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DESTINATIONS • ATTRACTIONS • STATE & NATIONAL PARKS • VALUABLE COUPONS

ARKANSAS

TRAVEL GUIDE

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WELCOME TO Mountains, lakes, rivers, 52 state parks, world-class art museums, a presidential library, historic sites, festivals, food. There are many reasons to visit Arkansas — many of which you’ll find in this guide. What we can’t quite capture is the feeling of being here. It’s the way the morning fog drifts over the Buffalo National River. The way the trees become a total blur on the twisties of the Pig Trail National Scenic Byway. It’s walking within the woods in search of a waterfall or walking through the boyhood home of Johnny Cash. It’s ripping down an IMBA Epic Trail, then having a cold craft beer afterward, served by the person who made it. The scenic beauty of this place will surround you and stay with you, as will the fun experiences you’ll have and the friendliness of the people you’ll meet in cities and towns across The Natural State.


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USING THIS TRAVEL GUIDE Welcome to the 2017 Arkansas Travel Guide. This year’s guide is filled with reasons to visit each corner of the state. In fact, we’ve compiled a few favorites in the front section. From state parks and waterfalls to scenic roads and epic trails, these are the unique things that bring people to Arkansas. Once you’re here, you’ll discover six geographical regions with distinct personalities, landscapes, sounds and flavors: Central, Southwest, Northwest, North Central, Upper Delta and Lower Delta. To help you plan your travels in these destinations, we’ve included a list of major attractions. Each listing contains an icon based on an activity or interest. Also look for symbols for ADA-accessible attractions and pet-friendly places. Refer to the index in the

CENTRAL NORTH CENTRAL UPPER DELTA LOWER DELTA SOUTHWEST NORTHWEST These map colors define Arkansas’s six geographic destination areas and coordinate with sections in this Arkansas Travel Guide.

back of the book for all listings. To view the Arkansas Travel Guide online, visit Arkansas.com/travel-tools/ vacation-kit. Follow us on Instagram @arkansas and like us on Facebook at ArkansasStateTourism. Share your reasons to visit using the hashtag #visitarkansas.

E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the

attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

c Pet-Friendly Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is pet friendly. Contact the property for specific information.

Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism 2

Lakes & Rivers Golf Romance/Weddings


Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock/North Little Rock

TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome To Arkansas................................ IFC-1

Destination Areas

Using This Travel Guide.....................................2

Central..............................................................48-72

More On The Web...............................................4

North Central............................................... 82-98

Arkansas Facts......................................................5

Upper Delta................................................ 112-130

Arkansas Map and Welcome Centers.....6-7

Lower Delta............................................... 140-157

Arkansas State Parks....................................8-10

Southwest...................................................160-183 Northwest.................................................200-228

Arkansas State Parks Facilities..................... 11 Crater of Diamonds......................................12-13 BARKansas.......................................................16-17 Waterfalls..........................................................18-19 Lakes and Rivers......................................... 20-21 Mountain Biking...........................................22-23 Road Cycling................................................ 24-25 Relocation and Retirement.................... 28-29 Motorcycling.................................................. 30-31 Scenic Byways/Seasons.......................... 34-35 Billgrimage ...................................................36-37 Musical Heritage......................................... 38-39 Arts in Arkansas..........................................40-41 Golfing/The Natural State Golf Trail..... 42-43 National Parks in Arkansas....................44-47 Indexes........................................................ 251-256

Front Cover: One of the most special spots in Arkansas is Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park. Back Cover: The River Market District is the place to eat, drink and shop in downtown Little Rock.

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MORE ON THE WEB The 2017 Arkansas Travel Guide is the most comprehensive guide to Arkansas that we could compile in these pages. There’s tons of great information in here — but more than inform you, it’s meant to inspire you. Before you head this way, visit Arkansas.com for more vacation ideas, travel tools, sample itineraries and more. Check out videos that capture the true beauty of the state and introduce you to local people doing interesting things in some of our favorite places. Also, be sure to visit FreeArkansasInfo.com, another invaluable online source for traveler information, deals and advice. Connect directly with our advertisers to get savings and insider tips in advance or on the go from your mobile device. Spend some time on Arkansas.com and FreeArkansasInfo.com to explore the possibilities, then get started planning your next adventure in The Natural State today. 4


ARKANSAS FACTS

vital statistics Population 2.97 MILLION

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.”

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

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

For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related road conditions, closures and detours, visit IDriveArkansas.com

(33rd in size)

Area 53,187 SQUARE MILES

(27th in size)

Capital LITTLE ROCK Climate Average annual temperature: 61.4˚F

helpful telephone numbers • Emergency: 911 • Arkansas State Police: 501-618-8000 • Arkansas Department of Emergency Management: 501-683-6700 • Arkansas Vacation Planning Materials: 800-NATURAL • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism: 501-682-7777 • Arkansas State Parks: 888-AT-PARKS, 501-682-1191 • Weather Information: 501-834-0308 • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: 501-223-6300, 800-364-4263 • National Forests: Ouachita (Hot Springs), 501-321-5202; Ozark (Russellville), 479-964-7200; St. Francis (Marianna), 870-295-5278 • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: National Reservation System, 877-444-6777; Little Rock District, 501-324-5551; Vicksburg District, 601-631-5000; 800-522-5672 • Keep Arkansas Beautiful Littering Hotline: 866-811-1222 Asa Hutchinson, Governor Kane Webb, Executive Director, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Joe David Rice, Tourism Director Arkansas.com |

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Sulphur Springs

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

Bentonville Gentry Cave Springs

Siloam Springs

Harrison U.S. 65 870-741-3343

Tontitown

62

Cotter Yellville

412

Huntsville

Ponca Boxley

West Fork

Gilbert

Jasper

Marshall

65 7

Winslow

Leslie

49

Pelsor Mountainburg

Mulberry

Hackett

Wiederkehr Ozark Village

40 Clarksville

Altus

Charleston

Greenwood

10

64 Dover

Paris

Subiaco

64

Dardanelle

Magazine

10

Pottsville

Russellville

Morrilton

Centerville

Booneville

40

Oppelo

7

10

Mansfield

Ola

10

71

Perryville

Waldron

10 7

270

71

Jessieville

270 Pine Ridge

West Memphis I-40 West 870-735-3637

Mena

270 Royal

Norman

278

Daisy

71 Dierks

70 De Queen

26

Bismarck

Little Rock 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 4A-900 501-682-7777

Malvern 270

67

7

27

Murfreesboro

26

Okolona

Nashville

Texarkana I-30 East 870-772-4301

Bauxite

30

Arkadelphia

26 30

371

27 Foreman

70

70

Kirby

26 27

278

Hot Springs

270

Glenwood

Wickes

Benton

Mountain Pine

Mount Ida

71

Red River U.S. 71 North 870-772-7511

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Flippin

71

Corning U.S. 67 North 870-857-6014

El Dorado U.S. 167 870-881-9160

Lakeview

7

Harrison

Prairie Grove Lincoln

Bull Shoals

65

62

Fayetteville

Blytheville I-55 North 870-762-2512

Lake Village U.S. 65-82 870-265-5832

Berryville

49 Rogers Lowell

Alma Van Buren/Fort Smith I-40 West Fort Smith Van Buren 479-474-9512 49

Helena-West Helena U.S. 49 Bypass 870-338-7602

Holiday Island

Eureka Springs

Garfield

71 62

Springdale

412

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

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

Beaver

Pea Ridge

Bella Vista

71

67 Prescott

79

Ashdown

Hope 278

67 Red River

7

371

278

Columbus Washington

371

Camden

278

278

30 Texarkana

371

79 7 McNeil

82

167

Magnolia

71

82 371 Bradley

Smackover

El Dorado

63 Emerson

7 Junction City 167


Gamaliel

62 Mountain Home

Mammoth Spring 412 Cherokee Village Salem

67 Maynard

Dalton

63 Hardy

Rector

67 63

Calico Rock

Powhatan

5

Walnut

49

412 Ridge 412

412

Paragould

Walcott

Manila

63

Mountain View

Jonesboro Batesville

63

Jacksonport

Newport

167

5

55 Osceola

67

Fairfield Bay

Clinton

Blytheville

49

167

Shirley

Searcy

5

Conway

49

North Little Rock

40

Forrest City

Lonoke

Brinkley

49 79

Hazen

Scott

Rock

Keo

63

England

167 530

West Memphis

40

DeValls Bluff

70

64

70

Des Arc

40

630 440 30 Little

Bryant

Earle

Madison

Cabot Jacksonville

40

55

64

5

Mayflower

430

McCrory

67 167

64

Turrell

Wynne

Augusta

65

Wilson

Marked Tree Tyronza

49

67 Bald Knob

61

Dyess

Lepanto

Harrisburg

Heber Springs

Greenbrier

62

62

Ash Flat

Norfork

St. Francis

Piggott

Corning

Pocahontas

62

5

62

67

79

49

Marianna Helena-West Helena

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Barton

165 Stuttgart

79 St. Charles

167

530

270

79

Sheridan

W

Altheimer

E

165

Pine Bluff 530

Gillett

167

S

65

Star City

Dumas

79 63

425

65

Fordyce

Warren

167 278 Hampton Jersey

63

278 278

Rohwer

Tillar McGehee

Monticello

Arkansas City

65

63 165 425

Jerome

Hamburg

82

Lake Village

165

82 82

These map colors define Arkansas’s six destination areas and coordinate with sections in this Arkansas Travel Guide. For a more detailed map of a particular region, refer to the page numbers listed below.

Crossett

425

65 Wilmot

Eudora

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FAMILY MEMORIES AT ARKANSAS STATE PARKS

Arkansas State Parks are truly a jewel of The Natural State. From the mountains of the Ozarks and Ouachitas to the flatlands of the Delta, and from lakes and rivers to forests and fields, you’ll find an array of activities and experiences for the whole family to enjoy. And who better to tell you about Arkansas State Parks than one Arkansas family for whom state parks literally run in the genes. Arkansas’s first state parks director, Samuel G. Davies, was appointed in 1937 after working as construction superintendent at Petit Jean State Park CCC Camp. Nearly eight decades later, his grandson, Richard, retired from the Arkansas Department of Parks 810


Lake Ouachita State Park

and Tourism after more than 40 years, serving first as state parks director and later as executive director of the entire agency. “Our parks are very diverse. We have large natural parks from the mountains to the Delta, battlefields, archeological parks, a folk center, a 19th-century village, courthouses, museums and a truly unique state park — a finders-keepers diamond mine,” says Davies. This diversity allows ample opportunity for families, individuals and groups — really just about anyone! — to make memories that last a lifetime. “Good memories are made from a good combination of people Arkansas.com |

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Petit Jean State Park

and fun,” says Davies. “When you go to a park with family and friends, your activities are generally something you’re not going to do at home. It’s a change of pace that might be just fun, might be educational, might be healthy or might be a combination of all these things. Because it’s different and you share it with people you love, you tend to remember it fondly. Simple as that, and we have always tried to make those special places available to make those memories.” The Arkansas State Parks system contains 52 locations across The Natural State. To learn more, visit arkansasstateparks.com.

Lake Catherine State Park

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Mount Nebo State Park


OTHER FACILITIES

INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

TRAILS

WATER

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Camping Cabins Lodge Group Lodging Restaurant Pavilion Visitor Center/Store Public Wi-Fi Interpretive Programs Historic Site Museum Hiking/Backpacking Equestrian ATV Mountain Biking Paved/ADA Lake River/Stream Boat Rental Boat Ramp Pool Beach Marina Tennis Golf Playground

CAMPING & LODGING

Ark. Museum of Natural Resources Arkansas Post Museum Bull Shoals-White River Cane Creek Conway Cemetery Cossatot River Crater of Diamonds Crowley’s Ridge Daisy Davidsonville DeGray Lake Resort Delta Heritage Trail Devil’s Den Hampson Archeological Museum Herman Davis Historic Washington Hobbs Jacksonport Jenkins Ferry Battleground Lake Catherine Lake Charles Lake Chicot Lake Daradanelle Lake Fort Smith Lake Frierson Lake Ouachita Lake Poinsett Logoly Louisiana Purchase Lower White River Museum Mammoth Spring Marks’ Mills Battleground Millwood Mississippi River Moro Bay Mount Magazine Mount Nebo Ozark Folk Center Parkin Petit Jean Pinnacle Mountain Plantation Agriculture Museum Poison Springs Battleground Powhatan Prairie Grove Battlefield Queen Wilhelmina South Arkansas Arboretum Toltec Mounds Village Creek White Oak Lake Withrow Springs Woolly Hollow

AVAILABLE IN PARK Note: All state parks remain open year-round; however, some facilities close on certain days of the week or seasonally. Unless demand dictates, bathhouses are closed December-February. Contact the individual state park for details.

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CRATER OF DIAMONDS This state park in Murfreesboro is North America’s only diamondproducing site open to the public. On average, two diamonds are found each day at the park. The park’s policy is finders-keepers. Park staff provide free identification and certification of diamonds found. Interpretive programs and exhibits explain the site’s geology and history and offer tips on recognizing diamonds in the rough. Other gems, rocks and minerals found in the park’s 37.5-acre diamond search area include jasper, agate and quartz, making the park a rock hound’s delight.

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Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro

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DeGray Lake Resort Crater of Diamonds

Woolly Hollow

MORE PARKS.

MORE POSSIBILITIES.

Looking for the perfect setting to come together with family and friends? It’s hard to find more possibilities than the ones found in Arkansas’s 52 state parks. Fish, hike, bike, camp, swim or just relax under stars. The choice is yours. So pick your adventure, your park and your week. Then, come see us.


Lake Ouachita

Mount Magazine The Ridges at Village Creek

Petit Jean

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BARKANSAS For dog owners, vacation planning includes finding a dog-sitter or a boarder. It’s an added expense and an added stressor. We don’t like leaving our dogs behind. We feel bad. We miss them when we are away. When traveling to Arkansas, bring them with you. Yep, pack your pup, and c’mon. We love dogs. In fact, Arkansas was recently named the top dog-loving state by the American Veterinary Medical Association. There are hundreds of pet-friendly attractions — many of which are in this guide, including the Bentonville Bark Park, named one of the Top 10 Dog Parks in the U.S. by USA Today. Last year, we gave away three dog-friendly vacations on Arkansas.com/barkansas. Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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Arkansas was recently named the top dog-loving state by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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WATERFALLS Among the many treasures tucked away in the Ozark and Ouachita mountains — caves, crystals, diamonds, hot springs — people will tell you their reason to visit is waterfalls. The best time to set out in search of one is right after a good rain. Some of the trails can be steep and remote, so use caution. The effort is always worth it once you make your discovery. You know you’re getting close when the air turns cooler, and you can hear the sound of rushing water. A few favorites include Bridal Veil Falls near Heber Springs, Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park and Hemmed-In Hollow near Ponca. Take your time (and take a few photos) in these special places, watching the water cascade into the pool below, appreciating the natural beauty of the area.

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Falling Water Falls near Highway 16

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LAKES AND RIVERS Come experience our cool, crystal-clear lakes or cast a line in our free-flowing rivers. There are more than 9,700 miles of streams and 600,000 acres of lakes in Arkansas that are scenic havens for boating, fishing and outdoor recreation. Among those you can find here is the Buffalo National River, the nation’s first, which is known for its towering limestone bluffs and clear waters. Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs is the largest man-made lake in the state. The Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area extends for 12 miles along the Cossatot River, one of the most challenging whitewater

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Greers Ferry Lake

streams in the state. Lake Chicot in the Arkansas Delta is the biggest oxbow lake in North America. The Ouachita Mountains house the Diamond Lakes of Hamilton, Ouachita, Catherine, Greeson and DeGray, and popular lakes in the Ozarks include Bull Shoals, Norfork and Greers Ferry.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING The secret is out. Arkansas is a hot spot for mountain biking. The Natural State is home to five trails deemed Epic by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), which held its world summit in Northwest Arkansas in 2016. Three Arkansas cities hold IMBA Ride Center status — Bentonville (silver level), Fayetteville (bronze level) and Hot Springs (bronze level). This designation is awarded to areas that offer a range of trails for various riding styles and first-class amenities that cater to cyclists. Northwest Arkansas has been named the first-ever regional Ride Center. “People may be surprised, but Arkansas mountain bike trails rival any in the country. Not only does mountain biking offer freedom and solitude, but it is one of the best ways to explore the natural beauty Arkansas has to offer,” says Tim Scott, assistant superintendent at Devil’s Den State Park and organizer of the park’s Ozark Mountain Bike Festival. Now in its 28th year, it was the first festival of its kind in the state. Arkansas is one of the nation’s premier biking destinations with terrain and events for all skill levels. Trails run through wilderness, as well as urban areas. Plus, Arkansas’s mild climate allows for riding year-round. Our 52 state parks, three national forests and numerous city parks are home to thousands of miles of mountain biking trails that provide that rush during the ride and connection to nature. Find out more at Arkansas.com/bicycling, where you can also watch videos about Northwest Arkansas’s Ozark trails.

