdeDw

Downtown Helena Farmers Market meets here during growing season. Nearby interpretive panels and a reproduction cannon tell the story of Helena’s Civil War past.

Delta Cultural Center

870-714-2844 • 350 Columbia arkans.as/11qbChg

Reproduction of Union Civil War fort. Built in August 1862 by Union forces occupying Helena. Named for Union general Samuel Curtis. One of five fortified positions used to repulse a Confederate attack on July 4, 1863. During the Battle of Helena, 4,129 Union soldiers were positioned in and around the fort against 7,646 Confederate troops.

Freedom Park

870-714-2844 • 750 S. Biscoe St. arkans.as/1c73aJM

Five major exhibits exploring the African-American experience in Civil War Helena follow the journey of African-Americans from fugitive slave to freedom and beyond. The Emancipation Proclamation exhibit is the centerpiece. First site in Arkansas to be designated on the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

Helena Museum of Phillips County

870-338-7790 • 623 Pecan St. arkans.as/12wFw6l

Native American items, period paintings of the seven Civil War generals who came from Helena and other Civil War relics. Antique furniture and clothing from Helena’s early families. Artifacts from Thomas Edison collection. Autographed photo of Helen Keller. Established in 1929.

Helena River Park

800-358-0972, 870-338-4350

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Picnicking and fishing available in this park on the banks of the Mississippi River. Elevated boardwalk leads to dramatic view of the mighty stream Mark Twain made legendary. Interpretive panels on birding and history of the river. Adjacent to historic Helena-West Helena levee.

Gen. Patrick Cleburne, known as “the Stonewall Jackson of the West.” Confederate Cemetery is burial location of many killed at the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena.

Merci Car

409 Porter St. arkans.as/1mT0Viw

Historic Helena Civil War Interpretation

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One of 49 boxcars filled with gifts sent to the U.S. following WWI from France to show gratitude to American troops. Some gifts are at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock.

Interpretive wayside panels at locations throughout the historic town, including Court Square Park, Helena Museum of Phillips County, Levee Walk, Kelly Courtyard and Phillips County Library. Additional interpretation is being added throughout Arkansas’s Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Mural

870-714-2844 • 100 Cherry St. arkans.as/1aSDnlD

Sea wall mural depicts blues history and early Helena culture.

The Kelly Courtyard

870-714-2844 • 415 Cherry St. arkans.as/12YeK1D

Pillow-Thompson House

870-338-8535 • 718 Perry St. arkans.as/1c50NY5

Pocket park located on Cherry Street is a multi-purpose venue for small events, receptions and picnics. Interpretive panels tell the story of Civil War Helena.

One of the South’s finest examples of Queen Anne architecture. Authentically furnished Victorian home open for free tours.

Quapaw Canoe Company

870-228-2266 • 411 Ohio St. arkans.as/16e9NpA

First canoe and kayak rental outfitter located on the lower Mississippi River offers canoe and kayak rentals, guided tours of the Mississippi River, St. Francis River and Buck Island.

Warfield Concerts

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Celebrating 47th season in 2015, free concerts, ballet and musical theater events are offered throughout the year.

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Jerome Relocation Center Historic Marker

870-222-9168 • 1603 U.S. 165 S. arkans.as/13qOpcw

Pillow-Thompson House, Helena-West Helena

“King Biscuit Time” Radio Show

800-358-0972, 870-338-4350 • 141 Cherry St. arkans.as/14cTStO

Longest-running daily blues radio show in the United States, hosted by Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne. First show aired on Nov. 21, 1941, featuring Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Lockwood, Jr. Name comes from show sponsor, King Biscuit Flour. Broadcasts live from the Delta Cultural Center weekdays at 12:15.

Lily Peter Auditorium

870-338-6474 • 1000 Campus Rd. arkans.as/1c7rGuw

Commemorates site of a World War II relocation center for Japanese-Americans; a white fence, building foundations and hospital laundry smokestacks are all that remain. The facility housed 8,497 at its peak. After closing, it was used as a German POW camp until the end of the war in Europe.

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Moro Bay State Park

870-463-8555 • 6071 Hwy. 600 Reservations: 866-494-0324 ArkansasStateParks.com/morobay

The Moro Bay Ferry is permanently dry-docked here. Marina, camping, fishing, hiking and cabins.

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Host to Warfield Concert Series and other cultural events. Located on campus of Phillips Community College.

Guachoya Cultural Art Center

870-265-6077 • 1652 U.S. 65 and 82 S. arkans.as/1aTybOi

Magnolia Cemetery

Off Springdale Rd. on Wire Rd. arkans.as/1cfKGp1

Final resting place of William H. Grey, one of the first African-Americans elected to the Arkansas General Assembly in 1869, and blues legend Frank Frost. Dates from 1850.

Maple Hill Cemetery and Helena Confederate Cemetery

1801 Holly St. arkans.as/15qpc52; arkans.as/13g0NQm

Historic cemeteries on Crowley’s Ridge. Burial place of three Confederate generals, including Helena resident

SOUTHEAST

Takes its name from the Native American name given to this area during the time of de Soto’s 1541 visit. Preserves, promotes and presents the artistic and cultural heritage of Southeast Arkansas. Exhibits change regularly.

Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park 870-265-4758 • Main Street arkans.as/16wHVLm

On scenic Lake Chicot. Swimming area, walking path, beach volleyball court, small amphitheater, fishing piers, boat ramp and picnic pavilions.

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870-265-5480 • 2542 Ark. 257 Reservations: 800-264-2430 arkansasstateparks.com/lakechicot

Arkansas’s largest natural lake and the largest oxbow lake in North America. Features cabins, campgrounds, pool, hiking trail, picnic sites, marina, store and visitors center.

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35,000 square feet of decorative accessories, furniture and rugs. Large inventory changes constantly. A favorite stop for regional shoppers.

MARIANNA

Marianna/Lee County Museum

870-295-2469 • 67 W. Main arkans.as/16wQUvX

Exhibits include general store, parlor and kitchen, cotton farming. Civil War and World War II artifacts.

Mississippi River State Park

870-295-4040 • 2955 Ark. 44 arkansasstateparks.com/mississippiriver

Located within the St. Francis National Forest, Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area features campgrounds, dayuse areas, swim beach, group use area, boat ramp and nature trail. Beginning July 1, the park will also include the Storm Creek Lake Recreation Area.

Mississippi River State Park Visitors Center

870-295-4040 • 2955 Ark. 44 arkansasstateparks.com/mississippiriver

Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village

Lakeport Plantation

870-265-6031 • 601 Ark. 142 arkans.as/17caXiz

Last remaining antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River in Arkansas, restored as a museum focusing on the people and cultures of the Mississippi River Delta. New exhibits tell the stories of the house, restoration and people who lived and worked there; displays artifacts found during restoration and original items donated back to the house.

Lindbergh Marker

870-265-5997 • Lakeshore Drive arkans.as/WltCKX

Features an exhibit gallery interpreting the Delta, Crowley’s Ridge and the Mississippi River. Exhibits connect visitors to the natural, cultural and historic resources of the park and the St. Francis National Forest. Realistic representations of wildlife, geologic features and other natural elements are included.

St. Francis National Forest

870-295-5278 • 2955 Ark. 44 arkans.as/13qCQ4W

At just over 22,000 acres, one of the smallest and most diverse forests in the U.S. Known for the variety of plant and animal life; features a variety of the finest bottomland hardwoods in the country, making it especially beautiful in autumn. Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and Great River Road scenic byways run through this forest.

MCGEHEE

Marks area where Col. Charles A. Lindbergh made his first night flight.

Downtown McGehee

870-222-4451 • Downtown area arkans.as/164CC5S

MOCCA (Museum of Chicot County)

870-265-2868 • 614 S. Cokley St. arkans.as/17cnH8L

Located in the old Lake Village Infirmary built in 1910. Includes displays of vintage medical equipment, a log cabin and early history of the county. Hours vary.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

870-265-5997 • 518 St. Mary’s St. arkans.as/1bDnH9A

One of the oldest African-American churches in Arkansas, founded in 1860 by former slave Jim Kelly. Services still held after 150 years. Part of the church cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Our Lady of the Lake Church Museum

870-265-5439 • 314 S. Lakeshore Dr. arkans.as/16wG1uc

Church established in 1866. Museum features photos and documents relating to the Italian immigration to the area, as well as the history of the church, historical photographs of the community and letters from Italy to some of Lake Village’s earliest settlers.

Shops, a restored depot featuring a garden and the IBM, Inc. Theater (a former Malco Theater) offering special events and productions throughout the year. Adjacent park home to a bright red caboose and gazebo. Memorial Park with playground includes water feature, fallen firefighters’ monument and human sundial.

World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum 870-222-9168 • 100 S. Railroad St. arkans.as/13isFmQ

Home to “Against Their Will,” an exhibit that tells the stories of those confined at the Jerome and Rohwer internment sites. Located inside the McGehee Depot.

MONTICELLO

Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area

877-367-3559 • Drew CR 51 arkans.as/15G9KEK

Camping sites and an abundance of wildlife.

Drew County Historical Museum

Paul Michael Company

870-367-7446 • 404 S. Main Montdrewchamber.com

870-265-3872 • 3696 U.S. 65 & 82 S.

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Artifacts, antiques in a home built in 1906. Two 1800s log cabins. Tours by appointment.

Drew County Regional Archives

870-367-6741 • College Street Montdrewchamber.com

Home to vast array of research and archival materials from the area.

Lake Monticello

870-367-6741 arkans.as/13E34Vx

Located along Cut-off Creek at the point where the creek flows from the pine-covered hills of the Coastal Plain to the flat lowlands of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain.

Turner Neal Museum of Natural History

870-460-1265 • 346 University Dr. arkans.as/TurnerNeal

Museum of natural history of South Arkansas with three collections of big game; houses the Pomeroy Planetarium.

University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Building

1,520-acre lake with trophy bass. Picnic area, boat ramp, bow range, model airplane airport.

870-460-1021 • 346 University Dr. Uamont.edu

Offers a concert association, gallery and college musicals and dramas.

PINE BLUFF

Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame

870-536-7600 • 1 Convention Center Plaza Arkansasentertainershalloffame.com

Animatronic Johnny Cash welcomes visitors to exhibits chronicling careers of 81 entertainers with Arkansas roots.

Arkansas Railroad Museum

870-535-8819 • 1700 Port Rd. arkansasrailroadmuseum.org

Engine 819 and other rolling stock, railroad memorabilia and model trains.

Arkansas River

870-534-0451 arkans.as/19LLl2j

Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, Pine Bluff

Fishing for largemouth bass. Corps of Engineers recreation areas.

Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

Monticello Confederate Monument

870-367-6741 • Hyatt Street off U.S. 425 N. arkans.as/15LAEZh

Fallen soldiers monument towers over Oakland Cemetery.

Monticello North Main Historic District

870-536-3375 • 701 Main St. Artssciencecenter.org

Exhibits in the visual arts and sciences. Performances throughout the year in 232-seat theater.

City Parks

870-367-6741 • 335 E. Gaines St. arkans.as/156s0AX

Collection of more than 20 houses built around the turn of the 20th century. Features a broad range of Victorianstyle homes, one of which is said to be haunted.

Pomeroy Planetarium

870-460-1016 • 346 University Dr. Uamont.edu

Located in the Turner Neal Museum of Natural History. Presents wide variety of programs to groups. Coupled with presentations and weather permitting, telescopes are often set out for viewing astronomical objects.

Selma Methodist Church

870-367-6741 • Ark. 4 arkans.as/15LB6Xo

Built in 1874, it was the first property in Drew County listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

870-536-0920 arkans.as/14uMfHZ

19 city parks, including J.C. Jefferies Park; Brump Bayou Park; Hutson Park; Oakland Park; Pine Bluff Regional Park; Martin Luther King, Jr. Park; Central Park and Bloom Tennis Center; Belmont Park; Saracen Landing Park; and Townsend Park.

Delta Rivers Nature Center

870-534-0011 • 1400 Black Dog Rd., Regional Park Deltarivers.com

Exhibits and films reveal the history and importance of Arkansas’s delta streams and associated wetlands. Live and preserved wildlife on display, 20,000-gallon aquarium, hiking trail for wildlife observation, gift shop.

Farmers Market

870-536-0920 • Saracen Landing, U.S. 65-B Pinebluffcvb.org

Selma Rosenwald School

870-367-6741 • Selma-Collins Road arkans.as/14hjBOX

Historic 1924 school for African-Americans built using seed money from Julius Rosenwald Fund. Rosenwald, Sears CEO, helped build more than 5,000 schools in 15 Southern states, including around 300 in Arkansas.

Seven Devils Swamp Natural Area

501-324-9619 • East of Monticello just off Ark. 35 arkans.as/16sAPYD SOUTHEAST

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. in season. Locally grown produce.

Hestand Stadium

870-535-2900 • Blake Street Pinebluffcvb.org

Home to Southeast Arkansas District Fair, Livestock Show and Rodeo; hosts horse shows, musical concerts, antique car shows, antique fairs and other events throughout year.

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car shows, picnics, concerts, reunions and weddings.

University Museum and Cultural Center

870-536-0920 • U.S. 65 B pinebluff.com

Softball complex, boat launch, RV hookups, 18-hole golf course, nature trail, amphitheater.

Lake Saracen Walking Trail

870-536-0920 • 200 Lake Saracen Dr. arkans.as/19LMuXF

Two-mile walking trail with resting benches on eastern and northern sides of Lake Saracen.

870-575-8232 • 1200 N. University arkans.as/UAPBMuseum

African-American history exhibits include “Keepers of the Spirit,” photos, text, artifacts and memorabilia tracing history of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the state’s oldest, historically black college. Located in R.C. Childress Hall on UAPB campus.

Margland Bed and Breakfast

870-536-6000 • 703 W. 2nd Margland.net

Series of four restored Victorian-style homes circa 18761907; all rooms with period décor; winner 1985 Arkansas Historic Preservation Award.

Martha Mitchell Home

870-535-4973 • 902 W. 4th Ave. arkans.as/13UubLB

Tour childhood home of Martha Mitchell, a controversial figure during Watergate. The house was built in 1887 by Martha’s maternal grandparents.

Murals

870-536-8742 • Downtown Pine Bluff Southeastarkansas.com

More than 10 colorful murals depicting the city’s past make downtown Pine Bluff an outdoor art gallery.

The New Community Theatre

Rohwer Relocation Center Museum, Rohwer

870-535-2646 • 207 W. 2nd Ave. pbcommunitytheatre.org

Newly renovated Community Theatre. Entertainment includes comedians, magicians, country artists, jazz musicians, Broadway music and more. One of the oldest one-screen, nickelodeon-type theaters in Arkansas.

Pine Bluff Convention Center

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Fine Art Gallery 870-575-8236 • 1200 N. University arkans.as/156xKul

Rotating exhibits are shown. Part of the Isaac S. Hathaway-John M. Howard Fine Arts Center.

ROHWER

870-536-7600 • One Convention Center Plaza Pinebluffcvb.org

Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery

Arena, auditorium/theater and the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. Conventions, concerts, sporting events.

Pine Bluff Symphony

870-536-7666 • 211 W. 3rd Ave. pinebluffsymphony.com

A professional orchestra of local and regional musicians presenting concerts each year at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

Off Ark. 1 arkans.as/1e8kHOo

Site of Japanese-American internment camp during World War II commemorated in monuments created by camp residents. National Historic Landmark. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Exhibits at the site include kiosks and wayside panels, with audio narrated by “Star Trek” actor George Takei, who was interned at the camp with his family.

ST. CHARLES

870-541-5402 • 201 E. 4th Pbjcmuseum.org

Glimpse the past of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, from the earliest settlements to cotton, lumber and rice plantations. The Honors Gallery pays tribute to those from Jefferson County who served our country in the Civil War through Afghanistan.

St. Charles Museum

870-282-3425, 870-282-3704 • 608 Broadway Ave. arkans.as/11s9CFr

Civil War artifacts and diorama, wildlife exhibits and items relating to the history of St. Charles. Hours vary.

White River National Wildlife Refuge/ Visitors Center

Saracen Landing

870-536-0920 • 200 Lake Saracen Dr. Saracenlanding.com

10,080-square-foot pavilion and concrete fishing pier featuring a fountain that sprays water 40 feet into the air. Home of the Pine Bluff Farmers Market (May-October); on the shores of 500-acre Lake Saracen downtown. Perfect for fishing tournaments, educational programs,

870-282-8200 • 57 S. CC Camp Rd. arkans.as/19v1toA

The refuge preserves one of the largest contiguous tracts of bottomland hardwood forest in the Mississippi River Valley. Hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography and nature trails. Visitor center includes interactive exhibits and a bookstore.

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870-628-4714 • 50 Cane Creek State Park Rd. ArkansasStateParks.com/canecreek

501-767-5145 • 916 Bradley Rd. Arkansasmotorsportspark.com

Cane Creek State Park

On Cane Creek Lake. Campsites; picnic sites; gift shop; hiking trails; playground; pavilions; rental RV; nature exhibits; barrier-free fishing piers; fishing boat, kayak and bicycle rentals.

STUTTGART

Arts Center of the Grand Prairie

Arkansas Motorsports Park

Arkansas’s largest go-kart rental facility.

Bradley County Historical Museum

870-226-5225 • 200 Ash St. bradleychamber.com/

Located in a National Register-listed home built in the 1850s. Tours by appointment.

Bradley County Veterans’ Museum

870-673-1781 • 108 W. 12th St. arkans.as/14FFp2s

Works by local and regional artists are presented, as well as a performing arts series and educational programs.

Grand Prairie Center

870-226-2329 • 210 N. Main Bradleycountyveterans.org

Museum pays homage to veterans and educates the public about military heritage.

WHITE HALL

870-673-4201 x1896 • 2709 Hwy. 165 S. arkans.as/16zT9yP

State-of-the-art auditorium and conference center on the campus of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. Facility features a performance arts series. Conference rental space available for business, civic, social, cultural and educational events.

Crenshaw Springs Water Park

870-247-2399 • 9801 Dollarway Rd. whitehallar.org

New water park features a lazy river, toddler splash area and slide, diving boards, a rock climbing wall and more.

WILMOT

Lake Enterprise

501-223-6300 • Ashley Rd. arkans.as/13KTlcs

350-acre oxbow with giant cypress trees and good fishing.

Overflow National Wildlife Refuge

870-473-2869 • 3858 Ark. 8 E. in Parkdale arkans.as/1c5NRzw

Hunting area for deer, waterfowl.

THROUGHOUT REGION

Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul 870-972-2803 deltabyways.com

Grand Prairie Center, Stuttgart

Interpretive wayside signs are located throughout 15 counties of the Arkansas Delta. The signs give background information on legendary musicians, performers and important musical sites. Signs located in Cotton Plant, Tyronza, West Memphis, Brinkley, Marianna, Turkey Scratch, Helena-West Helena and near McGehee. 

Arkansas Delta Paddle Trails

501-223-6473 arkans.as/14h4dos

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie

870-673-7001 • 921 E. 4th St. arkans.as/1bGlmuL

Tells the story of the people who pioneered Arkansas’s emergence as the nation’s leading rice state on a 500,000-acre tall grass prairie and of the German settlers who gave the town its name. Exhibits include farm equipment, pioneer life, duck hunting, antique musical instruments. Authentic and re-created prairie structures.

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Delta Resort & Spa

877-GO-DELTA • 7920 Bucksducks Rd. deltaconferencecenter.com

The resort has 132 rooms set among the hardwoods of the Arkansas Delta. Features world-class shooting sports complex, including sporting clays, ATA and Olympic bunker trap, skeet, FITASC, 5-stand and more. Great Rivers Hall has over 7,000 square feet of conference space and the 43 Grill & Bar. Duck Pro Outfitters, serving duck hunters, clay enthusiasts and conference guests year-round.

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Three Arkansas Water Trails are located within the Arkansas Delta – the Arkansas Post Water Trail, the Robe Bayou Water Trail and the Bayou DeView Water Trail. The Arkansas Water Trails is a program initiated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to highlight The Natural State as prime paddling territory.

Arkansas River

501-324-5551 arkans.as/16bAuJi

The Arkansas River flows from west to east, delivering abundant recreational opportunities. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it’s loaded with game fish, including largemouth and striped bass.

Bayou Bartholomew

arkansas.gov/bba

Longest bayou in the world, begins its journey northwest of Pine Bluff.

Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks

501-682-1191 • Three locations

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Three state parks, with outdoor exhibits and picnic sites, preserve battlefields of the Union Army’s failed Red River campaign: Poison Springs (10 miles west of Camden on Ark. 76), Marks’ Mills (Ark. 97 and 8, southeast of Fordyce), Jenkins’ Ferry (13 miles southeast of Sheridan on Ark. 46).

and visit museums, state parks, wildlife areas, the Delta Cultural Center and historic riverports.

White River

870-425-2700 arkans.as/18eWmoJ

Internationally famous for its beauty and great fishing, the White winds its way through the Ozarks and across the great delta (some 700 miles) before joining the Mississippi. Trout fishing below Bull Shoals and Norfork dams is a major drawing card. The beauty and wildlife are also important reasons people are attracted to the Ozarks’ largest river. Trout resorts, marinas and guide services are available along more than 100 miles of prime fishing territory.

Wildlife Management Areas 501-223-6300 arkans.as/15ujPlw

Arkansas River near Dumas

Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road

Outstanding hunting, fishing, bird watching and photography opportunities at state-managed preserves east of Newport (Bayou DeView), near Stuttgart (Bayou Meto), west of Blytheville (Big Lake), between Corning and Pocahontas (Black River), east of Bald Knob (Hurricane Lake), west of Brinkley (Dagmar), southeast of Augusta (Rex Hancock), near Lake Charles (Shirey BayRainey Brake) and south of Tichnor (Trusten Holder), and the St. Francis Sunken Lands, east of Jonesboro.

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More than 130 special geocaches have been placed in Mississippi, Crittenden, St. Francis, Lee, Phillips, Monroe, Arkansas, Desha, Chicot and Drew counties along the Great River Road, which runs for more than 350 miles along the Mississippi River in eastern Arkansas. Along the route, you’ll find state parks, museums, Native American sites, Civil War sites and spectacular scenery.

Ouachita River

501-682-7777 arkans.as/13Hijwr

Arkansas’ Newest

Destination Resort

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540-mile-long river that runs south and east through Arkansas and Louisiana to meet the Saline River at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. Boating, fishing.

Saline River

RESOR T & SPA

501-682-7777 arkans.as/13dKEGr

Fishing for largemouth and spotted bass, canoeing. Comprised of three major divisions – Middle, Alum and North Forks – which merge above Benton. Below this point, the river flattens out as it traverses through Grant, Cleveland, Bradley and Ashley counties to its confluence with the Ouachita River in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge.

Scenic Byways

870-972-2803 arkans.as/11tobIT

Crowley’s Ridge Parkway follows about 200 miles of the only “highlands” in the Delta, from Piggott to HelenaWest Helena. The route passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites, the former home/ studio of Ernest Hemingway, historic homes, museums, African-American heritage sites and rich agricultural areas. The Great River Road National Scenic Byway shadows the Mississippi River through Arkansas. Follow the green and white pilot wheel markers through Arkansas

877-GO-DELTA Tillar, AR • DeltaResortUS.com

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Arkansas’ Land of Legends Travel Association P.O. Box 8768, Dept ATG • Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611

870-536-8742 • pbdowntown@sbcglobal.net www.arlandoflegends.com

This ad is paid for with a combination of state funds and Arkansas’ Land of Legends Travel Association funds.

This ad is paid for with a combination of state funds and Arkansas’ Land of Legends Travel Association funds.

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El Dorado

Southwest NESTLED IN THE OUACHITA MOUNTAINS, Hot Springs, America’s first resort, is located here. Famous for its thermal waters and unique attractions, including Oaklawn Racing and Gaming and Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs maintains its historic charm amid exciting new restaurants and projects, such as Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery. This region is teeming with outdoor activities on the Diamond Lakes – Catherine, DeGray, Greeson, Hamilton and Ouachita. Southwest Arkansas is also where you’ll find the Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope. Worth a visit is El Dorado, which is seeing major developments in its thriving downtown.

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Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

Be sure to visit... Crater of Diamonds State Park Located in Murfreesboro, Crater of Diamonds is the only place in the world where you can dig for diamonds and keep what you find. The most impressive score was the 40.23-carat “Uncle Sam,” the largest diamond ever unearthed in the United States. Park facilities include camping, picnic areas, trails and a restaurant, as well as Diamond Springs, a mining-themed aquatic playground.

SOUTHWEST

DIamonds from Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Epic Trails

This 210-acre botanical garden is located on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. Each season offers new discoveries, such as daffodils and dogwoods in the spring, roses and azaleas in summertime and Japanese maples in the fall. In the winter, the garden hosts one of the state’s largest displays of holiday lights, with more than four million brilliant bulbs illuminating garden paths. In addition to beautiful landscapes, there are many architectural structures to astound you, including the Anthony Chapel.

Southwest Arkansas now boasts two Epic mountain bike trails – the Womble Trail and the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT), both near Mount Ida. Designated by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Epic trails celebrate true backcountry rides with a degree of difficulty in scenic settings that make it all worthwhile. The Womble Trail consists of 37 miles of rolling terrain from Northfork Lake to Lake Ouachita with spectacular views of bluffs above the river. LOViT includes 45 miles of singletrack in the deep woods along the southern shores of Lake Ouachita.

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Owned and operated by Henderson State University; formerly the residence of Charles Henderson, the former owner and namesake of Henderson State University. Renovated in 1999 to house a bed and breakfast.

Clark County Farmers Market

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 7 a.m. until noon.

Clark County Historical Museum

870-230-1360 • 750 S. 5th St. Clarkcountyhistory.com

Dedicated to preserving and presenting the rich and diverse history of Clark County from prehistoric times to the present. Artifacts that best represent the various eras in Clark County history are displayed for preservation and educational purposes.

DeSoto Bluff Trail Park

Clark County Arts and Humanities Council/Arkadelphia Arts Center

Umbrella organization hosting events, exhibits, workshops and productions for the Historical Association, the Caddo River Art Guild, Little Theatre, the Poets and Writers Guild, The Philharmonic Association, Henderson State University, Ouachita Baptist University and the

Lake Jack Lee

870-210-5204 • Central Park on 10th Street arkans.as/13KV0P5

Captain Henderson House

870-230-5544 • 349 N. 10th St. arkans.as/15Mj1Hz

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Arkadelphia Aquatic Park

870-246-5499 • 2575 Twin Rivers Dr. arkans.as/ArkadelphiaAquaticPark 

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Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center

870-210-5204 • 126 Valley, I-30 Exit 78 arkans.as/156EQPx

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Downtown Arkadelphia

870-246-5542 • Main, Clinton and Clay Sts. between 5th and 10th Sts. arkadelphiaalliance.com

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Located in Reynolds Science Center on campus of Henderson State University. State-of-the-art planetarium projector and multi-media capabilities. Public shows during academic year.

ASHDOWN

Home to an art gallery, numerous boutiques, restaurants, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall

870-230-5000 • 1100 Henderson St. Hsu.edu

State-of-the-art facility, site of numerous productions of music and drama.

Ashdown City Park

870-898-2758 • 1211 Gordon Dr. littlerivercounty.org

Softball and baseball fields, walking trail, tennis courts, freshly painted playground, 10 tournament-ready horseshoe pits, volleyball and Farmers Market during season Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Downtown Ashdown

870-898-2758 • 180 E. Whitaker St. Littlerivercounty.org

Several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places include the Hunter Coulter House, Will Reed House (home of Chet Lauck, Lum of Lum and Abner Radio Show) located in Alleene, Old Winthrop School Museum in Winthrop and Little River Chamber of Commerce located in a historic depot building circa 1908, with a Drovers Caboose on site.

Millwood Lake

870-898-3343 • 528 Ark. 32 E. arkans.as/19ApjPI

Spans four counties (Little River, Sevier, Howard and Hempstead) with camping sites and/or boat ramps. Yarborough Village with cabins at Yarborough Landing.

Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort

Millwood State Park, Ashdown

Historical Tour

870-246-5542 • 2401 Pine St. arkans.as/13KVBjH

Take a driving tour to see several homes listed on the National Register, some of which date to the 1840s. Includes James E. Barkman House.

Iron Mountain Mountain Bike Trail System

870-210-5204 • Skyline Drive near Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina arkans.as/198iwxD

Trail consists of a series of switch backs gradually working the way downhill. If ridden counter clockwise (preferred), the first section from the parking area includes a rock garden. Take Exit 78 off Interstate 30 and go 2.5 miles north from Caddo Valley on Scenic Highway 7. Turn left (west) on Skyline Drive and drive another 2.5 miles to Iron Mountain.

870-898-6674 • 596 Ark. 317 arkans.as/1c5WyK5

18-hole golf course, restaurant, cabins.

Millwood State Park

870-898-2800 • 1564 Ark. 32 E. ArkansasStateParks.com/millwood

Renowned site for fishing and birdwatching. Campsites, pavilion, picnic sites, bicycle trail, marina, store and nature trails.

Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge

870-289-2126 • 1958 Central Rd. (Lockesburg) arkans.as/15MIYH5

This 27,500-acre refuge along the Little and Cossatot rivers is open for hunting during designated seasons.

Two Rivers Museum

870-898-7200 • 15 E. Main St. arkans.as/12NT7Bb

Includes exhibits and artifacts of southwest Arkansas and a horse-drawn funeral wagon. Exhibits update on regular basis.

BISMARCK

Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery

DeGray Lake

870-246-5501 • Off Ark. 7, northwest of Arkadelphia arkans.as/1bleJhg

870-245-5000 • Ouachita Street Obu.edu/visualarts

Displays students’ work, including paintings and sculpture. Rotating exhibits.

Ouachita Baptist University Jones Performing Arts Center 870-245-5000 • Ouachita Street arkans.as/1cHkUdD

This 13,800-acre lake provides an outlet for water sports and fishing for hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, bream. State park, privately operated resort. Corps of Engineers Campgrounds.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park

501-865-5850 • 2027 State Park Entrance Rd. Reservations: 800-737-8355 Degray.com

Site of numerous productions of music and drama.

Reynolds Science Center Planetarium

870-230-5000 • 1100 Henderson St. SOUTHWEST

Arkansas’s only resort park. Lodge with restaurant, con-

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ference center, outdoor pool, hot tub, spa and exercise room. Campsites, marina, championship golf course, nature trails, tennis/basketball court, horseback rides, bike trails, pavilions, swim beaches and boat rental. Interpretive programs and lake tours.

Boat rental, marina, visitor center, campground, trails, pavilion and playground. Interactive exhibits and programs. Civil War artifacts.

COLUMBUS

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center and Wildlife Management Area

BRADLEY

Conway Cemetery State Park

501-682-1191 • Ark. 160 ArkansasStateParks.com/conwaycemetery

The state’s first governor, James Sevier Conway, is buried here.

CAMDEN

Camden Riverfront

870-983-2790 • 1685 CR 35 N. arkans.as/16vwDJt

Nation’s largest contiguous tract of blackland prairie in public ownership. Hunting, fishing on two lakes. Excellent birding for grassland species. Butterfly and hummingbird garden.

870-837-5500 camden.ar.gov

Development on the Ouachita River; riverwalk, boat ramp, waterfalls, trailer parking and amphitheater.

Driving Tours

870-836-6426 • 314 Adams SW arkans.as/1c4uNnT

Self-guided driving tour of historic and architecturally significant homes.

The Elliott Meek Nunnally Home

870-836-6426 • 761 W. Washington St. arkans.as/12VESj4

Built between 1857 and 1859 for attorney James T. Elliott. During Civil War, Confederate General Edmond K. Smith was an invited guest. Home was conscripted in 1864 by Brigadier General Friedrich Salomon during the occupation of Camden by General Fredrick Steele in the Red River Campaign.

Historic re-enactment, Camden Daffodil Festival

McCollum-Chidester House

DE QUEEN

870-836-9243 • 926 Washington St. arkans.as/16vvZeV

Built in 1847, served as Civil War outpost for Union Gen. Frederick Steele during the Red River Campaign.

Oakland Cemetery

870-836-6426 • Adams Ave. and Maul Rd. arkans.as/1866ccr

Restored historic cemetery is final resting place of 231 Confederate soldiers; Rev. Porter Clay, brother of orator Henry Clay; other prominent south Arkansas pioneers.

Sandy Beach Park

Downtown De Queen

870-584-3225 • 315 W. Stillwell Ave. dequeenchamberofcommerce.com

Designated a Commercial Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Sevier County Historical Society Museum

870-642-6642 • 717 Walter J Leeper Dr. arkans.as/145kdtG

Museum featuring items relating to the county’s history. Country singer Collin Raye exhibit. Replica village with early town artifacts.

870-837-5570 arkans.as/16pIkzx

EL DORADO

El Dorado Conference Center

Boat ramp and trailer parking, overlook, pavilions, picnic tables, barbecue grills and playground.

Visitors Center and Museum

870-836-6426 • 314 Adams SW arkans.as/13BeHN0

Restored 1913 train depot houses railroad and Civil War memorabilia and exhibits on local products.

870-864-8447 • 311 S. West Ave. arkans.as/149cGTs

Large conference center; banquet seating for up to 1,000, theater seating for 1,500. College bookstore, café and other informal meeting spaces.

El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex

White House Café

870-881-4176, 870-866-4979 2409 Champagnolle Rd. arkans.as/13dFqu4

870-836-2255 • 323 S. Adams arkans.as/1d5RwPV

Opened in 1907, oldest continually operating restaurant in the state of Arkansas.

