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Tour Guide 2013

VALUABLE COUPONS INSIDE • 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

WELCOME TO ARKANSAS Bridal Veil Falls, Heber Springs

Mississippi River State Park, Marianna

Your ticket to exciting adventures is right here in Arkansas. Admire breathtaking scenery at every turn. Choose from 52 Arkansas State Parks. The Natural State boasts pristine lakes and rivers for world-class ďŹ shing, oating, boating and water sports. National forests are ideal for hiking and biking. An arts and cultural destination, Arkansas is home to museums, galleries, theaters, concert venues, sports arenas and more. Discover award-winning restaurants and aordable lodging in cities and towns across the state.

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

USING THIS TOUR GUIDE favorite activities or interests. The index in the back of the book contains all listings and is organized alphabetically. View an electronic version of the 2013 Arkansas Tour Guide at Arkansas.com/travel-tools/vacation-kit.

Welcome to the 2013 Arkansas Tour Guide. In its pages, you’ll find everything you need to plan your next vacation in The Natural State. The front section showcases specific interests, such as spas, Civil War sites and Arkansas State Parks. The rest of the booklet is divided into sections based on Arkansas’s six geographic regions – Central, Delta, Ouachitas, Ozarks, River Valley and Timberlands. Each section is color-coded for easy reference (see map) and features an introduction to the region, a detailed highway map and listings of general attractions and outdoor recreation. New this year, icons placed at the beginning of each listing indicate categories, such as family fun, history, lakes and rivers, and more, to help you plan your trip based on your

These map colors define Arkansas’s six geographic destination areas and coordinate with sections in this Arkansas Tour Guide. CENTRAL

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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 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 Musical Heritage .......................................... 10 What’s New In 2013 ...............................11-13 New at the State Parks ...........................14-15 Camden ...................................................16-17 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ................................18-19 Delta Resort ............................................20-21 Fort Curtis ...............................................22-23 Fort Smith ...............................................24-25 Heritage Trails .........................................26-27 Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail .....................................28-29 Museum of Discovery.............................30-31 Natural Treasures....................................32-33 Lakes........................................................34-35 Rivers.......................................................36-37 Spring Color ............................................38-39 Fall Color .................................................40-41 Scenic Byways .........................................42-43

Music Festivals and Events .....................44-45 Civil Rights .................................................... 46 History and Heritage.................................... 47 Civil War ..................................................48-50 Watchable Wildlife ...................................... 51 Billgrimage ..............................................52-53 Spas .............................................................. 54 Shopping ...................................................... 55 Romance and Weddings ............................. 56 Retirement/Relocation/ Reunions ................................................ 57 Arkansas Edibles .....................................58-59 Wines/Brews...........................................60-61 Gaming In Arkansas ................................62-63 Freewheeling ..........................................64-65 Adventure Sports....................................66-67 The Lodges of Arkansas State Parks ........................................68-69 Arkansas State Parks/Geocaching ..........72-74 Free Things To Do ........................................ 75 Golfing/The Natural State Golf Trail ................................................. 76 Outdoors/Game and Fish ............................ 78 Family Fun...............................................80-85 Indexes ................................................250-256

Destination Areas Ozarks....................................................90-114 River Valley..........................................140-154 Central.................................................162-177

Delta ....................................................186-199 Ouachitas ............................................208-219 Timberlands ........................................234-244

Front Cover: Enjoy a scenic ride on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad in Van Buren.

Back Cover: Discover recreation in urban areas on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Tour Guide is published annually. ©2013 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. 3

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

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Fayetteville Fayetteville

Jasper Jasper

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Harrison U.S. 65 870-741-3343

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Mammoth Spring U.S. 63 North 870-625-7364

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Siloam Springs U.S. 412 479-524-4445 Blytheville I-55 North 870-762-2512

Eureka Eureka Springs Springs

Bella Bella Vista Vista Village 71 71 62 62 Village Bentonville Bentonville Rogers Rogers Siloam Siloam 540 540 Springs Springs Springdale Springdale 412 412

Clarksville Clarksville

Alma Alma Buren VanVan Buren

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FortFort Smith Smith 540 540

Russellville Russellville

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Morrilton Morrilton

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Helena-West Helena U.S. 49 Bypass 870-338-7602 Lake Village U.S. 65-82 870-265-5832

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Red River U.S. 71 North 870-772-7511 Texarkana I-30 East 870-772-4301 Van Buren/Fort Smith I-40 West 479-474-9512 Little Rock 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 4A-900 501-682-7777

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West Memphis I-40 West 870-735-3637 El Dorado U.S. 167 870-881-9160

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Newport Newport Clinton Clinton

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Bald Bald Knob Knob Conway 64 64 Conway

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Jacksonville North Jacksonville North 40 40 Little Rock Little Rock 630 630 Little Little Rock 70 70 Rock

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Arkansas State Capitol Dome, Little Rock

ARKANSAS FACTS STATE NICKNAME – The Natural State Additional symbols: Soskids.ar.gov/5-8-history-state-symbols.html

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 – 2.67 million (33rd in size) Area – 53,187 square miles (27th in size) Capital – Little Rock CLIMATE – Average annual temperature: 61.4˚F

TANTALIZING TIDBITS • There are 600,000 acres of lakes, more 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.

STATE SYMBOLS STATE BIRD – Mockingbird STATE FLOWER – Apple blossom STATE TREE – Pine STATE INSECT – Honeybee STATE MOTTO – Regnat Populus (The People Rule)

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• With the exception of citrus fruits, Arkansas 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.

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, 601-631-5053 • Road Conditions: 800-245-1672, 501-569-2374 • Keep Arkansas Beautiful Littering Hotline: 866-811-1222

Diamonds from Crater of Diamonds State Park

• The only diamond mine open to the public in the world is Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro. And Arkansas’s quartz crystal deposits in the Hot Springs/ Mount Ida area are world famous.

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

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. Forest Service or National Park Service. Each has different rules regarding pets. This contact information can be found below and in the “Arkansas Adventure Guide.” For pet-friendly lodging, go to Arkansas.com and select “Places to Stay,” then “Pet Friendly.”

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

MORE ON THE WEB

Arkansas.com

ARKANSAS.com

Main portal for travel and tourism information about Arkansas.

ArkansasStateParks.com

Information about the offerings provided by Arkansas State Parks.

ArkansasKids.com

Find tips and suggestions for traveling to Arkansas with your children.

VisitMyArkansas.com

Blogs by five travel writers providing special insight to Arkansas regions and events.

GreenTravelArkansas.com

Information for those looking to leave no carbon footprint as they travel to Arkansas.

Arkansas.gov

Official website of government agencies in the state of Arkansas. 8

Just about anything you want to know about visiting The Natural State is right at your fingertips on ARKANSAS.com.

PLACES TO GO

DEALS AND COUPONS

Find information on caves and caverns; the Civil War in Arkansas; attractions, lodging and dining listings by city; filming locations for movies/television shows; lakes and rivers. Other topics covered are green travel, heritage trails, nightlife, scenic byways and wedding sites.

Deals and discounts for attractions, lodging and dining properties are printable or downloadable.

EVENTS

On any given weekend, plus quite a few weekdays, there’s a special event, concert, sporting event, festival, exhibition or performance going on in cities and towns across the state.

THINGS TO DO

A wide range of topics includes kids, “must see” attractions, the arts, free activities, “haunted” Arkansas, plus racing and gaming, shopping, spas, history and heritage, agritourism, anniversaries, girls getaways and more.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words. Be prepared for a zillion words-worth found in the online photo gallery, plus the state’s latest ad campaign, videos, the official State Song of Arkansas and virtual tours.

PLACES TO STAY

Bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, dude ranches, hotels and motels, houseboats, lodges, resorts, rentals, condos and petfriendly properties.

MAPS

Even with all the new technology, it never hurts to have a good map. We have maps for highways, state parks, interactive lodging and attractions, and popular waterways.

OUTDOORS

Adventure sports; where to ride an ATV or ORV; bicycle and motorcycle routes; campgrounds/RV parks; canoeing, rafting and kayaking; freewheeling; marinas, boat docks, fishing guides and geocaching are covered here. Others subjects are waterfalls, water sports, fishing, swimming beaches, golf courses and rock climbing.

TRAVEL TOOLS

General Arkansas vacation information in one handy location: accessibility details, trip planner, what our visitors are saying, weather, tourism contacts, GPS tours and locations of Arkansas Welcome Centers.

UNIQUELY ARKANSAS

FOOD AND DRINK

Learn about attractions that are special to The Natural State: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs; Central High School National Historic Site and Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro; quartz crystal mines around Mount Ida; and famous Arkansans.

Discover some special eateries, wineries, distilleries, food festivals, unusual places to dine, videos of some of Arkansas’s best-known chefs and cooks.

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Johnny Cash Music Festival, Jonesboro

MUSICAL HERITAGE

Look for this icon in the regional listings for arts and culture venues.

From blues to folk, gospel to rockabilly, music has always been a part of life in The Natural State. In Arkansas, you’ll find a musical heritage as diverse as the state itself. Musical greats such as Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, Glen Campbell, Howlin’ Wolf (a.k.a. Chester Burnett), Jimmy Driftwood, Scott Joplin, Charlie Rich, Conway Twitty, William Warfield and Al Green have all called Arkansas home. Various museums, attractions and festivals throughout Arkansas pay homage to these and many other legends. Johnny Cash and his family moved to the agricultural resettlement colony of Dyess when he was three years old. The family home is now the centerpiece of the Historic Dyess Colony. Cash’s home and the Administration Building will open to the public in fall 2013 after being restored.

The house will be furnished as it was when the Cash family lived there, while the Administration Building will include exhibits about the colony and its impact on Cash and his music. The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View preserves the heritage of the Ozark culture with an emphasis on the music. Talented musicians and singers perform daily, and special events featuring well-known folk and bluegrass musicians are held regularly. The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena offers interactive exhibits dedicated to the sounds of the Arkansas Delta and the musicians who made them legendary. The museum is also the broadcast home of King Biscuit Time, the longest-running daily blues radio show in the United States. 10

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

WHAT’S

NEW IN ARKANSAS In recent years, Arkansas has proudly welcomed the development of several major attractions, including the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park in Little Rock, the nation’s 12th presidential library; Heifer Village, an interactive learning center on the grounds of Heifer International’s world headquarters in Little Rock; and

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Other unique places that might be new to you include Underground Fayetteville, Delta Gateway Museum in Blytheville and UAFS Drennen-Scott Historical Site in Van Buren, to name a few. The following 20 pages highlight some of the most recently completed projects for 2013.

Administration Building, part of one of the nation’s New Deal agricultural resettlement colonies. The Cash home will appear as when the family lived there, while the Administration Building will include colony exhibits and the impact of Dyess on Cash and his music. 870-972-2803. Arkansasheritagesites.astate.edu/AHS

OUACHITAS Renovation of Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge – Reopens in summer 2013 following a $6.2 million renovation; offers panoramic views from atop 2,681foot Rich Mountain, the state’s second highest peak. 3877 Highway 88 West, Mena. Queenwilhelmina.com

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

CENTRAL Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London Exhibit: Features 48, 17th-century Dutch masterworks and English portraits of the 18th and 19th centuries, many which have never been on view outside Kenwood House, London; provides rare opportunity to see Rembrandt’s self-portrait, Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1665), which has never left Europe before. June 7-September 8, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock. 9th and Commerce. 501-372-4000. Arkarts.com

Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge, Mena

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Johnny Cash Boyhood Home/Dyess Colony Restoration, Dyess

DELTA Johnny Cash Boyhood Home/Dyess Colony Restoration – Opening fall 2013 are the house where the music legend and his family moved in 1935 and the Dyess Colony 12

Guitar Walk – Based on John Lennon’s Epiphone Casino, the 115-ft. by 40-ft. guitar honors musicians that performed along Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67; features plaques dedicated to musical legends Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess and Billy Lee Riley. Others added periodically. 109 Southwest Front Street, Walnut Ridge. Iron Horse – A 2,300-foot zip line at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper; go 50 mph in a harness along a cable over the Ozark Mountains near the Buffalo National River. 800-480-9635. Gohcr.com

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Iron Horse Zip Line, Jasper

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Movie House Winery – The old Petit Jean Movie Theater features handcrafted semi-sweet and dry wines made in small batches; winemaking classes. 112 E. Commerce St., Morrilton. 501-215-4899. Moviehousewinery.com

Lindsay Railroad Museum in Texarkana – Honors the railroad history of Texarkana, which was founded in 1873-74 by the sale of town lots owned by the Cairo and Fulton Railroad on the Arkansas side and the Texas and Pacific Railroad on the Texas side. Open Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 202 East Broad Street. 903-748-1235. Lindsayrailroadmuseumintexarkana.com

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Guitar Walk, Walnut Ridge

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MORE TO LOVE ABOUT ARKANSAS STATE PARKS

Mississippi River State Park, Marianna

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NEW IN ARKANSAS The Ridges at Village Creek, Village Creek State Park, Wynne

Some of your favorite Arkansas state parks feature recent enhancements. Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park was renovated, including a new dining room, meeting room and pool. Mississippi River State Park in the St. Francis National Forest boasts a new visitor center and improvements to Beech Point Campground on Bear Creek Lake. Village Creek State Park sports a 27-hole Andy Dye signature course set in the rolling hills of Crowley’s Ridge. And, Lake Fort Smith State Park oers 10 new rental cabins, including one- and two-bedroom designs.

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Camden Historic District

NEW IN ARKANSAS Civil War re-enactment

Located on a bluff overlooking the Ouachita River, Camden is rich in Civil War history. First known as a French trading post, the city’s history has been closely tied to the Ouachita River. It was known as the “Queen City” of the Ouachita during the steamboat era. The revitalized Camden Riverfront includes picturesque Sandy Beach Park, which overlooks the lower portion of the river, and the Camden Riverwalk and Amphitheater, which shows movies in the summer and offers concerts year-round. Don’t miss the town’s annual Daffodil Festival in early spring.

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CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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NEW IN ARKANSAS Art Trail

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville unites the power of art with the beauty of landscape. The permanent collection explores the story of the United States and features American masterworks dating from the Colonial era to contemporary times. Additionally, the museum displays a changing array of special exhibitions. Crystal Bridges also contains art and education classrooms and studios, an art reference library, a restaurant and a store. An Art Trail features several outdoor sculptures, including a James Turrell Skyspace.

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Delta Shooting Complex, Tillar

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NEW IN ARKANSAS

Delta Resort is Arkansas’s newest resort and conference center destination. Located on 2,000 acres in southeast Arkansas, the facility features a 72-room hotel, restaurant and spa nestled on a coolwater lagoon. The Delta Resort is considered one of Arkansas’s finest waterfowl hunting venues because of the natural green timber setting. The Delta Shooting Complex features world-class Sporting Clays, an Olympic Bunker Trap and a Pro Shop. 7920 Bucksducks Road, Tillar DeltaResortUS.com

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Fort Curtis, Helena-West Helena

NEW IN ARKANSAS The Battle of Helena was fought on July 4, 1863, and became the last major Confederate offensive in Arkansas. The block-long reproduction of Fort Curtis, located at the corner of York and Columbia streets in historic Helena-West Helena, interprets the river town’s occupation and the 1863 battle. Fort Curtis is one of the sites that tells the entire story of Civil War Helena. Other sites, such as Freedom Park, are located throughout Helena-West Helena. Additional locations will be added throughout Arkansas’s Civil War Sesquicentennial. Log on to CivilWarHelena.com for details.

Dedication Ceremony

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Bass Reeves Statue

NEW IN ARKANSAS Movie Lounge

Major developments in Fort Smith have expanded the city’s appeal to tourists even more. The new Regional Art Museum (1601 Rogers Avenue) features local, national and international exhibitions, workshops, classes, films, lectures and concerts. An impressive statue in Pendergraft Park (200 Garrison Avenue) honors Bass Reeves, a larger-than-life legendary lawman and integral part of the town’s illustrious history. Movie Lounge (7601 Rogers Avenue) is the state’s first dine-in movie theater and special events venue. The chef uses locally grown produce whenever possible in the seasonal menu.

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HERITAGE TRAILS

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Potts Inn Museum, Pottsville

NEW IN ARKANSAS Hundreds of historic trails identification signs are in place throughout Arkansas with more to come. Highlighted routes: Southwest Trail, which 80 percent of Arkansas’s early 19th-century population used to enter the territory; Trail of Tears mapping the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole following the passage of 1830 Federal Indian Removal Act; Butterfield Trail, the original Butterfield Overland Mail route; and Civil War Trails tracing Union and Confederate troops during key Arkansas campaigns. Potts Inn Museum in Pottsville is one of the best preserved stagecoach stations on the Butterfield route between Memphis and Fort Smith. Heritage Trail Marker

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HOT SPRINGS HISTORIC BASEBALL TRAIL

Historic Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs

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NEW IN ARKANSAS Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson – these are just a few of the high-profile baseball legends who came to Hot Springs to play and prepare for the season in the 20th century. The city was a haven for spring training and leisure of some of the game’s best players. In honor of this tie to baseball history, the Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail was built. As part of the trail, 26 historical markers have been placed across the city at various significant spots so visitors can learn about the places where American baseball legends left their mark. Baseball Trail Marker

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Amazing Airways exhibit

NEW IN ARKANSAS Totally redesigned, this Little Rock museum isn’t just for kids anymore. More familyoriented and interactive, the exploration areas include Amazing You, Discovery Hall and Earth Journeys. Amazing Airways, Tinkering Studio, Arkansas River puzzle, Extreme Weather Station and a huge topographic map of the state are others. In addition, there is the Window of Wonder (WOW) Gallery and 18 live animal habitats on the museum floor housing ferrets, birds, spiders, snakes, owls and flying squirrels. Special programs, receptions and events for adults; located in the River Market District at 500 President Clinton Avenue.

Amazing You exploration area

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Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View

With an abundance of lakes, rivers, mountains, timberlands, Delta farmlands and state parks, Arkansas lives up to its nickname, The Natural State. You can explore numerous natural wonders such as mountain vistas, stunning waterfalls, cool caverns, towering limestone bluffs, rocky shores and cliffs. Ranked among the 10 most outstanding in North America, Blanchard Springs Caverns in Mountain View is a beautiful example of an Arkansas treasure with its huge rooms of stalactites, stalagmites, columns and flowstones. Arkansas.com/outdoors

Triple Falls near Jasper

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LAKES

Greers Ferry Lake, Heber Springs

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Lake Chicot at Lake Village

More than 600,000 acres of lakes in Arkansas offer plenty of swimming, boating, fishing and scuba diving. Lake Chicot is both the state’s largest natural lake and North America’s biggest oxbow. The Ouachitas are home to the Diamond Lakes – Hamilton, Ouachita, Catherine, Greeson and DeGray – known for their crystal-clear waters. Surrounded by the Ozarks, Norfork is a water lover’s dream with over 22,000 acres. Lake Dardanelle has long been a favorite of Arkansans and visitors. Houseboats, jet skis, party barges and pedal boats – you’ll find them all here. Go to Arkansas.com/places-to-go/ lakes-rivers to learn more. Look for this icon in the regional listings for lakes. 35

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RIVERS

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White River

The variety of rivers found here is amazing. Among them are the state’s namesake Arkansas River and the gorgeous, cliff-lined Buffalo National River. Arkansas is home to over 9,700 miles of streams with diverse characteristics ranging from calm waters to Class V rapids. Boating, fishing for trout and bass, and canoeing and kayaking are popular outdoor excursions enjoyed on our waterways. Look for this icon in the regional listings for rivers.

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

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Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

One of The Natural State’s most beloved landmarks, North Little Rock’s Old Mill is breathtaking in spring. Blooming dogwoods, azaleas, redbuds and various flowers welcome the season with beauty and color. An authentic reproduction of an old water-powered grist mill, this striking structure appears in the opening scene of the classic 1939 film “Gone with the Wind” and is believed to be the only building remaining from the film. The grounds feature sculptures of toadstools, stumps and a tree branch-entwined bridge. An almost dizzying array of both blossoms and colors can be experienced at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs. 39

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FALL COLOR

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The Arkansas Ozark Mountains are pretty year-round, but fall has a special quality all its own. Gold, umber, russet, red, orange, yellow, bronze and varying shades of green cover the hillsides. This scenic splendor provides the perfect backdrop for the colorful and unique Eureka Springs architecture that appears to hang from the crevices. Sam’s Throne, another Ozark Mountain masterpiece, is a popular hiking and rock climbing destination. Sumac, oak, hickory, maple and sweet gum are some of the species which comprise the Ozark National Forest, providing the vivid hues of the season.

Sam’s Throne, Ozark National Forest

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SCENIC BYWAYS Talimena National Scenic Byway near Mena

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Scenic 7 Byway

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of The Natural State is by traveling one or more of Arkansas’s scenic byways. Some of the most popular routes include: • Great River Road National Scenic Byway • Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway • Talimena National Scenic Byway • Arkansas Scenic 7 • Boston Mountains Scenic Loop • Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway • Sylamore Scenic Byway • Interstate 530 State Scenic Byway • Arkansas 309/Mount Magazine Scenic Byway Visit Arkansas.com/placesto-go/scenic-byways/ for detailed information. 43

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Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, Mulberry Mountain

Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival features 150 artists performing each June at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark. Sustaining the culture, heritage and authenticity of Delta blues, the King Biscuit Blues Festival is an important showcase of this music genre. Tens of thousands from all over the world flock to Helena-West Helena each October. Hot Springs Music Festival brings over 250 international classical musicians to the state in June for two weeks of concerts. Others include: Fayetteville Roots Festival; Little Rock’s Riverfest; MusicFest El Dorado; Mountain View’s Arkansas Folk Festival; Jonesboro’s Johnny Cash Music Festival; and Eureka Springs’ Jazz, Bluegrass and Folk festivals.

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Arkansas Delta at Jerome and Rohwer. The areas of the relocation camps are designated as National Historic Landmarks. The African-American struggle for equality is detailed at museums and historically significant sites throughout the state. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock is dedicated to telling the story of Arkansas’s African-Americans and their history and culture from 1870 to the present. Making national headlines, the “Little Rock Nine” entered Central High School with a military escort ordered by President Eisenhower. The Central High Museum and Visitors Center tells the story of the 1957 desegregation crisis. In Tyronza, the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum focuses on the story of the movement to remove abuses from tenant farming and sharecropping.

The struggle for civil rights touched generations of people. The story of the fight for equality has been preserved at various historic sites and museums throughout Arkansas. A federally mandated relocation order forced Native Americans to leave their ancestral homes in 1838 and 1839. They journeyed across the southeast on the way to “Indian Territory” west of Arkansas (now Oklahoma). Tens of thousands grudgingly made their way from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee via boat, wagon, horseback or on foot. Known as the Trail of Tears, these routes crossed the entire state of Arkansas. During the tumultuous years of World War II, Japanese American citizens from throughout the United States were forced to leave their homes and relocate to internment camps. Two of these sites were located in the

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HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Look for this icon in the regional listings for historical attractions. In Arkansas, history comes alive every day at historic sites and museums throughout the state. From Native Americans to modern times, you can experience the heritage that shaped the lives of the people of Arkansas and throughout the United States. Native Americans inhabited the state for thousands of years. Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin and Hampson Archeological Museum State Park detail the lives of Native Americans in eastern Arkansas. Arkansas Post National Memorial near Gillett commemorates the first permanent European settlement on the lower Mississippi River. Arkansas Post also served as Arkansas’s first territorial capital. The Louisiana Purchase State Park near Brinkley, a National Historic Landmark, preserves the original point from which all surveys of the 1803 property purchase initiated. The Fort Smith National Historic

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Site examines life during the westward progression and includes two frontier forts and the courtroom where “Hangin’ Judge” Isaac C. Parker presided. The traditions of Arkansas’s early pioneers are preserved at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Experience the life of roughnecks and roustabouts and learn about the oil booms of south Arkansas at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover. The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza details the struggle of tenant farmers and sharecroppers in the Arkansas Delta. In Little Rock, Arkansas’s capital city, various museums document the history of the state, including Historic Arkansas Museum, the Old State House Museum, the Central High School National Historic Site and the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and Park.

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In Arkansas, the year 1863 started with the Battle of Arkansas Post. Confederates built Fort Hindman, a massive earthen fort, to protect their hold on the area and the confluence of the Arkansas and White rivers. However, during the battle, Union forces defeated the Confederates and destroyed the fort. In Helena, Confederate forces attempted to retake the river port town to allow access to the Mississippi River. The effort failed and would be the Confederacy’s last major offensive in Arkansas.

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CIVIL WAR

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With over 600,000 men losing their lives, April 1861 to April 1865 marks the deadliest period in the history of the United States. These four years would change the country forever… and Arkansas was no exception. 2013 marks the Sesquicentennial of several important events in Arkansas’s Civil War history, including the Battles of Arkansas Post and Helena, and the Little Rock Campaign. In January 1863, in an effort to stop Confederates disrupting Union shipping on the Mississippi River, the Union Army moved on Arkansas Post. After Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s troops overran the Confederate trenches, Arkansas Post was bombarded by Union ironclads. Outnumbered five to one, the Confederates surrendered on January 11. Helena held a prime strategic location – between Memphis and Vicksburg along the banks of the Mississippi River. On July 4, 1863, Union and Confederate troops clashed

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over the coveted waterway. The battle was brutal and bloody, resulting in nearly 2,000 Union and Confederate soldiers killed, wounded or missing. The Battle of Helena secured the Union stronghold on the Mighty Mississippi and was the last major Confederate offensive in Arkansas. The 1863 Little Rock Campaign saw Arkansas’s capital fall under Union control. With the loss of Little Rock, Confederates no longer had access to the northern areas of the state. Historical markers detailing the campaign are located in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Scott and Lonoke. Other Civil War clashes in Arkansas in 1863 include battles at Chalk Bluff, Reed’s Bridge, Bayou Fourche, Devil’s Backbone and Pine Bluff. For more information on the Civil War in Arkansas, visit ArkansasCivilWar150.com. You can check out CivilWarBuff.org for additional information on Arkansas and the Civil War.

species such as white-tailed deer are scattered throughout the state. Others are closely tied to particular locations. Many of the state’s 16 bat species, two species of endangered cave crayfish and the endangered Ozark cavefish rely on Ozark 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. There is a terrestrial snail known so far to exist only on Mount Magazine, Arkansas’s highest peak. Experience hands-on exhibits on fish and wildlife at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature centers across the state. For more information, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offers the Arkansas Watchable Wildlife Guide at Agfc.com. Additional information can also be found online at Arkansas.com/outdoors/birding.

Arkansas’s forests, streams, wetlands, mountains and valleys nurture a variety of animal life. Wildlife management areas, state parks, public lands and nature centers offer prime opportunities to admire animals in their natural environs. Be on the lookout for red and gray foxes, American beavers, North American river otters, armadillos, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons and even American alligators. The state’s complete bird list contains around 400 species, including rarely seen coastal, oceanic and western varieties. In addition to Arkansas’s birds, there are more than 70 kinds of mammals (including the elk and American black bear), close to 115 species of reptiles and amphibians, and over 150 species of butterflies awaiting wildlife watchers within the state. Because of their ability to survive in virtually any habitat, some of our in-state

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BILLGRIMAGE President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope

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Clinton House Museum, Fayetteville: The first home of the Clintons includes First Ladies Garden featuring favorite flowers of America’s first ladies; Clinton memorabilia. William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and Park, Little Rock: Contains the largest collection of presidential papers and artifacts in U.S. history; authentic replicas of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room. President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope: Two-story white frame house where Clinton lived from his birth in 1946 until age four. Sites related to former President Bill Clinton, Hot Springs: Boyhood home, high school, favorite hamburger hangout and more.

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SPAS

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Whether on vacation or traveling for business, spas transport you to relaxation and rejuvenation, allowing for mental, physical and spiritual transformation. Arkansas spa services range from simple massages to complex treatments. “The Spa City,” Hot Springs National Park and the city of Hot Springs, has a rich history of springs and bathing rituals. The area’s naturally thermal waters have been reinvigorating travelers since the days of Hernando de Soto. Today the 47 thermal springs are protected by the National Park Service. Facilities run the gamut from the historic Buckstaff and Quapaw properties on Bathhouse Row to the modern Embassy Suites and The Austin. The venerable Arlington Hotel and Spa also utilizes the naturally heated waters. The famed Bathhouse Row stands

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on the east of Central Avenue. Though most of the properties no longer offer spa experiences, they are a prime example of adaptive reuse. The faithfully restored Fordyce serves as a museum and visitors center. The Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the Ozark. Not far away is Turtle Cove Spa on Lake Ouachita. Eureka Springs has spa origins as well. The waters were believed to have medicinal powers, and the sick came seeking miracle cures. Though the springs no longer flow as freely, Eureka still has a thriving spa scene. 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 are known for their services. For more on Arkansas spas, visit Arkansas.com/things-to-do/spas.

Craft shops overflow with items handmade in Arkansas. Pick up one of the many quality items designed by a craftsman. Seasonal festivals offer a rich assortment of handicrafts throughout the year. You can also enjoy the thrill of the hunt at numerous Arkansas antique stores and flea markets where everything old is new again. You’ll find such foodstuffs as smoked meats, jams and jellies, sorghum molasses, stone-ground grains and wine to choose from. You can also select souvenirs exclusive to Arkansas such as quartz crystals from the Mount Ida region, a hand-forged work of iron art from Mountain View, the highly-soughtafter Arkansas Black apple purchased from an orchard or roadside stand, and even a precious gem at a bargain price if you get lucky at the Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro.

From fine art to dulcimers, clothing to decorative home items and sugar-cured meats to souvenirs, you’ll have fun shopping in Arkansas. Small towns and large cities contain boutiques where you can pick up unique clothing, accessories and home décor. You’ll also find handmade or one-of-a-kind items. Wonderful shopping is 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. Galleries brim with paintings, sculpture, jewelry and other fine art. The Natural State boasts national and international artisans. Studio tours and other special events focusing on the arts provide an opportunity to buy original pieces.

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parks also offer camping. For the ultimate date night, spend time in vibrant cities and towns across the state where you’ll find excellent dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife, as well as comfortable and affordable lodging. When it comes to weddings in Arkansas, discover blissful locations that exceed your expectations and stay within your budget. Some of the most popular wedding venues are located in Eureka Springs, Hot Springs and Little Rock. Perfect for the big day, these cities also make memorable honeymoon destinations and anniversary trips. Stay in a historic hotel or charming B&B. Indulge in luxurious spa treatments, upscale shopping and fine dining. Visit Arkansas.com/dealscoupons/ for special rates and packages.

From riverside resorts to mountaintop cabins, there are many inspiring places for romance in The Natural State. The scenic beauty of Arkansas also makes it a natural choice for weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. Below are some ideas for planning a relaxing getaway or the pictureperfect big day. For the nature-loving couple, Arkansas State Parks offer the ultimate retreat. Book an Arkansas State Park cabin or lodge and wake up to unlimited adventures. The Lodge Parks of Arkansas include DeGray Lake Resort in Bismarck, Mount Magazine in Paris, Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Petit Jean in Morrilton and Queen Wilhelmina in Mena, which will reopen this summer after renovations. For romance under the stars, many of Arkansas’s 52 state

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RETIREMENT/ RELOCATION/ REUNIONS Look around you, and it’s easy to see why people make their home in The Natural State. With four distinct seasons, outdoor recreation is available year round. State parks and national forests provide plenty of outdoor opportunities. World-class fishing and hunting, championship golfing, first-rate hiking and biking are found here. In fact, the League of American Bicyclists has designated three cities in Arkansas as Bicycle-Friendly Communities: Conway, Fayetteville and North Little Rock. Arkansas is a thriving arts and cultural destination with museums, galleries, performing arts centers, sports arenas and concert halls located across the state. A low tax base, affordable living costs and world-renowned medical centers also make Arkansas an attractive place to relocate or retire. Families and groups are also choosing

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The Natural State for reunions. Arkansas is centrally located in the U.S. and is an ideal meeting place for people coming from far and wide. Arkansas is also known as an affordable destination with lodging, dining and group tours for all budgets. With 52 state parks, seven national park sites, one presidential library and a variety of other venues, Arkansas is capable of hosting groups of all sizes and interests. Whether you are planning a family get-together, a gathering of military buddies, a church group or an assembly of college classmates, Arkansas has the resources to make it happen. For active groups, The Natural State offers plenty of outdoor options. Adventures include fishing, floating, camping, hiking, biking, birding and horseback riding. For more information, visit Reunions-101.com or call 800-872-1259.

Bistro Eleven 21, Blytheville

ARKANSAS EDIBLES The flavors of Arkansas are ready for you to taste. When it comes to fresh homegrown garden delights, The Natural State is blessed with a bounty. Good food is as much a hallmark of our diners, dairy bars and lunchrooms as it is in our finest restaurants and bistros. Arkansas is the nation’s largest rice producer, and Riceland Foods in Stuttgart is the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice. The sweetest watermelons in the world are from Cave City, and south Arkansas is home to the mayhaw and purple hull pea.

Nationally known Mountain Valley Water is based in Hot Springs, while popular sodas Grapette and Orangette were created in Camden. Cavender’s Greek Seasoning, used around the world for spicing meats, calls Harrison home. Petit Jean Meats produces ham, bacon and wieners, while Burge’s offers smoked turkeys. War Eagle Mill near Rogers mills all-organic grains, and Yarnell’s Ice Cream made in Searcy is in stores throughout Arkansas.

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Arkansas is the birthplace of cheese dip, fried pickles and chocolate gravy. It also hosts festivals celebrating everything from peaches and strawberries to grapes and the Bradley County Pink Tomato, the official state fruit and vegetable. Local chefs utilize Arkansas products to create heritage-worthy dishes at many of our finest restaurants. Enjoy Arkansas food traditions while you’re here.

Hope Watermelon Festival

Have a barbecue sandwich with coleslaw, fresh farm-raised catfish and delicious Southern-style fried chicken. Savor fresh sliced tomatoes, fried okra and cornbread, and don’t forget to round off dinner with a slice of pie.

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Little Red River

Weinfest, Wiederkehr Village

WINES

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Arkansas is the largest and oldest wine-producing state in the South. While it has plenty of old growth vines producing wines for fourth and fifth generation-run wineries, there are some budding vineyards taking hold in the industry as well. All of The Natural State wineries offer tasting rooms, and some have free tours and special events. In the Arkansas River Valley: • Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards and Winery, Altus • Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards, also home to the Arkansas Historic Wine Museum, Paris • Mount Bethel Winery, Altus • Movie House Winery, Morrilton • Neumeier Winery, Wiederkehr Village • Post Familie Vineyards, Altus • Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, also home to Weinkeller Restaurant, Wiederkehr Village

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• Keels Creek Winery, Eureka Springs • Raimondo Family Winery, Gamaliel near Mountain Home • Tontitown Winery, Tontitown

Arkansas is also home to production breweries and several popular brew pubs known for their handcrafted ales and lagers. Another new player in the beer scene is Fayetteville’s first production microbrewery, Fossil Cove Brewing Company. Less than a mile from the Arkansas State Capitol is Vino’s Pizza Pub Brewery. Bosco’s, a restaurant for beer lovers, is located in downtown Little Rock’s River Market and has numerous beers brewed on-site and available on tap. Also in town, the Refined Ale Brewery offers Refined Ale Light Beer, Refined Ale Beer and Refined Ale Malt Liquor. The Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock is the state’s first legal liquor production company since Prohibition. It uses Arkansasgrown grains, corn, fruits and vegetables for the bourbon, vodka and gin it produces. Tasting tours are offered at the factory.

In northwest Arkansas, Core Brewing and Distilling Company produces ESB, Kölsch, Oatmeal Stout, Black IPA, Premium Pale Ale and a variety of specialty and seasonal brews. Tours are available at Diamond Bear Brewing Company, a production brewery in central Arkansas. Hog Haus Brewing Company brews on-site and is a popular gathering spot and restaurant in downtown Fayetteville’s Dickson Street entertainment district, as is West Mountain Brewing Company on the square. Also brewing on-site is the new Tanglewood Branch Beer Company in south Fayetteville with numerous seasonal and special brews.

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Oaklawn Racing and Gaming, Hot Springs Southland Park Gaming and Racing, West Memphis

Experience the excitement of Oaklawn’s live Thoroughbred racing season from late January through mid-April. The track is open year-round for simulcasting and electronic gaming operations. One of the largest greyhound racing facilities in the world, Southland Park Gaming and Racing offers something for everyone: over 1,200 electronic gaming machines, simulcast racing and live greyhound racing. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery offers numerous ways to play, including Instant Games, Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash 2, Cash 4 and Million Dollar Raffle. Net proceeds from the lottery fund scholarships and grants to in-state colleges and universities for Arkansas residents. 63

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Cane Creek Lake Trail, Cane Creek State Park, Star City

Ready to ride? Arkansas has plenty of routes to test your gears. The Natural State offers many opportunities to enjoy both the open road and exciting trails. Whether you’re planning an on- or off-road excursion, there’s a route here that leads to a good time. Our terrain is perfect road trip material, whether your sport of choice is cycling, mountain biking, motorcycling or ATV riding. For cyclists, options include the popular Arkansas River Trail System in Central Arkansas.

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Rowdy Adventures near Okolona

If adventure is on your agenda, you’ve come to the right place. Adrenalinefueled action awaits you in Arkansas. Looking for some zip line action? Rowdy Adventures near Okolona is the South’s largest zip line park. Adventure takes many forms in Arkansas. Whether you want to kayak white-water rapids, take on an epic mountain bike route or rappel from the side of a mountain, our diverse landscape provides terrain for your adventurous spirit. With our 52 state parks, three national forests and miles upon miles of terrain, countless thrills await you in The Natural State.

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THE LODGES OF ARKANSAS STATE PARKS The Lodge at Mount Magazine, Paris

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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 2013 after renovations. Book your stay at LodgesofArkansas.com or call 888-AT-PARKS.

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history happened as you tour historic homes, buildings, towns and Civil War battle sites. See remarkable museum collections and hear the stories brought to life by these artifacts, all tangible links to past cultures. Arkansas State Parks’ campsites, cabins and lodges are in natural settings that will delight you. The diversity of outdoor adventure will entertain you. And the programs and workshops hosted by our interpretive naturalists, historians, geologists and archeologists will inspire you. You are invited to experience one of the finest state park systems in the nation. Arkansas’s 52 state parks are naturals for unforgettable getaways and vacations. Choose your favorite season and come enjoy its distinctive natural beauty and seasonal recreational offerings. Call 888-AT-PARKS (TDD) for a free color guidebook, or visit ArkansasStateParks.com for details, maps, photos, videos and to book online.

The State Parks of Arkansas showcase some of The Natural State’s most scenic settings. Choose from parks atop the highest mountains, on the shores of Arkansas’s great lakes, or alongside rivers including mid-America’s premier trout stream and whitewater float stream. Choose from endless outdoor recreation – from exciting sports to adrenaline-pumping extreme adventures for thrill seekers. Go sightseeing, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. Play tennis and golf. Enjoy birdwatching, rock climbing, hang gliding, kayaking, mountain biking, river running, snorkeling and exploring ATV trails. Treasure hunters can go geocaching or digging for real diamonds at the world’s only diamond-bearing site open to the public. Explore historic parks, prehistoric archeological sites and museums that will connect your life to the people of Arkansas’s past. Walk where 72 11

Geocaching, a mix of technology and outdoor adventure, is high-tech, outdoor treasure hunting using a handheld Global Positioning Systems (GPS) unit to locate hidden caches. Arkansas State Parks is a leader in this hide-and seek challenge, and special caches are located in all 52 state parks. Each cache includes trackable items called geocoins that geocachers can then put in other caches as they travel the state, the U.S. or the world. Visit Geocaching.com, the official global GPS cache hunt site, to get started experiencing this fun and exciting scavenger hunt sport. Then go to ArkansasStateParks.com/things-to-do/ geocaching to download a clue sheet and get a list of the state parks’ ParkCache coordinates. Each cache offers the opportunity to log your visit, take something and leave something in the container. Each cache includes a clue needed to locate a final 53rd cache. For more information on geocaching in The Natural State, visit Arkansas.com/geocache.