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Coler Trail, Bentonville

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ROAD CYCLING Arkansas boasts seven Bicycle Friendly Communities (as designated by The League of American Cyclists) — Bentonville, Conway, Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Rogers — as well as cities and towns across the state offering a range of road routes. Northwest Arkansas is home to the Razorback Greenway, a 36-mile-long regional trail system. In the Delta, the Mississippi River Trail winds along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. Southwest Arkansas is home to routes that lead to scenic views of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains. On the Arkansas River Trail, riders traverse the Big Dam Bridge, one of the world’s largest bridge built specifically for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Events, large and small, are big tickets here too. “Arkansas, and especially Northwest Arkansas, has some of the best overall road cycling not only in the United States, but in the world. The reason is not because of any one factor, but when all factors are considered, then we can truly make that claim. Our combination of road surface, vehicle traffic density, diversity of rides, varied terrain and natural beauty makes this a favorite spot of locals and visitors alike,” says Bruce Dunn, race director for All Sports Productions in Fayetteville. “As promoter of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, we received feedback very early on from the professional teams and managers about how great cycling is here.”

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MAKING THE MOVE Relocation & Retirement in Arkansas When Texas native Mo Elliott moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 2007 to attend the Walton School of Business, the relaxed vibe of this college town nestled in the Ozark Mountains inspired his outdoor apparel company, Fayettechill. “I knew briefly of the outdoors here and everything there was to offer – mountain biking, fly-fishing. I love Fayetteville and all of the resources I can use for my business,” he says. Headquartered in the iconic Smokehouse at the base of Mount Kessler with its flagship store, Basecamp, on Dickson Street, Fayettechill is a brand with deep roots in the Ozarks and a strong, loyal following among avid adventurers. The shop acts as a natural hub for Fayetteville’s progressive outdoor community, and with Puritan Brew Company next door, it’s a popular hangout, a place to connect over shared hobbies. Among Elliott’s favorite things to do in Arkansas are the Phat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs and the Buffalo River area. “It’s our stomping grounds for outdoor exploration.” “We have this natural beauty [in Arkansas]. Just pick an outdoor hobby for how you can make the most of it … take advantage of that, and you’ll always have something to do.”

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MOTORCYCLI

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The Pig Trail Scenic Byway, AR 23

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From the corkscrews and mountain views of the Ozarks to the gentle rolls of the Ouachita foothills to the gritty rides of the wide-open Delta, Arkansas’s scenic routes offer thrills for every type of rider. One can’t-miss ride — and one of our most popular — is the Pig Trail Scenic Byway/AR 23 loaded with hairpins through the Boston Mountains. On the opposite side of the state, the Great River Road National Scenic Byway spans the state from north to south, hugging the Mississippi River through peaceful farmland and near numerous state parks, historic sites and iconic restaurants. These routes and more than two dozen others are waiting to show you why Arkansas continues to be ranked nationally as a top destination for motorcyclists. Did we mention our rallies draw some of the biggest numbers in the country? Come see for yourself!

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A RIDE Naturally Made

ASCEND THE OZARK MOUNTAINS

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CRUISE THE DELTA LOWLANDS

DISCOVER THE MUSIC TRAIL

From the curves of the Ozarks to the wide-open Delta, the scenic routes of The Natural State were made for motorcycling. What will you make in Arkansas? To learn more about great rides like the one pictured here, order your FREE copy of the Arkansas Motorcycling Guide at Arkansas.com/motorcycling or call 1-866-566-5727.

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SCENIC BYWAYS/ SEASONS To experience the true beauty of The Natural State, take a trip along one or more of Arkansas’s scenic byways. Not only is it a great way to experience the stunning colors of the various seasons, but it is also an opportunity to enjoy the state’s geographical regions. In March and April, dogwoods, jonquils and redbuds tint the state with their pinks, whites and yellows. In late April and May, wildflowers create a kaleidoscopic backdrop for the state’s roadways. With over

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Talimena National Scenic Byway near Mena

600 known species of wildflowers located throughout the state, a spring drive presents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the explosion of color. With nearly 1,000 miles of the state’s highways designated as wildflower routes, you’re sure to be dazzled by the beauty. But don’t worry … fall is a stunning season in The Natural State as well! Autumn in Arkansas offers spectacular scenic beauty. The state becomes prismatic, as fall decorates the foliage with its autumnal attire. Maples, oaks, sumac, sweetgum, hickory and sassafras take on the deep warm tones of fall. From the majestic mountains of the Ozarks and the Ouachitas to the flatlands of the Delta, leaf peepers can gaze upon scenic landscapes that look as if they were hand-painted by a famous master. Popular scenic drives include the Boston Mountains Scenic Loop/U.S. 71 and I-49, AR 309/Mount Magazine Scenic Byway, Arkansas Scenic 7, Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway, Great River Road National Scenic Byway, Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway, Talimena National Scenic Byway and the state’s newest, the Mulberry River Road Scenic Byway/AR 215.

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BILLGRIMAGE It’s been 16 years since Bill Clinton left office, but, here in Arkansas, you’ll still see bumper stickers proclaiming, “We Miss Bill.” Visitors from across the country and around the world make a Billgrimage to the places that shaped his life of public service. William Jefferson Clinton, our nation’s 42nd president, was born in 1946 in the small town of Hope. His humble birthplace home is now a National Historic Site and open for tours. Hot Springs is the site of his

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Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock

boyhood home and high school. Make a Billgrimage and Hillgrimage to Fayetteville to tour the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The couple married in 1975 in the living room of what now stands as the Clinton House Museum. The Clinton Presidential Center is on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock. Inside is the largest collection of presidential archives, a replica of the Oval Office, permanent and traveling exhibits, a restaurant and gift shop.

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MUSICAL HERITAGE Music is the “heartbeat” of Arkansas. Arkansas’s musical heritage is an audible journey through the culture of the state … and as varied as the musicians. From blues to folk, gospel to rockabilly, music has always been a part of life in The Natural State. Musical greats such as Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan, Glen Campbell, Howlin’ Wolf, Conway Twitty, William Warfield and Al Green have all called Arkansas home. Learn about folk music at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Check out where The Man in Black got his musical inspiration at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of

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Johnny Cash Music Festival, Jonesboro

Johnny Cash. Travel the length of Rock ’N’ Roll Highway 67 and trace the steps of musical legends such as Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis and others as they played clubs and venues in the Upper Delta of Arkansas. Head to Helena-West Helena, one of the birthplaces of the blues, and sit in on a live broadcast of King Biscuit Time, the longest-running daily blues radio show in the United States. Regardless of the genre, our musical roots run deep in The Natural State.

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ARTS IN ARKANSAS Located in historic MacArthur Park in the heart of downtown Little Rock, the Arkansas Arts Center anchors arts and culture in the capital city. It’s a vital part of the community with visual and performing arts and special events, lectures and workshops held year-round. Admission is free. The world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a premier destination in Bentonville. Admission is free, courtesy of Walmart. It’s possible to spend hours and hours viewing the permanent collection alone, but there are special exhibits to see 40


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throughout the year (some require a small fee), and the grounds include sculptures, trails and the stunning Bachman-Wilson House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. And those two destinations are just the beginning. Hot Springs and Eureka Springs are renowned for arts and culture. There are also impressive galleries and performing arts at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado and Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. For more about Arts in Arkansas, visit Arkansas.com/things-to-do/arts. Arkansas.com |

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NATURAL STATE GOLF TRAIL Love golf? So do we! And you can experience some of the best courses in Arkansas via The Natural State Golf Trail. From rolling hills to hardwood forests, towering pines to mountain lakes, pristine rivers to fertile farmlands, the state boasts amazing golfing experiences in every section of Arkansas. The trail is comprised of 12 unique courses — Big Creek, Bella Vista, Eagle Crest, Glenwood, Harbor Oaks, Hot Springs, Mountain Ranch, Red Apple Inn, Sage Meadows, Stonebridge Meadows, Tannenbaum and The Ridges at Village Creek. Whether you’re looking for some challenging tournament play or just a relaxing round with friends, you’ll find it along The Natural State Golf Trail!

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Arkansas is home to seven National Park Service sites. We love them all, but who better to tell you about them than the director of the NPS himself, Jonathan Jarvis? With 40 years at the NPS under his belt, he’s got a pretty good idea of what makes Arkansas’s parks so great. “The seven NPS units in Arkansas are really interesting in that they cover such an array of the American experience. You have parks like Little Rock Central High School that tells a very important piece of the civil rights story in America. You have Arkansas Post

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and Fort Smith, which tell the early fortification, Civil War, Indian War and Trail of Tears stories as well. You have Hot Springs, the ‘first’ national park and still a pilgrimage for many Arkansans and people around the world. You have the boyhood home of President William Jefferson Clinton, so you can go there and learn what it was like growing up in Hope, Arkansas, as well. So when you look across that spectrum of Arkansas places — Civil War, civil rights, presidential politics, conservation, health, you’ve pretty much got it all right here in Arkansas. No reason to go anywhere else.”

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Hot Springs National Park

Arkansas Post National Memorial Gillett is home to Arkansas Post National Memorial, which commemorates both the first permanent European settlement in the lower Mississippi River valley and the first capitol of the Arkansas Territory. Arkansas Post was also the location of the only Revolutionary War skirmish, in 1783, to take place in what is now Arkansas. In addition, the Post played an important part in Arkansas’s Civil War history. Buffalo National River The Buffalo National River, the nation’s first, meanders through the Ozarks for about 135 miles. It is known for its towering limestone bluffs and clear waters. Canoe, kayak and raft outfitters supply floating and shuttle needs on the water, which runs from easy to whitewater rapids. Campsites, hiking and horseback riding trails, and cabin rentals are available throughout its length. Fort Smith National Historic Site The Fort Smith National Historic Site embraces the remains of two frontier forts, plus the federal courtroom of the Western District of Arkansas. Hanging Judge Isaac C. Parker’s court and “Hell on the Border” jail have been restored, along with a re-creation of Parker’s infamous gallows, as reminders of 80 turbulent years in the history of the government’s Indian policies (18171896). The museum exhibits illustrate the army at Fort Smith (1817-1871), Trail of Tears, U.S. Marshals, outlaws and regional history. Hot Springs National Park This park owes its existence to springs that still supply naturally heated water for thermal bathers. The Fordyce Bathhouse, located on famous Bathhouse Row, serves as the park’s visitor center. Hot Springs is the smallest 46


and oldest of the parks in the National Park System. It dates back to 1832 when Congress established, 40 years ahead of Yellowstone, the first federally protected recreational area in the nation’s history. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site The first African-American students to integrate Little Rock’s schools — “the Little Rock Nine” — were admitted to the school in 1957 following a dramatic confrontation between Gov. Orval Faubus, who used the state’s National Guard to block desegregation, and President Eisenhower, who sent federal troops to enforce it. Experience this landmark of civil rights history through tours of the still-working high school and the visitor center across the street. Pea Ridge National Military Park Pea Ridge National Military Park is one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. It is the site of one of the largest battles fought west of the Mississippi River — a scene of intense fighting on March 7-8, 1862 — where outnumbered Union troops stopped the Confederate Army moving toward Missouri. The military park is 4,300 acres and offers a self-guided driving tour, orientation film, museum, bookstore, hiking, biking and horse trails. President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site The two-story, white frame house (which belonged to Clinton’s grandparents) on 117 South Hervey Street in Hope was where former President Bill Clinton lived from his birth in 1946 until age four. The house is furnished with family mementos and items that date to the time period when Clinton lived there.

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CENTRAL With all the cultural amenities of a thriving metropolitan area at your fingertips and the tranquility of nature just minutes away, Central Arkansas really is the best of both worlds, making it perfect for a weekend getaway or as a home base for a longer visit. The capital city of Little Rock and the surrounding cities of North Little Rock, Conway, Benton, Bryant, Searcy, Jacksonville, Sherwood and Maumelle are home to restaurants, museums, shopping, nightlife and plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors — including six state parks and numerous regional and municipal recreational areas.

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Outlets of Little Rock

SHOPPING Whether you’re looking for gifts and souvenirs, a new outfit to wear out on the town or a unique piece from a local artisan, Central Arkansas shops have you covered. Local clothing stores mix with galleries and gift shops in Little Rock’s Downtown, Heights and Hillcrest neighborhoods. Midtown and West Little Rock are home to major national retailers and upscale boutiques, located conveniently in malls and plazas. Bargain-hunters shouldn’t miss our newest shopping venue — the Outlets of Little Rock. Hooked on the classics? Central Arkansas has two stretches of highway that are chockablock with antiques dealers, flea markets and junk shops. Just follow your nose for deals down I-30 in Benton and Bryant and up Ark. Highway 65 in Greenbrier. Both highways are bursting with treasures waiting to be discovered. EDIBLE ARKANSAS – ICONIC EATS Little Rock’s restaurant scene has exploded — much to the benefit of both locals and visitors alike. But these tried-and-true favorites keep diners coming back year after year. For a heaping helping of local flavor, feast on one (or all) of these iconic Central Arkansas eats: 1. Pie — any kind will do, though Southern Living favors the coconut — at Charlotte’s Eats and Sweets in Keo. 50 | CENTRAL


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2. The hubcap burger at Cotham Mercantile in Scott. Bring a friend, because “hubcap” is only a slight exaggeration. 3. A “lite plate” at Franke’s Cafeteria. Don’t let the word “cafeteria” fool you; this Little Rock institution has been dishing down-home happiness for decades. 4. Strawberry shortcake at the Bulldog Restaurant in Bald Knob. Sure, you’ve had strawberry shortcake before. But you haven’t had it like this! 5. Pizza and a pint at Vino’s, which has been satisfying Little Rock’s craving for microbrews and hand-tossed pies since before “craft beer” and “Neopolitan style” were buzzwords.

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BREWS, WINES AND SPIRITS Arkansas is bonkers for beer, and recent years have seen new breweries sprouting like wildflowers across the state. Little Rock has half a dozen breweries and taprooms, with several more in the works. Distilleries and wineries are stepping up, too — Rock

Lost Forty Brewing, Little Rock

Town Distillery opened the floodgates when it became the state’s first legal distillery since prohibition. Their “Arkansas Lightning” has even brought moonshine out of the shadows. And though Arkansas’s wine country is a little bit north of here, Central Arkansas is home to three local wineries open for tours and tastings. HISTORY AND HERITAGE Arkansas Post might be where Arkansas got its start, but Little Rock is where it all became official. And we’ve got the paperwork to prove it! Get a taste of Arkansas’s early days at the Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House Museum. Go even farther back in time exploring the Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park in Scott and the Sequoyah National Research Center — the largest collection of Native American expression in the world — on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. For more recent history, spend some time with the ample collections of the Clinton Presidential Library.

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Little Rock Central High School, where nine African-American students — known as the “Little Rock Nine” — made history in 1957’s landmark school desegregation case, might be the area’s best-known civil rights landmark, but it’s not the only one. An app-based tour of Little Rock’s civil rights history explains the significance of 35 sites with audio descriptions and historic images. Most of the sites are clustered downtown, making the tour almost entirely walkable. The Arkansas Civil Rights History app is available for free on the app store or at littlerock.com/audiotour. FREE THINGS TO DO Looking for a way to spend the day without spending a dime? Central Arkansas is chock full of free attractions and activities. In Little Rock, the Old State House Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Historic Arkansas Museum, the State Capitol and the Arkansas Arts Center all have free exhibits. Like art? Check out galleries in town and on several college campuses, including the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. In the evenings, special monthly events when shops, galleries and museums stay open late and offer free beverages and snacks take place in a different neighborhood almost every Thursday and Friday of the month!

Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock

FAMILY FUN Kids “R” us! Popular family destinations in the area include the Museum of Discovery, the Little Rock Zoo and Heifer Village. Conway’s Toad Suck Daze, with its carnival atmosphere and championship toad races, and Little Rock’s SpringFest are two of the area’s biggest annual kid-friendly events. During the summer, the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball games fill Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock with kid-friendly betweeninning activities and plenty of chances to win prizes. The area is home to 16 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission ponds and lakes where kids under 16 can fish for free, and the six nearby state parks offer free interpretive programs for kids of all ages. Arkansas.com | 53


Petit Jean State Park

OUTDOORS In Central Arkansas, you can get lost in nature without even leaving the capital city! For a breath of fresh air within easy reach, hit the River Trail, an 88-mile, multi-use loop connecting several city parks along either side of the Arkansas River. Its crowning feature is the Big Dam Bridge, which is the longest ever constructed solely for pedestrian use. On the edge of Little Rock is Pinnacle Mountain State Park, which rewards intrepid hikers with sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley. A little farther west is Woolly Hollow State Park, with one of the state’s top-rated swimming beaches and a new 10-mile mountain biking trail. Just up the road from there is Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas’s first state park, which features hiking, boating and swimming, as well as Native American rock art and a stunning 95-foot waterfall. And don’t forget the area’s numerous city, Army Corps of Engineers and Game and Fish Commission properties! Petit Jean State Park is home to the magnificent Mather Lodge, the only Civilian Conservation Corps lodge in the state. Situated on a bluff overlooking Cedar Creek Canyon and constructed of native stone and logs, Mather Lodge is truly a gem of our state park system. The recently renovated dining room offers dramatic views of the sunset over the canyon through its floor-to-ceiling windows — but you don’t have to spend the night in the lodge to enjoy a meal in its stunning setting. 24 guest rooms

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are supplemented with rustic CCC-style cabins, in addition to campsites and yurts. WHAT’S NEW The reopening of Little Rock’s newly renovated Robinson Center, which has been billed as its “second act,” is the most significant cultural development in Central Arkansas in many years. The $70 million renovation and expansion has maintained the integrity of this building’s beautiful 1939 exterior, while creating a state-of-the-art performance hall, grand ballroom and outdoor terrace overlooking the Arkansas River, new conference center and expanded lobbies. The craft beer boom continues at a clip, with four new breweries and taprooms now in Little Rock and North Little Rock. International travelers and lovers of unique, budget travel can now stay at the capital city’s first hostel, the Firehouse Hostel and Museum, located inside — you guessed it — a restored historic firehouse in MacArthur Park. And what’s better than dinner and a movie? Having them in the same place! Little Rock’s new Movie Tavern offers an appetizer-to-dessert in-theater dining experience, plus a full bar, all at the touch of a button on your plush reclining seat. CENTRAL ARKANSAS FACTS The six doors at the front of the State Capitol Building are made of four-inch-thick bronze and were fashioned by Tiffany of New York. Yes, that Tiffany. At $10,000 each in the early 20th century, all six would cost $1.5 million today. Remember those hot dogs with little tunnels of cheese shot through the middle? You had it here first! The cheese dog was invented in 1956 at the Finkbeiner Meat Packing Co., founded in Fourche (Perry County) and later operating in Little Rock. The Gann Museum in Saline County is the world’s only known structure built entirely of bauxite, a common aluminum ore. Arkansas was the major national bauxite producer for most of the 20th century, and in 1967, bauxite was designated the Official State Rock. The Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock’s SoMa District is the Western Hemisphere’s only museum dedicated to the handbag. The geographical center of the state is a few miles from Little Rock in Bryant and is indicated by a monument and marker.

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BAUXITE

Bauxite Historical Association Museum 501-557-9858 • 6707 Benton Rd.

Separate rooms in a 75-year-old Colonial-style building represent four decades (1920s-1950s) of 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.

Timberline Adventure Sports and Paintball 501-557-5887 • 3200 S. Reynolds Rd. www.timberlinepaintball.com/

Family owned and operated; indoor and outdoor fields; paintball, airsoft, laser tag; dedicated party rooms, meeting rooms for teams, indoor restrooms with showers; 36 acres for traditional woods ball; available for birthday parties; group rates available; private field for team practices.

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Benton Event Center

501-776-8068 • 17322 I-30 N. www.bentoneventcenter.com/

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

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backcountry floating; considered one of the most underrated fishing rivers in Arkansas with smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass. Canoe rentals available.

Shoppach House Historic Park 503 N. Main St.

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

Splashpad at Tyndall Park

501-776-5970 • 913 E. Sevier St. Arkans.as/BentonSplashPad

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

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Cabot BMX Track

501-278-7343 • 2351 Willie Ray Drive www.cabotbmx.com/

A 1,150-foot track with monster asphalt turns; sanctioned by the USA BMX (Bicycle Motocross).

Cabot Community Pond and Walking Track 501-605-1506 • 881 Kerr Station Rd. Arkans.as/1esAPuv

Gann Museum of Saline County

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

Only known structure in the world built of bauxite. Exhibits include Niloak pottery, Quapaw and Caddo Indian artifacts and an area devoted to the aluminum era of Saline County, the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

Royal Theatre

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

Fully restored movie house listed on the National ­Register of Historic Places; now used for live productions by The Royal Players.

Saline River

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Last major undammed stream in the entire Ouachita Mountain range; offers excellent fishing, scenery and

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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission-stocked pond; lighted, paved walking trail wraps the shore; multi-family pavilion with grill; nine-hole disc golf course, playground; single-family pavilion.

Cabot Community Theatre and Center Stage Playhouse

501-941-2266 • 204 N. 1st St. facebook.com/CenterstagePlayhouse

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

Cabot Skate Park

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

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

Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery

Rye Street, one mile northwest of Ark. 321 & Ark. 319 Jct. • Arkans.as/1cvDPJO

Historic monument to unknown Texas and Arkansas Confederate soldiers; site of a mass grave with as

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many as 1,500 soldiers; one of a small number of all-Confederate cemeteries in Arkansas; listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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

501-329-2986 http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Recreation/Arkansas-River/Toad-Suck/

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

Art on the Green

1100 Bob Courtway, Suite 1 www.artonthegreen.net/

Houses the works of a fellowship of artists of every medium; features art for three months, then new exhibit; over 3,000-square-foot museum-style layout; variety of classes offered; private showings can be arranged. Named one of the best galleries in Arkansas by readers of AY magazine. E

Baum Gallery

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

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

Beaverfork Lake

501-450-6186 • 20 Kinley Dr. http://www.conwayparks.com/Default. aspx?tabid=738387

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

Cadron Settlement Park

501-329-2986 • 6200 Hwy. 319 http://www.conwayparks.com/Default. aspx?tabid=738388

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

City Parks

501-450-6186 Conwayparks.com

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

Conway Dinner Theater

501-339-7401 • 2201 Washington Ave. FaulknerAcademyOfArts.org

Awarding-winning plays, Broadway musicals, operas and melodramas performed by Faulkner Academy of Arts students, residents and professional musicians and actors.

Conway Symphony Orchestra

501-269-1066 • 201 Donaghey Ave. Conwaysymphony.org

Reynolds Performance Hall

Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall 501-450-3265 • 223 Beatrice Powell Dr. Uca.edu/publicappearances

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

Downtown Conway Developments 501-932-5407 • Oak and Court Sts. http://www.downtownconway.org/

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

Downtown Conway Farmers and Crafts Market

1132 Front St. • arkans.as/ConwayMarket

Farmers and crafts market located in Downtown Conway offering a variety of vegetables, baked goods and handmade crafts.

Faulkner County Museum

501-329-5918 • 801 Locust Ave. Faulknercountymuseum.org

Preserves the history of Conway and Faulkner County; exhibits include historic and modern crafts, equipment, photographs and more. Housed in historic 1896 County Jail on Faulkner County courthouse grounds. The circa 1850 log cabin is also on the grounds; an excellent example of dog-trot architecture.

Lake Conway

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The largest man-made Game and Fish Lake in the U.S. and the largest lake ever constructed by a state wildlife agency; covers approximately 6,700 acres. Popular for catfish, bream, crappie and bass fishing.

The Lantern Theatre

1021 Van Ronkle • Conwayarts.org

Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism

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Home to professional productions performed by the Conway Community Arts Association, a part of Conway and Faulkner County for over 40 years.

North Cadron Creek

See listing under Greenbrier.

Pickles Gap Village

501-327-8049 • 315 Hwy. 65 N. facebook.com/PicklesGapVillage

Ozark foothills shopping village gets its unique name from the legend of a German immigrant, who while crossing the creek, overturned his load of pickles. Pickle Barrel Fudge Factory, Big Al’s BBQ and Burgers, Collector’s Market and Boutique, Wax Worm Handcrafted Gifts, Knife and Gun Shop, RK Print Shop.

Silver Moon Cinema

501-450-6186 • 1600 Washington Ave. Silvermooncinema.com

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

Toad Suck Park

501-759-2005 • 93 Park Rd., Bigelow arkans.as/1FpdfLI

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

Interprets the impact of the lower White River on ­settlement and commerce during the steamboat era, 1831-1931. Located next door is a county-owned, 1880s-style dogtrot log cabin with outbuildings. E

Tom Roe River Front Memorial Park Claibourne and 2nd Sts.

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City Event Center

501-679-6362 • #5 Lois Lane http://www.cityofgreenbrierar.com/ city-event-center.html

Nearly 4,000-square-foot facility with two combination basketball/volleyball courts, padded walking track, ­fitness room; variety of classes; concerts and other special events held throughout the year. E

North Cadron Creek

U.S. 65 N. • arkans.as/1fkfJpu

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

Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary 501-589-3291 • Ark. 25 off U.S. 65 N. Elephantsanctuary.org

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

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Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area 877-734-4581 • Ark. 11 Arkans.as/1rZ1pGu

A 935-acre wildlife management area with a 320-acre fishing lake. The hardwood bottomland habitat makes it a popular hunting and birding spot. Includes a handicapped-accessible fishing pier, campsites with electrical hookups and primitive campsites. Five miles north of Des Arc on Ark. 11.

Lake Des Arc

877-734-4581 • Ark. 11

A 320-acre public Arkansas Game and Fish Commission lake with campsites, some primitive and some with electrical hookups; hunting, fishing, bird watching, accessible fishing pier. c E

Lower White River Museum State Park

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Woolly Hollow State Park

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

Located on 40-acre Lake Bennett. Offers swimming, fishing, boating, camping, interpretive programs, hiking and a new 10-mile mountain biking trail. Also on-site is historic Woolly Cabin, the log home of the area’s first settlers. c E

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Mike Freeze Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area 877-734-4581 • Arkans.as/12Jox0P

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

Wattensaw Bayou Water Trail 877-734-4581 • Arkans.as/1ciyoha

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

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Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex 501-241-2441 • 2800 Graham Rd. arkans.as/1GjLuEW

This multi-use complex is the largest of its kind in the state. It includes 14 trap fields, three skeet overlays, three lighted fields, two pavilions, a lake and a 5,100-squarefoot clubhouse that includes a learning center.

Bayou Meto Urban Canoe Trail Arkans.as/17xCECk

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

City Parks

501-982-4171 cityofjacksonville.net/233/Parks-Recreation

Thirteen parks with playgrounds, pavilions, sports fields, dog park, two lakes, soccer complex, paved walking trail, indoor recreation facility with fitness equipment, indoor pool, basketball and racquetball courts, and banquet rooms. Includes an aquatics park and a skate park. c

Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area

877-734-4581 • Arkans.as/13z5rFj

Approximately 6,000-acre Arkansas Game and Fish reserve is popular for deer, small game and waterfowl hunting; contains Lake Pickthorne, an excellent bass, crappie and bream fishing impoundment.

Jacksonville Guitar Center and Museum 501-982-4933 • 1105 Burman Dr. www.cowboyguitars.net

Collection includes more than 100 cowboy guitars that were made from the 1930s through the 1950s; over 50 other vintage guitars; also a collection of more than 250 toy guitars with artwork shown on them.

Jacksonville Museum of Military History 501-241-1943 • 100 Veterans Cir. jaxmilitarymuseum.org

Explores both battlefield and home front, with exhibits on the Civil War in Arkansas, including the Battle of Reed’s Bridge; housed on the grounds of the WWII Arkansas Ordinance Administration Building, 3-D Gulf War outpost; interactive Titan II Missile Launch Control exhibit; Mighty-Mite, smallest jeep ever produced. E

Jacksonville Museum of Military History

Little Rock Air Force Base 501-987-3602 • U.S. 67-167 www.littlerock.af.mil

World’s largest training and maintenance facility for C-130 and C-130J aircraft. Group tours between 15-50 people available with prior request.

Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park 501-241-1943 • Ark. 161 at Bayou Meto Creek Reedsbridgebattlefield.com

Includes an 1860s-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 as an official Trail of Tears site.

Ron Newport Recycle Education Park 501-944-1158 • 1300 Marshall Rd. Arkans.as/17WYMSM

Environmental center with emphasis on materials that can be recycled at home or school; 11 education stations, a pavilion, picnic tables, grill, hopscotch, “Kid” tic-tac-toe, volleyball and Around Nine Frisbee Golf. E

Splash Zone Water Park

501-982-7946 • 201 W. Martin St. http://www.cityofjacksonville.net/Facilities/ Facility/Details/Splash-Zone-10

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

KEO

Attic to Art

501-231-3232 • 4533 Hwy. 165 http://arkans.as/2bDnkiA

Repurposed and upcycled items, Arkansas artists, handmade soaps, locally produced oils, pottery, chalk-painted furniture. c

Blue Moose Boutique

501-842-2459 • 4555 Hwy. 165 Arkans.as/1rbZ8VY

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

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

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

Historic Downtown Keo

Main and Fleming Sts. • www.Keoar.com

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

Arcade Building

Arcade Building

100 River Market Ave.

Based on the historic Arcade Building which used to be downtown; 59,000-square-foot space houses apparel shops, fine dining and other eateries, and the Ron ­Robinson Theater, home to special screenings, ­numerous concerts and special events. E

Arkansas Arts Center

Morris Antiques

Morris Antiques

501-842-3531 • 50 Antique Way morrisantiques.com

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

Nut House

501-842-2721 • 474 Main Street Arkans.as/1cvFWxd

Cracks, packages and ships pecans all over the U.S. Open daily during pecan harvest season; nuts for sale onsite. c

Old Gin Antiques

501-837-1311 • 18 Ark. 232 Arkans.as/13Gs9PG

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

Veteran’s Park

Ark. 232 and Pine St. http://www.keoar.com/site/cpage.asp?sec_id= 180013860&cpage_id=180073820

Memorial monuments honor veterans from the community. E

LITTLE ROCK

Altitude Trampoline Park

501-353-1281 • 15707 Chenal Pkwy. Altitudetrampolineparklr.com

35,000-square-foot, indoor park with supervised jumping activities, such as sports and fitness programs, competitive jumping and plain jumping for fun. E

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

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

Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Walk W. Markham Street

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

Arkansas Festival Ballet

501-227-5320 • Arkansasdance.org

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

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

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

Arkansas History Commission and State Archives 501-682-6900 • #1 Capitol Mall www.ark-ives.com

A repository of the state’s history; historic documents, paintings, artifacts, photographs; genealogical research. Research Room open to the public 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed state holidays. E

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

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

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Arkansas River

501-324-5551 • http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/

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.

Arkansas River Trail Rivertrail.org

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

Arkansas Seg Tours

501-747-9544 • www.arkansassegtours.com

Segway tours of the downtown Little Rock riverfront area or Two Rivers Park; custom tours also available.

Arkansas Skatium

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

Roller skating, ice-skating, roller derby, broomball and hockey; classes offered; pro shop on-site.

Arkansas State Capitol

501-682-1010 • 500 Woodlane Sos.arkansas.gov/statecapitolinfo

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

Arstudies.org

Dedicated to Arkansas history, people, places and events; includes papers of seven governors, renowned author Dee Brown and other collections. Arkansas artists, collections and exhibits galleries; retail store. 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. E

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

501-666-1761 • Arkansassymphony.org

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

Arkansas Welcome Center

501-682-7777 • #1 Capitol Mall, Suite 900

Statewide travel information, brochures, maps and knowledgeable staff to answer questions and provide recommendations; gift shop offers Arkansas-branded apparel and gift items, as well as other items of local interest. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed major U.S. holidays. E

Art Along the River

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

Ballet Arkansas

501-223-5150 • 520 Main St. Balletarkansas.org

Professional dance company presents several perform­ ances annually including the popular “Nutcracker” in December. See website for performance locations.