White Oak Lake State Park

Softball, baseball facilities, two large pavilions, playground area, RV hookups.

McKinney-O’Conner House

870-685-2748 • 563 Ark. 387 (Bluff City) ArkansasStateParks.com/whiteoaklake

870-862-5155 • 510 E. Faulkner

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870-352-5262 • 221 Main St. arkans.as/18BoRh9

arkans.as/MOHElDorado

Beautifully restored mansion from the 1920s oil boom. Home to the Granite Jazz Club and Restaurant.

Exhibits on native son Paul “Bear” Bryant; historical communications items featuring telephone switchboard; geology; pioneer pottery from Dallas County kilns (the first in Arkansas); railroads; local veterans and war heroes; timber industry. Dr. T.E. Rhine exhibit. Bill Mays Annex houses the Dallas County Sports Hall of Fame and the Hall of Honor.

Newton House Museum

870-862-9890 • 510 N. Jackson arkans.as/16dxEDy

Beautiful two-story circa 1849 home. Open for tours.

Oil Heritage Park

870-863-6113 • 101 E. Main St. http://arkans.as/OilHeritagePark

Downtown Historic District

870-352-5262 • 221 Main St. arkans.as/11g6SuI

Pays homage to El Dorado’s boomtown history.

South Arkansas Arboretum

870-864-7160 • P.O. Box 7010 ArkansasStateParks.com/southarkansasarboretum

Native plants, exotic species, pavilion, walking trails. 12-acre wooded site adjacent to former El Dorado High School. From U.S. 82 B, turn north on North Timberlane Drive and go one mile.

Mainstreet Antique Mall, restored F&P steam locomotive #101, Peace Park honoring area service men and women, Nutt Trussell Building/Bill Mays Annex to museum (oldest two-story building in Dallas County, 1884, houses Dallas County Sports Hall of Fame), Presbyterian Church with 58 original stained glass windows. Listed on National Register.

Magnolia Cottage

870-352-7202 • 412 W. 4th St. arkans.as/1lvgx7i

1940s bungalow, restored “home away from home” equipped for extended stays.

Mark’s Mills Cemetery

870-879-3712 • Ark. 95 arkans.as/MarksMillCemetery

Site of initial interment of Union dead from Battle of Marks’ Mills. Honors 1864 Civil War battle and has displays, nature and hiking trails.

Marks’ Mills Battleground State Park

501-682-1191 • Ark. 8 at Ark. 97 ArkansasStateParks.com/marksmills

Newton House Museum, El Dorado

South Arkansas Arts Center

870-862-5474 • 110 E. 5th St. Saac-arts.org

Three visual arts galleries, ballet studio and classrooms for art education. 207-seat auditorium is home to live productions.

South Arkansas Symphony

870-862-0521 • 217 S. Jefferson, Suite 100 Southarkansassymphony.org

70-member professional orchestra serving south Arkansas under the direction of Kermit Poling. Oldest, longest-standing symphony in the state.

Features interpretive exhibits and picnic sites; part of the 1864 Civil War Red River Campaign.

Tri-County Lake

501-223-6300 arkans.as/197FmoQ

First Game and Fish Commission lake (280 acres) in Arkansas with fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and red-ear sunfish.

Wynne-Phillips House

870-352-7202 • 412 W. 4th St. arkans.as/18ENPj6

1904 historic two-story. Listed on National Register. Group tours by appointment.

FOREMAN

Foreman City Park

870-542-7434 • Fourth Street arkans.as/16xrReu

Union Square District

870-862-4747 • 111 W. Main St. Goeldorado.com

Boutiques, galleries, shops, dining, historic square and restored art deco Rialto Theatre. Area contains a significant collection of 1920s and 1930s architecture (courthouse, churches and commercial buildings) made necessary and financed by the oil boom that began in 1921.

Walking trail, covered pavilion, picnic sites.

New Rocky Comfort Museum

870-898-2758 • 302 Schuman St. arkans.as/197FKDW

Restored 1902 jail contains local artifacts and documents about Foreman, originally called Rocky Comfort. Open by appointment.

FORDYCE

GLENWOOD

870-352-3520 • 119 W. 3rd St. arkans.as/187Zl2p

870-356-4186. arkans.as/1bQDlO1

Caddo River

Charlotte Street Historic District

A collection of Charles Thompson homes on the National Register.

Dallas County Museum

SOUTHWEST

Beginning in southwestern Montgomery County, this scenic river flows across the Ouachitas until it broadens into DeGray Lake. Canoeing, excellent fishing.

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The Arts of Hot Springs

870-356-4422 • 584 U.S. 70 E. Glenwoodcountryclub.com

501-625-3992 Artscooperativeteam.org

One of the gems of The Natural State Golf Trail, offering golfing, lodging and a full-service restaurant.

Ranked as “One of the Best Small Art Towns in America.” Downtown galleries display works of art from around the world. “Gallery Walks” on the first Friday of each month are occasions for new exhibit openings. Year-round events include theater, poetry, premier art, music and film festival.

Little Missouri Falls

870-356-4186 • Off Ark. 8 NW arkans.as/145ey6T

Day-use area has cascading waterfalls, picnic area, hiking trail. Great for scenic photography.

Bathhouse Row

501-620-6715 • Hot Springs National Park, 101 Reserve St. arkans.as/14LzTBm

HOPE

Fair Park

870-777-7500 • 800 S. Mockingbird Ln. arkans.as/197Gb17

National Historic Landmark District with structures dating to the late 1800s. Eight bathhouses make up the row including the Buckstaff Bathhouse, which has operated continuously since 1912.

RV park, pool, tennis courts, ball fields, picnic sites.

Hope Visitors Center and Museum

870-722-2580 • South Main and Division Sts. arkans.as/16s8qC0

Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat 501-525-4438 • 5200 Central Ave. Belleriverboat.com

Located in restored 1912 railroad depot. Railroad memorabilia, historic area photographs and exhibits about former U.S. President Bill Clinton, a Hope native.

Take a cruise on beautiful Lake Hamilton aboard a 250-passenger riverboat. Sightseeing, lunch, dinner and dance cruises.

Klipsch Auditorium

870-777-7500 • 206 W. Ave. A and Elm St. arkans.as/197GtFf

Buckstaff Bathhouse Company

501-623-2308 • 509 Central Ave. Buckstaffbaths.com

Host to cultural events sponsored by the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council, available for rent for recitals, pageants and other events.

This continuously operating bathing facility on historic Bathhouse Row offers traditional thermal mineral baths, Swedish massage and other services.

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site 870-777-4455 • 117 S. Hervey and 2nd Sts. arkans.as/171XppL

Free tours of restored home where Bill Clinton spent much of his childhood, 1946-56, with his grandparents and widowed mother. Entrance and parking along West Division Street.

HOT SPRINGS

Adventureworks Hot Springs

501-262-9182 • 1700 Shady Grove Rd. adventureworks.com

Zip line adventure park.

All Things Arkansas

620-3971 • 610-C Central Ave. allthingsarkansas.com

Featuring products from, made in and relating to Arkansas.

Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo

501-623-6172 • 847 Whittington Arkansasalligatorfarm.com

See more than 300 alligators from six inches to 10 feet in length. Petting zoo with deer, mini-zoo with mountain lions, museum and souvenir shop.

Arkansas Walk of Fame

501-321-2277 • 629 Central Ave. arkans.as/191Cjva

See plaques commemorating such famous Arkansans as former President Bill Clinton and baseball legend Brooks Robinson. Located along the sidewalk in front of the Hot Springs Visitor Center.

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

501-623-7771 • 239 Central Ave. Arlingtonhotel.com

Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo, Hot Springs

Cedar Glades Park

501-623-2854 • 461 Wildcat Rd. arkans.as/CedarGladesPark

Biking and hiking trails, pavilions, playgrounds, an outdoor amphitheater, climbing wall, disc golf course, R/C air field and car track.

Central Theater

501-859-9418 • 1008 Central Ave. hotspringscentraltheater.com

Home to the Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute and special programs, documentaries, festivals, workshops, films, forums and more.

Clinton Tour

501-321-2277 arkans.as/172VFhd

Largest hotel in Arkansas. Al Capone slept here.

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Self guided tour; visit the sites related to former President Bill Clinton: his boyhood home, high school, favorite hamburger hangout and more.

Crystal Springs Gallery

501-623-2323 • 620 Central Ave. Crystalspringsmining.com

Paintings and sculptures by local and regional artists. Rocks and minerals from local and worldwide sources.

Hot Springs National Park and museum for the thermal bathing industry. Stained glass windows and the DeSoto Fountain grace the interior. Bookstore, orientation film, self-guided tour; guided tours with advance notice.

Forest Path Gallery

501-617-0594 • 107 Stillmeadow Ln. Genesparling.com

Handmade wood bowls, sculpture, furniture and more. Each piece is individually handcrafted to highlight the natural beauty of wood. Open by appointment only.

Fox Pass Pottery

501-623-9906 • 379 Fox Pass Foxpasspottery.com

Offers one-of-a-kind items and a range of functional pieces including vases, dinnerware, pitchers and teapots. Observe studio work, browse showroom.

Fun Trackers Family Park

501-767-8140 • 2614 Albert Pike Funtrackersfamilypark.com

Ride go-karts on a pro-style track. Bumper boats, large arcade, Volcano Falls mini-golf.

The Gangster Museum of America

501-318-1717 • 510 Central Ave. tgmoa.com

Hot Springs art gallery

DeSoto Rock Shop

501- 276-4630 • 201 Central Ave. desotorockshop.com

Offers a variety of rocks including agates, amethyst and rose quartz.

Diamondhead Golf Club

501-262-3734 • 245 Independence Dr. diamondheadgolfandcc.com

This semi-private golf course features 18 holes and is a par 72 PGA golf course.

Located in the building that housed the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce in 1900 and has also been a drive-thru mortuary and a bordello. Guided tours of the museum allow you to re-live the first half of the 20th century in Hot Springs, when the rich, famous and notorious came to the city.

Garland County Historical Society Archives

501-321-2159 • 328 Quapaw Ave. Garlandcountyhistoricalsociety.com

Fifteen rooms containing more than 12,000 photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps and historical relics related to county’s history.

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Dryden Pottery

501-623-4201 • 341 Whittington Ave. arkans.as/DrydenPottery

Largest showroom of handmade pottery in state. Three generations, more than 60 years of craftsmanship. Demonstrations on potter’s wheels, gift shop.

Farmers Market

501-627-6286 • 121 Orange St. hotspringsfarmersmarket.com

Open year-round; Saturday morning, May-October; Tuesday evening, May-September; winter hours, November-April.

Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs

501-624-0489 • 626 Central Ave. HSFAC.com

Represents more than 25 local artists, as well as national and international artists. Features paintings, pottery and jewelry in all mediums and genres from abstract expressionism to photorealism.

Five Star Dinner Theatre

501-318-1600 • 701 Central Ave. TheFiveStarTheatre.com

Performances every Friday and Saturday night. Ticket prices include all-you-can-eat buffet and a live show.

Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center 501-620-6715 • 369 Central Ave. arkans.as/FordyceBaths

Restored Fordyce Bathhouse serves as visitor center for

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501-262-9300 • 550 Arkridge Rd. Garvangardens.org

University of Arkansas’s 210-acre botanical garden; located on Lake Hamilton. Sites include a Japanese garden, waterfalls, cascades, six-story wood-and-glass Anthony Chapel, hundreds of thousands of colorful plantings in a sculpted landscape. Welcome center, children’s adventure garden and gift shop.

Gregg Orr Marine

501-525-1166 • 4903 Central Ave. greggorrmarine.com

Full-service marina with sales, rentals, service, parts, gas and a convenience store.

Gulpha Gorge Campground

501-620-6715 • 305 Gorge Rd. arkans.as/16dnTFA

Features campsites, primitive or with hookups.

The Gun Cave

501-767-9944 • 1225 Blacksnake Rd. Ontargetfr.com

State-of-the-art indoor firing range. Pistols, rifles and shotguns welcome. Rental pistols available.

Hamp Williams Building

501-624-2665 • 510 Ouachita Ave. hampwilliamsbuilding.com

1920s building built in Italian Renaissance style; listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Event space available for weddings, reunions, corporate functions and other special events. Includes patio, pavilion and

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the Culinary District offering a large display of utensils, coffee and lunch service.

Park has a campground, promenade, thermal spring cascade and mountain vistas along scenic drives and hiking trails.

Haunted Tours

501-339-375 • 430 Central Ave. hotspringshauntedtours.com

Hot Springs Visitor Center

501-321-2277 • 629 Central Ave. arkans.as/172X7Qt

Walking tour of downtown Hot Springs that highlights the haunted history of the city.

Hot Springs Carriage Company

Offers tourist information for Hot Springs and the Ouachita National Forest. Discount coupons for area attractions.

501-520-9955 • 895 Brookhill Ranch Rd. (Hot Springs Village) www.hotspringscarriagecompany.com

Josephine Tussaud Wax and Gambling Museum

Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown every evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day departing from the Arlington Hotel. Reservations required.

501-623-5836 • 250 Central Ave. arkans.as/12YBELG

Hot Springs Convention Center

More than 100 wax figures and 38 scenes, including former President and Mrs. Clinton.

501-321-2277 • 134 Convention Blvd. Hotsprings.org

Lake Catherine

501-844-4176 • Off Ark. 171 south of Hot Springs arkans.as/1bQGxJI

360,000-square-foot facility; available for conventions, concerts, sports and cultural events. Numerous works of art throughout the lobby area.

A 1,940-acre lake known for its excellent bass and crappie fishing.

Hot Springs Country Club

Lake Catherine State Park

501-623-4981 • 101 Country Club Dr. hotspringscc.com

501-844-4176 • Ark. 171 south of Hot Springs Reservations: 800-264-2422 arkansasstateparks.com/lakecatherine

36-hole golf course.

Hot Springs Gallery Walk

501-624-0550 arkans.as/HSGalleryWalk

Located on the lake formed by Remmel Dam, Arkansas’s first major hydro-electric facility, the park features structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Covering more than 2,100 acres in the Trap Mountain region of the state; campsites, cabins, picnicking, fishing, rental boats, a marina, trails, interpretive programs and horseback riding.

Downtown galleries open late with music and refreshments. Artists available to chat with visitors. First Friday of each month.

Hot Springs Go Karts

501-620-4100 • 3500 Central Ave. arkans.as/1baexh2

Go-karts for everyone (single and double), youth karts, plus bumper cars, mini-golf, snack bar and arcade.

Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail

501-321-2277 Hotspringsbaseballtrail.com

Twenty-eight historical markers denoting where American baseball legends trained and played across the city.

Hot Springs Historic District

501-321-2277 • Central Ave. (Prospect Ave. to Park Ave.) Hotsprings.org

Restored buildings dating from late 1800s and early 1900s now house art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants and shops. The Arlington Hotel, built in 1875, was a favorite of Al Capone. Bathhouse Row offers eight turn-of-the-century buildings including a visitor center and museum.

Hot Springs KOA Mini Golf

Gulpha Gorge Campground, Hot Springs

Lake Hamilton

501-624-5912 • 838 McClendon Rd. Hotspringskoa.com

18-hole adventure course with 10 ADA-accessible holes. Snack bar on-site.

Hot Springs Mountain Tower

501-623-6035 • 401 Hot Springs Mountain Dr. arkans.as/1eqJ4Ht

A 216-foot observation tower atop Hot Springs Mountain. Two viewing levels with historical and educational exhibits. Spectacular view of Hot Springs National Park, and the Ouachita Mountains and National Forest.

Hot Springs National Park

501-624-2701 • Central Ave., downtown

501-321-2835 • Off Ark. 7 arkans.as/13dzjGa

One of the most popular lakes in the state. 7,200 acres (18 miles long). Condominiums, resorts, motels, restaurants and private homes cover much of its shoreline. Fishing, boating, water sports.

Lake Ouachita

501-767-2101 • Off U.S. 270 W. arkans.as/16doRld

The largest man-made lake in the state (40,000 acres). Excellent fishing and beautiful scenery. Privately owned resorts, a state park and Corps of Engineers camp-

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National Park Duck Tours

501-321-2911 • 418 Central Ave. and 250 Central Ave. Rideaduck.com

Amphibious vehicles known as “ducks” take visitors on tours of the city and Lake Hamilton.

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming

501-623-4411 • 2705 Central Ave. Oaklawn.com

This topflight Thoroughbred racetrack annually hosts Triple Crown hopefuls. Live meet is held mid-January to mid-April. Simulcasting of Triple Crown races and more during rest of the year. Instant Racing, electronic gaming system, shopping and restaurants.

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

501-525-9311 • 4612 Central Ave. Piratescove.com

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming, Hot Springs grounds are located on the lake’s shores.

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park

Two challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses with caves, pirate ship, foot bridges and lots of water.

Pocket Community Theatre

501-318-5370 • 1701 E. Grand Ave. Magicsprings.com

More than 80 attractions. Landscaped water park includes a wave pool; Crystal Lagoon; Boogie Blast, an exciting surf simulation ride; and the new Splash Island. Both parks and amphitheater concerts of varying musical styles covered by single admission.

Marineland

501-767-4144 • 1300 Airport Rd. themarineland.com

Rentals include pontoon boats, tubes and skis.

Maxine’s Live

501-623-8585 • 170 Ravine St. Pockettheatre.com

Nonprofit community theatre group stages productions each year in 200-seat theatre.

Quapaw Baths and Spa

501-609-9822 • 413 Central Ave. Quapawbaths.com

Spanish Colonial Revival bathhouse on Bathhouse Row. Renovated and reopened as a family-oriented spa featuring large-capacity pools with fountains and whirlpools. Day spa with massage and beauty treatments.

Quartz Crystal Mines/Rock Shops

501-321-0909 • 700 Central Ave. maxineslive.com

Located in a circa 1895 business that housed the Crystal Saloon; in the early 1900s, the second floor was known as the Hot Springs Business Men’s Social Club, a.k.a. Maxine’s Bordello. Named for Maxine Temple Jones, the Brothel Queen of Hot Springs from 1945-1952. Now a restaurant, bar and live music venue.

800-Spa-City arkans.as/HSCrystalMines

Hot Springs area mines allow visitors to dig for quartz crystals for a fee. Numerous area rock shops sell quartz and a wide variety of other rocks and minerals.

Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery 501-624-2337 • 329 Central Ave. Superiorbathhouse.com

The Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic

501-623-6200 • 121 Central Ave. Maxwellblade.com

Evening of magic fun and comedy suitable for all ages.

Mid-America Science Museum (MASM)

Microbrewery and restaurant located in the restored Superior Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row. Craft beer tasting room, 18 beer taps, pub fare and beer pairings.

Superlift Off-Road Vehicle Park

501-767-3461 • 500 Mid-America Blvd. MidAmericaMuseum.org

Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center; a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate; wide range of activities. Home to world’s most powerful conical Tesla Coil (recognized by the Guinness World Records). Families are invited to experience 1.5 million volts of electricity through “caged lightning.” Reopening in March after major renovation.

Mountain Valley Spring Company

501-624-1635 • 150 Central Ave. Mountainvalleyspring.com

Home of the famous Mountain Valley Spring Water. Visitor center is located on the main floor of this historic building. Antique bottle collection. “Hall of Fame.” View historical and informative exhibits. Enjoy free samples.

National Park Aquarium

501-625-3600 • 2100 Millcreek Rd. Orvpark.com

A wooded, 1,254-acre park with mapped trails of varying difficulty for 4WD vehicles, buggies, ATVs and motorcycles. ATV/motorcycle area for kids, RV and tent campsites, cabin, bathhouse, pavilion, park store.

T-Rex Go-Karts/Laser Tag

501-623-3825 • 1117 Central Ave. trexgolf.com

Go-kart track and new laser tag course on corner of West Grand and Central avenues.

T-Rex Jurassic Indoor Golf

501-623-3825 • 1115 Central Ave. trexgolf.com

Indoor miniature golf experience featuring pterodactyls, kongs, raptors and T-Rex.

Thermal Bathing and Day Spas

501-624-3474 • 209 Central Ave. Nationalparkaquarium.org

Native Arkansas fish and exotic saltwater species displayed. One of the state’s largest fish and wildlife exhibits.

SOUTHWEST

501-321-2277 arkans.as/HotSpringsSpas

The Buckstaff Bathhouse and Quapaw Baths and Spa on Bathhouse Row, hotels and facilities offer thermal baths,

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Lake Columbia

Tiny Town

501-624-4742 • 374 Whittington Ave. Tinytowntrains.com

Fascinating miniature village billed as the world’s greatest indoor mechanical display. See trains cross America. Small-town America, the Wild West and other historical wonders.

Transportation Depot and Plaza

501-321-2006 • 100 Broadway Terr. arkans.as/HotSpringsSpas

870-234-5253 • CR 53 arkans.as/16dzqVb

3,000-acre reservoir; fishing, water sports, 20 full-service campsites, three boat ramps.

Murals

870-234-4352 • 211 W. Main St. Magnoliachamber.com

Colorful murals on city’s historic square include world’s only mural autographed by actor Charlton Heston.

Southern Arkansas University Brinson Fine Arts Building

This restored train depot is the hub for buses that transport visitors through the city’s historic downtown.

The Winery

501-623-9463 • 1503 Central Ave. Hotspringswinery.com

Winery store offering a fine selection of Arkansas wines, as well as juices, jellies, home décor and more.

JESSIEVILLE

Coleman’s Rock Shop

870-235-5053 • 100 E. University arkans.as/1882ije

Award-winning building with active art gallery of works by national and international artists, faculty and students.

Southern Arkansas University Farm Tours

870-235-4340 • 100 E. University web.saumag.edu

Guided tours of the university’s farm.

501-984-5328 • 5837 Ark. 7 Jimcolemancrystals.com

Dig your own crystals.

Ron Coleman Mining

501-984-5396 • 2211 Crystal Ridge Ln. colemanquartz.com

Dig your own crystals.

KIRBY

Bear Creek Cycle Trail

870-285-2151 • Off U.S. 70 arkansasstateparks.com/daisy

This trail, open to dirt bikes and ATVs, passes through Daisy State Park and two Corps of Engineers recreation sites on Lake Greeson.

Daisy State Park

870-398-4487 • 103 E. Park arkansasstateparks.com/daisy

Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Greeson. Campsites, picnic areas, boat launch ramps, hiking trails, dirt bike and ATV trail.

Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-off, Magnolia

MALVERN

Hot Spring County Museum/ The Boyle House

MAGNOLIA

501-337-4775 • 302 E. 3rd St. arkans.as/1494SB5

Calhoun Community School

870-234-4352 • 211 W. Main St. Magnoliachamber.com

Oldest remaining four-room schoolhouse in Arkansas.

Artifacts and memorabilia relating to local history. Caddo Indian pottery, quilts and more.

Malvern City Park

Cecil Traylor Wilson Garden

870-234-4352 • 211 W. Main St. Cecilsgarden.org

Located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Washington and Union streets.

Columbia County Courthouse

870-234-4352 • #1 Court Square countyofcolumbia.net

Domed, blond-brick building built in 1905 from a Renaissance Revival-style design by W.W. Hall. Downtown.

Historic Downtown Magnolia Square

870-234-4352 • 211 W. Main St. Magnoliachamber.com

501-332-3628 • 305 Locust St. MalvernBrickfest.com

Baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and pavilions, and Summit Stage, a new performance stage made of brick. Home of Brickfest, an annual two-day festival the last full weekend in June.

Malvern Country Club

501-337-1482 • 473 Clubhouse Ln. arkans.as/191EWNl

18-hole regulation-length golf course. This mediumlength layout has three sets of tee boxes for a fun, but challenging golf experience.

Ouachita River Trail and Whitewater Boating Park

Home of the Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-off the 3rd weekend in May.

501-332-2721 • 1003 Grigsby Ford Rd.

Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism

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Training grounds of Olympic kayakers and river rescue teams. Pavilion and picnic area.

Ritz Theatre

501-332-2451 • 213 S. Main TheRitzMalvern.com

Since 1938, this movie theatre has played first-run movies. Second-longest-running movie theatre in the state.

Rockport United Methodist Church

501-332-2721 • 1779 Lodge St. arkans.as/13iqE6A

Established in 1809, the church claims the title of the “Oldest Church West of the Mississippi.” The present structure still has the original log framework.

Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend

501-318-3711 • Hwy. 171, 2.2 miles north of I-30 at Exit 97 Ouachitabendadventures.com

Combines zip lining and hiking. A certified guide leads the hike through natural areas of the scenic Ouachita Mountains where wildlife may be seen.

arkans.as/MenaEsso

Restored 1928 Esso gas station with rare muscle cars, classic and antique autos, street rods and motorcycles. Esso later became the Exxon brand. Open only during special events or seasonally by appointment.

Janssen Park

479-394-8355 • Off 7th Street VisitMena.com

Features an 1800s log cabin, ponds, picnic tables and playground.

McMillan Park

479-394-8355 • 1205 Vivian St. Visitmena.com

Olympic-size pool, baseball fields, picnic areas, skateboard park and tennis courts.

Mena Art Gallery

479-394-3880 • 607 Mena St. MenaArtGallery.org

The Mena Art Gallery is the center of Mena’s Art District. Work of local and regional artists, both two and three dimensional. Exhibits change monthly.

Mena Depot Center

479-394-2912 • 524 Sherwood VisitMena.com

Visitor information, local history museum, art gallery featuring works of local artists in restored train depot.

Ouachita Little Theatre

479-243-0186 • 610 Mena St. arkans.as/OLTMena

Watch talent come to life through compelling characters, costumes and sets. Located in the restored Lyric Theatre across from the Mena Art Gallery.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

479-394-2863 • 3877 Ark. 88 W. Reservations: 800-264-2477 Queenwilhelmina.com

Logoly State Park, McNeil

Located atop Rich Mountain along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Campsites, picnic areas, trails, miniature scenic railroad and miniature golf course. Renovated lodge will reopen in spring 2015.

Talimena National Scenic Byway

MCNEIL

918-653-2187 • Ark. 88 Talimenascenicdrive.com

Logoly State Park

870-695-3561 • 20 Columbia Rd. 459 ArkansasStateParks.com/logoly

Arkansas’s first environmental education state park. Group tent campsites, picnic sites, trails, exhibits, pavilion, gift shop.

MENA

Aubrey Tapley Park

479-394-8355 • U.S. 71 N. VisitMena.com

Features baseball, softball and soccer fields. New additions being added every year to eventually include tennis and basketball courts, adult baseball/softball fields, walking trails and more.

Beginning at Mena, this 54-mile scenic byway stretches across the crests of the forested Ouachita Mountains to Talihina, Oklahoma. Spectacular vistas.

Wolf Pen Gap

479-394-2382 • CR 277 arkans.as/13GfhsV

System of loop trails at varied levels of difficulty in the Ouachita National Forest intended for all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. The trails feature high mountain vistas and lead the rider through an array of areas, including scenic Gap Creek and Board Camp Creek.

MOUNT IDA

Crystal Mines/Gem, Mineral and Rock Shops

Cossatot River

870-385-2201 • 1874 Ark. 278 W. arkans.as/145gV9I

Scenic river begins in the Ouachita Mountains southeast of Mena and flows south for about 26 miles to Gillham Lake, at limited times offering the state’s most challenging whitewater. For experienced canoeists and kayakers only.

Esso Gas Station

479-394-8355 • 423 Main St. SOUTHWEST

870-867-2723 Mtidachamber.com

Dotted all along the highway in and around Mount Ida, home of the World Championship Crystal Dig. Many area mines allow visitors to dig for quartz crystals for a small fee. Resorts, cabins and restaurants are located nearby. Boating, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, biking and hiking are popular on Lake Ouachita and the Lake

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Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County

870-867-4422 • 819 Luzerne St. Hhmmc.org

Exhibits with artifacts related to county history; quartz crystal and minerals exhibit. Genealogy materials. Exhibit barn, 1880s log home, Eleanor outhouse and sorghum shed.

Located on eastern end of Lake Ouachita; surrounded by Ouachita National Forest. Boating, fishing, scuba diving and swimming are popular on the 40,000-acre lake with numerous islands and pristine shorelines. Cabin rentals, campsites, a gift shop, full-service marina with boat rentals, hiking trails, interpretive programs and historic Three Sisters Springs.

MURFREESBORO

Crater of Diamonds State Park

Montgomery County Front Porch Stage

870-867-2761 • Courthouse Lawn in downtown Mount Ida frontporchstage.org

Free performances of bluegrass, gospel, country and other music every Saturday, May-Oct.

870-285-3113 • 209 State Park Rd. Craterofdiamondsstatepark.com

World’s only diamond-bearing site open to public, where you can prospect for and keep gems you find. Diamond Discovery Center provides introduction to diamond searching, equipment rentals, exhibit gallery. Diamond Springs Aquatic Playground, camping, picnic sites, trail, wildlife observation blind and gift shop.

Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village

870-285-4167 • 281 Kadoha Dr. kadoha.com

An ancient archeological site; features include an on-site museum featuring Caddo artifacts, excavated mounds, a plowed field to search for arrowheads and a Trading Post gift shop.

Lake Greeson

870-285-2151 • Ark. 27 N. arkans.as/13dBgSZ

Wegner Crystal Mines, Mount Ida

Wegner Crystal Mines

870-867-2309 • 82 Wegner Ranch Rd. Wegnercrystalmines.com

Scenic mountain valley. Guided mine tour and dig. All tools are included. Collect crystals at Tailings Area or Crystal Forest. Collect gemstones like ruby, emerald, opal and more. Visit the shaded gemstone sluice or new Diamond Experience – guaranteed to find at least .5 carat. Handicap accessible.

7,260-acre Corps of Engineers impoundment known for its bass, striped bass and crappie fishing. Several Corps recreation areas, a state park and private resorts are located around the lake.

Narrows Dam Trout Fishing

870-210-3681 • Off Ark. 27 Littlemissouriflyfishing.com

Six miles of tailwater trout fishing on scenic Little Missouri River. Excellent for fly fishing, trout stocked during the cooler months. Easy public access.

Wegner Museum and Warehouse

870-867-2309 • 82 Wegner Ranch Rd. Wegnercrystalmines.com

10,000-square-foot warehouse of museum displays of giant 2,000-pound crystals, exotic minerals imported from around the world and a 4,400-pound amethyst geode. View earth history in giant fossils, hand-made jewelry by local artists and more.

MOUNTAIN PINE Geo-Float Trail

501-767-2101 • Ark. 227 in Royal arkans.as/16zynBr

Begins at the Spillway Recreation Area at Lake Ouachita. Boaters use a self-guided booklet describing area’s geology as they follow a 16-mile marked route.

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine

NORMAN

Caddo River Ranch

Lake Ouachita State Park

501-767-9366 • 5451 Mountain Pine Rd. Reservations: 800-264-2441 arkansasstateparks.com/lakeouachita

870-334-2598 • 1985 Ark. 8 E. Caddoriverranch.com

Horseback trail rides and cabins along Caddo River.

Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism

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OKOLONA

Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Artisans Gallery and Gifts

Rowdy Adventures

870-274-3001 • 3695 Ark. 51 Rowdyadventures.com

South’s largest adventure park features 14 zip lines, horseback riding, ATV riding, float trips and more. Located on 300 acres.

PINE RIDGE

Lum and Abner Museum and Jot ’Em Down Store 870-326-4442 • 4562 Ark. 88 Lum-n-abner.com

Features memorabilia relating to the popular 1930s-40s radio team, Lum and Abner, and local history. Gift shop.

PRESCOTT

870-774-2300 • 333 E. 9th St. artisansgallerytexarkana.com/

Purchase pieces of art created by those who live within the Texarkana area.

Bobby Ferguson Park

903-792-7191 • 50th Street visittexarkanausa.org

Texarkana’s premier city park. The nature park hosts several fishing derbies, a walking trail, gazebo and pavilion. Located just off Interstate 30 at the airport exit.

Discovery Place

903-793-4831 • 215 Pine Texarkanamuseums.org

Hands-on science and history exhibits for children.

Downtown Gallery

Nevada County Depot Museum

870-887-5821 • 403 W. 1st St. Depotmuseum.org

Restored 1911 railroad depot contains exhibits on Civil War, agriculture, railroads, county history and Native American artifacts. Staff available to assist with genealogical research.

SHERIDAN

Grant County Museum/Heritage Village

870-942-4496 • 521 W. Shackleford St. Grantcountymuseumar.com

Exhibits on the Union Army’s failed Red River Campaign and the nearby Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry, collection of World War II artifacts includes 22 restored vehicles (most extensive WWII vehicle collection in the nation), numerous exhibits on pioneer life and wildlife. Depression-era café and other restored buildings including a one-room schoolhouse and post office.

SMACKOVER

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

870-725-2877 • 3853 Smackover Hwy. ArkansasStateParks.com/museumofnatural resources

Films and exhibits tell the story of Arkansas’s natural resources with particular attention to the oil and brine industries and 1920s oil boom, which caused an explosion of population and wealth virtually overnight. Oil Field Park includes actual oil derricks and equipment.

903-826-3219 • 216. E. Broad arkans.as/DowntownGallery

This small gallery offers an eclectic selection of paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, woodwork, metalwork and more.

Downtown Pocket Park

870-779-4991 • 200 blk. E. Broad St. arkansas.txkusa.org

Enjoy some peace and quiet while touring Texarkana’s historic downtown.

Four States Auto Museum

870-772-2886 • 217 Laurel St. arkans.as/4StatesAutoMuseum

Displays vehicles representing over 100 years of auto manufacturing, along with auto-related items. Exhibits changed every three months. Library with auto-related books, periodicals and newsletters.