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine

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history of the nation’s retail giant. If you like entertainment, check out the free folk musicals and dances, a local weekend tradition on Mountain View’s Courthouse Square since 1963. Both professionals and amateurs play evenings during warmer months. Mount Ida’s Frontporch Musicals are every Saturday night May through October. The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame in Pine Bluff showcases outstanding performers that have ties to The Natural State. There is some aspect of “no charge” at all of our 52 Arkansas state parks. A couple of the state’s national parks – Central High School National Historic Site and Arkansas Post National Memorial – are free. Four Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature centers keep you entertained for hours at no cost to you except your time.

Isn’t “free” a nice four-letter word? No matter the economy, it’s nice to know there are no-cost things available, especially if you vacation in The Natural State. There are over 100 free things to do, all listed on Arkansas.com/things-to-do/101things/. The range of ideas is vast. Leading the way is the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, a premier art institution dedicated to American art and artists. It houses a permanent collection of American art masterworks from the Colonial era to modern day and touring collections from national art institutions. Other indoor endeavors include museums such as the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena and Old State House in Little Rock, just to name a few. The Walmart Visitor Center in Bentonville tells the

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GOLFING/ THE NATURAL STATE GOLF TRAIL Look for this icon in the regional listings for golf courses.

Home to some of the most scenic courses in the country, Arkansas’s diverse topography and natural beauty are great complements to the game of golf. With a mild, four-season climate, The Natural State offers great play year-round. From the rolling Ozark Mountains to the wooded Timberlands, golfing in Arkansas can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. In the Ouachitas, courses are lined with tall pines and natural springs. In the Arkansas River Valley, tee up and take in sweeping views of the river and surrounding countryside. The Arkansas Delta features wind-swept fairways reminiscent of Scottishstyle links from the land where the game of golf originated. Central Arkansas offers a variety of first-rate courses. Public links,

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including Rebsamen Park, Hindman Park and War Memorial Park in Little Rock and Burns Park in North Little Rock, boast competitive play in urban areas with great dining, shopping and sightseeing around every bend. Twelve of Arkansas’s finest courses are located in 11 scenic locations across the state. The Natural State Golf Trail was created to showcase these elite courses and their unique features, including surprising changes in elevation and water hazards sure to test the skill and patience of the most experienced players. Whether you seek the challenges of a championship course or simply wish to play for fun, The Natural State Golf Trail provides the perfect path for you to follow your passion for the game while experiencing the beauty of Arkansas.

Play through The Natural State.

Take a tour of Arkansas from tee to tee on The Natural State Golf Trail. With 12 courses to choose from, the trail takes full advantage of the diverse landscapes to challenge your game. For exciting things to do off the links as well, discover delicious dining, thrilling gaming, luxurious spas, unique shopping and more in vibrant cities and charming retreats always just a short drive away. For more information, call 1-866-2GOLF-AR or visit NaturalStateGolfTrail.com Mountain Ranch Golf Club, Fairfield Bay

1. Big Creek Golf and Country Club Mountain Home 2. Eagle Crest Golf Course Alma 3. Glenwood Country Club Glenwood 4. Harbor Oaks Golf Club Pine Bluff 5. Hot Springs Country Club Hot Springs (Two courses) 6. Mountain Ranch Golf Club Fairfield Bay 7. Red Apple Inn Heber Springs 8. The Ridges at Village Creek Village Creek State Park 9. Sage Meadows Jonesboro 10. Stonebridge Meadows Fayetteville 11. Tannenbaum Golf Club Drasco

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OUTDOORS/ GAME AND FISH Look for this icon in the regional listings for outdoors.

With four distinct seasons, The Natural State hosts a landscape rich in scenic splendor. Adventures can be found in canoeing, hiking, birding, caving, fishing, hunting, boating, scuba diving, rock climbing and more. TRAILS – From day hikes to multi-day backpacking ventures across the Ouachita or Ozark mountains, you’ll find numerous opportunities. Arkansas has more than 250 hiking trails. Some are legendary among mountain bikers nationwide. Arkansas also offers equestrian facilities and guided horseriding trails. Others cater to ATV riders. CAMPING – The Natural State is home to more than 200 publicly owned campgrounds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has camping parks around the big lakes and along the Arkansas River. Camping is available at 31 of our 52 state parks. Camping is also found

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in three national forests, along the Buffalo National River and at many privately owned campgrounds. For a listing of campsites and other outdoor information, see the Arkansas Adventure Guide or Arkansas.com/outdoors. GAME AND FISH – With over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of fishable streams, Arkansas has great year-round fishing. The state’s liberal seasons for deer and small game attract hunters. Duck hunting in Arkansas ranks with the best in the world. You can purchase your fishing and hunting licenses at sporting goods stores, marinas and resorts across the state. A guide to Arkansas fishing is available by calling 866-566-5727. 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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Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, canoeing, geocaching, birding and wildlife watching – whatever you’re looking to do, you’ll find everything you need to know about an action-packed outdoor adventure in The Natural State in the Arkansas Fishing and Outdoors Guide. Call 1-800-566-5727 or visit our website to order your free copy.

•Mississippi River State Park, Marianna

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs

FAMILY FUN

Look for this icon in the regional listings to locate family-friendly attractions.

Fun and affordable, Arkansas is a natural for family vacations. From roller coasters to wild cave tours, excitement abounds in The Natural State. Family favorites include Arkansas’s 52 state parks, historic sites, museums, nature centers, zoos, safaris, sporting events and local festivals. We’ve compiled the best bets for family fun in each of the state’s six regions. Use these ideas as a starting point for your next trip to Arkansas. For more information, visit ArkansasKids.com.

CENTRAL There are many ways to enjoy Central Arkansas with your family. View an array of permanent and traveling exhibits at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and Park, Museum of Discovery, Old State House Museum and Arkansas Arts Center, all located in Little Rock. The Little Rock Zoo features more than 750 animals, including elephants, rhinos, giraffes, monkeys, apes, penguins, reptiles,

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lions, lemurs and more. The newest exhibit is the Laura P. Nichols Cheetah Outpost. The zoo is also home to the Over the Jumps Carousel, the only existing carousel of its kind in the world. For outdoor fun, the Arkansas River Trail connects Little Rock and North Little Rock and is accessible from many urban areas, including the Big Dam Bridge, Junction Bridge, Two Rivers Bridge and Clinton Presidential Park Bridge.

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For the sporty family, take in a minor league baseball game at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, home of the Arkansas Travelers, the AA-affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena hosts sporting events, concerts and more. It also houses the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum.

Discover a place of history and heritage in the Arkansas Delta. The earliest Arkansas history is preserved and interpreted at Louisiana Purchase State Park in Brinkley and Arkansas Post Museum in Gillett.

Other unique attractions: • Arkansas Queen, North Little Rock • Burns Park Funland, North Little Rock • Central Arkansas Nature Center, Little Rock • Firehouse Hostel and Museum, Little Rock • Peabody Park, Little Rock

Delta Cultural Center, Helena-West Helena

Interactive exhibits on blues and gospel music are on display at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena. Also located in Helena-West Helena is Quapaw Canoe Company for fun on the Mighty Mississippi with canoe and raft rentals, as well as guided tours. Toad Suck Daze Festival, Conway

• Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock • Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott • Toad Suck Park, Conway • Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott • War Memorial Park, Little Rock • Wild River Country, North Little Rock • Willow Springs, Little Rock Village Creek State Park near Wynne

Other unique attractions: • Arkansas State University Museum, Jonesboro • Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro • Lakeport Plantation, Lake Village • Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin • Pumpkin Hollow, St. Francis • Village Creek State Park, Wynne

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The scenic Ouachita Mountains make for a beautiful backdrop for family fun. MidAmerica Science Museum in Hot Springs is the state’s largest science center with more than 100 hands-on exhibits. Also in Hot Springs, Magic Springs Water and Theme Park features roller coasters, water slides, kids’ rides, food vendors and summer concerts, all in one place. In October, the park hosts Magic Screams with festive Halloween activities during the day and spookier surprises at night. Enjoy the outdoors at Garvan Woodland Gardens, a 210-acre botanical garden located on Lake Hamilton. Known for boating, fishing and water sports, Lake Hamilton is also the site of the Belle of Hot Springs lake cruise.

Make a family tradition of returning to the Arkansas Ozarks each year. With lakes, rivers and mountains to explore, there’s much to do in the outdoors and plenty of exciting attractions for indoor fun as well. The beauty of nature meets the power of art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a premier art institution located in Bentonville. In addition to fine art, Crystal Bridges features a restaurant, museum store and meeting rooms, as well as outdoor amenities such as trails and scenic overlooks. Admission is free. Take a scenic tour of the Boston Mountains on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad in Springdale. In Eureka Springs, the ES&NA Railroad offers exciting excursions with lunch and dinner on the Eurekan Dining Car. Learn about early pioneer life and culture at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, which preserves local history through traditional music, crafts and dance demonstrations. Also on-site is Loco Ropes, a challenging ropes course and thrilling zip line experience. For fun in the outdoors, the Buffalo National River is a must for fishing and floating trips. Known for their zip line excursions, Buffalo River Canopy Tour

Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro

In nearby Murfreesboro, Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world’s only diamond-producing site open to the public. The park also includes Diamond Springs Water Park for the perfect cool-down after a diamond dig. Other unique attractions: • Arkadelphia Aquatic Park, Arkadelphia • Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo, Hot Springs • DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck • Gangster Museum of America, Hot Springs • The Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend, Hot Springs • Tiny Town, Hot Springs

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• Mark Martin Museum, Batesville • Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours, Mountain Home • Mystic Caverns, Harrison • Onyx Cave, Eureka Springs • Terra Studios, Fayetteville

you (secured in a harness) into the fresh Ozark Mountain air. Also in the Ozarks, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper is home to Iron Horse, a 2,300-ft. zip line. The all-inclusive ranch features lodging, dining and more. In Fayetteville, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks includes a new Butterfly House, a habitat for more than 200 species of butterflies. The botanical garden will also host a variety of events during butterfly season. Sports fans will love to cheer on the home team at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Other unique attractions: • Arkansas Air and Military Museum, Fayetteville • Belle of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs • Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View • Cosmic Cavern, Berryville • Daisy Airgun Museum, Rogers

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• Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs • Vintage Motorcar Museum, Hardy • Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari, Gentry

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Beautiful views of the Arkansas River can be found high and low. Arkansas State Parks are located atop Mount Magazine, Mount Nebo, Petit Jean Mountain and on Lake Dardanelle. Plan a family floating or camping trip on the Mulberry River. Enjoy great fishing on lakes and rivers throughout the region. Also in the River Valley is Fort Smith where the region’s Old West history is preserved

Make family memories in Southern Arkansas. Outdoor adventures, historic explorations and local festivals are fun for all ages.

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Teach the kids how to hunt and fish in a region world renowned for its lakes, rivers and forests. Travel back in time at Historic Washington State Park, Arkansas’s Confederate capital from 1863-1865. Tour public buildings and homes, view remarkable collections of antiques, visit with guides

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at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, featuring the fully restored courtroom of Hangin’ Judge Parker and the early frontier jail known as “Hell on the Border.” Miss Laura’s Visitor Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other unique attractions: • Alma Aquatic Park, Alma • Arkansas and Missouri Railroad, Fort Smith and Van Buren • Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith • Barnyard Friends and Stables, Morrilton • Chaffee Barbershop Museum, Fort Smith • Fort Smith River Park, Fort Smith • Heifer Ranch, Perryville • Museum of Automobiles, Morrilton • The Park at West End, Fort Smith

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in period attire, ride the surrey around town and experience re-enactments and demonstrations of old-fashioned traditions. Also in the Timberlands, Crossett’s Crossland Zoo houses more than 75 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Nature trails, a picnic area, playground and stock pond round out the impressive features. Admission is free. Other unique attractions: • Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, Pine Bluff • Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover • Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope • Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff • Discovery Place, Texarkana • McCollum-Chidester House, Camden • Saracen Landing, Pine Bluff • South Arkansas Arboretum, El Dorado

Look at what we’ve got.

Nature Centers in your backyard. Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com • (479) 452-3993 • Fort Smith Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center www.crowleysridge.org • (870) 933-6787 • Jonesboro Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center www.centralarkansasnaturecenter.com • (501) 907-0636 • Little Rock Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center www.deltarivers.com • (870) 534-0011• Pine Bluff

It’s in our nature. agfc.com Nature Center hours: Tue.-Sat. 8:30–4:30 | Sun. 1–5 p.m. | Closed Mondays

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•The Lodge at Mount Magazine

Grab your binoculars and plan your trip today. Visit relocatetoarkansas.com for more information and your free “Living in Arkansas” guide, or call 1-888-NATURAL.

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Relive the stories, explore the culture, feel the rhythms, embrace the legacy. Discover the fascinating adventure awaiting you at the museums of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Get back to your roots.

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With natural beauty at every turn, the Ozark Mountains are an Arkansas treasure. Popular year-round for outdoor adventure, they offer excellent fishing, floating, boating, biking, hiking, horseback riding and zip lining. In this region, you’ll also find exciting cities such as Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers with worldclass museums, sports venues, theaters and more. No visit to the Ozarks is complete without a trip to Eureka Springs, a charming mountain town with historic hotels, luxurious spas, quaint shops, delightful restaurants and unique attractions to enjoy.

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ing trails and prairie. Two Arkansas State Champion Trees on site. Pedestrian access point for the new Crystal Bridges Trail. Open to public daily, dawn to dusk. Event facility and conference center. 312 N. Main St., 2 blocks north of downtown square. 479-254-3870. Comptongardens.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – Houses a permanent collection of American masterworks dating back to the Colonial era. Special exhibitions feature art from throughout the region, across the country and around the world. Admission is free. Also on-site is a museum store, library, café, meeting rooms and great hall. Located on the grounds of the museum are a park, gardens and the Crystal Bridges Trail, which connects to downtown Bentonville. 600 Museum Way. 479-418-5700. CrystalBridges.org Museum of Native American History – “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 to this Bentonville museum opened November of 2011. It contains new exhibits of Indian history, including a collection of Indian headdresses. 202 SW “O” St. 479-273-2456. Monah.us; info@monah.us Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens

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Historic Beaver Bridge – A rare example of a suspension bridge in Arkansas. Built in 1943, it is still in use today. Ark. 187 E.

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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel – Designed by famed Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones, this aweinspiring structure built of wood and glass accentuates its natural environment, creating an ideal place for a wedding or quiet meditation. 504 Memorial Dr. 479-855-6598. Beautifulbellavista.com/chapel.htm The Village Players – Local community theater with 3-4 productions throughout the year. 479-876-1481. Bvvillageplayers.org

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Compton Gardens – Located at the former home of Dr. Neil Compton, who spearheaded the effort to protect the Buffalo National River, the gardens showcase 6.5 acres of native woodland plants, walk-

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– An 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. 400 S. Walton Blvd. 479-273-9664. Peelmansion.org Slaughter Pen Bike Park – Features over 16 miles of single-track trails and a free-ride park for tricks. Easy to moderate. Foresty, rocky hillside. Off Hwy. 71B. Slaughterpen.com 21c Museum Hotel – Opening early 2013. Located on the town square, the property will have rotating exhibitions, programs and culinary offerings. With more than 12,000 square feet of exhibition, meeting and event space, 21c will present curated, rotating exhibitions, dynamic installations and live art events. With 130 rooms, including suites, the hotel will offer a spa, fitness center and restaurant that supports local sustainable agriculture. The property will be designed, constructed and operated incorporating green practices and using sustainable materials. 21Cmuseumhotels.com

Cosmic Cavern – 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. Also gemstone mining and wild cave tours. Photography encouraged. Ark. 21 N. 870-749-2298. Cosmiccavern.com Saunders Museum – Extensive collection of firearms, including antique and unusual pieces. Also knives, Victorian clothing, accessories, textiles and furniture. 113 Madison. 870-423-2563. Berryville. com/museum.html

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Buffalo National River – 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 are available. Experience towering limestone bluffs, easy water and whitewater rapids, the Boxley Valley Historic District, the Parker Hickman Homestead and Lost Valley. 870-439-2502. Nps.gov/buff/

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Ozark Corn Maze – Six-acre cornfield labyrinth offers seasonal fall family fun with two mazes. Haunted maze in October. Also petting zoo, pumpkin patch, corn cannons, cow train ride and concessions. New location at 12880 Hwy. 112 at Wagon Wheel Road. Now 56 acres. 479-366-6246. Ozarkcornmaze.com

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Downtown Bentonville Walmart Visitor Center – A totally renovated and expanded family-friendly experience. Whirly pops, wax lips and sock monkeys, along with period music, transport you to the dime store era of the original Walton’s 5&10. Make note of the original floor tiles Sam Walton installed or the once-covered tin ceiling. The exhibit gallery has brand-new interactives and includes such memorabilia as Sam Walton’s Medal of Freedom and his original office. All artifacts are authentic – no replicas or facsimiles allowed – including Mr. Sam’s iconic 1979 Ford F150 pickup truck. The café offers freshly ground and locally roasted coffee or cool drinks. Bentonville Square. 479-273-1329. WalmartStores.com

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Carroll County Heritage Center – 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 and genealogy library. 870-423-6312. Rootsweb.com/~arcchs OZA R KS R EG I O N 94

Arkansas Art Trail – Highlights 10 significant sites where nature inspires art. Trail sites include Eureka Springs, one of the nation’s Top 25 Arts Destinations, with stops at Thorncrown Chapel and Inspiration Point; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, as well as Bentonville Square; War Eagle near Rogers; Pea Ridge, the site of one of the Civil War’s pivotal battles; the Buffalo National River; and the Harrison Square. A trail brochure is available at the 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Arkansasarttrail.com Aviation Cadet World – Travel through time, back to 1917 when the men who built the air arm of this nation first arrived in Europe and progress forward through the many wars, battles, police actions, etc. that tell the aviation cadet story. Enjoyable learning and hands-on experience for men, women and children. 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. 39 CR 207 (Onyx Cave Road). 479-253-5008. Aviationcadet.org Belle of the Ozarks/Beaver Lake Cruises – See over a dozen points of interest, including Beaver Dam, a 200-acre game preserve island, the Ozark Bluff Dweller’s burial ground and a submerged

Horseback rIding along Buffalo National River, Boxley numerous national television programs for its paranormal activities. Nightly tours, tickets must be purchased in advance on Reserveeureka.com or day of through hotel. 75 Prospect Ave. 877-342-9766. Americasmosthauntedhotel.com 83 Spring Street Gallery – 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 decor accessories. 83 Spring St. 479-253-8310. 83springstreet.com

homestead. Departures May-October at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Closed Thursdays. 1.25-hour cruise on 50-passenger vessel. October features eagle watching and fall foliage cruises. Located in Starkey Park off U.S. 62 W. 4024 Mundell Rd. 479-253-6200. Estc.net/belle/ Blue Spring Heritage Center – 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 garden paths and visit the bluff shelter on the National Register. Scenic U.S. 62 W. 479-253-9244. Bluespringheritage.com Carnegie Public Library – Funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the building was completed in 1912 and functions today as the city’s public library. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the Classical Revival-style building was constructed of locally quarried stone. Wi-Fi available. 194 Spring St. 479-253-8754. Eurekalibrary.org Cornerstone Bank/Historic Bank of Eureka Springs Museum – This working bank chartered on May 4, 1912, housing the Bank of Eureka Springs Museum, is 100 years old with most of its original furniture and fixtures, plus brass teller cages, potbellied stove, candlestick telephones and many other turn-of-the-20th-century items. Located inside the downtown location of Cornerstone Bank, 70 S. Main. 479-253-3000. Cstonebank.net Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour – Tour one of America’s most haunted hotels and learn about some of the “guests who checked out but never left.” This historic hotel has been featured on

Historic Downtown Eureka Springs Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway – Train excursion and dining car rides. Lunch and dinner served aboard Eurekan Dining Car. Historic

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and craft gallery with an eclectic collection of more than 240 artists. Recognized by Niche Magazine as a Top Retailer of American Craft. 8 Spring St. 479-253-9494. ArtofEureka.com The Jewel Box – Home to more than 50 artisans, many from Northwest Arkansas. Carries a wide range of handmade and collectible items including art jewelry, hot glass work, wooden boxes, clay animals, batik paintings and feather masks. 40 Spring St. 479-253-7828. Thejewelboxgallery.com Keels Creek Winery – Produces its own wines entirely with local grapes. Tasting room located in a Spanish-style building that is shared with Keels Creek Art Gallery. 3185 E. Van Buren. 479-253-9463. Open daily, all year. Keelscreek.com The New Great Passion Play – This drama depicts the last week of Christ’s life on earth portrayed by a dramatic cast and live animals, and performed in a 4,100-seat outdoor amphitheater; early MayOctober. Also includes Christ of the Ozarks statue, the Living Bible Tour, Sacred Arts exhibit, worldrenowned Bible exhibit and Top of the Mountain Dinner Theater. Gift shop also on-site. 935 Passion Play Rd. 800-882-7529. Greatpassionplay.com Onyx Cave – Radio-guided tours of underground rooms, unique formations, ramp access to cave, museum. Gift shop. Off U.S. 62 E. 479-253-9321. Opera In The Ozarks At Inspiration Point – Opera in the Ozarks presents three fully staged operas during its June and July summer opera festival and features outstanding young artists from across the U.S. This is one of the oldest summer festivals in its 63rd 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. 5 miles west on U.S. 62. 479-253-8595. Opera.org Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down – Catch the George Brothers, P. Nutt, Ponytail and Girl at the show that remains a top rated attraction on TripAdvisor.com and was inducted into one of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame organizations in 2012! 3140 E. Van Buren (U.S. 62E). 800-468-2113. Hoedown.net Pine Mountain Theater – “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. 2075 E. Van Buren. 877-253-9156. Pinemountaintheater.com Quicksilver Art and Fine Craft Gallery – Features two levels of unique art forms from more than 120 regionally exclusive artists. 73 Spring St. 479-253-7679. Quicksilvergallery.com Quigley’s Castle – 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. Ark. 23 S. 479-253-8311. Quigleyscastle.com Satori Arts Temple – Michael Parkes’ lithographs, Daniel Merriam watercolors and original ceramic sculpture by Ms. Terri Russell. Mystical art and

depot, snack bar, gift shop. Scenic Ark. 23 N. 479-253-9623. Esnarailway.com Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District – 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). 866-947-4387. Eurekasprings.org Eureka Springs Historic District Tour – Narrated scenic tram tour of historic district. U.S. 62 W. 479-253-9572. Eurekatrolley.org; Eurekasprings.org Eureka Springs Historical Museum – Relics from Eureka Springs’ historic past, documents, clothing, mementos, photographs, furniture, research and genealogy files. 95 S. Main. 479-253-9417. Eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org

Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Trolley System and Visitor Welcome Center – Styled after colorful turn-of-thecentury counterparts. Fun way to travel around the city. 137-A W. Van Buren (U.S. 62 W.) 479-253-9572. Eurekatrolley.org Frog Fantasies – Frogs in every shape, color, size and material collected over 60 years. Gift shop. 151 Spring St. 479-253-7227. Haunted Eureka Ghost Tours – Tales and legends of downtown Eureka Springs, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and the “original residents who never left.” Tours nightly, March-November. Weekends in Feb and Dec. Tickets available in hotel lobby. Located in historic downtown. 12 Spring St. 479-253-7837. Eurekaghosttours.com Intrigue Theater – If you enjoy movies like “The Illusionist” and “The Prestige,” you must experience Intrigue Theater at the beautiful historic Gavioli building. Nineteenth-century paranormal performance by Sean-Paul and Juliane with special guests from the “other side,” “The Ghosts Have Answers!” 888-71-TICKETS. 80 Mountain St. Intriguetheater.com Iris at the Basin Park – An American fine arts OZA R KS R EG I O N

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municipal park includes an 85-acre spring-fed lake. About 15 miles of hiking/biking trails. Fishing, boat dock, cottages, campsites, RV area, picnic areas, shelter house for families, groups. Boat rentals, bait and tackle. U.S. 62 W. 479-253-2866. Lakeleatherwoodcitypark.com Pivot Rock and Natural Bridge – Unusual geological formations deep in forest. Nature trails. Pivot Rock Rd. off U.S. 62 W. 479-253-8860.

designer jewelry since 1977 at 81 Spring St. 479-253-9820. E-mail: satori@arkansas.net Serendipity at the Crescent – The gallery located in the lobby of the 1886 Crescent Hotel features the work of more than 90 national, regional and local artists. 1886 Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect Ave. 479-253-2769. Serendipityatthecrescent.com St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church – Enter through the bell tower to see this historic church. Listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.” Crescent Dr. 479-253-2222. Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery – Exclusively Susan Morrison originals and limited edition prints. 60 Spring St. 479-253-8788. Susanmorrison.com Thorncrown Chapel – Designed by noted Fayetteville architect E. Fay Jones, the chapel soars skyward from an Ozarks woodland. Extensive use of glass makes nature an integral part of the structure. Non-denominational. Off U.S. 62 W. 479-253-7401. Thorncrown.com/ Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge – Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Visit America’s premier big cat refuge. Habitat tours offered daily; viewing of animals feeding. The refuge rescues lions, tigers and other large cats in distress anywhere in the U.S. Trained staff of biologists and zoologists guide visitors around new natural enclosures. Zulu Safari Lodging, RV sites, photo opportunities and group rates are also available. Seven miles south of Eureka Springs on Ark. 23. 479-253-5841. Turpentinecreek.org

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Arkansas Air and Military Museum – History of Arkansas aviation through numerous displays of original artifacts and memorabilia. From worldfamous racing planes of the 1920s and 1930s to an early airliner, the historic aircraft are unusual among museum exhibits because many of them still fly. Static displays range from the golden age of aviation to the jet age, including Vietnam-era Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter. Vast, wood hangar, which houses it all, is a part of American history, being former headquarters for one of the United States’ many aviator training posts during WWII. U.S. 71 S. at Drake Field. 479-521-4947. Arkairmuseum.org Arkansas Athletes Outreach Whitaker Sports Center – A 43,000-square-foot sports center that will host AAO’s basketball camps, skills academies, leagues and tournaments, as well as local, regional Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs and national sporting events. An expansion of AAO’s original facility, the center will also be the nation’s Zarks…a fine design gallery – Represents more only youth sports complex with a Parisi Speed than 120 local, regional and national artists. FeaSchool, a nationally recognized leader in perfortured work includes ceramics from the Spring mance enhancement and agility training. 1515 Burr Street Pottery Studio, fine jewelry, paintings and Oak Dr. 479-442-9979. Aaoteam.org region’s largest collection of contemporary American Arts Live Theatre – A children’s theatre offering art glass. Handicap accessible. 67 Spring St. programs and education for youth. Acting, set de479-253-2626, 877-540-9805. Zarksgallery.com sign, vocal and improv classes for children ages 5-18, OUTDOOR RECREATION as well as main stage productions. Classes, summer Horseback Riding – Dinner Bell Ranch, camps and shows offered in Northwest Arkansas. 479-253-2900. Dinnerbellranchandresort.com 479-521-4932. Artslivetheatre.com Lake Leatherwood Park – This 1,600-acre Botanical Garden of the Ozarks – Located on Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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of annual festivals and events, including Bikes, Blues and BBQ (Bikesbluesandbbq.org) and the Lights of the Ozarks. Experiencefayetteville.com Fayetteville Underground – A non-profit organization home to artist studios and galleries. Showcasing regional art, it has also brought many national and international exhibitions to Northwest Arkansas. Every month, the underground hosts new exhibitions, with monthly opening night artist receptions scheduled in conjunction with downtown Fayetteville’s First Thursday art walk. Located on the downtown square. 101 W. Mountain, Ste. 222. 479-283-4779. Fayettevilleunderground.com Fossil Cove – Fossil Cove’s mission is to provide the beer enthusiasts of Fayetteville 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. The brewery is centered around its workhorse 4 barrel Ripley Stainless 2 vessel system. Fossilcovebrewing.com Headquarters House Museum and Garden – Both Union and Confederate troops used this 1853 home as headquarters during the Civil War. Call or check website for current open hours. Group tours and living history presentations by appointment. Call for tour reservations. 118 E. Dickson St. 479-521-2970. Washcohistoricalsociety.org Hoot2Scoot – Provides bike and scooter rentals on an hourly, daily or nightly basis (Sunset Special). Located on the corner of Dickson Street and Block Avenue on the south side of the Hathcock Building. Parking is free while you rent your scooter. You must park in the Hathcock parking lot. 479-330-HOOT (4668). Hoot2Scoot.com. Facebook.com/Hoot2Scoot National Cemetery – Established in 1867 to contain the remains of Union soldiers killed in the region. 700 Government Ave. Experiencefayetteville. com. Also visit the Confederate Cemetery north of the intersection of Rock St. and Willow St. 479-444-5051. Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) – New name for the North Arkansas Symphony (NASO), which was founded in 1954 and provided more than 50 years of musical performances and educational opportunities. SoNA is the region’s professional orchestra under the direction of Maestro Paul Haas, a graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School. SoNA presents classical and pops performances at Walton Arts Centere. 479-521-4166. Sonamusic.org. Facebook.com/sonafan Terra Studios – One of the most memorable must-see, must-do experiences of any visit to the Ozarks region. The facility is a magical place, a wonderland of art and creativity. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the mural and sculpture gardens and experience the serenity of the seven-channel stone labyrinth. Hear the sparkling sounds of the many fountains, delight in the whimsical creations. Savor a delicious dessert in the café and be enchanted in the amazing gallery building where everything from the tiles on the floor to the lights and unique booths

86 acres adjoining Lake Fayetteville; gardens include the Carl A. Totemeier Horticulture Center, a plaza and great lawn, and nine gardens. Various themes – children’s garden, four seasons garden, herb and vegetable garden, Japanese garden, rock and water garden, Ozark native garden, rose and perennial garden, and sensory garden – are highlighted. New Butterfly House. Wedding and reception facilities available. Educational programs for all ages, concerts and plays. Trailhead for 5.5-mile multi-use trail around Lake Fayetteville. 4703 N. Crossover Rd. Open daily. 479-750-2620. Bgozarks.org

Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville Clinton House Museum – 1930s English-style bungalow was the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Showcasing the life and times of the Clintons’ Fayetteville years. Museum features photographic and memorabilia displays; vintage campaign materials and gift shop. Available for public tours, small meetings, receptions and weddings. Received National Historic Register status in 2010. First Ladies Garden in backyard features favorite flowers of the first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. 930 W. Clinton Dr. 877-BILNHIL, 479-444-0066. Clintonhousemuseum.org Downtown Fayetteville – A thriving city experience in the heart of a college town, Fayetteville’s downtown district features the bustling entertainment hub of Dickson Street, the historic Downtown Square and the legendary University of Arkansas campus. Must-sees are the seasonal Farmers Market, outdoor art walk at First Thursday, popular plays and concerts at Walton Arts Center and award-winning Fayetteville Public Library. Aside from the unique shopping opportunities and renowned restaurants and bars, the area also hosts a number OZA R KS R EG I O N

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dormitory serves as an on-campus hotel and restaurant – Inn at Carnall Hall and Ella’s Restaurant. Other sites: Anne Kittrell Gallery; Fine Arts Center Gallery; Mullins Library; and Senior Walk, sidewalks inscribed with the names of graduates since 1876. 479-575-2000. Uark.edu University of Arkansas Sports Museums – The Tommy Boyer Hall of Champions Museum and the Razorback Women’s Sports Museum, both in Bud Walton Arena, and the Jerry Jones/Jim Lindsey Hall of Champions Museum in the Frank Broyles Athletic Center display a century of Arkansas sports memories. University of Arkansas campus. Walton Arts Center – Brings great artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas, connecting and engaging people through inspiring arts experiences. In 20 years, Walton Arts Center has grown from a fledgling new theater to a performing arts powerhouse, mounting major Broadway tours and hosting music, dance and theater from around the world. Attracting 150,000 people every year to over 300 public events and connecting 50,000 students and teachers to arts education programs, Walton Arts Center is the largest and busiest performing arts center in Arkansas. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600. Waltonartscenter.org

are hand-made. Marvel at the showcase of over 90 regional artists’ works. Be mesmerized as the skilled glass artisans create the world-famous Bluebird of Happiness. Play a game of chess or checkers on the giant boards or draw your own “masterpiece” on the Wonderwall. Be an artist with fun, two-hour weekend workshops that teach the basics and insider tips, and set you free to create treasures of your own. At Terra Studios, art is fun for everyone! Free admission. Ark. 16 E., 13 miles east of Fayetteville. 479-643-3185, 800-255-8995. Terrastudios.com

Terra Studios, Fayetteville UARK Bowl – On Dickson Street in the heart of Northwest Arkansas’s entertainment district. Began as the area’s first bowling alley in 1947 with a ballroom on the upper floor. The next generation witnessed the 1978 transformation from bowling alley into what was called The Boardwalk, home to a variety of popular restaurants and retail stores. Today, after another extensive renovation, the iconic building is a premier special events venue regularly hosting wedding receptions, private parties and galas, business meetings and more – in addition to presenting public concerts, theatrical productions and comedy shows. Table/seating arrangement options, personalized decor possibilities, fully equipped catering kitchen, impressive stage and dance floor, full-service bar and conversational lounge seating. UARK Bowl’s 5,600 square feet of retro-urban style accommodate any event. 644 W. Dickson St. Uarkbowl.com University of Arkansas – The two towers of Old Main, completed in 1875, stand sentinel over this scenic campus, which includes the Chi Omega Greek Theatre built in 1930 and Edward Durell Stone’s Fine Arts Center built in 1950. Just west of Old Main is the Fulbright Peace Fountain, designed by E. Fay Jones and commemorating the work of J. William Fulbright to promote international understanding. A nearby statue of Fulbright was dedicated by former President Bill Clinton, who, along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, taught law on this campus before they entered politics. A former women’s

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Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari – This 400-acre safari is home to a variety of exotic animals that live in the natural environment of an Arkansas landscape with several large ponds. Safari consists of a four-mile drive-through, petting parks and walkthrough areas for interaction with the animals. Pony and camel rides operate on seasonal basis. Picnic tables available. Snack bar. Safari Rd. off junction of Ark. 59 and 12. 479-736-8383. Wildwilderness drivethroughsafari.com

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in a three-story 1912 building that was originally Harrison High School. Contains 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. Central and Cherry Sts. 870-741-3312. Bchrs.org

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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch – Enjoy “A Western Experience with Southern Hospitality!” All-inclusive rates cover lodging in well-furnished log cabins, great meals, varied activities for all ages with group discounts. Near the beautiful Buffalo National River. Corporate retreats/team building. New this year is the Iron Horse, a 2,300-foot, 50 mph zip line. 800-480-9635. Gohcr.com

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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Jasper Hotel Seville – Built in 1929, the hotel is historic yet trendy. Known as “that place” where Harrison celebrations are held. John Paul’s Restaurant. Harrison’s only full-service hotel with interior corridors, covered parking, restaurant and club. Fully restored. Live music. 302 N. Main St. 870-741-2321. Hotelseville.com Lyric Theater – Built in 1929 for the “talkies,” the Lyric, located on the historic downtown square, has been lovingly restored by the Ozark Arts Council. The Lyric hosts live theatrical productions, concerts, education programs and movies. 113 W. Rush. 870-391-3504. Ozarkartscouncil.org Mystic Caverns – 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. 888-743-1739. Mysticcaverns.com Oak Leaf Gallery and Gift Shop – 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. 115 and 117 W. Rush. 870-391-3504. Ozarkartscouncil.org

Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum and Elk Information Center – Learn more about elk and other wildlife in northwest Arkansas through exhibits, video presentations and printed information. River maps, brochures on Newton County attractions and wildlife posters available. Gift shop features painted agate night lights, Arkansas wilderness photography books by Tim Ernst, topo maps and wildlife prints. Exhibits include elk mounts, six freshwater fish aquariums, white-tailed deer section and ducks, plus wildlife paintings. Loaner fishing poles and tackle available. Hunter Education Testing Site. Scenic 7 Byway, half-mile north of Jasper. 870-446-6180. Arkansaselkcenter.com

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Arkansas Country Doctor Museum – 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. 109 N. Starr Ave. 479-824-4307. Drmuseum.net

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A.G. Russell Knives, Inc. – Offering the finest quality knives and accessories worldwide for over 40 years, the impressive retail store of this mailorder company is located on I-540. Exit 81, east on Pleasant Grove Rd. to N. 26th St. 479-631-0130, 800-255-9034. Agrussell.com

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Withrow Springs State Park – 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. Ark. 23 N. OZA R KS R EG I O N

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Artist Point – Views of the Ozarks and Lake Fort Smith. Museum of Native American artifacts, and arts and crafts store with locally made crafts. Scenic 71 Byway.

Two tours offered, each consisting of six zips. Elevation ranges from 40-60 feet above ground. Reservations required. Group discount and private group tours available. The Big Ol’ Swing added in 2012. See What’s New section for more info. Located at Buffalo Outdoor Center. 800-221-5514. Buffaloriver.com

Lake Fort Smith State Park – Located on the western side of a new 1,400-acre reservoir, the park also serves as the western-most trailhead for the Ozark Highlands Trail. Facilities include 30 campsites, 10 housekeeping cabins, two group lodges with kitchenettes and dining hall that seats 126, picnic sites, a pavilion, swimming pool, trails and visitor center featuring exhibits, meeting/classroom and patio featuring an outdoor wood-burning fireplace and view of the lake. Marina with rental equipment: party barges, bass boat, jon boats, canoes and kayaks. Year-round interpretive programs. 479-369-2469. Lakefortsmith@arkansas.com, ArkansasStateParks.com

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park – Recognized as one of America’s most intact Civil War battlefields. This park protects the battle site and interprets the 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. Take the one-mile Battlefield Trail or travel the park’s 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. U.S. 62. 479-846-2990. ArkansasStateParks.com

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Daisy Airgun Museum – Part of Rogers’ historic downtown area. Displays of airguns from the 1600s to present. Gift shop. 202 W. Walnut. 479-986-6873. Daisymuseum.com Historic Downtown Rogers – Shop, dine and explore along the brick streets of downtown Rogers. The downtown district features boutiques, salons and spas, a variety of antique stores and upscale markets, photographers, art galleries and a bike and skateboard shop among the locally owned businesses. Taste the cuisine of the Ozarks at one of the 15 local bakeries, diners, pizzerias, cafés, coffee Civil War re-enactment, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

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Pea Ridge National Military Park – One of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation and the site of one of the largest battles fought west of the Mississippi River is considered a gem of Civil War battle sites. The scene of intense fighting on March 7-8, 1862, where outnumbered Union troops stopped the Confederate Army moving toward Missouri. The park is 4,300 acres and offers a sevenmile, self-guided driving tour; 30-minute orientation film; museum and bookstore; hiking, biking and horse trails. 15930 Hwy. 62, 10 miles north of Rogers. 479-451-8122. Nps.gov/peri

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Buffalo River Canopy Tour – Guided zip line canopy tours allow guests to experience flora and fauna unique to Ozark Mountain hardwood forest.

Buffalo River Canopy Tour, Ponca houses, clubs, restaurants and eateries. Explore the Frisco Caboose, visit the Daisy Airgun Museum and the Rogers Historical Museum, attend a production at the Rogers Little Theater, walk through the butterfly garden, view the historic architecture or listen to live music on the Frisco Stage. Main Street Rogers,

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Inc. has been preserving and promoting the downtown district for 27 years. MainStreetRogers.com Pinnacle Hills Promenade – Premium retailers and restaurants including White House/Black Market, Coach, Sephora, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and many more. Dillard’s, JC Penney, Malco 12-Screen Theatre and a unique collection of shops and restaurants that defines taste and style. I-540. 479-936-2160. Pinnaclehillspromenade.com Pleasant Crossing – 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. I-540. 479-790-1858. Rogers Historical Museum – Real objects from our past. True stories about our community and its people. Family fun and lifelong learning. That’s what you’ll discover here. Explore the history of Rogers and Northwest Arkansas through engaging, interactive exhibits. Enjoy hands-on fun in “The Attic,” step back in time with a tour of the 1895 Hawkins House, and expand your horizons with traveling loan exhibits. 322 S. Second. 479-621-1154. Rogersarkansas. com/museum Rogers Little Theater – Non-profit organization produces plays, musicals, concerts and special events throughout the year. Also celebrates a new Youth Enrichment Series with interactive and inspiring artistic learning experiences that reinforce educational topics and make relevant performance art for youth. 116 S. Second St. 479-631-8988. Rogerslittletheater.org

Pinnacle Hills Promenade, Rogers The Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills – Mixed-use office, condominium and small specialty store complex. Retailers and restaurants include: Carrabbas Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Eddie Haskell’s Sports Grill, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry and more. I-540 near the Embassy Suites in Rogers. Pinnaclehills.com War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake – 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 OZA R KS R EG I O N

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Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area – A 12,056acre natural park with limited development. New 17,500-square-foot visitors center where students, family and friends can enjoy informative interactive exhibits, relax overlooking the wildlife viewing area, attend educational activities and explore adjacent hiking trails. Activities currently located throughout the park-conservation area include five hiking trails: Pigeon Roost with primitive backpack campsites near Beaver Lake (8.2 mi.); Historic Van Winkle Trail with ADA accessibility and interpretive panels (.5 mi.); Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail (1.5 mi.); 24-mile Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail with multiple loop length options for hikers, non-motorized bikes and equestrians; and the new stacked loop ADA Ozark Plateau Trail at the visitor center (upper loop .33-mile and lower loop .5-mile, both concrete); 100-yard public shooting range, picnic tables and pads (15 sites), permitted seasonal hunting and interpretive programming available. Restrooms at shooting range and most trailheads. Ten miles east of Rogers on Ark. 12. 479-789-5000. Friendsofhobbs. com for maps, detailed park information.