Barton Coliseum and State Fairgrounds Complex

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

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

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

Little Rock Nine memorial

Arkansas State Capitol Grounds Monuments

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

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

Arkansas Studies Institute

501-320-5700 • 401 President Clinton Ave.

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

Bass Pro Shop

501-954-4500 • 1 Bass Pro Dr. www.basspro.com/littlerock

Situated next to a five-acre lake with gift shops and ­nature center; large indoor aquariums and water features stocked with native fish species, a collection of museum-quality fish and wildlife mounts, along with historic photos and exhibits that pay tribute to Arkansas’s great outdoor heritage are also featured. c E

Bernice Garden

501-410-3938 • 1401 S. Main St. thebernicegarden.org

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

Big Dam Bridge

501-340-6800 • Bigdambridge.org

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. c E

Big Rock Fun Park

501-455-3750 • 11411 Baseline Rd. bigrockfunpark.com

Family-fun park has go karts, an arcade, bumper boats, batting cages, Lazer Frenzy and mini-golf. The facility is available for parties, groups, special events. Don’t miss the replica of North Little Rock’s Old Mill on the golf course. E

Bobby’s Bike Hike

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

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

Capital Hotel

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

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; award-winning restaurant and bar on-site. E

desegregation, and Pres. Eisenhower, who sent federal troops to enforce it. Group tours by reservation. E

Chenal 9 IMAX

501-821-2616; 501-305-0308 • 17825 Chenal Pkwy. http://www.bbtheatres.com/little-rockchenal-9-imax/

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

Chief Whitehorse Riding Stable

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

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

City Parks

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

More than 60 park facilities offering a variety of activities including hiking, ball fields, soccer, tennis, golf and picnicking are located all across town; some include dog parks. c E

Clinton Presidential Center and Park

501-374-4242 • 1200 E. President Clinton Ave. https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clintonpresidential-center

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

Celebrity Attractions

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

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

Central Arkansas Nature Center

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

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

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

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

Central High School National Historic Site 501-374-1957 • 2120 Daisy Bates Dr. Nps.gov/chsc

A major U.S. civil rights landmark. The first AfricanAmerican students – known as the Little Rock Nine – were admitted in 1957 following a confrontation between Gov. Faubus, who used the state’s National Guard to block E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Clinton Presidential Center

Clinton Presidential Park Bridge

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

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

Community Theatre of Little Rock 501-410-2283 • 320 W. 7th St. www.Ctlr-act.org

Presents theatrical productions ranging from comedy

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to drama; staffed entirely by volunteers; hosts open auditions.

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

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

Daisy Bates Home

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

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

Dave & Buster’s

501-777-3800 • 10900 Bass Pro Pkwy. Daveandbusters.com

Adult play land with 140 arcade games, including classics like Pac-Man and Skee-Ball. Watch the big game on one of the multiple TVs throughout. Food and full bar. All ages welcome until 10 p.m.

Dreamland Ballroom

501-255-5700 • 800 W. 9th St. www.dreamlandballroom.com/

Located in historic Taborian Hall (Arkansas Flag and Banner); on National Register of Historic Places; Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat “King” Cole, plus Arkansas natives Al Hibbler and Louis Jordan, appeared here. Undergoing restoration; group, individual tours with prior notice.

EMOBA

501-372-0018 • 1208 Louisiana St.

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

Empress of Little Rock

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

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

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

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

Farmers Market

400 President Clinton Ave. • Rivermarket.info

Housed in the River Market’s open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park; filled with farmers selling fresh pro-

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duce, locally prepared food and a variety of arts and craft vendors; open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May through September on Saturday; May through July on Tuesday. c E

Fourche Creek Wetlands 501-244-2229 Fourchecreek.org

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

H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden 501-376-4781 • 101 E. Markham http://www.grandmasterhulee.com/ gate-and-garden

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

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

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

Heifer Village

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

Hands-on global education facility includes interactive exhibits about the people and the places where Heifer International works to end hunger and poverty. Also on-site are urban gardens, café and gift shop. Green tours of the LEED® building available. E

Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library 501-978-3870 • 4800 W. 10th St. Arkans.as/1oF6X2x

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

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Hindman Park Urban Canoe Trail

#60 Brookview http://ar.audubon.org/conservation/floatingfourche-creek

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

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

Territorial Arkansas is preserved in this acclaimed ­restoration of pre-Civil War Little Rock homes including the city’s oldest building, the 1827 Hinderliter Tavern. Contains one of the country’s best Bowie Knife ­collections, children’s gallery, contemporary art gallery; Arkansas crafts store; hosts seasonal special events including living history re-enactments. E

I-30 Speedway

501-455-4567 • 12297 I-30 www.i-30speedway.com

Racing IMCA modifieds, hobbies, street and hobby stocks on 1/4-mile clay oval; has been hosting racing events for over 50 years; hosts special events and races.

Junction Bridge

501-374-3001 • 200 Ottenheimer Plaza http://arkansasrivertrail.org/points-of-interest/ bridges/junction-bridge

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

ar.audubon.org/little-rock-audubon-center

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

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

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

Little Rock Carriage Company 501-258-5974 • 1400 E. 6th St. Littlerockcarriagecompany.com

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

Little Rock Climbing Center

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

Indoor rock climbing gym has over 5,000 square feet of 30-foot climbing walls for beginners and seasoned pros, 20 dedicated top-rope belay stations, 10 auto-belay ­stations, free-standing climbing tower, lead climbing area, bouldering cave, gym, classes including yoga; birthday party room.

Little Rock Tours

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

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

Little Rock Zoo

501-666-2406 • 1 Zoo Dr. Littlerockzoo.com

Features Cheetah Outpost and Penguin Pointe, historic Over the Jumps Carousel, Lorikeet Landing interactive exhibit, Amphitheater with animal shows, Café Africa. New Arkansas Heritage Farm offers petting, feeding and grooming. Nationally accredited facility is home to more than 750 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. ­Arkansas Diamond Express miniature train offers rides. E

Junction Bridge

La Petite Roche Plaza

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

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

Lake Maumelle

501-868-9477 • Off Hwy. 10 Arkans.as/1or5vkg

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Little Rock Audubon Center

501-244-2229 • 4500 Springer Blvd.

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MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History 501-376-4602 • 503 E. 9th St. Arkmilitaryheritage.com

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. E

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

Mosaic Templars of America fraternal organization founded in Little Rock in 1882. Collects, preserves, interprets and celebrates Arkansas’s African-American culture and community from 1870 to present; houses the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. Special events held throughout the year. E

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Mount Holly Cemetery

12th and Broadway Sts. • Mounthollycemetery.com

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

Movies in the Park

202 E. LaHarpe Blvd. • Moviesintheparklr.net

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

Murry’s Dinner Playhouse

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

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

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Outlets of Little Rock

501-455-9100 • 11201 Bass Pro Pkwy. www.outletsoflittlerock.com/

A 325,000-square-foot outlet mall with more than 60 stores, located next to Bass Pro Shop in the Gateway Town Center. Includes such stores as Old Navy, Famous Footwear, Rack Room Shoes, Restoration Hardware, Banana Republic, Oshkosh/Carter’s, Gap Factory, Dress Barn, Kay Jewelers, Rue 21. E

Peabody Splash Pad

501-371-4770 • 202 E. LaHarpe Blvd.

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

Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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

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

Museum of Discovery

Museum of Discovery

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

Arkansas’s science, technology, math and engineering center. Features 90 hands-on exhibits centered on physical, health and earth sciences. Discover the science of having fun; oldest museum in Little Rock, dating back to 1927; accredited by the American Association of Museums. E

Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Playtime Pizza

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

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

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

Old State House Museum

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

National Cemetery

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

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

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

Political History Audio Tour Littlerock.com/audiotour

Quapaw Quarter

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

A nine-square-mile area that encompasses Little Rock’s oldest and most historic areas. Includes 15 National Register Historic Districts, Little Rock Central High School, Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and MacArthur

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Park. Walking and driving tours information available at Curran Hall.

Refined Ale Brewery

501-280-0556 • 2221 Cedar St. arkans.as/1eJG5kZ

The first black-owned brewery in Arkansas offers Refined Ale Light Beer, Beer and Malt Liquor. Made in three-barrel batches for superior product; now offering full dinners to go including smoked ribs, roast beef, chicken and ­dressing, fresh vegetables.

River Lights in the Rock

501-376-4781 • Arkansasriverlights.com

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

River Market District

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

This high-energy area of downtown Little Rock along the Arkansas River is filled with restaurants, bars, museums, outdoor sculpture, Riverfront Park, two water splash pads and seasonal farmers market. c E

Robinson Center Music Hall

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

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

Sequoyah National Research Center 501-569-8336 • 5820 Asher Ave. ualr.edu/Sequoyah

Largest assemblage of Native American items in the world; acquires and preserves the writings and ideas of Native North Americans. Open to the public. Trail of Tears Park is planted with native trees, grasses and other species that travelers along the trail might have seen and experienced. E

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. New addition is the Outlets of Little Rock. E

South on Main

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

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

Recently renovated historic performing arts center with state-of-the-art acoustical and audio technology; new grand ballroom and expansive patio overlooking the Arkansas River; conference and meeting spaces; home of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Attractions national touring Broadway productions and Ballet Arkansas. E

Rock Region METRO

501-375-6717 • www.rrmetro.org

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

Rock Town Distillery

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

The first legal distillery in Arkansas since prohibition; artisan craft distillery uses grains grown in-state to create award-winning spirits. Tasting tours available; visitor center and gift shop on-site.

Sculpture at the River Market 501-539-0913 Sculptureattherivermarket.com

Highlights a collection of more than 75 works of art, many of them in the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden, and features natural terraces and walkways in Riverfront Park; space for receptions, weddings and other events; located north of the Little Rock Marriott and east toward the River Market District. E

Segway of Arkansas

501-372-3200 • 404 E. 3rd St. facebook.com/SegwayOfArkansas

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Splash Pad at Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden 501-371-4421 • 100 Riverfront Dr. www.littlerock.org

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

Statehouse Convention Center 501-376-4781, 800-844-4781 101 E. Markham St. Arkans.as/StatehouseConvCenter

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

Stone’s Throw Brewing

501-244-9154 • 402 E. 9th St.

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Historic building in MacArthur Park now a brewery with a variety of craft beer on tap; serves products from Loblolly Creamery, Hillcrest Artisan Meats, Kent Walker Cheeses, The Root Café and Wicked Mixes; free guided tours of the brewery.

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

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

Wildwood Park

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

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

William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands

501-374-4242 • 1200 President Clinton Ave. arkans.as/1LolEpZ

Statehouse Convention Center

Studio Theatre

501-374-2615 • 320 W. 7th St. www.thestudiotheatre-lr.org/

Local theatrical production company puts on five or six shows per year. The on-site Lobby Bar is open six nights a week. Special events scheduled throughout the year.

Two Rivers Park and Bridge

501-371-4770, 501-340-6800 • 6900 Two Rivers Rd. http://arkansasrivertrail.org/points-of-interest/ parks/two-rivers-park/

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

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Fine Arts Galleries 501-569-3182 • 2801 S. University Ave. Ualr.edu/art/galleries

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

War Memorial Park Natural Play Area and Pavilion

501-371-4770 • 5101 W. Markham http://www.littlerock.org/parksrecreation/parks/ details.aspx?id=23

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

War Memorial Stadium

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

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

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

LONOKE

Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery

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

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. c E

Lonoke County Museum

501-676-6750 • 215 SE Front St. https://www.facebook.com/LonokeCounty MuseumFanpage/

Displays county history including dioramas of the Battle of Brownsville Civil War skirmish, Indian Mounds and local airfield Eberts Field; museum also includes a frontier town replica, genealogy room and museum store.

MAYFLOWER

Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area and Nature Trail 877-967-7577 • Grassy Lake Road Arkans.as/11MCPeg

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

Corn Maze at Lollie

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

Concession stand, picnic area, corn pile, straw tunnels, hay bales to climb on and the “Corn maze express ride” for the little ones. Open seasonally in the fall. See website for dates.

Grassy Lake Water Trail

877-967-7577 • Grassy Lake Road arkans.as/1SoUG4t

Part of the Arkansas Water Trails system; located in Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area just south of Mayflower. Trip allows excellent wildlife viewing opportunities due to the cypress-tupelo lakes and sloughs. Watch for ­nesting herons in the spring, migrating songbirds and

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other sights like beavers, bullfrogs and water snakes.

Schaefers & Collins Pumpkin Patch and Farm

501-470-3127, 501-470-0014 • 864 Lollie Rd. Schaeferspumpkinpatch.com

Seasonal fall fun with pony rides, train rides, bounce houses, music, crafts, face painting, balloons, farm animals, hay tunnels, playground and more; haunted hayrides on Friday and Saturday evenings. Fresh ­produce from the farm during summer months.

MORRILTON

Barnyard Friends and Stables

501-208-7287 • 110 Jones Ln. barnyardfriendsandstables.weebly.com/

Petting zoo, pony rides, hand-feed animals; horseback trail rides. Summer camps for kids; hayrides, birthday parties, field trips, family reunions. Group discounts.

Depot Museum

501-354-4347 • 101 E. Railroad Ave. mainstreetmorrilton.com/depotmuseum.html

Restored circa 1915 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.

Lake Overcup

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

An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission property; one of Arkansas’s crappie hot spots; two wheelchair-accessible fishing piers available. c E

Morrilton Historic District

501-354-2393 • Church and Broadway Sts. http://mainstreetmorrilton.com/about.html

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

Movie House Winery

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

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

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

50 vintage vehicles dating from 1904 to 1967; located atop Petit Jean Mountain. Home to the only two Arkansas Climber automobiles known to exist, with the 1923 Climber Touring on display. Annual car shows include Swap Meet, June; Mustangs on the Mountain, May; Fall Swap Meet and Econoline Show, September. E

Petit Jean State Park

501-727-5441 • 1285 Petit Jean Mtn. Rd. Lodge/Cabin Reservations: 501-727-5431, 800-264-2462; Camping Reservations: 501-727-5441 PetitJeanStatePark.com

Flagship of the state parks system. Encompasses 2,658 E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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acres; includes 95-foot Cedar Falls, miles of trails, scenic overlooks, camping and cabins. Mather Lodge and Restaurant features expanded kitchen and guest registration, 50-person conference room and swimming pool while preserving lodge’s original CCC and WPA work dating from the 1930s. c E

Rialto Community Arts Center 501-288-9259 • 215 E. Broadway http://www.rialtomorrilton.com/

Historic 1911 renovated movie theatre; features art ­gallery, concerts, community theatre, children’s camps and community meetings. Facility may be rented for parties, receptions and special occasions.

Rockefeller Legacy Gallery

501-727-5435 • 1 Rockefeller Dr. rockefellerinstitute.org/exhibits

Over 300 restored and enlarged photographs are incorporated into 180 murals and interpretative panels to tell the story of the late Arkansas governor, Winthrop Rockefeller, fourth son of John D. Located in the Legacy Gallery right off the Rockefeller Institute’s Main Lobby. E

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute 501-727-5435 • 1 Rockefeller Dr. rockefellerinstitute.org/

Continues Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller’s legacy of Petit Jean Mountain as a center for thought leadership. State-of-the-art meeting facilities, recreational activities, 17,000 square feet of meeting space, conference rooms with breakout space, AV equipment and professionally trained meeting managers. E

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

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

Downtown historic North Little Rock. Art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars and a comedy club. Located near the Arkansas River Trail and the Rock Region METRO route. c E

Argenta Bead Company

501-537-0928 • 703 Main St. Argentabead.com

Features mosaics, collages, bead art, classes and various media by local artists; jewelry repair. E

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

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Black box theater located in the Argenta District, listed on the National Preservation List; local productions range from narrative dramas to musical theater. Available for weddings, receptions and other special events. E

Argenta Drug Store

501-374-4851 • 324 Main St.