Four States Entertainment Center

870-773-2941 • 3700 E. 50th St. Fourstatesfair.com

Multi-purpose arena that features variety of events each year. Equine Center and Agricultural Learning Center also on site. The annual fair and rodeo is held each September. RV park with full hookups available year-round.

Smackover Ghost Tours

870-944-0221 • 10 Pershing Hwy.  smackoverarkansasghosttours.com

Tour five haunted buildings; investigate three of the buildings using provided equipment; take a tour of three cemeteries; or do both.

Smackover Historic Commercial District

870-725-3521 • 710 Pershing Hwy. smackoverar.com/

Historic buildings, oil well exhibit, murals.

TEXARKANA

Ace of Clubs House

903-793-4831 • 420 Pine Texarkanamuseums.org

Photographer’s Island, Texarkana

Built in 1885 in the shape of a playing card “club suite.”

Front Street Festival Plaza

Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

870-779-4991 • Corner of Walnut & 4th St arkans.as/MunicipalAuditorium

Check out the site that was host to Elvis Presley, Johnny

SOUTHWEST

870-779-4991 • Front Street, Texarkana, AR arkans.as/FrontStreet

A venue in Historic Downtown Texarkana with annual events including Mardi Gras and Railfest.

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Historic Perot Theatre

Prize winner Scott Joplin.

State Line Post Office and Federal Building

903-792-4992 • 221 Main Trahc.org

Ornate, fully restored 1924 Saenger/Paramount Theater hosts top national/international performing artists, touring Broadway shows and special events. Free tours.

Holiday Springs Water Park

903-792-7191 • 500 N. Stateline Ave. visittexarkanausa.org

Only U.S. post office that sits in two states. Built in 1932-33. Second most photographed courthouse in U.S. Historical exhibit on second floor.

870 772-2200 • 5501 Crossroads Pkwy. holidayspringswaterpark.com

Offers a lazy river, wave pool, a 42-foot-high mega play structure for kids and several water slides that go up to 65 feet high.

JefFURson Dog Park

870-779-4991 • 1520 E. 12th arkans.as/BarkTexarkana

Enjoy some off-the-leash time with your furry friend.

Kidtopia Park

903-798-3978 • 201 Oak St. arkans.as/1tBjmZU

Located in downtown Texarkana, this community-built, multi-purpose playground was designed by kids for kids.

Korea/Vietnam and Firefighter’s Memorials

903-792-7191 • 665 N. Stateline Ave. arkans.as/13E97cO

Triangle Plaza at the corner of State Line Avenue and 7th Street. Downtown.

Holiday Springs Water Park, Texarkana

Texarkana Regional Arts Center

Lindsay Railroad Museum

903-748-1235 • 202 E. Broad St. arkans.as/145n2Lj

Honors the railroad history of Texarkana.

Miller County Memorial

903-792-8681 • 321 W. 4th trahc.org

National/regional touring exhibits, lectures and classes for all ages, social and civic events.

WASHINGTON

870-774-1501 • 400 Laurel St. visittexarkanausa.org

World War II memorial to soldiers of Miller County. Erected March 1950 to honor the fallen. Miller County Courthouse.

Monument Plaza

903-792-7191 • West side of Federal Courthouse/Post Office visittexarkanausa.org

Tributes to World Wars I and II heroes, as well as a sculptured Confederate Mother’s statue of Carrara marble.

Historic Washington State Park

870-983-2684 • P.O. Box 129 HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com

A 19th-century restoration village preserves Arkansas’s Confederate capital from 1863-65 and the state’s largest collection of antebellum homes open to the public. Interpretive programs and tours daily. Williams’ Tavern Restaurant on-site. Re-created blacksmith shop, weapons and printing museums. Horse-drawn surrey rides.

WICKES

Museum of Regional History

Cossatot River State Park/Natural Area

903-792-7191 • 219 N. State Line Ave. texarkanamuseums.org

Exhibits include Caddo Indian artifacts and piano of native son Scott Joplin. Museum is city’s oldest brick building, built in 1879. Group tours welcome.

Patrick J. Ahern House

903-793-4831 • 403 Laurel St. Texarkanamuseums.org

870-385-2201 • 1980 U.S. 278 W. arkansasstateparks.com/cossatotriver

Extends for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River and offers some of the state’s most challenging whitewater. Flow levels dependent upon rainfall. Visitor center with nature exhibits and gift shop. 20 miles of hiking trails, picnic sites, campsites with no hookups.

The Ahern house was designed in the Classical Revival style by the Burdsal Company based on a floor plan designed by Mr. and Mrs. Ahern.

THROUGHOUT REGION

Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks

501-682-1191 • Three locations arkans.as/15HjA99

Photographer’s Island

903-792-7191 • 500 N. Stateline Ave. visittexarkanausa.org

Pose with one foot in Arkansas, the other in Texas.

Scott Joplin Mural

903-792-7191 • 3rd and Main Sts. visittexarkanausa.org

Three state parks, with outdoor exhibits and picnic sites, preserve battlefields of the Union Army’s failed Red River campaign: Poison Springs (10 miles west of Camden on Ark. 76), Marks’ Mills (Ark. 97 and 8, southeast of Fordyce), Jenkins’ Ferry (13 miles southeast of Sheridan on Ark. 46).

Hickory Nut Mountain Vista/ Recreation Area

Depicts life of Texarkana’s ragtime great and Pulitzer

Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism

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lake contained entirely within the state. Canoeing, fishing.

Scenic Drives

501-321-5202 arkans.as/18BnM9l

Scenic drives include U.S. 270, 70 and 71, and Ark. 28, 27, 9 and 10, along with the Winona Auto Tour on Forest Service Road 132

Scenic 7 Byway

Byways.org/explore/byways/2155/

Mountain peaks, breathtaking vistas, attractions, entertainment – it’s all part of the Scenic 7 Byway adventure. Within the Ouachita National Forest, the road is also a designated National Forest Scenic Byway. Car and Driver magazine named part of Scenic 7 Byway as one of the top 10 driving experiences in the U.S.

Tri-Lakes

Little Missouri River

870-584-4161 (Gillham and De Queen), 870-286-2346 (Dierks) • Southwest Arkansas near De Queen arkans.as/145jnND

870-867-2101 • Off U.S. 270 W. arkans.as/175zjeS

Spectacular view of Lake Ouachita and surrounding area from top of Hickory Nut Mountain. Picnicking.

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

501-321-5202 • Off U.S. 270 W. Lakeouachitavistatrail.org

Contains some 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails along the shores of Lake Ouachita, running through private resorts and public campgrounds. Developed by volunteers in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service.

Little Missouri River

501-321-5202 arkans.as/13dC0ra

These lakes – Gillham, Dierks and De Queen – offer opportunities to enjoy fishing and water sports. Corps of Engineers recreation areas provide campsites, boat ramps, picnic sites.

Womble Trail

870-867-2101 • Womble Ranger District: 1523 U.S. 270 E. arkans.as/13N8fPl

Popular hiking and mountain biking trail. Listed as an EPIC ride by IMBA: International Mountain Bicycling Association. Follows portions of the Ouachita River and features forested mountains and a variety of wildlife.

Begins southeast of Mena, flowing freely through the Ouachita Mountains and Ouachita National Forest. Some six miles north of Murfreesboro, Narrows Dam impounds its waters to form Lake Greeson. Below Greeson, the river flows past Murfreesboro before proceeding southeast to its mouth in the lower Ouachita River. Canoeing, fishing.

Located on Beautiful Lake Hamilton.

Ouachita National Forest

501-321-5202 • Office headquarters at 100 Reserve St. in Hot Springs arkans.as/OuachitaNatlForest

Established in 1907, the South’s oldest and one of the largest (1.8 million acres) national forests. Recreation areas such as Shady Lake and Charlton offer campsites, fishing areas, picnic sites and hiking trails. Scenic drives such as the Scenic 7 Byway north of Hot Springs and the Talimena National Scenic Byway west of Mena provide spectacular views.

Ouachita National Recreation Trail

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501-321-5202 arkans.as/OuachitaTrail

Stretches for 223 miles across the Ouachita National Forest from near Talihina, Oklahoma, to Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock. Backpacking, day hikes, mountain biking. Longest trail in the Ouachita National Forest.

Ouachita River

870-867-2723 arkans.as/18ELULI

Begins in western Arkansas at base of Rich Mountain, state’s second highest peak. Upper section flows freely through Ouachita Mountains of Polk and Montgomery counties into western end of Lake Ouachita, the largest

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• Beautifully furnished two- and three-bedroom cottages with lake views, all with hot tubs • Facilities ideal for meetings, family reunions and retreats • Full-service marina with ski boats and party barges • 18-hole golf course and horseback riding only 10 minutes away • Scuba air station • Holiday Light Display – Late November-December 31 • Pet friendly! Five minutes off Interstate 30, one hour from Little Rock and 25 miles south of Hot Springs T

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Your island resort With a 94-room island lodge, day spa, conference center, lakeside campsites, marina with boat rentals, golf course, trails, beaches, nature programs, and more, Arkansas’s resort state park is yours to enjoy.

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Featuring an 18-hole course, two lakes, beautiful landscaping and rolling hills. Other features include: • Restaurant and Grill • Pro Shop • Lodge – 8 and 12 newly remodeled rooms with fully equipped kitchen and living area 870-356-4422 800-833-3110 584 Highway 70 East Glenwood, AR 71943 25 miles west of Hot Springs

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History lives in Camden on the Ouachita River. Experience our beautiful antebellum homes, Civil War legacies, historic landmarks, new scenic Downtown River Walk and marina, festivals and fairs. Start your discoveries at Camden’s original Missouri Pacific Train Depot, which now houses the Chamber of Commerce. • Outdoor Fun – Beautiful Sandy Beach Park has cypress-shaded picnic areas, a pavilion and boat ramp, and H.K. Thatcher Overlook on the Ouachita River. Visit our new Downtown River Walk with boat marina, walks and beautiful waterfalls. New Riverfront Amphitheatre featuring free movies Friday nights. • The Culture Scene – South Arkansas Symphony, community concerts and more. • Inviting lodging accommodations. • Shopping Adventures – Unique shops and the BPW Barn Sale (juried arts and crafts show the last Saturday in September). • Historic Oakland Confederate Cemetery • McCollum-Chidester House Museum • Daffodil Festival – Colorful spring event the second weekend in March features guided tours of daffodil gardens and historic homes, arts and crafts, our famous steak cook-off and a bumper crop of family fun. • Bon Appetit! – Camden restaurants offer a variety of specialties that include Italian, Chinese, Mexican, catfish, seafood and steaks to popular fast food fare.

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P.O. Box 99 • Camden, AR 71711 • (870) 836-6426 www.teamcamden.com • e-mail: bosteen@camdenareachamberofcommerce.org Sponsored by the Camden Advertising & Promotion Commission

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Northwest ON A SCENIC DRIVE THROUGH NORTHWEST Arkansas, set your sights on the rolling Ozark Mountains, a national river, one of the world’s hottest museums, a true West town, Arkansas Wine Country and the state’s highest peak. The cities of Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and Bentonville are hot spots for arts and entertainment, outdoors, sports, shopping and fine dining. Also in this region is Eureka Springs, a charming mountain town known for its historic hotels, spas, shops, shows and attractions.

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Be sure to visit... Buffalo National River A national treasure, this scenic river flows through the Ozark Mountains to the world-class White River. Float on crystal-clear waters, over easy-running rapids and into cool pools under a canopy of trees with breathtaking views of massive limestone bluffs. Resorts, cabins and outfitters can be found throughout the area on the Upper, Middle and Lower Buffalo. Camping is permitted on the river. NORTHWEST

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art The beauty of nature meets the power of art at this internationally acclaimed art institution. The permanent collection includes five centuries of American masterworks on display year-round. Admission is free courtesy of Walmart. The grounds of the museum, linked by 3.5 miles of trails, include a 120-acre park, sculptures, outdoor installations and a scenic overlook.

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479-632-0700 • 731 City Park Rd. arkans.as/1bhZ4iA

479-468-4684 • Altus City Park, Franklin St. arkans.as/15MFh7O

Alma Aquatic Park

Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Slides, diving boards, large swim area, covered wading pool, water play area. Adjacent park has picnic area, fire truck play station for youngsters, professional 18-basket flying disc course. Tennis courts.

Altus Area Coal Miner’s Memorial

Five monuments engraved with over 2,500 names of area coal miners, with special homage given to those killed in mining accidents. Focal point is a bronze statue of a miner.

Altus Heritage House Museum

Alma Performing Arts Center

479-632-2129 • 103 E. Main St. Almapac.org

Brings “Arts Alive” to the Alma area by booking top-name artists and theatrical performances.

Popeye Statue

479-468-1310 • 106 N. Franklin arkans.as/1704FlY

Original German-American State Bank, circa 1800s, with early coal mining equipment, local history. Listed on the National Historic Register.

Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards and Winery

479-632-4127 • Fayetteville Avenue Almachamber.com

Bronze statue of everyone’s favorite sailor man located in Popeye Park surrounded by fountains. The annual Spinach Festival held third weekend in April celebrates Alma’s history.

479-468-4400, 800-558-WINE 8045 Champagne Dr. Chateauauxarc.com

Located in Arkansas’s Wine Country. World’s largest planter of Cynthiana grapes. Largest U.S. Chardonnay vineyard outside California, largest Zinfandel planter in Arkansas. Wine tasting room.

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Veterans Wall of Honor

479-468-2444 • 5014 Mount Bethel Rd. Mountbethel.com

VeteransMonumentBellaVistaAR.com

Historic timeline on bronze plaques chronicling significant military events from Revolutionary War to War on Terror. 4,500+ granite tablets display hand-carved names of veterans around fountain in the center of monument.

Historic cellar offers an over 100-year-old tradition of wine-making, bottling and tasting, plus tours, gift shop.

BENTONVILLE

Compton Gardens

479-254-3870 • 312 N. Main St. Peelcompton.org

Located at the former home of Dr. Neil Compton, who spearheaded effort to protect the Buffalo National River. Gardens showcase 6.5 acres of native woodland plants, walking trails and prairie. Two Arkansas State Champion Trees on site. Pedestrian access point for the Crystal Bridges Trail.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

479-418-5700 • 600 Museum Way CrystalBridges.org

Museum’s permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from Colonial era to current day, on view year-round enhanced by temporary exhibitions. Sculpture and trails link museum’s 120-acre park to downtown. Store, library, café, meeting rooms, Great Hall for special events.

Post Winery, Altus

Post Winery

Museum of Native American History

479-468-2741, 800-275-8423 1700 St. Mary’s Mtn. Rd. Postfamilie.com

479-273-2456 • 202 SW “O” St. Monah.us

“Walk Through America’s Past” by viewing artifacts from more than 14,000 years ago. Exhibit rooms span five different time periods arranged in chronological order. A 2,600-square-foot expansion contains new exhibits of Indian history, including a collection of Indian headdresses.

Fifth-generation family-owned and operated vineyard and winery. Offers tours, wine and juice tastings, graperelated gift shop. New retail sales and visitor center. Watch through the viewing window as your favorite wines are bottled, and taste some new varieties.

Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

479-468-2585 • 5132 St. Mary’s Mtn. Rd. Stmarysaltus.org

1902 Roman Basilica-style church known for its paintings and ornate goldleaf work. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

BEAVER

Historic Beaver Bridge

Ark. 187 E. arkans.as/18Y50eW

A rare example of a suspension bridge in Arkansas. Built in 1943, it is still in use today.

BELLA VISTA

Bella Vista Historical Museum

479-855-2335 • 1885 Bella Vista Way (U.S. 71) Bellavistamuseum.org

Learn how a summer resort with only 370 private family cottages became a family recreation area and then a development of 36,000 acres with golf courses and lakes. Museum features Bella Vista’s history from the summer resort days of 1915-1952 through the present beautiful city of 26,000 residents.

Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

479-254-3870 • 400 S. Walton Blvd. Peelcompton.org

Italianate villa built in 1875 by Col. Sam Peel, a prominent early figure in Bentonville history. Gardens are open to the public. Tours of the Peel Mansion Museum available for a small charge. Popular for weddings and events.

Slaughter Pen Bike Park

Off U.S. 71B SlaughterPenTrails.com

Over 20 miles of single-track designed by two of the premier trail builders in the country: IMBA and Progressive Trail Design. The theme is flow, but the best-in-class free-ride park and 16 skinny Northshore logrides prove why it is an ultimate bike vacation in Arkansas.

21c Museum Hotel

479-286-6500 • 200 NE “A” St. 21Cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville

104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural civic center. Home to The Hive restaurant and iconic Green Penguins. More than 12,000 square feet of exhibition, meeting and event space. Curated, rotating exhibitions, dynamic installations and live art events.

Walmart Museum

479-855-6598 • 504 Memorial Dr. Beautifulbellavista.com/chapel.htm

Designed by famed Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones. Aweinspiring structure built of wood and glass accentuates its natural environment, creating an ideal place for a wedding or quiet meditation.

NORTHWEST

479-273-1329 • 105 N. Main St. arkans.as/13TMb4p

Classic candy, period music and more; relive dime store era of original Walton’s 5&10. Exhibit gallery features interactives. Includes such memorabilia as Sam Walton’s Medal of Freedom and original office. All artifacts authentic including Mr. Sam’s iconic 1979 Ford F150 pickup

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research to other sanatoriums as far away as Italy. Excellent examples of Art Deco, Colonial Revival and Craftsman architecture. Museum displays photos, artifacts, patient and staff memorabilia.

BERRYVILLE

Carroll County Heritage Center

Blue Mountain Lake

870-423-6312 • 403 Public Square Rootsweb.com/~arcchs

Artifacts from Carroll County are housed in the 1880 brick courthouse which has three stories of history plus striking twin towers; actual courtroom used until 1975 with the judge’s bench, witness chair and jury box. Also moonshine still, funeral parlor, one-room school, clock room, country store and post office, and genealogy library.

Cosmic Cavern

870-749-2298 • 6386 Ark. 21 N. Cosmiccavern.com

Stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, soda straws, helictites, cave bacon, draperies and many other speleothems. Silent Splendor room houses one of the longest soda straw formations in the Ozarks. Two bottomless lakes can be seen on the 1.25-hour guided tour. Gemstone mining, wild cave tours, photography encouraged.

479-947-2372 • 10152 Outlet Park Rd. arkans.as/11ebYYs

A favorite spot for fishing, swimming and water-skiing. Five Corps of Engineers recreation areas and an overlook.

Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area

479-947-2372 • 10152 Outlet Park Rd. arkans.as/19iwJXH

Located on the west end of Blue Mountain Lake, a world-class bird dog field trial area that attracts visitors from throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries; facilities open to the public for dog training. Also popular for hiking, bird watching, trail riding.

Jack Creek Recreation Area

479-675-3233 • Off Ark. 116 arkans.as/15N5G5u

Campsites, scenic “swimmin’ hole,” group pavilion, hiking, picnicking.

Memory Lane Museum

John Paul McConnell Exhibit

870-423-3600 • 645 Ark. 62 E.

479-675-2735 • 419 N. Kennedy arkans.as/19ixrnQ

Memorabilia from early 1900s to 1960s, including signs, gas pumps, glassware, automotive and amusing items. 1953 Ronald McDonald merry-go-round, 1906 roasted peanut and popcorn machine, Barbie doll collection, early riding metal toy cars and trucks, 1920s reproduction school house, complete filling station set up.

Honoring John Paul McConnell, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 to 1969. Called “The Airman’s General.” Public library.

Knoppers Ford Recreation Area 479-675-3233 • Off Ark. 116 arkans.as/16AcIZS

Natural pool, fishing, camping; equestrian, multi-use and hiking trails.

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Buffalo National River 870-439-2502 Nps.gov/buff/

The nation’s first national river meanders through the Ozarks for almost 135 miles. Canoe/kayak outfitters, campsites, hiking and horseback riding trails, and cabin rentals available. Experience towering limestone bluffs, easy water and whitewater rapids, the Boxley Valley Historic District, the Parker Hickman Homestead, Lost Valley, Indian Rockhouse and Sod Collier Homestead.

CAVE SPRINGS

Ozark Corn Maze

479-366-6246 • 12880 Ark. 112 at Wagon Wheel Road arkans.as/1943q8Q

Museum of Native American History, Bentonville

Saunders Museum

Six-acre cornfield labyrinth offers seasonal fall family fun with two mazes. (Haunted maze in October.) Petting zoo, pumpkin patch, corn cannons, cow train ride, concessions.

870-423-2563 • 113 Madison Berryville.com/museum.html

Extensive collection of firearms, including antique and unusual pieces. Also knives, Victorian clothing, accessories, textiles and furniture.

CENTERVILLE

Centerville Dragway

BOONEVILLE

Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum

479-675-2666 • 256 Carey Rd. Artbmuseum.com

Opened in 1910 as a tuberculosis treatment facility. By 1940, largest facility of its kind in the U.S., providing

479-576-4001 • 10329 Dragstrip Ln. Centervilledragway.com

“Arkansas’s best drag racing action.” Eleven miles south of Russellville on Ark. 7, then one mile west on Ark. 154.

Centerville Super Speedway

479-970-0160 • 10151 Speedway Ln.

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“The Outlaw Track of The South” features racing modified stocks, street and hobby stocks, and factory stocks on a .25-mile oval clay track; mid-March-late October. Go-cart racing on Friday nights. Home of the annual Razorback Nationals held each Memorial Day weekend.

CHARLESTON

Belle Museum and Chapel

longer exist, available. Historical artifacts on display. Files on the history of Johnson County, schools, churches, mining, railroads, wars and veterans are being developed.

Lake Ludwig

479-754-2864 • CR 3451/CR 77 arkans.as/13kwJzo

Swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing and water-skiing; wheelchair accessible. Eight miles north of Clarksville.

Nite Lite Outdoors

479-965-2269 • Main Street arkans.as/135GIfh

Devoted to the preservation and exhibition of the history of Charleston and Franklin County; museum rich in historical artifacts and family history; chapel built in 1920 still serves a church today.

National Commemorative Site

479-965-7160 • 125 W. Main St. AboutCharleston.com

Located in front of Charleston Middle School. Monument honors the Public School District of Charleston as the first public school to integrate in the South.

479-754-5540 • Massengale Road Huntsmart.com

Outdoor catalog showroom featuring hunting, fishing and camping supplies with an expanded big-game exhibit.

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail

Ozarkhighlandstrail.com

Hiking trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark National Forest for 210 miles, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend and across the Sylamore Ranger District. Over 34 miles of this trail traverse northern Johnson County, intersecting with the Ozark Highlands National Scenic Byway (Ark. 21) at Ozone.

Pleasant Hill Shooting Range

479-754-2864 • Ark. 21 N. arkans.as/14kOQbN

Two ranges: rifle range is 100 yards long, pistol range is 50 yards long; visitors need to bring their own targets.

Spadra Waterfront Marina

479-754-5021 • 700 Marina Dr. Spadramarina.com

Boat storage and repair, RV sites with full hookups, fishing boat and pedal boat rentals, live bait and fishing tackle, guided fishing trips, picnic area, beautiful views; children’s playground.

The University of the Ozarks Walton Fine Arts Center 479-979-1349 • 415 N. College arkans.as/1bii7sY

Johnson County Peach Festival, Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE

Foothills Arena and Arena 64

479-497-2688, 479-264-2364 • 9591 Ark. 103 N. Foothillsarena.com; Arena64.com

Horse shows, rodeos and other equine events; Foothills Trail Rides also available at Foothills Arena, trail rides through the Ozark National Forest; indoor, cooled arena available year-round. Horse stalls and RV hookups available on the grounds.

Features Seay Theatre and a flexible Black Box Theatre, which hosts university productions and nationally known performers and speakers through the Walton Arts and Ideas Series. The Stephens Gallery is home to glass and ivory-carving collections, as well as monthly art exhibitions.

Wolf Pen Recreation Area

479-754-2864 • Off Ark. 215 arkans.as/13O8Dgu

Located on the scenic Mulberry River. Primitive camping, picnic facilities, canoe launch, fishing, open year-round.

DARDANELLE

Horsehead Lake Recreation Area

Council Oak

479-754-2864 • Off Ark. 164 arkans.as/1655lJM

98-acre lake; swimming, campground, picnicking, bathhouse.

Johnson County Historic Sites

479-754-2340 • 101 N. Johnson Clarksvillearchamber.com

18 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brochure available at chamber office.

Johnson County Historical Society Heritage Center 479-754-3334 • 131 W. Main St. Ar-johnsoncohistory.com

Cemetery records and obituaries, family records and histories of towns and communities, some of which no

NORTHWEST

479-229-3328 • North Front Street arkans.as/1dVF4OH

Massive 400-500-year-old white oak tree where Gov. Robert Crittenden and Black Fox of the Cherokee Nation signed the April 1820 Treaty giving land south of the Arkansas River to the Arkansas Territory. A Millennium Landmark Tree of Arkansas.

Dardanelle Rock

479-229-3328 • North Front Street arkans.as/13dSd0E

Legendary rock formation rises near the Arkansas River bank; used as a lookout point by Native Americans and later by Confederate soldiers.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge

479-229-4300 • 10448 Holla Bend Rd.

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Located along the Arkansas River, the refuge protects over 7,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods and wetlands and provides habitat for wintering waterfowl, bald and golden eagles, and migratory song birds.

Mount Nebo State Park

479-229-3655 • 16728 W. Ark. 155 Reservations: 800-264-2458 ArkansasStateParks.com/mountnebo

Civilian Conservation Corps-built mountaintop park. Cabins, tennis courts, pool, campground, visitor center, hang gliding area, group pavilions, trails. Historic Cornwell House contains exhibits about the mountain’s legacy, teachers college, grand resorts, CCC and Cornwell Family that last owned the home.

garden paths. Visit the bluff shelter. On National Register.

Carnegie Public Library

479-253-8754 • 194 Spring St. Eurekalibrary.org

Funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Building completed in 1912. Functions today as the city’s public library. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Classical Revival-style building was constructed of locally quarried stone.

Mural

479-229-3328 • 103 N. Front St. arkans.as/18Ae8Ub

1937 Works Project Administration project depicting life in rural Arkansas located at Dardanelle Post Office.

DOVER

Drewry Farm and Orchards

479-331-2987 • 267 Vaughns Cir. arkans.as/1bim696

Call for availability of produce or homemade baked goods; peaches, watermelons, apples, vegetables, pumpkins and more.

Illinois Bayou River

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Cabin at Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle

A popular canoeing and fishing river; the only bayou in the country featuring class II/III whitewater.

Cornerstone Bank/Historic Bank of Eureka Springs Museum

Long Pool Recreation Area

479-284-3150 • Off Scenic Byway 7 N. arkans.as/19bu5Ee

Large natural pool on Big Piney Creek with picturesque bluffs, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, whitewater canoeing.

EUREKA SPRINGS

479-253-3000 • 70 S. Main Cstonebank.net

Working bank chartered on May 4, 1912, houses the Bank of Eureka Springs Museum. 100 years old with most of its original furniture and fixtures, brass teller cages, pot-bellied stove, candlestick telephones, many other turn-of-the-20th-century items.

Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour

Aviation Cadet World

479-253-5008 • 39 CR 207 (Onyx Cave Road) Aviationcadet.org  

Tells the aviation cadet story. Hands-on experience. Static displays contain an F-105-F/G, F-100-F, Marine Corps F-5, T-33 jet trainer and the only F-105-G mobile display in the world, Aeroball, T-29 flying classroom and T-34 primary trainer. Many open to actually sit in the cockpits. Over 20,000 square feet of displays. Gift shop.

877-342-9766 • 75 Prospect Ave. Americasmosthauntedhotel.com

Tour one of America’s most haunted hotels. Learn about some of the “guests who checked out but never left.” Has been featured on numerous national television programs for its paranormal activities. Nightly tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Dinner Bell Ranch and Resort

479-253-2900 • 4462 CR 302 Dinnerbellranchandresort.com

Belle of the Ozarks/Beaver Lake Cruises 479-253-6200 • 4024 Mundell Rd. Estc.net/belle

See over a dozen points of interest, including Beaver Dam, a 200-acre game preserve island, the pre-historic Ozark Bluff Dweller’s burial ground and a submerged homestead. 1.25-hour cruise on 50-passenger vessel. October features eagle watching and fall foliage cruises.

Wilderness adventure for young or old, experienced or novice. Ranch offers wide range of activities, including horseback riding, weddings on horseback or by carriage, hayrides, themed luxury cabins, and a saddle and paddle combination.

83 Spring Street Gallery

479-253-8310 • 83 Spring St. 83springstreet.com

Blue Spring Heritage Center

479-253-9244 • Scenic U.S. 62 W. Bluespringheritage.com

Historic Blue Spring, which was a stop on the Trail of Tears, pours 38 million gallons of water each day into its trout-stocked lagoon. View the historic film, stroll the

Flagship gallery of bronze sculptor Mark Hopkins. Huge selection of his work including exclusive pieces found only here. Also features wildlife, Native American and equestrian-themed art, as well as unique home décor accessories.

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Sacred Arts Museum, world-renowned Bible Museum, buffet restaurant and gift shops on the grounds.

Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway

479-253-9623 • 299 N. Main St. Esnarailway.com

Haunted Eureka Ghost Tours

479-253-7837 • 12 Spring St. Eurekaghosttours.com

Train excursion and dining car rides. Lunch and dinner served aboard Eurekan Dining Car. Historic depot, snack bar, gift shop.

Tales and legends of downtown Eureka Springs, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and the “original residents who never left.” Tours nightly, Mar.-Nov. Tickets available in hotel lobby.

Intrigue Theater

855-4-INTRIGUE/855-446-8744 • 80 Mountain St. Intriguetheater.com

If you enjoy movies like “The Illusionist” and “The Prestige,” you must experience Intrigue Theater at the historic Gavioli building. Nineteenth-century paranormal performance by Sean-Paul and Juliane with special guests from the “other side,” “The Ghosts Have Answers!”

Iris at the Basin Park

479-253-9494 • 8 Spring St. ArtofEurekaSprings.com

An American fine arts and craft gallery with an eclectic collection of more than 240 artists. Recognized by Niche Magazine as a Top Retailer of American Craft.

Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District

The Jewel Box

479-253-7828 • 40 Spring St. Thejewelboxgallery.com

Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District

Home to more than 50 local, regional and national artisans. Carries a wide range of handmade and collectible items including art jewelry, hot glass work, wooden boxes, clay animals, batik paintings and feather masks.

866-947-4387 Eurekasprings.org

On National Register of Historic Places. Victorian homes, historic hotels, spas, springs, outdoor fun, world-class restaurants, stunning architecture, unforgettable B&Bs, unique wedding locales, more than 100 locally owned shops. Top 10 Small Market Arts Destination (American Style). One of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations (National Trust for Historic Preservation).

Keels Creek Winery 

479-253-9463 • 3185 E. Van Buren Keelscreek.com

Produces a wide selection of wines from Keels Creek Vineyards and other Arkansas-grown grapes. Includes primarily dry white and red wines, lightly sweet wines. Tasting room located in a Spanish-style building shared with art gallery housing work of regional artists.  

Eureka Springs Historic District Tour

479-253-9572 • 137 W. Van Buren Eurekatrolley.org

Narrated scenic tram tour of historic district.

Eureka Springs Historical Museum

479-253-9417 • 95 S. Main Eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org

Relics from Eureka Springs’ historic past, documents, clothing, mementos, photographs, furniture, research and genealogy files.

Eureka Springs Trolley System and Visitor Welcome Center

479-253-9572 • 137-A W. Van Buren (U.S. 62 W.) Eurekatrolley.org

Styled after colorful turn-of-the-century counterparts. Fun way to travel around the city.

Frog Fantasies

479-253-7227 • 151 Spring St. arkans.as/137Opht

Frogs in every shape, color, size and material collected over 60 years. Gift shop. Call before visiting to be sure it’s open.

The Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs

The Great Passion Play

Lake Leatherwood Park

800-882-7529 • 935 Passion Play Rd. GreatPassionPlay.org

Portrayed by a dramatic cast and live animals, this drama depicts the last week of Christ’s life on earth. “America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama,” according to the Institute of Outdoor Drama in Chapel Hill, performed May-October. Also visit Christ of the Ozarks statue, Holy Land Tour,

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479-253-7921 • U.S. 62 W. Lakeleatherwoodcitypark.com

1,600-acre municipal park includes 85-acre spring-fed lake, about 21 miles of hiking/biking trails, fishing, boat dock, cottages, campsites, RV area, picnic areas, shelter house for families, groups. Boat rentals, bait and tackle.

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Onyx Cave

479-253-9321 • Off U.S. 62 E. Onyxcaveeurekasprings.com

Radio-guided tours of underground rooms, unique formations, ramp access to cave, gift shop.

Opera In The Ozarks At Inspiration Point

479-253-8595 • 16311 U.S. 62 W. Opera.org

Presents three fully staged operas during its June and July summer opera festival. Features outstanding young artists from across the U.S. One of the oldest summer festivals in its 65th season. Money Magazine rates it in the top 10 in the world. Theatre has roof coverage for audience/stage and open siding similar to Santa Fe Opera.

Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down Music Theater Featuring Carl Acuff Jr. 479-253-7725 • 3140 E. Van Buren (U.S. 62 E) OzarkMountainHoedown.com

Great music variety show with something for kids of all ages, 8 to 80. The show covers country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, comedy, doo-wop, motown and disco; impersonations and a tribute to veterans. Running April through October.