SILOAM SPRINGS

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John Brown University – JBU was founded in 1919 as an interdenominational, Christian university and continues to be evangelical in practice today. With its “Head, Heart, Hand” model of education, JBU is ranked among the top baccalaureate universities in the South. Located on the campus is the log cabin home of the first pioneer settler, Simon Sager. The cabin is adjacent to its original 1837 location and is on the National Register of Historic Places. 479.524.9500. Jbu.edu Sager Creek Arts Center – Drama, music, dance, visual arts, literature and children’s theater. Includes works by area artists, showcased in

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Northwest Arkansas Naturals – Minor League baseball team based at the new Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. The team is a member of the Texas League and serves as the Double-A affiliate for the Kansas City Royals. The stadium is centrally located off I-540 at the southwest corner of 56th and Watkins. For ticket info and game times, visit Nwanaturals.com or call 479-927-4900. Ozark Center Point Place – Thirty retail stores offering a wide range of products to serve your shopping needs. 5320 W. Sunset. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History – 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. 118 W. Johnson Ave. 479-750-8165. Shilohmuseum.org

an old church. 301 E. Twin Springs. 479-524-4000. Sagercreekartscenter.com Siloam Springs Museum – Permanent and rotating exhibits highlight Native American culture, pioneer life, medicine and many other facets of the city’s history. Located downtown. 479-524-4011. SiloamSpringsMuseum.com

SPRINGDALE

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Arkansas and Missouri Railroad – Travel through the Boston Mountains on vintage rail cars, trestles more than 125 feet high and the 1882 Winslow tunnel. Springdale to Van Buren with layover for lunch and shopping, and Van Buren to Winslow. Specials throughout the year. Private charters and group discounts available. 800-687-8600. Amrailroad.com/ html/passengers/excursions.html

SULPHUR SPRINGS GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Old Spanish Treasure Cave – 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. 14290 N. Hwy. 59. 479-787-6508. Spanish-treasure-cave.com

TONTITOWN

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Pam’s Grotto Falls near Pelsor Arts Center of the Ozarks – Drama, musicals, gallery showings, classes, cultural events. 425-seat theatre. 214 S. Main St. 479-751-5441. Artscenteroftheozarks.org Core Brewing and Distilling Company – Founder Jesse Core, a Certified Brewer and Beer Judge, created Core Brewing in Northwest Arkansas to make a product people can be proud to drink. Arkansas’s newest production brewery, the company is committed to making the highest-quality beers with the finest fresh, natural ingredients. Its craft beers include ESB, Kölsch, Oatmeal Stout, Black IPA, Premium Pale Ale and a variety of specialty and seasonal brews. 479-879-2469. CoreBeer.com The Jones Center – The 220,000-square-foot educational, recreational and social facility houses classrooms, conference center, computer center, chapel/auditorium, party rooms, region’s only indoor ice-skating rink, two indoor swimming pools, gym, fitness center, food court and more. Regional family-oriented events held throughout the year, including Spring Break Week, Summer Youth Academy, Autumn Health Fair, Craft Fair. 922 E. Emma Ave. 479-756-8090. Thejonescenter.org

Tonitown Historical Museum – Housed in the former home of two of Tontitown’s original settlers, sisters Mary and Zelinda Bastianelli. Showcases photographs and artifacts of early Italian settlers. 251 Henri de Tonti Blvd. 479-361-2700. Tontitown. com/museum Tontitown Winery – Free wine tastings seven days a week. Housed in the 1917 Taldo House. All wines made on site from locally 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. Located across the street from the post office on the corner of Barrington and Sbanotto roads. Tontitownwinery.com

WEST FORK

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Devil’s Den State Park – 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, CCC cabins and interpretive programs. 11333 W. Ark. 74. 479-761-3325. For cabin reservations, call 800-264-2417. ArkansasStateParks.com

WINSLOW

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Ozark Folkways Heritage Center – Offers yearround classes in the arts and regional crafts to adults and children. Gallery features handiwork of more than 50 regional craftspeople, including pottery,

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quilts, wood carvings and baskets. Located on the beautiful U.S. 71 Boston Mountain Scenic Loop between Winslow and Mt. Gaylor. 479-634-3791. Ozarkfolkways.org, Facebook.com/ozarkfolkways

THROUGHOUT REGION GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Shopping – Spring, Main and other streets in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs offer handmade crafts, fine art, clothing and souvenirs reflecting high design, quality materials and fine craftsmanship. Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Harrison, Bentonville and Siloam Springs also offer shopping opportunities.

Beaver Lake

campgrounds, picnic areas; cabins. Wilderness areas include East Fork, Hurricane Creek, Leatherwood, Richland Creek and Upper Buffalo. 479-964-7200. Fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark Scenic Drives – Popular sightseeing highways roam the northwest Ozarks. Scenic byways include the “Pig Trail” (Ark. 23), Ozark Highlands (Ark. 21), Scenic 7 Byway, Scenic 71 Loop and I-540 Scenic Byway. Others are U.S. 62, Ark. 123, 59, 43 and 74. War Eagle Creek – 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) – The White 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. Whiteriver.net/index.asp Wilderness Areas – The 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.

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Beaver Lake – 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. Beaverlake.com Kings River – High in the mountains of Madison County lie the beginnings of the Kings River. From this steep country, the stream twists its way northward to the White River and finally flows into Table Rock Lake on the state’s northern edge, a distance of approximately 90 miles. Clear and cool, the Kings’ most attractive features are the flora and fauna found along the rocky banks and bluffs. The headwaters area offers hiking opportunities at locations like Kings River Falls Natural Area. The rest of the river offers excellent floating and fishing with deep pools, overhanging trees, occasional rapids and several large bluffs. Smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rock bass and other fish. Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail – This overnight backpacking or day-use trail roams 165 miles through the Ozark National Forest to the Buffalo National River. Winds along mountaintops, bluffs, forests and streams. Ozarkhighlandstrail.com Ozark National Forest – Sprawling for miles through the Ozarks, contains hiking trails, including the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail; OZA R KS R EG I O N

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NORTH CENTRAL OZARKS BATESVILLE

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Batesville Historic Commercial District – The state’s second oldest city, settled in 1812. 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. 870-793-4632. Batesville Motor Speedway – Located in Locust Grove is a .375-mile, red clay oval nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It’s the place

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to see fast-paced dirt track racing. 870-251-0011. Batesvillemotorspeedway.net Bethel AME Church – The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest religious structure in one of the state’s oldest towns. 9th and Oak Sts. Lyon College – Founded in 1872 as Arkansas College, this liberal arts college hosts the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival in late April. Highland and 22nd Sts. 870-307-7000. Lyon.edu/ Lyon College Holloway Theatre – State-of-theart facility for collegiate productions and the study of the theatre arts. Offers “black box” seating for 175 for either three-quarter-round or proscenium theatre. Highland and 22nd Sts. 870-307-7242. Lyon.edu Lyon College Kresge Gallery – Hosts exhibits by artists and students at the oldest independent college in the state. Highland and 22nd Sts. 870-307-7242 Lyon.edu/ Mark Martin Museum – The racer’s cars and trophies are showcased in a state-of-the-art museum in the town where his racing career started. 800-566-4461. Markmartinmuseum.com Old Independence Regional Museum – Featuring historical exhibits – “Where the Delta Meets the Ozarks” and “Regions on the Move” – and archival materials from 12 counties that comprised the original 1820 Independence County. Programs. Traveling exhibits. Gift shop. 380 S. Ninth. 870-793-2121. Oirm.org

BULL SHOALS

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Bull Shoals Caverns – Limestone formations line this cave that once was the home of prehistoric natives. Off Ark. 178. 800-445-7177. 1890village.com Mountain Village 1890 – A village from the 19th century complete with authentic village structures and furnishings, a petting zoo and new 19-hole miniature golf course under the shade of the oaks. Off Ark. 178. 800-445-7177. 1890village.com

CALICO ROCK

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Calico Rock Historic District – The entire downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places and has served as a movie set. Antique/gift shops and restaurants are the heart of Main Street. 870-297-4129. Calicorock.us Calico Rock Museum – Houses collections and displays exhibits that range from pre-historic culture to about 1967 that are historically and culturally significant to Calico Rock and surrounding communities. Located in historic Bluff City Bank Building. 102 Main St. 870-297-4129. Calicorockmuseum.com Downtown Calico Rock Developments – Historic downtown with an old-fashioned soda fountain, solar street lights, quaint shops and seasonal Farmers Market. Twenty-three buildings and structures comprise East Calico Historic District and East Calico Historic District walking tour. Map available. Visit the

town where John Grisham’s Calico Joe came to life. Calicorock.us

CHEROKEE VILLAGE GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Cherokee Village – The 15,000-acre resort and retirement community offers the natural beauty of an Ozark forest, two 18-hole golf courses, six swimming pools, a private beach, tennis courts, recreation centers, fitness center, senior center, horseshoe pits, two nature trails and seven lakes for boating or fishing. Cherokeevillage.org

Chuckwagon Races, Clinton

CLINTON

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Clinton Art – “Three Rivers Trailhead” is the newest addition to Clinton’s City Park along U.S. 65 near downtown. The eight-foot high monolithic water sculpture was created by Fayetteville artist Hank Kaminsky and depicts elements of area history with images, dates and names. Community Gallery – Exhibits of professional, up-and-coming and student artists. A program of the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education. 501-884-6288. Ncafae.org Fresh Air Yoga Studio and Art Gallery – Open for special exhibits or by appointment. Gallery available online. Yoga classes every Monday. 358 Main St. 501-745-2266. Freshairyoga.org The Gates Roger Foundation, Inc. – Office houses a herbarium and information about the South Fork Nature Center. The preserve is on Greers Ferry Lake at Choctaw. 290 Main St. 501-745-6444, Southforknaturecenter.org Natural Bridge – Hidden away in the scenic beauty of the Ozarks, this 100-foot sandstone formation was millions of years in the making. The stone archway was actually used as a bridge during pioneer days. Facilities include a log cabin museum and gift shop. Open mid-March-October. Located four miles north of Clinton off U.S. 65. Van Buren County Historical Society Museum – Local and area exhibits, plus research room. Open weekdays. 211 Third St. 501-745-4066.

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COTTER

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Cotter Bridge – Built in 1930, this rainbow-arched bridge over the White River is ranked among the most beautiful spans in mid-America. Along U.S. 62-B.

FLIPPIN

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Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery – The history of the famous Ranger Bass Boat is depicted here through many of the 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 the very first Ranger boats built, as well as other classic Ranger designs. Hours vary. 870-453-3212. Flwsportsgallery.com Peel Ferry – The last public ferryboat operating in the state, Peel Ferry transports vehicles and passengers across a section of the big lake. Daytime hours. Along Ark. 125 west shore of Bull Shoals Lake. 870-436-5666.

GAMALIEL

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Sugarloaf Mountain, Greers Ferry Lake near Fairfield Bay

FAIRFIELD BAY

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Artisans Gallery – Shows Arkansas artists exclusively. Fine and decorative art, woodcarving, marionettes, Arkansas rock jewelry and crystals. Free puppet theater on Wednesdays. Located in the Post Office building. 501-884-6000. Belle of the Bay – Cruise boat is a 40-passenger vessel offering group scenic cruises on Greers Ferry Lake which include an up-close view of Sugarloaf Mountain. 501-884-6030. Fairfieldbaymarina.com Indian Rock House – Nestled under a hillside at Indian Hills Country Club, this natural sandstone grotto was the home of prehistoric cave dwellers. The community’s Log Cabin Museum is nearby. Off Ark. 16. 501-884-4899. Log Cabin Museum – An 1850 cabin, dismantled and reconstructed on its present site, is furnished with items used in a home of the 1880s. Free admission. Snead Dr. 501-884-4899. North Central Arkansas Art Gallery – Ongoing exhibit includes paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media by local and national artists. Free admission. Located in Indian Hills Country Club. 337 Snead Dr. 501-884-6100. Ncafae.org North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education (NCAFAE) – Headquartered in Fairfield Bay, the Foundation sponsors monthly musical concerts in Van Buren, Stone and Cleburne counties, featuring professional talent. 501-253-7909. Ncafae.org/

Raimondo Winery – Set on a bluff overlooking Norfork Lake and the Ozark Mountains. Familyowned boutique winery specializes in producing small quantities of handcrafted Italian and Iberian wines made from California grapes. Also offering imported extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Tasting room and wine store open daily. 49 CR 820. 870-467-5115. Raimondowinery.com

GILBERT

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Gilbert General Store – Built in 1901, this country store continues to function as a general store and as home to Buffalo Camping and Canoeing, a registered concessionaire on the Buffalo National River that rents cabins, canoes, kayaks and rafts. On the National Register of Historic Places, it also provides history of Gilbert and nearby areas. See the original post office boxes used when the store also served as a post office, view the arrowhead collection and nick-knacks collected over the years. In addition to supplies, the store contains maps and clothing. #1 Frost St. 870-439-2888. Gilbertstore.com

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Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail – Located on an island in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake, this one-mile trail takes hikers up for a panoramic view of the Ozarks. Built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it was the first designated National Scenic Trail in America. 501-362-2416. Swl.usace. army.mil/parks/greersferry OZA R KS R EG I O N

Vintage Motorcar Museum, Hardy

HARDY

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Hardy – The state’s smallest town to boast a historic Main Street district, Hardy has 41 buildings listed on the register. The entire downtown is a treasury of Arkansas history. A variety of shops, all

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catering to visitors seeking antiques, oddities, art and much more, is located in pre-WWI buildings along the beautiful Spring River. 870-856-3571. Mainstreetofhardy.org Loberg Park – Located along the Spring River one block off Hardy’s historic Main Street, this new facility includes a scenic riverwalk, playgrounds, pavilions and lots of shaded green space for relaxing. 870-856-3811.

Street. Shop along Ark. 25B both north and south. William Carl Garner Visitor Center – Features a 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 downstream of center. Dates and hours of operation subject to change. Ark. 25 Bypass. 501-362-9067. Swl.usace.army.mil/parks/ greersferry/visitorscenter.htm

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Heber Springs Art Gallery, Heber Springs Vintage Motorcar Museum – A private collection featuring more than 60 vehicles, including a 1908 Sears Runabout and a 1981 DeLorean. W. Main St. 870-856-4884.

Big Creek Natural Area – A rugged 2.4 miles of trails and nature study. Hunting and fishing are permitted. 200-foot bluffs and 3.5 miles of Big Creek. Off Ark. 110 near Wilburn. 501-324-9619. Cleburne County Motocross – Racing begins in April and runs throughout early fall. Nationally known driver Mark Martin started racing here in 1972 when it was a stock car track. In 1985, it became a motocross track for bikes and four wheelers. Lighted track. Night racing. 501-362-6325. Collins Creek (Catch-and-Release Area) – Outdoor project at the John F. Kennedy Park, near the Greers Ferry Fish Hatchery, includes a catch-andrelease trout fishing area for youngsters (under age 16), a hiking trail and nature-watching opportunities. Constructed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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Spring River – The clear waters of the Spring River are a favorite of canoeists. Many areas of the upper Spring River are popular with fly fishermen. Outfitters and launch facilities are available along the Mammoth Spring-Hardy stretch (17 miles). The river is crystal-clear with long pools and whitewater falls. The scenery is mostly hardwood forest with some rocky bluffs. Access is from U.S. 63, which parallels much of the upper Spring. 870-856-3210.

HEBER SPRINGS

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Cleburne County Historical Society – Contains the society offices, a museum and genealogy Collins Creek, Heber Springs research library. The museum has a large collection of historical photos and artifacts, as well as other Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery – county records. The library has extensive genealogy Located just north of the dam off Ark. 25. Visitor records for the county, including census, marriage, Center with aquarium. Self-guided hatchery tours. cemetery, schools, obituaries and others. Located 501-362-3615. Fws.gov/greersferry/ in the historic Frauenthal House, which is on the Jeff Anderson Memorial Trail – Near Sandy National Register of Historic Places. Admission free. Beach at the end of Front St., this is a bicycle trail 210 N. Broadway. 501-362-5225. Cleburnehistory. – NO motorized vehicles. The path winds its way info, cchist@ipa.net through the woods along the shoreline of Greers Gem Community Theatre – Restored movie Ferry Lake. house. 119 W. Main St. 501-362-2884. Gemmovie JFK Overlook Park – The Greers Ferry Dam and theatre.com the Little Red River are some of the spectacular Shopping/Art Galleries – Stroll through antique, views that you will see. A covered shelter provides art galleries, gift and other shops starting around the year-round viewing. Located just across Greers Court Square surrounding historic Cleburne County Ferry Dam. Courthouse and continuing east and west of Main Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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Josh Park Memorial Trail – This trail is used by cross-country runners, joggers and bikers. It stretches a total of 6,485 feet with five shorter trails ranging from 550-886 feet. The trail is located off Ark. 25B N. just before crossing the Greers Ferry Dam. Little Red River – The Little Red emerges icy-cold from beneath Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. “Rip” Collins proved that this is a premier-class trout stream in 1992, when he landed a world-record 40-pound, 4-ounce brown. Numerous outfitters and resorts along this beautiful river. 501-362-9067. Arkansas.com/lakes-rivers/ Mossy Bluff Trail and Buckeye Trail – The Mossy Bluff Trail is 1.6 miles round-trip and includes a stop at a scenic overlook. The Buckeye Trail (660 feet) from the center is paved and handicapped accessible. Both trails are at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center. Prim Rocks – Prim in northern Cleburne County is known for its proliferation of large round sandstone boulders ranging in diameter from 1-4 feet. The boulders are part of the Bloyd/Hale Formations of Morrowan age in the Pennsylvania System deposited some 300 million years ago. Sugarloaf Mountain – Standing high above the valley formed by the Little Red River. Trail can be accessed off Ark. 110 E. just past the Heber Springs Folklore Society Building. Sugarloaf Mountain Island – Pure, untouched vegetation, wildlife and only accessible by boat. Allow approximately two hours for the trip. The nearest marinas are Sugar Loaf and Fairfield Bay. Swan Sightings – See Trumpeter swans on a bird sanctuary. The birds use Magness Lake as a midwest wintering ground. They arrive mid-November and stay until early March. Hayes Road east of Heber Springs.

Jacksonport State Park, Jacksonport

JACKSONPORT

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Jacksonport State Park –The park features a historic 1872 courthouse with unique exhibits to explain its history and the area. Other facilities include a courtyard, campground, pavilion, playground, picnic area, swimming beach, wildflower conservation area, trail and boat ramp with access to the White River. Ark. 69 north of Newport. OZA R KS R EG I O N

870-523-2143. ArkansasStateParks.com. 35˚ 38’ 22” North and 091˚ 18’ 37” West

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Lakeview

LAKEVIEW

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Bull Shoals-White River State Park – This 732acre park lies both above and below massive Bull Shoals Dam. Camping facilities stretch along the banks of 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 located on the north end of Bull Shoals Dam overlooking the White River and Bull Shoals Lake features state-of-the-art exhibits, aquariums, a gift shop, theater, barrierfree hiking trail and observation tower. Off Ark. 178. 870-445-3629. ArkansasStateParks.com

LESLIE

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Leslie – This peaceful village of less than 500 citizens boasts an active community theater, art gallery, museum, antique shops and the only “oldworld” brick-oven bakery in the Ozarks. The town maintains its 1920s-era charm. U.S. 65 and Ark. 66. 870-447-2240. Facebook.com/lesliearkansas Ozark Heritage Arts Center and Museum – Offers music, theater, art and history exhibits, and classes for all ages in the performing and visual arts. Home of the 400-seat Killebrew Theater, the Heritage Museum and the Art Gallery. Housed in a historic stone building constructed by the WPA in 1938, the center shares the rich historical, musical and cultural heritage of Searcy County and the Ozark Mountains. Oak St. Serenity Farm Bread – Located in the old Farmer’s Bank Building in scenic downtown Leslie; Serenity Farm Bread bakers use ancient techniques perfected in Europe over the centuries to make naturally leavened bread. Watch as artisan bakers load the massive wood-fired brick oven with handshaped loaves. Has been featured in Southern Living Magazine; products shipped throughout continental U.S. Downtown, 423 Main St. 870-447-2211. Second location on Ark. 65, half mile south of Leslie in 100-year-old Sears kit house. Serenityfarmbread.us

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MAMMOTH SPRING

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Mammoth Spring State Park – One of the great natural wonders of mid-America, Mammoth Spring flows at an average hourly rate of almost 10 million gallons of 58-degree water. The pour-off creates Spring River, a popular year-round canoe and fishing stream. Park includes an Arkansas Welcome Center, 1886 Railroad Depot Museum, nature trail, picnic sites, pavilion, playground and early hydroelectric power dam. U.S. 63. 870-625-7364. ArkansasStateParks.com

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South Fork of the Spring River – 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.

Spring River of minimum flow, hydrology, the history of the White River and why trout made their home here. It is also a bioscience research location. Interactive trout-related displays include several virtual reality exhibits that educate children and adults regarding eco-friendly practices to be used when trout fishing. Programs include “Trout Tech” and “Trout Eggsperience” for children and the White River System Trout Datacenter for avid fishermen. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. 870-508-6105. Troutnaturecenter.com

MARSHALL

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Tyler Bend Visitor Center – Operated by the National Park Service, this facility welcomes visitors to the Buffalo National River with a museum exhibit, theater and bookstore. Off U.S. 65 N. 870-439-2502. Nps.gov/buff/

MAYNARD

MOUNTAIN VIEW

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

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Maynard Pioneer Museum – Housed in a century-old log house and outbuildings; depicts a typical rural home of the late 19th century. A park surrounds the site. Off Ark. 115, 12 miles north of Pocahontas. 870-647-2701.

MOUNTAIN HOME

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours – Some 200 displays featuring 200,000 miniatures, 60 dollhouses, 60 miniature stores. One room is bakery items made from beads and buttons. Dioramas include Christmas villages, farmers markets, Native American villages, fishing camps and more. Also more than 200 original works of art and original poems. Hours vary; call ahead. 402 Cranfield Rd. 870-492-5222. Rapps Barren Settlement – Historic buildings in a village setting to illustrate Mountain Home’s early days. Free admission. In Cooper City Park, Spring St. 870-424-9311. StoneCreek Ranch Resort – A guest ranch for riding vacations, weddings, group events, women’s events and more! Enjoy well-trained horses, cozy elegant lodging, indoor/outdoor arenas, trails, guided fishing on nearby White River and a peaceful, beautiful country setting. See website for details. 626 Circle B Lane. 870-424-7433, 888-203-7433. Stonecreekranchresort.com Trout Nature Center – Purpose of the center is to enhance the joy of trout fishing, explain the impact

Arkansas Craft Guild and Gallery – The Arkansas Craft Guild is a member owned and operated cooperative. Open year-round. Gallery features the traditional and contemporary art and fine crafts of juried guild members from across the state. The guild also sponsors a Christmas Showcase the first weekend in December at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. FB pages: The Arkansas Craft Guild Annual Christmas Showcase, Arkansas Craft Gallery, Arkansas Craft Guild Membership. 104 E. Main. 870-269-4120. Arkansascraftguild.org Blanchard Springs Caverns – Ranked among the 10 most outstanding in North America, it’s one of the few developed cave system operated by the U.S. Forest Service. Open all year, with a restricted tour schedule during the winter months. Two guided walking tours. Guided Wild Cave Tour. Visitor Center with gift shop, books, maps, educational material. Off Ark. 14 N. 870-757-2211, 888-757-2246. Fs.usda. gov/osfnf. Tour reservations, Recreation.gov Brickshy’s Backstreet Theater – Country variety shows with family comedy each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. One block off the court square. 870-269-6200. Cash’s White River Hoedown – A fun mix of country, blues, gospel, ’50s and ’60s, rock ’n’ roll music with plenty of family comedy. April until early December. 800-759-6474. Cashswhiteriver hoedown.com Jimmy Driftwood’s Barn – Local musicians play

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folk and bluegrass music Friday and Sunday. 870-269-8042. Jimmydriftwoodlegacyproject.com Mellon’s Country Store – Re-created pioneer mercantile with antiques, gifts and food items. Ark. 9 N. 870-269-3354. Mellonscountrystore.com The Old Mill – Built in 1914, this structure is a treasure trove of old tools, Indian artifacts, vintage photos and original equipment used in grinding wheat and corn. Features an old-fashioned country store that sells corn meal, fresh produce, eggs, heirloom seeds and antiques. 306 Main St. 870-269-5337. Oldmillcountrystore.com. Ozark Folk Center State Park – With activities for the young and old, the Ozark Folk Center State Park is dedicated to perpetuating the crafts, herbal wisdom and music of the Ozark Mountains. 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 directly from the person who created them. Enjoy acoustic music during the day in the craft village outdoor stage and during the evening shows in the 1,000-seat auditorium. Listen to all acoustic pre-1941 music along with special celebrity concerts scheduled throughout the year. Also 60 cabins, conference center, restaurant, general store/visitor center, gift shop and large herb garden. Also home of Loco Ropes, offering 30-plus challenges on a high wire zip line course. Located off Ark. 5, 9 and 14. 870-269-3851. 800-264-3655, cabin reservations. Ozarkfolkcenter.com

Arkansas Folk Festival, Mountain View Sons of the Ozarks Music Theater – Old-time bluegrass and classic country music. Dancers welcome. South on Ark. 9. 870-269-9597. Facebook. com/pages/Sons-of-the-Ozarks Stone County Tourist Guide and Information Center – Comprehensive information on local attractions such as music and comedy shows, dancing, folk music, musical instrument workshops, craft shows, festivals and events, and outdoor activities. Also provides guide books for restaurants, lodging and worship centers. 122 W. Main St. in the historic court square. 870-210-4810. StoneCountyTouristGuide.com

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Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail, Mountain View course. Family-friendly attraction. Participants swing, zip and leap from tree to tree while safely connected to a cable wire using cutting edge technology. Also Flying Pig, a dual 300-foot zip line, tower free fall and climbing walls. Located off Ark. 5, 9 and 14 at the Ozark Folk Center. 888-669-6717, 870-269-6566. Locoropes.com, Ozarkfolkcenter.com Ozark National Forest, Sylamore District – Some 130,000 acres of hardwood forests, spring-fed creeks, two adjoining rivers, limestone bluffs and grassy meadows make up this natural wilderness area. Campsites are available at Gunner Pool, Barkshed and Blanchard Springs. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails follow scenic routes to the White River. The Leatherwood Wilderness borders the Buffalo River Wilderness. Creek swimming, fishing and tours of Blanchard Springs Caverns are popular activities. Off Ark. 14 N. 870-269-3228. Fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark Sylamore Creek Trail – Located in the Ozark National Forest, this 14-mile trail is 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. A new extension ties this trail into the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail. Off Ark. 14 N. 870-269-3228. Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail – Located in the Sylamore District of the Ozark National Forest north of Mountain View, this trail currently offers over 50 miles for novice to advanced bikers. It has five interconnecting loops, which are accessible from the trailhead on Ark. 5, plus several locations along Green Mountain Road. 870-269-3228. Fs.fed.us/ oonf/ozark/recreation/syllamo_bike.html

NEWPORT

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Arnett’s Doll Museum – Over 5,000 dolls collected by Virginia Arnett are displayed in a private museum adjacent to her home. A rare and complete set of Gone With The Wind character dolls highlights the exhibit. Displays changed periodically from total collection of 8,000. 2005-B Eastern Ave. 870-523-2194. Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service –

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examples of Victorian-era architecture in Arkansas. The district centered on the 1873 Courthouse contains unique shopping, art studios and regional cuisine. Included in the district are Arkansas’s oldest pharmacy and oldest barbershop. 5RHP.org

One of two funeral home museums in the state, this family-owned facility exhibits a horse-drawn hearse and funeral buggy from the 19th century, a chapel and other exhibits. 1900 Malcolm Ave. 870-523-5822. Jacksonsfh.com/Funeral_Services_ Museum_386109.html Pearls Unique – Only exclusive White River pearl dealer in the state. Rare freshwater gems that recall the “pearl boom” in the area a century ago. Private viewing available. 1902-D McLain Ave. 800-637-3233. Pearlsunique.com

NORFORK

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Norfork National Fish Hatchery – Learn how millions of trout are grown at the state’s most productive trout facility. Children may try their luck at landing a rainbow at the hatchery’s Dry Run Creek. Ark. 177. 870-499-5255. Fws.gov/norfork/ Wolf House – Overlooking the White River, the Jacob Wolf home was built in the early 1800s and is believed to be the oldest log structure in Arkansas. A major restoration of the two-story building has been completed. The historic building is along Ark. 5. 870-425-2755. Baxtercounty.org/wolfhouse.php

POCAHONTAS

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Century Wall – Three walls feature images of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century. Overlook Park. The Civil War River Walk Memorial Trail – Located along a paved trail in Overlook Park, the trail features historic markers detailing the significant Civil War history of Randolph County. 5RHP.org Davidsonville Historic State Park – The 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. Ark. 166 S. 870-892-4708. ArkansasStateParks.com Eddie Mae Herron Center – The 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. 1708 Archer St. 870-892-4433. HerronCenter.org Haunted Pocahontas Tour – 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. 5RHP.org Historic Downtown Pocahontas – Pocahontas received the designation of National Historic Commercial District for 17 blocks of the city’s downtown. The historic downtown is comprised of buildings that date back to 1873. The majority of the buildings within the 17-block area are at least 100 years old. Downtown Pocahontas is one of the best preserved

Historic Downtown Pocahontas The Imperial Dinner Theatre – Productions throughout the year in state-of-the-art facility. Dinner theatre, arts education program, Studio for the Arts. 1401 Ark. 304 E. 870-892-0030. Imperialdinnertheatre.com Randolph County Heritage Museum – The museum of local and regional history is located on the old court square in the National Historic District. Contains unique exhibits such as a complete pearl button factory, genealogical and pictorial archives, and temporary exhibits and shows in the Museum Annex. 106 E. Everett St. 870-892-4056. RandolphCoMuseum.org The Randolph County Quilt Trail – 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. 5RHP.org Randolph Music Theater – Live music each Friday evening featuring local and regional bands and performers. Special events are scheduled throughout the year. 302 N. Marr. 870-248-0186.

POWHATAN

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Powhatan Historic State Park – This historic site is the home of five restored structures, all in the original locations and on the National Register. Those structures are the 1888 brick Victorian Courthouse, the 1873 Jail, the c. 1848 Log House, the c. 1888 Commercial Building and the 1889 Tworoom School. Ark. 25, 2.5 miles south of Black Rock. 870-878-6765. Nearby is Davidsonville, one of the state’s oldest townsites. ArkansasStateParks.com

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Lake Charles State Park – The 645-acre springfed lake offers fishing for bass, crappie, bream and catfish. The park features 60 campsites, one rental RV, a swimming beach, pavilion, playground, picnic sites, interpretive programs and nature trails. Ark. 25 Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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Ozark Mountain Music Makers – Local and regional acts perform Saturday nights. 870-895-3004.

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books and videos. 70 S. Beacon Rd. 800-584-5575. Wingsofhonor.org Walnut Ridge Depot – Restored 1910 Italianate/ Mediterranean-style train station that now serves as the local chamber of commerce office and visitor center. U.S. 67. 870-886-3232. Lawcochamber.org

YELLVILLE

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Walk Railroad History Hiking Trail – This onemile pathway follows the old roadbed of the historic M&NA Railway. Along Ark. 16.

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Rush Historic District – The town of Rush was established in the 1880s after zinc mining started along the Buffalo River. The site is now a ghost town, under the protection of the National Park Service. Trail with interpretive exhibits. Off Ark. 14 S. 870-449-4311.

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Crooked Creek – Well-known for smallmouth bass fly fishing. Off U.S. 62. 870-449-4676.

THROUGHOUT REGION GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Beatles Sculpture, Walnut Ridge

WALNUT RIDGE

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Beatles Sculpture – In September 1964, four young men from Liverpool landed at the Walnut Ridge airport to be transported to a nearby vacation spot, with a planned return to the plane two days later. The schedule was to be kept secret, but word leaked out, and when the Fab Four returned to Walnut Ridge on Sunday, most of the town was waiting. This stop made Walnut Ridge the only town in Arkansas that the Beatles visited. In September 2011, the town of Walnut Ridge dedicated a life-size sculpture of the group in the city’s downtown area. The artwork depicts the group as they appear on the Abbey Road album cover. The sculpture is called “The British Invasion of the Rock ’n’ Roll Highway,” in reference to Walnut Ridge’s location along the historic Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67. 110 SW Second St. Parachute Inn – 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. 10 Skywatch. 870-886-5918. Resettlement Village – Clover Bend’s glory years were during the Great Depression, when displaced farmers were given fresh starts on new homesteads. Several buildings are preserved from the 1930s. Off U.S. 67 S. The Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum – Located on the grounds of the Walnut Ridge Airport, the museum traces the history of the school, one of seven established in Arkansas during World War II. Also houses a collection of war-related OZA R KS R EG I O N

Crafts and Antique Shopping – One of the oldest craft guilds in the mid-South is the Arkansas Craft Guild at Mountain View. Their 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. Historic Towns – Batesville, which has been continuously occupied since 1804, is one of the oldest towns 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. 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, Cash’s White River Hoedown 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. Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 – Located along U.S. 67 in Jackson, Lawrence and Randolph counties in northeast Arkansas, 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

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

Buffalo National River – The nation’s first national river and one of America’s great natural treasures, the Buffalo River 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, and the park is home to the state’s only elk herd. 870-439-2502. Nps.gov/buff/ Bull Shoals Lake – Created by one of the largest concrete dams in the nation, Bull Shoals 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. 870-425-2700. Swl.usace. army.mil/parks/bullshoals Greers Ferry Lake – Nestled in the Ozark foothills between Clinton and Heber Springs, Greers Ferry is among the state’s five largest lakes. It is also tops in providing great fishing, water sports, boating and camping. The award-winning reservoir served as the national model for environmental cleanliness. Corps of Engineers campgrounds and commercial parks are available, along with first-class lodging, lakeside resorts and fine restaurants. Shopping and historical sites are other attractions around the lake. 501-362-9067. Swl.usace.army.mil/parks/greersferry Houseboating, Lake Fun – Houseboat rentals are 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 Little Red River – For 32 miles downstream of Greers Ferry Dam to the Highway 305 Bridge, the Little Red River tailwater comprises a world-class fishery for brown and rainbow trout. Cutthroat trout and brook trout are also found in the Little Red. The former International Game Fish Association (IGFA)

Norfork Lake and National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame alltackle world-record German brown trout was caught here in 1992. The big brown weighed in at 40 lbs., 4 ozs. Visit the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery located just east of Greers Ferry Dam for a look at rainbow trout in various stages of growth. Trout resorts, marinas and guide services are available on the Little Red River. Mossy Bluff and Buckeye Trails – Starting from the Visitor Center at the western end of Greers Ferry Dam, Mossy Bluff Trail follows the canyon rim overlooking the Little Red River. Stairways and a covered shelter are provided along the way. Nearby, Buckeye Trail provides a 660-foot barrier-free, smooth surface with automobile access. 501-362-9067. Swl.usace.army.mil/parks/greersferry Norfork Lake and North Fork River – One of the big Ozark lakes, Norfork is a bit smaller than its twin, Bull Shoals, but boasts plenty of lake fun. The fishing action centers on bass, walleye, stripers and panfish. Boating, swimming and scuba diving are also tops. The North Fork River, flowing from Norfork Dam, offers excellent trout waters for boat or fly fishing. A barrier-free fishing pier is available just off Ark. 5 below the dam. 870-425-2700. Swl.usace.army.mil/ parks/norfork Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail – This 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. 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

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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 – The huge natural spring at Mammoth Spring State Park creates a constant yearround flow of fresh water for 20 miles of whitewater canoeing, trout fly fishing and riverside camping. Resorts and outfitters are available. Off U.S. 63, Mammoth Spring to Hardy. 870-856-3210. White River – 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. 870-425-2700. Ozarkmountainregion.com Wilderness Areas – The 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.

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Enjoy Arkansas River views from atop the region’s tri-peaks of Mount Nebo, Mount Magazine and Petit Jean Mountain. On each mountain is an Arkansas State Park with lodging and dining, as well as opportunities for outdoor adventures, such as hiking, biking and camping. The River Valley region is also home to Arkansas Wine Country where vineyards and wineries host tours, tastings and festivals. Fort Smith is also a popular destination for its Old West heritage. Nearby, Van Buren is known for great shopping.

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ALMA

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Alma Aquatic Park – Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Slides, including two 30-foot ones, 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. New tennis courts added to park area. 731 City Park Rd. 479-632-0700. Alma Performing Arts Center – Brings “Arts Alive” to the Alma area by booking top-name artists and theatrical performances. 103 E. Main St. 479-632-2129. Almapac.org Popeye Statue – 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. 479-632-4127; 479-632-4110. Almachamber.com

ALTUS

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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 City Park, Franklin St.

Altus Heritage House Museum – Original German-American State Bank, circa 1800s, with early coal mining equipment, local history. Listed on the National Historic Register. Call for hours of operation. 106 N. Franklin. 479-468-1310. Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards and Winery – Located in Arkansas’s Wine Country; world’s largest planter of Cynthiana grapes, the largest U.S. Chardonnay vineyard outside California and largest Zinfandel planter in Arkansas; wine tasting room; available for weddings and special events. 8045 Champagne Dr. 479-468-4400, 800-558-WINE. Chateauauxarc.com Mount Bethel Winery – Historic cellar offers an over 100-year-old tradition of wine-making, bottling and tasting, plus tours, gift shop. 5014 Mount Bethel Rd. 479-468-2444. Mountbethel.com/ Post Winery – This fifth-generation familyowned and operated vineyard and winery offers tours, wine and juice tastings, grape-related gift shop. New retail sales and visitor center is now open. Watch through the viewing window as your favorite wines are bottled, and taste some new favorites. 1700 St. Mary’s Mtn. Rd. 479-468-2741, 800-275-8423. Postfamilie.com St. Mary’s Catholic Church – 1902 Roman

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Basilica-style church known for its paintings and ornate goldleaf work. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 479-468-2585.