Built in 1887, it is the oldest continuously operating pharmacy west of the Mississippi. E

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

1,700-acre park featuring a pre-Civil War log cabin, covered bridge, accessible fishing pier, playgrounds, camping, 36-hole golf course, disc golf courses, soccer, tennis, trails, including access to the Arkansas River Trail; seasonal amusement park, archery range and dog park. c E

Clinton Presidential Park Bridge

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Diamond Bear Brewery

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

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

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Argenta Farmers Market

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

In the Argenta District; open-air market features certified local farmers selling all types of produce, meats, poultry, eggs and local products. Located along the Arkansas River Trail and the Rock Region METRO route. c E

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

Experience firsthand how men lived aboard the longestserving submarine in the world, USS Razorback (SS-394); the adjacent museum features exhibits about World War II-era vessels and Arkansas River history. Birthday parties, special event rental and overnight stays available for groups. E

Arkansas National Guard Museum 501-212-5215 • Arngmuseum.com

Diamond Bear Brewery

Dickey-Stephens Park

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

Home of AA minor league Arkansas Travelers, Anaheim Angels farm team; beer garden, themed nights, giveaways and promotions; baseball museum. c E

Dogtown Farmers’ Market

410 Main St. • dogtownfarmersmarket.com

Chronicles the progression of the state’s guard from a frontier militia to modern military; also displays the history of Camp Robinson. Free admission and free audio tour available. Military identification or driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to get a day pass. E

Located in Argenta next to the William F. Laman Argenta Branch Library. Open seasonally on Saturday mornings, April through October. All vendors from within 150 miles of North Little Rock. c E

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Located downtown on the Arkansas River, a few blocks from the Argenta District, a close walk from downtown Little Rock, and next to the Arkansas River Trail. Features scenic views of the river, Little Rock skyline and Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Full hookups available; showers, restrooms; free Wi-Fi. c E

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

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

Big Dam Bridge

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Burns Park

Downtown Riverside RV Park 501-340-5312 • 50 Riverfront Dr. downtownriversidervpark.com

Flyway Brewing Company

501-812-3192 • 314 N. Maple St. facebook.com/flywaybrewingcompany

Pico brewery in downtown North Little Rock; stateof-the-art brewery and large tap room with outdoor seating. E

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Fort Roots Military Post Historic District Scenic Hill Drive

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

Funland

501-753-7307 Nlrpr.org

River Road. The free-flowing, professionally designed park is a skaters’ paradise. For skateboards only.

Rockwater Marina

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

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

Open seasonally on weekends Easter through Labor Day; includes nine amusement park rides for younger children and the Argenta Belle train; available for party rentals during the week. Located in Burns Park. E

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

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

Junction Bridge

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North Little Rock Heritage Center 501-371-0755 • 506 Main St. http://nlrheritagecenter.org

Located in the old Argenta fire station, the center hosts temporary historical exhibits and has meeting space available. Mission of the center is the collection, keeping and caring of materials bearing on the history of the city from the earliest times, and maintaining those materials in the archives of the city of North Little Rock. E

North Little Rock ORV Park

501-519-7980 • 9000 Hwy. 165 facebook.com/NorthLittleRockOrvPark

200-acre, off-road park is open to ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes; open daily from dawn to dusk, free admission. E

North River Landing

501-758-1424 • Riverfront Dr. and Locust St. http://northlittlerock.org/attractions_detail/77

Public access boat ramp on the Arkansas River two blocks from Verizon Arena and adjacent to the ­Downtown Riverside RV Park. c E

North Shore Riverwalk

501-758-1424 • NorthLittleRock.org

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

The Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park

501-758-1424 • 3800 Lakeshore Dr. http://northlittlerock.org/attractions_detail/285

Authentic reproduction of an 1800s water-powered grist mill; believed to be the last standing structure from “Gone with the Wind”; includes concrete sculptures of toadstools, tree stumps and tree branch-entwined bridges; listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Riverview Skateboard Park

301 River Rd., Off Pike Avenue & Riverfront Drive

North Little Rock’s first permanent, concrete-based skate park is located just east of Big Rock Quarry along the E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Shopping

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McCain Mall, central Arkansas’s largest indoor shopping destination; The Other Center, Lakewood Village, McCain Plaza, Lakehill and North Park are popular shopping centers. Other areas include Park Hill Historic District and the Argenta Arts and Entertainment District.

Trail of Tears Exhibit

100 Riverfront Dr. arkansasheritagetrails.com/tears/

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

Trails

501-791-8538 • Nlrpr.org

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

USS Razorback WWII Submarine

See Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum listing

Verizon Arena

501-340-5660 • 1 Verizon Arena Way Verizonarena.com

The focal point for sports and entertainment in central Arkansas, Verizon Arena hosts major concerts, sporting events, seminars and other productions. E

Veterans Memorial

2801 Orange St. (Laman Plaza)

Community-wide project memorializing North Little Rock’s veterans who were killed in action and honoring all military personnel.

Wild River Country

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

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Thrilling water slides, wave pool, river rapids, lazy river and children’s area provide family water fun all day; three new water slides added in 2015. Concessions and hydration station available. E

OPPELO

Oppelo Flea Market

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

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

PERRYVILLE

Camp Ouachita Girl Scout Camp Historic District 501-984-5313 • 618 Hwy. 324 S.

Built between 1936-1941; listed on National Register of Historic Places; only surviving Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps-constructed Girl Scout facility in the country. The restored Great Hall available to rent for family reunions, meetings, weddings, conferences, groups. Overlooks Lake Sylvia; rehabilitated lake view camping unit.

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

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

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Perry County Historical Museum 501-889-1571 • 408 Main St.

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. Call for hours of operation. E

SCOTT

Ashley Alexander House

501-231-6796 • 3514 Walkers Corner Rd. www.ashley-alexanderplantationhouse.com

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

J&P Ranch

501-920-6537 • 966 McCoy Ln.

Hayrides, petting zoo, recreation area, picnic tables, hay maze, basketball goals, volleyball net and more; horses and a cow on-site; horseback rides for kids. Call for hours of operation.

Marlsgate Plantation

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

Restored antebellum plantation home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, open to groups and for special occasions, such as weddings, receptions, garden tours, luncheons, corporate events. Off U.S. 165 at Bearskin Lake.

Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park

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

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Heifer Ranch

855-343-4337 • 55 Heifer Rd. Heifer.org/visit/heifer-ranch

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

Lake Sylvia Recreation Area

501-889-5176 • Ark. 324, off Ark. 9 arkans.as/1LAZG4a

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

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

Scott Heritage Farm 15301 Alexander Rd.

Shareholder-owned farm uses organic methods to grow food; learning and research projects explain how food is grown in a sustainable, small acreage area; guided tours available with advance notice.

Scott Plantation Settlement

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

Depicts early farming life through a collection of historic plantation structures. Guided outdoor walking tours offered Fridays and Saturdays March through November; large group tours by reservation. Civil War marker explains the Battle of Ashley’s Mill, part of the 1863 Little Rock Campaign. E

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park 501-961-9442 • 490 Toltec Mounds Rd. off U.S. 165

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Unique mound complex, now a National Historic Landmark, was the cultural center of the Plum Bayou people and site of Native American celebration ceremonies; one of the largest and most impressive archeological sites in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Includes visitor center, pavilion and museum; available for guided tours and special events. c E

shows, special screenings. E

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

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

White County Pioneer Village

501-580-6633 • 1200 Higginson St. www.whitecountypioneervillage.org/

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

SHERWOOD

Highway 89 Raceway Off-Road Sports Park 501-835-1977 • 737 Hwy. 89 S. 89raceway.com

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Center on the Square Performing Arts/ Dinner Theatre 501-368-0111 • 219 W. Arch St. Centeronthesquare.org

Performing arts dinner theatre; children’s theatre program.

Downtown Searcy Murals

Murals in historic downtown Searcy depicting industrial and other scenes representative of White County, the area’s health care field and a tribute to veterans. c E

Harding University Benson Auditorium

501-279-4009 • 900 Center St. https://www.harding.edu/heritage/conference

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

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

Gallery rooms preserve Harding University’s rich heritage.

Historic Black House

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

Houses Searcy Art Gallery; historic structure begun in 1858 and completed in 1874 by Captain Benjamin (CSA) Clayton Black; the Victorian home has a highly decorative veranda, contains period furnishings; on National Register of Historic Places. Hosts major exhibits ­annually; Gallery Gift Shop. E

Rialto Theatre

501-268-6699 • 100 W. Race St. searcyrialto.weebly.com/

Opened in 1923, remodeled in the 1940s, one of only a few historic theaters to maintain a daily schedule with matinees on weekends; available for parties, private E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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

Roundtop Filling Station Restoration 501-835-6620 • 6491 Roundtop Rd. Facebook.com/RoundtopFillingStation

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

THROUGHOUT REGION

Arkansas River

501-324-5551 • arkans.as/16bAuJi

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

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

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

White River

870-425-2700 • arkans.as/18eWmoJ

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

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Discover Central Arkansas. With great attractions like the Clinton Presidential Center, the USS Razorback World War II submarine, and year-round festivals like the capital cities’ Riverfest, Conway’s Toad Suck Daze, Cabot’s Strawberry Festival and Benton’s Amplify Fest, the Heart of Arkansas is a great place to getaway and explore. Ad paid for with State and Heart of Arkansas funds.

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NORTH CENTRAL Nature worked wonders in North Central Arkansas. Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in America are here to enjoy; popular activities include recreational boating, canoeing and swimming. The Buffalo National River with its towering limestone bluffs is perhaps the best-known canoeing stream. It has the distinction of being the first national river in the U.S. and is home to a large elk herd. The diversity of these highlands is endless.

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Offering unique downtown districts with shops and historic buildings are communities such as Batesville, Gilbert, Harrison, Calico Rock, Yellville, Marshall, Hardy, Clinton and Leslie. Heber Springs is a popular town for accessing the Little Red River and Greers Ferry Lake with plenty of resorts and dining options for travelers, as is Mountain Home for Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes.

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Little Red RIver

Plan a leisurely walk along a trickling stream, or pick up the pace on an award-winning hiking trail. Enjoy the shady porch of a cozy log cabin, or sail a 40,000-acre lake. Take time to tour a museum, historic home, formal garden or Civil War park. Dance and sing along at an informal mountain hoedown or dress up for an evening on the town. OUTDOORS AND ADVENTURE SPORTS Trout floats on the White, Little Red and Spring rivers, plus bass and panfish outings on the lakes and smaller streams, make for world-class fishing action. The Spring River’s headwaters are formed by Mammoth Spring, a National Natural Landmark, and Arkansas’s largest spring. Greers Ferry, Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes are popular with anglers. These lakes are rejuvenating for those who like to lounge in houseboats or enjoy recreational play on the water too. North Central Arkansas also beckons mountain bikers with International 84 | NORTH CENTRAL


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Mountain Bicycling Association designated Epic trails such as the Syllamo Trail, one of the most beautiful and technically challenging trail systems in the region. Other great trails in the area are near cities, such as Pigeon Creek Park located only 10 minutes from Mountain Home on Norfork Lake. It is one of the best trail systems in the Ozarks with more than 20 miles of lakeside biking and hiking. Adventurous souls enjoy the challenge of Loco Ropes, offering three

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ropes courses, a climbing wall and a zip-line experience located on the grounds of Ozark Folk Center State Park, also in Mountain View. State parks worthy of exploration also include Bull Shoals-White River State Park and Mammoth Spring State Park. Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery, Norfork National Fish Hatchery, two dams and wildlife management areas hold interest as well.

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FAMILY FUN Family-friendly things to do should include a day or two to explore the rich heritage of the hill country. Study the traditional folkways, see the wonders of a limestone cavern or visit a craftsman at work. You’ll find these offerings at places like Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View and Blanchard Springs Caverns in the town of Fifty Six. In colder months, see the trumpeter swans in Heber Springs. The last public ferryboat operating in the state is Peel Ferry found along Ark. 125 on the west shore of Bull Shoals Lake. BREWS, WINES AND SPIRITS Craft beer lovers aren’t left out in North Central Arkansas. Gravity Brewworks is a nanobrewery found in the small town of Big Flat near Mountain View. And wine lovers can enjoy a visit to Raimondo Family Wines, which produces wines, oils and vinegar, in Mountain Home. 88 | NORTH CENTRAL


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Gravity Brewworks, Big Flat

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BATESVILLE

Batesville Community Center 870-698-2431 • 1420 S. 20th St. www.batesvilleparks.com/

$22 million, 100,000-square-foot facility featuring a gym with three basketball courts, walking/running track, catering kitchen, fitness room, meeting rooms and indoor swimming pools. Outside the center, more than 17,000 square feet of water area including splash pads and “lazy” river. E

the study of the theatre arts. Offers “black box” seating for 175 in three-quarter-round or proscenium theatre. E

Lyon College Kresge Gallery

870-307-7000 • 2300 Highland Dr. Lyon.edu

Hosts exhibits by artists and students. E

Mark Martin Museum

800-566-4461 • 1601 Batesville Blvd. markmartinmuseum.com

Racer’s cars and trophies are showcased in a state-ofthe-art museum in the town where the NASCAR legend’s racing career started. E

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Batesville Historic Downtown 870-793-2378 • Downtown area arkans.as/1IO3dpK

State’s oldest existing city. Historic Commercial District offers a glimpse into the city’s past, as does the Old ­Independence Regional Museum, which features ­historical exhibits from the 12 counties that comprised the original 1820 Independence County. c E

Batesville Motor Speedway

870-251-0011 • 5090 Heber Springs Rd. Batesvillemotorspeedway.com

3/8-mile, red clay oval nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. E

Bethel AME Church

870-793-5590 • 889 Oak St. arkans.as/1GOiE0B

Oldest religious structure in Batesville, as well as being the home of the first black congregation in the town. E

Jamestown Crag

870-613-4662 • Jamestown Loop arkans.as/UurDCD

Only sport climbing crag in northeast Arkansas. Includes approximately 70 bolted climbing routes that span nearly a 40-acre area. Donation box on site.

Lyon College

870-307-7000 • 2300 Highland Rd. Lyon.edu

Founded in 1872 as Arkansas College, this liberal arts college hosts the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival in late April. E

Lyon College Holloway Theatre 870-307-7000 • 2300 Highland Rd. Lyon.edu

State-of-the-art facility for collegiate productions and E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Melba Theater

Melba Theater

870-569-8002 • 115 W. Main St. MelbaTheater.org

The newly renovated Melba Theater is now open for business once again. Located on Main Street Batesville. Single-screen movie theater that seats around 400. Also features live events and private parties. Regular movie ticket prices are $4.

Old Independence Regional Museum 870-793-2121 • 380 S. 9th St. www.oirm.org

Permanent exhibits focus on Native Americans, the Civil War, the Great Depression and transportation. Archival materials from 12 counties that comprised the original 1820 Independence County. Programs. Traveling exhibits. Gift shop. E

Oneal Outfitters, Batesville 870-698-2222 • Stadium Drive http://arkans.as/1AJddmC

Canoe and kayak rentals. Float packages include life jackets, paddles and free shuttle.

BIG FLAT

Gravity Brewworks

870-448-2077 • 11512 Ark. 14 E. Gravitybrewworks.com

North Central Arkansas’s newest nanobrewery offers small batches of hand-crafted beer. Locally owned and operated in the small town of Big Flat. Open Thursday-Saturday. During winter months, call before you visit. What’s on tap? Usually three beers plus a seasonal. Tours available of the brew house. Tasting room. Growlers and quart bottles for purchase.

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BULL SHOALS

Bull Shoals Caverns

870-445-7177 • 1011 C.S. Woods Blvd. Bullshoalscaverns.com

350-million-year-old Limestone Cavern. Still alive and growing today in the Ozark Mountains. 59 degrees yearround. Off Hwy. 178.

Mountain Village 1890

870-445-7177 • 1011 C.S. Woods Blvd. 1890village.com

Re-creation of an Ozark settlement from the 1800s with authentic structures and furnishings. Also offers Haunted History Tours at night. Go to events page for more ­information. Off Hwy. 178.

CALICO ROCK

Calico Rock Historic District 870-297-4129 • Calicorock.us

Entire downtown on National Register of Historic Places. Antique/gift shops/restaurants are heart of Main Street. Solar street lights, quaint shops and seasonal Farmers Market. Twenty-three buildings and structures comprise East Calico Historic District and walking tour. Visit the town where John Grisham’s “Calico Joe” came to life.