Hotel features the work of more than 90 national, regional and local artists.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church

479-253-2222 • 30 Crescent Dr. arkans.as/16Vukfz

Enter through the bell tower to see this historic 1904 church. Listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.”

Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery

479-253-8788 • 78 Spring St. Susanmorrisonstore.com

Exclusively Susan Morrison originals and limited edition prints.

Thorncrown Chapel

479-253-7401 • 12968 U.S. 62 W. Thorncrown.com

Designed by noted Fayetteville architect E. Fay Jones. Chapel soars skyward from an Ozarks woodland. Extensive use of glass makes nature an integral part of the structure. Non-denominational.

Ozark Mountain Ziplines

479-363-6699 • 208 W. Van Buren Ziplineeurekasprings.com

Soar through the air from up to 200+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 1,800 feet long over beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. Safe adventure for groups, families, private parties. Trained staff delivers two hours of fun per tour. Ages 3 and older. Reservations recommended.

Pine Mountain Theater

877-253-9156 • 2075 E. Van Buren Pinemountaintheater.com

“The show you just gotta see” features Mike and Dale Bishop and outstanding pickers, singers and comedians. Offers a full evening of country music, bluegrass, rock ’n’ roll, rhythm and blues, gospel and patriotic music. Nonstop laughs for the entire family.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 

479-253-5841 • 239 Turpentine Creek Ln. Turpentinecreek.org

Pivot Rock and Natural Bridge

479-253-8860 • Pivot Rock Rd. off U.S. 62 W. arkans.as/19ned0u

Unusual geological formations deep in forest. Nature trails.

Quicksilver Art and Fine Craft Gallery

479-253-7679 • 73 Spring St. Quicksilvergallery.com

Features two levels of unique art forms from more than 120 regionally exclusive artists.

America’s premier big cat refuge. Habitat tours offered daily; viewing of animals feeding. Refuge rescues lions, tigers and other large cats in distress anywhere in the U.S. Trained staff of biologists and zoologists guides. Zulu Safari Lodging, RV sites, photo opportunities and group rates also available.

Zarks…a fine design gallery

479-253-2626 • 67 Spring St. Zarksgallery.com

Quigley’s Castle

479-253-8311 • 274 Quigley Castle Rd. Quigleyscastle.com

The Ozarks’ strangest dwelling. See how Elise Quigley found a way to sleep surrounded by treetops full of blooms. Two-story tropical plants, birds and fish live naturally indoors; plus butterfly, rock, arrowhead collections beyond imagination. On the National Register of Historic Places.

Represents more than 120 local, regional and national artists. Featured work includes ceramics from the Spring Street Pottery Studio, fine jewelry, paintings and region’s largest collection of contemporary American art glass. Handicap accessible.

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Apple Blossom Brewing Company

Serendipity at the Crescent

479-253-2769 • 75 Prospect Ave. Serendipityatthecrescent.com

The gallery located in the lobby of the 1886 Crescent

479-287-4344 • 1550 E. Zion Rd. Appleblossombrewing.com

10-barrel brewing system producing new options of local beer, primarily ales; restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

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Outdoor patio. Private room for up to 50.

Market, outdoor art walk at First Thursday, popular plays and concerts at Walton Arts Center and award-winning Fayetteville Public Library. Unique shopping opportunities. Renowned restaurants and bars.

Arkansas Air and Military Museum

479-521-4947 • 4290 S. School Ave. Arkairmuseum.org

Fayetteville Ale Trail

History of Arkansas aviation through original artifacts and memorabilia. Static displays range from the golden age of aviation to the jet age. Contains world-famous racing planes of the 1920s and 1930s to an early airliner; Vietnam-era Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter. Housed in vast, wood hangar that was former headquarters for one of the United States’ many aviator training posts during WWII.

FayettevilleAleTrail.com

Arkansas’s first craft beer tasting adventure, this selfguided beer tour lets visitors and residents experience local breweries. Pick up an ale trail passport and have it stamped at each one to receive commemorative bottle opener. More than seven breweries on the tour. Visit the website for profiles and passport information.

Fayetteville Underground

479- 871-2722 • 101 W. Mountain, Ste. 222 Fayettevilleunderground.com

Home to artist studios and galleries, showcases regional art, hosts national and international exhibitions, and works with community to program interactive events including music, spoken word and performances. Exhibitions change frequently; each month, opening night receptions are coordinated with downtown Fayetteville’s First Thursday art walk. 

Fossil Cove

479-445-6050 • 1946 N. Birch Ave. Fossilcovebrewing.com

Mission to provide beer enthusiasts with a quality product produced locally. Fayetteville’s first production microbrewery. Focuses on distribution of product to local bars and restaurants, establishing a strong local following with limited bottling. Brewery centered around its workhorse 4 barrel Ripley Stainless 2 vessel system.

Farmers Market, Downtown Fayetteville

Headquarters House Museum and Garden

Arts Live Theatre

479-521-2970 • 118 E. Dickson St. arkans.as/HeadquartersHouse

479-521-4932 • 818 N. Sang Ave. Artslivetheatre.com

Both Union and Confederate troops used this 1853 home as headquarters during the Civil War. Group tours and living history presentations by appointment. Open Tuesday through Thursday. Admission charged.

Children’s theatre offering programs and education for youth. Acting, set design, vocal and improv classes for ages 5-18, as well as main stage productions. Classes, summer camps and shows offered in Northwest Arkansas.

Hoot2Scoot

479-330-HOOT (4668) • 240 N. Block Ave., Ste. 101 Hoot2Scoot.com

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

479-750-2620 • 4703 N. Crossover Rd. Bgozarks.org

Provides scooter and scoot coupe rentals on an hourly and daily basis. Fun way to see the city. Park free while you rent your scooter. Must park in Hathcock parking lot.

Located on 86 acres adjoining Lake Fayetteville. Includes Carl A. Totemeier Horticulture Center, plaza and great lawn, 10 themed gardens and region’s only butterfly house. Wedding and reception facilities available. Educational programs for all ages, concerts and plays. Trailhead for multi-use trail around Lake Fayetteville.

National Cemetery

479-444-5051 • 700 Government Ave. arkans.as/FayettevilleCemetery

One of 12 national cemeteries established by President Abraham Lincoln for remains of Union soldiers killed in the region. Also visit Confederate Cemetery at Rock St. and Willow St.

Clinton House Museum

479-444-0066, 877-BILNHIL • 930 W. Clinton Dr. Clintonhousemuseum.org

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA)

1930s English-style bungalow was the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Showcases life and times of the Clintons’ Fayetteville years. Museum features photographs, memorabilia, vintage campaign materials and gift shop. Available for public tours, small meetings, receptions and weddings. On National Historic Register. First Ladies Garden features favorite flowers of the first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

479-521-4166 • 217 E. Dickson St., Ste. 106 Sonamusic.org

Professional orchestra under the direction of Maestro Paul Haas, a graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School. SoNA presents classical and pops concerts at Walton Arts Center. Has provided more than 60 years of musical performances and educational opportunities.

Tanglewood Branch Beer Company

Downtown Fayetteville

800-766-4626 • 21 S. Block Ave. Experiencefayetteville.com

479-856-6500 • 1431 S. School Ave. Tanglewoodbranch.com

Downtown district features bustling entertainment hub of Dickson Street, historic square and legendary University of Arkansas campus. Must-sees are the seasonal Farmers

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Craft beer made in Fayetteville, plus sandwiches, pizza, salads, appetizers and chili made with locally grown produce. Live music; outdoor seating available.

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Terra Studios

479-643-3185, 800-255-8995 12103 Hazel Valley Rd. Terrastudios.com

Rivervalleynaturecenter.com

Interactive exhibits and educational programs showcase the nature, environment, history and unique features of the surrounding area; multi-faceted, accessible for mobility impaired; walking trail with interpretive signs.

A wonderland of art: watch glassblowers create the world-famous Bluebird of Happiness®; delight in the whimsical art park; buy unique gifts in the gallery of 100+ regional artists; enjoy a snack; play giant games; be creative in a mini-class; meditate at the labyrinth; discover the magic! Fun for everyone. Open daily. Free.

Bass Reeves Statue

479-783-8888 • 200 Garrison Ave. arkans.as/135Qdv6

25-foot work of art honors the illustrious lawman, believed to be the first black U.S. deputy marshal west of the Mississippi. Reeves served for 32 years under Federal Judge Isaac C. Parker. This larger-than-life monument is fitting for a man whose legendary exploits made him one of the most feared but respected lawmen in the Indian Territory. Located in Pendergraft Park downtown.

UARK Bowl

479-301-2030 • 644 W. Dickson St. Uarkbowl.com

This iconic building is a premier special events venue regularly hosting weddings and receptions, private parties, galas, fundraisers and business meetings. Table/ seating arrangement options, personalized décor possibilities, fully equipped catering kitchen, impressive stage and dance floor, full-service bar and conversational lounge seating. 4,000 square feet of retro-urban style.

Belle Grove Historic District

800-637-1477 • Downtown Fortsmithar.gov/bellegrove

A 22-block area of restored homes and buildings showcasing Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Eastlake Victorian Renaissance, Gothic Revival and Neo-Classical.

University of Arkansas

479-575-2000 • Along Garland & Arkansas Avenues Uark.edu

Old Main, E. Faye Jones-designed Fulbright Peace Fountain, former women’s dormitory on-campus hotel and restaurant – Inn at Carnall Hall and Ella’s Restaurant. Other sites: Anne Kittrell Gallery; Fine Arts Center Gallery; Mullins Library; Senior Walk, sidewalks inscribed with the names of graduates since 1876; Chi Omega Greek Theatre built in 1930; Edward Durell Stone’s Fine Arts Center built in 1950.

University of Arkansas Sports Museums

479-575-2000 • Maple Drive Uark.edu

Tommy Boyer Hall of Champions Museum and Razorback Women’s Sports Museum, both in Bud Walton Arena, and Jerry Jones/Jim Lindsey Hall of Champions Museum in the Frank Broyles Athletic Center display a century of Arkansas sports memories.

Walton Arts Center

479-443-5600 • 495 W. Dickson St. Waltonartscenter.org

Performing arts powerhouse, mounting major Broadway tours and hosting music, dance and theater from around the world. Attracts 150,000 people every year to over 300 public events and connects 50,000 students and teachers to arts education programs.

West Mountain Brewing Company

479-442-9090 • 21 W. Mountain St. arkans.as/TinyTims

On the historic downtown square. Enjoy a wide selection of top notch beers or take a growler home with you. Also serves pizza.

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Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

479-725-4017 • 100 S. 4th Amrailroad.com

Scenic excursion train through the foothills of the Ozark Boston Mountains. Departs Springdale, Van Buren and Fort Smith throughout the year.

Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

479-452-3993 • 8300 Wells Lake Rd.

Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

Ben Geren Regional Park

479-646-2444 • 7200 Zero St. arkans.as/BenGerenPark

Includes a golf course, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, fitness course with circuit stations, paved bike trail, backwoods hiking/biking trails, children’s playgrounds, picnic pavilions, disk golf course, miniature golf, Go-Karts, event centers, aquatic park.

Bonneville House

479-782-7854 • 318 N. 7th St. Bonnevillehouse.com

An 1860s Victorian Renaissance home with period antiques, named for Brig. Gen. Benjamin Bonneville, legendary Oregon Trail explorer and former Fort Smith commander. Group tours by appointment.

Chaffee Barbershop Museum

479-452-4554 • 7313 Terry St. arkans.as/1bOiRFB

Thousands of GIs received their first Army haircut here, one of whom was Elvis Presley; his famous Army haircut received national publicity when he reported for military duty. Period barbershop furnishings, Elvis photographs

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and Fort Chaffee historical exhibits.

for army training, the outdoor hillside stadium provides beautiful views of Fort Smith. Available for public events and gatherings.

City Parks

479-784-2368 • 3301 S. “M” St. FortSmithParks.com

Variety of services offered at Creekmore, Carol Ann Cross, Fort Smith, Martin Luther King Jr., Tilles Parks, Kelley Ballfields including miniature golf, softball, tennis, playgrounds, paddleboats, picnic grounds, skate park, sprayground, swimming, fishing, baseball, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, trails. 40-acre dog park and several neighborhood parks.

Fort Smith Little Theatre

479-783-2966 • 401 N. 6th St. Fslt.org

Live theatrical performances by Arkansas’s oldest continuously operating community theatre; since 1947.

Fort Smith Movie Lounge

479-226-3595 • 7601 Rogers Ave. Movieloungefsm.com

Starlight Celebrations and Events by Movielounge. Arkansas’s first dine-in movie theater features luxury screens, upscale dining and bar, and rentable space for up to 500 people.

Fort Smith Museum of History

479-783-7841 • 320 Rogers Ave. Fortsmithmuseum.com

Exhibits of the rich Fort Smith area history, old-fashioned drug store and working soda fountain; celebrated its centennial in 2010; located in the former AtkinsonWilliams Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gift shop.

Fort Smith National Historic Site

479-783-3961 • 301 Parker Ave. Nps.gov/fosm

Fort Smith Museum of History

Clayton House

479-783-3000 • 514 N. 6th Claytonhouse.org

Remains of two frontier forts, Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas, “Hangin’ Judge” Isaac C. Parker’s courtroom, re-created 1886 gallows, “Hell on the Border” jail; exhibits on the army at Fort Smith (1817 to 1871), Trail of Tears, the federal court including deputy marshals and outlaws.

Classic Revival Victorian museum home that belonged to the prosecuting attorney under Judge Isaac C. Parker. Tours available.

Creekmore Express

479-784-2368 • 3301 S. “M” St. FortSmithParks.com

Train rides Wed.-Sun. May to Labor Day, Sat.-Sun. Sept.-Oct., plus mini-steam engine runs Memorial, Independence and Labor days, and opening night of Holiday Express. Holiday Express train runs Dec. 1-23 (excluding Sundays).

Darby House Tour Home

479-782-3388 • 311 General Darby St. arkans.as/143LbBR

The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, leader of Darby’s Rangers in WWII; contains tributes to Darby and WWII memorabilia.

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Fort Chaffee

800-637-1477 • Ark. 22 E. Chaffeecrossing.com

Original 72,000-acre facility built in early 1940s where Elvis Presley began his basic training. Served as the “Ellis Island” for Cuban and Vietnamese refugees in the 70s and 80s. Amenities include: Deer Trails Golf Course, Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature Center, McClure Amphitheater, trails, Wells Lake, Enchanted Doll Museum, Enchanted Wedding Chapel, Museum of Chaffee History and Chaffee Barbershop Museum.

Fort Chaffee McClure Amphitheatre

479-452-4554 • 7201 Massard Rd. arkans.as/1cdfgSB

Renovated but original Camp Chaffee-era structure built

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479-784-2787 • 1601 Rogers Ave. Fsram.org

The state-of-the art, 16,000-square-foot facility offers traveling exhibitions, permanent collection works, classes for children and adults, artist-led workshops, family days, opening receptions, galas, members-only events, wine tastings, films, concerts, lectures, facility rentals and a museum shop.

Fort Smith River Park

479-784-1006 • 5301 Riverfront Dr. Fortsmithparks.com

Complex fronting the Arkansas River features an amphitheater, events building and a pavilion. Facility can be used for family gatherings, festivals or concerts. Call for

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Fort Smith Symphony

479-452-7575 • 5111 Rogers Ave. Fortsmithsymphony.org

The oldest orchestra in the state. Performs several concerts each season.

Fort Smith Trolley Museum

479-783-0205 • 100 S. 4th Fstm.org

Ride a .75-mile route from historic Garrison Avenue and the Bass Reeves Statue to the National Cemetery on a 1926 Fort Smith Light and Traction Co. Birney Safety streetcar. Also on display: the Frisco 4003 Steam locomotive, Hot Springs Street Railway 50, other railroad and transportation memorabilia. Library and archive available for reference use. Catch Arkansas and Missouri Railroad dinner train here on Saturdays.

Massard Prairie Civil War Battlefield Park

479-784-2368 • Red Pine Dr. and Morgan’s Way arkans.as/15OOBWg

On the National Recreation Trails registry. Located in Barling, the trail is a 10-mile route with three loops, twists and winds like a spider web. Known as a “fast” trail by experienced mountain bikers, home to monthly races and two annual competitions sanctioned by the International Mountain Biking Association.

Western Arkansas Ballet

479-785-0152 • 4701 Grand Ave. Waballet.org

Performances, classes and workshops throughout the year.

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Ventris Trails End Resort

479-359-3912 • 9484 Simrell Dr. Beaverlakeresorts.com

Log cabin resort with restaurant, conference center, boat docks, playground, nice beaches. Annual Independence Day fireworks show over Beaver Lake cited as one of the best in the region.

Commemorates an 1864 Civil War battle; includes four preserved sites: the Parade Ground, Kitchen or Mess area and the camps of Companies “B” and “D.” On the Arkansas Register of Historic Places.

Miss Laura’s Players

800-637-1477 • 2 N. B St. arkans.as/1rLNvoQ

Enjoy the town’s frontier past with “The Medicine Show on Hanging Day,” a comedy skit presented for groups by prior arrangement.

Miss Laura’s Visitor Center

479-783-8888, 800-637-1477 • 2 N. B St. Fortsmith.org

A restored turn-of-the-century brothel that is now the city’s visitor center; family-friendly guided tours.

National Cemetery

479-783-5345 • 522 Garland Ave. and S. 6th St. arkans.as/1cKLB13

Established in 1818 as part of the original post, includes interments dating from 1812. Personalities here include Judge Parker and General Darby. It’s one of two National Cemeteries in the South where both Union and Confederate soldiers are buried, including some side by side.

Oak Cemetery

479-784-2375 • 1300 S. Greenwood Ave. arkans.as/1biC5nI

Earliest tombstone is that of Captain Gookin, who died in 1842. Dozens of U.S. Deputy Marshals are buried here, as well as many of the men tried and sentenced by Judge Parker. “Tales of the Crypt” living history event held annually in late April.

Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari, Gentry

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Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari

479-736-8383 • 20923 Safari Rd. Wildwildernessdrivethroughsafari.com

400-acre safari. Home to variety of exotic animals that live in the natural environment of an Arkansas landscape with several large ponds. Four-mile drive-through, petting parks and walk-through areas for interaction with the animals. Pony and camel rides on seasonal basis. Picnic tables, snack bar.

GREENWOOD

The Park at West End

Bell Park

479-783-2292 • 15 N. 2nd St. arkans.as/16Aq4W5

Retro amusement park includes a 1937 Ferris wheel, hand-painted Italian carousel, outdoor pavilion with penny arcade of games, calliope circus wagon. Boom-ARang Diner, a 1957 Pullman dining car restaurant; 1962 English Double-Decker Bus concession stand.

Springhill Park Mountain Bike Trail

479-996-6357 • Bell Park Road Friendsofbellpark.com

Walking trails, rock promenade, disc golf and playgrounds. Covered picnic areas and 6,000-square-foot Ed Wilkinson Community Pavilion featuring 10 full-glass garage doors that can be raised for an open-air atmosphere. Amphitheater features a natural stone stage.

Coal Miner’s Memorial

479-452-4598 • 1700 Lock and Dam Rd. arkans.as/165jbvA

479-996-6357 • Southeast of Town Square arkans.as/1c3K7P3

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Bronze statue of coal miner, authentic coal car, two granite walls displaying names of Sebastian County miners.

Devil’s Backbone Civil War Battlefield

479-996-5511 • U.S. 71 NW arkans.as/135ZXFC

Scene of Sept. 1, 1863, battle between Confederates heading for Waldron pursuing Union cavalry troops; not accessible to the public; looks much the same as it did in 1863. Marker at corner of U.S. 71 and Hendrix Road.

Deer Acres Zoo

479-638-8787 • 1114 Jenson Rd. Deeracreszoo.com

Visitors can hand-feed and pet deer, llamas, goats, sheep, horses and donkeys. Call ahead to be sure it’s open.

HARRISON

Boone County Heritage Museum

Greenwood Veteran’s Memorial

479-996-2742 • Town Square arkans.as/170qX78

Granite stones commemorating veterans who have served or are now serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Antique-style decorative lamps light the square. The names of all veterans with a connection to Greenwood will be added to plaques already attached.

870-741-3312 • 124 S. Cherry St. Bchrs.org

Housed in a three-story 1912 building, originally Harrison High School. Railroad artifacts, Mountain Meadows Massacre collection, genealogy and biographical records, Civil War memorabilia, medical and war room exhibits and records, business and industrial exhibit and more.

Lyric Theater

Old Jail Museum

479-996-6357 • South of Town Square arkans.as/165kdI0

1892 Sebastian County Jail now serves as a county museum and history archives. Messages scratched on the walls and floors by the inmates can still be seen. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

870-391-3504 • 113 W. Rush Ozarkartscouncil.org

Built in 1929 for the “talkies,” the Lyric, located on the historic downtown square, has been lovingly restored by the Ozark Arts Council and hosts live theatrical productions, concerts, education programs and movies.

Mystic Caverns

Old Rock Gym

479-996-4142 • 300 E. Gary St. arkans.as/1dVRnKW

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1938-1939 native sandstone structure is part of the New Deal Recovery in Arkansas. Built through the Arkansas Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression era. Newly restored gym used for community events has a working classroom.

888-743-1739 • 341 Caverns Dr. Mysticcaverns.com

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime caving adventure through two of Arkansas’s most spectacular caves, Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome Caverns. Rock museum and gift shop. Scenic 7 Byway, eight miles south of Harrison and five miles north of the Buffalo National River.

1929 Hotel Seville

870-741-2321 • 302 N. Main St. 1929hotelseville.com

Full-service historic lodging located in downtown. Spanish themed architecture. In-house restaurant and bar, along with covered parking that is popular with motorcycle riders.

Oak Leaf Gallery and Gift Shop

870-391-3504 • 115 W. Rush Ozarkartscouncil.org

Owned and operated by the Ozark Arts Council on the historic downtown square next to the Lyric Theater. Gift shop features art and craft items for sale by local artists; gallery hosts fine art exhibits throughout the year.

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Withrow Springs State Park

479-559-2593 • 33424 Ark. Spur 23 ArkansasStateParks.com/withrowsprings

Performing Arts Center, Greenwood

Performing Arts Center

479-366-6410 • 515 E. Gary St. arkans.as/15gtJqR

The War Eagle Creek roams through this mountain area. Dogwood and redbud trees turn the park into a spring wonderland. Camping, canoes, shuttle service for park canoe rentals, swimming, baseball, softball, tennis, picnic facilities, river fishing for catfish, bream and bass. Visitor center, gift shop.

Over 1,000-seat auditorium features concerts, recitals, musical productions.

JASPER

Bradley House Museum

Vineyard Cabin

479-996-6357 • South side of Town Square arkans.as/1c3LsFF

Circa 1848 cabin used as a residence and school until 1850. Restoration and maintenance of the cabin by the Vineyard family and donations. Open for special occasions; may be viewed by prior arrangement.

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870-446-6247 • 403 W. Clark St. www.newtoncountyar.com

Former home of Dr. W.A. Bradley, now operated by the Newton County Historical Society as a museum to collect, preserve and promote historical and genealogical material relating to Newton County and the surrounding

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area. Located one block south of the Jasper Square.

unique items, including handmade dolls, Indian artifacts, homemade jams and jellies, and other small treasures, all produced by local craftsmen. Hiking trail access.

Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum and Elk Information Center

Lake Fort Smith State Park

870-446-6180 • 601 Court St. E. Arkansaselkcenter.com

479-369-2469 • 15458 Shepherd Springs Rd. Reservations: 888-695-3526 arkansasstateparks.com/lakefortsmith

Exhibits, video presentations, printed information about elk and other wildlife in northwest Arkansas. River maps, brochures on Newton County attractions and wildlife posters available. Gift shop features Arkansas wilderness photography books, topo maps and wildlife prints. Elk mounts, freshwater fish aquariums, white-tailed deer section and ducks, plus wildlife paintings. Loaner fishing poles and tackle available.

Located on west side of 1,400-acre reservoir. Park serves as western-most trailhead for the Ozark Highlands Trail. Facilities include campsites, housekeeping cabins, group lodges with kitchenettes and dining hall, picnic sites, a pavilion, swimming pool, trails and visitor center featuring exhibits and patio with wood-burning fireplace and view of the lake. Marina with boat rentals.

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

800-480-9635 • HC 70, Box 261 Gohcr.com

MULBERRY

Mulberry River

“A Western Experience with Southern Hospitality!”  A fullservice guest ranch with log cabins, great meals, varied activities for all ages. Near the beautiful Buffalo National River. Offering family vacations, corporate retreats and team building. Horseback riding, rock climbing, big swing, a 2,300-foot, 50 mph zip line called Iron Horse.

479-964-7236 arkans.as/1bOUx6B

Designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 1992. 70-mile river, rated Class II-IV during the spring for canoeing and kayaking, one of the state’s wildest rivers. Much of the river is within the 1.2-million-acre Ozark National Forest. Great choice for exploring, multi-species angling, swimming and wading. Several public campgrounds along its course.

LINCOLN

Arkansas Country Doctor Museum

479-824-4307 • 109 N. Starr Ave. Drmuseum.net

Exhibits and history of country doctors from all over the state, three of whom were local. All three resided in the building which is now the museum. Exhibits include a clinic, iron lung, contributions from dentists and eye doctors, and a large collection of historical photographs.

LOWELL

A.G. Russell Knives, Inc.

479-631-0130, 800-255-9034 • 2900 S. 26th St. Agrussell.com

Offering the finest quality knives and accessories worldwide for over 40 years. Impressive retail store of this mail-order company is located on I-49.

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Evans Museum

479-963-3987 • 6335 N. Ark. 109 arkans.as/136eQYC

Mulberry River

Civil War, Desert Storm, Germany, Japanese, World War II memorabilia; dolls, Indian artifacts, toys; primitives, porcelain.

Shores Lake Recreation Area

479-667-2191 • Ark. 215 N. arkans.as/13ellov

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82-acre Ozark National Forest lake with swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking; fully accessible site; access to Ozark Highlands Trail.

Chocoville Cabin

479-928-5552 arkans.as/15NwKBI

White Rock Mountain Recreation Area

Circa 1825 log cabin served as a trading post for French traders and Choctaw Indians; used as a post office in 1852.

MOUNTAINBURG Artist Point

19924 U.S. 71 Scenic Byway arkans.as/168EeLA

479-667-2191 arkans.as/13FzRsJ; Whiterockmountain.com

Ozark National Forest north of Shores Lake, Ark. 215 N. Rugged scenery, cabins, lodge, camping, nature trail, picnic area, restrooms.

OARK

Features breathtaking view from its observation deck of the Boston Mountains, Lake Shepherd Springs, White Rock Mountain. Telescopes available. Family-owned; run by the second and third generations. Gift shop has

Historic Oark General Store and Café

479-292-3351 • 10360 CR 5440 Oarkgeneralstore.com

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479-667-5015 • 103 E. River St. arkans.as/13eoipd

Oldest continuous-operation general store in Arkansas. Established in 1890. Has transitioned from mainly groceries to a full-service restaurant, while keeping convenience items and gasoline. A one-of-a-kind drive-to-eat experience, with home-style cooking daily. Free Wi-Fi.

Housed in 1911 Missouri-Pacific/Union Pacific depot listed on the National Register of Historic Places; includes exhibits of Ozark’s early years and various railroad memorabilia.

OLA

Ozark Bridge

Nimrod Lake

479-272-4324 • Off Scenic 7 Byway S. arkans.as/1bQIwxq

800-951-2525 • Ark. 23 and Commercial Street arkans.as/16b8l5h

Located on the Fourche LaFave River, this is a crappie hot spot. Corps of Engineers recreation areas offer campsites, boat ramps, picnic sites.

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Spans the Arkansas River as Scenic Ark. 23; structure listed as one of the 16 most beautiful long span bridges in the U.S. by the American Institute of Steel Construction. An expansive lighting project showcases its magnificent structural profile at night.

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail

Aux Arc Park

1-877-444-6777 • 1314 Aux Arc Park Rd. arkans.as/11eQmLs

On the Arkansas River. 88 well-maintained, tree-shaded RV sites. Several tent campsites with easy access to Ozark Lake. Has a playground, picnic shelters, boat launching ramp, convenience facilities and gorgeous views of downtown Ozark across the river and the nightlighted river bridge.

479-968-2354 Ozarkhighlandstrail.com

Hiking trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark National Forest, 210 miles in all, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend of Buffalo National River, and across the Sylamore Ranger District. Current trail conditions, maps, details and advisories on website.

Ozark History Mural

479-667-2181 • 601 W. Commercial St. arkans.as/146xg72

56-foot sand-carved mural history storyboard of Ozark’s riparian and agrarian past on display.

Ozark Lake

479-968-5008 arkans.as/14VYTDH

Formed by Ozark Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam in 1969 on Arkansas River. Lake and neighboring town named from the French “Aux Arc” (pronounced Ozark) meaning Big Bend. Surrounding public land designated a State Wildlife Management Area. Fishing year-round. Picnic and camping amenities, RV park, boat ramps, hiking trails, playground equipment, overlook pavilion.

Reed Mountain Park, Dam Overlook and River Bluff Nature Trail

Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival near Ozark

Byrd’s Adventure Center of the Ozarks Zip Line

479-667-4066 • 7037 Cass Oark Rd. Byrdsadventurecenter.com

Starts from the top of a 50-foot bluff overlooking the Mulberry River. Guides take participants across the river from the campground then hike a short trail to the launch point. Those taking part are outfitted with proper equipment then step off the bluff for the 275-foot ride across the river, ending at the campground.

Historic Downtown District

479-667-5337 • 300 W. Commercial St. Mainstreetozark.com

Six nationally recognized historic buildings concentrated near and around the Courthouse Square; most constructed from locally quarried stone, including the circa 1910 First United Methodist Church, recently totally restored inside and out. Veterans Memorial Display, antique shops nearby.

Mulberry River

479-968-5008, 800-951-2525 arkans.as/13g4DrR

Magnificent view of Jetta-Taylor Lock and Dam, Arkansas River and surrounding area from strategically placed pavilion. River Bluff Nature Trail is .875-mile trail beginning atop a high bluff winding down to the base. Playground, bathroom facilities, picnic pavilion, tables, grills.

PARIS

Arkansas Historic Wine Museum

479-963-3990 • 101 N. Carbon City Rd. Cowiewinecellars.com/museum1.html

History of the Arkansas wine-making industry; includes a wine press, fermentation tanks, barrels and storage tanks, bottling and labels. The only wine museum in the United States dedicated to preserving the wine history of a state.

Cove Lake Recreation Area

479-963-3076 • Ark. 309 arkans.as/14JHCQk

160-acre scenic lake in the shadow of Mount Magazine features swimming, hiking, camping and fishing; picnicking, boat launch ramp; boat rental, food service Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards

See listing under Mulberry.

479-963-3990 • 101 N. Carbon City Rd. Cowiewinecellars.com

Ozark Area Depot Museum

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Small family-owned winery features tours, tastings, award-winning wines, and bed and breakfast inn.

Pea Ridge National Military Park

479-451-8122 • 15930 E. U.S. 62 Nps.gov/peri

One of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. Site of one of the largest battles fought west of the Mississippi River. Considered a gem of Civil War battle sites. Scene of intense fighting on March 7-8, 1862, where outnumbered Union troops stopped the Confederate Army moving toward Missouri. Park is 4,300 acres and offers a self-guided driving tour; orientation film; museum and bookstore; hiking, biking and horse trails.

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Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area

479-284-3150 • Ark. 123 arkans.as/1cwhjAC

Small mountain stream with picturesque falls, rocks, bluffs; fishing, nine campsites; accessible trail leads to Haw Creek Falls; near Big Piney Creek trailhead. Ark. 123 west from Pelsor, Ozark National Forest.

Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards, Paris

Logan County Coal Miners Memorial and Museum

479-438-0937, 479-438-1296 • Ark. 109/309 Coalmemorial-paris-ar.com

Memorial honors the 3,000 miners who worked in Logan County between 1880 and 1955 with history and exhibits, including working blacksmith shop.

Logan County Museum

479-963-3936 • 202 N. Vine St. arkans.as/1aJJeJM

Housed in the old jail where the last legally sanctioned hanging in the state took place in 1914; listed on the National Register. Call for hours of operation and group tours for mock re-enactments of 1870s-era hangings at the only functional hanging gallows in the U.S.

Lonesome D Horse Camp & RV Park

479-938-2899 • 776 Cravens Ln. Lonesomed.com

47 modern campsites with water, electricity, horse corrals for horse owners, primitive camping, cabins, bathhouse, camp farrier, store; horse trails that explore Huckleberry Mountain and Mount Magazine.

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area, Pelsor

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area

Off Ark. 16 six miles south of Pelsor arkans.as/12MLuuM

Mount Magazine State Park

479-963-8502 • 16878 Ark. 309 S. Reservations: 877-665-6343 MountMagazineStatePark.com

Pedestal Rocks Trail leads to the unique formations that give the area its name; Kings Bluff Trail features a large flat bluff-top with a waterfall.

Highest peak in the state at 2,753 feet provides commanding views, primitive camping, RV hookups, rappelling, hang gliding, 14 miles of hiking trails, a campground, visitor center. Thirteen cabins, 60-room lodge with restaurant and conference center, indoor swimming pool, exercise room and gift shop.

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Buffalo River Canopy Tour

870-861-5514 • Ark. 43 Buffaloriver.com

Guided zip line canopy tours allow guests to experience flora and fauna unique to Ozark Mountain hardwood forest. The tour consists of nine zips and lasts 2.5 hours. Elevation ranges from 40-60 feet. Reservations required. Group discount and private group tours available.