BOONEVILLE

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Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Historic Site – Opened in 1910 as a tuberculosis treatment facility. By 1940, it was the largest facility of its kind in the U.S., providing research to other sanatoriums as far away as Italy. The Sanatorium buildings are excellent examples of Art Deco, Colonial Revival and Craftsman architecture; self-guided driving tour brochure. 479-675-2666. Booneville.com/C-TB.htm John Paul McConnell Exhibit – Honoring John Paul McConnell, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 to 1969. Called “The Airman’s General.” Public Library. 419 N. Kennedy. 479-675-2735. Booneville. com/C-McConnell.htm

oval clay track; mid-March-late October. Home of the annual Razorback Nationals held each Memorial Day weekend. 10151 Speedway Lane. 479-970-0160. Centervillespeedway.com

CHARLESTON

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Belle Museum and Chapel – Devoted to the preservation and exhibition of the history of Charleston and Franklin County; museum is rich in historical artifacts and family history; chapel was built in 1920 and still serves a church today. Main Street. 479-965-2269. National Commemorative Site – Located in front of Charleston Middle School on Main Street, this monument honors the Public School District of Charleston as the first public school to integrate in the South. AboutCharleston.com

CLARKSVILLE

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Blue Mountain Lake, Booneville

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Blue Mountain Lake – A favorite spot for fishing, swimming and water-skiing, with five Corps of Engineers recreation areas. 479-947-2372. Tiny.cc/0qjh9 Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area – 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. 479-947-2372. Tiny.cc/4atku Jack Creek Recreation Area – Campsites, scenic “swimmin’ hole,” group pavilion, hiking, picnicking. Off Ark. 116. 479-675-3233. Tiny.cc/bkvfa Knoppers Ford Recreation Area – Natural pool, fishing, camping; equestrian, multi-use and hiking trails. Off. Ark. 116. 479-675-3233. Tiny.cc/jw01e

Historic Oark General Store and Café – Oldest continuous-operation store in Arkansas, established in 1890; has original floors, walls, ceiling. Inventory includes everything the community needs, hunting and fishing licenses; wildlife check point. The Café features home cooking; open daily serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. Hunting cabin available. North of Clarksville via Ark. 103 and 215. 215 Main St., Oark Community. 479-292-3351. Oarkgeneralstore.com/ Johnson County Historic Sites – Eighteen structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brochure available at Chamber office. 101 N. Johnson. 479-754-2340. Clarksvillearchamber.com Johnson County Historical Society Heritage Center – Cemetery records and obituaries, family records and histories of towns and communities, some of which no longer exist, are available. The society’s many historical artifacts are displayed. Files on the history of Johnson County, schools, churches, mining, railroads, wars and veterans are being developed. 131 W. Main St. 479-754-3334. Ar-johnsoncohistory.com/

CENTERVILLE

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Centerville Dragway – Arkansas’s best drag racing action. Eleven miles south of Russellville on Johnson County Peach Festival, Clarksville Ark. 7, then one mile west on 154. 479-576-4001. Centervilledragway.com Nite Lite Outdoors – Outdoor catalog showroom Centerville Super Speedway – “The Outlaw Track featuring hunting, fishing and camping supplies of The South” features racing modified stocks, street with an expanded big-game exhibit. I-40, Exit 55, and hobby stocks, and factory stocks on a .25-mile R I V E R VA L L E Y R EG I O N 144

Massengale Road. 479-754-5540. Huntsmart.com/ The University of the Ozarks Walton Fine Arts Center – Features the 650-seat Seay Theatre, which hosts university theatre productions and nationally known performers and speakers through the Walton Arts and Ideas Series, and the Stephens Gallery, home to glass and ivory-carving collections, as well as monthly art exhibitions. 479-979-1349.

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Foothills and Hurley Arenas – 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. 479-497-2688, 479-264-2364. Foothillsarena.com/, Hurleyranch. com/arena/ Horsehead Lake Recreation Area – Ninety-eightacre lake; swimming, campground, picnicking, bathhouse. Ark. 103 N. 8 miles, then left on Ark. 164. 479-754-2864. Tiny.cc/nufur Lake Ludwig – Swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing and water-skiing; wheelchair accessible. Eight miles north of Clarksville. 479-754-2864. Tiny.cc/ss4o0 Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail – Over 34 miles of this trail traverse northern Johnson County, intersecting with the Ozark Highlands National Scenic Byway (Ark. 21) at Ozone. 18 miles north of Clarksville on Ark. 21. 479-754-2864. Tiny.cc/u8z9z Pleasant Hill Shooting Range – Two ranges are available: rifle range is 100 yards long, pistol range is 50 yards long; visitors need to bring their own targets. 479-754-2864. Tiny.cc/agc6o Spadra Waterfront Marina – 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. 700 Marina Dr. 479-754-5021. Spadramarina.com/ Wolf Pen Recreation Area – Located on the Scenic Mulberry River. Primitive camping, picnic facilities, canoe launch, fishing, open year round. Ark. 103 N. 18 miles, left on Ark. 215. 479-754-2864. Tiny.cc/f8ti7

DARDANELLE

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project depicting life in rural Arkansas located at Dardanelle Post Office.

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Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge – 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. 10448 Holla Bend Rd. 479-229-4300. Fws.gov/hollabend/

Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle Mount Nebo State Park – Civilian Conservation Corps-built mountaintop park has 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. Ark. 155. 479-229-3655. For cabin reservations, call 800-264-2458. ArkansasStateParks.com/mountnebo

DOVER

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Drewry Farm and Orchards – Call for availability of produce or homemade baked goods; peaches, fresh farm honey and bee hives, watermelons, apples, vegetables, pumpkins and more, on-site fruit stand. Three miles east of Dover off Ark. 164 E. at Hatley. 479-331-2987. Drewryfarmandorchards.com

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Illinois Bayou River – A popular canoeing and fishing river; the only bayou in the country featuring class II/III whitewater. Long Pool Recreation Area – Large natural pool on Big Piney Creek with picturesque bluffs, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, whitewater canoeing. Off Scenic Byway 7 N. 479-284-3150. Tiny.cc/739ll

Council Oak – 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 FORT SMITH Arkansas. Council Oaks City Park. North Front Street. GENERAL ATTRACTIONS Dardanelle Rock – Legendary rock formation Arkansas and Missouri Railroad – Historic rises near the Arkansas River bank; used as a lookout passenger train departs from Fort Smith Trolley point by Native Americans and later by Confederate Museum for round-trip excursions to Winslow on soldiers. Roadside park located below. North end of Saturdays Jan.-Mar. 800-687-8600. Amrailroad.com Front St. 479-229-3328. Arkansas River Valley Nature Center – Interactive Mural – 1937 Works Project Administration Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Fort Smith exhibits and educational programs showcase the nature, environment, history and unique features of the surrounding area; multifaceted, accessible for mobility impaired; walking trail with interpretive signs. 8300 Wells Lake Rd. 479-452-3993. Rivervalleynaturecenter.com Bass Reeves Statue – This 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 lawman in the Indian Territory. Located in Pendergraft Park. 479-783-8888. Belle Grove Historic District – A 22-block area of restored homes and buildings showcasing Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Eastlake Victorian Renaissance, Gothic Revival and Neo-Classical. Downtown. 800-637-1477. Fortsmith.org Bonneville House – 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. 318 N. 7th St. 479-782-7854. Bonnevillehouse.com/ Chaffee Barbershop Museum – 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 and Fort Chaffee historical exhibits. 7313 Terry St. 479-452-4554. Chaffeecrossing.com Clayton House – Classic Revival Victorian museum home that belonged to the prosecuting attorney under Judge Isaac C. Parker. Tours available. 514 N. 6th. 479-783-3000. Claytonhouse.org Creekmore Express – Train rides Mon.-Fri. in May; Wed.-Sat. June-Aug.; Sat.-Sun. Sept.-Oct., plus the mini-steam engine Holiday Express on Memorial, Independence and Labor days, and December holiday season. Rogers Ave. and S. 31st St. 479-784-2368. Fortsmithparks.com/ Darby House Tour Home – The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, leader of Darby’s Rangers in WWII; contains tributes to Darby and WWII memorabilia. 311 General Darby St. 479-782-3388. R I V E R VA L L E Y R EG I O N

Fort Chaffee – Original 72,000-acre facility built in early 1940s where Elvis Presley began his basic training; Museum District includes Chaffee Barbershop Museum, Enchanted Doll Museum, Haunted Prison and Vietnam Veterans Museum. Served as the “Ellis Island” for Cuban and Vietnamese refugees in the 70s and 80s. Ark. 22 E. 800-637-1477. Chaffeecrossing.com Fort Chaffee McClure Amphitheatre – Newly renovated and located off Massard Road. An original Camp Chaffee-era structure built for army training, the outdoor hillside stadium provides beautiful views of Fort Smith and is available for public events and gatherings. The county bike trail is being incorporated along the ridge that runs along the amphitheatre. 479-452-4554. Chaffeecrossing.com Fort Smith Little Theatre – Live theatrical performances by Arkansas’s oldest continuously operating community theatre; since 1947. 401 N. 6th St. 479-783-2966. Fslt.org/ Fort Smith Movie Lounge – Arkansas’s first dine-in movie theater features luxury screens, upscale dining and bar, and rentable space for up to 300 people. Movieloungefsm.com

Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith Fort Smith Museum of History – 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. 320 Rogers Ave. 479-783-7841. Fortsmithmuseum.com Fort Smith National Historic Site – 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. 301 Parker Ave. 479-783-3961. Nps.gov/fosm Fort Smith Regional Art Museum – The new 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, membersonly events, wine tastings, films, concerts, lectures, facility rentals and a museum shop. 1601 Rogers

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Miss Laura’s Visitor Center, Fort Smith Ave. 479-784-2787. Fsram.org/ Fort Smith River Park – Complex fronting the Arkansas River features an amphitheater, events building and a pavilion with an open-air style market. 479-784-1006. Fortsmithparks.com Fort Smith Symphony – The oldest orchestra in the state. Performs several concerts each season. 5111 Rogers Ave. 479-452-7575. Fortsmithsymphony.org/ Fort Smith Trolley Museum – 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 is the Frisco 4003 Steam locomotive, Hot Springs Street Railway 50 and other railroad and transportation memorabilia. Library and archive available for reference use on site. 100 S. 4th. 479-783-0205. Fstm.org Massard Prairie Civil War Battlefield Park – 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. Red Pine Dr. and Morgan’s Way. 479-784-2368. FortSmithParks.com Miss Laura’s Players – Enjoy the town’s frontier past with “The Medicine Show on Hanging Day,” a musical comedy presented for groups by prior arrangement. 2 N. B St. 800-637-1477. Fortsmith.org Miss Laura’s Visitor Center – A restored turnof-the-century brothel that is now the city’s visitor center; family-friendly guided tours. 2 N. B St. 479-783-8888, 800-637-1477. Fortsmith.org

National Cemetery – 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. 522 Garland Ave. and S. 6th St. 479-783-5345. Fortsmith.org

Western Arkansas Ballet, Fort Smith Oak Cemetery – 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. 1300 S. Greenwood Ave. 479-784-2375. The Park at West End – Retro amusement park includes a 1937 Ferris wheel, hand-painted Italian

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carousel, outdoor pavilion with penny arcade of games, calliope circus wagon. The Boom-A-Rang Diner, a 1957 Pullman dining car restaurant; 1962 English Double-Decker Bus concession stand. Open Fri. nights and Sat., April-Memorial Day; Tues.-Sat., Memorial Day-Oct.; and for private events. 2nd and Garrison. 479-783-2292. Fortsmithparks.com/ Western Arkansas Ballet – Performances, classes, and workshops throughout the year. 4701 Grand Ave. 479-785-0152. Waballet.org

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Ben Geren Regional Park – Includes a golf course, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness course, paved bike trail, backwoods hiking/biking trails, children’s playground, picnic pavilions. 7200 Zero St. 479-646-2444. Tiny.cc/tpihi Circle L Ranch Trail Rides – Carriage rides in downtown Fort Smith, and pony rides through Western Arkansas and former Indian Territory with prior arrangements. 918-427-4195.

Coal Miner’s Memorial, Greenwood City Parks – Variety of services offered at Kelley Ballfields, Creekmore, Carol Ann Cross, Fort Smith, Martin Luther King Jr., Tilles Parks including golf, softball, tennis, playgrounds, exercise trails, paddleboats, picnic grounds, skate park, spray-ground, swimming, fishing, baseball, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, trails. 40-acre Fort Smith Dog Park. 479-784-2368. FortSmithParks.com Springhill Park Mountain Bike Trail – On the U.S. Department of the Interior National Recreation Trails registry. Located at Springhill Park, 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, it’s home to monthly races and two annual competitions sanctioned by the InR I V E R VA L L E Y R EG I O N

ternational Mountain Biking Association. In Barling. Americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails/

GREENWOOD

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Coal Miner’s Memorial – Six-foot bronze statue of coal miner, authentic coal car, two granite walls displaying names of Sebastian County miners. Southeast of Town Square. 479-996-6357. Greenwoodarkansas.com Devil’s Backbone Civil War Battlefield – Scene of a Sept. 1, 1863, battle between Confederates heading for Waldron and pursuing Union cavalry troops; not accessible to the public; looks much the same as it did in 1863. A large rock with bronze plaque is on the corner of U.S. 71 and Hendrix Road. Greenwood Veteran’s Memorial – The memorial has 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. Town Square. 479-996-6357. Old Jail Museum – 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. South of Town Square. 479-996-6357. Greenwoodarkansas.com Old Rock Gym – 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. The newly restored gym is used for community events and has a working classroom. 300 E. Gary St. 479-996-6357. Performing Arts Center – Over 1,000-seat auditorium features concerts, recitals, musical productions. 515 E. Gary St. 479-366-6410. Vineyard Cabin – Circa 1848 cabin was 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. Located near the Old Jail Museum, south side of Town Square. 479-996-6357. Greenwoodarkansas.com

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Bell Park – Located just off Greenwood’s North Main Street, the park has walking trails, plus a new rock promenade, disc golf and playgrounds. There are also covered picnic areas and 6,000-square-foot The Ed Wilkinson Community Pavilion featuring 10 full-glass garage doors that can be raised for an open-air atmosphere. An amphitheater features a natural stone stage. 479-996-6357.

HACKETT

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Deer Acres Zoo – Visitors can hand-feed and pet deer, llamas, goats, sheep, horses and donkeys. 916 Jenson Rd. 479-638-8787. Deeracreszoo.com/ (Closed for repairs May of 2012; reopening spring of 2013.)

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Evans Museum – Civil War, Desert Storm, Germany, Japanese, World War II memorabilia; dolls, Indian artifacts, toys; primitives, porcelain. 6335 N. Ark. 109. 479-963-3987.

MANSFIELD

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Chocoville Cabin – This circa 1825 log cabin served as a trading post by French traders and Choctaw Indians. It was used as a post office in 1852. The post office was relocated in 1887. Hwy. 96, 1.5 miles west of Mansfield. 479-928-5552.

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MORRILTON

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Barnyard Friends and Stables – Petting zoo, pony rides, goat milking, bottle- and hand-feeding

animals; horseback trail rides; pony and hayrides, 4-wheeler train rides. 110 Jones Lane. 501-208-7287. Barnyardfriends.net/ Depot Museum – 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. 501-354-4347. Mainstreetmorrilton.com/ Morrilton Historic District – 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. Church and Broadway Sts. 501-354-2393. Morrilton.com/pages/history tour, Mainstreetmorrilton.com/ Museum of Automobiles – A collection of 50 vintage vehicles dating from 1904 to 1967. Home to the only two Climber automobiles known to exist with the 1923 Climber Touring on display. Several annual car shows and swap meets held throughout the year, including the one on Father’s Day. Gift shop, museum exhibits. 8 Jones Lane, Petit Jean Mountain. 501-727-5427. Museumofautos.com Rialto Community Arts Center – Historic 1911 renovated movie theatre; features art gallery, concerts, community theatre, art classes, children’s camps and community meetings. 215 E. Broadway. 501-477-9955. Rialtoartscenter.com/ Winthrop Rockefeller Institute – Continues Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller’s legacy on Petit Jean Mountain as a center for thought leadership and a premier conference and education center. Its unique location, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and a variety of recreational activities make it a perfect venue to host a conference, meeting or retreat. With over 17,000 square feet of meeting space, including

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16 meeting and breakout rooms, state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and professionally trained on-site meeting managers, you can see why WRI has been named by readers of Arkansas Business as the 2011 Best Place for a Corporate Retreat. 1 Rockefeller Dr. 501-727-5435. Livethelegacy.org

OPPELO

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Oppelo Flea Market – 13,000 square feet of shopping with over 70 indoor booths. Eight miles south of I-40 on Ark. 9. 287 Hwy. 9 S. 501-354-2640.

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Lake Overcup – An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission property; one of Arkansas’s crappie hot spots; two wheelchair-accessible fishing piers available. North of Morrilton just off I-40. Tiny.cc/q3zqc Petit Jean State Park – Flagship of the state parks system. Encompasses 2,658 acres of rare natural beauty and features the spectacular 95-foot Cedar Falls, miles of trails, scenic overlooks, camping and cabins. Newly renovated Mather Lodge and Restaurant replaced 1960s-era dining room with a more rustic-style design, expanded kitchen, added 50-person conference room, relocated guest registration and constructed new swimming pool and public restrooms while preserving lodge’s original CCC and WPA work dating from the 1930s. Ark. 154 off Ark. 9. 501-727-5441. For cabin reservations, call 800-264-2462. PetitJeanStatePark.com

Byrd’s Adventure Center of the Ozarks Zip Line – 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. 7037 Cass Oark Rd. 479-667-4066. Byrdsadventurecenter.com Historic Downtown District – 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. A “pocket park,” Veterans Memorial Display and antique shops are all within walking distance. Ozark Area Depot Museum – Housed in the 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. 103 E. River St. 479-667-5015. Ozark Bridge – Spans the Arkansas River as Scenic Ark. 23; the structure is 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. Ozarkchamberofcommerce.com Ozark History Mural – 56-foot sand-carved mural history storyboard of Ozark’s riparian and agrarian past on display at 601 W. Commercial St. 479-667-2181.

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Mulberry River – Designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 1992. The 70-mile river, rated Class II-IV during the spring for canoeing and kayaking, is one of the state’s wildest rivers. Much of the river is within the 1.2-million-acre Ozark National Forest. A great choice for exploring, multi-species angling, swimming and wading. Several public campgrounds are along its course. 479-964-7236. Tiny.cc/0c1ti Shores Lake Recreation Area – 82-acre Ozark National Forest lake with swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking; fully accessible site; access to Ozark Highlands Trail. Ark. 215 N. 479-667-2191. Tiny.cc/pm7eo White Rock Mountain Recreation Area – Ozark National Forest north of Shores Lake, Ark. 215 N. Rugged scenery, cabins, lodge, camping, nature trail, picnic area, restrooms. 479-667-2191. Tiny.cc/ h2s53. For lodging reservations, call 479-369-4128. Whiterockmountain.com R I V E R VA L L E Y R EG I O N

Aux Arc Park – On the Arkansas River with 88 well-maintained, tree-shaded RV sites and several tent campsites with easy access to Ozark Lake. One of the most beautiful parks in the state, it has a playground, picnic shelters, boat launching ramp, convenience facilities and gorgeous views of downtown Ozark across the river and the nightlighted river bridge. Reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or Recreation.gov Mulberry River – See listing under Mulberry. Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail – Stretches 165 miles from Lake Fort Smith State Park to the Buffalo National River; passes through several public campgrounds; one of the longest, most beautiful hiking trails in the country. Local access point is along Scenic Hwy. 23 N. (The Pig Trail). Ozarkhighlandstrail.com Ozark Lake – Formed by the Ozark Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam in 1969 on a sweeping bend in the Arkansas River, both the lake and neighboring town got their name from the French – “Aux Arc” (pronounced Ozark) meaning the Big Bend. The sur-

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rounding public land is designated a State Wildlife Management Area. Containing about 10,600 acres of water, Ozark Lake provides exceptional recreational adventure and outdoor fun within its 173-mile shoreline. Multi-species fishing is good year round. Recreational facilities found nearby include picnic and camping amenities, RV Park, boat ramps, hiking trails, playground equipment and overlook pavilion. 479-968-5008. Swl.usace.army.mil/parks/ozark/ Reed Mountain Park, Dam Overlook and River Bluff Nature Trail – Magnificent view of Jetta-Taylor Lock and Dam, the Arkansas River and surrounding area from a strategically placed pavilion. River Bluff Nature Trail is an .875-mile trail beginning atop a high bluff winding down to the base. Playground, bathroom facilities, picnic pavilion, tables, grills. 479-968-5008, 800-951-2525. Swl.usace.army.mil/ parks/ozark/recreation.htm

ister. Call for hours of operation and group tours for live re-enactments of 1870s-era hangings at the only functional hanging gallows in the U.S. 204 N. Vine St. 479-963-3936.

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Cove Lake Recreation Area – 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. Just off Ark. 309 in the Ozark National Forest. 479-963-3076. Tiny.cc/c13d3

PARIS

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Arkansas Historic Wine Museum – 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 complete state. 101 N. Carbon City Rd. 479-963-3990. Cowiewinecellars.com

Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards, Paris Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards – Small family-owned winery features tours, tastings, award-winning wines. 101 N. Carbon City Rd. 479-963-3990. Cowiewinecellars.com Logan County Coal Miners Memorial and Museum – Located on South Elm, the memorial honors the 3,000 miners who worked in Logan County between 1880 and 1955 with history and exhibits, including working blacksmith shop. Group tours and demonstrations by appointment. Ark 109/309. 479-438-0937, 479-438-1296. Coalmemorial-paris-ar.com. Logan County Museum – Housed in the old jail where the last legally sanctioned hanging in the state took place in 1914; listed on the National Reg-

Cabin at Mount Magazine State Park, Paris Lonesome D Horse Camp – 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. East of Paris off Ark. 22. 776 Cravens Lane. 479-938-2899. Lonesomed.com/ Mount Magazine State Park – 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. Ark. 309. 479-963-8502. Lodge and cabin reservations: 877-665-6343. MountMagazineStatePark.com Shoal Bay and Paris City Lake – Local favorites for fishing, camping and water recreation. Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp – 15 family camping sites with outdoor shower; official trailhead for the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail; no water or electricity. Sorghum Hollow Road off Ark. 22. 479-964-7200. Tiny.cc/dbszi

PELSOR

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Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area – 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. 479-284-3150. Fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/ haw_creek.html Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area – 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. Tiny.cc/hoin1

RUSSELLVILLE

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Heifer Ranch, Perryville

PERRYVILLE

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Heifer Ranch – An inspiring learning center and demonstration farm featuring the Global Village – a collection of international homes modeling many of the countries in which Heifer works. Tours and multinight programs provide participants a first-hand look at the challenges surrounding hunger and poverty. Purchase unique gifts at Shop@Heifer. Off Ark.9. 55 Heifer Rd. 501-889-5124. Perry County Historical Museum – 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; features treasures from Perry County’s past. 408 Main St. Perrycountyareachamber.org/perry-county/history/

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center – Visual arts displays by well-known and local artists; variety of classes; on-site gift shop, occasional theatre performances and concerts. 1001 E. B St. 479-968-2452. Arvartscenter.org/ Arkansas River Visitor Center – “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. 1598 Lock and Dam Rd. 479-968-5008. Tiny.cc/3an6t Arkansas Tech Museum – Exhibits on the 1909 establishment of the 2nd District Agricultural High School, its growth to Arkansas Tech University, and the stories of the people and partners that make up that history. ATU Campus in historic Techionery Building. 1502 N. El Paso St. 479-964-0826. Atu.edu/museum/ Historic Missouri-Pacific Depot – Built in 1916, rehabilitated train station is listed in 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, in addition to serving as home base for a number of festivals and public events. 320 W. C St. 479-967-1437. Mainstreetrussellville.com

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Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary – 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. Ark. 326 off Scenic 7 Byway. 479-968-5008. Tiny.cc/c02da

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Flatside Wilderness Area – Almost 10,000 acres of wilderness with small creeks, panoramic views, rugged terrain; includes 10 miles of the Ouachita National Recreation Trail. South of Perryville off Ark. 9. 501-321-5202. Tiny.cc/gpeo1 Lake Sylvia Recreation Area – 18-acre lake that has a swimming area, campsites, trails (including a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail), access to the Ouachita National Recreation Trail; picnic sites; fishing. Ark. 324, off Ark. 9. 501-889-5176. Tiny.cc/72rya

POTTSVILLE

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Potts Inn Museum – One of the best preserved stagecoach stations on the 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. Ark. 247. 25 E. Ash St. 479-968-8369, 479-968-1877. Pottsinnmuseum.com R I V E R VA L L E Y R EG I O N

Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Lake Dardanelle State Park – Two separate locations on this 34,000-acre lake which boasts some of the state’s best bass fishing; facilities include a 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. 100 State Park Dr. 479-967-5516.

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Antiquing in Van Buren ArkansasStateParks.com/lakedardanelle Old Post Mountain Bike Trail – 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. Near Russellville. Americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails/

SUBIACO

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Academy and Coury House Retreat Center – 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. 405 N. Subiaco Ave. 479-934-1000. Subi.org

VAN BUREN

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Albert Pike School – One-room building in which Albert Pike taught in 1832. Interpretive markers tell the story of the unique little building. The restored structure now stands on the courthouse lawn. 300 Main St. Exploresouthernhistory.com/ pikeschoolhouse Arkansas and Missouri Railroad – Scenic rail excursions through the Boston Mountains. Restored passenger cars travel over high trestles and through 1882 Winslow tunnel. Three regular excursions: Springdale to Van Buren, Van Buren to Winslow and

Fort Smith to Winslow. Special events throughout the year. Private charters and group discounts available. 813 Main. 800-687-8600. Amrailroad.com/ Center for Art and Education – Housed in the circa 1912 St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the center offers shows, workshops, art classes for adults and children, special events. 104 N. 13th St. 479-474-7767. Art-ed.org Crawford County Courthouse – 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. 300 Main St. 479-474-1312. Crawford-county.org/ King Opera House – 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. 427 Main St. 479-474-2426. Vanburen.org/ king_opera.php Mount Olive United Methodist Church – Built in 1889 by emancipated slaves; driving tour only. Knox and Lafayette Sts. Old Frisco Depot – 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. 813 Main St. 800-332-5889. Vanburen.org UAFS Drennen-Scott Historical Site – Overlooking the Arkansas River in Van Buren, the original home of Revolutionary War descendant John Drennen and

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his family is now a museum and “working laboratory” for university students as they re-create the century-and-a-half-old home. The historic structure is linked to the Trail of Tears, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. 221 N. 3rd. 479-262-6020. Vanburen.org/drennen_scott.php Van Buren Downtown Historic District – Six blocks of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and historical attractions located along a beautifully restored Victorian Main Street. Three of the more notable structures are the Crawford County Bank Building, Crawford County Courthouse and Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. 800-332-5889. Vanburen.org

WIEDERKEHR VILLAGE GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Neumeier Winery – A new addition to Arkansas Wine Country, Neumeier’s is best known for its uniquely dry muscadine wine. Located high atop Saint Mary’s Mountain, it offers free tours and tastings by appointment only. Custom pottery by a master artisan is formed and fired on-site. 3406 Hwy. 186. 479-209-1224. Wiederkehr Wine Cellars – Swiss-German heritage, tours and wine tastings, gift shop; family owned and operated since 1880. Weinkeller Restaurant is housed in original hand-dug 1880 wine cellar and features continental cuisine. 3324 Swiss Family Dr. 479-468-WINE, 800-622-WINE. Wiederkehrwines.com

THROUGHOUT REGION OUTDOOR RECREATION

Arkansas River – 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. There are numerous public use areas. 501-324-5551. Tiny.cc/1azsb National Scenic 7 Byway – 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. Byways.org/explore/byways/2155/ Scenic Drives – 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 its junction with 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). Arkansas Scenic 71 Byway travels north of the Arkansas River through the Boston Mountain range. Byways.org/explore/states/AR/ Trails – The Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail and numerous other trails are found in the River Valley. Check the Arkansas Adventure Guide for detailed information.

Fort Smith, Arkansas.

A Star On The Border!

Miss Laura’s Visitors Center

2 North B St., Fort Smith AR 72901 800-637-1477 • 479-783-8888 tourism@fortsmith.org www.fortsmith.org

Your Journey Starts Here.

• 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 (479) 783-3111 www.visitwestarkansas.com

Van Buren

Truly Historic.Truly Alive. Arkansas reveals her inner beauty from the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad’s route through the bluffs and valleys of the Boston Mountains. Impeccably restored and polished, the passenger train is a ride back in time and a journey forward as the wonders of Ozark wildlife and 1920s opulence merge during this two-hour excursion.

Historic Drennen-Scott House 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. Now Open - The Historic Drennen-Scott House, 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. (Presented by UAFS)

1-800-332-5889 • www.vanburen.org

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ARKANSAS’ OLDEST AND MOST AWARD-WINNING WINERY

Award-winning cuisine Swiss Family Vineyards Free Cellar Tours & Wine Tasting at 10 a.m. www.wiederkehrwines.com 800-622-WINE • Exit 41 on I-40

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Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce

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• Mount Magazine, Mount Nebo, Petit Jean Mountain, Lake Dardanelle State Parks • Ozark & Ouachita National Forests • Lake Dardanelle & Arkansas River

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Russellville Tourism & Visitors Center

Paid for with a combination of state funds and private regional association funds.

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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,

15 mi. southwest of Morrilton, Ark., via Ark. 9 & 154 Near Petit Jean State Park

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Petit Jean Mountain 8 Jones Lane Morrilton, AR 72110 (501) 727-5427 159

One of Arkansas’s four state park lodges.

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At 2,753 feet, Mount Magazine is at the height of vacationing in Arkansas – literally. The luxurious Lodge at Mount Magazine offers sweeping views of the Petit Jean River Valley, plus world-class accommodations, classic Southern cuisine, an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, access to outdoor adventures and more.

1-877-665-6343 • MountMagazineStatePark.com

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at our mountain hideaway resort nestled in pristine wilderness atop Petit Jean Mountain. • Historically-themed log cabins • Great for families, reunions and retreats • Hammocks, fireplaces, porch swings and antiques • Security gate • Pool nearby • Conference room for up to 75 people • Mini-golf, horseshoes, basketball, fishing pond and hiking trail • Near Petit Jean State Park, Museum of Automobiles and Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Reserve two nights and receive the third night at half price. Reserve three nights and receive the 4th night free. Must mention this ad and offer when making reservations. Excludes holidays. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Some restrictions apply. Call for details.

144 Tanyard Springs Road • Morrilton, AR 72110

501-727-5200 • 1-888-826-9273 www.tanyardsprings.com

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Located in the heart of Arkansas, the capital city of Little Rock is one of the state’s top destinations. In downtown Little Rock, the vibrant River Market district boasts museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and music venues. It is also home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, as well as the global headquarters for Heifer International. Across the river, North Little Rock’s Argenta district has an arts and cultural scene of its own. Connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock, the Arkansas River Trail offers outdoor fun in an urban setting with more than 15 miles of paved trails.

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BAUXITE

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Bauxite Museum – Separate rooms in a 75-yearold 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. 6707 Benton Rd. 501-557-9858. Arkansasties.com/Saline/BauxiteMuseum.htm

BENTON

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in town, built in 1853. Also includes Pilgrims Rest Church which has its origins in the 1860s-1880s; the DeTonti Post Office, built in 1940; and an old covered well. 503 N. Main St. 501-315-8272, 501-778-3770.

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Saline River – The last major undammed stream in the entire Ouachita Mountain drainage; 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 rental available.

CABOT Gann Museum of Saline County – The only GENERAL ATTRACTIONS known structure in the world built of Bauxite. BMX Bike Track – A 1,150-foot track with Exhibits include Niloak pottery, originally developed monster asphalt turns. Willie Ray Dr. 501-230-4292. in Benton; Quapaw and Caddo Indian artifacts; Cabot Community Pond – Five acres stocked with an area devoted to the aluminum era of Saline catfish and rainbow trout. A Kids Fishing Derby is County, the Civil War, World War I and World War held in May. Off Campground Rd. 501-605-1506. II. 218 S. Market. 501-778-5513. Angelfire.com/ar3/ Cabot Community Theatre and Center Stage gannmuseum/ Playhouse – Dramatic, musical and dinner theatre Royal Theatre – Old movie house that has been productions, theatrical workshops for children. restored; now used for live productions by The 204 N. First St. Cabotcommunitytheatre.org/ Royal Players. 111 S. Market. 501-315-5483. Cabot Skate Park – 8,000-square-foot outdoor Theroyalplayers.com/ facility includes seven ramps for skateboarders Shoppach House Historic Park – Centerpiece is and roller bladers. Located at the Veteran’s Park the Shoppach House, the oldest standing structure Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings 165

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Community Center. 508 N. Lincoln. 501-605-1506. Cabotparks.com/ Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery – Historic monument to unknown Texas and Arkansas Confederate soldiers; site of a mass grave with as many as 1,500 soldiers who died of various diseases; one of a small number of all-Confederate cemeteries in Arkansas; listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Off Ark. 321 four miles southeast of town. The Fun Factory – Over 10,000 square feet of supervised fun with seven huge inflatable play and jump areas; three private party rooms. 209 N. 10th St. 501-843-3861. Funfactoryofcabot.com/

CONWAY

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Baum Gallery of Fine Art – Educational art museum featuring national and international touring exhibitions, juried student and faculty shows. 201 Donaghey Ave. 501-450-5793. Uca.edu/art/baum/ Conway Symphony Orchestra – Professional orchestra performing masterworks and undiscovered musical gems; holiday, children’s and park concerts. Performances held in Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas campus. 501-269-1066. Conwaysymphony.org

UCA Public Appearances Series at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway

village gets its unique name from the legend of a German immigrant, who while crossing the creek overturned his load of pickles in the creek. The Pickle Barrel Fudge Factory, Native American Store, Mack’s Knife Shop and Bull Pen, Precious Memories Antiques, Arkansas Cherokee Nation home office, Pickles Gap Café, rides and petting zoo for kids. 315 Hwy. 65 N. 501-327-8049. Picklesgap.com Silver Moon Cinema – Movies under the stars with an outdoor 32’ X 24’ inflatable screen features monthly showings; concessions available; $1 admission donation goes to local charities. The Village at Hendrix. Conwayparks.com/Silver%20Moon%20 Cinema.html UCA Public Appearances – World-class roster of artistic, entertainment and educational events. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas campus. 501-450-3265. Toll-Free in Arkansas: 1-866-810-0012. Uca.edu/publicappearances/

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Arkansas River – Great bass, crappie, catfish and bream fishing; Old Ferry Landing Park, Toad Suck Ferry Pool or Cadron Settlement Park public access parks. 501-329-2986. Corpslakes.usace.army.mil/ visitors/projects.cfm?Id=M400748 Beaverfork Lake – Swimming, boating, fishing, boat launch ramp; picnic tables, two pavilions; large accessible fishing dock; sand volleyball courts, concession, softball field. 20 Kinley Dr. 501-450-6117. Conwayparks.com/Beaverfork.html Cadron Settlement Park – National Historic Site on the Arkansas River offers boat launching ramp, picnic areas, pavilion; Blockhouse restoration, historical markers, Cherokee Trail of Tears Memorial Hike. Five miles west of Conway via U.S. 64, two miles south on Ark. 319. 6200 Hwy. 319. 501-329-2986. Swl.usace.army.mil/parks/toadsuck/recreation.htm City Parks – 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. 501-450-6186. Conwayparks.com/ Lake Conway – The largest man-made Game and Fish Lake in the U.S., covers approximately 6,700 acres. Popular for catfish, bream and bass fishing. Tiny.cc/g16fa North Cadron Creek – See listing under Greenbrier. Toad Suck Park – Includes boat ramp, picnic areas, pavilions, playground, campsites. 6298 Ark. 60 W. 501-329-2986. Swl.usace.army.mil/parks/ toadsuck/parks.htm

Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall – Stateof-the-art performing arts auditorium used for orchestral concerts, theatrical performances and lectures. University of Central Arkansas campus. 501-852-8292. Cms.uca.edu:8080/public appearances/aboutreynolds.php Faulkner County Museum – Preserves the history of Conway and Faulkner County; exhibits include historic and modern crafts, equipment, photographs DES ARC and more. Housed in historic 1869 County Jail on GENERAL ATTRACTIONS Faulkner County courthouse grounds. 801 Locust Lower White River Museum State Park – Ave. 501-329-5918. Faulknerhistory.com/museum/ Interprets the history of the White River and the The Lantern Theatre – In the heart of downtown impact it had on area residents; emphasis is on the Conway, the Lantern Theatre is home to productions lower White from 1831-1931. Located next door put on by the Conway Community Arts Association. is a county-owned, reconstructed late 1800s On average, three shows a year are performed. dogtrot log cabin with outbuildings. 2009 W. Main. 1021 Van Ronkle. 501-733-6220. Conwayarts.org 870-256-3711. ArkansasStateParks.com/lower Pickles Gap Village – Ozark foothills shopping whiterivermuseum/ CE N T R A L R EG I O N 166

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Lake Des Arc – A 320-acre public Arkansas Game and Fish Commission lake with primitive and paid campsites, electrical hookups; hunting, fishing, bird watching; accessible fishing pier. Five miles north of Des Arc on Ark. 11. 877-734-4581. Agfc.com/ resources/fishingMaps/DesArc.pdf River Front Park – Public boat ramp provides access to the White River; playground, picnic spaces, pavilion and a paved walking trail. White River – Accessible for fishing at River Front Park, a few hundred feet from the end of Main Street.

ever produced. 100 Veterans Cir. 501-241-1943. Jaxmilitarymuseum.org Little Rock Air Force Base – World’s largest training and maintenance facility for C-130 and C-130J aircraft. Group tours available; biennial air show open to the public. U.S. 67-167. 501-987-3602. Littlerock.af.mil/

GREENBRIER

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Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary – Non-profit facility dedicated to the preservation of elephants. Visitors Day held the first Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Special Elephant Experience Weekends available. Ark. 25 off U.S. 65 N. 501-589-3291. Elephantsanctuary.org

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North Cadron Creek – A favorite central Arkansas float stream features unexpected bluffs, pinnacles and caves; upper stretches have whitewater certain times of the year; also offers largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, flathead catfish. U.S. 65 N. Arkansas.com/outdoors/canoeing-rafting-kayaking/ cadron-creek.aspx Woolly Hollow State Park – 40-acre Lake Bennett offers swimming; fishing; boating; camping; historic Woolly Cabin, log home of the area’s first settlers; interpretive programs; hiking. 82 Woolly Hollow Rd. 501-679-2098. ArkansasStateParks.com/ woollyhollow/

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Wattensaw Bayou Water Trail – An Arkansas Water Trail; total length of 7.8 miles divided into two sections: 3.5 miles and 4.3 miles; offers views of habitat diversity. 501-223-6473. Agfc.com/resources/ wildlifeviewing/wattensaw-watertrailmap.pdf Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area – Primitive campsites, three retriever trial areas, 28 target archery ranges, concrete launch ramp. Hardwood forests attract deer and waterfowl hunters; a number of small ponds offer excellent fishing. 877-734-4581. Agfc.com/hunting/Pages/ wmaDetails.aspx?show=433

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Jacksonville Military History Museum – 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; the Mighty-Mite, smallest jeep

Jacksonville Military History Museum, Jacksonville Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park – 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. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places; an official Trail of Tears site. Ark. 161 at Bayou Meto Creek. 501-241-1943. Reedsbridgebattlefield.com/

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Bayou Meto Urban Canoe Trail – Two-mile shaded waterway provides canoers and kayakers a view not seen from any other location, including large cypress trees, beaver dams and a profusion of wildlife. Ramps are located at Dupree Park and Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park. City Parks – Twelve parks with playgrounds and picnic/festival pavilions, sports fields, dog park, two lakes, soccer complex, paved walking trail, indoor recreation facility with fitness equipment, indoor pool, basketball and racquetball courts, banquet rooms. Aquatics Park. 501-982-4171. Cityofjacksonville.net Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area – Over 6,000-acre Arkansas Game and Fish reserve which contains Lake Pickthorne, an excellent bass fishing impoundment. 877-734-4581. Agfc.com/ hunting/Pages/wmaDetails.aspx?show=340 Recycling Education Park – Environmental center designed as a field trip destination for grades K-5, but appeals to everyone; emphasis is on materials that can be recycled at home or school; 11 education stations, a pavilion, picnic tables, barbecue, hopscotch, “Kid” tic-tac-toe, volleyball, Around Nine Frisbee Golf. 1300 Marshall Rd. 501-982-0686.

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repaired and restored; authorized dealer of Aladdin lamps; some antique lighting fixtures for sale. 326 Main St. 501-842-2423 Historic Downtown Keo – Commercial district listed on the National Register of Historic Places; 1900-1961 commercial center of cotton-growing community; Main and Fleming streets and Ark. 232. Lisa’s – Unique shopping and gift items. 4555 U.S. 165. 501-842-2459. Morris Antiques – 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 eight large buildings that comprise the store. Items include dining tables, bed sets, armoires, desks, bookcases, lamp tables, dressers, chests, nightstands, hall trees, étagères and chairs. 306 Ark. 232 W. 501-842-3531. Morrisantiques.com Nut House – Cracks, packages and ships pecans all over the U.S. Main Street. 501-842-2721. Old Gin Antiques – Old cotton gin now houses an antique store; furniture repairs, woodwork; concrete lawn ornaments and statues for sale. 18 Ark. 232. 501-842-3219. Veteran’s Park – Honors past, present and future veterans from the community; benches, memorial monuments. Ark. 232 and Pine St.