About two miles of public nature trails at west end of Greers Ferry Lake. Premier conservancy project of the The Gates Roger Foundation, Inc. Foundation office located downtown at 290 Main St. contains herbarium with 800 species from the nature center.

Van Buren County Historical Society Museum 501-745-4066 • 211 3rd St. arkans.as/VanBurenCoHistorical

Local and area exhibits. Museum’s Family History Room has extensive collection of family information and family group sheets, as well as research material on Van Buren County and several surrounding counties. c E

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Cotter Rainbow Bridge 870-435-2663 • U.S. 62-B arkans.as/15ws4hu

Rainbow-arched bridge over the White River built in 1930. Ranked among the most beautiful spans in mid-America.

FAIRFIELD BAY

Calico Rock Museum

870-297-6100 • 104 Main St. Calicorockmuseum.com

Exhibits from pre-historic period to 1967 and important works of folk art, including paintings, sculpture and carvings historically and culturally significant to Calico Rock and surrounding communities. Located in restored historic buildings along Main Street. E

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Cherokee Village

870-257-5522 • Cherokeevillage.org

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

CLINTON

Clinton Art

202 Main St. • arkans.as/19QRr18

“Three Rivers Trailhead,” eight-foot high monolithic water sculpture created by Fayetteville artist Hank Kaminsky. Depicts elements of area history with images, dates and names. Located in City Park along U.S. 65 near downtown.

Natural Bridge

501-745-2357 • 1120 Natural Bridge Rd. http://arkans.as/2bOq8cb

100-foot sandstone formation millions of years in the making, hidden away in scenic beauty of the Ozarks. Stone archway actually used as a bridge during pioneer days. Facilities include a log cabin museum and gift shop. Open mid-March through mid-November. c E

South Fork Nature Center

501-745-6444 • 962 Bachelor Rd. Southforknaturecenter.org

Fairfield Bay Marina

Fairfield Bay Marina

501-884-6030 • 4350 Ark. 330 S. Visitfairfieldbay.com/marina

Offering scenic cruises aboard Belle of the Bay and boat rides to hike Sugarloaf Mountain island trail (reservations required); pontoon, ski boat, wave runner and fishing boat rentals, as well as kayaks, peddle boats, SUP and more; come feed the fish.

Indian Rock House

501-884-4899 • 337 Snead Dr. arkans.as/18Sv5Me

Nestled under a hillside at Indian Hills Country Club. Natural sandstone grotto was the home of prehistoric cave dwellers.

Log Cabin Museum

501-884-4899 • 335 Snead Dr. Ffbchamber.com/things-to-do

An 1850 cabin, dismantled and reconstructed on its present site. Furnished with items used in a home of the 1880s. Free.

North Central Arkansas Art Gallery 501-680-2741 • 110 Lost Creek Pkwy. Ncafae.org

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Ongoing exhibit includes paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media by local and national artists. Free admission. Located at Fairfield Bay Conference Center. E

North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education (NCAFAE) 501-884-6288 • Ncafae.org

Features professional talent. Headquartered in Fairfield Bay, the foundation sponsors monthly musical concerts in Van Buren, Stone and Cleburne counties.

FLIPPIN

Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery 870-453-3212 • Ark. 178 N. Flwsportsgallery.com

HARDY

Hardy Main Street District

870-856-3571 • Mainstreetofhardy.com

The state’s smallest town to boast a historic Main Street district, 41 buildings listed on the register. Variety of shops cater to visitors seeking antiques, oddities, art and much more. Located in pre-WWI buildings along the beautiful Spring River. 

Loberg Park

870-856-3811 • East Main Street arkans.as/14J5IIL

Located along the Spring River one block off Hardy’s historic Main Street. Includes a scenic river walk, ­playgrounds, pavilions. E

History of the famous Ranger Bass Boat is depicted here through awards, photographs, memories and mementos of Forrest and Nina Wood. Commemorates Ranger Boats and the development of bass fishing over the past five decades. Display includes first Ranger boats built, other classic Ranger designs.

Peel Ferry

870-436-5666 • Along Ark. 125, west shore of Bull Shoals Lake • arkans.as/12mifSE

Last public ferryboat operating in the state. Peel Ferry transports vehicles and passengers across a section of the big lake during daytime hours only.

GILBERT Spring River

Spring River

870-856-3210 • Access is from U.S. 63 arkans.as/1Bx5MPB

Favorite of canoeists. Many areas of upper section popular with fly fishermen. Outfitters, launch facilities available along Mammoth Spring-Hardy stretch (17 miles). Crystal-clear with long pools, whitewater falls. Scenery mostly hardwood forest with some rocky bluffs.

HEBER SPRINGS

Big Creek Natural Area Gilbert General Store

Gilbert General Store

870-439-2888 • #1 Frost St. Gilbertstore.com

Est. 1901, continues to function as a general store. Home to Buffalo Camping and Canoeing, a registered concessionaire on the Buffalo National River. Canoes, kayaks, rafts and cabin rentals (closest to the river with Wi-Fi) available. On National Register of Historic Places. Mobile friendly online booking.

GREERS FERRY

Tracy’s on the Lake

501-825-7228 • 8005 Edgemont Rd.

Hot spot for jewelry, clothing and local artworks; hair salon, painting parties, yoga and Pilates.

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501-324-9619 • Off Ark. 110 near Wilburn arkans.as/1BHaBpI

Rugged 2.4 miles of trails and nature study. Hunting and fishing. 200-foot bluffs and 3.5 miles of Big Creek.

Bridal Veil Falls

501-362-4901 • Off Ark. 25 arkans.as/18kZxMn

Beautiful place to take in the natural beauty surrounding Heber Springs. Elevation of 584 feet above sea level. Hiking down to see the falls is a must for visitors.

Cleburne County Historical Society 501-362-5225 • 102 E. Main Cleburnehistory.info

Museum and genealogy research library. Large collection of historical photos and artifacts, as well as other records. Extensive county genealogy data, including census, marriage, cemetery, schools, obituaries, others. Located in the historic Frauenthal House on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Collins Creek (Catch-and-Release Area) 501-362-2416 • Off Ark. 25 arkans.as/1b2VIPz

Outdoor project at the John F. Kennedy Park, near the Greers Ferry Fish Hatchery, includes catch-and-release trout fishing area for youngsters (under age 16). Hiking trail. Nature-watching opportunities.

Gem Movie Theatre

501-362-2884 • 117 W. Main St. Gemmovietheatre.com

Restored movie house showing current releases; 3-D capability.

Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery 501-362-3615 • 349 Hatchery Rd. Fws.gov/greersferry/

Visitor Center with aquarium. Self-guided hatchery tours. Located just north of the dam off Ark. 25.

Jeff Anderson Memorial Trail

Near Sandy Beach at the end of Front Street

Bicycle trail – NO motorized vehicles. Path winds through woods along shoreline of Greers Ferry Lake.

JFK Overlook Park

501-362-2444 • Located just across Greers Ferry Dam

A covered shelter provides year-round viewing of the Greers Ferry Dam, dedicated by President Kennedy in 1963, and the Little Red River.

Shopping/Art Galleries

501-362-2444 • Along Ark. 25B

Stroll through antique, art galleries, gift and other shops starting around the Court Square surrounding historic Cleburne County Courthouse and continuing east and west of Main Street.

Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail

501-362-2416 • 700 Heber Springs Rd. arkans.as/15joCoz

One-mile trail takes hikers up for a panoramic view of the Ozarks. Built and maintained by U.S. Army Corps of ­Engineers. First designated National Scenic Trail in America. Located on an island in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake.

Sugarloaf Mountain

501-362-2444 • Ark. 110 E. sugarloafheritagecouncil.org

Standing high above the valley formed by the Little Red River. Trail access off Ark. 110 E. just past the Heber Springs Folklore Society Building.

Swan Sightings on Magness Lake 501-362-2444 • 544 Hays Rd. arkans.as/16uq8Dc

See Trumpeter swans at a bird sanctuary. Birds use Magness Lake as a midwest wintering ground. They arrive mid-November and stay until early March.

Josh Park Memorial Trail

Located off Ark. 25B N. just before crossing Greers Ferry Dam Cleburnecountyar.com/hiking-and-trails

Used by cross-country runners, joggers and bikers. Stretches a total of 6,485 feet with five shorter trails ranging from 550 feet to 886 feet.

Little Red River

501-362-9067 • arkans.as/18eSUuu

Emerges icy-cold from beneath Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. “Rip” Collins landed a then world-record 40-pound, 4-ounce brown on this premier-class trout stream in 1992. Numerous outfitters and resorts available.

Mossy Bluff Trail and Buckeye Trail

501-362-2444 • Trailheads at William Carl Garner Visitor Center • arkans.as/12Gr4D8

Mossy Bluff Trail is 1.6 miles round-trip and includes a stop at a scenic overlook. Buckeye Trail (660 feet) from the visitor center is paved and handicapped accessible.

Olmstead Funeral & Historical Museum 501-250-3890 • 108 S. 4th St. Olmstead.cc/who-we-are/history-and-staff

Reflections of Yesteryears: Museum of funeral home and embalming memorabilia dating to the turn of the 19th century; miniature train exhibits included; listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Prim Rocks

501-362-2444

Prim in northern Cleburne County is known for its proliferation of large round sandstone boulders ranging in diameter from 1-4 feet. Boulders are part of the Bloyd/ Hale Formations of Morrowan age in the Pennsylvania System deposited some 300 million years ago.

William Carl Garner Visitor Center

William Carl Garner Visitor Center

501-362-9067 • 700 Heber Springs Rd. N. arkans.as/15iWpxQ

Features 20-minute slide program, “The Saga of the Little Red: A Tale of Two Centuries.” Exhibit area, auditorium, children’s touch table, replica of former world-record 40-pound, 4-ounce brown trout caught in Little Red River.

LAKEVIEW

Bull Shoals-White River State Park

870-445-3629 • Off Ark. 178 ArkansasStateParks.com/bullshoalswhiteriver

This 732-acre park lies both above and below massive Bull Shoals Dam. Facilities stretch along the White River with camping (including Rent-an-RV and Renta-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

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LESLIE

Killebrew Theater

870-448-2557 • 410 Oak St. facebook.com/OHACLeslie

Offers live music on the second Saturday of each month. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support the Ozark Heritage Arts Center.

Leslie

870-447-2240 • U.S. 65 and Ark. 66 Facebook.com/lesliearkansas

Peaceful village of less than 500 citizens boasts an active community theater, art gallery, museum, antique shops and the only “old-world” brick-oven bakery in the Ozarks. Town maintains 1920s-era charm. Known as “The ­Chocolate Roll Capital of the World.” c E

Ozark Heritage Arts Center and Museum 870-447-2500 • 410 Oak St. facebook.com/OHACLeslie

Offers music and theater. Home of 400-seat Killebrew Theater, Heritage Museum, Art Gallery. Housed in historic stone building constructed by the WPA in 1938. Shares rich historical, musical, cultural heritage of Searcy County and the Ozark Mountains.

Serenity Farm Bread

870-447-2211 • 423 Main St. Serenityfarmbread.us

Bakers use ancient techniques perfected in Europe over the centuries to make naturally leavened bread. Watch artisan bakers load the massive wood-fired brick oven with hand-shaped loaves. Has been featured in Southern Living Magazine.

MAMMOTH SPRING

Arkansas Welcome Center

870-625-7364 • #17 Hwy. 63 N.

Offers free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Summer hours extended by one hour. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

ArkansasStateParks.com/mammothspring

One of the great natural wonders of Mid-America. Mammoth Spring flows at average hourly rate of almost 10 million gallons of 58-degree water. Pour-off creates Spring River, popular year-round canoe and fishing stream. Park includes an Arkansas Welcome Center, 1886 Railroad Depot Museum, nature trail, picnic sites, ­pavilion, playground, early hydroelectric power dam.

South Fork of the Spring River arkans.as/14q6E5s

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.

MARSHALL

Kenda Drive-In

870-448-5400 • 107 Westwood Dr. Kendadrivein.com

Unique landmark operating since 1966. Old-style yet fully modern, all digital, first-run movies drive-in theater. Open year-round; even supplies car heaters in the winter.

MOUNTAIN HOME

Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours 870-492-5222 • 402 Cranfield Rd. arkans.as/14LvhZq

Some 200 displays featuring 200,000 miniatures, 60 dollhouses, 60 miniature stores. One room is bakery items made from beads and buttons. Dioramas include Christmas villages, farmers markets, Native American villages, fishing camps and more. Also more than 200 original works of art and original poems.

Raimondo Winery

870-424-0234 • 1406 Ark. 62 W. RaimondoWinery.com

Sample a world of wines, oils, vinegar and gourmet foods in a relaxing atmosphere of fun and learning. Specializes in Italian and Iberian wines, offering tastings daily. Winery shares recipes, teaches health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and wines. Shop the retail store for wines, gourmet foods, other fun merchandise.

Rapps Barren Settlement

870-424-9311 • 1101 Spring St. arkans.as/1dn6P2C

Historic buildings in a village setting to illustrate Mountain Home’s early days, located in Cooper City Park.

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Arkansas Craft Guild and Gallery 870-269-4120 • 104 E. Main Arkansascraftguild.org

Mammoth Spring State Park

Mammoth Spring State Park

Member owned and operated cooperative. Open yearround. Gallery features traditional and contemporary art and fine crafts of juried guild members from across the state. Guild sponsors Christmas Showcase first weekend in December at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. E

870-625-7364 • 17 U.S. 63

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Mountain View Tourism and Visitor Guide 870-269-2985 • 122 W. Main St. Mountainviewtourism.com

Comprehensive information on local attractions such as music and comedy shows, dancing, folk music, musical instrument workshops, craft shows, festivals and events, outdoor activities. Also provides guide books for ­restaurants, lodging and worship centers.

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Blanchard Springs Caverns 870-757-2211 • Off Ark. 14 E. arkans.as/19357pw

Don’t miss this pristine natural adventure, one of the few developed cave systems operated by U.S. Forest Service. Open all year. Guided walking and wild cave tours. Visitor Center with gift shop, books, maps, educational material. Tour reservations at www.recreation.gov. Wi-Fi spots available in cave while on tour. E

Cash’s White River Theater

870-214-2326 • 507 Sylamore Ave. Whiterivertheater.com

Theater features show “Michael Kelley – Voices that Change,” a singer and vocal impersonator who performs over 35 different characters in the show. Amazing show features country music and a little of Michael Kelley’s musical roots in Memphis. Hear your favorite musical artists performed by this outstanding singer. Shows are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Ironworks Galleria

870-269-4766 • 201 W. Main Stonecountyironworks.com

America’s Blacksmith Shop; Artisan-led maker of highly crafted, hand-forged iron products for hearth, home and hospitality institutions all across the country; portfolio features about 1,500 items and custom-made pieces. Our 10,000-square-foot showroom showcases the largest variety of Hand Forged Iron products in the USA, as well as a quaint Italian eatery and gourmet coffee shop.

Jimmy Driftwood’s Barn

870-269-8042 • 19775 Ark. 5 N. Jimmydriftwoodmusicbarn.com

Folk, gospel, country and bluegrass performed by local performers and friends from around the country. Show times: Friday and Sunday. Second Saturday of each month is gospel night.

Loco Ropes

888-669-6717, 870-269-6566 • 1025A Park Ave. Locoropes.com

USA Today Travel’s “10 Excellent Outdoor Adventures for Families.” Features 30+ treetop elements, including zip lines, Tarzan swings, rope bridges and swinging logs, offering mild to extreme challenges. Tower adventures include the round-trip Flying & Screamin’ Pig zip lines, the HotShot free fall and the Planks Peak climbing wall. Located at the Ozark Folk Center.