Shoal Bay and Paris City Lake

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Local favorites for fishing, camping and water recreation.

Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp

479-964-7200 • Sorghum Hollow Road off Ark. 22 arkans.as/16AsGmR

15 family camping sites with outdoor shower; official trailhead for the 35-mile Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail; no water or electricity.

POTTSVILLE

Potts Inn Museum

479-968-8369, 479-968-1877 • 25 E. Ash St. Pottsinnmuseum.com

One of the best preserved stagecoach stations on the

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Butterfield Overland Mail Route; circa 1850 antebellum home has period furnishings; five log structures, gazebo; hat and clothing collections from 1870 on, antique farm equipment, historic photos; new “dress-up” trunk area for children. Call for hours of operation.

Pigeon Roost near Beaver Lake, Historic Van Winkle Trail, Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail, Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail, Sinking Stream Trail and stacked loop ADA Ozark Plateau Trail.

Ozark Beer Co.

479-636-BEER (2337) • 1700 S. 1st St. OzarkBeerCompany.com

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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Production brewery with nearly all of the equipment made in the U.S.A. OBC beers also available throughout NWA on draft and in cans.

479-846-2990 • 506 E. Douglas ArkansasStateParks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield

One of America’s most intact Civil War battlefields, protects and interprets the site of Battle of Prairie Grove, where on Dec. 7, 1862, the Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi clashed with the Union Army of the Frontier in a day of fierce fighting resulting in about 2,700 casualties. One-mile Battlefield Trail, five-mile driving tour. Museum, exhibits, tours and programs. Arkansas’s largest battle re-enactment takes place biennially on even-numbered years the first weekend of December.

Pinnacle Hills Promenade

479-936-2160 • 2203 Promenade Blvd. Pinnaclehillspromenade.com

Premium retailers and restaurants including White House/Black Market, Sephora, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and many more. Dillard’s, JC Penney, Malco 12-Screen Theatre.

Pleasant Crossing

479-790-1858 • 4397 Pleasant Crossing Dr. arkans.as/1c2RLJt

More than one million square feet of lifestyle center shopping, office, dining and entertainment. Pleasant Crossing incorporates a pedestrian-friendly main street design complete with water features, landscaping and public spaces.

Rogers Historical Museum

479-621-1154 • 322 S. 2nd St. arkans.as/RogersHistoricalMuseum

Contains true stories about the community and its people. Family fun and lifelong learning. Explore history of Rogers and Northwest Arkansas through engaging, interactive exhibits. Enjoy hands-on fun in “The Attic,” step back in time with tour of 1895 Hawkins House, expand your horizons with traveling loan exhibits.

Rogers Little Theater

479-631-8988 • 116 S. 2nd St. Rogerslittletheater.org

Nonprofit organization, now in its 29th season, produces plays, musicals and special events throughout the year at the downtown historic Victory Theater.

Re-enactment at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

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The Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills

Daisy Airgun Museum

479-418-7900 • 5430 Pinnacle Point Dr. www.Pinnaclehills.com

479-986-6873 • 202 W. Walnut Daisymuseum.com

Mixed-use office, condominium and small specialty store complex. Retailers and restaurants include: Carrabbas Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry and more.

Part of Rogers’ historic downtown area. Displays of airguns from the 1600s to present. Gift shop. Licensed to produce a University of Arkansas Razorback Red Ryder BB gun now available exclusively through museum.

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Historic Downtown Rogers

479-936-5487 • 113 N. 4th St. MainStreetRogers.com

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District features boutiques, salons and spas, variety of antique stores and upscale markets, art galleries and a bike and skateboard shop. Local bakeries, diners, pizzerias, cafés, coffee houses, clubs, restaurants and eateries. Attractions include Frisco Caboose, Daisy Airgun Museum, Rogers Historical Museum, Rogers Little Theater, butterfly garden, historic architecture, live music on Frisco Stage.

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

479-789-5000 • 20201 E. Ark. 12 Arkansasstateparks.com/hobbsstatepark conservationarea

12,056-acre natural park with limited development, visitor center with interactive exhibits, wildlife viewing area, educational activities. Hiking trails including

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Largest permanent outdoor amphitheater in the state pulls in big-name acts for concerts. Great sightlines and largest stage house in the state. Set in a vibrant commercial district with restaurants, shopping outlets, hotel accommodations.

War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake 479-789-2909 • 21494 Cavern Rd. Wareaglecavern.com

Contains unusual dome pits, abundant crinoid fossils, rimstone dams, underground stream and waterfalls. Natural entrance is located on Beaver Lake. Guided tour is easy walk, with no stairs or tight places. Other activities include gemstone panning and Lost in the Woods Maze.

War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge 866-492-7324, 479-789-5343 11045 War Eagle Rd.

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Wareaglemill.com

Original mill opened 1832. Working water-powered grist mill, restaurant and gift shop.

RUSSELLVILLE

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center

1890 and the early 1930s. Entire downtown area of Siloam Springs is a nationally registered historic district. Contains three parks, a walking trail and graceful Sager Creek. Downtown filled with retail shops, restaurants, apartment living, a museum and an art center.

John Brown University

479-968-2452 • 1001 E. B St. Arvartscenter.org

Visual arts displays by well-known and local artists; variety of classes; on-site gift shop, occasional theatre performances and concerts. 

Arkansas River Visitor Center

479-968-5008 • 1598 Lock and Dam Rd. arkans.as/16bsZ57

“Renaissance of a River” interpretive exhibits chronicle the river’s development from when American Indians were the only inhabitants in the area to present. Old Post Road Park.

479-524-9500 • 2000 W. University St. Jbu.edu

Founded in 1919 as an interdenominational, Christian university. Continues to be evangelical in practice today. Ranked among top baccalaureate universities in the South. Located on the campus is log cabin home of the first pioneer settler, Simon Sager. Cabin adjacent to its original 1837 location and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Arkansas Tech University Museum

479-964-0826 • 1502 N. El Paso St. Museum.atu.edu

Exhibits on 1909 establishment of 2nd District Agricultural High School, its growth to Arkansas Tech University, and the stories of the people and partners that make up that history. Inside historic Techionery Building.

Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary

479-968-5008 • Ark. 326 off Scenic 7 Byway arkans.as/19jgj1q

186 acres of wetlands and wooded lowlands that provide the perfect habitat for 200 species of birds. 5.5 miles of walking and jogging trails wind through the sanctuary; Rabbit Run and Prairie Creek Trails have 18 exercise stations.

Historic Missouri-Pacific Depot

479-967-1437 • 320 W. C St. arkans.as/136BlN8

Built in 1916, rehabilitated train station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses Main Street Russellville office. Exhibits feature railroad memorabilia, local history and gift shop. The facility is available for rental for a variety of public and private events.

Lake Dardanelle State Park

479-967-5516 • 100 State Park Dr. ArkansasStateParks.com/lakedardanelle

Two separate locations on this 34,000-acre lake which boasts some of the state’s best bass fishing. Facilities include campground, swim beach, barrier-free playground; state-of-the-art fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion; lakeside visitor center with four aquariums focusing on local waterways, interpretive exhibits.

Old Post Mountain Bike Trail

1598 Lock and Dam Rd. arkans.as/1aJQ9Tn

On the U.S. Department of the Interior National Recreation Trails registry. Old Post has a series of 12 interconnecting loops offering mountain bike enthusiasts more than eight miles of trail for all skill levels.

SILOAM SPRINGS Historic Downtown

479- 524-4556 Mainstreetsiloam.org

Most of the present-day downtown was built between

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville

Sager Creek Arts Center

479-524-4000 • 301 E. Twin Springs arkans.as/15fTnvR

Community theater enlists the talent of JBU students, as well as other local theater aficionados. Located in the old sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1921, it is renowned for its stained glass windows.

Siloam Springs Kayak Park

479-524-5779 • 19253 Fisher Ford Rd. Siloamspringskayakpark.com

Positioned along the scenic Illinois River, family-friendly, alcohol-free park features engineered river for skilled kayakers, as well as beginners. Length of rapids approximately 700 feet, Class II and III difficulty. ADA designed riverbank allows easy access. Also climbing boulder, picnic area, accessible walking trails, rain garden. All users are strongly encouraged to wear life jackets.

Siloam Springs Museum

479-524-4011 • 112 N. Maxwell SiloamSpringsMuseum.com

Permanent and rotating exhibits highlighting Indian culture, pioneer life, medicine and many other facets of the city’s history. Educational programs, field trips and walking tours for all ages. Extensive photograph and document archives for local history and genealogical research. Free admission.

Twin Springs Park, City Park and

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Bob Henry Park

479-524-5779 • 206 E. Main St., 212 W. University St. and 500 W. Benton St. (respectively)

Siloamsprings.com Beautiful parks along picturesque Sager Creek in downtown Siloam Springs. Enjoy walking trails, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, educational gardens, historic pavilions and a skate park for beginner and advanced levels. Fish Sager Creek year-round.

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Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

479-725-4017 • 306 E. Emma Amrailroad.com

Scenic excursion train through the foothills of the Ozark Boston Mountains. Departs Springdale, Van Buren and Fort Smith throughout the year.

Arts Center of the Ozarks

479-751-5441 • 214 S. Main St. Artscenteroftheozarks.org

Drama, musicals, gallery showings, classes, cultural events. 425-seat theatre.

Core Brewing and Distilling Company

479-879-2469 • 2470 Lowell Rd. CoreBeer.com

Uses top-shelf ingredients from around the world, with focus on making premium beer and spirits. Visit Springdale plant for personal tour and samples or head to any of their pubs for a pint and relaxing atmosphere. Six year-round beers, 1-2 seasonal beers every three months and many more.

League and serves as the Double-A affiliate for the Kansas City Royals.

Ozark Center Point Place

479-750-9100 • 5320 W. Sunset arkans.as/1e0SusO

Thirty retail stores offering a wide range of products to serve your shopping needs.

Saddlebock Brewery

479-419-9969 • 18244 Habberton Rd. Saddlebock.com

State-of-the-art, environmentally conscious brewery on farmland on the shores of the scenic White River. Committed to brewing fine, European-style beers with best ingredients brewed with care in small batches. No artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Sassafras Springs Vineyard

479-419-4999 • 6461 E. Guy Terry Rd. sassafrasspringsvineyard.com

Enjoy exceptional wines inside the beautiful tasting room, under the covered patio next to the fireplace or on one of the many oversized decks. Create everlasting memories in the beautiful Chapel Ruins and gather in the 3,500-square-foot newly renovated Stables for a variety of events.

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

479-750-8165 • 118 W. Johnson Ave. Shilohmuseum.org

Nestled in a park-like, two-acre wooded setting, the museum offers exhibits, programs, special events, a research library, photos and collections about the Arkansas Ozarks. Historic buildings, museum store, picnic tables. Free admission.

SUBIACO

Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Academy and Coury House Retreat Center 479-934-1001 • 405 N. Subiaco Ave. Subi.org

Established in 1878 as a Benedictine Monastery and a boys’ college prepatory school. Self-guided walking tour brochure of the campus and gothic-style architecture available at Coury House Retreat Center; guided, group tours available with prior notice.

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Old Spanish Treasure Cave

479-787-6508 • 14290 N. Ark. 59 Spanish-treasure-cave.com

Arvest Ballpark, Springdale

Legends of hidden treasure fill this cavern along with beautiful formations. Take a guided tour of this well-lit cavern; gift shop and gem stone panning available.

TONTITOWN

The Jones Center

Tontitown Historical Museum

479-756-8090 • 922 E. Emma Ave. Thejonescenter.net

Recreational and social facility houses the region’s only indoor ice-skating rink, indoor swimming pools, gym, fitness center, party rooms, classrooms, conference center, chapel, food court and more. Regional classes, programs and family-oriented events held throughout the year.  Day users welcome.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals

479-361-8700 • 251 Henri de Tonti Blvd. Tontitown.com

Housed in former home of two of Tontitown’s original settlers, sisters Mary and Zelinda Bastianelli. Showcases photographs and artifacts of early Italian settlers. The Italian-American history is told in a variety of exhibits about the journey made from Italy to Tontitown where they prospered.

Tontitown Winery

479-927-4900 • 3000 S. 56th St. Nwanaturals.com

Minor League baseball team based at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. The team is a member of the Texas

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479-361-8700 • 335 N. Barrington Rd. Tontitownwinery.com

Free wine tastings seven days a week. Housed in the 1917 Taldo House. All wines made on site from locally

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grown Ranalli Farms grapes and old-fashioned recipes. Winemaking has been a Ranalli family tradition since 1923. History room features traditions of grape growing, winemaking Italians who founded town.

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Albert Pike School

800-332-5889 • 300 Main St. arkans.as/136Cap4

One-room building in which Albert Pike taught in 1832. Interpretive markers tell the story of the unique building. Restored structure now stands on courthouse lawn.

Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

479-725-4017 • 813 Main Amrailroad.com

Scenic excursion train through the foothills of the Ozark Boston Mountains. Departs Springdale, Van Buren and Fort Smith throughout the year.

Center for Art and Education

479-474-7767 • 104 N. 13th St. Art-ed.org

Housed in the circa 1912 St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the center offers shows, workshops, art classes for adults and children, special events.

Antique Shopping in Van Buren

Old Frisco Depot

800-332-5889 • 813 Main St. Vanburen.org

Built in 1901, the restored depot serves as the Van Buren Visitors Center; has an exhibit honoring native son, Bob Burns, a radio and motion picture star of the ’30s and ’40s and the River Valley Museum of Van Buren.

UAFS Drennen-Scott Historical Site

479-262-2750 • 221 N. 3rd. arkans.as/136D5FZ

Original home of Revolutionary War descendant John Drennen and his family. Now a museum and “working laboratory” for university students as they re-create the century-and-a-half-old home. Structure is linked to the Trail of Tears, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War.

Van Buren Downtown Historic District

Center for Art and Education, Van Buren

Crawford County Courthouse

479-474-1312 • 300 Main St. Crawford-county.org/

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places; believed to be the oldest active county courthouse west of the Mississippi. Original portion constructed in 1842.

800-332-5889 • Main Street Vanburen.org

Six blocks of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and historical attractions located along a beautifully restored Victorian Main Street. Includes Crawford County Bank Building, Crawford County Courthouse and AnheuserBusch Brewing Company.

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Blythe’s Scott County Museum

King Opera House

479-474-2426 • 427 Main St. arkans.as/11Nd2mb

Restored 1880s palace that once played host to famous performers Jenny Lind, William Jennings Bryan and 1940s musician/entertainer Bob Burns; holds events throughout the year.

Mount Olive United Methodist Church

479-471-8955 • 500 Jefferson St. arkans.as/17EMTGX

Constructed by emancipated slaves in 1889. Said to consist of the oldest black congregation of the UMC system west of the Mississippi; driving tour only. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

479-637-3730 • 1205 N. Main blythemuseumar.com

Large collection of Native American artifacts found in the area. Local history exhibits.

Lake Hinkle

479-923-4235 • Off Ark. 248 W. arkans.as/1bciC4D

A 960-acre lake known for its diverse fishing opportunities. Largemouth bass, crappie, catfish.

Truman Baker Park

Off Hwy. 71 arkans.as/TrumanBakerPark

Features an eight-acre lake and pavilions. Voted most photogenic park in the U.S.

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Arkansas Wine Trail

Arkansas.com/places-to-go/trips-trails

Explores Arkansas’s winemaking heritage with stops at wineries and vineyards in Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, Tontitown, Morrilton, Altus and Wiederkehr Village.

Beaver Lake

479-636-1210 Beaverlake.com

28,000 acres of clear water attract thousands of water sports lovers, fishermen, hikers, birdwatchers. Located in the Ozark Highlands near Rogers, Eureka Springs, Springdale, Fayetteville. Forests, tall bluffs, meadows crisscrossed by hiking trails surround lake. Campgrounds, resorts, marinas, restaurants, shops. White River trout fishing below Beaver Dam.

Buffalo National River

Devil’s Den State Park, West Fork

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Devil’s Den State Park

479-761-3325 • 11333 W. Ark. 74 Reservations: 800-264-2417 arkansasstateparks.com/devilsden

About 2,500 unspoiled acres adjoining the Ozark National Forest between Winslow and West Fork. Hiking, backpacking, equestrian and mountain bike trails. RV and tent camping, crevice area, swimming pool, nature programs, cabins and interpretive programs.

WIEDERKEHR VILLAGE Neumeier Winery

479-209-1224 • 3406 Ark. 186 arkans.as/136DrfY

Part of Arkansas Wine Country, Neumeier’s is best known for its uniquely dry muscadine wine. Located high atop Saint Mary’s Mountain, offers free tours and tastings by appointment only. Custom pottery by master artisan formed and fired on-site.

870-439-2502 Nps.gov/buff/

Nation’s first national river and one of America’s great natural treasures. Meanders through the heart of the Ozarks for 135 miles before joining the White River. Natural wilderness, towering limestone bluffs, canoe outfitters, campsites, hiking trails, cabin rentals. Buffalo Point off Ark. 14 and Tyler Bend off U.S. 65 are fully developed use areas. Gravel bar camping is permitted. Park is home to state’s only elk herd.

Bull Shoals Lake

870-425-2700 arkans.as/13RVnay

Created by one of the largest concrete dams in the nation. Covers 45,000 acres with a 1,000-mile forested shoreline. Famous for its largemouth and striped bass; several state records (including a 57-pound striper) have been landed on the lake.

Wiederkehr Wine Cellars

479-GOT-WINE, 800-622-WINE 3324 Swiss Family Dr. Wiederkehrwines.com

Swiss-German heritage, tours and wine tastings, gift shop; family owned and operated since 1880. Weinkeller Restaurant housed in original hand-dug 1880 wine cellar features continental cuisine.

WINSLOW

Ozark Folkways Heritage Center

479-634-3791 • 22733 U.S. 71 N. Ozarkfolkways.org

Offers year-round classes in the arts and regional crafts to adults and children. Gallery features handiwork of more than 50 regional craftspeople, including pottery, quilts, wood carvings and baskets.

THROUGHOUT REGION Arkansas Art Trail

Arkansasarttrail.com

Highlights 10 significant sites where nature inspires art, including Thorncrown Chapel and Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the square in Bentonville, War Eagle near Rogers, Pea Ridge National Military Park, the Buffalo National River and the Harrison Square.

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Kings River

Kings River

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90-mile river forms in Madison County and empties into Table Rock Lake on state’s northern edge. Unique flora and fauna found on its rocky banks and bluffs. Excellent floating and fishing with deep pools, overhanging trees, occasional rapids and several large bluffs. Smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rock bass and other fish. Hiking.

Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway NwaTrails.org

36-mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail meanders through parks, fields, forests and tourist destinations in a primarily off-street setting. Connects dozens of popular

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community mountain bike trails, schools, shopping areas and workplaces. Accessible at several locations with northern end at Lake Bella Vista in Bentonville and southern end at Walker Park in Fayetteville.

shopping opportunities.

Trails

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail

Ozarkhighlandstrail.com

Backpacking or day use trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark National Forest, 210 miles in all, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend on Buffalo National River, and across the Sylamore Ranger District. Visit website for maps, details and advisories. 

The Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail and numerous other trails are found in this area. Check the Arkansas Adventure Guide for detailed information.

War Eagle Creek

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The War Eagle dances through some of the Ozarks’ most beautiful scenery on its way to Beaver Lake. Fishing, canoeing (best in spring), hiking, swimming and camping are among the attractions. Canoes and access are available at Withrow Springs State Park.

White River (Upper)

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Loops in and out of Arkansas in the Ozarks. Canoeing is popular on the 31-mile stretch from near Fayetteville to down past Brashears. Late October through spring is the best time for floating. Below Beaver Dam, a premier spot for trout fishing; rainbow, cutthroat and German brown trout inhabit the depths. Gear and guides are available. Rental canoes and shuttles can be found along the river.

Wilderness Areas

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The Goat Trail, Buffalo National River Valley near Ponca

Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area upstream from Boxley is adjacent to additional natural lands in the Ozark National Forest. The Ponca Wilderness Area contains over 11,000 acres above Kyles Landing. Richland Creek, East Fork and Hurricane Creek wilderness areas offer some of the most scenic and rugged country in the Ozarks.

Ozark National Forest

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Sprawling for miles through the Ozarks, contains hiking trails, including the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail; campgrounds, picnic areas; cabins. Wilderness areas include East Fork, Hurricane Creek, Leatherwood, Richland Creek and Upper Buffalo.

Scenic Drives

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Four National Forest Scenic Byways are found in the region: Mount Magazine (Ark. 309 from Paris to Havana), the “Pig Trail” (Ark. 23 north of Ozark to Ark. 16), Ozark Highlands (Ark. 21 north of Clarksville to the Buffalo National River) and Scenic 7 Byway (north through the Ozarks and south through the Ouachitas). U.S. Scenic 71 Byway travels north of the Arkansas River through the Boston Mountains. Others are U.S. 62, Ark. 123, 59, 43, 74 and I-49 Scenic Byway.

Scenic 7 Byway

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Mountain peaks, breathtaking vistas, attractions, entertainment – it’s all part of the Scenic 7 Byway adventure. Car and Driver magazine named part of Scenic 7 Byway as one of the top 10 driving experiences in the U.S.

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• Discover the Old West and Victorian legacies of Fort Smith, Van Buren and other cities • Explore the Talimena National Scenic Byway and other gorgeous drives • Fishing, canoeing, white water kayaking and hiking • Scenic mountains, rivers, lakes and streams • Attractions, museums, shopping and entertainment • State and National Parks • Festivals/Events • Arkansas Wine Country

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Experience the Ozarks and enjoy the beauty of the Boston Mountains through the window of a vintage excursion train. Before boarding, don't forget to take a stroll through the Main Street Historic District to shop the unique specialty shops and antiques, enjoy live music and great food. The UAFS Drennen-Scott Historic Site, home of the Revolutionary War descendant, John Drennen and his family. Truly a treasure worth exploring showcasing the antebellum furniture of the time and its many contents.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas

The New Spirit of the Old West Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Arkansas River Valley, unforgettable historic sites, unique shopping and relaxing downtown atomosphere in Arkansas’ second largest city.

Fort Smith National Historic Site

Call or visit FortSmith.org today for your FREE Visitors Guide! Miss Laura’s Visitors Center

2 North B St., Fort Smith AR 72901 800-637-1477 • 479-783-8888 tourism@fortsmith.org

Don’t just climb the state’s highest peak EXPERIENCE IT. Schluterman’s ATV Tour & Guide Service is a safe, exciting excursion on Mount Magazine. All-terrain vehicle and safety equipment provided, just bring your sense of adventure.

• 4 State Parks • 2 National Forests • Lake Dardanelle & Arkansas River

Call 1-800-561-6508 for your FREE Visitor’s Guide.

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At 2,753 feet, Mount Magazine is the height of vacationing in Arkansas – literally. Here atop the state’s high point, The Lodge at Mount Magazine offers sweeping views of the Petit Jean River Valley, first-class accommodations, classic Southern cuisine, an indoor pool, and fitness center. Spacious cabins with hot tubs stretch along the same bluff.

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One of Arkansas’s five state park lodges.

CHARMING, COMFORTABLE AND CLOSE TO IT ALL • Free unique continental breakfast including homemade quiche, pecan coffee cake and muffins; hot Belgian waffles served daily • Free high-speed wireless Internet • Stroll through beautiful award-winning gardens • Two-bedroom cabin available • In-house massage therapist • Luxury suites with Jacuzzi tubs for two • Swimming pool • Meeting room

196 E. Van Buren • Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (479) 253-5241 • Fax: (479) 253-6502 • 1-800-828-0109 www.qualityinneurekasprings.com

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516 Village Circle Eureka Springs, AR 72632

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for 65 Years of Outstanding Performances! The Tales of Hoffmann Jacques Offenbach

Join us for our 65th Anniversary Season as Opera in the Ozarks presents another company of talented emerging artists.

La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi

24 Performances June 19 – July 17, 2015

La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Gioacchino Rossini

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Come EXPLORE All the POSSIBILITIES. Whether you’re a foodie searching for burger nirvana or a golfer looking for the fairest fairways, find it in Springdale and have one of the best times of your life. DISCOVER ALL THIS AND MORE WHEN YOU... 1.800.972.7261 ExploreSpringdale.com/guest

Award-winning American cuisine

In a place that feels otherworldly

Chef Miles James’ fine dining concept offers what he calls Ozark Plateau cuisine in a contemporary, visually stunning restaurant with style and service that could compete with any major foodie destination in the world. Adjacent to the restaurant is Inn at the Mill, part of the Ascend Collection of boutique hotels, located in the old Johnson Mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This unique lodging and dining experience provides modern luxuries in a sophisticated country inn setting. 3906 Johnson Mill Blvd. • Springdale, AR 72762 479-443-1800 innatthemill.com jamesatthemill.com

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One of Rogers/Bentonville’s coolest places to lounge could be your next fun night out. Looking for a big-city lounge feel during your visit to Rogers/Bentonville? Stop by the WXYZ Bar/Lounge located in the Aloft hotel. Enjoy drinks while networking or even have a go or two playing on our pool table as you enjoy the mellow music in the background. Stop in on Tuesdays for live music from local bands or Wednesdays if you think you got the answers to our trivia questions during the night!

1103 South 52nd Street Rogers, AR 72758

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Motel, Restaurant, Gift Shop & Cabins An Ozark tradition unlike any other!

Located 6 miles south of Jasper, Arkansas, on Scenic 7 Byway

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The place to stop on Scenic 7 Byway for great food, accommodations, hospitality and a breathtaking view of “Arkansas’ Grand Canyon.” • Five-Unit Country Inn Overlooking Arkansas’ Grand Canyon • Three Log Cabins with Modern Amenities on Lookout Mountain • Wireless Internet and Satellite TV at Inn • Satellite TV at Cabins • Cabins Open Year Round • Famous for our “Company’s Comin’ Pie” • Arkansas Fried Catfish, Great Steaks and Classic Country Cooking • On the Scenic Route to Branson and Eureka Springs

Restaurant and Gift Shop Hours: March 17-Peak Fall Colors: Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Minutes away from the Buffalo River and Hiking Trails

GET AWAY FROM IT ALL. IN NO TIME AT ALL. Escape to nearby Buffalo Outdoor Center, where all of nature rules the day and all things peaceful and quiet rule the night. All within a stone’s throw of where you live. We’re close to home, yet worlds away. And all you need for a cabin getaway that’s easy to plan, affordable and filled with beautiful adventures!

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North Central IN THIS REGION, The Natural State truly lives up to its name. Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in America are located here. It’s a place of world-famous trout fishing on the White, Little Red and Spring rivers, plus big bass on Greers Ferry, Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes. The Buffalo National River runs through North Central Arkansas with prime floating near Gilbert and St. Joe. In addition to the great outdoors, there are many great attractions, including museums, historic sites and state parks.

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This town gets its name from the multicolored bluff-line looming over the White River. An important river port in the 1800s, Calico Rock preserves its storied past. The entire downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with shops, restaurants, a soda fountain and a farmers market on Main Street. The East Calico District, the oldest part of the city, is America’s only ghost town inside a thriving community. Twenty buildings, including a pool hall, tavern, barbershop, theater, café and cotton gin, still stand. Visit the old jail and have your picture (or mugshot) taken. NORTH CENTRAL

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Ozark Folk Center State Park

The majesty of Blanchard Springs Caverns cannot be overstated. Massive rock formations, water-carved passages, an underground river and the world’s largest flowstone make it a must-see attraction. Embark on one of three cave tours: Dripstone Trail, Discovery Trail and Wild Cave for the adventurous. There’s also a Discovery in the Dark Headlamp Tour to experience what it was like for early explorers to discover the cave.

America’s only park dedicated to Ozark folkways is located in Mountain View. Pioneer arts and crafts are preserved and practiced daily through live demonstrations in the Craft Village. Celebrity performers fill the park’s large auditorium with traditional mountain music. In the Heritage Herb Garden, old-time pass-along plants and herbs flourish. Ozark Folk Center hosts workshops and events year-round. Dining and lodging are available on-site. The park is also home to Loco Ropes, a treetop rope challenge course and zip line.

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Batesville Historic Commercial District

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State’s oldest existing city. Historic Commercial District offers a glimpse into the city’s past, as does the Old Independence Regional Museum, which features historical exhibits from the 12 counties that comprised the original 1820 Independence County.

Founded in 1872 as Arkansas College, this liberal arts college hosts the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival in late April.

Lyon College Holloway Theatre

870-307-7000 • 2300 Highland Rd. arkans.as/1rnkzG5

State-of-the-art facility for collegiate productions and the study of the theatre arts. Offers “black box” seating for 175 in three-quarter-round or proscenium theatre.

Lyon College Kresge Gallery

Batesville Motor Speedway

870-251-0011 • 5090 Heber Springs Rd. arkans.as/18QCgpn

.375-mile, red clay oval nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

870-307-7000 • 2300 Highland Dr. arkans.as/1qkQpnx

Hosts exhibits by artists and students.

Mark Martin Museum

800-566-4461 • 1601 Batesville Blvd. markmartinmuseum.com

Bethel AME Church

870-793-5590 • 889 Oak St. arkans.as/1679Dyu

Oldest religious structure in Batesville, as well as being the home of the first black congregation in the town.

Racer’s cars and trophies are showcased in a state-ofthe-art museum in the town where the NASCAR legend’s racing career started.

Old Independence Regional Museum

Lyon College

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Permanent exhibits focus on Native Americans, the Civil War, the Great Depression and transportation. Archival materials from 12 counties that comprised the original 1820 Independence County. Programs. Traveling exhibits. Gift shop.

courts, recreation centers, fitness center, senior center, horseshoe pits, two nature trails and seven lakes for boating or fishing.

CLINTON Clinton Art

202 Main St. arkans.as/19QRr18

“Three Rivers Trailhead,” eight-foot high monolithic water sculpture created by Fayetteville artist Hank Kaminsky. Depicts elements of area history with images, dates and names. Located in City Park along U.S. 65 near downtown.

Community Gallery

501-884-6288 • 486 U.S. 65 Ncafae.org

Exhibits of professional, up-and-coming and student artists. A program of the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education.

Fresh Air Yoga Studio and Art Gallery

501-745-2266 • 358 Main St. Freshairyoga.org

Batesville Ozark Loop Trail

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Bull Shoals Caverns

870-445-7177 • 1011 C.S. Woods Blvd. Bullshoalscaverns.com

Limestone formations line this cave, once home of prehistoric natives. Off Ark. 178.

Mountain Village 1890

870-445-7177 • 1011 C.S. Woods Blvd. 1890village.com

Village from the 19th century with authentic structures and furnishings. Petting zoo. Nearly every building and the land itself is actively haunted. Paranormal experiences reported by visitors and employees alike.

CALICO ROCK

Open for special exhibits or by appointment. Gallery available online. Yoga classes every Monday.

Natural Bridge

501-745-2357 • 1120 Natural Bridge Rd. arkans.as/15f4684

100-foot sandstone formation millions of years in the making, hidden away in scenic beauty of the Ozarks. Stone archway actually used as a bridge during pioneer days. Facilities include a log cabin museum and gift shop. Open mid-March through mid-November.

South Fork Nature Center

501-745-6444 • 962 Bachelor Rd. Southforknaturecenter.org

About two miles of public nature trails at west end of Greers Ferry Lake. Premier conservancy project of the The Gates Roger Foundation, Inc. Foundation office located downtown at 290 Main St. contains herbarium with 800 species from the nature center.

Calico Rock Historic District

870-297-4129 Calicorock.us

Entire downtown on National Register of Historic Places. Antique/gift shops/restaurants are heart of Main Street. Solar street lights, quaint shops and seasonal Farmers Market. Twenty-three buildings and structures comprise East Calico Historic District and walking tour. Visit the town where John Grisham’s “Calico Joe” came to life.

Calico Rock Museum

870-297-6100 • 104 Main St. Calicorockmuseum.com

Exhibits from pre-historic period to 1967 and important works of folk art, including paintings, sculpture and carvings historically and culturally significant to Calico Rock and surrounding communities. Located in restored historic buildings along Main Street.

CHEROKEE VILLAGE

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Van Buren County Historical Society Museum

Cherokee Village

870-257-5522 Cherokeevillage.org

15,000-acre resort and retirement community offers natural beauty of an Ozark forest, two 18-hole golf courses, six swimming pools, a private beach, tennis

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501-745-4066 • 211 3rd St. arkans.as/VanBurenCoHistorical

Local and area exhibits. Museum’s Family History Room has extensive collection of family information and family

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Cotter Rainbow Bridge

870-435-2663 • U.S. 62-B arkans.as/15ws4hu

Rainbow-arched bridge over the White River built in 1930. Ranked among the most beautiful spans in mid-America.

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Artisans Gift Gallery

501-884-6000 • 104 Pine Grove Rd.

Shows Arkansas artists. Fine and decorative art, gifts, woodcarvings, marionettes, Arkansas crystals, jewelry. Free puppet theater on Wednesdays during the summer. Located in the Post Office building.

North Central Arkansas Speedway

870-449-5277 • 192 Summerwood Ln. Dsmotorsports-llc.com

Modified, pure stock trucks, cruisers, Super Stocks and Mini-Stocks on a 3/8th-mile oval track. Auto racing runs on Friday nights, with ATV and dirt bike racing on the second and fourth Saturday nights of the month.

Peel Ferry

870-436-5666 • Along Ark. 125, west shore of Bull Shoals Lake arkans.as/12mifSE

Last public ferryboat operating in the state. Peel Ferry transports vehicles and passengers across a section of the big lake during daytime hours only.