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Arkansas Arts Center – View the international collection of art and special exhibitions; live theatre performances created just for family audiences; lectures, films, poetry slams and family festivals; the Museum Shop features works by notable artisans; lunch at Best Impressions Restaurant. 9th and Commerce. 501-372-4000. Arkarts.com Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Walk – 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. West Markham Street. Arkansas Festival Ballet – Dance company; partners with other performing arts groups in the CE N T R A L R EG I O N

state; seasonal performances. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Rd. Breckenridge Village. 501-227-5320. Arkansasdance.org/ Arkansas Governor’s Mansion – Eleven of Arkansas’s governors and their families have lived here, each adding to the home’s heritage. Each heirloom, painting and architectural feature adds to the history. Tours available by appointment. 1800 Center St. 501-324-9805. Arkansasgovernorsmansion.com/ Arkansas Museum of Discovery – Arkansas’s science, technology, math and engineering center. Interact with nearly 90 hands-on exhibits, centered on physical, health and earth sciences. Discover the science of having fun. 500 President Clinton Ave. 501-396-7050. Museumofdiscovery.org Arkansas Repertory Theatre – Renovated building houses a professional repertory theatre featuring world and regional premieres along with wellknown productions. 601 Main St. 501-378-0405, 866-6THEREP. Therep.org Arkansas Skatium – Roller skating, ice-skating, broomball, hockey, pro shop. 1311 S. Bowman Rd. 501-227-4333. Arkansasskatium.com Arkansas State Capitol – Constructed between 1899 and 1911, this Neoclassical building has provided a century of service since the legislature first met in the unfinished structure in 1911; features Arkansas granite, plus six bronze doors and three chandeliers crafted by Tiffany’s of New York. Guided or audio tours available. Woodlane and Capitol Ave. 501-682-5080. Sos.arkansas.gov/tours.html Arkansas State Capitol Grounds Monuments – See “Testament” honoring the Little Rock Nine, 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. Many native trees and ornamental landscaping. Self-guided tours available. Woodlane and Capitol Ave. 501-682-5080. Sos.arkansas.gov/grounds.html Arkansas Studies Institute – State’s largest free-standing facility dedicated to study of Arkansas; the history, people, places and events; research resources include papers of seven Arkansas governors and renowned author Dee Brown, several hundred additional 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. The Butler Center has a gift shop featuring works of Arkansas artists. 401 President Clinton Ave. 501-320-5700. Arstudies.org/ Arkansas Symphony Orchestra – The finest in classics, pops, symphonic or chamber music with renowned guest artists. Robinson Center Music Hall, W. Markham and Broadway. 501-666-1761. Arkansassymphony.org Art Along the River – Located from Riverfront Park to the Clinton Presidential Library, these artworks are inspired by the themes of President

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Clinton’s acceptance speech at the 1996 Democratic convention. They include “Touch the Sky,” “Eagle of the Rock” and “Harriet Tubman.” Ballet Arkansas – Professional dance company presents several performances annually including the popular “Nutcracker” in December. Robinson Center Music Hall. W. Markham and Broadway. 501-223-5150. Balletarkansas.org/

Covers the 1957 events that took place at Central High School and its role in the greater civil rights movements in the U.S., audio-visual and interactive programs, bookstore. The former visitor center, a restored Mobil Service Station, used for special programs. 2120 Daisy Bates Dr. 501-374-1957. Nps.gov/chsc Central High School National Historic Site – A major U.S. civil rights landmark, the only functioning high school to be located within the boundaries of a national historic site. The first African-American students – 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. Commemorative Garden. Guided group tours by reservation. 2120 Daisy Bates Dr. 501-374-1957. Nps.gov/chsc Chenal 9 IMAX – Shows both Hollywood features and documentaries in a 3D auditorium with stadium seating and digital sound. 17825 Chenal Parkway. 501-821-2616. Dtmovies.com/

The Capital Hotel, Little Rock Barton Coliseum and State Fairgrounds Complex – Multi-purpose arena hosts traveling circuses, music, rodeos, extreme sports, horse and livestock shows. Home to the Arkansas State Fair each Oct. Other facilities used for outlet sales, gun and knife expos, flea markets, car shows. 2600 Howard St. 501-372-8341. Arkansasstatefair.com/ Barton Rock and Roll Museum – A history of the different rock bands who have performed in Little Rock’s Barton Coliseum over the years. Call 501-372-8341 for a personal tour. Located on the Arkansas State Fairgrounds. 2600 Howard St. Arkansasstatefair.com Capital Hotel – 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. 111 W. Markham St. 501-374-7474. Capitalhotel.com Celebrity Attractions – Presents and produces major theatrical, musical and family entertainment across the Midwest; brings nationally touring Broadway seasons each year to Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall. 501-244-8800. Celebrityattractions.com Central Arkansas Nature Center – Exhibits and programs highlight the role of fish and wildlife management in an urban setting; watchable wildlife opportunities; Bill Clark Wetland boardwalk nearby; located in Little Rock’s Riverfront Park overlooking the Arkansas River. 602 President Clinton Ave. 501-907-0636. Centralarkansasnaturecenter.com/ Central High Museum and Visitors Center –

Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock Community Theatre of Little Rock – Has been presenting theatrical productions ranging from comedy to drama for more than 50 years; staffed solely by volunteers; open auditions. 616 Center St. 501-410-2283. Ctlr-act.org Curran Hall Visitor Information Center – Little Rock’s Visitor Information Center is 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 Capital City. 615 E. Capitol Ave. 501-371-0076. Quapaw.com Daisy Bates Home – 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 tour only. 1207 W. 28th. Nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/ak2.htm

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Diamond Bear Brewery – Produces beers in the time-honored traditional methods of European brewers, using only two-row malted barley, hops and yeast plus Arkansas water. 323C Cross St. 501-708-2739. diamondbearbrewing@diamond bear.com. Diamondbear.com

Heifer Village, Little Rock EMOBA – The Museum of Black Arkansans and Performing Arts has exhibits on prominent Black Arkansans and the African-American experience. Tours available by reservation; call for hours of operation. Special events scheduled throughout the year including the Haunted Cathedral in October. 1208 Louisiana St. 501-372-0018. Emoba.org Empress of Little Rock – 1888 Hornibrook Mansion described by the National Register of Historic Places as best example of ornate Victorian architecture in Arkansas and most important existing example of Gothic Queen Anne style regionally; constructed entirely of Arkansas materials. Drop-in tours Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; group tours with prior notice. High Tea on Sundays by reservation. 2120 Louisiana. 501-374-7966. Theempress.com Farmers Market – A downtown shopping experience since 1974; housed in River Market’s outdoor open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park; filled with farmers selling fresh produce, locally prepared food, a variety of arts and craft vendors; open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues. and Sat., May through October. Rivermarket.info H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden – This 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. Markham and Louisiana. Ataonline.com Haunted Tours of Little Rock – Board the funeral car and travel to haunted places throughout Little Rock’s Historic Quapaw Quarter and North Little Rock’s Argenta Historic District. Stops include Mount Holly Cemetery, several area houses known to be haunted, as well as government buildings CE N T R A L R EG I O N

and museums. 501-681-3857. Hauntedtours oflittlerock.com Heifer Village – Groups of nine or less can drop in to explore interactive exhibits to learn about the people and the places where Heifer International is working to end hunger and poverty. Also on the property are urban gardens; dine in Café@Heifer and purchase unique gifts at Shop@Heifer. 1 World Ave. 501-907-8800. Heifer.org/heifervillage Historic Arkansas Museum – Territorial Arkansas is preserved in this acclaimed restoration of 19thcentury Little Rock homes including the city’s oldest building, the 1827 Hinderliter Tavern. Meet characters from the past or see pioneer demonstrations on the historic grounds. One of the country’s best Bowie Knife collections, children’s gallery, contemporary art gallery; Arkansas crafts store; seasonal special events. 3rd and Scott Sts. 501-324-9351. HistoricArkansas.org La Petite Roche Plaza – Area in Riverfront Park that surrounds the Capital City’s namesake – the little rock; includes an accessible walking bridge connecting the park and the Junction Bridge, plus a plaza with interpretive graphics explaining the significance of “la petite roche.” Little Rock Campaign Civil War Marker – Marks 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. Riverfront Park.

River Rail Trolley, Little Rock Little Rock Carriage Company – Provides fun-filled carriage ride pulled by American Belgian draft horses, some of the largest in the state; includes a visit to the Downtown Stables and gift shop. 1400 E. 6th St. 501-372-8449. Littlerockcarriagecompany.com/ Little Rock Climbing Center – Indoor rock climbing gym has over 4,000 square feet of climbable terrain for beginners and seasoned pros; 27 belay stations, overhangs, slabs, roofs and arêtes, lead climbing area, bouldering cave, climbing courses. 12120 Colonel Glenn Rd., #7000. 501-227-9500.

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Littlerockclimbingcenter.com. Little Rock Tours – Guided tours of and charter service for Little Rock and Hot Springs; various tours available. 501-868-7287, 800-933-3836. Littlerocktours.com

Little Rock Zoo, Little Rock Little Rock Zoo – New Cheetah Outpost and Penguin Pointe, historic Over the Jumps Carousel, Wild Wonders Animal Show, Lorikeet Landing interactive exhibit, Café Africa, Safari Trader Gift Shop; over 750 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at the nationally accredited facility; train rides. One Zoo Dr., War Memorial Park. 501-666-2406. Littlerockzoo.com MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History – 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. 503 E. 9th. 501-376-4602. Arkmilitaryheritage.com, Arkansaskoreanwarmemorial.com Mosaic Templars Cultural Center – 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; features interactive exhibits about black achievement in business, politics and the arts. 501 W. Ninth St. 501-683-3593. Mosaictemplarscenter.com/ Mount Holly Cemetery – Some of the state’s most prominent people are buried here, including political figures, business leaders and Confederate generals. Included on the National Register, this cemetery has been called “The Westminster of Arkansas.” 12th and Broadway. Mountholly cemetery.com/ Movies in the Park – Free evening movies are shown outdoors in Riverfront Park during summer months. Check Web site for schedule. Moviesintheparklr.net/ Murry’s Dinner Playhouse – Extensive buffet combined with professional theatre: Broadway

musicals, comedies and solo performances. 6323 Colonel Glenn Rd. 501-562-3131. Murrysdinnerplayhouse.com National Cemetery – Over 22,000 graves of veterans from Civil War to present; the land was originally the site of a Union encampment during the Civil War. 2523 Confederate Blvd. 501-324-6401. Cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/littlerock.asp Old State House Museum – One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country, it is the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi; built in 1836. Now a museum of Arkansas history featuring permanent and changing exhibits and restored legislative chambers. 300 W. Markham. 501-324-9685. Oldstatehouse.com Playtime Pizza – Two-story game arcade with over 140 video, interactive games, indoor go-kart track, indoor bumper cars, black-light laser tag arena, black-light mini-golf course, mini-bowling; pizza buffet. 600 Col. Glenn Plaza Loop. 501-227-7529. Playtimepizza.com

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock Political History Audio Tour – Downloadable Arkansas Political History walking tour of 23 locations throughout historic downtown Little Rock; look for sidewalk numbered decals that correspond with the audio file; explore ambitious 19th-century adventurers, Native American, Fighting Alley and Hell’s Half-Acre judges, legislators, mayors. Littlerock.com/audiotour Quapaw Quarter – 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, MacArthur Park. Walking and driving tours available at Curran Hall. 615 E. Capitol Ave. 501-371-0075. Quapaw.com Refined Ale Brewery – The first black-owned brewery in Arkansas offers Refined 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.

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William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock 2221 Cedar St. 501-280-0556. Refinedale.com River Market – Formerly a nearly abandoned warehouse district, this high-energy area of downtown Little Rock is now filled with restaurants, galleries, bars, museums and seasonal farmers market. President Clinton Ave. 501-375-2552. Rivermarket.info/ River Rail Trolley – Replicas of vintage trolleys provide transportation between downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Attractions serviced include Verizon Arena, the River Market District, hotels and restaurants; a spur provides access to Clinton Presidential Center and Heifer Intl. 501-375-6717. Cat.org/rrail/ Robinson Center Music Hall – Performing arts center; home of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Attractions national touring Broadway productions and Ballet Arkansas. W. Markham and Broadway. 501-376-4781. Littlerock.com Rock Town Distillery – The state’s first legal liquor production distillery since Prohibition. The business uses Arkansas-grown grains, corn, fruits and vegetables for the Brandon’s Bourbon, Vodka and Gin it produces. Tasting tours are offered at the factory. 1216 E. 6th. Rocktowndistillery.com 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. Statehouse Convention Center – Approximately 220,000 square feet of public, meeting and exhibit space. Within walking distance of hotels and the River Market. W. Markham and Main Sts. 501-376-4781, 800-844-4781. Littlerockmeetings.com CE N T R A L R EG I O N

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Fine Arts Galleries – Exhibitions of local, regional, national and international origin. 2801 S. University. 501-569-8977. Ualr.edu/art/index.php/ home/gallery/ Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden – Showcases a collection of small sculptures and features natural terraces and walkways in Riverfront Park; space for receptions, weddings and other events or enjoy the sculptures in solitude; located east of The Peabody Little Rock. War Memorial Stadium – Built as a memorial to Arkansas war veterans, this 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. W. Markham and Van Buren. 501-663-0775. Wmstadium.com/ Weekend Theatre – Community group-staged, year-round productions of avant-garde, experimental and standard plays. 1001 W. 7th. 501-374-3761. Weekendtheater.org/ Wildwood Park – 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; admission fees apply during festival weekends. Call to schedule a garden tour. 20919 Denny Rd. 501-821-7275. Wildwoodpark.org William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park – Contains the largest collection of presidential papers and artifacts in U.S. history; includes authentic replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room; 42 restaurant; nationally known speakers, traveling exhibits. University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in the renovated 1899 Choctaw Station is on the grounds. 1200 E. President Clinton

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Arkansas River – Bass, crappie and catfish flourish in this major mid-America fishery. Launching ramps and campsites at a number of Corps of Engineers public use areas. 501-324-5551. Swl.usace.army.mil/navigation/mckarns.html Arkansas River Trail – Over 17 miles of trail have been completed and when finished, the 24-mile trail system will go from downtown Little Rock to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and from downtown North Little Rock to Cook’s Landing on the Arkansas River. A 14-mile loop has been created by connecting the Big Dam Bridge in west Little Rock to the downtown Junction Bridge. Rivertrail.org Big Dam Bridge – 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. 501-340-6800. Bigdambridge.com/ Chief Whitehorse Riding Stable – Offers an hour ride through the Nowlin and Little Maumelle rivers of Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Shady, wooded trail with Rattler Ridge and Pinnacle Mountain in the background. 11621 Barrett Rd. 501-327-7776, 501-339-7580. City Parks – Numerous park facilities offering a variety of activities including hiking, ball fields, soccer, tennis, golf and picnicking are located all across town, from Riverfront Park in downtown Little Rock to War Memorial Park in mid-town, Two Rivers in west Little Rock to Morehart Park in the southwest area. 501-371-4770. Littlerock.org/ ParksRecreation/parks/ Clinton Presidential Park Bridge – One of Little Rock’s “Six Bridges,” the former Rock Island Bridge has been converted from a historic railroad bridge into a pedestrian pathway. Located in downtown Little Rock near the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, it connects Little Rock to North Little Rock and is part of the Arkansas River Trail system. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 501-374-4242. Fourche Creek Wetlands – One of the nation’s largest urban wetlands, Fourche Creek drains 108,000 acres of Little Rock and surrounding areas. Its meandering channel braids and connects numerous wetlands, the largest being more than 2,500 acres. Sections of the creek are floatable. 501-244-2229. Fourchecreek.org Hindman Park Urban Canoe Trail – Urban canoe launch sites provide paddlers easier access to the 20-mile creek; expands access to Fourche Creek and other city parks and trails. #60 Brookview. 501-565-6450. Junction Bridge – Constructed in 1884; now a pedestrian and bicycle bridge joining downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock; believed to be the only converted “lift span” bridge in the U.S. Eleva-

tors provide access; includes benches and other amenities. 200 Ottenheimer Plaza. 501-374-3001. Co.pulaski.ar.us/junctionbridge.shtml Lake Maumelle – Popular for fishing, sailing regattas and boating. No swimming allowed. Off Ark. 10. 501-376-4781. Carkw.com/source/lake_ maumelle.asp Little Rock Audubon Center – Facility is surrounded by Fourche Creek wetlands and the unique soils and plants of Granite Mountain in adjacent Gillam Park. The 2,000 acres of this Audubon Nature Center allow visitors to learn about conservation, restoration, wildlife and plants. 501-244-2229. Ar.audubon. org/centers-chapters/little-rock-audubon-center Peabody Park – Designed from suggestions made by area children, playground includes outdoor and underground rooms, large native stones for climbing, large water spray area with motioncensored waterspouts; Ozark Pavilion offers view of the Arkansas River, a hillside stream and wetlands containing indigenous plant species. Riverfront Park. 202 E. LaHarpe Blvd.

Peabody Park, Little Rock Pinnacle Mountain State Park – Recreation, environmental education and conservation park; activities include interpretive programs, festivals, exhibits, picnic sites, pavilions, launching ramps, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, horseback riding concession, the Arkansas Arboretum, canoe and kayak rentals and floats, barge tours, paddle boats, technical rock climbing, fishing, hayrides, star parties; visitor center overlooks the Arkansas River. 11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd. 501-868-5806. AdventureStateParks.com Two Rivers Bridge – Part of the Arkansas River Trail, the bridge was built for pedestrians and cyclists. It connects to Two Rivers Park, which is located at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Maumelle rivers. West of I-430 off River Mountain Road. William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands – Consists of 13 acres of wetlands and walking trails along the Arkansas River adjacent to

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the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Preserves natural habitats of wildlife and plant life. Named after William E. “Bill” Clark, an avid outdoorsman and prominent business, civic, charitable and political leader in Arkansas. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 501-374-4242. Willow Springs Water Park – City’s original water park; 400-foot water slide, two kiddie pool areas, log roller, water trampoline, water volleyball and basketball, café, picnic tables, other water activities; groups welcome. 3903 Willow Lake Rd. 501-888-4148. Willowsprings.net

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Arkansas Queen Riverboat, North Little Rock

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Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery – The largest and one of the oldest state-owned warm-water pond hatcheries in the United States. Lee Brady Visitor Center has displays including aquariums and mounted species native to the area; tours available. 23 Joe Hogan Lane. 501-676-3188; 877-676-6963. Lonoke County Museum – Displays county history, including a diorama of the Battle of Brownsville Civil War skirmish, an Eberts Field display, genealogy room, museum store. 215 S.E. Front St. 501-676-6750. Ipa.net/-jack5/Lonoke_Countyx.html

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Schaefers Corn Maze – Large and small corn mazes; concession trailer and refreshment stand; tractor-pulled hayrides; playground; Corn Maze Express tractor-pulled train for little folks. Open seasonally Oct.-Nov. 1. Haunting the last two weekends of Oct. Pumpkin patch nearby operated by the Collins Family. 863 Lollie Rd. 501-269-7903. Schaeferscornmaze.com/

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Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area and Nature Trail – Scenic areas for hunting, fishing, wildlife and bird watching; Kenny Vernon Nature Trail offers day hiking and bird-watching and boasts an observation area with mounted binoculars near Palarm Creek Waterfowl Rest Area. Grassy Lake Road. 877-967-7577. Agfc.com CE N T R A L R EG I O N

Argenta Arts and Historic District – Galleries, restaurants, downtown Riverside RV Park, Verizon Arena, Argenta Farmers Market, Argenta Market, Dickey-Stephens Park and bars highlight the North Little Rock downtown Historic District. On the River Rail Trolley route. 501-993-1234. ArgentaArts District.org Argenta Bead Co. – Features mosaics, collages, bead art, classes and various media by local artists. 7th and Main. 501-374-1975. Argentabead.com/ Argenta Community Theater (ACT) – Black Box Theater inside the Faucette Building, a part of the Historic Argenta District, listed on the National Preservation List; local productions ranging from narrative dramas to musical theater; Children’s Theater Summer School/Camp. Can be rented for special occasions, meetings, gatherings. 401 Main St. 501-353-1443. ArgentaCommunityTheater.org Argenta Drug Store – Built in 1887, it is the oldest continuously operating drug store west of the Mississippi. 324 Main. 501-374-4851. Argenta Farmers Market – Situated in downtown Argenta Historic District; open-air market features some of the finest local farmers selling all types of produce, meats, poultry, eggs and plants. Every item sold is from a certified Arkansas producer; located on the River Rail Trolley route. 500 block Main Street. 501-285-5017. ArgentaArtsDistrict.org Argenta Market – A farmer-owned local grocery store selling Arkansas-grown produce and meats along with some organic brands. Located in the Argenta Arts and Historic District along the River Rail Trolley Route with ample free parking. 521 Main St. 501-379-9980. ArgentaMarket.com Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum – Features a ship’s bridge replica for kids with combination of controls from ocean-going ship and river tugboat; helmsman’s wheel spins; rudder, valve and throttle controls move; also the historic USS Razorback submarine (tours available, overnight stays for groups); includes the USS Snook Memorial. 120 Riverfront Park Dr. 501-371-8320. Aimm.museum Arkansas Queen Riverboat – An elegant threedeck replicated stern wheeler. This modern riverboat has two climate-controlled decks and a topside deck. Sightseeing excursions, lunch, dinner/dance and late night music cruises are provided year round on the beautiful Arkansas River. Perfect for groups, weddings, reunions, special occasions and events. North Shore Maritime Center. 100 Riverfront Park Dr. 501-372-5777. Arkansasqueen.com Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum – Exhibits highlight the three major sports – football, baseball and basketball – plus golf, tennis, the Olympics and more. The highly interactive exhibits are designed to appeal to youth. Located inside Verizon Arena; a theater screens history of sports in Arkansas. 501-663-4328; Arksportshalloffame.org/ Dickey-Stephens Park – Home of AA minor league Arkansas Travelers, Anaheim Angels farm team; draft-beer garden, restaurant. Named for the

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Collins Family Pumpkin Patch, Mayflower Stephens family who donated the land and Arkansas natives Bill Dickey, Baseball Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees, and catcher George “Skeeter” Dickey who played for the Travelers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox. 501-664-1555. Travs.com Fort Roots – Built in the 1890s as a 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; many listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 200 Fort Roots Dr.

to modern military; also displays the history of Camp Robinson. 501-212-5215. Arngmuseum.com The Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park – Re-creation of a water-powered grist mill; featured in opening credits of “Gone With The Wind.” 3800 Lakeshore Dr. 501-758-1424. Northlittlerock.travel Shopping – McCain Mall, The Other Center, Lakewood Village, McCain Plaza, Lakehill and North Park are popular shopping centers. Other areas include Park Hill and Historic Argenta. NorthLittleRock.travel Verizon Arena – Hosts major concerts and other events. Broadway and Cypress Sts. 501-340-5660. Verizonarena.com/ Wild River Country – The Cyclone, Vertigo, the Pipeline, Vortex, the Accelerator and Black Lightning and White Lightning provide water fun. Other attractions include the Lazy River, River Rapids, Wave Pool, Tidal Wave, Lily Pad Walk; Tad Pool has 11 children’s areas. I-40 and Crystal Hill Rd. 501-753-8600. Wildrivercountry.com

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Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock Funland – Open seasonally on weekends AprilSept.; includes 14 amusement park rides for younger children and the Argenta Belle train; available for party rentals during the week. Burns Park. 501-753-7307. Nlrpr.org National Guard Museum – Chronicles the progression of the state’s guard from a frontier militia

Arkansas River Trail – See listing under Little Rock. Burns Park – 1,700-acre park featuring a pre-Civil War log cabin, covered bridge, accessible fishing pier, playgrounds, camping, 36-hole golf course, 36-hole disc golf course, soccer complex, tennis, trails, seasonal amusement park, archery range, dog park. I-40, Exit 150. 501-791-8538. Nlrpr.org/ Downtown Riverside RV Park – Located on the Arkansas River. Features scenic views of the river, Little Rock skyline and Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Electrical, water and sewer hook-ups available. Showers and restrooms on-site. Free Wi-Fi. 501-340-5312. Northlittlerockriversidervpark.com North River Landing – Boat ramp on the Arkansas

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River; site of the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza and Fish ’N Stuff tournaments. Riverfront and Locust Dr. 501-758-1424. NorthLittleRock.travel North Shore Riverwalk – Available for special events; offers picturesque views, lighted walkways, Trail of Tears monument; connects to the Arkansas River Trail System. 501-758-1424. NorthLittleRock. travel Trails – Burns Park Equestrian Trail, Scenic River Trail, Emerald Park Mountain Bike and Multi Use Trails. Brochure available. 501-758-8537. Nlrpr.org/

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott

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Lester Flatt Memorial Park – Jamming sessions featuring bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and Southern gospel held from April to October; large lake for fishing and swimming, RV hookups/campground, pavilions. Lester Flatt Dr. off Ark. 107. 501-835-2451, 501-796-2030. Lesterflattmemorialpark.com

SCOTT

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Ashley Alexander House – 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. The facility can hold up to 250 guests and includes a full-service kitchen. 3514 Walkers Corner Rd. 501-961-1426, 501-231-6796. Ashleyalexanderhouse.com Hardin Farms and Market Too – Agritourism attraction features fresh produce grown on the Hardin family farm, gourmet food products, meats and cheeses by the pound, homemade jams and jellies, cookbooks and gifts. Also offers handmade readyto-eat entrees, plus serves sandwiches, barbecue, side items and daily specials. 15235 Hwy. 165. 501-961-1100. Hardinfarmsandmarket.com J&P Ranch – Small children’s maze, hayrides, horseback rides, petting zoo, seasonal pumpkin patch, playground, picnic area and more. Call for hours of operation. 966 McCoy Lane. 501-961-9938. Marlsgate Plantation – 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. 2695 Bearskin Lake Rd. CE N T R A L R EG I O N

501-961-1307. Marlsgate.com/ Plantation Agriculture Museum – Interprets cotton agriculture in Arkansas from statehood in 1836 through World War II, when agricultural practices quickly became mechanized; depicts how cotton was grown, picked and processed; restored 1920s gin shows the ginning and baling process, including full-sized mules and wagon on the scales; Seed Warehouse #5 and exhibits tell the story of the Robert L. Dortch’s seed business. Jct. U.S. 165 and Ark. 161. 501-961-1409. Historystateparks.com/ Scott Heritage Farm – Adjacent to Scott Plantation Settlement, the shareholder-owned farm uses organic methods to grow food; learning and research projects for school and adult groups which explain how food is grown in a sustainable, small acreage area. Scottconnections.org/ Scott Plantation Settlement – Depicts early farming life from statehood through mechanization; original area working plantation structures include an 1840s hand-hewn cypress corncrib, 1840s dog trot log cabin, Big House from one of the local plantations; commissary, one-room schools, doctor’s office, tenant houses, blacksmith shop. Guided walking tours Thurs.-Sat.; scheduled group tours available. Civil War interpretive sign explains the Battle of Ashley’s Mill, part of the 1863 Little Rock Campaign. 15525 Alexander Rd. 501-351-5737. Scottconnections.org/ Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park – This unique mound complex was the cultural center of the Plum Bayou people, who interacted with the environment and each other much as we do today. Site of Native American celebration ceremonies that include storytelling by the elders, games, dances and feasts; all of which took place at what is now a National Historic Landmark, the state’s tallest mound; visitor center, pavilion, museum, guided tours, special events. 490 Toltec Mounds Rd. off U.S. 165. 501-961-9442. Historystateparks.com

Pioneer Village, Searcy

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Center on the Square Performing Arts/Dinner Theatre – Performing arts dinner theatre; children’s theatre program. 111 W. Arch Ave. Ticket information: 501-368-0111. Centeronthesquare.org

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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 – Hosts special events each year, including the American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series with national and world leaders speaking on campus. 900 Center St. 501-279-4497. Harding.edu/ASI/ events.html Harding University History House – Gallery rooms preserve Harding University’s rich heritage. 205 S. Lott Tucker Dr. 501-279-9359. Harding.edu/ HistoryHouse/index.html Historic Black House – Houses Searcy Art Gallery. 300 E. Race. 501-279-1094. Facebook.com/pages/ Searcy-Art-Gallery/194942353876767 Pioneer Village – Collection of 19th-century buildings, farm equipment and other items of historical interest saved by the White County Historical Society; includes the Gordon log house, Little Red School, an old post office, a smokehouse, a barn, a blacksmith shop; park grounds maintained by the Master Gardeners program. 1166 Higginson St. 501-580-6633. Facebook.com/pages/PioneerVillage-Searcy-AR/206971769318796 Rialto Theatre – Opened in 1923, remodeled with splashy neon lighting in the 1940s, one of only a few historic theaters that maintains a daily schedule, with matinees on weekends. 100 W. Race St. 501-268-6699.

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A Night at the Movies Selections from your favorite motion pictures. MARCH 16-17

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ARKANSAS CITY

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Desha County Courthouse – One of the oldest courthouses in the state. Ark. 4. 870-877-2426. John H. Johnson Cultural and Educational Museum – The restored childhood home of the founder and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. Johnson founded The Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago in 1942, eventually making it the country’s largest African-American-owned publishing business. Besides the magazines, the company’s properties include a book division and Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The museum tells the story of his success. Created by Arkansas City residents, it is affiliated with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Courthouse Square. 870-877-2426.

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Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area – This managed area covers 8,300 acres and is an immense attraction and habitat for wildlife. The WMA features nine miles of nature trails and opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing. 877-367-3559. Agfc.com/hunting/Pages/wma Details.aspx?show=133

AUGUSTA

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Augusta Historic Presbyterian Church – A preserved pre-Civil War, Gothic Revival church that now serves as a local museum and cultural center. The restored interior is highlighted by an ornate plaster ceiling and wall decor that features art moldings, stained-glass windows, Gothic doors and rich woodwork, along with the original vintage pump organ and pulpit. 211 N. Third. 870-347-5656, 870-347-1802. Peebles Farm – During the summer months, Peebles Farms offers 140 acres of watermelons, cantaloupes, corn and purple hull peas. In the fall, you’ll find 60 acres of pumpkins (including specialty pumpkins), gourds, corn stalks, wheat straw and Indian corn. During October, the farm opens the 14-acre corn maze. Other activities include hayrides, a petting zoo, u-pick pumpkin patch, corn cannon, hay pyramid and hay tunnels, huge tire serpent, food concessions, a u-pick cotton patch and horse-and-buggy rides. 76 Woodruff 249. Between Augusta and McCrory off U.S. 64. 870-919-6162. PeeblesFarm.com

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Cache River Wildlife Management Area – This

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stream has been declared a Delta wetlands of international importance and is also a major wintering ground for waterfowl. 870-347-2614. Fws.gov/cacheriver/

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Delta Heritage Trail – This rails-to-trails conversion is being developed in phases along the 73-mile former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that stretches from one mile south of Lexa (six miles west of Helena-West Helena) to Cypress Bend (five miles northeast of McGehee). Over 14 miles have been completed and are open to hikers and bicyclists. The park office is located off U.S. 49. 870-572-2352. ArkansasStateParks.com

Central Delta Depot Museum and Visitors Center – In a beautifully restored 1912 railroad depot on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum contains exhibits on the Louisiana Purchase, area railroads, the Ivory-bill Woodpecker and more. 100 W. Cypress St. 870-589-2124. Cddm.org Louisiana Purchase State Park – A boardwalk into a swamp leads to a monument marking the starting point of 1815 surveys for the Louisiana Purchase. Interpretive panels. Ark. 362 off U.S. 49, halfway between Brinkley and Helena-West Helena. 870-572-2352. ArkansasStateParks.com

DUMAS

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Desha County Museum – Ten buildings re-create life in a typical south Arkansas farming community. Hours vary. U.S. 165 east of 65. 870-382-4222. Dumasar.net

EARLE

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Crittenden County Museum – Restored train depot houses exhibits on cotton farming, early churches and schools. Art displays include the work of nationally known Delta artist Carroll Cloar. 1112 Main St. 870-792-7374.

Thunder Bayou Golf Course, Blytheville

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BLYTHEVILLE

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Adams-Vines Recital Hall – 277-seat theater hosts cultural events. U.S. 61 S. 870-762-1020. Delta Gateway Museum – 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. Call for more details on current exhibits. 870-824-2DGM. Facebook.com/pages/ Delta-Gateway-Museum/138106126202473 Greyhound Bus Depot – Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is believed to be one of only three of its kind still in existence. Built in 1939, the building houses local tourist information center and is headquarters for Main Street Blytheville. 109 N. 5th St. 870-763-2525. Ritz Civic Center – Local and touring productions are showcased in this renovated movie palace. 306 W. Main. 870-762-1744. Artsmissco.org That Bookstore In Blytheville – Handpicked selection of popular titles, including autographed books by contemporary authors. Best-selling novelist John Grisham drops in occasionally for book signings. 316 W. Main. 870-763-3333, 800-844-8306. Tbib.com

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Mississippi River Overlooks – Two port areas offer views of the river in northeast Arkansas: Sans Souci Landing, southeast of Osceola, and Barfield, D E LTA R EG I O N

Anderson House – Restored 1901 house with period furnishings is the town’s visitors center. 185 S. Main, off U.S. 65. 870-355-4436. The Eudora Garden Center – Restored by the Eudora Garden Club, the 1930s vertical log building was built by WPA. Listed on the National Register. Armstrong St. 870-355-4436.

Helena Museum of Phillips County, Helena-West Helena The First Baptist Church of Eudora – Listed on the National Register, the church is believed to have organized as early as 1860 as one of the first African-American churches in the area. Ark. 159 S. 870-355-4436. J. Austin White Cultural Center – Home to arts

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and cultural programs targeting children in grades K-12 and some adult programming. Main Street. 870-355-4599. Jaustinwhiteculturalcenter.com Rubye and Henry Connerly Museum – Artifacts of the area in a historic grocery store. Tours by appointment. Duncan St. 870-355-4436.

FORREST CITY

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EACC Fine Arts Center – The Class A performance center located on the campus of East Arkansas Community College offers seating up to 1,100 for concerts, plays, musicals and special events. The property also offers a banquet/exhibit hall, full catering kitchen, black box theater and an art gallery. Sections of the facility are available for rentals. 870-633-4480. EACC.edu Forrest City Downtown Murals – Ten murals grace this Delta city’s downtown. 870-633-1651. Forrestcitychamber.com St. Francis County Museum – Exhibits include fossils, Native American artifacts, war history items and local art. 603 Front St. 870-261-1744. Sfcmuseum.org

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Lake Poinsett State Park – Nestled in a Crowley’s Ridge valley, this 640-acre lake offers great fishing, camping, picnicking, screened pavilion, hiking trails and marina rentals. Interpretive programs offered. Ark. 163, off Ark. 14, near Harrisburg. 870-578-2064. ArkansasStateParks.com

Pillow-Thompson House, Helena-West Helena

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Bubba’s Blues Corner – The blues come to life amid this collection of records, CDs, tapes, books, memorabilia. Hours vary. 105 Cherry St. 870-338-3501, 870-995-1326. Centennial Baptist Church – This National Historic Landmark is the only known Arkansas example of an African-American church designed by an African-American architect. York and Columbia Sts. Cherry Street Pavilion – This outdoor performance stage offers events throughout the year, including the King Biscuit Blues Festival each Arkansas Post Museum State Park, Gillett October. Available for rentals. Located on historic OUTDOOR RECREATION Cherry Street. 800-358-0972. Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose Wellness Center/ Court Square Park – Located across from the Sports Complex – Facilities for softball, baseball, historic Phillips County Courthouse, the outdoor basketball, soccer and football. Wellness center for pavilion is home to the Downtown Helena Farmers family fitness. 2510 S. Washington St. 870-633-3667, Market during season. Nearby interpretive panels 870-261-1480. ForrestCity-ar.com and a reproduction cannon tell the story of Helena’s Civil War past. Available for rentals. 870-338-5500. GILLETT Delta Cultural Center – Museum in restored GENERAL ATTRACTIONS depot and storefront tells the story of Arkansas’s Arkansas Post Museum – Arkansas State Park Delta region along the Mississippi River. Interactive museum includes local history artifacts and materiaudio exhibits on the region’s heritage of blues and als, authentic Delta structures and a plot of restored gospel music. Battle of Helena exhibit. Located prairie vegetation. On U.S. 165 S. 870-548-2634. in the Cherry Street Historic District. Cherry ArkansasStateParks.com and Missouri Sts. 870-338-4350, 800-358-0972. Arkansas Post National Memorial – A National Deltaculturalcenter.com Park Service site, the memorial commemorates the Delta Heritage Tours – Cultural and musical tours first European settlement in the Lower Mississippi of Mississippi River town feature an authentic gospel River Valley (1686) and Arkansas’s first territorial church service, live blues music, sampling of soul capital. Visitors center with film and exhibits. food and a visit to the Delta Cultural Center. CustomOn Ark. 169 S. 870-548-2207. Nps.gov/arpo ized tours with advance notice. 118 Waverly Wood. 870-995-2698. E-mail: munnie@suddenlink.net Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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Helena Little Theatre Productions – Held at various venues throughout Helena-West Helena. 870-338-9144. Pccua.edu/performing%20arts/ helena_little_theatre.htm Helena Museum of Phillips County – Native American items, period paintings of the seven Civil War generals who came from Helena and other Civil War relics. Artifacts from the Thomas Edison collection. Established in 1929. 623 Pecan St. 870-338-7790. Historic Helena Civil War Interpretation – Helena played an important part in the Civil War history of Arkansas. Fort Curtis, a Union fort the size of a city block, is open for tours and events. Interpretive wayside panels are placed at locations throughout the town. Freedom Park includes exhibits that explore the African-American experience in Civil War Helena. The exhibits follow the journey of the African-Americans from fugitive slave to freedom and, for some, enlistment in the Union Army and participation in the Battle of Helena on July 4, 1863. Freedom Park has been designated as a part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Additional interpretation will be added throughout Arkansas’s Civil War Sesquicentennial. DeltaBridgeProject.com/ civilwarhelena or CivilWarHelena.com Historic Homes – Helena is noted for its fine collection of antebellum and Victorian homes. Information is available at the Arkansas Welcome Center on U.S. 49. 870-338-7602. The Kelly Courtyard – The pocket park located on Cherry Street is a multi-purpose venue for small events, receptions and picnics. New interpretive panels tell the story of Civil War Helena. 870-338-9144.

Quapaw Canoe Company, Helena-West Helena program has a worldwide audience via the Web. Visitors are welcomed to sit in and watch the live broadcasts. 141 Cherry St. Kffa.com Lily Peter Auditorium – Host to the Warfield Concert Series and other cultural events. Phillips Community College. 870-338-6474, ext. 1291. Magnolia Cemetery – Final resting place of William H. Grey, one of the first African Americans elected to the Arkansas General Assembly in 1869. Dates from 1850. Off Springdale Rd. on Wire Rd. Maple Hill Cemetery and Helena Confederate Cemetery – Historic cemeteries on Crowley’s Ridge at the northern edge of town. Burial place of three Confederate generals, including Helena resident Gen. Patrick Cleburne, known as “the Stonewall Jackson of the West.” 1801 Holly St. 870-338-7602. Mural – The sea wall mural at 100 Cherry St. depicts blues history and early Helena culture. Phillips Community College – A branch of the University of Arkansas, it’s the home of the Warfield Concert Series. Off U.S. 49B. 870-338-6474. Pccua.edu Pillow-Thompson House – One of the South’s finest examples of Queen Anne architecture, this authentically furnished Victorian home is open for free tours. Hours vary. Available for rentals. Perry and Beech Sts. 870-338-8535. Pccua.edu/ pillowthompson Warfield Concerts – Celebrating their 45th season in 2013, these free concerts, ballet and musical theater are offered throughout the year. Warfieldconcerts.com

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“King Biscuit Time” Radio Show, Helena-West Helena “King Biscuit Time” Radio Show – The longestrunning daily radio show in the United States, the legendary program is hosted by Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne. The first show aired on Nov. 21, 1941, and featured Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Lockwood, Jr. The name came from the show’s sponsor, King Biscuit flour. Payne became full-time host in 1951 and continues to broadcast live from the Delta Cultural Center weekdays at 12:15. The Peabody Award-winning D E LTA R EG I O N

Quapaw Canoe Company – The first canoe and kayak rental outfitter located on the lower Mississippi River. Offering canoe and kayak rentals, as well as guided tours of the Mississippi River, the St. Francis River and Buck Island. 411 Ohio St. 870-228-2266. Island63.com River Reach Park – Picnicking and fishing are 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 the history of the river. Adjacent to the historic Helena-West Helena levee.