Ozark Folk Center State Park

Ozark Folk Center State Park 870-269-3851 • 1032 Park Ave. Reservations: 800-264-3655 OzarkFolkCenter.com

Visit working craft artisans and folk musicians. Learn how iron is forged, soap is made, wool is woven and experience more than 20 crafts. Purchase handcrafted goods. Hear live string band music on the outdoor stage.  Acoustic Southern Mountain music and special concerts offered as evening shows in the 1,000-seat theater. Also 60 duplex cabins, conference center, restaurant, visitor center, gift shop, youth programs and Heritage Herb Garden. c E

Ozark National Forest, Sylamore District 870-269-3228 • Off Ark. 14 N. arkans.as/1chD2Ny

130,000 acres of hardwood forests, spring-fed creeks, two adjoining rivers, limestone bluffs and grassy ­meadows make up this natural wilderness area. ­Campsites at Gunner Pool, Barkshed and Blanchard Springs. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails follow ­scenic routes to the White River. Leatherwood ­Wilderness borders Buffalo River Wilderness. Creek swimming, fishing and tours of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

Sylamore Creek Trail

870-269-3228 • Off Ark. 14 N. arkans.as/1auRX5Z

14-mile Ozark National Forest trail named for the scenic, free-flowing stream it follows past waterfalls, natural springs, limestone bluffs and lush forest. Three ­campgrounds along the trail route make it possible to shorten the trip to fit your hiking style. Extension ties this trail into the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail.

Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail 870-269-3228 • Ark. 14 N. arkans.as/17ARwjm

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Buffalo National River

Located in the Sylamore District of the Ozark National Forest north of Mountain View. Trail offers over 50 miles for novice to advanced bikers; mostly single-track. Five interconnecting loops accessible from the trailhead on Ark. 5, plus three trailheads on Green Mountain Road. Designated IMBA Epic Ride.

NORFORK

Norfork National Fish Hatchery 870-499-5255 • 1414 Ark. 177 S. Fws.gov/norfork

Learn how millions of trout are grown at state’s most productive trout facility. Children may try their luck at landing a rainbow at the hatchery’s Dry Run Creek.

Wolf House

870-425-2755 • Ark. 5 Baxtercounty.org/wolfhouse.php

Jacob Wolf home was built in the early 1800s and is believed to be the oldest log structure in Arkansas. Overlooks White River. Open for tours twice a year.

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Local and regional acts perform Saturday nights. E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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One-mile pathway follows the old roadbed of the historic M&NA Railway.

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Historic St. Joe Depot Museum 870-448-2557 • U.S. 65 South stjoearkansas.org/Places-to-See

Opened in 1902, the St. Joe Train Depot was a stop on the Missouri and North Arkansas (M&NA) Railway running south from Joplin, MO, to Helena-West Helena, AR. The railway closed for regular service in 1946. The depot since has served the community as a church, temporary classrooms for the local school and a feed store until its 2009 restoration by the city. On the National Registry of Historic Buildings since 1991. The property recently acquired a Civil War historic marker for the local area.

Tyler Bend Visitor Center

870-439-2502 • 170 Ranger Rd. Nps.gov/buff/

Facility welcomes visitors to the Buffalo National River with a museum exhibit, theater, bookstore. Operated by the National Park Service.

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Crooked Creek

870-449-4676 • Off U.S. 62 arkans.as/15z03G7

Well-known for smallmouth bass fly fishing.

Rush Historic District

870-449-4311 • Off Ark. 14 S. arkans.as/14LMVMU

Town of Rush was established in the 1880s after zinc mining started along the Buffalo River. Site now a ghost town, under the protection of the National Park Service. Trail with interpretive exhibits.

THROUGHOUT REGION

Buffalo National River

870-439-2502 • Nps.gov/buff/

Nation’s first national river and one of America’s great natural treasures. Meanders through the heart of the Ozarks for 135 miles before joining the White River. Natural wilderness, towering limestone bluffs, canoe outfitters, campsites, hiking trails, cabin rentals. Buffalo Point off Ark. 14 and Tyler Bend off U.S. 65 are fully developed use areas. Gravel bar camping is permitted. Park is home to state’s only elk herd.

Bull Shoals Lake

870-425-2700 • arkans.as/13RVnay

Created by one of the largest concrete dams in the nation. Covers 45,000 acres with a 1,000-mile forested shoreline. Famous for its largemouth and striped bass; several state records (including a 57-pound striper) have been landed on the lake.

Greers Ferry lakes in the region. Units come in all sizes and can be used for cruising or fishing trips. Sailing, scuba diving, skiing and even seaplane excursions may be enjoyed.

Little Red River

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For 32 miles downstream of Greers Ferry Dam, the Little Red River tailwater comprises a world-class fishery for brown and rainbow trout. Cutthroat trout and brook trout also found here. Former International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame all-tackle world-record German brown trout caught here in 1992. The big brown weighed in at 40 lbs., 4 ozs. Trout resorts, marinas and guide services are available.

Musical Shows

Folk, country/western, bluegrass, gospel, big band and classic rock are among the possibilities when choosing a music theater in the Ozarks. Mountain View, home of traditional folk music, has the Ozark Folk Center, Folklore Societies and others. Salem and Mammoth Spring also offer musicals.

National Fish Hatcheries

Trout are produced at facilities below Norfork Dam, east of Mountain Home (870-499-5255), and below Greers Ferry Dam, near Heber Springs (501-362-3615). A federal hatchery at Mammoth Spring produces bass and other native species (870-625-3912). Tours available at each site.

Crafts and Antique Shopping

One of oldest craft guilds in the Mid-South is Arkansas Craft Guild at Mountain View. Gallery on Main Street features work by about 200 quality Arkansas artists. 870-269-4120. Arkansascraftguild.org. Independently owned craft shops – such as Ferguson’s Country Store on U.S. 65 near St. Joe – and excellent antique and ­collectibles outlets are found across the region. Some favorite shopping areas include Hardy, Mountain View, Batesville, Mountain Home, Heber Springs, Clinton, Mammoth Spring, Newark, Harrison, Leslie and Marshall.

Greers Ferry Lake

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Nestled in the Ozark foothills between Clinton and Heber Springs. Among state’s five largest lakes. Provides great fishing, water sports, boating and camping. Award-winning reservoir served as national model for e­ nvironmental cleanliness. Corps of Engineers campgrounds and commercial parks available, along with first-class lodging, lakeside resorts, fine restaurants. Shopping and historical sites around lake.

Historic Towns

Batesville, which has been continuously occupied since 1808, is the oldest existing town in the state. Two historic districts contain fine examples of homes from every decade since the 1840s. Other towns with historic homes include Harrison, Calico Rock, Mountain Home, Yellville, Marshall, Hardy, Pocahontas, Heber Springs, Newport, Evening Shade, Clinton, Leslie and Mountain View.

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Norfork Lake

Norfork Lake and North Fork River 870-425-2700 • arkans.as/15iyeQq

Norfork is a bit smaller than its twin, Bull Shoals, but boasts plenty of lake fun. Fishing action centers on bass, walleye, stripers and panfish. Boating, swimming and scuba diving also tops. The North Fork River, flowing from Norfork Dam, offers excellent trout waters for boat or fly fishing. Barrier-free fishing pier is available just off Ark. 5 below the dam.

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Backpacking or day use hiking trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark National Forest, 210 miles in all, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend of Buffalo National River, and across the Sylamore Ranger District. Visit website for maps, details and advisories. c

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Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail www.norfork.com/cycling/

Hilly trail starts in the Witts Spring community (Searcy County) and follows Forest Service Road 1205 and County Road 12 through the back country past Horn Mountain and Richland Creek, then along county roads to the Silver Hill area (U.S. 65). Another segment of the trail starts at Gilbert on Ark. 333 and follows County Roads 29, 82 and 31 in the Buffalo National River valley into Marion County.

Ozark National Forest 479-964-7200 arkans.as/1LjsCg0

Sprawling for miles through the Ozarks, contains hiking trails, including the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail; campgrounds, picnic areas; cabins. Wilderness areas include East Fork, Hurricane Creek, Leatherwood, Richland Creek and Upper Buffalo.

Scenic Drives

Ark. 9 provides colorful Ozark scenery from Clinton to Melbourne with deep valleys, mountain vistas and ­trickling streams. Ark. 5 from Mountain Home through Calico Rock and Mountain View to Heber Springs also offers a variety of highland wonders. Scenic 14 from the Bull Shoals Lake region through Yellville and Mountain View to Batesville has forested mountains, limestone bluffs and the Buffalo National River. Ark. 27, 16 and 74 west of Marshall provide panoramic views of the Ozarks and rural homesteads. Scenic 7 Byway has

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Spring River

870-856-3210 • Off U.S. 63, Mammoth Spring to Hardy • arkans.as/12EdHn0

Huge natural spring at Mammoth Spring State Park creates a constant year-round flow of fresh water for 20 miles of whitewater canoeing, trout fly fishing and riverside camping. Resorts and outfitters are available.

White River

870-425-2700 • arkans.as/1JgVoOI

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

Wilderness Areas

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Whether it’s listening to traditional roots music, savoring home-style cooking at the Skillet Restaurant, visiting artisans as they create unique masterpieces, or relaxing in the Cabins at Dry Creek, Ozark Folk Center serves up the soul of the Ozarks. Home of Come stay awhile and let us share it with you. For a complete calendar of events, visit OzarkFolkCenter.com. OzarkFolkCenter.com Park Information: 870-269-3851 Cabins at Dry Creek: 800-264-3655


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UPPER DELTA The Upper Delta of The Natural State is comprised of 12 counties of northeast Arkansas. From beautiful rivers to award-winning museums, the region offers fun for everyone. The region includes two National Scenic Byways — the Great River Road and Crowley’s Ridge Parkway. You’ll find state and city parks that exemplify the beauty of the state. Visit the barn studio where Ernest Hemingway once wrote. Explore the home where Johnny Cash grew up. Play a great round of golf at one of the beautiful courses along The Natural State Golf Trail. Explore the Upper Delta … you won’t be disappointed!

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Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

CIVIL RIGHTS The federal Indian Removal Act of 1830 allowed the forcible removal of the five Native American tribes to new lands in the Indian Territory (presentday Oklahoma). In the Upper Delta section of Arkansas, at Village Creek State Park in Wynne, is the Military Road Trail, a part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. The Military Road facilitated troop movement into Arkansas Territory. Between 1831 and 1840, this was a major route of removal for thousands of Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw and the “Bell detachment” of Cherokee. This historic route has been called the finest remnant of The Trail of Tears in existence today. HISTORY & HERITAGE The history and heritage of the Upper Delta is as diverse as the state itself. In Pocahontas, visit Davidsonville Historic State Park, where you’ll find the site of the town of Davidsonville, established in 1815; the town was home to Arkansas Territory’s first post office, courthouse and land office. In Piggott, explore the life of famed writer Ernest Hemingway and his time in Arkansas at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum. At Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, not only can you visit the Cash home, but you can also learn more about the historic Dyess Colony, created in 1934 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal to aid in the nation’s economic 114 | UPPER DELTA


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recovery from the Great Depression. The federal agricultural resettlement community provided a fresh start for nearly 500 impoverished Arkansas farm families, including the Cash family, who relocated to Dyess in 1935. To learn more about Native Americans in the Arkansas Delta, plan a trip to Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in Wilson and Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin. Visit Jacksonport State Park near Newport and Chalk Bluff near St. Francis to learn more about the Civil War in the region. SHOPPING The Upper Delta offers shopping opportunities ranging from department stores to exclusive boutiques. The Mall at Turtle Creek

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in Jonesboro is home to a variety of stores, shops and restaurants. In downtown Jonesboro, visitors find spas, art galleries and one-of-a-kind boutiques, as well as a great selection of bistros and dining options. In nearby Paragould, a Main Street Arkansas partner, shoppers will find everything

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from a candy store to a bakery to specialty clothing shops for kids and adults. The downtowns of Pocahontas and Newport also have great shopping options, whether you’re looking for handmade crafts or the latest trend in fashion. EDIBLE ARKANSAS — EAT LOCAL In the Upper Delta, you’ll find fabulous farms and farmers markets that sell the freshest produce around. Whitton Farms near Tyronza features a variety of heirloom vegetables, beautiful flowers, native plants and herbs on 11 acres of retired pastureland. The owners pride themselves on the use of organic and sustainable farming methods. In the community of Wilson, you’ll find Wilson Gardens and its organically grown produce available to the public and restaurant owners in the region. The nearby Wilson Café

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takes advantage of having produce grown nearby and features the bounty in daily specials and menu items. In season, the ASU Farmers Markets on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and the ASU Mid-South campus in West Memphis bring farmers together to display some of the freshest items available, ranging from produce to meat to flowers. GAMING IN ARKANSAS For more than 50 years, Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis has been a major racing venue in Arkansas. In addition to the live greyhound racing, Southland offers over 1,900 games, including video poker and blackjack. You’ll also find upscale buffet restaurant the World Market Buffet, the Bourbon St. Steakhouse Grill and Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar and Grill. OUTDOORS If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, we have plenty to offer in the Upper Delta. Love the water? Check out Randolph County, the only county that boasts five rivers: the Black, Current, Spring, Fourche and Arkansas.com | 117


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Eleven Point. Arkansas State Parks in the Upper Delta offer everything from camping to hiking to biking to kayaking. Love biking? The Big River Crossing in West Memphis is the longest active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge in the U.S. with amazing views of the Mighty Mississippi. Love horses? Village Creek State Park in Wynne has some of the best horse trails you’ll find in the region, along with nice digs for your equine buddy, including stables within the campground that feature 10’ X 10’ stalls, water, electricity, ceiling fans and wash bays. FREE THINGS TO DO Free things to do include a tour of the Rock ’N’ Roll Highway 67 Museum in Newport, which chronicles musical greats like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis who toured along this famous route; Guitar Walk at Beatles Park in Walnut Ridge, dedicated to the musicians who performed along Rock ’N’ Roll Highway 67; and the Eddie Mae Herron Center in Pocahontas, a museum and learning center committed to African-American history in Randolph County. FAMILY FUN Fun for the entire family can be found in the Upper Delta. Our Arkansas State Parks offer year-round fun, ranging from biking to hiking to educational and interpretive programs. Check out the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro and learn more about the creation of Crowley’s Arkansas.com | 119


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Ridge in an “interactive” film. Search for geocaches along Arkansas’s section of the Great River Road. In fall, head to Pumpkin Hollow near Piggott or Peebles Farm in Augusta and enjoy corn mazes, pumpkin picking, train rides, hayrides, farm animals and good, old-fashioned farm fun! Head to one of the national wildlife refuges in the area and watch for deer, waterfowl and even a few endangered birds that call the area “home.” In the spring and summer, jump in a kayak or a pedal boat at any of the Arkansas State Parks in the region. Grab your bikes and ride across the Big River Crossing in West Memphis, the longest pedestrian/cycling bridge crossing the Mississippi River. UNIQUE EXPERIENCES Looking for something different? You’ll find it in the Upper Delta. Meals aboard a plane didn’t use to be unusual but they are quickly becoming an endangered species. At the Parachute Inn in Walnut Ridge, you can still have a meal aboard a plane, albeit a stationary one, at this one-of-a-kind restaurant. Housed in a Southwest Airlines Boeing 727, the interior has been painstakingly restored to the original “Southwest” look, and seats have been reconfigured to fit tables. Diners can stash their coats in the overhead bins. Shady River Getaway near Pocahontas offers guests a peaceful retreat along the scenic Eleven Point River. But the Firefly cottage, also known as the “treehouse,” offers relaxation among the oak trees. Sleep nestled among 120 | UPPER DELTA 112 | NORTHWEST


the branches, away from the hustle and bustle of “real life.” Experience the cool breeze through the trees in the evenings under a canopy of fairy lights. Watch wildlife from the decks overlooking native habitat. It’s a unique experience you’ll never forget. The “treehouse” comes complete with a full kitchen, full bath and more, as well as a large soaking tub hidden away in a private nook off the deck. WHAT’S NEW IN THE UPPER DELTA FOR 2017 Pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the Big River Crossing in West Memphis, which officially opened in fall of 2016. Featuring stunning views of the Mississippi River, the Big River Crossing connects downtown West Memphis to downtown Memphis. The $17.5 million dollar boardwalk is built alongside the historic Harahan Bridge and is the longest public pedestrian bridge along the Mississippi River. Downtown Walnut Ridge is reclaiming the town’s rich history with a walking tour that takes visitors back in time with a series of plaques, large photographs and detailed descriptions of Walnut Ridge’s past. The Walnut Ridge Heritage Walk includes landmark structures of the past and present, along with

Walnut Ridge Heritage Walk

information about early leaders, merchants and cultural figures. Spring 2017 brings the opening of the new Downtown Entertainment Park in Newport. The park will include an outdoor music venue, a veteran’s walk, public servant’s walk and stunning fountain; it will also be the location for community outdoor movies. In Wilson, the new home of Hampson Archeological Museum State Park is expected to open in fall 2017. The exterior of the building will be Tudor in style to match the architecture of the historic downtown square. The museum will be a modern facility with more than 2,300 of the site’s 8,400 square feet dedicated to interactive exhibits, many featuring artifacts that have not been seen by the public for over 50 years. Arkansas.com | 121


AUGUSTA

Augusta Historic Presbyterian Church 870-347-5656 • 211 N. Third arkans.as/15dR8eN

Preserved pre-Civil War, Gothic Revival church serves as local museum and cultural center. Restored interior highlighted by ornate plaster ceiling and wall art moldings, stained-glass windows, Gothic doors. rich woodwork, original vintage pump organ and pulpit. E

Cache River Wildlife Management Area 870-347-2614 • 26320 Ark. 33 S. arkans.as/1bGC3oF

Considered a wetland of international importance and a major wintering ground for waterfowl. Small game, waterfowl and big game hunting; fishing, wildlife observation, photography. Includes 48,415 acres of bottomland forest, associated sloughs and oxbow lakes. c

Peebles Farm

870-919-6162 • 76 Woodruff 249 Rd. arkans.as/1qMLQOC

In summer, farm offers acres of watermelons and cantaloupes. In fall, 60 acres of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and wheat straw. During fall, corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo, u-pick pumpkins, sunflowers and cotton, kiddie train, duck races, food concessions, and horse and wagon rides. c E

BLYTHEVILLE

Arkansas Welcome Center 870-762-2512 • I-55 N. arkans.as/1Ntmkbo

Offers information on Arkansas attractions and free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Extended summer hours. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and one-half day on Christmas Eve.

favorites. Autographed books by contemporary authors available. Book signings throughout the year. E

CORNING

Arkansas Welcome Center 870-857-6014 • 6717 U.S. 67 arkans.as/1P3eJDf

Offers information on Arkansas attractions and free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Extended summer hours. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and one-half day on Christmas Eve.