Belle of the Bay

501-884-6030 • 4350 Ark. 330 S. Fairfieldbaymarina.com

Cruise boat is a 30-passenger enclosed vessel that goes out on Tuesday and Thursday for a two-hour cruise. Monday, Wednesday and Friday shuttles provided for trip to island to hike Sugarloaf Mountain. Reservations required for all trips.

Indian Rock House

501-884-4899 • 337 Snead Dr. arkans.as/18Sv5Me

Nestled under a hillside at Indian Hills Country Club. Natural sandstone grotto was the home of prehistoric cave dwellers.

Log Cabin Museum

501-884-4899 • 335 Snead Dr. arkans.as/1b7nuKK

Indian Hills Country Club, Fairfield Bay

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An 1850 cabin, dismantled and reconstructed on its present site. Furnished with items used in a home of the 1880s. Free.

North Central Arkansas Art Gallery

501-680-2741 • 110 Lost Creek Pkwy. Ncafae.org

Ongoing exhibit includes paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media by local and national artists. Free admission. Located at Our Towne Conference Center.

Gilbert General Store

870-439-2888 • #1 Frost St. Gilbertstore.com

Built in 1901, continues to function as a general store with supplies, maps, clothing. Also home to Buffalo Camping and Canoeing, a registered concessioner on the Buffalo National River that rents cabins, canoes, kayaks, rafts. On National Register of Historic Places.

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North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education (NCAFAE) 501-884-6288 Ncafae.org

Features professional talent. Headquartered in Fairfield Bay, the foundation sponsors monthly musical concerts in Van Buren, Stone and Cleburne counties.

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Hardy Main Street District

870-856-3571 Mainstreetofhardy.org

The state’s smallest town to boast a historic Main Street district, 41 buildings listed on the register. Variety of shops cater to visitors seeking antiques, oddities, art and much more. Located in pre-WWI buildings along the beautiful Spring River. 

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Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery

870-453-3212 • Ark. 178 N. Flwsportsgallery.com

History of the famous Ranger Bass Boat is depicted here through awards, photographs, memories and mementos of Forrest and Nina Wood. Commemorates Ranger Boats and the development of bass fishing over the past five decades. Display includes first Ranger boats built, other classic Ranger designs.

870-856-3811 • East Main Street arkans.as/14J5IIL

Located along the Spring River one block off Hardy’s historic Main Street. Includes a scenic river walk, playgrounds, pavilions.

Spring River

870-856-3210 • Access is from U.S. 63 arkans.as/12EdHn0

Favorite of canoeists. Many areas of upper section

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popular with fly fishermen. Outfitters, launch facilities available along Mammoth Spring-Hardy stretch (17 miles). Crystal-clear with long pools, whitewater falls. Scenery mostly hardwood forest with some rocky bluffs.

Vintage Motorcar Museum

870-856-4884 • 301 W. Main St. Facebook.com/VintageMotorcarMuseum

Private collection featuring more than 60 vehicles. Includes a 1908 Sears Runabout and a 1946 Lincoln Convertible.

HEBER SPRINGS

Big Creek Natural Area

Visitor Center with aquarium. Self-guided hatchery tours. Located just north of the dam off Ark. 25.

Jeff Anderson Memorial Trail

Near Sandy Beach at the end of Front Street

Bicycle trail – NO motorized vehicles. Path winds through woods along shoreline of Greers Ferry Lake.

JFK Overlook Park

501-362-2444 • Located just across Greers Ferry Dam

A covered shelter provides year-round viewing. The Greers Ferry Dam and the Little Red River are some of the spectacular views that you see.

Josh Park Memorial Trail

501-324-9619 • Off Ark. 110 near Wilburn arkans.as/12oKCjg

Rugged 2.4 miles of trails and nature study. Hunting and fishing. 200-foot bluffs and 3.5 miles of Big Creek.

Bridal Veil Falls

501-362-4901 • Off Ark. 25 arkans.as/18kZxMn

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Used by cross-country runners, joggers and bikers. Stretches a total of 6,485 feet with five shorter trails ranging from 550 feet to 886 feet.

Beautiful place to take in the natural beauty surrounding Heber Springs. Elevation of 584 feet above sea level. Hiking down to see the falls is must for visitors.

Cleburne County Historical Society

501-362-5225 • 210 N. Broadway Cleburnehistory.info

Museum and genealogy research library. Large collection of historical photos and artifacts, as well as other records. Extensive county genealogy data, including census, marriage, cemetery, schools, obituaries, others. Located in the historic Frauenthal House on the National Register of Historic Places.

Collins Creek (Catch-and-Release Area)

501-362-2416 • Off Ark. 25 arkans.as/1b2VIPz

Outdoor project at the John F. Kennedy Park, near the Greers Ferry Fish Hatchery, includes catch-and-release trout fishing area for youngsters (under age 16). Hiking trail. Nature-watching opportunities.

Fly fishing on Little Red River

Little Red River

501-362-9067 arkans.as/18eSUuu

Emerges icy-cold from beneath Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. “Rip” Collins landed a then world-record 40-pound, 4-ounce brown on this premier-class trout stream in 1992. Numerous outfitters and resorts available.

Mossy Bluff Trail and Buckeye Trail

501-362-2444 • Trailheads at William Carl Garner Visitor Center arkans.as/12Gr4D8

Mossy Bluff Trail is 1.6 miles round-trip and includes a stop at a scenic overlook. Buckeye Trail (660 feet) from the visitor center is paved and handicapped accessible.

Olmstead Funeral & Historical Museum

501-250-3890 • 108 S. 4th St.

Collins Creek, Heber Springs

Gem Movie Theatre

501-362-2884 • 119 W. Main St. Gemmovietheatre.com

Restored movie house showing current releases; 3-D capability.

Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery

501-362-3615 • 349 Hatchery Rd. Fws.gov/greersferry/ NORTH CENTRAL

Reflections of Yesteryears: Museum of funeral home and embalming memorabilia dating to the turn of the 19th century; miniature train exhibits included; listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Prim Rocks

501-362-2444

Prim in northern Cleburne County is known for its proliferation of large round sandstone boulders ranging in diameter from 1-4 feet. Boulders are part of the Bloyd/ Hale Formations of Morrowan age in the Pennsylvania System deposited some 300 million years ago.

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501-362-2444 • Along Ark. 25B

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Stroll through antique, art galleries, gift and other shops starting around the Court Square surrounding historic Cleburne County Courthouse and continuing east and west of Main Street.

Offers music, theater, art and history exhibits. Performing and visual arts classes for all ages. Home of 400-seat Killebrew Theater, Heritage Museum, Art Gallery. Housed in historic stone building constructed by the WPA in 1938. Shares rich historical, musical, cultural heritage of Searcy County and the Ozark Mountains.

Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail

501-362-2416 • 700 Heber Springs Rd. arkans.as/15joCoz

One-mile trail takes hikers up for a panoramic view of the Ozarks. Built and maintained by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. First designated National Scenic Trail in America. Located on an island in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake.

Sugarloaf Mountain

501-362-2444 • Ark. 110 E. sugarloafheritagecouncil.org

Standing high above the valley formed by the Little Red River. Trail access off Ark. 110 E. just past the Heber Springs Folklore Society Building.

Serenity Farm Bread

870-447-2211 • 423 Main St. Serenityfarmbread.us

Bakers use ancient techniques perfected in Europe over the centuries to make naturally leavened bread. Watch artisan bakers load the massive wood-fired brick oven with hand-shaped loaves. Has been featured in Southern Living Magazine.

MAMMOTH SPRING

Mammoth Spring State Park

870-625-7364 • 17 U.S. 63 ArkansasStateParks.com/mammothspring

Swan Sightings on Magness Lake

501-362-2444 • 544 Hays Rd. arkans.as/16uq8Dc

One of the great natural wonders of Mid-America. Mammoth Spring flows at average hourly rate of almost 10 million gallons of 58-degree water. Pour-off creates Spring River, popular year-round canoe and fishing stream. Park includes an Arkansas Welcome Center, 1886 Railroad Depot Museum, nature trail, picnic sites, pavilion, playground, early hydroelectric power dam.

See Trumpeter swans at a bird sanctuary. Birds use Magness Lake as a midwest wintering ground. Arrive mid-November and stay until early March.

William Carl Garner Visitor Center

501-362-9067 • 700 Heber Springs Rd. N. arkans.as/15iWpxQ

Features 20-minute slide program, “The Saga of the Little Red: A Tale of Two Centuries.” Exhibit area, auditorium, children’s touch table, replica of former world-record 40-pound, 4-ounce brown trout caught in Little Red River.

LAKEVIEW

Bull Shoals-White River State Park

870-445-3629 • Off Ark. 178 ArkansasStateParks.com/bullshoalswhiteriver

This 732-acre park lies both above and below massive Bull Shoals Dam. Facilities stretch along the White River with camping (including Rent-an-RV and Rent-a-Camp), pavilions, marina/store, hiking/mountain bike trails and interpretive programs. Along the lakeshore, the day-use park offers picnic sites and playgrounds, plus a nature trail. James A. Gaston Visitor Center features state-of-theart exhibits, aquariums, a gift shop, theater, barrier-free hiking trail and observation tower.

LESLIE

Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail, Greers Ferry Lake

Killebrew Theater

South Fork of the Spring River

870-448-2557 • 410 Oak St. arkans.as/137GCPP

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Flowing nearly 19 miles before meeting the Spring River, South Fork features Class 1 and 2 rapids. The river winds through picturesque sections of the Ozark Mountains. Considered to be one of the top streams for smallmouth bass.

Offers live music on the second Saturday of each month. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support the Ozark Heritage Arts Center.

Leslie

870-447-2240 • U.S. 65 and Ark. 66 Facebook.com/lesliearkansas

Peaceful village of less than 500 citizens boasts an active community theater, art gallery, museum, antique shops and the only “old-world” brick-oven bakery in the Ozarks. Town maintains 1920s-era charm. Known as “The Chocolate Roll Capital of the World.”

Ozark Heritage Arts Center and Museum

870-447-2500 • 410 Oak St.

MOUNTAIN HOME

Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours 870-492-5222 • 402 Cranfield Rd. arkans.as/14LvhZq

Some 200 displays featuring 200,000 miniatures, 60 dollhouses, 60 miniature stores. One room is bakery items made from beads and buttons. Dioramas include

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each month is gospel night.

Loco Ropes

888-669-6717, 870-269-6566 • 1025A Park Ave. Locoropes.com

Rapps Barren Settlement

870-424-9311 • 1101 Spring St. arkans.as/1dn6P2C

USA Today Travel’s “10 Excellent Outdoor Adventures for Families.” Features 30+ treetop elements, including zip lines, Tarzan swings, rope bridges and swinging logs, offering mild to extreme challenges. Tower adventures include the round-trip Flying & Screamin’ Pig zip lines, the HotShot free fall and the Planks Peak climbing wall. Located at the Ozark Folk Center.

Historic buildings in a village setting to illustrate Mountain Home’s early days, located in Cooper City Park.

Ozark Folk Center State Park

870-269-3851 • 1032 Park Ave. Reservations: 800-264-3655 Ozarkfolkcenter.com

Visit working crafters and musicians. Learn how to throw a bowl, forge iron, stitch a quilt or any of more than 20 crafts. Purchase handcrafted goods. Acoustic music during the day in the craft village outdoor stage. Evening shows in the 1,000-seat auditorium. Acoustic pre-1941 music and special celebrity concerts offered. Also 60 cabins, conference center, restaurant, general store/ visitor center, gift shop and large herb garden.

Ozark National Forest, Sylamore District

870-269-3228 • Off Ark. 14 N. arkans.as/1chD2Ny

Arkansas Folk Festival, Mountain View

130,000 acres of hardwood forests, spring-fed creeks, two adjoining rivers, limestone bluffs and grassy meadows make up this natural wilderness area. Campsites at Gunner Pool, Barkshed and Blanchard Springs. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails follow scenic routes to the White River. Leatherwood Wilderness borders Buffalo River Wilderness. Creek swimming, fishing and tours of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Arkansas Craft Guild and Gallery

870-269-4120 • 104 E. Main Arkansascraftguild.org

Member owned and operated cooperative. Open yearround. Gallery features traditional and contemporary art and fine crafts of juried guild members from across the state. Guild sponsors Christmas Showcase first weekend in December at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Stone County Ironworks

800-223-4722, 870-269-8108 408 Ironworks Dr. www.stonecountyironworks.com

Backstreet Theater

America’s Blacksmith Shop; Artisan-led maker of highly crafted, hand-forged iron products for hearth, home and hospitality institutions all across the country; portfolio features about 1,500 items and custom-made pieces.

870-269-6200 • 120 W. Jefferson St. Backstreettheater.com

Local and national bands of all varieties each Friday and Saturday.

Stone County Tourist Guide and Information Center

Blanchard Springs Caverns

870-757-2211, 888-757-2246 • Off Ark. 14 N. arkans.as/19357pw

Don’t miss this pristine natural adventure, one of the few developed cave systems operated by U.S. Forest Service. Open all year. Guided walking and wild cave tours. Visitor Center with gift shop, books, maps, educational material. Tour reservations at www.recreation.gov. Wi-Fi spots available in cave while on tour.

870-269-2985 • 122 W. Main St. StoneCountyTouristGuide.com

Comprehensive information on local attractions such as music and comedy shows, dancing, folk music, musical instrument workshops, craft shows, festivals and events, outdoor activities. Also provides guide books for restaurants, lodging and worship centers.

Sylamore Creek Trail

Cash’s White River Theater

870-214-2326 • 507 Sylamore Ave. www.whiterivertheater.com

Features “Michael Kelley – Voices that Change.” Michael is a singer and vocal impressionist who performs over 70 different characters. Catch country, blues, rock and pop from the 50s through the 90s, all performed by one man; formerly Cash’s White River Hoedown.

Jimmy Driftwood’s Barn

870-269-8042 • 19775 Ark. 5 N. Jimmydriftwoodlegacyproject.com

Folk, gospel, country and bluegrass performed by local performers and friends from around the country. Show times: Friday and Sunday. Second Saturday of

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870-269-3228 • Off Ark. 14 N. arkans.as/1auRX5Z

14-mile Ozark National Forest trail named for the scenic, free-flowing stream it follows past waterfalls, natural springs, limestone bluffs and lush forest. Three campgrounds along the trail route make it possible to shorten the trip to fit your hiking style. Extension ties this trail into the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail.

Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail

870-269-3228 • Ark. 14 N. arkans.as/17ARwjm

Located in the Sylamore District of the Ozark National Forest north of Mountain View. Trail offers over 50 miles for novice to advanced bikers. Five interconnecting loops

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One-mile pathway follows the old roadbed of the historic M&NA Railway.

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ST. JOE

870-499-5255 • 1414 Ark. 177 S. Fws.gov/norfork

870-439-2502 • 170 Ranger Rd. Nps.gov/buff/

Norfork National Fish Hatchery

Learn how millions of trout are grown at state’s most productive trout facility. Children may try their luck at landing a rainbow at the hatchery’s Dry Run Creek.

Tyler Bend Visitor Center

Facility welcomes visitors to the Buffalo National River with a museum exhibit, theater, bookstore. Operated by the National Park Service.

YELLVILLE

Crooked Creek

870-449-4676 • Off U.S. 62 arkans.as/15z03G7

Well-known for smallmouth bass fly fishing.

Rush Historic District

870-449-4311 • Off Ark. 14 S. arkans.as/14LMVMU

Town of Rush was established in the 1880s after zinc mining started along the Buffalo River. Site now a ghost town, under the protection of the National Park Service. Trail with interpretive exhibits.

THROUGHOUT REGION Buffalo National River

870-439-2502 Nps.gov/buff/

Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail, Mountain View

Nation’s first national river and one of America’s great natural treasures. Meanders through the heart of the Ozarks for 135 miles before joining the White River. Natural wilderness, towering limestone bluffs, canoe outfitters, campsites, hiking trails, cabin rentals. Buffalo Point off Ark. 14 and Tyler Bend off U.S. 65 are fully developed use areas. Gravel bar camping is permitted. Park is home to state’s only elk herd.

Wolf House

870-425-2755 • Ark. 5 Baxtercounty.org/wolfhouse.php

Jacob Wolf home was built in the early 1800s and is believed to be the oldest log structure in Arkansas. Overlooks White River. Open for tours twice a year.

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Hurricane River Caverns

870-429-6200 • Off Hwy. 65 www.hurricanerivercaverns.com

Three extreme wild cave tours available by reservation. Self-guided tour offered daily March-October. Located between Harrison and Marshall, one hour from Eureka Springs.

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Bull Shoals Lake

870-895-3004 • U.S. 62/412 arkans.as/155UIUB

Local and regional acts perform Saturday nights.

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Walk Railroad History Hiking Trail

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Created by one of the largest concrete dams in the nation. Covers 45,000 acres with a 1,000-mile forested shoreline. Famous for its largemouth and striped bass; several state records (including a 57-pound striper) have been landed on the lake.

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Crafts and Antique Shopping

One of oldest craft guilds in the Mid-South is Arkansas Craft Guild at Mountain View. Gallery on Main Street features work by about 200 quality Arkansas artists. 870-269-4120. Arkansascraftguild.org. Independently owned craft shops – such as Ferguson’s Country Store on U.S. 65 near St. Joe – and excellent antique and collectibles outlets are found across the region. Some favorite shopping areas include Hardy, Mountain View, Batesville, Mountain Home, Heber Springs, Clinton, Mammoth Spring, Newark, Harrison, Leslie and Marshall.

Greers Ferry Lake

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Nestled in the Ozark foothills between Clinton and Heber

40 lbs., 4 ozs. Trout resorts, marinas and guide services are available.

Musical Shows

Folk, country/western, bluegrass, gospel, big band and classic rock are among the possibilities when choosing a music theater in the Ozarks. Mountain View, home of traditional folk music, has the Ozark Folk Center, Folklore Societies and others. Salem and Mammoth Spring also offer musicals.

National Fish Hatcheries

Trout are produced at facilities below Norfork Dam, east of Mountain Home (870-499-5255), and below Greers Ferry Dam, near Heber Springs (501-362-3615). A federal hatchery at Mammoth Spring produces bass and other native species (870-625-3912). Tours available at each site.

Norfork Lake and North Fork River

870-425-2700 arkans.as/15iyeQq

Norfork is a bit smaller than its twin, Bull Shoals, but boasts plenty of lake fun. Fishing action centers on bass, walleye, stripers and panfish. Boating, swimming and scuba diving also tops. The North Fork River, flowing from Norfork Dam, offers excellent trout waters for boat or fly fishing. Barrier-free fishing pier is available just off Ark. 5 below the dam.

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail

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Backpacking or day use hiking trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark National Forest, 210 miles in all, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend of Buffalo National River, and across the Sylamore Ranger District. Visit website for maps, details and advisories. 

Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail

Fishing on Greers Ferry Lake Springs. Among state’s five largest lakes. Provides great fishing, water sports, boating and camping. Awardwinning reservoir served as national model for environmental cleanliness. Corps of Engineers campgrounds and commercial parks available, along with first-class lodging, lakeside resorts, fine restaurants. Shopping and historical sites around lake.

Historic Towns

Batesville, which has been continuously occupied since 1808, is the oldest existing town in the state. Two historic districts contain fine examples of homes from every decade since the 1840s. Other towns with historic homes include Harrison, Calico Rock, Mountain Home, Yellville, Marshall, Hardy, Pocahontas, Heber Springs, Newport, Evening Shade, Clinton, Leslie and Mountain View.

Houseboating, Lake Fun

Houseboat rentals available on Norfork, Bull Shoals and Greers Ferry lakes in the region. Units come in all sizes and can be used for cruising or fishing trips. Sailing, scuba diving, skiing and even seaplane excursions may be enjoyed.

Little Red River

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For 32 miles downstream of Greers Ferry Dam, the Little Red River tailwater comprises a world-class fishery for brown and rainbow trout. Cutthroat trout and brook trout also found here. Former International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame all-tackle world-record German brown trout caught here in 1992. The big brown weighed in at

NORTH CENTRAL

www.norfork.com/cycling/

Hilly trail starts in the Witts Spring community (Searcy County) and follows Forest Service Road 1205 and County Road 12 through the back country past Horn Mountain and Richland Creek, then along county roads to the Silver Hill area (U.S. 65). Another segment of the trail starts at Gilbert on Ark. 333 and follows County Roads 29, 82 and 31 in the Buffalo National River valley into Marion County.

Ozark National Forest

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Sprawling for miles through the Ozarks, contains hiking trails, including the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail; campgrounds, picnic areas; cabins. Wilderness areas include East Fork, Hurricane Creek, Leatherwood, Richland Creek and Upper Buffalo.

Scenic Drives

Ark. 9 provides colorful Ozark scenery from Clinton to Melbourne with deep valleys, mountain vistas and trickling streams. Ark. 5 from Mountain Home through Calico Rock and Mountain View to Heber Springs also offers a variety of highland wonders. Scenic 14 from the Bull Shoals Lake region through Yellville and Mountain View to Batesville has forested mountains, limestone bluffs and the Buffalo National River. Ark. 27, 16 and 74 west of Marshall provide panoramic views of the Ozarks and rural homesteads. Scenic 7 Byway has natural beauty all along its course from Diamond City to Russellville.

Spring River

870-856-3210 • Off U.S. 63, Mammoth Spring to Hardy

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Huge natural spring at Mammoth Spring State Park creates a constant year-round flow of fresh water for 20 miles of whitewater canoeing, trout fly fishing and riverside camping. Resorts and outfitters are available.

White River

870-425-2700 arkans.as/18eWmoJ

Internationally famous for its beauty and great fishing, the White winds its way through the Ozarks and across the great delta (some 700 miles) before joining the Mississippi. Trout fishing below Bull Shoals and Norfork dams is a major drawing card. The beauty and wildlife are also important reasons people are attracted to the Ozarks’ largest river. Trout resorts, marinas and guide services are available along more than 100 miles of prime fishing territory.

Wilderness Areas

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North central Ozarks boasts the Lower Buffalo and Leatherwood wilderness areas, adjacent to each other and sharing some 30,000 acres of pristine highlands. The Lower Buffalo is part of the Buffalo National River, and the Leatherwood Area is within the Sylamore District of the Ozark National Forest.

By the shimmering waters of Greers Ferry Lake in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains Arkansas’ Premier Resort Destination for Leisure or Business • Spacious condominiums • Luxurious guest suites • Championship golfing • Elegant and casual dining • First-rate meeting facilities Visit www.redappleinn.com to begin planning a romantic retreat, business meeting, wedding or special event.

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A place of local charm AND WORLD-CLASS ADVENTURE • Boating, swimming and water sports on Greers Ferry Lake • Fishing on the Little Red River • Scenic hiking and biking • Great shopping and dining • Quaint downtown with arts and entertainment scene • Family-friendly festivals

Heber Springs Area Chamber Of Commerce 1001 W. Main • Heber Springs, AR 72543 www.heber-springs.com • 1-800-77-HEBER

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CLASSIC BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER ADVENTURES • 15 different river routes • Canoe rentals • Guided fishing trips • Horseback riding • Hiking excursions

www.buffalorivercabins.com | www.buffaloriveroutfitters.com 9664 Highway 65 N. | St. Joe, AR 72675 Authorized Canoe Concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

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SCENIC DRIVES AND UNIQUE PLACES Ozark Gateway offers family fun year-round. Spend a day floating or fishing a scenic river or crystal-clear lake. Enjoy an evening of live music or dinner theater. Shop for one-of-a-kind artwork or rare antiques. Swing from the trees on an exciting zip line. Venture underground on a tour of Blanchard Springs Caverns. Tee off on a championship golf course. End the day with a delightful dinner at a local restaurant. Plan the ultimate family vacation in the Ozarks.

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Cherokee

Seven lakes, two challenging 18-hole championship golf courses, hiking trails, Native American history and the spring-fed South Fork River make Cherokee Village a destination perfect for boating, floating, golfing, fishing, hiking and relaxing. Guests who rent a vacation home or timeshare enjoy access to all the community’s amenities in Cherokee Village, Arkansas.

Village

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Begin your Spring River adventure by exploring historic Hardy, Arkansas. Come for river fun and stay for great music, festivals, and Ozark’s heritage. Hardy’s downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places and is filled with antiques, collectibles and crafts from local artisans. There’s always something happening in Hardy... join us!

Hardy

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Mammoth Spring is a beautiful Ozark town and home to Arkansas’s largest spring and the second largest spring in the Ozark Mountains. A National Natural Landmark, the spring flows at a rate of more than nine million gallons of water per hour and is the headwaters of Spring River. Come visit and enjoy the State Park, restored Frisco Depot Museum, National Fish Hatchery and Aquatic Conservation & Education Center and historic main street. You’ll find great restaurants, antique stores and four sites listed on the National Historic Registry. Enjoy weekly live music shows, the annual Old Soldiers Reunion (since 1890), fishing, canoeing, floating and hunting.

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Northeast THE UPPER ARKANSAS DELTA is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Ozarks to the west. Rows and rows of fertile farmland, particularly soybean and rice fields, can be seen on a scenic drive through Northeast Arkansas. Much of the area’s history is told through displays and exhibits at the Arkansas State University Museum on the ASU campus in Jonesboro. Crowley’s Ridge Parkway, a National Scenic Byway, extends along Crowley’s Ridge, a geological wonder that rises out of the flatlands. Continue your tour of the Delta along the Great River Road, the region’s other National Scenic Byway and one of the best drives in America.

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Be sure to visit... Johnny Cash Boyhood Home During the Roosevelt Administration, Dyess Colony in Mississippi County was created as an experiment in American socialism. In 1935, Ray Cash brought his family to Dyess, and with no money down, he was given 20 acres of fertile bottomland and a fiveroom house. Now owned by ASU, the house has been restored as a museum filled with exhibits on the colony and the impact life in Dyess had on Johnny Cash and his music.

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Southland Park Gaming and Racing

Tour the family home of Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, whose daughter Pauline was married to Ernest Hemingway. The property’s barn studio is where Hemingway wrote portions of A Farewell to Arms and many short stories during visits to Piggott. See exhibits related to his life and visit the museum store in back of the barn.

Revisit Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis, one of the oldest greyhound tracks in the nation. After a recent $37.4 million renovation, it’s been updated and expanded to include more than 1,500 games, including video poker, electronic craps and roulette, a poker room and blackjack tables with live cards. Watch and wager on live and simulcast greyhound racing, as well as simulcast Thoroughbred racing. Dining options include World Market Buffet, Bourbon Street Steakhouse and the new Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar and Grill.

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Augusta Historic Presbyterian Church

870-347-5656 • 211 N. Third arkans.as/15dR8eN

Preserved pre-Civil War, Gothic Revival church serves as local museum and cultural center. Restored interior highlighted by ornate plaster ceiling and wall art moldings, stained-glass windows, Gothic doors. rich woodwork, original vintage pump organ and pulpit.

Cache River Wildlife Management Area

870-347-2614 • 26320 Ark. 33 S. arkans.as/1bGC3oF

Considered a wetland of international importance and a major wintering ground for waterfowl. Small game, waterfowl and big game hunting; fishing, wildlife observation, photography. Includes 33,000 acres of bottomland forest, associated sloughs and oxbow lakes.

Peebles Farm

870-919-6162 • 76 Woodruff 249 Rd. arkans.as/1qMLQOC

pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, wheat straw and Indian corn. During October, corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo, u-pick pumpkins and cotton, kiddie train, duck races, food concessions, and horse and wagon rides.

BLYTHEVILLE

Delta Gateway Museum

870-824-2346 • 210 W. Main St. arkans.as/19fTJXo

Housed in the historic Kress Building, the regional heritage museum showcases broad historical themes in one of the world’s most fertile agricultural regions. Temporary exhibits change regularly.

Greyhound Bus Depot

870-763-2525 • 109 N. 5th St. arkans.as/18O81Mj

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one of three Art Deco style depots still in existence. Built in 1939, the building houses local tourist information center and headquarters for Main Street Blytheville.

Ritz Civic Center

In summer, farm offers acres of watermelons, cantaloupes, corn and purple hull peas. In fall, 60 acres of

870-762-1744 • 306 W. Main St.

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early churches and schools. Art displays include the work of nationally known Delta artist Carroll Cloar.

Local and touring productions are showcased in this renovated movie palace.

FORREST CITY

That Bookstore In Blytheville

EACC Fine Arts Center

870-763-3333, 800-844-8306 • 316 W. Main St. Arkans.as/1ruMdyD

870-633-4480 • 1700 Newcastle Rd. arkans.as/18eXDw5

More than 25,000 titles in stock, ranging from classics to Delta authors to children’s favorites. Autographed books by contemporary authors available.

Performance center on campus of East Arkansas Community College. Seating up to 1,100 for concerts, plays, musicals and special events. Also offers banquet/ exhibit hall, kitchen, black box theater and art gallery.

Forrest City Downtown Murals

870-633-1651 • Downtown area arkans.as/18JBCtH

Ten murals grace this Delta city’s downtown.

Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose Wellness Center/Sports Complex 870-633-3667, 870-261-1480 2510 S. Washington St. arkans.as/Uet1Jp

Facilities for softball, baseball, basketball, soccer and football. Wellness center for family fitness.

St. Francis County Museum

870-261-1744 • 603 N. Front St. arkans.as/WfT7Nz

Exhibits include fossils, Native American artifacts, war history items and local art. Rotating temporary exhibits. Located inside historic restored home.

Downtown Blytheville

DALTON

Rice-Upshaw House

870-248-4000 x4189 • Off Ark. 93 arkans.as/1347AZM

Constructed in 1828 and used possibly as a one-story store/loom house by Reuben Rice, who established a rural trading center in 1812. Structure features an original log partition wall, a rarity in vernacular architecture. Restored to the 1840s era when it was expanded to serve as a family dwelling house. Oldest standing private dwelling in Arkansas.

William Looney Tavern

870-248-4000 x4189 • Off Ark. 93 arkans.as/1347AZM

One of the finest surviving examples of early log building traditions in Arkansas. Constructed in the early 1830s and used as a rural tavern/inn by William Looney. During restoration, it was discovered that the structure was also used for Looney’s distilling industry. Until his death in 1846, he produced up to 1,500 gallons of apple brandy yearly. 

EACC Fine Arts Center, Forrest City

HARRISBURG

Lake Poinsett State Park

DYESS

Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash 870-972-2803 • 104 Colony Cr. http://arkans.as/1r7hmZE

The home that Cash and his family moved into in 1935 and the Dyess Colony Administration Building are now open to visitors. The home is furnished as it appeared when the Cash family lived there. The Administration Building includes exhibits about the colony and the impact of Dyess on Cash and his music.

EARLE

Crittenden County Museum

870-792-7374 • 1112 Main St. arkans.as/1mlR7bI

Restored train depot houses exhibits on cotton farming,

NORTHEAST

870-578-2064 • 5752 State Park Ln. arkansasstateparks.com/lakepoinsett

Nestled in a Crowley’s Ridge valley, the 640-acre lake offers great fishing, camping, picnicking, screened pavilion, hiking trails and marina rentals. Interpretive programs offered.

JACKSONPORT

Jacksonport State Park

870-523-2143 • 205 Avenue St. arkansasstateparks.com/jacksonport

Historic 1872 courthouse with unique exhibits that interpret the trade, travel, steamboat transportation and history of the area. Other facilities include campground, pavilion, playground, picnic area, swim beach, wildflower conservation area, Tunstall Riverwalk Trail and boat ramp access to the White River.

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Arkansas State University Convocation Center

at the Arkansas State University campus, as well as at venues throughout Jonesboro and the region. The only professional symphony in northeast Arkansas.

870-972-3870 • 217 Olympic Dr. arkans.as/16vLBgr

The sports and entertainment complex hosts everything from basketball to conventions and music concerts.

Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery and Bradbury Gallery 870-972-2205 • 201 Olympic Dr. arkans.as/12z2EkK

Variety of changing exhibits by local and regional artists.

Arkansas State University Museum

870-972-2074 • 320 University Loop West Cr. arkans.as/16vNjhP

Preserves and displays collections of artifacts from the state’s natural history and cultural heritage. Permanent exhibits include the history of early American settlement in Arkansas, Mary Stack Gallery of Decorative Arts and hands-on exhibit on earthquakes. Features iPod tours of Old Town Arkansas in English and Spanish.

Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo

870-972-2087 • 119 S. Caraway Rd. arkans.as/153Ovfv

Located on the campus of Arkansas State University, open twice a year (three days in spring and three days in fall). When open, the ASU College of Agriculture offers hayrides and horseback riding.

Craighead Forest Park

Sage Meadows, Jonesboro

870-933-4604 • 4910 S. Culberhouse Rd. arkans.as/12YuTnD

City-owned park with fishing lake, camping, picnic sites and recreational fields. Offers a variety of outdoor activities including basketball, softball, horseshoes, volleyball, disc golf, bike/running trails, bird watching and playgrounds.

Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center

Forum Civic Center

870-935-2726 • 115 E. Monroe arkans.as/15rMIyD

Restored 1926 Jonesboro movie theater serves as a performing arts center for local productions. Home of the Foundation for the Arts and The Arts Center, community theater and classes in art and design, dance and drama.

Fowler Center

870-933-6787 • 600 E. Lawson Rd. arkans.as/153QiRT

The center has topographical models, animated wildlife diorama, special-effects movie theater, wildlife exhibits, nature trails, observation tower and more.