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Arkansas State University Convocation Center – An impressive sports and entertainment complex that can host anything from basketball to conventions and music concerts. 217 Olympic Dr., ASU campus. 870-972-3870. Astateconvo.com Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery and Bradbury Gallery – A wide array of ever-changing exhibits by local and regional artists. 114 S. Caraway Rd. 870-972-3053. Finearts.astate.edu/ Arkansas State University Museum – Re-creates a turn-of-the-20th-century village. Native American exhibits and artifacts, glassware, natural history, toy and doll collections. Dean B. Ellis Library. 870-972-2074. Museum.astate.edu/ Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo – Located on the campus of Arkansas State University, the zoo is open twice a year (three days in spring and three days in fall). When the zoo is open, the ASU College of Agriculture also offers hayrides through the farm area and horseback riding in the farm pastures. The petting zoo was re-created to allow interaction between youngsters and a large assortment of animals. Arkansas State University campus. 870-972-2087. www2.astate.edu/a/agriculture/outreach-programs/ petting-zoo/ Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center – The center has topographical models, animated wildlife diorama, special-effects movie theater, wildlife exhibits, nature trails, observation tower and more. Located off Lawson Road and Ark. 141, south of Jonesboro. 870-933-6787. Crowleysridge.org Delta Symphony Orchestra – Performs three concerts each year in the Fowler Center at the Arkansas State University campus. 870-761-2747.

Deltasymphony.org Forum Civic Center – Restored 1926 Jonesboro movie theater now serves as a performing arts center for local productions. Located at 115 E. Monroe, the Forum is also the home of the Foundation for The Arts and The Arts Center. 870-935-2726. FOAJonesboro.org Fowler Center – On the Arkansas State University campus, the facility includes a 975-seat concert hall, drama theater, Bradbury Art Gallery and the Delta National Small Prints Exhibit. 870-972-3471. Yourfowlercenter.com Jonesboro Art Galleries – Several galleries downtown, at the Jonesboro Sun and on the Arkansas State University campus featuring original art. Chamber: 870-932-6691. Jonesborochamber.org Jonesboro Downtown – Filled with interesting shops, restaurants, art galleries, several day spas, and events and festivals throughout the year. 870-932-6691. JonesboroChamber.org

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Craighead Forest Park – A city-owned park with fishing lake, camping, picnic sites and recreational fields. Along Ark. 163 S. 870-933-4604. Jonesboro. org/parks/parks.html Lake Frierson State Park – 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. Along Ark. 141 N. 870-932-2615. ArkansasStateParks.com

LAKE VILLAGE

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Guachoya Cultural Art Center – The center takes its name from the Native American name given to this area during the time of de Soto’s 1541 visit. Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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LEPANTO

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Lepanto’s “A Painted House” – The original house used in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of John Grisham’s novel has been re-assembled in Lepanto. 870-475-2415. Lepantoaralumni.com/ CITYOFLEPANTOHOMEPAGE.html Museum Lepanto USA – Delta history is displayed in old-time store replicas furnished with original goods. Exhibits range from Native Americans and the Territorial period to present. Call for hours or special tours. Main St. 870-475-2410, 870-475-2384.

MADISON

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Museum Lepanto USA, Lepanto Exhibits change regularly. Hours vary. 1652 U.S. 65 and 82 S. 870-265-6077. Lakeport Plantation – The last remaining antebellum home on the Mississippi River in Arkansas has been restored as a museum focusing on the people and cultures that shaped life in the Mississippi River Delta. 870-265-6031. Lakeport.astate.edu Lindbergh Marker – Marks area where Col. Charles A. Lindbergh made his first night flight. Lakeshore Dr. MOCCA (Museum of Chicot County) – Located in the old Lake Village Infirmary built in 1910, the museum includes displays of vintage medical equipment, a log cabin and early history of the county. Hours vary. 614 S. Cokley St. 870-265-2868. ChicotCountyMuseum.com New Hope Missionary Baptist Church – One of the oldest African-American churches in Arkansas, founded in 1860 by former slave Jim Kelly. Services still held after 150 years. Corner of Commerce and St. Mary’s Sts. Our Lady of the Lake Church Museum – Located directly across from Lake Chicot, the church was established in 1866. The 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. 314 S. Lakeshore Dr. 870-265-5439. Ourladyofthelake.us Paul Michael Company – 35,000 square feet of fine decorative accessories, furniture and rugs at low prices. Large inventory changes constantly. U.S. 65 and 82 S. 870-265-3872. PaulMichaelHome.com

St. Francis River Bridge – Built in the 1930s, it is one of only three Arkansas bridges featuring a central swing span. U.S. 70.

MANILA

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Herman Davis Memorial – A one-acre park and monument commemorate one of World War I’s greatest heroes. Ark. 18. 501-682-1191. ArkansasStateParks.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge – Big Lake preserves over 11,000 acres of Delta habitat for wildlife and water conservation. Wildlife watching, fishing, nature walks, driving tours, limited smallgame hunting and eagle sanctuary. 870-564-2429. Fws.gov/biglake

MARIANNA

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Marianna/Lee County Museum – Exhibits include general store, parlor and kitchen, cotton farming. Also Civil War and World War II artifacts. Reservations required. 67 W. Main. 870-295-2469. E-mail: chamcom@att.net

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Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park – On scenic Lake Chicot, swimming area, walking path, beach volleyball court, small amphitheater, fishing piers, boat ramp and picnic pavilions. Downtown. 870-265-4758. CityofLakeVillage.com Lake Chicot State Park – On Arkansas’s largest natural lake. Cabins, campgrounds, pool, picnic sites, marina, store, visitors center. On Ark. 144, eight miles northeast of Lake Village. 870-265-5480. ArkansasStateParks.com D E LTA R EG I O N

Lake Chicot Pier, Lake Village

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Mississippi River State Park – Arkansas’s newest state park opened in 2009 through a special use agreement with St. Francis National Forest. Currently centered on Bear Creek Lake Recreation Area near Marianna, the park includes two campgrounds, two day-use areas, a swim beach, a group use area, the boat ramp at Bear Creek Lake and the Bear Creek

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MARKED TREE

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Marked Tree Delta Area Museum – Behind a late 1800s general store façade, this 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. 308 Frisco St. 870-358-4998.

MCCRORY

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The Ken Theatre – McCrory’s former movie house, The Ken Theatre has been restored and now serves as a regional performing arts center. In addition to hosting movies, concerts and theatrical performances, classes in dance, production and chorus are being taught at the Ken. 103 E. 2nd St. TheKenTheatre.org

MCGEHEE

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Downtown McGehee – The city’s downtown

offers a variety of shops, a restored depot (which serves as the headquarters for the town’s Chamber of Commerce) featuring a lovely garden and the IBM, Inc. Theater (a former Malco Theater), offering special events and productions throughout the year. The park adjacent to the restored depot is home to a bright red caboose and gazebo. Memorial park with playground includes water feature, fallen firefighters’ memorial and human sundial. 870-222-4451. McGeheeChamber.com Jerome Historic Marker – Granite marker commemorates site of a World War II relocation center for Japanese-Americans. Off U.S. 165 S.W. World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum – Home to “Against Their Will,” an exhibit that tells the stories of those who were confined at the Jerome and Rohwer internment sites. Located inside the McGehee Depot on Railroad St. 870-222-3160. McGeheeChamber.com

OSCEOLA

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Mississippi County Historical Center – Located in a 1904 building that once housed a dry goods store. Hale Ave., across from the courthouse. 870-563-6161. Sans Souci Landing – Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, the scenic park is situated on the site of the former Sans Souci plantation. The 1854 plantation served as a hospital during the Civil War when the Union fleet docked nearby. Sans Souci means “without care” or “no worries” in French. Other historical markers are located in the park, including one dedicated to Mark Twain’s Plum Point Landing and Overlook (Plum Point was the name of the town until it became Osceola in 1853), which

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was mentioned in “Life on the Mississippi.” The park also offers free ramp access to the Mississippi River. At the end of Ark. 198, southeast of Osceola.

PARAGOULD

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Collins Theater – The historic Collins Theater is located at the corner of 2nd and Emerson in downtown Paragould. Opened in October 1925, the Collins, nee Capitol, Theater was used for movies, Vaudeville and other productions. Political pundit and cowboy comedian Will Rogers once performed on its stage. The world premier of the classic “The Man Who Came To Dinner” took place on its screen. The renamed ‘Collins’ Theater is currently under the auspices of the Collins Theater Foundation, being used as a venue for live stage productions. 870-573-6454, 870-236-6252.

PARKIN

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Parkin Archeological State Park – 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. Jct. of U.S. 64 and Ark. 184. 870-755-2500. ArkansasStateParks.com/ParkinArcheological

PIGGOTT

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center – Tour the family home of Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, whose daughter Pauline was married to Ernest Hemingway, and the Barn Studio 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 behind the barn. 1021 W. Cherry St. 870-598-3487. Hemingway.astate.edu Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center – House/museum displays the Matilda Pfeiffer mineral/geode collection of more than 1,400 specimens and the Pfeiffer Native American Artifact Collection. The Museum Library features more than 1,600 books. Tours, seminars, classes and study opportunities are available for groups. 1071 Heritage Park Dr. 870-598-3228. Pfeifferfoundation.com

RECTOR

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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, Piggott Historic Downtown Paragould – Home of the Loose Caboose Festival, the downtown area is home to many cozy shops and restaurants. The main downtown area is located on Pruett Street and is near the Greene County Historic Courthouse, home of the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce. 870-240-0544. Paragould Community Center and Water Park – The state-of-the-art community center is home to soccer and adult baseball fields, indoor basketball and racquetball, a fitness area, meeting rooms and an indoor walking track. An Aquatics Center is adjacent to the Community Center and holds an indoor heated therapeutic pool along with a competition pool with eight racing lanes. The outdoor area holds an exciting water park with slides, a children’s play area and a 12-foot deep diving pool. A snack bar is located outside. 3404 Linwood Dr. 870-239-7530. Paragould.org Paragould War Memorial/Statue of Liberty – On the grounds of the historic Greene County Courthouse sits the Paragould War Memorial, featuring 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. Corner of W. Court and N. Third Sts. 870-240-0544. D E LTA R EG I O N

Rector Community Museum – Located inside the Rector Library, the museum contains artifacts relating to the history of the area. W. 4th Street. 870-595-2410. Rectorarkansas.com Rector Mural – Colorful mural illustrates town’s early history. W. 5th St. 870-595-2188. Rectorarkansas.com

ROHWER

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Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery – Site of Japanese-American internment camp during World War II is remembered in monuments created by camp residents. National Historic Landmark. Ark. 1.

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ST. CHARLES

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St. Charles Museum – Civil War artfacts and diorama, wildlife exhibits and items relating to the history of St. Charles. Hours vary. Broadway St. 870-282-3425, 870-282-3704. E-mail: naomi009@ centurytel.net

OUTDOOR RECREATION

White River National Wildlife Refuge/Visitors Center – 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. Visitors center includes interactive exhibits and a bookstore. 870-282-8200. Fws.gov/whiteriver

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, Stuttgart

ST. FRANCIS

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Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park – 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. Two miles north on U.S. 62 to Ark. 341. 870-598-2667. Civilwarbuff.org/ Places/Clay/StFrancis.html Pumpkin Hollow – Home of Arkansas’s first cornfield maze, Pumpkin Hollow offers a new “puzzle” each fall, along with a huge pumpkin patch. Select your own pumpkin, gourd, corn stalks and other fall decorations. Hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, Kids’ Barn, pig scramble, Waterfall Pond, catfish feeding, hay play area, barrel train ride, Pig Pen Pedal Tractors, Friendly Forest, Hopalong Rodeo and much more. Pumpkin Hollow, celebrating its 21st season, is also infamous for Horror in the Hollow, its haunted attractions in October. The 12th annual Forest of Fright (haunted woods walking trail), the 8th annual Bubba’s Butcher Barn, 2nd annual Frightmare Farmhouse and 5th annual Mad Skull Mine are available 10 nights each September/October. Take U.S. 62 to St. Francis and go west on CR 341 for three miles. 870-598-3568. Pumpkinhollow.com, Horrorinthehollow.com

STUTTGART

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Arts Center of the Grand Prairie – Works by local and regional artists are presented, as well as a performing arts series and educational programs. 108 W. 12th St. 870-673-1781. E-mail: arts001@ centurytel.net Grand Prairie Center – The $15.4 million auditorium and conference center is located on the Stuttgart campus of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. The facility features a performance arts series. Conference rental space available for business, civic, social, cultural and educational events. The center has two large banquet rooms, four classrooms, a meeting room and conference room. The center is located at 2807 Hwy. 165 S. 870-673-4201 Ext. 1896. aholsted@pccua. edu. Pccua.edu/GPC

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie – 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. 4th and Park. 870-673-7001. GrandPrairieMuseum.org

TURRELL

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge – Forested wetlands with 600-acre lake near the Mississippi River. Day use only. Ark. 42 E. 870-343-2595. Fws.gov/wapanocca/

TYRONZA

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum – Located in two historic buildings, which housed the first headquarters of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union of the 1930s, the museum focuses on the farm labor movement and the tenant farming and sharecropping system of agriculture. Stories are told through historic photographs, artifacts related to tenant farming, oral history excerpts, 1930s newsreel footage and interactive exhibits featuring STFU songs, poems and interviews with former union leaders. Off U.S. 63 between Jonesboro and West Memphis at Exit 8. 117 S. Main St. 870-487-2909. Stfm.astate.edu Whitton Farms – Featuring a variety of heirloom vegetables, cut flowers, native plants and herbs on 11 acres of retired pastureland. Not a certified organic farm, but the 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. Located five miles east of Tyronza on Ark. 118. West of the Ark. 118/Ark. 77 intersection. 870-815-9519. WhittonFarms.com

WALCOTT

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Crowley’s Ridge State Park – Named for Ben-

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Southland Park Gaming and Racing, West Memphis jamin Crowley, who moved to this higher ground after the New Madrid earthquake caused the St. Francis River to flood his land in the early 1800s. Civilian Conservation Corps structures. Cabins, campgrounds, fishing and swimming lakes, pavilions and trails. Ark. 168, southwest of Paragould. 870-573-6751. Cabin reservations: 800-264-2405. ArkansasStateParks.com

craps and roulette, poker room and blackjack tables featuring live cards. Live greyhound racing, as well as simulcast thoroughbred and greyhound racing. Enjoy live entertainment in the Juke Joint. The World Market Buffet offers daily lunch and dinner specials. The Bourbon Street Steakhouse and Grill is open Tuesday through Saturday nights and features a menu of prime steaks, seafood and more. 1550 N. Ingram Blvd. 870-735-3670, 800-467-6182. Southlandpark.com West Memphis Civic Auditorium – Host to productions by the Little Theatre of Crittenden County, among other events. 228 W. Polk St. 870-732-7595. Westmemphis.org

WILSON

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Hampson Archeological Museum State Park – Native American artifacts dating from 1400 to 1650 collected by a local doctor at the nearby Nodena site. U.S. 61 and Lake Dr. 870-655-8622. ArkansasStateParks.com Crowley’s Ridge State Park, Walcott

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WYNNE

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The Cross County Museum and Archives – The museum is housed in a 1939 elementary school. The Cross County Historical Society has completed renovations to three of the four classrooms and the lobby and foyer areas. Archives available for genealogical research. 711 E. Union. 870-238-4100. Cchs1862.org. E-mail: crossmuseum@sbcglobal.net

Riverside International Speedway – Opened in 1949, the speedway has operated continuously for over 60 years, making it the oldest dirt track in Arkansas and one of the oldest in the United States. OUTDOOR RECREATION Events run April though November. RIS was named The Ridges at Village Creek State Park – The one of four nationwide winners in the 2010 HampAndy Dye-designed course at Village Creek features ton Inn’s Save-A-Landmark program. 151 Legions Rd. 27 holes located within the rolling terrain of Crow870-735-8071. RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com ley’s Ridge. The challenging course is nestled within Southland Park Gaming and Racing – Enjoy the dramatic backdrop of this unique landform’s over 1,200 games, including multi-denomination, mixed hardwood forest. Contact the Pro Shop at multi-line, multi-reel games, video poker, electronic D E LTA R EG I O N 198

870-238-5226 for additional information. Village Creek State Park – 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. 870-238-9406. Cabin reservations: 800-264-2467. ArkansasStateParks.com

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Monroe, Arkansas, Desha, Chicot and Drew counties. Running along the eastern border of The Natural State, the Great River Road travels alongside the Mississippi River in Arkansas for more than 350 miles. Along the route, you’ll find state parks, museums, Native American sites, Civil War sites and some of the most spectacular scenery around. ExperienceMississippiRiver.com/geocaching. places.cfm#ak

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Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul – 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 are now located in Cotton Plant, Tyronza, West Memphis, Brinkley, Marianna, Turkey Scratch, Helena-West Helena and near McGehee. More signs will be placed throughout the Arkansas Delta in 2013. 870-972-2803. DeltaByways.com Arkansas Delta Paddle Trails – Three new water trails have been added to the Arkansas Water Trails – 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. 501-223-6473. Agfc.com/education/Pages/ EducationProgramsAWT.aspx

The Ridges at Village Creek State Park, Wynne Arkansas DeltaMade – Arkansas DeltaMade is a project that highlights items made within the region – everything from quilts to honey to barbecue sauce to candles. Almost 70 products are included on the roster. Throughout the 15 counties of the Arkansas Delta, you’ll find nearly 20 merchants that carry items bearing the Arkansas DeltaMade certified brand. ArkansasDeltaMade.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Arkansas Delta Music Trail, Brinkley Scenic Byways – Two national scenic routes have been designated in the Arkansas Delta. The Crowley’s Ridge Parkway follows about 200 miles of the only “highlands” in the Delta. From Piggott to Helena-West 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 and nine other states from Minnesota to Louisiana. Follow the green and white pilot wheel markers through Arkansas and visit museums, state parks, wildlife areas, the Delta Cultural Center and historic old riverports. Also, the St. Francis National Forest boasts a scenic parkway, and the Delta Heritage Trail is a developing state park along an abandoned railroad corridor between Lexa and Cypress Bend. 870-972-2803. Deltabyways.com Wildlife Management Areas – 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. 501-223-6300. Agfc.com

Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road – Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt, using Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates. More than 130 special geocaches have been placed in Mississippi, Crittenden, St. Francis, Lee, Phillips, Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism

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The Arkansas Great River Road National Scenic Byway will fill your travels with colorful samples of our region’s archeology, history, culture, natural heritage, recreation and scenic beauty as it follows the course of the mighty Mississippi River along the state’s eastern border. Crowley’s Ridge Parkway – one of Arkansas’s other National Scenic Byways – provides unique stops from its beginning near Arkansas’s northern border to its end at Helena-West Helena. These routes and others are filled with adventures ranging from antique shopping and museum hopping to greyhound racing, world-famous duck hunting, and watchable wildlife and birding opportunities.

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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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Arkadelphia Aquatic Park – Includes areas for 25-meter swims, diving, water slides and sprays, zero-depth entry and picnics. Open Memorial DayLabor Day. Located within Feaster Park. 2575 Twin Rivers Dr. 870-246-5499. Cityofarkadelphia.com 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 Arkadelphia Public Schools. 625 Main St. 870-246-8204. Caddo River Rats Tube and Canoe Rental – Canoe and tube rental on the scenic and beautiful Caddo River. Open May 1st through Labor Day weekend, 7 days a week. Scenic 7 Bridge and Caddo River. 870-260-2622. Captain Henderson House – 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. 349 N. 10th St. 866-HSU-INN1. Hsu.edu/captainhenderson-house

Clark County Historical Museum – 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. 750 S. 5th St. 870-230-1360. Clarkcountyhistory.com Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center – Free brochures and guidebooks, free Wi-Fi and computer portals, free coffee and iced tea. Restrooms inside. Open daily. Located at Exit 78 on Scenic Highway 7 off I-30 at Caddo Valley. 870-210-5204. Downtown Arkadelphia – The Downtown District is home to an art gallery, numerous boutiques, restaurants, businesses and non-profit organizations. Main, Clinton and Clay streets between 5th and 10th streets. 870-246-5542, 800-874-4289. Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall – State-of-the-art facility, site of numerous productions of music and drama. 1100 Henderson St. 870-230-5000. Hsu.edu Historical Tour – Take a driving tour to see several homes listed on the National Register, some of which date to the 1840s. Included in the tour is the James E. Barkman House. Brochures available at Chamber of Commerce. 2401 Pine St. 870-246-5542.

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Arkadelphia.org/recreation/historic-homes.php Iron Mountain Mountain Bike Trail System – The trail consists of a series of switch backs gradually working the way down hill. If ridden counter clockwise (preferred), the first section from the parking area includes a rock garden. Skyline Drive near Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina. Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery – Displays students’ work, including paintings and sculpture. Rotating exhibits. Ouachita St. 870-245-5000. Obu.edu Ouachita Baptist University Jones Performing Arts Center – Site of numerous productions of music and drama. Located on Ouachita St. 870-245-5000. Obu.edu

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Billy’s House of Guitars and Musical Museum – Features guitars, other instruments and memorabilia from such musicians as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. Also includes movie memorabilia. 201 E. Broadway. 870-356-4301. Glenwood Country Club – One of the gems of The Natural State Golf Trail, offering golfing, lodging and a full-service restaurant. 870-356-4422. Glenwoodcountryclub.com

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Caddo River – Beginning in southwestern Montgomery County, this scenic river flows across the Ouachitas until it broadens into DeGray Lake. Canoeing, excellent fishing. 870-356-4186. Little Missouri Falls – Day-use area has cascading waterfalls, picnic area, hiking trail. Great for scenic photography. Off Ark. 8 N.W. 870-356-4186.

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Caddo River, Glenwood Reynolds Science Center Planetarium – 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. 1100 Henderson St. 870-230-5000. Hsu.edu

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DeGray Lake – 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. Off Ark. 7, northwest of Arkadelphia. 870-246-5501. Mvk.usace.army.mil/lakes/ar/degray/ DeGray Lake Resort State Park – Arkansas’s only resort park. Lodge with restaurant, conference 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. Northwest of Arkadelphia, 2027 State Park Entrance Rd. 501-865-2801. For lodge reservations, call 800-737-8355. Degray.com

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American Art Gallery L.L.C. – Two galleries. One features works by local, regional, national and international artists. Gallery II is a Thomas Kinkade Showcase Gallery. 724 Central Ave. 501-624-0550. Americanartgalleryandgifts.com Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo – See more than 300 alligators from 6 inches to 10 feet in length. Petting zoo with deer, mini-zoo with mountain lions, museum and souvenir shop. 847 Whittington. 501-623-6172. Arkansasalligatorfarm.com Arkansas Walk of Fame – See plaques commemorating such famous Arkansans as former President Clinton and baseball legend Brooks Robinson. Located along the sidewalk in front of the Hot Springs Visitor Center. 629 Central Ave., Hill Wheatley Plaza. 501-321-2277. Arlington Mall – Located in the lower level of the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa. Specialty shops feature gifts, collectibles, clothing and accessories. Beauty salon. Central Ave. and Fountain St. 501-623-7771. Arlingtonhotel.com Artist’s Workshop Gallery – Finished works by local and regional artists; a painting is always in progress. Affordable original art. Oil, water color and pastels. 810 Central Ave. 501-623-6401. Artistsworkshopgallery.com The Arts of Hot Springs – 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. 501-625-3992. Artscooperativeteam.org Bathhouse Row – Described as “the grandest collection of bathhouses of their kind in the nation,” this is a 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. Hot Springs National Park, 101 Reserve St.

Bear Creek Cycle Trail – This trail, open to dirt bikes and ATVs, passes through Daisy State Park and two Corps of Engineers’ recreation sites on Lake Greeson. Off U.S. 70. 870-285-2151, ext. 5001. O UAC H I TA S R EG I O N 212

501-620-6715. Nps.gov/hosp/index.htm Belle of Hot Springs – Take a cruise on beautiful Lake Hamilton aboard a 250-passenger riverboat. Sightseeing, lunch, dinner and dance cruises. 5200 Central Ave. 501-525-4438. Belleriverboat.com Blue Moon Gallery – Fine and original arts representing local, national and international artists. Recognized as “Best of the Best” for several years by AY Magazine’s readership. 718 Central Ave. 501-318-2787. Bluemoonartgallery.com

Buckstaff Bathhouse, Hot Springs Buckstaff Bathhouse Company – Since 1912, a continuously operating bathing facility on historic Bathhouse Row. Offering traditional thermal mineral baths, Swedish massage and other services. 509 Central Ave. 501-623-2308. Buckstaffbaths.com. Clinton Tour – Visit the sites related to former President Bill Clinton: his boyhood home, high school, favorite hamburger hangout and more. Call for information. 501-321-2277, 800-SPA-CITY. Hotsprings.org Creative Frames – Traditional paintings by various artists and abstract expressionism by Thomas H. Payne. Also sells art supplies. 303 Albert Pike. 501-624-7366. Crystal Springs Gallery – Paintings and sculptures by local and regional artists. Rocks and minerals from local and world-wide sources. 620 Central Ave. 501-623-2323. Crystalspringsmining.com Dryden Pottery – Largest showroom of handmade pottery in state. Three generations, more than 60 years of craftmanship. Demonstrations on potter’s wheels, gift shop. 341 Whittington Ave. 501-623-4201. Extreme Fun Spot – Family fun park featuring outdoor laser tag, zip line, pony rides and a picnic area. 106 Ledgerock Rd. 501-767-1212. ExtremeFunSpot.com Family Fun Park – Go-karts for everyone (single and double), youth karts, plus bumper cars, mini-golf, snack bar and arcade. 3500 Central Ave. 501-620-4100.

Farmers Market – May-October (Wed., Thurs., Sat.) 121 Orange St. 501-627-6286. Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs – 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. 626 Central Ave. 501-624-0489. HSFAC.com Five Star Dinner Theatre – Performances every Friday and Saturday night. Ticket prices include all-you-can-eat buffet and a live show. Group rates available. 701 Central Ave. 501-318-1600. TheFiveStarTheatre.com Forest Path Gallery – Handmade wood bowls, sculpture, furniture and more. Each piece is individually handcrafted to highlight the natural beauty of wood. Open by appointment only. 107 Stillmeadow Lane. 501-617-0594. Genesparling.com Fox Pass Pottery – Offers one-of-a-kind items and a range of functional pieces including vases, dinnerware, pitchers and teapots. Observe studio work, browse showroom. Open Tue.-Sat. 379 Fox Pass, 3 miles north of downtown off Ark. 7. 501-623-9906. Foxpasspottery.com Fun Trackers Family Park – Ride go-karts on a pro-style track. Bumper boats, large arcade, Volcano Falls mini-golf. 2614 Albert Pike. 501-767-8140. Funtrackersfamilypark.com Gallery Central – Showcase for 35 artists, from impressionists to contemporary acrylics, oils, pottery, blown-glass chandeliers and sculptures. 800 Central Ave. 501-318-4278. Gallerycentralfineart.com

Hot Springs Gallery Walk, Hot Springs The Gangster Museum of America – Located in the building that housed the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce in 1900 and has also been a drivethru 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, the famous and the notorious came to the city. 510 Central Ave. 501-318-1717. Tgmoa.com Garland County Historical Society Archives – Fifteen rooms containing more than 12,000

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Hot Springs Gallery Walk – Downtown galleries open late with music and refreshments. The artists are available to chat with visitors. First Friday of each month. 501-624-0550. Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail – Twentysix historical markers denoting where American baseball legends trained and played across the city. Hotspringsbaseballtrail.com. 501-321-2277. Hot Springs Historic District – Restored buildings dating from the 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. Central Ave. (Prospect Ave. to Park Ave.). 501-321-2277. Hotsprings.org Hot Springs KOA Mini Golf – Eighteen-hole adventure course with 10 ADA-accessible holes. Snack bar on-site. Birthday packages available. 838 McClendon Rd. 501-624-5912. Hotsprings koa.com Hot Springs Mountain Tower – 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 Mountain Dr. 501-623-6035. Hotsprings.org

photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps and historical relics related to county’s history. 328 Quapaw Ave. 501-321-2159. Garlandcounty historicalsociety.com Garvan Woodland Gardens – The University of Arkansas’s 210-acre botanical garden is located on Lake Hamilton. Sites include a Japanese garden, ranked as one of the 10 best in North America; waterfalls; cascades; architecturally significant structures, such as the six-story wood-and-glass Anthony Chapel; and hundreds of thousands of colorful plantings in a sculpted landscape. Other features include a sanctuary with more than 100 species of birds, plus a welcome center, 1.5-acre children’s adventure garden and gift shop. 550 Arkridge Rd. 501-262-9300, 800-366-4664. Garvangardens.org. Golden Leaves Book Store and Art Gallery – The mid-South’s largest metaphysical bookstore. Art, Egyptian statuary and papyrus, Buddhist and Hindu statuary, Tibetan bowls and bells, unique jewelry, chess sets, sage, incense, oils. Native American jewelry and dream catchers. Quartz crystal carvings and spheres. 201 Malvern Ave., corner of Spring St. Hot Springs Mountain Tower, Hot Springs 501-623-7007. Goldenleavesbookstore.com Hamp Williams Building – The 1920s building Hot Springs National Park – Reopening in was built in the Italian Renaissance style and is listed October 2013, the Fordyce Bathhouse visitor center on the National Register of Historic Places. Event has been temporarily relocated to the Lamar Bathspace available for weddings, reunions, corporate house. Park also has a campground, promenade, functions and other special events. Includes patio, thermal spring cascade and mountain vistas along pavilion and the Culinary District offering a large scenic drives and hiking trails. Central Ave., downdisplay of utensils, coffee and lunch service. town. 501-624-2701. Nps.gov/hosp/ 510 Ouachita Ave. 501-624-2665. Hot Springs Visitor Center – Offers tourist inforHot Springs Carriage Company – Horse-drawn mation for Hot Springs and the Ouachita National carriage rides through downtown every evening Forest. Discount coupons for area attractions. from Memorial Day through Labor Day departing 629 Central Ave., Hill Wheatley Plaza. 501-321-2277, from the Arlington Hotel. Phone for days of opera800-SPA-CITY. Hotsprings.org tion remainder of year. Reservations are required. Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum – More 501-520-9955. than 100 wax figures and 38 scenes, including Hot Springs Convention Center – A 360,000former President and Mrs. Clinton and President square-foot facility available for conventions, conBarack Obama. 250 Central Ave. 501-623-5836. certs, sports and cultural events. Numerous works of Rideaduck.com art throughout the lobby area. 134 Convention Blvd. Justus Fine Art Gallery – The work of outstanding 501-321-2277, 800-SPA-CITY. Hotsprings.org O UAC H I TA S R EG I O N 214

established and emerging artists who have exhibited nationally and abroad. From expressive abstracts to more traditional works, the gallery offers a wide range of styles and mediums. Pottery and original jewelry designs are also featured. Call for hours of operation. 827A Central Ave. 501-321-2335. Justusfineart.com Legacy Fine Art – Specializes in national and international artists. Original works and prints. 804 Central Ave. 501-762-0840. Magic Springs Water and Theme Park – More than 80 attractions. Beautifully landscaped water park includes such features as a wave pool, Crystal Lagoon and Boogie Blast, an exciting surf simulation ride. Both parks and amphitheater concerts of varying musical styles covered by single admission. On Magic Springs Drive off U.S. 70. 501-318-5370. Magicsprings.com Malco Theatre – Art-Deco style building is home to special documentary film screenings and Documentary Film Festival in October. 819 Central Ave. 501-321-4747. Hsdfi.org The Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic – Join us for a magical journey and unforgettable evening of fun and comedy suitable for all ages. 121 Central Ave. 501-623-6200. Maxwellblade.com Mid-America Science Museum (MASM) – Visit Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center. The Smithsonian Institute Affiliate offers a wide range of activities including first-class exhibits, a virtual reality simulator and nature trail. MASM is home to the 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.” 500 Mid-America Blvd. 501-767-3461, 800-632-0583. MidAmericaMuseum.org Mountain Valley Spring Company – 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. 150 Central Ave. 501-624-1635. Mountainvalleyspring.com Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) of Hot Springs – The museum, located in the restored Ozark Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park, features contemporary artists from all over the world. 425 Central Ave. 501-609-9966. Museumofcontemporaryart.com National Park Aquarium – Native Arkansas fish and exotic saltwater species displayed. One of the state’s largest fish and wildlife exhibits. Gift shop. 209 Central Ave. 501-624-3474. Nationalparkaquarium.org National Park Duck Tours – Amphibious vehicles known as “ducks” take visitors on tours of the city and Lake Hamilton. 418 Central Ave. 501-321-2911. Rideaduck.com Oaklawn Racing and Gaming – This topflight

Thoroughbred racetrack annually hosts Triple Crown hopefuls. The exciting 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. The park now features more room for live racing, simulcasting and gaming due to a recent grandstand expansion. 2705 Central Ave. 501-623-4411, 800-OAKLAWN. Oaklawn.com

Mid-America Science Museum, Hot Springs On Target Indoor Firing Range – State-of-theart indoor firing range. Pistols, rifles and shotguns welcome. Rental pistols available. 1225 Blacksnake Rd. 501-767-9944. Ontargetfr.com Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf – Two challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses with caves, pirate ship, foot bridges and lots of water. 4612 Central Ave. 501-525-9311. Piratescove.com Pocket Community Theatre – Non-profit community theatre group stages productions each year in 200-seat theater. 170 Ravine St. 501-623-8585. Pockettheatre.com Quapaw Baths and Spa – 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. 413 Central Ave. 501-609-9822. Quapawbaths.com Quartz Crystal Mines/Rock Shops – 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. 800-Spa-City. Hotsprings.org Superlift Off-Road Vehicle Park – 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. Just 3.5 miles from Magic Springs. 2100 Millcreek Rd. 501-625-3600. Orvpark.com T-Rex Go-Karts/Laser Tag – Go-kart track and new laser tag course on corner of West Grand and Central avenues. 501-623-3825. T-Rex Jurassic Indoor Golf – Indoor miniature golf experience featuring pterodactyls, kongs, raptors and T-Rex. 1115 Central Ave. 501-623-3825.

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Tara’s Affordable Art – Oil paintings and frames with some Civil War lithographs. 258 Central Ave. 501-623-7793. Artrific.com Taylor’s Contemporanea Fine Arts – Featuring contemporary works by regional, national and international artists. A sculpture garden. 204 Exchange St. 501-624-0516. Taylorsarts.com Thermal Bathing and Day Spas – The Buckstaff Bathhouse and Quapaw Baths and Spa on Bathhouse Row, hotels and facilities offer thermal baths, massages and day spa services. 501-321-2277, 800-SPA-CITY. Hotsprings.org Tiny Town – 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. 374 Whittington Ave. 501-624-4742. Tinytowntrains.com

Quapaw Baths and Spa, Hot Springs Transportation Depot and Plaza – This restored train depot is the hub for buses that transport visitors through the city’s historic downtown. 100 Broadway Terrace. 501-321-2006. The Vienna Theatre – Features live performances of songs, including Broadway tunes and hits from yesteryear. The 75-seat theatre is located in the Simon Mendel Building. Shows Thursday and Saturday evenings. 424 Central Ave. 501-463-2799. Viennahotsprings.com Volcano Falls Miniature Golf – 18-hole mini-golf course features a mountain, waterfall, palm trees, a walk-thru cave and volcano shooting off a 25-foot flaming fireball. 2614 Albert Pike. 501-767-8140. Funtrackersfamilypark.com The Winery – Free tour and presentation on Arkansas native wines. Tasting room. 1503 Central Ave. 501-623-WINE. The Witness – An outdoor production of the contemporary Christian musical drama of the story of Jesus through eyes of Apostle Peter with chorus. 1960 Mill Creek Rd. 501-623-9781. Witnessproductions.com Wright’s Rock Shop – Over 500,000 mineral, fossil, lapidary items to choose from. A fossil museum. 3612 Albert Pike. 501-767-4800. Wrightsrockshop.com

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horseback rides and hayrides. Advance reservations. 537 Walnut Valley Rd. 501-623-6609, 501-624-7291. Hotsprings.org Gulpha Gorge Campground – Off U.S. 7 S. in Hot Springs National Park. Features campsites, primitive or with hookups. 501-620-6715. Nps.gov/hosp Lake Catherine – A 1,940-acre lake known for its excellent bass and crappie fishing. Off Ark. 171 south of Hot Springs. Lake Catherine State Park – Located on the lake formed by Remmel Dam, Arkansas’s first major hydroelectric 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, it offers campsites, cabins, picnicking, fishing, rental boats, a marina, trails, interpretive programs and horseback riding. Ark. 171 south of Hot Springs. 501-844-4176, 800-264-2422 for cabin reservations. ArkansasStateParks.com/ lakecatherine Lake Hamilton – 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. Off Ark. 7. Lake Ouachita – 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 campgrounds are located on the lake’s shores. Off U.S. 270 W. 501-767-2101, ext. 3001. Panther Valley Ranch – Jacuzzi suites. Steak dinner rides and scenic guided horseback rides at an authentic western horse ranch. Relax and soak after your ride in pristine scenery in a beautiful wooded valley. 1942 Mill Creek Rd. 501-623-5556. Panthervalleyranch.com

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Coleman’s Rock Shop – Dig your own crystals. Ships anywhere. 15 miles north of Hot Springs on Hwy. 7 N. 501-984-5328. Jimcolemancrystals.com

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Daisy State Park – Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Greeson. Campsites, picnic areas, boat launch ramps, hiking trails, dirt bike and ATV trail. 103 E. Park. 870-398-4487. ArkansasStateParks. com/daisy/

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Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County – Sports programs, baseball and softball fields, soccer fields and gymnasium. After school and summer programs. 1840 W. Moline. 501-337-4462. Hot Spring County Museum/The Boyle House – Artifacts and memorabilia relating to local history. Caddo Indian pottery, quilts and more. Call for hours of operation. 302 E. 3rd St. 501-337-4775. Malvern City Park – Baseball and softball fields,

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tennis courts and pavilions. Home of Brickfest, an annual three-day festival the last full weekend in June. MalvernBrickfest.com Malvern Community Center – Banquet room with full kitchen and stage area. Accommodates up to 400 people. 1800 W. Moline. 501-332-5374. Malvern Country Club – 18-hole regulationlength golf course. This medium-length layout has three sets of tee boxes for a fun, but challenging golf experience. 473 Clubhouse Lane. 501-337-1482. Ouachita Bend Adventures – The Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend combines zip lining and hiking. A certified guide leads the hike through natural areas of the scenic Ouachita Mountains where wildlife may be seen. Hwy. 171, two miles north of I-30 at Exit 97. 501-318-3711. OuachitaBendAdventures.com Ouachita River Trail and Whitewater Boating Park – Training grounds of Olympic kayakers and river rescue teams. River Bend Adventures provides river floats and shuttles; kayaks and canoe rentals. 1003 Grigsby Ford Rd. 501-332-0123. READ Haunted House – Open Friday-Saturday through October. 501-332-4039. readhelp.com Ritz Theatre – Since 1938, this movie theatre on Main Street has played first-run movies. Secondlongest-running movie theatre in the state. 213 S. Main. 501-332-2451. TheRitzMalvern.com Rockport United Methodist Church – 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. Just off Hwy. 270 W. at 1779 Lodge St.