870-972-3471 • 201 Olympic Dr. arkans.as/1aTuRTe

Located on Arkansas State University campus. Facility includes a 975-seat concert hall, drama theater and the Bradbury Art Gallery. The Distinguished Performance Series each year includes musical concerts, theater performances and family-friendly performing arts events.

Jonesboro Art Galleries

870-932-6691 • Venues throughout Jonesboro arkans.as/1chHWYm

Several galleries downtown, at the Jonesboro Sun and on the Arkansas State University campus featuring original art and temporary exhibitions.

Jonesboro Downtown

870-919-6176 • Downtown area arkans.as/1wBHsnj

Features interesting shops, restaurants, art galleries, day spas, and events and festivals throughout the year.

Lake Frierson State Park

870-932-2615 • 7904 Ark. 141 arkansasstateparks.com/lakefrierson

Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro

Delta Symphony Orchestra

870-761-2747 • P.O. Box 19117 arkans.as/18Nx85f

Performs three concerts each year in the Fowler Center

Popular fishing and day-use facility with limited camping. Park offers a barrier-free fishing pier, boat rentals, climate-controlled pavilion, visitor center, playground and hiking trail.

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Lepanto’s “A Painted House”

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870-475-2415 • Greenwood Avenue arkans.as/1c8mkz0

870-358-4998 • 308 Frisco St. arkans.as/18O5wNv

Lepanto’s “A Painted House”

Marked Tree Delta Area Museum

The original movie set farmhouse used in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of John Grisham’s novel has been reassembled in Lepanto.

Behind a late 1800s general store façade, the museum has a replica of a small-town community hospital and an early history gallery that includes Native American pottery from the 13th century and telephone exhibits from the early 1900s.

Museum Lepanto USA

870-475-2410, 870-475-2384 310 S. Greenwood Ave. arkans.as/11qQBmC

MAYNARD

Maynard Pioneer Museum

Delta history is displayed in old-time store replicas furnished with original goods. Exhibits range from Native Americans and the Territorial period to present.

870-647-2701 • Ark. 328 W. at Spring St. arkans.as/19xHdCJ

Housed in a century-old log house and outbuildings. Depicts a typical rural home of the late 19th century. A park surrounds the site.

MADISON

St. Francis River Bridge

870-633-2172 • U.S. 70 over St. Francis River arkans.as/14vH1Me

MCCRORY

The Ken Theatre

Built in 1933, one of only three Arkansas bridges featuring a central swing span. On the National Register of Historic Places.

MANILA

Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge

870-564-2429 • 2274 Ark. 18 arkans.as/13V61AC

Preserves over 11,000 acres of Delta habitat for wildlife and water conservation. Wildlife watching, fishing, nature walks, driving tours, limited small game hunting and eagle sanctuary.

Herman Davis Memorial

888-AT-PARKS • Ark. 18 and Baltimore St. arkansasstateparks.com/hermandavis

870-919-6242 • 103 E. 2nd St. arkans.as/1nRdCur

McCrory’s restored former movie house now serves as regional performing arts center.

NEWPORT

Arnett’s Doll Museum

870-523-2194 • 2005-B Eastern Ave. arkans.as/14BdLuI

Over 5,000 dolls collected by Virginia Arnett displayed in private museum adjacent to her home. A rare and complete set of “Gone With The Wind” character dolls highlights the exhibit. Displays changed periodically.

Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service

A one-acre state park and monument commemorate one of World War I’s greatest heroes.

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One of two funeral home museums in the state. Exhibits a horse-drawn hearse and funeral buggy from the 19th century, chapel and other exhibits.

Pearls Unique

800-637-3233 • 1902-D McLain Ave. arkans.as/13ngKUJ

Only exclusive White River pearl dealer in the state. Rare freshwater gems that recall the “pearl boom” in the area a century ago.

OSCEOLA

Mississippi County Historical Center

870-563-6161 • 209 W. Hale Ave. arkans.as/WlHmW4

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Soccer and baseball fields, indoor basketball and racquetball, fitness area, indoor walking track. The Aquatics Center offers an indoor heated therapeutic pool and competition pool. Outdoor area features a water park and children’s play area.

Paragould War Memorial/Statue of Liberty

870-240-0544 • 320 W. Court St. arkans.as/16xpplS

On the grounds of the historic Greene County Courthouse, the Paragould War Memorial features a replica of the Statue of Liberty. The seven-foot bronze statue has the distinction of being the oldest Statue of Liberty outside the state of New York.

Located in a 1904 building that once housed a dry goods store. Chartered in 1988 to promote, preserve and protect the history of Mississippi County.

Sans Souci Landing

870-563-2281 • End of Ark. 198 arkans.as/1e7r5FO

Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, the scenic park is on the site of the former Sans Souci plantation that was a hospital during the Civil War. Other historical markers are located in the park. Free ramp access to the Mississippi River.

PARAGOULD

The Collins Theater

870-236-6252 • 120 W. Emerson arkans.as/18KbRG8

Opened in October 1925, the Collins, nee Capitol, Theater was used for movies, Vaudeville and other productions. Will Rogers once performed on its stage. The world premier of the classic “The Man Who Came To Dinner” took place on its screen. Currently being used as a venue for live stage productions.

Downtown Paragould

PARKIN

Parkin Archeological State Park

870-755-2500 • 60 Ark. 184 N. arkansasstateparks.com/parkinarcheological

Preserves site of a Mississippian Period Native American village, 1000-1550. Research station, museum, interpretive center and periodic digs. The Northern Ohio School, a restored African-American one-room schoolhouse circa 1910, is located on the park grounds.

PIGGOTT

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center 870-598-3487 • 1021 W. Cherry St. arkans.as/12Bs94V

Sans Souci Landing, Osceola

Historic Downtown Paragould

870-240-0544 • Pruett Street arkans.as/1aVysjW

Home of the Downtown Paragould Arts and Music Festival and Arkansas’s largest Zombie Walk, many shops and restaurants. Main downtown area includes restored Collins Theater and Greene County 1888 Historic Courthouse.

Paragould Community Center and Water Park 870-239-7530 • 3404 Linwood Dr.

The family home of Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, whose daughter Pauline married Ernest Hemingway. The house and Barn Studio where Hemingway wrote portions of “A Farewell to Arms” and many short stories during visits to Piggott are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Includes exhibits related to his life and museum store. 

Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center 870-598-3228 • 1071 Heritage Park Dr. arkans.as/17e07sd

House/museum displays Matilda Pfeiffer’s minerals and geodes of more than 1,400 specimens and the Pfeiffer Native American Artifact Collection. The museum library features more than 1,600 books.

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POCAHONTAS Century Wall

870-248-0069 • Hwy. Jct. 67, 115 & 90 arkans.as/18NESkh

Three walls feature images of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century.

Civil War Monument

870-248-0069 • Bettis and Everett Sts. Seerandolphcounty.com

Replica of 1870s Civil War monument on the historic Court Square. QR code links visitors to information on the significant events of the Civil War in the area.

examples of Victorian-era architecture in Arkansas. Unique shopping, art studios and regional cuisine. Includes Arkansas’s oldest pharmacy and barbershop.

The Imperial Dinner Theatre

870-892-0030 • 1401 Ark. 304 E. arkans.as/17UIXSN

Productions throughout the year in state-of-the-art facility. Dinner theatre, arts education program, Studio for the Arts.

The Pocahontas Meteorite

870-248-0069 • 107 E. Everett St. arkans.as/15dAmN4

Meteorite… or is it? You decide! The large stone was found in the Black River bottoms in 1859 by A.H. Keith. It was donated to the city by his family in 1986 in celebration of the Arkansas Sesquicentennial. Located on the Randolph County Courthouse lawn.

Randolph County Heritage Museum

870-892-4056 • 106 E. Everett St. arkans.as/17UJ9kS

Museum of local and regional history located on the old court square in the National Historic District. Contains exhibits such as a complete pearl button factory; genealogical and pictorial archives; temporary exhibits and shows in the Museum Annex.

The Randolph County Quilt Trail

870-248-0069 • Downtown area arkans.as/13wHYol

Century Wall, Pocahontas

The Civil War River Walk Memorial Trail

870-248-0069 • Hwy. Jct. 67, 115 & 90 Seerandolphcounty.com

Located along a paved trail in Overlook Park, the trail features historical markers detailing the significant Civil War history of Randolph County. 

Davidsonville Historic State Park

Located in the downtown Pocahontas Historic District, Arkansas’s first quilt trail consists of 62 images of heritage quilts displayed on the sides of buildings.

Veteran’s Memorial

870-248-0069 • 107 W. Broadway St. arkans.as/13Bykjk

Located on the lawn of the new Randolph County Courthouse. The memorial honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the protection of freedoms while serving their country.

870-892-4708 • 7953 Ark. 166 S. arkansasstateparks.com/olddavidsonville

Site of Arkansas’s first post office, courthouse and land office. Davidsonville faded away close to 15 years after being established in 1815. A park with camping, lake and river fishing, trails, pavilions, playgrounds and picnic areas surrounds Trappers Lake.

Eddie Mae Herron Center

870-892-4433 • 1708 Archer St. arkans.as/1echltJ

Museum located in a one-room building that served as a church and a school preserves and displays the history and culture of Randolph County’s African-American community.

Haunted Pocahontas Tour

870-248-0069 • Downtown area arkans.as/1mY428W

A tour of the most haunted sites in the National Historic District of downtown Pocahontas. Arkansas’s most prolific serial killer, “the Black Widow,” gangland killing, the “Mad Butcher of Rice Street,” the Civil War’s St. Charles Massacre and several more. Available at special community events or by appointment. 

Historic Downtown Pocahontas

870-248-0069 • Downtown area arkans.as/13vQ7ct

17 blocks designated as National Historic Commercial District. Buildings date to 1873. One of the best-preserved

NORTHEAST

Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan

POWHATAN

Lake Charles State Park

870-878-6595 • 3705 Ark. 25 arkansasstateparks.com/lakecharles

645-acre spring-fed lake offers fishing for bass, crappie, bream and catfish. The park features campsites, rental RV, Rent-A-Yurt, swim beach, pavilion, playground, picnic sites, interpretive programs and nature trails.

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interviews with former union leaders.

Whitton Farms

870-878-6765 • Ark. 25 arkansasstateparks.com/powhatancourthouse

Home of five restored structures, all in the original locations and on the National Register of Historic Places: the 1888 brick Victorian Courthouse, 1873 Jail, c. 1848 Log House, c. 1888 Commercial Building and 1889 tworoom school.

RECTOR

Rector Community Museum

870-815-9519 • 5157 W. Ark. 118 arkans.as/1aV9lxr

Features a variety of heirloom vegetables, cut flowers, native plants and herbs on 11 acres of retired pastureland. Owners pride themselves on the use of organic and sustainable farming methods. Field trips and garden tours available with advance appointments; giant tomato field, chickens, flower fields, mushroom sanctuary and greenhouse.

870-595-2410 • 121 W. 4th St. arkans.as/1cah2D3

Located inside the Rector Library, this museum collects and preserves artifacts and information that document the area’s heritage. Interpretive exhibits and educational programs also offered.

Rector Mural

871-595-2188 • West 4th and Main Sts. http://arkans.as/1nh97u2

Colorful mural illustrates town’s early history.

ST. FRANCIS

Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park

870-598-2667 • CR 347 arkans.as/13X1XzH

The site of several skirmishes during the Civil War. The battle and the town’s history are interpreted through plaques placed along a walking trail.

Pumpkin Hollow

870-598-3568 • 671 CR 336 Pumpkinhollow.com, horrorinthehollow.com

For over 20 years, home of northeast Arkansas’s only pumpkin patch and Arkansas’s original corn maze. Offers hayrides, pig scramble, pony rides, pedal tractors, Friendly Forest. Also home to Horror in the Hollow, the scariest haunted attractions in the tri-state area. Pumpkin Hollow opens on Sept. 20 for pumpkin patch. Haunted attractions open on Sept. 26.

TURRELL

Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge

870-343-2595 • 178 Hammond Ave. arkans.as/13X58rj

Forested wetlands with 600-acre lake near the Mississippi River. Diverse habitats on agricultural land, bottomland hardwood forest, early stage reforested hardwoods, open water and flooded cypress/willow swamp. Features acreage developed for waterfowl in the agricultural area. Refuge a prime wintering area for migratory waterfowl. Bald eagles, great blue herons, great egrets and anhingas nest on the refuge.

TYRONZA

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum

870-487-2909 • 117 S. Main St. arkans.as/18LhWlI

Two historic buildings that housed the first headquarters of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union; focuses on farm labor movement, tenant farming and sharecropping systems. Stories told through historic photographs, artifacts related to tenant farming, oral history, 1930s newsreel footage and interactive exhibits, including

Guitar Walk, Walnut Ridge

WALCOTT

Crowley’s Ridge State Park

870-573-6751 • 2092 Ark. 168 N. Reservations: 800-264-2405 arkansasstateparks.com/crowleysridge

Atop forested hills, Crowley’s Ridge State Park occupies the former homestead of namesake Benjamin Crowley, whose family first settled this area. Civilian Conservation Corps structures. Cabins, campgrounds, fishing and swimming lakes, pavilions and trails.

WALNUT RIDGE Beatles Sculpture

870-886-3232 • 110 SW 2nd St. arkans.as/13414Ca

In 1964, the Beatles landed at the Walnut Ridge airport to be transported to a nearby vacation spot. Upon their return, most of the town was waiting. The sculpture, entitled “The British Invasion of the Rock ’n’ Roll Highway” in reference to Walnut Ridge’s location along the historic Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67, commemorates the visit. The hand-etched sculpture is 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide and features life-size silhouettes of The Beatles.

Guitar Walk

870-886-3232 • 109 SW Front St. arkans.as/1szeC9s

115-foot-long by 40-foot-wide guitar, based on an Epiphone Casino played by John Lennon, honors the musicians that played along the nearby Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67. Features nine plaques dedicated to some of

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2010 Hampton Inn’s Save-A-Landmark program.

Southland Park Gaming and Racing

800-467-6182 • 1550 N. Ingram Blvd. arkans.as/13EuSIP

More than 1,500 games (increasing to 1,750 in early 2015) including video poker, electronic craps and roulette, poker room and blackjack tables featuring live cards. Watch and wager on live greyhound racing, as well as simulcast Thoroughbred and greyhound racing. World Market Buffet, Bourbon Street Steakhouse or the new Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar & Grill.

WILSON

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

870-655-8622 • 2 Lake Dr. arkansasstateparks.com/hampsonmuseum

Exhibits the nationally renowned collection of Dr. James K. Hampson, from the Nodena site, a 15-acre palisaded village. Interprets the lifestyles of the farming-based civilization that lived there from A.D. 1400 to 1650. Artifacts and exhibits share the story of this early aboriginal tribe, who also developed their art, religion and political structure while creating a thriving trading network.

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Wilson the country’s musical legends, including Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess and Billy Lee Riley.

WYNNE

Parachute Inn

The Cross County Museum and Archives

870-886-5918 • 10 Skywatch arkans.as/1p30OAh

870-238-4100 • 711 E. Union Ave. arkans.as/13kUc7g

Dine on an airplane and never leave the ground aboard this static Southwest Airlines plane No. N86 SW. The 92-foot-long orange and tan Boeing 737 is now a restaurant not far from the main runway at Walnut Ridge’s Regional Airport.

Museum housed in a 1939 elementary school and features collections relating to the history of Cross County. Archives available for genealogical research.

Resettlement Village/Historic Clover Bend

870-759-2045; 870-759-1332 arkans.as/1qlmpb5

Odest present-day community in Lawrence County. Winter home of writer Alice French (aka Octave Thanet). The Clover Bend Historic Town Site offers a chance to see what life on a homestead was like during the 1930s when Clover Bend was part of Roosevelt’s Farm Resettlement Program. Displaced farmers were given fresh starts on new land. Several buildings are preserved from the 1930s.

The Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum 800-584-5575 • 70 S. Beacon Rd. wingsofhonor.org

Located on the grounds of the Walnut Ridge Airport, the museum traces the history of the school, one of seven in Arkansas during World War II. Large collection of “nose art.” Also houses war-related books and videos.

Walnut Ridge Depot

870-886-3232 • 109 SW Front St. arkans.as/19yA0Cw

Restored 1910 Italianate/Mediterranean-style train station that now serves as the local chamber of commerce office and visitor center.

The Ridges at Village Creek State Park, Wynne

The Ridges at Village Creek State Park

870-238-5226 • 201 CR 754 theridgesatvillagecreek.com

Andy Dye-designed golf course; features 27 holes located within the rolling terrain of Crowley’s Ridge. The challenging course is nestled within the dramatic backdrop of this unique landform’s mixed hardwood forest. Open daily. Includes clubhouse with kitchen, practice green and driving range.

Village Creek State Park

WEST MEMPHIS

870-238-9406 • 201 CR 754 Reservations: 800-264-2467 arkansasstateparks.com/villagecreek

Riverside International Speedway

870-735-8071 • 151 Legions Rd. arkans.as/14zL3mS

Opened in 1949, the speedway has been in continuous operation, making it the oldest dirt track in Arkansas and one of the oldest in the U.S. Events run April-November. RIS was named one of four nationwide winners in the

NORTHEAST

Two fishing lakes, modern cabins, campgrounds, visitor center, horse camp with stalls, multi-use trails, golf course and recreation opportunities are the hallmarks of this 7,000-acre park. Ark. 284 between Wynne and Forrest City.

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Interpretive wayside signs are located throughout 15 counties of the Arkansas Delta. The signs give background information on legendary musicians, performers and important musical sites. Signs located in Cotton Plant, Tyronza, West Memphis, Brinkley, Marianna, Turkey Scratch, Helena-West Helena and near McGehee. 

areas. The Great River Road National Scenic Byway shadows the Mississippi River. Follow the green and white pilot wheel markers through Arkansas and visit museums, state parks, wildlife areas, the Delta Cultural Center and historic riverports.

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Huge natural spring at Mammoth Spring State Park creates a constant year-round flow of fresh water for 20 miles of whitewater canoeing, trout fly fishing and riverside camping. Resorts and outfitters are available.

White River

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Internationally famous for its beauty and great fishing, the White winds its way through the Ozarks and across the great delta (some 700 miles) before joining the Mississippi. Trout fishing below Bull Shoals and Norfork dams is a major drawing card. The beauty and wildlife are also important reasons people are attracted to the Ozarks’ largest river. Trout resorts, marinas and guide services are available along more than 100 miles of prime fishing territory.

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More than 130 special geocaches have been placed in Mississippi, Crittenden, St. Francis, Lee, Phillips, Monroe, Arkansas, Desha, Chicot and Drew counties along the Great River Road, which runs for more than 350 miles along the Mississippi River in eastern Arkansas. Along the route, you’ll find state parks, museums, Native American sites, Civil War sites and spectacular scenery.

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Located along U.S. 67 in Jackson, Lawrence and Randolph counties; stretches of the highway were home to a variety of nightclubs, theaters and roadhouses in the 1950s and ’60s. Musical giants such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison played at the clubs, resorts and theaters along the highway. Signage denotes the historical designation.

Scenic Byways

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Crowley’s Ridge Parkway follows about 200 miles of the only “highlands” in the Delta, from Piggott to HelenaWest Helena. The route passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites, the former home/ studio of Ernest Hemingway, historic homes, museums, African-American heritage sites and rich agricultural

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Outstanding hunting, fishing, bird watching and photography opportunities at state-managed preserves east of Newport (Bayou DeView), near Stuttgart (Bayou Meto), west of Blytheville (Big Lake), between Corning and Pocahontas (Black River), east of Bald Knob (Hurricane Lake), west of Brinkley (Dagmar), southeast of Augusta (Rex Hancock), near Lake Charles (Shirey Bay-Rainey Brake) and south of Tichnor (Trusten Holder), and the St. Francis Sunken Lands, east of Jonesboro.

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Atop Crowley’s Ridge, Forrest City is a popular destination for its Southern hospitality, delectable dining, outdoor recreation, historic sites, unique attractions and arts and culture. The East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center hosts nationally and internationally known acts and provides entertainment for the whole family. Located in the downtown area is the St. Francis County Museum. Ten murals also grace the downtown streets. Forrest City boasts world-class convention facilities, as well as a sports complex and wellness center. For outdoor adventure, Village Creek State Park is only 15 minutes away.

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A.G. Russell Knives, Inc. ....................... 181 Ace of Clubs House............................... 146 Adventureworks Hot Springs .............. 139 Albert Pike School ................................ 187 All Things Arkansas .............................. 139 Alma Aquatic Park ................................ 169 Alma Performing Arts Center............... 169 Altitude Trampoline Park....................... 98 Altus Area Coal Miner’s Memorial ........ 169 Altus Heritage House Museum ............ 169 Apple Blossom Brewing Company ...... 175 Argenta Arts & Entertainment District ............................................ 105 Argenta Bead Company ....................... 105 Argenta Community Theater (ACT) ................................. 106 Argenta Drug Store............................... 106 Argenta Farmers Market ...................... 106 Arkadelphia Aquatic Park .................... 135 Arkansas & Missouri Railroad ...........................177, 186, 187 Arkansas Air & Military Museum .......... 176 Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo ..................................... 139 Arkansas Art Trail ................................. 188 Arkansas Arts Center .............................. 99 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Walk...... 99 Arkansas Country Doctor Museum ..... 181 Arkansas Craft Guild & Gallery............. 218 Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil & Soul...................................... 128, 243 Arkansas Delta Paddle Trails ............... 128 Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame .... 126 Arkansas Festival Ballet ......................... 99 Arkansas Governor’s Mansion ............... 99 Arkansas Historic Wine Museum ......... 182 Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum..... 106 Arkansas Motorsports Park ................. 128 Arkansas Municipal Auditorium .......... 146 Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources ....................................... 146 Arkansas Post Museum State Park...... 122 Arkansas Post National Memorial ....... 122 Arkansas Railroad Museum ................. 126 Arkansas Repertory Theatre.................. 99 Arkansas River .............96, 99, 109, 126, 128, 243 Arkansas River Trail........................ 99, 106 Arkansas River Valley Arts Center........ 185 Arkansas River Valley Nature Center................................. 177 Arkansas River Visitor Center .............. 185 Arkansas Skatium .................................. 99 Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum .......................................... 106 Arkansas State Capitol........................... 99 Arkansas State Capitol Grounds Monuments ...................................... 99 Arkansas State University Convocation Center ....................... 237 Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery & Bradbury Gallery............ 237 Arkansas State University Museum..... 237 Arkansas Studies Institute ..................... 99 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra ............. 99 Arkansas Tech University Museum...... 185 Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum .......................................... 171 Arkansas Walk of Fame ........................ 139 Arkansas Wine Trail .............................. 188 Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa ............... 139

Arnett’s Doll Museum ........................... 238 Art Along the River ................................. 99 Artisans Gallery & Gifts......................... 146 Artisans Gift Gallery ............................. 215 Artist Point ........................................... 181 Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas ......................................... 126 Arts Center of the Grand Prairie .......... 128 Arts Center of the Ozarks ..................... 186 Arts Live Theatre .................................. 176 Arts of Hot Springs, The ....................... 139 Ashdown City Park ............................... 136 Ashley Alexander House ...................... 107 Ashley County Museum ....................... 123 Aubrey Tapley Park .............................. 144 Augusta Historic Presbyterian Church ............................................ 235 Aux Arc Park .......................................... 182 Aviation Cadet World ........................... 173 Backstreet Theater............................... 218 Ballet Arkansas....................................... 99 Barnyard Friends & Stables ................. 105 Barton Coliseum & State Fairgrounds Complex .................... 100 Barton Rock & Roll Museum ................ 100 Bass Reeves Statue .............................. 177 Batesville Historic Commercial District ............................................ 213 Batesville Motor Speedway ................. 213 Bathhouse Row .................................... 139 Battery C Park....................................... 123 Baum Gallery .......................................... 96 Bauxite Museum..................................... 95 Bayou Bartholomew ............................ 128 Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area ............................ 97 Bayou Meto Urban Canoe Trail.............. 97 Bear Creek Cycle Trail .......................... 143 Beatles Sculpture ................................. 241 Beaver Lake .......................................... 188 Beaverfork Lake ..................................... 96 Bell Park ................................................ 179 Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area & Nature Trail ......................... 104 Bella Vista Historical Museum ............. 170 Belle Grove Historic District................. 177 Belle Museum & Chapel ....................... 172 Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat ............ 139 Belle of the Bay .................................... 215 Belle of the Ozarks/Beaver Lake Cruises ................................... 173 Ben Geren Regional Park ..................... 177 Benton Event Center .............................. 95 Bernice Garden..................................... 100 Beth El Heritage Hall ............................ 123 Bethel AME Church............................... 213 Big Creek Natural Area ......................... 216 Big Dam Bridge............................. 100, 106 Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge ....... 238 Bill & Alice Nix Petting Zoo................... 237 Blanchard Springs Caverns ................. 218 Blue Moose Boutique ............................. 98 Blue Mountain Lake ............................. 171 Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area....................... 171 Blue Spring Heritage Center ................ 173 Blythe’s Scott County Museum ........... 187 BMX Bike Track ....................................... 96 Bobby Ferguson Park ........................... 146 Bobby’s Bike Hike................................. 100 Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary ............... 185 Bonneville House ................................. 177 Boone County Heritage Museum ........ 180

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Botanical Garden of the Ozarks........... 176 Bradley County Historical Museum..... 128 Bradley County Veterans’ Museum ..... 128 Bradley House Museum ....................... 180 Bridal Veil Falls ..................................... 216 Bubba’s Blues Corner........................... 123 Buckstaff Bathhouse Company........... 139 Buffalo National River...........171, 188, 219 Buffalo River Canopy Tour ................... 183 Bull Shoals Caverns ............................. 214 Bull Shoals Lake ........................... 188, 219 Bull Shoals-White River State Park ..... 217 Burns Park ............................................ 106 Byrd’s Adventure Center of the Ozarks Zip Line ............................... 182 Cabot Community Pond ........................ 96 Cabot Community Theatre & Center Stage Playhouse .................. 96 Cabot Skate Park.................................... 96 Cache River Wildlife Management Area .......................... 235 Caddo River .......................................... 138 Caddo River Ranch............................... 145 Cadron Settlement Park ........................ 96 Calhoun Community School ............... 143 Calico Rock Historic District ................ 214 Calico Rock Museum ............................ 214 Camden Riverfront............................... 137 Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery .......................................... 96 Cane Creek State Park ......................... 128 Capital Hotel......................................... 100 Captain Henderson House .................. 135 Carnegie Public Library ....................... 173 Carroll County Heritage Center ........... 171 Cash’s White River Theater .................. 218 Cecil Traylor Wilson Garden ................ 143 Cedar Glades Park ................................ 139 Celebrity Attractions ............................ 100 Centennial Baptist Church .................. 123 Center for Art & Education ................... 187 Center on the Square Performing Arts/Dinner Theatre ....................... 108 Centerville Dragway ............................. 171 Centerville Super Speedway ............... 171 Central Arkansas Nature Center .......... 100 Central Delta Depot Museum & Visitors Center ................................ 121 Central High Museum & Visitors Center ............................................. 100 Central High School National Historic Site .................................... 100 Central Theater .................................... 139 Century Wall ......................................... 240 Chaffee Barbershop Museum .............. 177 Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park ................. 241 Charlotte Street Historic District ......... 138 Charlotte’s Eats & Sweets ...................... 98 Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards & Winery ......................................... 169 Chenal 9 IMAX ....................................... 100 Cherokee Village................................... 214 Cherry Street Historic District.............. 123 Cherry Street Pavilion .......................... 123 Chief Whitehorse Riding Stable........... 100 Chocoville Cabin .................................. 181 Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area .......................... 121 City Parks ...................96, 98, 100, 126, 178 Civil War Monument............................. 240 Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks ............................. 128, 147

Civil War River Walk Memorial Trail, The.......................................... 240 Clark County Arts & Humanities Council/Arkadelphia Arts Center....................................... 135 Clark County Farmers Market............... 135 Clark County Historical Museum.......... 135 Clayton House....................................... 178 Cleburne County Historical Society..... 216 Clinton Art............................................. 214 Clinton House Museum........................ 176 Clinton Presidential Center & Park...... 100 Clinton Presidential Park Bridge...................................... 100, 106 Clinton Presidential Park Wetlands.......................................... 100 Clinton Tour........................................... 139 Coal Miner’s Memorial.......................... 179 Coleman’s Rock Shop........................... 143 Collins Creek (Catch-andRelease Area)................................... 216 Collins Theater, The.............................. 239 Columbia County Courthouse.............. 143 Community Gallery............................... 214 Community Theatre of Little Rock....... 101 Compton Gardens................................. 170 Conway Cemetery State Park............... 137 Conway Symphony Orchestra................ 96 Core Brewing & Distilling Company..... 186 Cornerstone Bank/Historic Bank of Eureka Springs Museum............. 173 Cosmic Cavern...................................... 171 Cossatot River....................................... 144 Cossatot River State Park/ Natural Area.................................... 147 Cotter Rainbow Bridge......................... 215 Council Oak........................................... 172 Court Square Park................................. 123 Cove Lake Recreation Area................... 182 Cowie Wine Cellars & Vineyards........... 182 Crafts & Antique Shopping................... 220 Craighead Forest Park........................... 237 Crater of Diamonds State Park............. 145 Crawford County Courthouse.............. 187 Creekmore Express............................... 178 Crenshaw Springs Water Park.............. 128 Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour.................... 173 Crittenden County Museum................. 236 Crooked Creek....................................... 219 Cross County Museum & Archives, The................................... 242 Crossett Centennial Park...................... 122 Crossett City Park/Lucas Pond............. 122 Crossett Harbor RV Park....................... 122 Crossland Zoo....................................... 122 Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center............ 237 Crowley’s Ridge State Park................... 241 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.................................... 170 Crystal Mines/Gem, Mineral & Rock Shops...................................... 144 Crystal Springs Gallery......................... 140 Curran Hall Visitor Information Center.............................................. 101 Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area........................... 125 Daisy Airgun Museum........................... 184 Daisy Bates Home................................. 101 Daisy State Park.................................... 143 Dallas County Museum......................... 138 Darby House Tour Home...................... 178 Dardanelle Rock.................................... 172 Davidsonville Historic State Park......... 240 Deer Acres Zoo...................................... 180 DeGray Lake.......................................... 136 DeGray Lake Resort State Park............. 136

Delta Cultural Center............................ 123 Delta Gateway Museum........................ 235 Delta Heritage Tours............................. 123 Delta Heritage Trail State Park............. 121 Delta Resort & Spa................................ 128 Delta Rivers Nature Center................... 126 Delta Symphony Orchestra.................. 237 Depot Museum...................................... 105 Desha County Courthouse................... 121 Desha County Museum......................... 122 DeSoto Bluff Trail Park.......................... 135 DeSoto Rock Shop................................ 140 Devil’s Backbone Civil War Battlefield........................................ 180 Devil’s Den State Park........................... 188 Diamond Bear Brewery........................ 106 Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center.............................................. 135 Diamondhead Golf Club....................... 140 Dickey-Stephens Park........................... 106 Dinner Bell Ranch & Resort.................. 173 Discovery Place..................................... 146 Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.............................. 96 Downtown Arkadelphia........................ 136 Downtown Ashdown............................. 136 Downtown Conway Developments....... 96 Downtown De Queen............................ 137 Downtown Fayetteville......................... 176 Downtown Gallery................................ 146 Downtown Historic District.................. 138 Downtown McGehee............................. 125 Downtown Pocket Park........................ 146 Downtown Riverside RV Park............... 106 Downtown Searcy Murals..................... 108 Dr. A.G. Anderson House....................... 122 Drew County Historical Museum.......... 125 Drew County Regional Archives........... 126 Drewry Farm & Orchards...................... 173 Driving Tours......................................... 137 Dryden Pottery...................................... 140 EACC Fine Arts Center........................... 236 Eddie Mae Herron Center..................... 240 83 Spring Street Gallery........................ 173 El Dorado Conference Center............... 137 El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex....................... 137 Elliott Meek Nunnally Home, The........ 137 EMOBA................................................... 101 Empress of Little Rock.......................... 101 Esse Purse Museum & Store................. 101 Esso Gas Station.................................... 144 Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway............................................ 174 Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District............................... 174 Eureka Springs Historic District Tour..................................... 174 Eureka Springs Historical Museum...... 174 Eureka Springs Trolley System & Visitor Welcome Center............... 174 Evans Museum...................................... 181 Fair Park................................................. 139 Farmers Market......................101, 126, 140 Faulkner County Museum....................... 96 Fayetteville Ale Trail.............................. 176 Fayetteville Underground..................... 176 Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge..... 122 Fike’s Bikes............................................ 106 Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs............ 140 First Baptist Church of Eudora............. 122 Five Star Dinner Theatre....................... 140 Flatside Wilderness Area...................... 107 Foothills Arena & Arena 64................... 172

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Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center................................... 140 Foreman City Park................................. 138 Forest Path Gallery................................ 140 Forrest City Downtown Murals............. 236 Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery......... 215 Fort Chaffee........................................... 178 Fort Chaffee McClure Amphitheater.................................. 178 Fort Curtis.............................................. 123 Fort Roots Military Post Historic District............................................. 106 Fort Smith Little Theatre...................... 178 Fort Smith Movie Lounge...................... 178 Fort Smith Museum of History............. 178 Fort Smith National Historic Site......... 178 Fort Smith Regional Art Museum......... 178 Fort Smith River Park............................ 178 Fort Smith Symphony........................... 179 Fort Smith Trolley Museum.................. 179 Forum Civic Center................................ 237 Fossil Cove............................................. 176 Four States Auto Museum..................... 146 Four States Entertainment Center....... 146 Fourche Creek Wetlands....................... 101 Fowler Center........................................ 237 Fox Pass Pottery.................................... 140 Freedom Park........................................ 123 Fresh Air Yoga Studio & Art Gallery...... 214 Frog Fantasies....................................... 174 Front Street Festival Plaza.................... 146 Fun Factory, The...................................... 96 Fun Trackers Family Park...................... 140 Funland.................................................. 106 Gangster Museum of America, The...... 140 Gann Museum of Saline County............. 95 Garland County Historical Society Archives........................................... 140 Garvan Woodland Gardens.................. 140 Gem Movie Theatre............................... 216 Geo-Float Trail....................................... 145 Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road..................... 129, 243 Gilbert General Store............................ 215 Glenwood Country Club....................... 139 Goodbar’s Antique Lamp Shop.............. 98 Grand Prairie Center............................. 128 Grant County Museum/Heritage Village.............................................. 146 Great Passion Play, The........................ 174 Greenwood Veteran’s Memorial........... 180 Greers Ferry Lake.................................. 220 Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery.......................................... 216 Gregg Orr Marine................................... 140 Greyhound Bus Depot.......................... 235 Guachoya Cultural Art Center............... 124 Guitar Walk............................................ 241 Gulpha Gorge Campground................. 140 Gun Cave, The....................................... 140 H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden.......................................... 101 Hamp Williams Building....................... 140 Hampson Archeological Museum State Park........................................ 242 Hardin Farms & Market Too.................. 108 Harding University Benson Auditorium...................................... 108 Harding University History House........ 108 Hardy Main Street District.................... 215 Haunted Eureka Ghost Tours............... 174 Haunted Pocahontas Tour.................... 240 Haunted Tours....................................... 141 Haunted Tours of Little Rock................ 101 Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area......... 183

Headquarters House Museum & Garden.......................................... 176 Heifer Ranch.......................................... 107 Heifer Village......................................... 101 Helena Museum of Phillips County...... 123 Helena River Park.................................. 123 Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center......................... 239 Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall.................................. 136 Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County....................... 145 Herman Davis Memorial....................... 238 Hestand Stadium.................................. 126 Hickory Nut Mountain Vista/ Recreation Area............................... 147 Highway 89 Raceway............................ 108 Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum & Elk Information Center................... 181 Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center.............. 101 Hindman Park Urban Canoe Trail........ 101 Historic Arkansas Museum................... 101 Historic Beaver Bridge.......................... 170 Historic Black House............................. 108 Historic Downtown District/Ozark....... 182 Historic Downtown Keo.......................... 98 Historic Downtown Magnolia Square............................................. 143 Historic Downtown Paragould............. 239 Historic Downtown Pocahontas.......... 240 Historic Downtown Rogers................... 184 Historic Downtown/Siloam Springs..... 185 Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash.................... 236 Historic Helena Civil War Interpretation.................................. 124 Historic Missouri-Pacific Depot............ 185 Historic Oark General Store & Café...... 181 Historic Perot Theatre........................... 147 Historic Towns....................................... 220 Historic Washington State Park............ 147 Historical Tour....................................... 136 Hobbs State ParkConservation Area............................184 Holiday Springs Water Park.................. 147 Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge.............................................. 172 Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area............................. 98 Hoot2Scoot........................................... 176 Hope Visitors Center & Museum........... 139 Horsehead Lake Recreation Area......... 172 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch.................... 181 Hot Spring County Museum/ The Boyle House............................. 143 Hot Springs Carriage Company............ 141 Hot Springs Convention Center........... 141 Hot Springs Country Club..................... 141 Hot Springs Gallery Walk...................... 141 Hot Springs Go Karts............................. 141 Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail...... 141 Hot Springs Historic District................. 141 Hot Springs KOA Mini Golf.................... 141 Hot Springs Mountain Tower................ 141 Hot Springs National Park.................... 141 Hot Springs Visitor Center.................... 141 Houseboating, Lake Fun....................... 220 Hurricane River Caverns....................... 219 Illinois Bayou River............................... 173 Imperial Dinner Theatre, The............... 240 Indian Rock House................................ 215 Intrigue Theater.................................... 174 Iris at the Basin Park............................. 174 Iron Mountain Mountain Bike Trail System..................................... 136 J. Austin White Cultural Center............ 122

J&P Ranch............................................. 108 Jack Creek Recreation Area.................. 171 Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park........... 124 Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service............................... 238 Jacksonport State Park........................ 236 Janssen Park......................................... 144 Jeff Anderson Memorial Trail............... 216 Jefferson County Regional Park........... 127 JefFURson Dog Park............................. 147 Jerome Relocation Center Historic Marker.............................................. 124 Jewel Box, The...................................... 174 JFK Overlook Park................................. 216 Jimmy Driftwood’s Barn....................... 218 Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery............ 104 John Brown University......................... 185 John H. Johnson Cultural & Educational Museum...................... 121 John Paul McConnell Exhibit................ 171 Johnson County Historic Sites............. 172 Johnson County Historical Society Heritage Center............................... 172 Joint Coffeehouse & Theater, The........ 106 Jones Center, The................................. 186 Jonesboro Art Galleries........................ 237 Jonesboro Downtown.......................... 237 Josephine Tussaud Wax & Gambling Museum.......................... 141 Josh Park Memorial Trail...................... 216 Junction Bridge............................. 102, 106 Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village........................ 145 Keels Creek Winery............................... 174 Kelly Courtyard, The............................. 124 Ken Theatre, The................................... 238 Kidtopia Park......................................... 147 Killebrew Theater.................................. 217 “King Biscuit Time” Radio Show.......... 124 King Opera House................................. 187 Kings River............................................. 188 Klipsch Auditorium............................... 139 Knoppers Ford Recreation Area........... 171 Korea/Vietnam & Firefighters Memorials........................................ 147 La Petite Roche Plaza............................ 102 Lake Catherine...................................... 141 Lake Catherine State Park.................... 141 Lake Charles State Park........................ 240 Lake Chicot State Park.......................... 124 Lake Columbia...................................... 143 Lake Conway........................................... 96 Lake Dardanelle State Park.................. 185 Lake Enterprise..................................... 128 Lake Fort Smith State Park................... 181 Lake Frierson State Park....................... 237 Lake Greeson......................................... 145 Lake Hamilton....................................... 141 Lake Hinkle............................................ 187 Lake Leatherwood Park........................ 174 Lake Ludwig.......................................... 172 Lake Maumelle...................................... 102 Lake Monticello..................................... 126 Lake Ouachita....................................... 141 Lake Ouachita State Park..................... 145 Lake Ouachita Vista Trail...................... 148 Lake Overcup......................................... 105 Lake Poinsett State Park....................... 236 Lake Saracen Walking Trail................... 127 Lake Sylvia Recreation Area................. 107 Lakeport Plantation.............................. 125 Lantern Theatre, The.............................. 97 Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose Wellness Center/Sports Complex.......................................... 236 Lepanto’s “A Painted House”................ 238 Leslie...................................................... 217 Lily Peter Auditorium............................ 124

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Lindbergh Marker.................................. 125 Lindsay Railroad Museum.................... 147 Little Missouri Falls............................... 139 Little Missouri River.............................. 148 Little Red River.............................. 216, 220 Little Rock Air Force Base....................... 98 Little Rock Audubon Center................. 102 Little Rock Campaign Civil War Marker.............................................. 102 Little Rock Carriage Company.............. 102 Little Rock Climbing Center.................. 102 Little Rock Tours.................................... 102 Little Rock Zoo...................................... 102 Loberg Park........................................... 215 Loco Ropes............................................ 218 Log Cabin Museum................................ 215 Logan County Coal Miners Memorial & Museum....................... 183 Logan County Museum......................... 183 Logoly State Park.................................. 144 Lonesome D Horse Camp & RV Park............................................. 183 Long Pool Recreation Area................... 173 Lonoke County Museum....................... 104 Louisiana Purchase State Park............. 122 Lower White River Museum State Park.......................................... 97 Lum & Abner Museum & Jot ’Em Down Store...................................... 146 Lyon College.......................................... 213 Lyon College Holloway Theatre........... 213 Lyon College Kresge Gallery................. 213 Lyric Theater.......................................... 180 MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History................................ 102 Magic Springs Water & Theme Park..... 142 Magnolia Cemetery............................... 124 Magnolia Cottage.................................. 138 Malvern City Park.................................. 143 Malvern Country Club........................... 143 Mammoth Spring State Park................ 217 Maple Hill Cemetery & Helena Confederate Cemetery................... 124 Margland Bed & Breakfast.................... 127 Marianna/Lee County Museum............ 125 Marineland............................................ 142 Mark Martin Museum............................ 213 Mark Twain Riverboat........................... 106 Mark’s Mills Cemetery........................... 138 Marked Tree Delta Area Museum......... 238 Marks’ Mills Battleground State Park........................................ 138 Marlsgate Plantation............................ 108 Martha Mitchell Home.......................... 127 Massard Prairie Civil War Battlefield Park............................... 179 Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum & Study Center................................... 239 Maxine’s Live......................................... 142 Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic, The....................................... 142 Maynard Pioneer Museum.................... 238 McCollum-Chidester House.................. 137 McKinney-O’Conner House.................. 137 McMillan Park........................................ 144 Memory Lane Museum......................... 171 Mena Art Gallery.................................... 144 Mena Depot Center............................... 144 Merci Car................................................ 124 Mid-America Science Museum (MASM)............................................. 142 Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel............................................. 170 Military History Museum......................... 98 Miller County Memorial........................ 147 Millwood Lake....................................... 136 Millwood Landing Golf & RV Resort...... 136

Millwood State Park.............................. 136 Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours...................................... 217 Miss Laura’s Players.............................. 179 Miss Laura’s Visitor Center.................... 179 Mississippi County Historical Center.............................................. 239 Mississippi River State Park.................. 125 Mississippi River State Park Visitors Center.............................................. 125 MOCCA (Museum of Chicot County)..... 125 Montgomery County Front Porch Stage..................................... 145 Monticello Confederate Monument..... 126 Monticello North Main Historic District............................................. 126 Monument Plaza................................... 147 Moro Bay State Park.............................. 124 Morrilton Historic District..................... 105 Morris Antiques....................................... 98 Mosaic Templars Cultural Center......... 102 Mossy Bluff Trail & Buckeye Trail.......... 216 Mount Bethel Winery............................ 170 Mount Holly Cemetery.......................... 102 Mount Magazine State Park.................. 183 Mount Nebo State Park......................... 173 Mount Olive United Methodist Church............................................. 187 Mountain Valley Spring Company........ 142 Mountain Village 1890........................... 214 Movie House Winery............................. 105 Movies in the Park................................. 102 Mulberry River............................... 181, 182 Murals.............................124, 127, 143, 173 Murry’s Dinner Playhouse..................... 102 Museum Lepanto USA........................... 238 Museum of Automobiles....................... 105 Museum of Discovery............................ 102 Museum of Native American History............................................. 170 Museum of Regional History................ 147 Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie................................... 128 Musical Shows....................................... 220 Mystic Caverns...................................... 180 Narrows Dam Trout Fishing.................. 145 National Cemetery/Fayetteville........... 176 National Cemetery/Fort Smith............. 179 National Cemetery/Little Rock............. 103 National Commemorative Site............ 172 National Fish Hatcheries...................... 220 National Guard Museum....................... 106 National Park Aquarium....................... 142 National Park Duck Tours..................... 142 Natural Bridge....................................... 214 Neumeier Winery.................................. 188 Nevada County Depot Museum........... 146 New Community Theatre, The............. 127 New Hope Missionary Baptist Church............................................. 125 New Rocky Comfort Museum............... 138 Newton House Museum....................... 138 Nimrod Lake.......................................... 182 1929 Hotel Seville.................................. 180 Nite Lite Outdoors................................. 172 Norfork Lake & North Fork River.......... 220 Norfork National Fish Hatchery........... 219 North Cadron Creek................................ 97 North Central Arkansas Art Gallery...... 215 North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAFAE).................... 215 North Central Arkansas Speedway...... 215 North Little Rock ORV Park................... 107 North River Landing.............................. 107 North Shore Riverwalk.......................... 107 Northwest Arkansas Naturals............... 186

Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway......................... 188 Nut House................................................ 98 Oak Cemetery........................................ 179 Oak Leaf Gallery & Gift Shop................ 180 Oakland Cemetery................................ 137 Oaklawn Racing & Gaming................... 142 Oil Heritage Park................................... 138 Old Company House............................. 122 Old Frisco Depot.................................... 187 Old Gin Antiques..................................... 98 Old Independence Regional Museum........................................... 213 Old Jail Museum.................................... 180 Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, The......................................... 107 Old Post Mountain Bike Trail................ 185 Old Rock Gym........................................ 180 Old Spanish Treasure Cave................... 186 Old State House Museum..................... 103 Olmstead Funeral & Historical Museum........................................... 216 Onyx Cave.............................................. 175 Opera In The Ozarks at Inspiration Point................................................ 175 Oppelo Flea Market............................... 107 Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery........................... 136 Ouachita Baptist University Jones Performing Arts Center................... 136 Ouachita Little Theatre......................... 144 Ouachita National Forest..................... 148 Ouachita National Recreation Trail.......................................... 109, 148 Ouachita River............................... 129, 148 Ouachita River Trail & Whitewater Boating Park.................................... 143 Our Lady of the Lake Church Museum........................................... 125 Overflow National Wildlife Refuge....... 128 Ozark Area Depot Museum................... 182 Ozark Beer Co........................................ 184 Ozark Bridge.......................................... 182 Ozark Center Point Place...................... 186 Ozark Corn Maze................................... 171 Ozark Folk Center State Park................ 218 Ozark Folkways Heritage Center.......... 188 Ozark Heritage Arts Center & Museum........................................... 217 Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail........172, 182, 189, 220 Ozark History Mural.............................. 182 Ozark Lake............................................. 182 Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail................ 220 Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down Music Theater Featuring Carl Acuff Jr...... 175 Ozark Mountain Music Makers.............. 219 Ozark Mountain Ziplines....................... 175 Ozark National Forest............189, 218, 220 Parachute Inn........................................ 242 Paragould Community Center & Water Park....................................... 239 Paragould War Memorial/Statue of Liberty......................................... 239 Park at West End, The........................... 179 Parkin Archeological State Park........... 239 Patrick J. Ahern House.......................... 147 Paul Michael Company......................... 125 Pea Ridge National Military Park.......... 183 Peabody Park........................................ 103 Pearls Unique........................................ 239 Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area.................. 183 Peebles Farm......................................... 235 Peel Ferry............................................... 215 Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens........................................... 170 Performing Arts Center......................... 180

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Perry County Historical Museum......... 107 Petit Jean State Park............................. 105 Photographer’s Island.......................... 147 Pickles Gap Village.................................. 97 Pillow-Thompson House...................... 124 Pine Bluff Convention Center............... 127 Pine Bluff Symphony............................ 127 Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum.......................... 127 Pine Mountain Theater......................... 175 Pinnacle Hills Promenade.................... 184 Pinnacle Mountain State Park.............. 103 Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf................ 142 Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge................. 175 Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park........................................ 108 Playtime Pizza....................................... 103 Pleasant Crossing................................. 184 Pleasant Hill Shooting Range............... 172 Pocahontas Meteorite, The.................. 240 Pocket Community Theatre................. 142 Political History Audio Tour.................. 103 Pomeroy Planetarium........................... 126 Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge.............................................. 136 Popeye Statue....................................... 169 Post Winery........................................... 170 Potlatch Conservation Education Center.............................................. 122 Potts Inn Museum................................. 183 Powhatan Historic State Park.............. 241 Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park..... 184 President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site..................................... 139 Prim Rocks............................................. 216 Pumpkin Hollow................................... 241 Quapaw Baths & Spa............................ 142 Quapaw Canoe Company..................... 124 Quapaw Quarter................................... 103 Quartz Crystal Mines/Rock Shops........ 142 Queen Wilhelmina State Park.............. 144 Quicksilver Art & Fine Craft Gallery...... 175 Quigley’s Castle..................................... 175 Randolph County Heritage Museum........................................... 240 Randolph County Quilt Trail, The......... 240 Rapps Barren Settlement..................... 218 Rector Community Museum................. 241 Rector Mural.......................................... 241 Recycling Education Park....................... 98 Reed Mountain Park, Dam Overlook & River Bluff Nature Trail................ 182 Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park.................................... 98 Refined Ale Brewery.............................. 103 Resettlement Village/Historic Clover Bend..................................... 242 Reynolds Science Center Planetarium.................................... 136 Rialto Community Arts Center............. 105 Rialto Theatre........................................ 108 Rice-Upshaw House.............................. 236 Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center & Wildlife Management Area.......... 137 Riddle’s Elephant & Wildlife Sanctuary.......................................... 97 Ridges at Village Creek State Park, The......................................... 242 Ritz Civic Center.................................... 235 Ritz Theatre........................................... 144 River Lights in the Rock........................ 103 River Market District.............................. 103 River Rail Trolley................................... 103 Riverside International Speedway....... 242 Robinson Center Music Hall................. 103

Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67...................... 243 Rock Town Distillery............................. 103 Rockport United Methodist Church..... 144 Rockwater Marina................................. 107 Rogers Historical Museum.................... 184 Rogers Little Theater............................. 184 Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery......................................... 127 Ron Coleman Mining............................. 143 Roundtop Filling Station Restoration...................................... 108 Rowdy Adventures................................ 146 Royal Theatre.......................................... 95 Rubye & Henry Connerly Museum....... 122 Rush Historic District............................ 219 Saddlebock Brewery............................. 186 Sager Creek Arts Center........................ 185 Saline River...................................... 95, 129 Sandy Beach Park................................. 137 Sans Souci Landing............................... 239 Saracen Landing................................... 127 Sassafras Springs Vineyard.................. 186 Saunders Museum................................ 171 Scenic Byways & Drives.............129, 148, 189, 220, 243 Scenic 7 Byway.............................. 148, 189 Schaefers & Collins Pumpkin Patch & Farm................................... 105 Schaefers Corn Maze............................. 105 Scott Heritage Farm.............................. 108 Scott Joplin Mural................................. 147 Scott Plantation Settlement................ 108 Segway of Arkansas.............................. 104 Selma Methodist Church...................... 126 Selma Rosenwald School..................... 126 Serendipity at the Crescent.................. 175 Serenity Farm Bread............................. 217 Seven Devils Swamp Natural Area....... 126 Sevier County Historical Society Museum........................................... 137 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.......... 186 Shoal Bay & Paris City Lake.................. 183 Shoppach House Historic Park............... 95 Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills, The............. 184 Shopping/Art Galleries....................104, 107, 189, 216 Shores Lake Recreation Area................ 181 Siloam Springs Kayak Park................... 185 Siloam Springs Museum....................... 185 Silver Moon Cinema................................ 97 Slaughter Pen Bike Park....................... 170 Smackover Ghost Tours........................ 146 Smackover Historic Commercial District............................................. 146 Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp.............. 183 South Arkansas Arboretum.................. 138 South Arkansas Arts Center.................. 138 South Arkansas Symphony.................. 138 South Fork Nature Center..................... 214 South Fork of the Spring River............. 217 South on Main....................................... 104 Southern Arkansas University Brinson Fine Arts Building.............. 143 Southern Arkansas University Farm Tours...................................... 143 Southern Tenant Farmers Museum..... 241 Southland Park Gaming & Racing........ 242 Spadra Waterfront Marina.................... 172 Splash Pad at Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden............................ 104 Splash Zone Water Park.......................... 98 Splashpad at Tyndall Park...................... 95 Spring River............................215, 220, 243 Springhill Park Mountain Bike Trail...... 179 St. Charles Museum.............................. 127 St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church............ 175 St. Francis County Museum.................. 236

St. Francis National Forest................... 125 St. Francis River Bridge......................... 238 St. Mary’s Catholic Church.................... 170 State Line Post Office & Federal Building........................................... 147 Statehouse Convention Center............ 104 Stone County Ironworks....................... 218 Stone County Tourist Guide & Information Center......................... 218 Stone’s Throw Brewing & Bar............... 104 Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Academy & Coury House Retreat Center.......... 186 Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail..................... 217 Sugarloaf Mountain.............................. 217 Superior Bathhouse Brewery............... 142 Superlift Off-Road Vehicle Park............ 142 Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery..... 175 Swan Sightings on Magness Lake........ 217 Sylamore Creek Trail............................. 218 Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail................. 218 Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA).............................. 176 T-Rex Go-Karts/Laser Tag..................... 142 T-Rex Jurassic Indoor Golf.................... 142 Talimena National Scenic Byway......... 144 Tanglewood Branch Beer Company......................................... 176 Terra Studios......................................... 176 Texarkana Regional Arts Center........... 147 That Bookstore in Blytheville............... 236 Thermal Bathing & Day Spas................ 142 Thorncrown Chapel.............................. 175 Tiny Town.............................................. 143 Toad Suck Park........................................ 97 Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park........................................ 108 Tom Roe River Front Memorial Park...... 97 Tontitown Historical Museum.............. 186 Tontitown Winery.................................. 186 Trail of Tears Exhibit.............................. 107 Trails.............................................. 107, 189 Transportation Depot & Plaza.............. 143 Tri-County Lake..................................... 138 Tri-Lakes................................................ 148 Truman Baker Park............................... 187 Turner Neal Museum of Natural History............................................. 126 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge......... 175 21c Museum Hotel................................ 170 Twin Springs Park, City Park & Bob Henry Park............................... 185 Two Rivers Museum.............................. 136 Two Rivers Park Museum...................... 104 Tyler Bend Visitor Center...................... 219 UAFS Drennen-Scott Historical Site..... 187 UARK Bowl............................................. 177 UCA Public Appearances........................ 97 Union Square District............................ 138 University Museum & Cultural Center.............................................. 127 University of Arkansas/Fayetteville..... 177 University of Arkansas/Fayetteville Sports Museums............................. 177 University of Arkansas/Little Rock Fine Arts Galleries........................... 104 University of Arkansas/Monticello Fine Arts Building............................ 126 University of Arkansas/Pine Bluff Fine Art Gallery................................ 127 University of the Ozarks Walton Fine Arts Center............................... 172 Van Buren County Historical Society Museum........................................... 214 Van Buren Downtown Historic District............................................. 187 Ventris Trails End Resort....................... 179 Verizon Arena........................................ 107

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Veteran’s Memorial............................... 240 Veteran’s Park.......................................... 98 Veterans Wall of Honor......................... 170 Village Creek State Park........................ 242 Vineyard Cabin...................................... 180 Vintage Motorcar Museum.................... 216 Visitors Center & Museum..................... 137 Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden....... 104 Walk Railroad History Hiking Trail....... 219 Walk Through Historic Searcy Tour...... 108 Walmart AMP......................................... 184 Walmart Museum.................................. 170 Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum, The................................... 242 Walnut Ridge Depot.............................. 242 Walton Arts Center................................ 177 Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge.............................................. 241 War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake........ 184 War Eagle Creek.................................... 189 War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge.......... 184 War Memorial Park Natural Play Area & Pavilion................................ 104 War Memorial Stadium......................... 104 Warfield Concerts.................................. 124 Wattensaw Bayou Water Trail................ 97 Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area............................. 97 Weekend Theatre.................................. 104 Wegner Crystal Mines........................... 145 Wegner Museum & Warehouse............. 145 West Mountain Brewing Company....... 177 Western Arkansas Ballet....................... 179 White County Pioneer Village............... 108 White House Café.................................. 137 White Oak Lake State Park................... 137 White River.......97, 109, 129, 189, 221, 243 White River National Wildlife Refuge/ Visitors Center................................. 127 White Rock Mountain Recreation Area............................... 181 Whitton Farms....................................... 241 Wiederkehr Wine Cellars....................... 188 Wiggins Cabin........................................ 122 Wild River Country................................ 107 Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari................................................ 179 Wilderness Areas........................... 189, 221 Wildlife Management Areas.......... 129, 243 Wildwood Park...................................... 104 William Carl Garner Visitor Center....... 217 William Looney Tavern......................... 236 Winery, The............................................ 143 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute............. 105 Withrow Springs State Park.................. 180 Wolf House............................................ 219 Wolf Pen Gap......................................... 144 Wolf Pen Recreation Area..................... 172 Womble Trail......................................... 148 Woolly Hollow State Park....................... 97 World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum....................... 125 Wynne-Phillips House........................... 138 Zarks… a fine design gallery................ 175 Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend.................. 144

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Alma....................................................... 169 Altus................................................169-170 Arkadelphia....................................135-136 Arkansas City......................................... 121 Ashdown................................................ 136 Augusta.................................................. 235 Barton.................................................... 121 Batesville............................................... 213 Bauxite..................................................... 95 Beaver.................................................... 170 Bella Vista.............................................. 170 Benton..................................................... 95 Bentonville............................................ 170 Berryville............................................... 171 Bismarck................................................ 136 Blytheville.......................................235-236 Booneville.............................................. 171 Boxley.................................................... 171 Bradley................................................... 137 Brinkley...........................................121-122 Bull Shoals............................................. 214 Cabot....................................................... 96 Calico Rock............................................ 214 Camden................................................. 137 Casscoe.................................................. 122 Cave Springs.......................................... 171 Centerville............................................. 171 Charleston............................................. 172 Cherokee Village.................................... 214 Clarksville.............................................. 172 Clinton................................................... 214 Columbus.............................................. 137 Conway...............................................96-97 Cotter..................................................... 215 Crossett.................................................. 122 Dalton.................................................... 236 Dardanelle......................................172-173 De Queen............................................... 137 Des Arc..................................................... 97 Dover...................................................... 173 Dumas.................................................... 122 Dyess...................................................... 236 Earle....................................................... 236 El Dorado........................................137-138 Eudora................................................... 122 Eureka Springs...............................173-175 Fairfield Bay........................................... 215 Fayetteville.....................................175-177 Flippin.................................................... 215 Fordyce.................................................. 138 Foreman................................................ 138 Forrest City............................................ 236 Fort Smith.......................................177-179 Garfield.................................................. 179 Gentry.................................................... 179 Gilbert.................................................... 215 Gillett..................................................... 122 Glenwood.......................................138-139 Greenbrier............................................... 97 Greenwood.....................................179-180 Hackett.................................................. 180 Hamburg................................................ 123 Hardy..............................................215-216 Harrisburg............................................. 236 Harrison................................................. 180 Hazen....................................................... 97 Heber Springs.................................216-217 Helena-West Helena......................123-124 Hope...................................................... 139 Hot Springs.....................................139-143 Huntsville.............................................. 180 Jacksonport.......................................... 236 Jacksonville........................................97-98 Jasper.............................................180-181 Jerome................................................... 124 Jersey..................................................... 124

Jessieville.............................................. 143 Jonesboro............................................. 237 Keo........................................................... 98 Kirby....................................................... 143 Lake Village.....................................124-125 Lakeview................................................ 217 Lepanto.................................................. 238 Leslie...................................................... 217 Lincoln................................................... 181 Little Rock.........................................98-104 Lonoke................................................... 104 Lowell.................................................... 181 Madison................................................. 238 Magazine................................................ 181 Magnolia................................................ 143 Malvern...........................................143-144 Mammoth Spring.................................. 217 Manila.................................................... 238 Mansfield............................................... 181 Marianna................................................ 125 Marked Tree........................................... 238 Mayflower.......................................104-105 Maynard................................................. 238 McCrory.................................................. 238 McGehee................................................ 125 Mena...................................................... 144 Monticello.......................................125-126 Morrilton................................................ 105 Mount Ida.......................................144-145 Mountain Home.............................217-218 Mountain Pine....................................... 145 Mountain View................................218-219 Mountainburg........................................ 181 Mulberry................................................ 181 Murfreesboro......................................... 145 Newport..........................................238-239 Norfork................................................... 219 Norman.................................................. 145 North Little Rock............................105-107 Oark....................................................... 181 Okolona................................................. 146 Ola ......................................................... 182 Oppelo................................................... 107 Osceola.................................................. 239 Ozark...................................................... 182 Paragould.............................................. 239 Paris................................................182-183 Parkin..................................................... 239 Pea Ridge............................................... 183 Pelsor..................................................... 183 Perryville................................................ 107 Piggott................................................... 239 Pindall.................................................... 219 Pine Bluff........................................126-127 Pine Ridge.............................................. 146 Pocahontas............................................ 240 Ponca..................................................... 183 Pottsville................................................ 183 Powhatan.......................................240-241 Prairie Grove.......................................... 184 Prescott................................................. 146 Rector.................................................... 241 Rogers.................................................... 184 Rohwer.................................................. 127 Russellville............................................. 185 Salem..................................................... 219 Scott................................................107-108 Searcy.................................................... 108 Sheridan................................................ 146 Sherwood.............................................. 108 Shirley.................................................... 219 Siloam Springs...................................... 185 Smackover............................................. 146 Springdale............................................. 186 St. Charles............................................. 127 St. Francis.............................................. 241 St. Joe.................................................... 219

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Star City................................................. 128 Stuttgart................................................ 128 Subiaco.................................................. 186 Sulphur Springs..................................... 186 Texarkana.......................................146-147 Tillar....................................................... 128 Tontitown.............................................. 186 Turrell..................................................... 241 Tyronza.................................................. 241 Van Buren.............................................. 187 Walcott................................................... 241 Waldron................................................. 187 Walnut Ridge..................................241-242 Warren................................................... 128 Washington........................................... 147 West Fork............................................... 188 West Memphis....................................... 242 White Hall.............................................. 128 Wickes.................................................... 147 Wiederkehr Village................................ 188 Wilmot................................................... 128 Wilson.................................................... 242 Wynne.................................................... 242 Yellville................................................... 219

Index of Advertisers INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ATTRACTIONS/ARTS/RETAIL Arkansas & Missouri Railroad ............................200 Arkansas Department of Heritage .......................... 91 Arkansas Travelers ................115 Belle of Hot Springs ..............154 Cosmic Cavern ..................200, C Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ................206 Garvan Woodland Gardens ............................154 Glenwood Country Club .......162 Great Passion Play, The ....198, C Hot Springs Mountain Tower....C Little Rock Tours ...................114 Magic Springs Water & Theme Park ..................150, C Museum of Automobiles ......115 Northwest Arkansas Naturals ............................203 Oaklawn Racing & Gaming .............................152 Opera in the Ozarks ..............198 Outlets of Little Rock ............112 Post Winery ...........................189 Ridges at Village Creek, The.........................247 Schuterman’s ATV .................193 Southland Park Gaming & Racing ............................249 Terra Studios .........................203 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ...............................198 Walmart Museum..................205 William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park ...................115 CAMPING/CANOEING/ COTTAGES/LOG CABINS Buffalo Camping & Canoeing ..........................229 Buffalo Outdoor Center Cabins & Canoe Rentals ...........209, C Buffalo River Outfitters.........223 Catherine’s Landing..............153 Silver Hill Float Service .........228 Wild Bill’s Outfitter ................227 DESTINATION CITIES Bentonville ............................207 Camden .................................164 Cherokee Village ...................225 Conway ..................................117 El Dorado ...............................163 Eureka Springs ......................197 Fayetteville ............................203 Forrest City ............................246 Fort Smith..............................193 Hardy .....................................225

Harrison .................................226 Heber Springs .......................221 Helena-West Helena .............130 Hot Springs............................151 Hot Springs Village................156 Jonesboro .............................245 Little Rock..............................110 Mammoth Spring ..................225 North Little Rock ...............116, C Ozark......................................192 Pine Bluff ...............................131 Rogers-Lowell Area ...............204 Russellville ............................195 Springdale .............................201 Texarkana ..............................165 Van Buren ..............................191 West Memphis .......................248 Wiederkehr Village ................192

REGIONAL TOURIST ASSOCIATIONS Arkansas Delta Byways.........244 Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks ...........................193 Arkansas’ Land of Legends ............................131 Arkansas’ South ....................162 Arkansas’s Great Southwest ........................165 Diamond Lakes .....................149 Heart of Arkansas..................109 Northwest Arkansas .............196 Ozark Gateway ......................224 Ozark Mountain Region ........................226-231 Western Arkansas’ Mountain Frontier ............190

HOUSEBOAT RENTALS/ MARINA Almost Home Houseboat Rentals ..............................158 Aqua Fun................................158 Quarry Marina .......................230

RESORTS/RESORT LIVING Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa .................................155 Brady Mountain Resort & Marina............................156 Clarion On The Lake .............150 Delta Resort.......................129, C Edgewater Resort .................230 Gaston’s White River Resort................................ IBC Highway 27 Fishing Village ...............................158 Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina............................159 Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa .................................157 Rainbow Drive Resort ...........224 Red Apple Inn ........................221 Self Creek Lodge & Marina ...161 Stetson’s On The White ........230 Teal Point...............................229

LODGING Aloft Rogers-Bentonville ......204 Americas Best Value Inn ......... 87 Austin Convention Hotel & Spa .................................150 Bavarian Inn Lodge & Restaurant.....................200 Baymont Inn & Suites ...........148 Best Western Inn of the Ozarks ....................199 Best Western of Arkansas ........................88-89 Best Western Winners Circle Inn ...........................153 Candlewood Suites/ Conway .............................117 Capital Hotel .........................113 Cliff House Inn .......................208 Comfort Inn & Suites/ Conway .............................117 Comfort Suites/Conway .......117 Crescent Hotel & Spa ............196 Hilton Garden Inn .....................C Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Conway .................117 Holiday Inn Presidential Center ...............................111 Inn at the Mill/James at the Mill ..........................202 Little Rock Marriott ...............109 Quality Inn/ Eureka Springs .................195 Queen of Diamonds Inn .......162 21c Museum Hotel ................208

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