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Aubrey Tapley Park – 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. Hwy. 71 N. 479-394-8355. Esso Gas Station – 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. 423 Main St. 479-394-8355. Visitmena.com/attractions.asp Janssen Park – Features an 1800s log cabin, ponds, picnic tables and playground. Off 7th St. 479-394-8355. VisitMena.com/attractions.asp Mena Art Gallery – Work of local and regional artists, both two and three dimensional. Exhibits change monthly. 607 Mena St. 479-394-3880. MenaArtGallery.org Mena Depot Center – Visitor information, local history museum, art gallery featuring works of local artists in restored train depot. 524 Sherwood. 479-394-2912. VisitMena.com/attractions.asp Ouachita Little Theatre – Watch talent come to life through compelling characters, costumes and sets. Located in the restored Lyric Theatre across from the Mena Art Gallery. Ouachitalittletheatre.org

Queen Wilhelmina State Park – Located atop Rich Mountain along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Campsites, picnic areas, trails, miniature scenic railroad and miniature golf course. Lodge closed for renovations until late 2013. 3877 Hwy. 88 W. 479-394-2863. Queenwilhelmina.com

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Cossatot River – This 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. No on-site outfitters. 870-385-2201. Arkansas.com/ places-to-go/lakes-rivers

Cossatot River near Mena McMillan Park – The park consists of an Olympicsize pool, baseball fields, picnic areas and tennis courts. 1205 Vivian St. Talimena National Scenic Byway – Beginning at Mena, this 54-mile scenic byway stretches across the crests of the forested Ouachita Mountains to Talihina, Oklahoma. Spectacular vistas. Ark. 88. 918-653-2187. Talimenascenicdrive.com Wolf Pen Gap – System of loop trails at varied levels of difficulty in the Ouachita National Forest intended for all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. 479-394-2382.

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Crystal Mines/Gem, Mineral and Rock Shops – 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 Ouachita Vista Trail. 870-867-2723. Mtidachamber.com Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County – Exhibits with artifacts related to county history; quartz crystal and minerals exhibit. Genealogy materials. New exhibit barn. 819 Luzerne St. 870-867-4422. Hhmmc.org Montgomery County Front Porch Stage – Free Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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Crater of Diamonds State Park – The world’s only diamond-bearing site open to the public, where you can prospect for and keep any gems you find. Visitor center exhibits reveal the story of Arkansas’s diamonds. 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. 209 State Park Rd. 870-285-3113. Craterofdiamondsstatepark.com

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Lake Greeson near Murfreesboro Wegner Crystal Mines – 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. Affordable rates. Handicap accessible. 82 Wegner Ranch Rd. 870-867-2309. Wegnercrystalmines.com Wegner Museum and Warehouse – 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. Scenic 45-minute drive from Hot Springs. 82 Wegner Ranch Rd. 870-867-2309. Wegnercrystalmines.com

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Mountain Harbor Riding Stable – Scenic trail rides through the Ouachita Mountains and along the shores of Lake Ouachita. U.S. 270 east of Mount Ida. 501-622-9742. Winding Stairs – The name refers to 1,700 picturesque acres along the Little Missouri River in Montgomery County. The Little Missouri Trail, closed to motorized vehicles, has cascading falls, fishing and swimming holes. Southwest of Mount Ida. 870-356-4186.

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Lake Greeson – A 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. Off Ark. 27 N. 870-285-2151, ext. 5001. Narrows Dam Trout Fishing – Six miles of tailwater trout fishing on scenic Little Missouri River. Excellent for fly fishing, trout stocked during the cooler months. Easy public access. Off Ark. 27. 870-285-2807. Littlemissouriflyfishing.com

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Caddo River Ranch – Horseback trail rides and cabins along Caddo River. 870-334-2598. Caddoriverranch.com

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Rowdy Adventures – A 300-acre outdoor adventure park, the South’s largest. A zip line takes adventurers on a three-mile tour to soar through the air and enjoy the scenery. The park has 14 zip lines. Take the Okolona exit 54 off I-30. 870-274-3001. Rowdyadventures.com

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Nimrod Lake – Located on the Fourche LaFave River, this is a crappie hot spot. Corps of Engineers recreation areas offer campsites, boat ramps, picnic sites. Off Scenic 7 Byway S. 479-272-4324.

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Geo-Float Trail – 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. Off Ark. 227. 501-767-2101, ext. 3001. Lake Ouachita State Park – Located on the eastern end of Lake Ouachita and surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, scenic beauty and clear waters await you. Boating, fishing, scuba diving and swimming are popular on the 40,000-acre lake with numerous islands and pristine shorelines. The park features cabin rentals, campsites, a gift shop, O UAC H I TA S R EG I O N

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Lum and Abner Museum and Jot ’Em Down Store – Features memorabilia relating to the popular 1930s-40s radio team, Lum and Abner, and local history. Gift shop. Ark. 88. 870-326-4442. Lum-n-abner.com

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Brady Mountain Riding Stables – Trail rides through scenic Ouachita National Forest. 4120 Brady Mountain Rd. 501-767-1909. Bradymountainriding stables.com

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Blythe’s Scott County Museum – Large collection of Native American artifacts found in the area. Local history exhibits. 1205 N. Main. 479-637-3730. Turkey Track Bluegrass – Always the 3rd week in June and 2nd week in October. One of the largest bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi. On Hwy. 250 east from Waldron.

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Lake Hinkle – A 960-acre lake known for its diverse fishing opportunities. Largemouth bass, crappie, catfish. Off Ark. 248 W. Truman Baker Park – This park is located on U.S. 71 south of Waldron and features a four-acre lake and picnic pavilions.

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. 501-321-5202. Fs.fed.us/r8/ouachita Ouachita National Recreation Trail – 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. 501-321-5202.

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Cossatot River State Park/Natural Area – 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. Paddlers can call river gauge modem at 870-387-3141 to get flow information in feet or click on real time data link on park website. Visitor center with nature exhibits and gift shop. 20 miles of hiking trails, picnic sites, campsites with no hookups. 1980 Hwy. 278 W. 870-385-2201. ArkansasStateParks. com/cossatotriver/

THROUGHOUT REGION GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Shopping – Hot Springs has the Hot Springs Mall, Temperance Hill Square, Cornerstone Marketplace and more. Downtown Arkadelphia bustles with shopping opportunities. In Mount Ida, Malvern and Norman, there are plenty of old-fashioned country stores to browse. Murfreesboro and Glenwood have a variety of specialty shops.

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Hickory Nut Mountain Vista/Recreation Area – Spectacular view of Lake Ouachita and surrounding area from top of Hickory Nut Mountain. Picnicking. Off U.S. 270 W. 870-867-2101. Houseboating, Lake Fun – Houseboat rentals are available on DeGray Lake and Lake Ouachita. Units come in all sizes and can be used for cruising or fishing trips. Scuba diving and skiing can be enjoyed on these lakes. Hotsprings.org Lake Ouachita Vista Trail – The trail system will eventually extend around 40 miles along Lake Ouachita connecting private resorts and public campgrounds. Open year-round. Lakeouachitavistatrail.org Little Missouri River – Cuts through the Ouachita Mountains offering great scenery, exciting seasonal whitewater for experienced canoeists and a variety of angling opportunities. Arkansas.com/places-togo/lakes-rivers Ouachita National Forest – Established in 1907,

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro Ouachita River – For canoeing, the water and scenery of this river rate with the best in the state. Adventuresome rapids to easy stretches, well-suited for family outings. Plenty of smallmouth bass in upper reaches. Canoe rentals available. 870-867-2723. Arkansas.com/places-to-go/lakes-rivers Scenic Drives – A portion of Ark. Scenic 7 Byway winds through the Ouachitas and features beautiful forests, mountains. Within the Ouachita National Forest, the road is also a designated National Forest Scenic Byway. Other 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. 501-321-5202. Tri-Lakes – 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. Southwest Arkansas near De Queen. 870-584-4161 (Gillham and De Queen). 870-286-2346 (Dierks). Womble Trail – 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. Oden Ranger District, 870-326-4322.

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ALTHEIMER

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The Elms Plantation – Huge old pecan trees line the drive to The Elms. This English-Louisiana raised cottage-style plantation home was built in 1866 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Elms, a bed and breakfast, is also available for weddings and special events. Call for more information. Reservations required. Office 870-766-8421, Cell 501-454-7165 or 501-690-0164. Theelmsplantation.com

ASHDOWN

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artifacts of Southwest Arkansas and a horse-drawn funeral wagon. 5 E. Main.

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Millwood Lake – Spans four counties (Little River, Sevier, Howard and Hempstead) with camping sites and/or boat ramps. Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort – 18-hole golf course. 596 Hwy. 317. 870-898-6674. Millwood landinggolfresort.com Millwood State Park – Renowned site for fishing and birdwatching. Campsites, pavilion, picnic sites, bicycle trail, marina, store and nature trails. Located off Ark. 32 E. along Millwood Lake. 870-898-2800. ArkansasStateParks.com/millwood/ Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge – Located along the Little and Cossatot rivers, this 27,500-acre refuge is open for hunting during designated seasons. North of Ashdown off U.S. 71. 870-289-2126. Southern Fairways – 18-hole golf course. 2104 Buck Wright Rd. 870-898-5649.

Ashdown City Park – Softball and baseball fields, walking trail, tennis courts, playground, 10 tournament-ready horseshoe pits and Farmers Market with locally grown produce during season. 870-898-2622. Downtown Ashdown – Several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places include the BRADLEY Hunter Coulter House, the Will Reed House (home GENERAL ATTRACTIONS of Chet Lauck, Lum of Lum and Abner Radio Show) Conway Cemetery State Park – The state’s first located in Alleene, Old Winthrop School Museum governor, James Sevier Conway, is buried here. in Winthrop, and the Little River Chamber of ComTwo miles west on Ark. 160 W. 501-682-1191. merce located in a historic depot building circa 1908. ArkansasStateParks.com/conwaycemetery/ Two Rivers Museum – Includes exhibits and Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Lakes & Rivers Golf Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism Romance/Weddings

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CAMDEN

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Driving Tours – Self-guided driving tour of historic and architecturally significant homes. Brochure available. 314 Adams S.W. 870-836-6426. The Elliott Meek Nunnally Home – The home was built between 1857 and 1859 for attorney James T. Elliott. During the Civil War, Confederate General Edmond K. Smith came to Camden twice from his headquarters in Shreveport to inspect the troops and fortifications. General Smith was an invited guest at the Elliott home. Less pleasant for the home and for Camden was the conscription of the Elliott home in 1864 by Brigadier General Friedrich Salomon, during the occupation of Camden by General Fredrick Steele in the Red River Campaign. 761 W. Washington St.

open including the visitor center, campground, trails, pavilion and playground. Interactive exhibits. Civil War artifacts. In addition, a wide variety of interpretive programs will be offered in the park. [NOTE: Upper White Oak Lake is in good condition, and anglers are catching bass, bream and catfish. Upper Lake access is a short drive from the park.] Contact the state park at 870-685-2748, or the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at 501-223-6300 for updates on the lower portion of the lake. Off Ark. 387 N.W. 870-685-2748. ArkansasStateParks.com

COLUMBUS

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Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center and Wildlife Management Area – The 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. Group lodging available by reservation. Two miles north of Columbus. 870-983-2790. Agfc.com

CROSSETT

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Camden Historic District Home, Camden McCollum-Chidester House – Built in 1847, served as Civil War headquarters for Union Gen. Frederick Steele during the Red River Campaign. 926 Washington St. 870-836-9243. Arkansassouth. com/history/ Oakland Cemetery – Restored historic cemetery is final resting place of 231 Confederate soldiers; Rev. Porter Clay, brother of orator Henry Clay; and other prominent South Arkansas pioneers. Adams Ave. and Maul Rd. 870-836-6426. Visitors Center and Museum – Restored 1913 train depot houses railroad and Civil War memorabilia and exhibits on local products. 314 Adams S.W. 870-836-6426.

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Crossland Zoo – One of only two zoos in Arkansas, the zoo has more than 75 different species representing mammals, reptiles and avians. Nature trail, picnic area, playground, stock pond. 1141 Parkway Dr. 870-364-7732. Old Company House – A “shotgun” mill house recalls Crossett ’s founding as a company-owned “mill town.” Tours by appointment. City Park. 870-364-6591.

Crossland Zoo, Crossett Wiggins Cabin – Oldest structure in Ashley County until a fire in 2002 left only the twin fireplaces. However, the cabin was rebuilt by hand, and an exact replica now stands on the grounds. 870-415-0753.

Camden Riverfront – Camden’s newest development on the Ouachita River; riverwalk, boat ramp, waterfalls, trailer parking and amphitheater. Sandy Beach Park – Boat ramp and trailer parking, overlook, pavilions, picnic tables, barbecue grills OUTDOOR RECREATION and playground. Crossett Centennial Park – Located in the heart White Oak Lake State Park – Due to damage on of Main Street celebrating the Rose Inn, a once the dam, Lower White Oak Lake is without water. prominent structure in Crossett. It’s a scenic, restful According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commisstop highlighted with pieces of Rose Inn history, sion, the agency that manages White Oak Lake, the beautiful gardens and a fountain, all within walking lower portion is not expected to refill until 2014. As distance of various specialty shops. a result, the White Oak Lake State Park marina is Crossett City Park/Lucas Pond – Nestled between closed, and all boat rentals have been suspended. the Wiggins Cabin and the Crossland Zoo is Crossett However, all other facilities at the state park remain T I M B E R L A N D S R EG I O N 238

City Park with newly updated playground equipment, picnic tables and two large pavilions. Lucas Pond, a 51-acre lake, features a stocked pond, three fishing piers and a three-mile concrete walking/ biking trail. Crossett RV Park and Harbor – More than 100 handicap-accessible, RV-ready sites with paved pads, electricity and running water, as well as two heated bathhouses, boat ramps, access to the Felsenthal NWR, group picnic facilities and incredible wooded scenery. Six miles west of Crossett on the Ouachita River. Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge – 65,000 acres, fishing, hunting, hiking trails, wildlife observation. Public use areas at Crossett Harbor Recreational Park and Grand Marais. Visitor center exhibit topics include wildlife, Native Americans. U.S. 82 W. 870-364-3167. Fws.gov/felsenthal/

DE QUEEN

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Collin Raye Museum – Museum dedicated to country singer Collin Raye. Call 870-642-6642 to arrange a tour. 607 Haes St. in Herman Dierks Park. Sevier County Historical Society Museum – Museum featuring items relating to the county’s history. Replica village with early town artifacts. Authentically furnished “1940s House.” 717 N. Maple. 870-642-6642.

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El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex – Softball, baseball facilities, two large pavilions, playground area, RV hookups. 2409 Champagnolle Rd. 870-881-4176, 870-866-4979. South Arkansas Arboretum – Native plants, exotic species, pavilion, walking trails. Mount Holly Road and Timberlane. 870-862-8131, ext. 144. ArkansasStateParks.com/southarkansasarboretum

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EL DORADO

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Downtown El Dorado

El Dorado Conference Center – Premier facility for meetings and events in south Arkansas. 311 South West Ave. 870-864-8447. McKinney-O’Conner House – Beautifully restored mansion from the 1920s oil boom. Home to the Granite Jazz Club and Restaurant. 870-862-5155. Newton House Museum – Beautiful two-story circa 1849 home. Open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 510 N. Jackson. 870-862-9890. Oil Heritage Park – Pays homage to El Dorado’s boom-town history. Jefferson and Cedar streets. South Arkansas Arts Center – Three visual arts galleries, ballet studio and classrooms for art education. 207-seat auditorium is home to live productions. 110 E. 5th St. 870-862-5474. Saac-arts.org South Arkansas Symphony – Musicians include those from south and central Arkansas and some national guests. 315 E. Oak, Ste. 206. 870-862-0521. Southarkansassymphony.com Union Square District – 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. Named one of the Top 5 Downtowns in America in 2009 by winning the Great American Main Street Award. 870-862-4747. Goeldorado.com

Charlotte Street Historic District – Nice collection of Charles Thompson homes on the National Register. Dallas County Museum – Exhibits on native son Paul “Bear” Bryant, communications featuring telephone switchboard, geology, pioneer pottery from Dallas County kilns (the first in Arkansas), railroads, local veterans and war heroes, and the timber industry. Dr. T.E. Rhine exhibit. Bill Mays Annex houses the Dallas County Sports Hall of Fame and the Hall of Honor. For special tours, call 870-352-5262. 221 Main St. Downtown Historic District – 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 and listed on National Register and many other locations of architectural interest. Marks’ Mills Cemetery Park – Burials dating from 1843 include prominent south Arkansas pioneer families. Site of initial interment of Union dead from Battle of Marks’ Mills. Honors 1864 Civil War battle and has displays, nature and hiking trails. Located north of Marks’ Mills State Park. Hwy. 8 to Hwy. 95 N., turn off Hwy. 95 onto cemetery road, follow signs to cemetery. 870-879-3712. Wynne-Phillips House – 1904 historic two-story B&B. Listed on National Register. Group tours by appointment. 412 W. 4th St. 870-352-7202.

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JERSEY

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Tri-County Lake – First Game and Fish Commission lake (280 acres) in Arkansas with fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish.

FOREMAN

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New Rocky Comfort Museum – Restored 1902 jail contains local artifacts, documents. 3rd and Schuman.

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Foreman City Park – Walking trail, covered pavilion, picnic sites. Fourth St. 870-542-7434.

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Moro Bay State Park – The Moro Bay Ferry is permanently dry-docked here. Marina, camping, fishing, hiking and cabins. 6071 Ark. 600. 870-463-8555. ArkansasStateParks.com/morobay/

LEOLA

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Dorey Fish Farm – Picnic and fish for keeper catfish in a pay lake. Bait, snacks, fishing equipment rentals and restaurant. Ark. 229 S. 870-765-2749.

HAMBURG

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Ashley County Museum – Local history exhibits. By appointment. 302 N. Cherry. 870-853-2244. Ashleycountymuseum.com

HOPE

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Fair Park – RV park, pool, tennis courts, ball fields, picnic sites. Off Ark. 174. 870-777-7500, 800-223-4673. Hopearkansas.net

Magnolia Mural, Magnolia

MAGNOLIA

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Hope Visitor Center and Museum, Hope Hope Visitors Center and Museum – Located in restored 1912 railroad depot. Contains railroad memorabilia, historic area photographs and exhibits about former U.S. President Bill Clinton, a Hope native. South Main and Division Sts. 870-722-2580. Hopearkansas.net Klipsch Auditorium – Host to cultural events sponsored by the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council. 206 W. Avenue A and Elm St. 870-777-7500. Paul W. Klipsch Museum – A museum dedicated to life and achievements of the late Paul W. Klipsch, a Hope resident and designer and manufacturer of world-famous loudspeakers. Located in restored Cairo-Fulton Railroad Depot (circa 1873), Hope’s oldest extant building. 200 E. Division St. 870-777-3540. President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site – Free tours of restored home where Bill Clinton spent much of his childhood, 1946-56, with his grandparents and widowed mother. Entrance and parking in back. 117 S. Hervey and 2nd St. 870-777-4455. Nps.gov/wicl/index.htm T I M B E R L A N D S R EG I O N

Calhoun Community School – The oldest remaining four-room schoolhouse in Arkansas. Cecil Traylor Wilson Garden – Located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Washington and Union streets. Columbia County Courthouse – Domed, blondbrick building built in 1905 from a Renaissance Revival-style design by W.W. Hall. Downtown. Magnoliachamber.com Murals – Colorful murals on city’s historic square include world’s only mural autographed by actor Charlton Heston. Downtown. 870-234-4352. Southern Arkansas University Brinson Fine Arts Building – Award-winning building with active art gallery of works by national and international artists, faculty and students. 100 E. University. 870-235-5053. Southern Arkansas University Farm Tours – Guided tours. 100 E. University. 870-235-4340 reservations.

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Lake Columbia – 3,000-acre reservoir; fishing, water sports, 20 full-service campsites, three boat ramps. Ark. 344, northwest of Magnolia.

MCNEIL

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Logoly State Park – Arkansas’s first environmental education state park. Group tent campsites, picnic sites, trails, exhibits, pavilion, gift shop. Off U.S. 79. 870-695-3561. ArkansasStateParks.com/logoly/

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Drew County Historical Museum – Artifacts, antiques in a home built in 1906. Two 1800s log cabins. Tours by appointment. 404 S. Main. 870-367-7446. Drew County Regional Archives – Located behind Drew County Museum on College Street. Home to vast array of research and archival materials from the area. Monticello Confederate Monument – Oakland Cemetery on Hyatt Street off 425 N. Monticello North Main Historic District – Collection of more than 20 houses built around the turn of the 20th century. Features a broad range of Victorian-style homes, one of which has an alleged ghost. Pomeroy Planetarium – 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. Seats 40. UAM Campus. 870-460-1016. Uamont.edu Selma Methodist Church – Built in 1874, it was the first property in Drew County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Selma Rosenwald School – 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. This is one of, if not the, most original ones surviving. Located .25 mile south of Selma on Selma-Collins Road off Ark. 278. Turner Neal Museum of Natural History – Museum of natural history of south Arkansas with three collections of big game, houses the Pomeroy Planetarium. UAM Campus. 870-460-1265. Uamont.edu

Delta Rivers Nature Center, Pine Bluff University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Building – Offers a concert association, gallery and college musicals and dramas. University of Arkansas at Monticello Campus. 870-460-1021.

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area –

Located east of Monticello just off Ark. 35. This site offers camping sites and an abundance of wildlife. Lake Monticello – 1,520-acre lake with trophy bass. Picnic area, boat ramp, bow range, model airplane airport. Entrance off Ark. 35 west of Monticello. 870-367-6741. Montdrewchamber.com Seven Devils Swamp – Located east of Monticello just off Ark. 35.

Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF

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Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame – Animatronic Johnny Cash welcomes visitors to exhibits chronicling careers of 72 entertainers with Arkansas roots. 1 Convention Center Plaza. 870-536-7600, 800-536-7660. Arkansasentertainershalloffame.com Arkansas Railroad Museum – Engine 819 and other rolling stock, railroad memorabilia and model trains. 1700 Port Rd., off U.S. 65-B. 870-535-8819. E-mail: arkrrmus@seark.net Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas – Exhibits in the visual arts and sciences. Performances throughout the year in 232-seat theater. 701 Main St. For group tours and information, call 870-536-3375. Artssciencecenter.org City of Murals – Thirteen colorful murals depicting the city’s past make downtown Pine Bluff an outdoor art gallery. 870-536-8742. Muralcity.org, Southeastarkansas.com Delta Rivers Nature Center – 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. Off U.S. 65-B in Regional Park. 870-534-0011. Deltarivers.com Enchanted Land of Lights and Legends – 16th annual, award-winning drive-thru Christmas lights displays (over 150, many animated, with over a million lights). Admission free. Open nightly third Tuesday in November through December 31, 6-9 p.m. Located in Regional Park along Lake Langhoffer off U.S. 65-B. 870-5367600. Pineblufffestival.org Farmers Market – Starting in May each year,

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open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 6 a.m.1 p.m. Locally grown produce. Saracen Landing, U.S. 65-B, Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation. 870-536-0920. Hestand Stadium – 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. 870-535-2900. Margland Bed and Breakfast – Series of four restored Victorian-style homes circa 1876-1907; all rooms with period décor; winner 1985 Arkansas Historic Preservation Award. 870-536-6000. Margland.net Martha Mitchell Home – Tour childhood home of Martha Mitchell, a controversial figure during Watergate. The house was built in 1887 by Martha’s maternal grandparents. 870-535-4973. Atrol.com/Martha/ Pine Bluff Convention Center – Features an arena, auditorium/theater and the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. Conventions, concerts, sporting events. One Convention Center Plaza. 870536-7600. Pinebluffcvb.org Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum – Exhibits include Native American and Civil War relics, a large collection of antique dolls and miniature houses, and local African-American history. 201 E. 4th. 870-541-5402. Pbjcmuseum.org Pine Bluff Symphony – A professional orchestra of local and regional musicians presenting four concerts each year. Performances take place at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. 870-536-7666.

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. 1200 N. University. 870-575-8232. Uapb.edu/museum University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Fine Art Gallery – Rotating exhibits are shown. Part of the Isaac S. Hathaway-John M. Howard Fine Arts Center. 1200 N. University. 870-575-8236. Uapb.edu/museum

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Arkansas River – Fishing for largemouth bass. Corps of Engineers recreation areas. Near Pine Bluff. 870-534-0451. City Parks – 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. 870-536-0920. Cityofpinebluff.com/parks Jefferson County Regional Park – Softball complex, boat launch, RV hookups, 18-hole golf course, nature trail, amphitheater. Off U.S. 65-B. 870-536-0920. Pinebluffcvb.org Lake Saracen Walking Trail – Eight phase project. Three phases completed totalling over 1.75-mile walking trail, along with resting benches on eastern and northern side of Lake Saracen. Received the 2011 Governor’s Fitness Award. With completion of all eight phases, visitors will be able to park at Saracen Landing, walk the approximately five-mile trail and arrive back at their vehicle. 870-536-0920.

PRESCOTT

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Nevada County Depot Museum – Restored 1911 railroad depot contains exhibits on Civil War, agriculture, railroads, county history and Native American artifacts. Assists with genealogical research. U.S. 67 S. 870-887-5821. Depotmuseum.org

SHERIDAN

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Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum, Pine Bluff

Grant County Museum/Heritage Village – 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. U.S. 270 and Ark. 46 S. 870-942-4496. Grantcountymuseumar.com

Saracen Landing – A 10,080-square-foot pavilion and concrete fishing pier featuring a fountain that sprays water 40 feet into the air. It is also the home of the Pine Bluff Farmers Market (MayOctober); located on the shores of 500-acre Lake Saracen in downtown. Perfect for fishing tournaments, educational programs, car shows, picnics, concerts, reunions and weddings. 870-536-0920. Saracenlanding.com University Museum and Cultural Center – African-American history exhibits include “Keepers of the Spirit,” photos, text, artifacts and memorabilia

Arkansas Museum of Natural 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. Ark. 7. 870-725-2877. Amnr.org Smackover Ghost Tours – Tour five active haunted buildings; investigate three of the buildings using provided equipment; take a tour of three

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cemeteries; or do both. 870-944-0221. Smackover arkansasghosttours.com Smackover Historic Commercial District – Historic buildings, oil well exhibit, murals. 601-628 Broadway. 870-725-3521.

7th Street. Downtown. 903-792-7191. Texarkana.org Miller County Memorial – World War II memorial to soldiers of Miller County. Erected March 1950 to honor the fallen. Miller County Courthouse, 400 Laurel St. 870-774-1501.

STAR CITY

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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. Off Ark. 293. 870-628-4714. ArkansasStateParks.com/canecreek/

TEXARKANA

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Ace of Clubs House – Built in 1885 in the shape of a playing card “club suite.” 420 Pine. 903-793-4831. Texarkanamuseums.org Discovery Place – Hands-on science and history exhibits for children. 215 Pine. 903-793-4831. Texarkanamuseums.org

Four States Antique Auto Museum, Texarkana Four States Antique Auto Museum – 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. 217 Laurel St. 870-772-2886, 870-542-7725. Fourstatesautomuseum.com Four States Entertainment Center – A multipurpose arena that features a 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. Loop 245 at I-30. 870-773-2941. Fourstatesfair.com Historic Perot Theatre – Ornate, fully restored 1924 Saenger/Paramount Theater hosts top national/international performing artists, touring Broadway shows and special events. Free tours. 221 Main. 903-792-4992. Trahc.org Korea/Vietnam and Firefighter’s Memorials – Triangle Plaza at the corner of State Line Avenue and

Photographer’s Island, Texarkana Monument Plaza – Tributes to World Wars I and II heroes, as well as a sculptured Confederate Mother’s statue of Carara marble. West side of Federal Courthouse/Post Office. Downtown. 903-792-7191. Texarkana.org Museum of Regional History – 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. 219 N. State Line Ave. 903-793-4831. Texarkanamuseums.org Photographer’s Island – Pose with one foot in Arkansas, the other in Texas. State Line Ave. At Federal Courthouse/U.S. Post Office, Downtown. 903-792-7191. Texarkana.org Scott Joplin Mural – Depicts life of Texarkana’s ragtime great and Pulitzer Prize winner Scott Joplin. 3rd and Main Sts. 903-792-7191. Texarkana.org State Line Post Office and Federal Building – Only U.S. post office that sits in two states. Built in 1932-33. Second most photographed courthouse in U.S. Historical exhibit on 2nd floor. State Line Ave. 903-792-7191. Texarkana.org Texarkana Regional Arts Center – National/ regional touring exhibits, lectures and classes for all ages, social and civic events. 321 W. 4th. 903-792-8681. TRAHC ARTS! on Main – Classes for all ages in various art forms including magic, mosaics and more. 218 Main St. 903-792-8681.

WARREN

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Bradley County Historical Museum – Located in a National Register-listed home built in the 1850s. Tours by appointment. 200 Ash St. 870-226-5225. Bradley County Veterans’ Museum – Museum pays homage to veterans and educates the public about military heritage. 210 N. Main. 870-226-2329.

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Interpretive programs and tours daily. Williams’ Tavern Restaurant on-site. Re-created blacksmith shop, weapons and printing museums, and horsedrawn surrey rides. U.S. 278. 870-983-2684. HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com

WILMOT

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Lake Enterprise – A 350-acre oxbow with giant cypress trees and good fishing. Off U.S. 165. Overflow National Wildlife Refuge – Hunting area for deer, waterfowl. Off U.S. 165 W. 870-473-2869.

THROUGHOUT REGION GENERAL ATTRACTIONS

Pink Tomato Festival, Warren Bradleycountyveterans.org Kartways at Arkansas Motorsports Park – Arkansas’s largest go-kart rental facility. 916 Bradley Rd. 870-820-5595. Arkansasmotorsportspark.com

WASHINGTON

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Historic Washington State Park – 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.

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Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks – Three state parks, with outdoor exhibits and picnic sites, preserve battlefields of the Union Army’s failed Red River campaign: Poison Spring (10 miles west of Camden on Ark. 76), Marks’ Mills (Ark. 97 and 8, southeast of Fordyce) and Jenkins’ Ferry (13 miles southeast of Sheridan on Ark. 46). Brochure on campaign available upon request. 501-682-1191. ArkansasStateParks.com

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Ouachita River – Flows to confluence with Saline River at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. Boating, fishing. Arkansas.com Saline River – Fishing for largemouth and spotted bass, canoeing. Arkansas.com

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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.

Camden Area Chamber of Commerce

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

Marks’ Mills Civil War Site • Nature Center • Grant County Museum • Saracen Landing

Travel our four-county region for colorful history and exciting things to see and do.

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

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A.G. Russell Knives, Inc. ....................100 Ace of Clubs House...........................243 Adams-Vines Recital Hall..................190 Albert Pike School ............................153 Alma Aquatic Park ............................143 Alma Performing Arts Center ...........143 Altus Area Coal Miner’s Memorial ....................................143 Altus Heritage House Museum ........143 American Art Gallery L.L.C. ..............212 Anderson House ...............................190 Argenta Arts & Historic District ........174 Argenta Bead Company....................174 Argenta Community Theater (ACT)..............................174 Argenta Drug Store...........................174 Argenta Farmers Market ..................174 Argenta Market ................................174 Arkadelphia Aquatic Park .................211 Arkadelphia Arts Center ...................211 Arkansas Air & Military Museum .......97 Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo..................................212 Arkansas & Missouri Railroad ......................103, 145, 153 Arkansas Art Trail ...............................94 Arkansas Arts Center ........................168 Arkansas Athletes Outreach Whitaker Sports Center ................97 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Walk .............................168 Arkansas Country Doctor Museum .....................................100 Arkansas Craft Guild & Gallery .........109 Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil & Soul .......199 Arkansas Delta Paddle Trails.............199 Arkansas DeltaMade ........................199 Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame................................241 Arkansas Festival Ballet ....................168 Arkansas Governor’s Mansion .........168 Arkansas Historic Wine Museum .....151 Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum .....................................174 Arkansas Museum of Discovery .......168 Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources ...................................242 Arkansas Post Museum ....................191 Arkansas Post National Memorial ....................................191 Arkansas Queen Riverboat ...............174 Arkansas Railroad Museum..............241 Arkansas Repertory Theatre ............168 Arkansas River Valley Arts Center .................................152 Arkansas River Valley Nature Center .............................145 Arkansas River Visitor Center ...........152 Arkansas Skatium .............................168 Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum .....................................174 Arkansas State Capitol......................168 Arkansas State Capitol Grounds Monuments ................................168 Arkansas State University Convocation Center ....................193 Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery & Bradbury Gallery.........193

Arkansas State University Museum .....................................193 Arkansas Studies Institute ................168 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra ........168 Arkansas Tech Museum ...................152 Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Historic Site .............144 Arkansas Walk of Fame ....................212 Arlington Mall...................................212 Arnett’s Doll Museum ......................110 Art Along the River ...........................168 Artisans Gallery ................................106 Artist Point .......................................101 Artist’s Workshop Gallery.................212 Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas...............241 Arts Center of the Grand Prairie ......197 Arts Center of the Ozarks .................103 Arts Live Theatre ................................97 Arts of Hot Springs, The ...................212 Ashdown City Park ...........................237 Ashley Alexander House...................176 Ashley County Museum ...................240 Aubrey Tapley Park...........................217 Augusta Historic Presbyterian Church ........................................189 Aviation Cadet World .........................94 Ballet Arkansas .................................169 Barnyard Friends & Stables ..............149 Barton Coliseum & State Fairgrounds Complex ..................169 Barton Rock & Roll Museum ............169 Bass Reeves Statue ...........................146 Batesville Historic Commercial District ........................................104 Batesville Motor Speedway..............104 Bathhouse Row ................................212 Baum Gallery of Fine Art ..................166 Bauxite Museum ..............................165 Beatles Sculpture .............................112 Belle Grove Historic District .............146 Belle Museum & Chapel...................144 Belle of Hot Springs ..........................213 Belle of the Bay ................................106 Belle of the Ozarks/Beaver Lake Cruises ..........................................94 Bethel AME Church ..........................105 Bill & Alice Nix Petting Zoo ...............193 Billy’s House of Guitars & Musical Museum ........................212 Blanchard Springs Caverns ...............109 Blue Moon Gallery ...........................213 Blue Spring Heritage Center ...............95 Blythe’s Scott County Museum ........219 BMX Bike Track .................................165 Bonneville House .............................146 Boone County Heritage Museum.......99 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks .........97 Boys & Girls Club of Malvern & Hot Spring County ...................216 Bradley County Historical Museum .....................................243 Bradley County Veterans’ Museum .....................................243 Brickshy’s Backstreet Theater ..........109 Bubba’s Blues Corner .......................191 Buckstaff Bathhouse Company ........213 Buffalo National River ........................94 Bull Shoals Caverns ..........................105 Byrd’s Adventure Center of the Ozarks Zip Line .................150

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Cabot Community Pond ...................165 Cabot Community Theatre & Center Stage Playhouse ..............165 Cabot Skate Park ..............................165 Caddo River Rats Tube & Canoe Rental ..............................211 Calhoun Community School .............240 Calico Rock Historic District..............105 Calico Rock Museum ........................105 Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery ....................................166 Capital Hotel.....................................169 Captain Henderson House ...............211 Carnegie Public Library.......................95 Carroll County Heritage Center ..........94 Cash’s White River Hoedown ...........109 Cecil Traylor Wilson Garden .............240 Celebrity Attractions ........................169 Centennial Baptist Church................191 Center for Art & Education...............153 Center on the Square Performing Arts/Dinner Theatre ...................176 Centerville Dragway .........................144 Centerville Super Speedway ............144 Central Arkansas Nature Center.......169 Central Delta Depot Museum & Visitors Center.........................190 Central High Museum & Visitors Center ............................169 Central High School National Historic Site.................................169 Century Wall.....................................111 Chaffee Barbershop Museum ..........146 Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park ...............197 Charlotte Street Historic District ......239 Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards & Winery ....................................143 Chenal 9 IMAX ..................................169 Cherokee Village...............................105 Cherry Street Pavilion.......................191 Chocoville Cabin ...............................149 City of Murals ...................................241 Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks ..................................244 Civil War River Walk Memorial Trail, The .....................................111 Clark County Historical Museum......211 Clayton House ..................................146 Cleburne County Historical Society ........................................107 Clinton Art ........................................105 Clinton House Museum......................98 Clinton Tour ......................................213 Coal Miner’s Memorial.....................148 Coleman’s Rock Shop .......................216 Collin Raye Museum.........................239 Collins Theater .................................196 Columbia County Courthouse ..........240 Community Gallery ..........................105 Community Theatre of Little Rock ...................................169 Compton Gardens ..............................93 Conway Cemetery State Park ...........237 Conway Symphony Orchestra ..........166 Core Brewing & Distilling Company.....................................103 Cornerstone Bank/Historic Bank of Eureka Springs Museum...........95 Cosmic Cavern ....................................94 Cotter Bridge ....................................106 Council Oak ......................................145

Court Square Park ............................191 Cowie Wine Cellars & Vineyards ......151 Crafts & Antique Shopping ...............112 Crater of Diamonds State Park .........218 Crawford County Courthouse ..........153 Creative Frames................................213 Creekmore Express...........................146 Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour .................95 Crittenden County Museum.............190 Cross County Museum & Archives, The ..............................198 Crossland Zoo ...................................238 Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center ........193 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ................................93 Crystal Mines/Gem, Mineral & Rock Shops..................................217 Crystal Springs Gallery......................213 Curran Hall Visitor Information Center .........................................169 Daisy Airgun Museum ......................101 Daisy Bates Home ............................169 Dallas County Museum ....................239 Darby House Tour Home ..................146 Dardanelle Rock ...............................145 Davidsonville Historic State Park ......111 Deer Acres Zoo .................................148 Delta Cultural Center........................191 Delta Gateway Museum...................190 Delta Heritage Tours.........................191 Delta Rivers Nature Center...............241 Delta Symphony Orchestra ..............193 Depot Museum ................................149 Desha County Courthouse ...............189 Desha County Museum ....................190 Devil’s Backbone Civil War Battlefield ...................................148 Diamond Bear Brewery ....................170 Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center ............................211 Dickey-Stephens Park .......................174 Discovery Place ................................243 Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall ........................166 Downtown Arkadelphia ...................211 Downtown Ashdown........................237 Downtown Calico Rock Developments ............................105 Downtown Fayetteville.......................98 Downtown Historic District ..............239 Downtown McGehee .......................195 Downtown Searcy Murals ................177 Drew County Historical Museum .....................................241 Drew County Regional Archives .......241 Drewry Farm & Orchards .................145 Driving Tours.....................................238 Dryden Pottery .................................213 EACC Fine Arts Center ......................191 Eddie Mae Herron Center ................111 83 Spring Street Gallery .....................95 El Dorado Conference Center...........239 Elliott Meek Nunnally Home, The ..................................238 Elms Plantation, The.........................237 EMOBA .............................................170 Empress of Little Rock ......................170 Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends.......................................241 Esso Gas Station ...............................217 Eudora Garden Center, The ..............190 Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway .........................................95 Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District ..........................................96

Eureka Springs Historic District Tour ..................................96 Eureka Springs Historical Museum .......................................96 Eureka Springs Trolley System & Visitor Welcome Center ...............96 Evans Museum .................................149 Extreme Fun Spot .............................213 Fair Park............................................240 Family Fun Park ................................213 Farmers Market ................170, 213, 241 Faulkner County Museum ................166 Fayetteville Underground...................98 Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs ........213 First Baptist Church of Eudora, The ................................190 Five Star Dinner Theatre ..................213 Forest Path Gallery ...........................213 Forrest City Downtown Murals ........191 Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery ........................................106 Fort Chaffee......................................146 Fort Chaffee McClure Amphitheater .............................146 Fort Roots .........................................175 Fort Smith Little Theatre ..................146 Fort Smith Movie Lounge .................146 Fort Smith Museum of History .........146 Fort Smith National Historic Site ......146 Fort Smith Regional Art Museum .....................................146 Fort Smith River Park........................147 Fort Smith Symphony .......................147 Fort Smith Trolley Museum ..............147 Forum Civic Center ...........................193 Fossil Cove ..........................................98 Four States Antique Auto Museum .....................................243 Four States Entertainment Center .........................................243 Fowler Center ...................................193 Fox Pass Pottery ...............................213 Fresh Air Yoga Studio & Art Gallery ..................................105 Frog Fantasies.....................................96 Fun Factory, The ...............................166 Fun Trackers Family Park ..................213 Funland ............................................175 Gallery Central..................................213 Gangster Museum of America, The...............................213 Gann Museum of Saline County ......165 Garland County Historical Society Archives ......................................213 Garvan Woodland Gardens ..............214 Gates Roger Foundation, Inc., The ......................................105 Gem Community Theatre.................107 Gilbert General Store .......................106 Glenwood Country Club ...................212 Golden Leaves Book Store & Art Gallery ..................................214 Goodbar’s Antique Lamp Store ........167 Grant County Museum/Heritage Village .........................................242 Grant Prairie Center .........................197 Greenwood Veteran’s Memorial ......148 Greyhound Bus Depot ......................190 Guachoya Cultural Art Center ..........193 H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden ....................................170 Hamp Williams Building ...................214 Hampson Archeological Museum State Park....................................198 Hardin Farms & Market Too .............176

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Harding University Benson Auditorium .................................177 Harding University History House .............................177 Hardy ................................................106 Haunted Eureka Ghost Tours..............96 Haunted Pocahontas Tour ................111 Haunted Tours of Little Rock ............170 Headquarters House Museum & Garden ......................................98 Heifer Ranch .....................................152 Heifer Village ....................................170 Helena Little Theatre Productions ................................192 Helena Museum of Phillips County ........................................192 Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center .....................196 Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall ..............................211 Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County ..................217 Herman Davis Memorial ..................194 Hestand Stadium ..............................242 Historic Arkansas Museum...............170 Historic Beaver Bridge ........................93 Historic Black House.........................177 Historic Downtown District/Ozark..............................150 Historic Downtown Keo....................168 Historic Downtown Paragould .........196 Historic Downtown Pocahontas .......111 Historic Downtown Rogers...............101 Historic Helena Civil War Interpretation .............................192 Historic Homes .................................192 Historic Missouri-Pacific Depot ........152 Historic Oark General Store & Café .........................................144 Historic Perot Theatre ......................243 Historic Town....................................112 Historic Washington State Park ........244 Historical Tour ..................................211 Hoot2Scoot ........................................98 Hope Visitors Center & Museum .....................................240 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch ................100 Hot Spring County Museum/ The Boyle House .........................216 Hot Springs Carriage Company ........214 Hot Springs Convention Center ........214 Hot Springs Gallery Walk..................214 Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail ...............................214 Hot Springs Historic District .............214 Hot Springs KOA Mini Golf ...............214 Hot Springs Mountain Tower ...........214 Hot Springs National Park ................214 Hot Springs Visitor Center ................214 Hotel Seville......................................100 Imperial Dinner Theatre, The ...........111 Indian Rock House............................106 Intrigue Theater .................................96 Iris at the Basin Park ...........................96 Iron Mountain Mountain Bike Trail System.................................212 J. Austin White Cultural Center ........190 J&P Ranch.........................................176 Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service .......................110 Jacksonport State Park .....................108 Jacksonville Military History Museum .....................................167 Janssen Park .....................................217 Jerome Historic Marker ....................195

Jewel Box, The ....................................96 Jimmy Driftwood’s Barn ...................109 Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery ..................174 John Brown University .....................102 John H. Johnson Cultural & Educational Museum..................189 John Paul McConnell Exhibit ............144 Johnson County Historic Sites ..........144 Johnson County Historical Society Heritage Center ..........................144 Jones Center, The .............................103 Jonesboro Art Galleries ....................193 Jonesboro Downtown ......................193 Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum .....................................214 Justus Fine Art Gallery......................214 Kartways at Arkansas Motorsports Park........................244 Keels Creek Winery ............................96 Kelly Courtyard, The .........................192 Ken Theatre, The ..............................195 “King Biscuit Time” Radio Show .......192 King Opera House.............................153 Klipsch Auditorium ...........................240 Korea/Vietnam & Firefighters Memorials ..................................243 La Petite Roche Plaza........................170 Lakeport Plantation ..........................194 Lantern Theatre, The ........................166 Legacy Fine Art .................................215 Lepanto’s “A Painted House”............194 Leslie.................................................108 Lester Flatt Memorial Park ...............176 Lily Peter Auditorium .......................192 Lindbergh Marker.............................194 Lisa’s .................................................168 Little Rock Air Force Base .................167 Little Rock Campaign Civil War Marker ........................................170 Little Rock Carriage Company ..........170 Little Rock Climbing Center ..............170 Little Rock Tours ...............................171 Little Rock Zoo ..................................171 Loberg Park ......................................107 Log Cabin Museum...........................106 Logan County Coal Miners Memorial & Museum .................151 Logan County Museum ....................151 Lonoke County Museum ..................174 Louisiana Purchase State Park..........190 Lower White River Museum State Park....................................166 Lum & Abner Museum & Jot ’Em Down Store .................................218 Lyon College .....................................105 Lyon College Holloway Theatre ........105 Lyon College Kresge Gallery .............105 Lyric Theater .....................................100 MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History ...........................171 Magic Springs Water & Theme Park.................................215 Magnolia Cemetery..........................192 Malco Theatre ..................................215 Malvern City Park .............................216 Malvern Community Center ............217 Malvern Country Club ......................217 Mammoth Spring State Park ............109 Maple Hill Cemetery & Helena Confederate Cemetery ...............192 Margland Bed & Breakfast ...............242 Marianna/Lee County Museum .......194 Mark Martin Museum ......................105 Marked Tree Delta Area Museum .....................................195

Marks’ Mills Cemetery Park .............239 Marlsgate Plantation ........................176 Martha Mitchell Home.....................242 Massard Prairie Civil War Battlefield Park ...........................147 Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum & Study Center ...........................196 Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic, The ..................................215 Maynard Pioneer Museum ..............109 McCollum-Chidester House .............238 McKinney-O’Conner House ..............239 Mellon’s Country Store ....................110 Mena Art Gallery ..............................217 Mena Depot Center .........................217 Mid-America Science Museum (MASM) .......................215 Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel...........................................93 Miller County Memorial ...................243 Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours ..........................109 Miss Laura’s Players..........................147 Miss Laura’s Visitor Center ...............147 Mississippi County Historical Center .........................................195 MOCCA (Museum of Chicot County) .......................................194 Montgomery County Front Porch Stage .................................217 Monticello Confederate Monument..................................241 Monticello North Main Historic District ........................................241 Monument Plaza ..............................243 Morrilton Historic District ................149 Morris Antiques................................168 Mosaic Templars Cultural Center .........................................171 Mount Bethel Winery ......................143 Mount Holly Cemetery.....................171 Mount Olive United Methodist Church ........................................153 Mountain Valley Spring Company.....................................215 Mountain Village 1890 .....................105 Movies in the Park............................171 Murals ..............................145, 192, 240 Murry’s Dinner Playhouse ................171 Museum Lepanto USA......................194 Museum of Automobiles .................149 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) of Hot Springs ...............215 Museum of Native American History ..........................................93 Museum of Regional History............243 Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie .........................................197 Musical Shows ..................................112 Mystic Caverns .................................100 National Cemetery/Fayetteville .........98 National Cemetery/Fort Smith.........147 National Cemetery/Little Rock .........171 National Commemorative Site .........144 National Fish Hatcheries ..................112 National Guard Museum..................175 National Park Aquarium ...................215 National Park Duck Tours .................215 Natural Bridge ..................................105 Neumeier Winery.............................154 Nevada County Depot Museum.......242 New Great Passion Play, The ..............96 New Hope Missionary Baptist Church ........................................194 New Rocky Comfort Museum ..........240

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Newton House Museum ..................239 Nite Lite Outdoors ............................144 Norfork National Fish Hatchery........111 North Central Arkansas Art Gallery ........................................106 North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAFAE)....................106 Northwest Arkansas Naturals...........103 Nut House ........................................168 Oak Cemetery ..................................147 Oak Leaf Gallery & Gift Shop............100 Oakland Cemetery ...........................238 Oaklawn Racing & Gaming ...............215 Oil Heritage Park ..............................239 Old Company House.........................238 Old Frisco Depot...............................153 Old Gin Antiques ..............................168 Old Independence Regional Museum .....................................105 Old Jail Museum...............................148 Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, The .....................................175 Old Mill, The .....................................110 Old Rock Gym ...................................148 Old Spanish Treasure Cave ...............103 Old State House Museum ................171 On Target Indoor Firing Range .........215 Onyx Cave...........................................96 Opera In The Ozarks at Inspiration Point ...........................96 Oppelo Flea Market..........................150 Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery .......................212 Ouachita Baptist University Jones Performing Arts Center...............212 Ouachita Bend Adventures ..............217 Ouachita Little Theatre.....................217 Ouachita River Trail & Whitewater Boating Park ...............................217 Our Lady of the Lake Church Museum .....................................194 Ozark Area Depot Museum..............150 Ozark Bridge .....................................150 Ozark Center Point Place ..................103 Ozark Corn Maze ................................94 Ozark Folk Center State Park ............110 Ozark Folkways Heritage Center ......103 Ozark Heritage Arts Center & Museum .....................................108 Ozark History Mural .........................150 Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down ...............96 Ozark Mountain Music Makers ........112 Parachute Inn ...................................112 Paragould Community Center & Water Park ..................................196 Paragould War Memorial/Statue of Liberty ....................................196 Park at West End, The ......................147 Parkin Archeological State Park........196 Paul Michael Company.....................194 Paul W. Klipsch Museum ..................240 Pea Ridge National Military Park......101 Pearls Unique ...................................111 Peebles Farm ....................................189 Peel Ferry .........................................106 Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens..........................93 Performing Arts Center ....................148 Perry County Historical Museum .....................................152 Phillips Community College..............192 Photographer’s Island ......................243 Pickles Gap Village............................166 Pillow-Thompson House ..................192

Pine Bluff Convention Center ...........242 Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum .....................242 Pine Bluff Symphony ........................242 Pine Mountain Theater ......................96 Pinnacle Hills Promenade.................102 Pioneer Village .................................177 Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf ...........215 Plantation Agriculture Museum .......176 Playtime Pizza...................................171 Pleasant Crossing .............................102 Pocket Community Theatre..............215 Political History Audio Tour ..............171 Pomeroy Planetarium ......................241 Popeye Statue ..................................143 Post Winery ......................................143 Potts Inn Museum ............................152 Powhatan Historic State Park ...........111 Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park....................................101 President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site ..................240 Pumpkin Hollow ...............................197 Quapaw Baths & Spa........................215 Quapaw Quarter ..............................171 Quartz Crystal Mines/ Rock Shops..................................215 Queen Wilhelmina State Park ..........217 Quicksilver Art & Fine Craft Gallery ..........................................96 Quigley’s Castle ..................................96 Raimondo Winery ............................106 Randolph County Heritage Museum .....................................111 Randolph County Quilt Trail, The .....................................111 Randolph Music Theater ..................111 Rapps Barren Settlement .................109 READ Haunted House.......................217 Rector Community Museum ............196 Rector Mural ....................................196 Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park ..............................167 Refined Ale Brewery.........................171 Resettlement Village ........................112 Reynolds Science Center Planetarium ................................212 Rialto Community Arts Center .........149 Rialto Theatre ...................................177 Riddle’s Elephant & Wildlife Sanctuary ....................................167 Ritz Civic Center ...............................190 Ritz Theatre ......................................217 River Market .....................................172 River Rail Trolley ...............................172 Riverside International Speedway ...................................198 Robinson Center Music Hall .............172 Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 ..................112 Rock Town Distillery .........................172 Rockport United Methodist Church ........................................217 Rogers Historical Museum ...............102 Rogers Little Theater ........................102 Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery ....................................196 Rowdy Adventures ...........................218 Royal Theatre ...................................165 Rubye & Henry Connerly Museum .....................................191 Rush Historic District ........................112 Sager Creek Arts Center ...................102 Sans Souci Landing ...........................195 Saracen Landing ...............................242

Satori Arts Temple ..............................96 Saunders Museum .............................94 Schaefers Corn Maze ........................174 Scott Heritage Farm..........................176 Scott Joplin Mural.............................243 Scott Plantation Settlement .............176 Selma Methodist Church..................241 Selma Rosenwald School..................241 Serendipity at the Crescent ................97 Serenity Farm Bread.........................108 Sevier County Historical Society Museum .....................................239 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History ........................................103 Shoppach House Historic Park .........165 Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills, The .........102 Shopping/Art Galleries ......104, 107, 172, 175, 219 Siloam Springs Museum...................103 Silver Moon Cinema .........................166 Slaughter Pen Bike Park......................94 Smackover Ghost Tours ....................242 Smackover Historic Commercial District ........................................243 Sons of the Ozarks Music Theater .......................................110 South Arkansas Arts Center .............239 South Arkansas Symphony ...............239 Southern Arkansas University Brinson Fine Arts Building ..........240 Southern Arkansas University Farm Tours ..................................240 Southern Tenant Farmers Museum .....................................197 Southland Park Gaming & Racing .........................................198 St. Charles Museum .........................197 St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church ...........97 St. Francis County Museum .............191 St. Francis River Bridge .....................194 St. Mary’s Catholic Church ...............143 State Line Post Office & Federal Building .......................................243 Statehouse Convention Center ........172 Stone County Tourist Guide & Information Center .....................110 StoneCreek Ranch Resort.................109 Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Academy & Coury House Retreat Center ............................153 Superlift Off-Road Vehicle Park ........215 Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery ..........................................97 Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) ...........................98 T-Rex Go-Karts/Laser Tag..................215 T-Rex Jurassic Indoor Golf ................215 Tara’s Affordable Art.........................216 Taylor’s Contemporanea Fine Arts......................................216 Terra Studios.......................................98 Texarkana Regional Arts Center .......243 That Bookstore in Blytheville ...........190 Thermal Bathing & Day Spas ............216 Thorncrown Chapel ............................97 Tiny Town .........................................216 Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park....................................176 Tontitown Historical Museum ..........103 Tontitown Winery.............................103 TRAHC ARTS! on Main .....................243 Transportation Depot & Plaza ..........216 Trout Nature Center .........................109 Turkey Track Bluegrass .....................219

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Turner Neal Museum of Natural History ........................................241 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ......97 21c Museum Hotel .............................94 Two Rivers Museum .........................237 Tyler Bend Visitor Center .................109 UAFS Drennen-Scott Historical Site ..............................153 UARK Bowl..........................................99 UCA Public Appearances ..................166 Union Square District .......................239 University Museum & Cultural Center .........................................242 University of Arkansas/ Fayetteville....................................99 University of Arkansas/Fayetteville Sports Museums...........................99 University of Arkansas/Little Rock Fine Arts Galleries.......................172 University of Arkansas/Monticello Fine Arts Building........................241 University of Arkansas/Pine Bluff Fine Art Gallery ...........................242 University of the Ozarks Walton Fine Arts Center ..........................145 Van Buren County Historical Society Museum .........................105 Van Buren Downtown Historic District ........................................154 Verizon Arena ...................................175 Veteran’s Park...................................168 Vienna Theatre, The .........................216 Village Players, The.............................93 Vineyard Cabin .................................148 Vintage Motorcar Museum ..............107 Visitors Center & Museum ...............238 Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden ........................................172 Volcano Falls Miniature Golf ............216 Walmart Visitor Center ......................94 Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum, The..............................112 Walnut Ridge Depot .........................112 Walton Arts Center.............................99 War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake.................................102 War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge .........................................102 War Memorial Stadium ....................172 Warfield Concerts.............................192 Weekend Theatre .............................172 Wegner Crystal Mines ......................218 Wegner Museum & Warehouse ......218 West Memphis Civic Auditorium .....198 Western Arkansas Ballet ..................148 Whitton Farms..................................197 Wiederkehr Wine Cellars .................154 Wiggins Cabin...................................238 Wild River Country ...........................175 Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari .............................................99 Wildwood Park .................................172 William Carl Garner Visitor Center .........................................107 William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park .............................172 Winery, The ......................................216 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute .........149 Witness, The.....................................216 Wolf House .......................................111 World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum ..................195 Wright’s Rock Shop ..........................216 Wynne-Phillips House ......................239 Zarks… a fine design gallery ...............97

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Arkansas River ..........154, 166, 173, 242 Arkansas River Trail ..................173, 175 Aux Arc Park .....................................150 Bayou Meto Urban Canoe Trail ........167 Bear Creek Cycle Trail .......................212 Beaver Lake ......................................104 Beaverfork Lake ................................166 Bell Park............................................148 Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area & Nature Trail .....................174 Ben Geren Regional Park..................148 Big Creek Natural Area .....................107 Big Dam Bridge .................................173 Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge.........................................194 Blue Mountain Lake .........................144 Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area ...................144 Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary ............152 Brady Mountain Riding Stables ........218 Buffalo National River ......................133 Buffalo River Canopy Tour ................101 Bull Shoals Lake ................................113 Bull Shoals-White River State Park....................................108 Burns Park ........................................175 Cache River Wildlife Management Area......................189 Caddo River ......................................212 Caddo River Ranch ...........................218 Cadron Settlement Park ...................166 Camden Riverfront ...........................238 Cane Creek State Park ......................243 Castleberry Riding Stables................216 Chief Whitehorse Riding Stable........173 Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area......................189 Circle L Ranch Trail Rides ..................148 City Parks ..........148, 166, 167, 173, 242 Cleburne County Motocross ............107 Clinton Presidential Park Bridge .......173 Collins Creek (Catch-andRelease Area) ..............................107 Cossatot River ..................................217 Cossatot River State Park/ Natural Area ...............................219 Cove Lake Recreation Area...............151 Craighead Forest Park ......................193 Crooked Creek ..................................112 Crossett Centennial Park ..................238 Crossett City Park/Lucas Pond..........238 Crossett RV Park & Harbor ...............239 Crowley’s Ridge State Park ...............197 Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area......................241 Daisy State Park ................................216 DeGray Lake .....................................212 DeGray Lake Resort State Park .........212 Delta Heritage Trail...........................190 Devil’s Den State Park.......................103 Dorey Fish Farm ...............................240 Downtown Riverside RV Park ...........175 El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex ...................239 Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge.........................................239 Flatside Wilderness Area..................152 Foothills & Hurley Arenas.................145 Foreman City Park ............................240 Fourche Creek Wetlands ..................173 Geo-Float Trail ..................................218 Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road.........................199

Greers Ferry Lake .............................113 Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery .....................................107 Gulpha Gorge Campground .............216 Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area ..........................151 Hickory Nut Mountain Vista/ Recreation Area ..........................219 Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum & Elk Information Center............100 Hindman Park Urban Canoe Trail .....173 Hobbs State ParkConservation Area ......................102 Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge.........................................145 Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area......................167 Horseback Riding................................97 Horsehead Lake Recreation Area .....145 Houseboating, Lake Fun ...........113, 219 Illinois Bayou River ...........................145 Jack Creek Recreation Area ..............144 Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park ........194 Jeff Anderson Memorial Trail ...........107 Jefferson County Regional Park ........242 JFK Overlook Park .............................107 Josh Park Memorial Trail ..................108 Junction Bridge.................................173 Kings River ........................................104 Knoppers Ford Recreation Area .......144 Lake Catherine..................................216 Lake Catherine State Park ................216 Lake Charles State Park ....................111 Lake Chicot State Park ......................194 Lake Columbia ..................................240 Lake Conway.....................................166 Lake Dardanelle State Park...............152 Lake Des Arc .....................................167 Lake Enterprise .................................244 Lake Fort Smith State Park ...............101 Lake Frierson State Park ...................193 Lake Greeson ....................................218 Lake Hamilton ..................................216 Lake Hinkle .......................................219 Lake Leatherwood Park ......................97 Lake Ludwig ......................................145 Lake Maumelle .................................173 Lake Monticello ................................241 Lake Ouachita ...................................216 Lake Ouachita State Park..................218 Lake Ouachita Vista Trail ..................219 Lake Overcup ....................................150 Lake Poinsett State Park ...................191 Lake Saracen Walking Trail ...............242 Lake Sylvia Recreation Area .............152 Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose Wellness Center/Sports Complex ......................................191 Little Missouri Falls ...........................212 Little Missouri River..........................219 Little Red River .........................108, 113 Little Rock Audubon Center .............173 Loco Ropes .......................................110 Logoly State Park ..............................240 Lonesome D Horse Camp .................151 Long Pool Recreation Area ...............145 McMillan Park ..................................217 Millwood Lake ..................................237 Millwood Landing Golf & RV Resort ....................................237 Millwood State Park .........................237 Mississippi River Overlooks ..............190 Mississippi River State Park ..............194 Moro Bay State Park.........................240

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Mossy Bluff Trail & Buckeye Trail .......................108, 113 Mount Magazine State Park .............151 Mount Nebo State Park....................145 Mountain Harbor Riding Stable .......218 Mulberry River .................................150 Narrows Dam Trout Fishing ..............218 National Scenic 7 Byway ..................154 Nimrod Lake .....................................218 Norfork Lake & North Fork River......113 North Cadron Creek .................166, 167 North River Landing .........................175 North Shore Riverwalk .....................176 Old Post Mountain Bike Trail ............153 Ouachita National Forest .................219 Ouachita National Recreation Trail ...........................219 Ouachita River ..........................219, 244 Overflow National Wildlife Refuge.........................................244 Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail ...........104, 145, 150 Ozark Lake ........................................150 Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail ............113 Ozark National Forest...............104, 110 Panther Valley Ranch .......................216 Peabody Park....................................173 Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area ..............152 Petit Jean State Park.........................150 Pinnacle Mountain State Park ..........173 Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge ...............97 Pleasant Hill Shooting Range ...........145 Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge.........................................237 Prim Rocks ........................................108 Quapaw Canoe Company.................192 Recycling Education Park..................167 Reed Mountain Park, Dam Overlook & River Bluff Nature Trail .................................151 Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center & Wildlife Management Area......................238 Ridges at Village Creek State Park, The .....................................198 River Front Park ................................167 River Reach Park...............................192 Saline River ...............................165, 244 Sandy Beach Park .............................238 Scenic Byways & Drives ......104, 113, 154, 199, 219 Seven Devils Swamp.........................241 Shoal Bay & Paris City Lake ..............151 Shores Lake Recreation Area............150 Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp ..........151 South Arkansas Arboretum ..............239 South Fork of the Spring River .........109 Southern Fairways ............................237 Spadra Waterfront Marina ...............145 Spring River ..............................107, 114 Springhill Park Mountain Bike Trail .....................................148 St. Francis National Forest................195 Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail ................106 Sugarloaf Mountain..........................108 Sugarloaf Mountain Island ...............108 Swan Sightings..................................108 Sylamore Creek Trail.........................110 Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail .............110 Talimena National Scenic Byway ......217 Toad Suck Park..................................166 Trails .........................................154, 176 Tri-County Lake.................................240 Tri-Lakes............................................219

Truman Baker Park ...........................219 Two Rivers Bridge .............................173 Village Creek State Park ...................199 Walk Railroad History Hiking Trail ..................................112 Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge.........................................197 War Eagle Creek ...............................104 Wattensaw Bayou Water Trail ..........167 Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area......................167 White Oak Lake State Park ...............238 White River.......................104, 114, 167 White River National Wildlife Refuge/Visitors Center ...............197 White Rock Mountain Recreation Area ..........................150 Wilderness Areas .....................104, 114 Wildlife Management Areas ............199 William E. “Bill� Clark Presidential Park Wetlands.............................173 Willow Springs Water Park ...............174 Winding Stairs ..................................218 Withrow Springs State Park..............100 Wolf Pen Gap....................................217 Wolf Pen Recreation Area ................145 Womble Trail ....................................219 Woolly Hollow State Park .................167

cities

Alma .................................................143 Altheimer .........................................237 Altus .................................................143 Arkadelphia .............................. 211-212 Arkansas City ....................................189 Ashdown ..........................................237 Augusta ............................................189 Barton...............................................190 Batesville ..........................................104 Bauxite .............................................165 Beaver ................................................93 Bella Vista ...........................................93 Benton ..............................................165 Bentonville ................................... 93-94 Berryville ............................................94 Bismarck ...........................................212 Blytheville .........................................190 Booneville.........................................144 Boxley .................................................94 Bradley .............................................237 Brinkley ............................................190 Bull Shoals ........................................105 Cabot ........................................ 165-166 Calico Rock .......................................105 Camden ............................................238 Cave Springs .......................................94 Centerville ........................................144 Charleston ........................................144 Cherokee Village...............................105 Clarksville .........................................144 Clinton ..............................................105 Columbus .........................................238 Conway .............................................166 Cotter ...............................................106 Crossett ............................................238 Daisy .................................................212 Dardanelle ........................................145 De Queen .........................................239 Des Arc ..................................... 166-167 Dover ................................................145 Dumas ..............................................190 Earle .................................................190 El Dorado ..........................................239 Eudora ..............................................190

Eureka Springs .............................. 94-97 Fairfield Bay ......................................106 Fayetteville ................................... 97-99 Flippin...............................................106 Fordyce .............................................239 Foreman ...........................................240 Forrest City .......................................191 Fort Smith.........................................145 Gamaliel ...........................................106 Gentry ................................................99 Gilbert ..............................................106 Gillett ................................................191 Glenwood .........................................212 Greenbrier ........................................167 Greenwood ......................................148 Hackett .............................................148 Hamburg...........................................240 Hardy ........................................ 106-107 Harrisburg ........................................191 Harrison...................................... 99-100 Hazen................................................167 Heber Springs ........................... 107-108 Helena-West Helena ................ 191-192 Hope .................................................240 Hot Springs ............................... 212-216 Huntsville..........................................100 Jacksonport ......................................108 Jacksonville.......................................167 Jasper ...............................................100 Jersey................................................240 Jessieville ..........................................216 Jonesboro .........................................193 Keo ........................................... 167-168 Kirby .................................................206 Lake Village............................... 193-194 Lakeview ...........................................108 Leola .................................................240 Lepanto ............................................194 Leslie.................................................108 Lincoln ..............................................100 Little Rock ................................. 168-174 Lonoke ..............................................174 Lowell ...............................................100 Madison ...........................................194 Magazine ..........................................149 Magnolia ..........................................240 Malvern .................................... 216-217 Mammoth Spring .............................109 Manila ..............................................194 Mansfield .........................................149 Marianna ..........................................194 Marked Tree .....................................195 Marshall ...........................................109 Mayflower ........................................174 Maynard ...........................................109 McCrory............................................195 McGehee ..........................................195 McNeil ..............................................240 Mena ................................................217 Monticello ........................................241 Morrilton ..........................................149 Mount Ida................................. 217-218 Mountain Home ...............................109 Mountain Pine..................................218 Mountain View ......................... 109-110 Mountainburg ..................................101 Mulberry ..........................................150 Murfreesboro ...................................218 Newport ................................... 110-111 Norfork .............................................111 Norman ............................................218 North Little Rock....................... 174-176 Okolona ............................................218 Ola ....................................................218

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Oppelo..............................................150 Osceola .............................................195 Otto ..................................................176 Ozark ................................................150 Paragould .........................................196 Paris ..................................................151 Parkin ...............................................196 Pea Ridge ..........................................101 Pelsor................................................151 Perryville ..........................................152 Piggott ..............................................196 Pine Bluff .................................. 241-242 Pine Ridge.........................................218 Pocahontas .......................................111 Ponca ................................................101 Pottsville ...........................................152 Powhatan .........................................111 Prairie Grove ....................................101 Prescott ............................................242 Rector ...............................................196 Rogers....................................... 101-102 Rohwer .............................................196 Royal .................................................218 Russellville ........................................152 Salem................................................112 Scott .................................................176 Searcy ....................................... 176-177 Sheridan ...........................................242 Shirley...............................................112 Siloam Springs .......................... 102-103 Smackover ........................................242 Springdale ........................................103 St. Charles ........................................197 St. Francis .........................................197 Star City ............................................243 Stuttgart ...........................................197 Subiaco .............................................153 Sulphur Springs ................................103 Texarkana .........................................243 Tontitown .........................................103 Turrell ...............................................197 Tyronza .............................................197 Van Buren .........................................153 Walcott .............................................197 Waldron............................................219 Walnut Ridge ....................................112 Warren .............................................243 Washington ......................................244 West Fork .........................................103 West Memphis .................................198 Wickes ..............................................219 Wiederkehr Village ...........................154 Wilmot..............................................244 Wilson ..............................................198 Winslow............................................103 Wynne ..............................................198 Yellville..............................................112

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ADVERTISING & TOURIST PROMOTION COMMISSIONS/ CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE/ RELOCATION Bentonville.............................. 134 Camden .................................. 248 Cherokee Village ..................... 125 Conway ................................... 177 El Dorado ................................ 246 Eureka Springs ........................ 129 Fayetteville ............................. 137 Forrest City ............................. 204 Fort Smith ............................... 154 Harrison .................................. 116 Heber Springs ......................... 124 Helena-West Helena............... 205 Hot Springs ............................. 223 Hot Springs Village.............. 220, C Jonesboro ............................... 201 Little Rock ............................... 181 Living in Arkansas ..................... 85 Mountain Home ..................... 120 North Little Rock..................... 181 Ozark ...................................... 157 Pine Bluff ................................ 249 Rogers-Lowell Area ................. 139 Russellville .............................. 159 Springdale............................... 138 Texarkana................................ 245 Van Buren ............................... 156 West Memphis ....................... 207 Wiederkehr Village ................. 157 ATTRACTIONS/ARTS Arkansas & Missouri Railroad ......................... 136, C Arkansas Department of Heritage ........................... 89 Arkansas Fishing & Outdoors Guide ................... 79 Arkansas Game & Fish Nature Centers .................... 85 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra ....................... 184, C Arkansas Travelers .................. 177 Belle of Hot Springs ................ 227 Blanchard Springs Caverns ..... 126 Cosmic Cavern .................... 133, C Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ................. 134 Garvan Woodland Gardens .... 227 Glenwood Country Club ......... 230 Little Rock Tours ..................... 180 Loco Ropes ............................. 126 Magic Springs Water & Theme Park........................ 226 Museum of Automobiles .... 159, C The Natural State Golf Trail ...... 77

Northwest Arkansas Naturals ............................. 136 Oaklawn Racing & Gaming....................... 224, C Opera in the Ozarks ................ 130 Post Winery ............................ 159 The Ridges at Village Creek .... 203 Rowdy Adventures ................. 230 Southland Park Gaming & Racing ............................ 206 Terra Studios........................... 136 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge................................ 133 William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park .................... 183 BED & BREAKFASTS/CONDOS/ HOTELS/INNS/LODGES/ MOTELS/VACATION RENTALS Aloft Rogers-Bentonville ......... 136 Americas Best Value Inn ........... 88 Austin Convention Hotel & Spa ................................. 220 Basin Park Hotel ..................... 130 Bavarian Inn Lodge & Restaurant...................... 132 Baymont Inn & Suites ............. 225 Best Western Inn of the Ozarks ..................... 131 Best Western of Arkansas.... 86-87 Best Western Winners Circle Inn ........................ 225, C Candlewood Suites/ Conway .............................. 178 Capital Hotel ........................... 185 The Chancellor Hotel .............. 137 Cliff House Inn ........................ 114 Comfort Inn/ Eureka Springs ................... 132 Comfort Inn & Suites/ Conway .............................. 178 Comfort Inn & Suites/ Hot Springs ........................ 220 Comfort Suites/Conway.......... 178 Comfort Suites/Hot Springs .... 225 Crescent Hotel & Spa.............. 133 Holiday Inn Express & Suites/ Conway .............................. 178 Holiday Inn Presidential Center ................................ 182 Queen of Diamonds Inn ......... 230 Stan Jones Mallard Lodge ....... 202 21c Museum Hotel ................. 135 Vacation Rentals, Inc. ............. 139 BOAT DOCK/HOUSEBOAT RENTALS/MARINA Almost Home Houseboat Rentals ............................... 232

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Aqua Fun ................................ 232 101 Boat Dock/101’s Place ..... 114 CAMPING/CANOEING/ COTTAGES/LOG CABINS Beaver Lakefront Cabins ......... 128 Buffalo Outdoor Center Cabins & Canoe Rentals ..... 117 Buffalo River Outfitters........... 119 Silver Run Cabins .................... 121 Wild Bill’s Outfitter ................. 118 REGIONAL TOURIST ASSOCIATIONS Arkansas Delta Byways ........... 200 Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks ............................ 158 Arkansas’ Land of Legends ..... 249 Arkansas’ South ...................... 247 Arkansas’s Great Southwest ... 244 Diamond Lakes ....................... 221 Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River................... 122 Heart of Arkansas/Arkansas At The Center..................... 179 Northwest Arkansas ............... 128 Ozark Gateway ....................... 125 Ozark Mountain Region .......... 115 Western Arkansas’ Mountain Frontier ............. 155 RESORTS/RESORT LIVING Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa ................................. 222 Clarion On The Lake................ 220 Delta Resort ........................ 206, C Gaston’s White River Resort .... IBC Highway 27 Fishing Village ..... 232 Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina............................ 229 Lindsey’s Resort ...................... 123 Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa ................................. 233 Rainbow Drive Resort ............. 121 Red Apple Inn ......................... 121 Self Creek Lodge & Marina ..... 231 Stetson’s On The White .......... 119 Tanyard Springs ...................... 161 STATE PARKS Arkansas State Parks............ 70-71 DeGray Lake Resort State Park........................... 228 Mount Magazine State Park........................... 160 Ozark Folk Center State Park........................... 127 C = Coupon

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City

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Web Site

Hickory Creek Marina Horseshoe Bend Lost Bridge Marina Prairie Creek Marina Rocky Branch Marina Starkey Marina War Eagle Marina

Lowell Rogers Garfield Rogers Rogers Eureka Springs Springdale

479-751-7366 479-925-1545 479-359-3222 479-925-1623 479-925-1300 479-253-8194 479-751-2050

Hickorycreekmarina.com

Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock

Bull Shoals

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Coon Creek Fishing Resort Hwy. 125 Marina Lakeview Cove Marina Lead Hill Boat Dock, Inc. Oakland Marina Tucker Hollow Boat Dock

Peel Peel Lakeview Lead Hill Oakland Lead Hill

870-445-4424 870-445-4166 870-436-5405 870-436-5390 870-431-5291 870-422-7444 870-431-5381 870-436-5564

Bismarck Arkadelphia

501-865-2851 870-246-4310

Degray.com Iron-mountain.com

Choctaw Marina Dam Site Marina Eden Isle Marina Fairfield Bay Marina Heber Springs Marina Lacey’s Narrows Marina Peter’s Sugar Loaf Marina Shiloh Marina

Choctaw Heber Springs Heber Springs Fairfield Bay Heber Springs Greers Ferry Higden Greers Ferry

Choctawmarina.com Damsitemarina.com Edenislemarina.com Fairfieldbaymarina.com Hsmarina.com/home.htm Laceymarina.com Sugarloafmarina.com

Smith’s Hillcreek Marina

Prim

501-745-2666 501-362-2333 501-362-2232 501-884-6030 501-362-8838 800-401-0440 501-654-2555 501-825-6237 888-410-3083 870-948-2230

Morrilton

501-727-5441

PetitJeanStatePark.com

Greenbrier

501-679-2098

ArkansasStateParks.com/woollyhollow

Hot Springs

501-844-4176

ArkansasStateParks.com/lakecatherine

Lake Village

870-265-5480

ArkansasStateParks.com/lakechicot

Lostbridgemarina.com Prairiecreekmarina.com Uglyjohns.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?T0=319&T1=322 Starkeymarina.com

BULL SHOALS LAKE: Coon-creek.com 125marina.com Lakeviewcovemarina.com Oaklandmarina.net/index.htm

DEGRAY LAKE: DeGray Lake Resort State Park Marina Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina

GREERS FERRY LAKE:

Shilohmarina.com

LAKE BAILEY: Petit Jean State Park Boat Dock

LAKE BENNETT: Woolly Hollow State Park Boat Dock

LAKE CATHERINE: Lake Catherine State Park Boat Dock

LAKE CHICOT: Lake Chicot State Park Boat Dock

marinas and boat docks LAKE DARDANELLE:

City

telephone

Dardanelle Marine Service Lake Dardanelle State Park Boat Dock Russellville Marina, Boat Repair & Cabins

Dardanelle

479-229-2497

Russellville Russellville

479-967-5516 479-967-1543 877-861-7350

Russellvillemarina.com

Wynne

870-238-9406

ArkansasStateParks.com/villagecreek

New Hope Kirby Murfreesboro

870-398-5490 870-398-5000 870-285-2272 877-300-9515

Web Site

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LAKE DUNN: Village Creek State Park Boat Dock

LAKE GREESON: Highway 70 Landing & Marina Self Creek Lodge & Marina Swaha Lodge & Marina

Selfcreek.com Swahacabins.com

LAKE HAMILTON: Hot Springs Marina

Hot Springs

501-525-7776

Roland

501-868-5558

Royal Royal Mountain Pine Story Royal Mount Ida

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Bradymtn.com Crystalspringsresort.com EchoCanyonAR.com Highway27fishingvillage.homestead.com Hillslake.com

Mountain Pine Mount Ida Mount Ida Jessieville Mount Ida

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Ashdown Ashdown

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LAKE MAUMELLE: Jolly Roger Marina

LAKE OUACHITA: Brady Mountain Resort & Marina Crystal Springs Resort Echo Canyon Resort Highway 27 Fishing Village Hill’s Lake Escape Lake Ouachita Shores Resort Lake Ouachita State Park Marina Little Fir Landing Mountain Harbor Marina North Shores Resort & Marina Shangri-La Resort

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MILLWOOD LAKE: Bull Frog Marina Millwood State Park Marina

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NORFORK LAKE: Buzzard Roost Harbor Cranfield Boat Dock, Inc. Fout Boat Dock Jordan Marina Lake Norfork Marina 101 Boat Dock Panther Bay Marina, Inc. Quarry Marina Tracy Ferry Marina

Mountain Home 870-492-5346 Mountain Home 870-492-5191 800-485-1769 Gamaliel 870-467-5341 Jordan 870-499-7348 Henderson 870-488-5229 Gamaliel 870-467-5252 Mountain Home 870-492-5151 Mountain Home 870-499-5388 800-664-5640 Mountain Home 870-491-5335

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City

telephone

Arkansas River Queen Marina Charlie’s Hidden Harbor Island Harbor Marina Little Rock Yacht Club River Valley Marina Spadra Waterfront Marina Wildcat Marina

Dumas Morrilton Pine Bluff Little Rock Little Rock Spadra Van Buren

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Lindsey’s Resort

Heber Springs

Lobo Landing Resort Red River Trout Dock Swinging Bridge Resort

Heber Springs Heber Springs Heber Springs

501-362-3139 800-305-8790 501-362-5802 501-362-2197 501-362-3327

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Salesville Salesville Norfork Norfork

870-499-7214 870-499-5381 877-240-8382 870-499-5311

Rainbowtroutresort.com Norfork.com/genes Norfork.com/troutdock/ Rosestroutdock.com

Jersey

870-463-8555

ArkansasStateParks.com/morobay

Mountain View Lakeview

800-794-2226 870-431-5557

Anglerswhiteriver.com ArkansasStateParks.com/bullshoalswhiteriver

Calico Rock Cotter Lakeview Cotter Mountain View

870-297-8183 800-447-7538 870-431-5202 866-435-6535 870-585-2211

Cottertroutdock.com Gastons.com Hisplaceresort.net Jacksresort.com

Calico Rock Calico Rock Lakeview Cotter Gassville Mountain Home

870-297-8987 870-297-4543 870-431-5678 870-430-5217 870-435-6303 870-435-6144

Bull Shoals Flippin Flippin Mountain Home Flippin

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LITTLE RED RIVER:

NORTH FORK RIVER: Charlie’s Rainbow Trout Resort Gene’s Trout Fishing Resort Norfork Trout Dock Roses Trout Dock

OUACHITA RIVER: Moro Bay State Park Marina

WHITE RIVER: Anglers White River Resort Bull Shoals-White River State Park Boat Dock Calico Rock Trout Dock Cotter Trout Dock Gaston’s White River Resort His Place Resort Jack’s Fishing Resort Jenkins Fishing Service and Motel Lindsey Trout Dock Newland’s Rainbow Drive Resort Red Bud Dock Rim Shoals Lodge & Fly Shop Shady Oaks Resort & Outdoor Outfitters Sportsman’s Resort Stetson’s on the White White Buffalo Resort White Hole Resort Wild Cat Shoals Resort

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