DALTON

Rice-Upshaw House

870-248-4000 x4189 • Off Ark. 93 arkans.as/1347AZM

Constructed in 1828 and used possibly as a one-story store/loom house by Reuben Rice, who established a rural trading center in 1812. Structure features an original log partition wall, a rarity in vernacular architecture. Restored to the 1840s era when it was expanded to serve as a family dwelling house. Oldest standing private dwelling in Arkansas.

William Looney Tavern

870-248-4000 x4189 • Off Ark. 93 arkans.as/1347AZM

One of the finest surviving examples of early log building traditions in Arkansas. Constructed in the early 1830s and used as a rural tavern/inn by William Looney. During restoration, it was discovered that the structure was also used for Looney’s distilling industry. Until his death in 1846, he produced up to 1,500 gallons of apple brandy yearly. 

DYESS

Delta Gateway Museum

870-824-2346 • 210 W. Main St. http://deltagatewaymuseum.weebly.com

Housed in the Art Deco-style Kress Building in Blytheville’s downtown historic district, this history and heritage museum showcases broad historical themes for one of the world’s most fertile agricultural regions. Temporary and long-term exhibits. E

Historic Bus Depot

870-763-2525 • 109 N. 5th St. arkans.as/18O81Mj

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one of three Art Deco style depots still in existence. Built in 1939, the building houses local tourist information center and headquarters for Main Street Blytheville. E

Ritz Civic Center

870-762-1744 • 306 W. Main St. arkans.as/1dSK5rg

Local and touring productions are showcased in this renovated movie palace. E

That Bookstore In Blytheville

870-763-3333, 800-844-8306 • 316 W. Main St. Arkans.as/1ruMdyD

Independent bookstore with thousands of titles in stock, ranging from classics to Delta authors to children’s E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home 870-764-CASH • 110 Colony Cr. dyesscash.astate.edu

The home that Cash and his family moved into in 1935 and the Dyess Colony Administration Building are now open to visitors. The home is furnished as it appeared when the Cash family lived there. The Administration Building includes exhibits about the colony and the impact of Dyess on Cash and his music. The new Visitors Center is located in the re-created Dyess Theatre and Pop

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Shop that once stood adjacent to the Administration Building. It includes a gift shop, additional exhibits and a multi-purpose space for orientation films, classes, meetings and special events. E

EARLE

Crittenden County Museum 870-792-7374 • 1112 Main St. arkans.as/2bfI6VT

Restored train depot houses exhibits on cotton farming, early churches and schools. Art displays include the work of nationally known Delta artist Carroll Cloar.

FORREST CITY

EACC Fine Arts Center

870-633-4480 • 1700 Newcastle Rd. arkans.as/2bhypFY

Performance center on campus of East Arkansas Community College. Seating up to 1,100 for concerts, plays, musicals and special events. Also offers banquet/ exhibit hall, kitchen, black box theater and art gallery. E

excellent bass, crappie, catfish and bream fishing. c E

JACKSONPORT

Jacksonport State Park

870-523-2143 • 205 Avenue St. arkansasstateparks.com/jacksonport

Historic 1872 courthouse museum with unique exhibits that interpret the trade, travel, steamboat transportation and history of the area. Other facilities include a campground, pavilion, playground, picnic area, swim beach, wildflower conservation area, Tunstall Riverwalk Trail and boat ramp access to the White River. Interpretive programs are offered throughout the year, and the White and Black rivers offer fishing which is prime for catfish, bass, crappie and bream among other species. c E

JONESBORO

Arkansas State University Convocation Center

870-972-3870 • 217 Olympic Dr. arkans.as/16vLBgr

The sports and entertainment complex hosts everything from basketball to conventions and music concerts. E

Downtown Forrest City

Forrest City Downtown Murals 870-633-1651 • Downtown area arkans.as/18JBCtH

Numerous murals grace this Delta city’s downtown. c E

Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose Wellness Center/Sports Complex

870-633-3667 • 2510 S. Washington St.

Facilities for softball, baseball, basketball, soccer and football. Wellness center for family fitness. E

St. Francis County Museum

870-261-1744 • 603 N. Front St. arkans.as/WfT7Nz

Exhibits include fossils, Native American artifacts, war history items and local art. Rotating temporary exhibits. Located inside historic restored home. E

HARRISBURG

Lake Poinsett State Park

870-578-2064 • 5752 State Park Ln. arkansasstateparks.com/lakepoinsett

Situated among the scenic rolling hills atop Crowley’s Ridge, the largest lake on the ridge offers an enclosed, air-conditioned pavilion, great fishing, camping, picknicking, hiking trails, marina rentals and interpretive programs throughout the year. This 640-acre lake is home to

ASU Fine Arts Gallery

Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery and Bradbury Art Museum 870-972-2205 • 201 Olympic Dr. http://bradburyartmuseum.org

Variety of changing exhibits by local and regional artists. E

Arkansas State University Museum 870-972-2074 • 320 University Loop arkans.as/16vNjhP

A treasure of Northeast Arkansas history, culture and natural history. Long-term exhibits feature a full Mastodon skeleton replica, prehistoric Native American life and culture, early European settlement in Northeast Arkansas and a military gallery. “Old Town Arkansas” re-creates shops and stores in Northeast Arkansas from 1890 to 1930. An interactive exhibit on earthquakes, a Tinkering Studio and changing hands-on exhibits are fun for the whole family and support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. E

Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo

870-972-2087 • 119 N. Caraway Rd. arkans.as/153Ovfv

Located on the campus of Arkansas State University,

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open twice a year (three days in spring and three days in fall). When open, the ASU College of Agriculture offers hayrides and horseback riding. E

Jonesboro Downtown

870-919-6176 • Downtown area arkans.as/1wBHsnj

Features interesting shops, restaurants, art galleries, day spas, and events and festivals throughout the year. E

Lake Frierson State Park

870-932-2615 • 7904 Ark. 141 arkansasstateparks.com/lakefrierson

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. c E

LEPANTO

Craighead Forest Park

Craighead Forest Park

870-933-4604 • 4910 S. Culberhouse Rd. arkans.as/2bfISlU

City-owned park with fishing lake, camping, picnic sites and recreational fields. Offers a variety of outdoor activities including basketball, softball, horseshoes, volleyball, disc golf, bike/running trails, bird watching and playgrounds. c E

Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center 870-933-6787 • 600 E. Lawson Rd. arkans.as/153QiRT

The center has topographical models, animated wildlife diorama, special-effects movie theater, wildlife exhibits, nature trails, observation tower and more. E

Delta Symphony Orchestra

870-761-8254 • P.O. Box 19117 www.deltasymphonyorchestra.org

Performs concerts each year in the Fowler Center at the Arkansas State University campus, as well as at venues throughout Jonesboro and the region. The only ­professional symphony in northeast Arkansas. E

Forum Civic Center

870-935-2726 • 115 E. Monroe arkans.as/15rMIyD

Restored 1926 Jonesboro movie theater serves as a performing arts center for local productions. Home of the Foundation for the Arts and The Arts Center, community theater and classes in art and design, dance and drama. E

Fowler Center

870-972-3471 • 201 Olympic Dr. arkans.as/1aTuRTe

Located on Arkansas State University campus. Facility includes a 975-seat concert hall, drama theater and the Bradbury Art Gallery. The Distinguished Performance Series each year includes musical concerts, theater performances and family-friendly performing arts events. E

Jonesboro Art Galleries

870-932-6691 • Venues throughout Jonesboro arkans.as/1chHWYm

Several galleries downtown, at the Jonesboro Sun and on the Arkansas State University campus featuring original art and temporary exhibitions. E E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Lepanto’s “A Painted House”

Lepanto’s “A Painted House”

870-475-2415 • Greenwood Avenue

The original movie set farmhouse used in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of John Grisham’s novel has been reassembled in Lepanto. E

Museum Lepanto USA

870-475-2415, 870-475-2384 310 S. Greenwood Ave.

Delta history is displayed in old-time store replicas furnished with original goods. Exhibits range from Native Americans and the Territorial period to present.

MADISON

St. Francis River Bridge

870-633-2172 • U.S. 70 over St. Francis River arkans.as/1eEz19b

Built in 1933, one of only three Arkansas bridges featuring a central swing span. On the National Register of Historic Places.

MANILA

Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge 870-564-2429 • 2274 Ark. 18 arkans.as/13V61AC

Preserves over 11,000 acres of Delta habitat for wildlife and water conservation. Wildlife watching, fishing, nature walks, driving tours, limited small game hunting and eagle sanctuary. E

Herman Davis State Park

888-AT-PARKS • Ark. 18 and Baltimore St. arkansasstateparks.com/hermandavis

A one-acre state park and monument commemorate

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MARION

Interim Sultana Disaster Museum 870-739-6041 • 104 Washington sultanadisastermuseum.org

On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis. It became America’s greatest maritime disaster, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers on their way home following the end of the Civil War. The boat sank near Marion. The Sultana Disaster Museum is now open in an interim facility until the permanent museum is completed. The museum houses a large, detailed replica of the Sultana, as well as photographs and artifacts relating to the tragic event.

Sultana Historic Marker

870-739-6041 • 14 Military Rd. arkans.as/2aHFVwB

Register of Historic Places. Site of the annual Depot Days Festival the last Saturday in September and an exhibit space for the annual Delta Visual Arts Show.

Jackson County Courthouse 208 Main St.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A lateVictorian brick building with a clock tower topped by Lady Justice. A focal point during the Christmas season.

Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service

870-523-5822 • 1900 Malcolm Ave. arkans.as/11uY8kB

One of two funeral home museums in the state. Exhibits a horse-drawn hearse and funeral buggy from the 19th century, chapel and other exhibits. E

Lockwood Park

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Located next to Newport Lake. Playground, picnic areas, fishing pier, dog park and Farmers Market pavilion.

Marker honoring the April 1865 sinking of the Sultana, America’s worst maritime disaster.

MARKED TREE

Marked Tree Delta Area Museum 870-358-4998 • 308 Frisco St. arkans.as/2bh0Pnw

Behind a late 1800s general store façade, the museum has a replica of a small-town community hospital and an early history gallery that includes Native American pottery from the 13th century and telephone exhibits from the early 1900s. E

MAYNARD

Maynard Pioneer Museum

870-647-2701 • Ark. 328 W. at Spring St. arkans.as/19xHdCJ

Housed in a century-old log house and outbuildings. Depicts a typical rural home of the late 19th century. A park surrounds the site.

MCCRORY

The Ken Theatre

870-919-6242 • 103 E. 2nd St. arkans.as/1nRdCur

McCrory’s restored former movie house now serves as regional performing arts center.

NEWPORT

ASU-Newport Center for the Arts

Rock ’N’ Roll Highway 67 Museum

Rock ’N’ Roll Highway 67 Museum 870-523-3618 • 201 Hazel St. arkans.as/2b8RH3Z

Museum tells the story of the role Newport and Jackson County played in the early years of Rock ’n’ Roll. Housed inside the Newport Economic Development Commission and Newport Area Chamber of Commerce building, which also displays local and regional artists’ works year-round. E

OSCEOLA

Downtown Osceola

Main Street • cityofosceolaar.com

870-512-7800 • 7648 Victory Blvd. asun.edu

Contains 41 buildings on the National Register. Unique shops, restaurant, mural and monuments.

Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts

A 1912 building with a solid copper dome. One of the most photogenic courthouses in Arkansas. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Venue for cultural events for the region, including the Patron Series and the Concert Lecture Series.

870-523-1009 • 201 Hazel St.

Celebrates visual arts of the Delta. Hosts exhibits, workshops and more, including the Delta Visual Arts Series and the free Delta Visual Arts Show held annually the last Saturday in February.

Iron Mountain Depot Front Street

A 1904 brick-and-stucco building listed on the National

Mississippi County Courthouse 200 W. Hale Ave.

Mississippi County Historical Museum 870-563-6161 • 207 W. Hale Ave.

Located in a 1904 building that once housed a dry goods store. Chartered in 1988 to promote, preserve and protect the history of Mississippi County. E

Osceola Municipal Golf Course

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870-563-6218 • 903 S. Country Club Rd. cityofosceolaar.com

A nine-hole, par-72, 6,370-yard course. Three major tournaments are held annually. The course also features a junior golf program.

Aquatics Center offers an indoor heated therapeutic pool and competition pool. Outdoor area features a water park and children’s play area. E

Paragould War Memorial/Statue of Liberty 870-240-0544 • 320 W. Court St. arkans.as/16xpplS

On the grounds of the historic Greene County Courthouse, the Paragould War Memorial features a replica of the Statue of Liberty. The seven-foot bronze statue has the distinction of being the oldest Statue of Liberty outside the state of New York. c E

PARKIN

Parkin Archeological State Park

870-755-2500 • 60 Ark. 184 N. arkansasstateparks.com/parkinarcheological

Parkin Archeological State Park

Osceola Parks & Recreation

cityofosceolaar.com Recreational facilities and activities for the young and old including the Osceola Community Center with an indoor walk track, two basketball courts, two racquetball courts, a weight and exercise room, and padded aerobics room. Three parks are open to the public: Irma Belcher Park, Rosewald Park and Florida Park.

Sans Souci Landing

870-563-2281 • End of Ark. 198 arkans.as/1e7r5FO

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. E

PIGGOTT

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center 870-598-3487 • 1021 W. Cherry St. arkans.as/12Bs94V

The family home of Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, whose daughter Pauline married Ernest Hemingway. The house and Barn Studio where Hemingway wrote portions of “A Farewell to Arms” and many short stories during visits to Piggott are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Includes exhibits related to his life and museum store. E

Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, the scenic park is on the site of the former Sans Souci plantation that was a hospital during the Civil War. Other historical markers are located in the park. Free ramp access to the Mississippi River. E

PARAGOULD

The Collins Theater

870-236-6252 • 120 W. Emerson arkans.as/18KbRG8

Opened in October 1925, the Collins, nee Capitol, Theater was used for movies, Vaudeville and other productions. Will Rogers once performed on its stage. The world premier of the classic “The Man Who Came To Dinner” took place on its screen. Currently being used as a venue for live stage productions. E

Historic Downtown Paragould 870-240-0544 • Pruett Street DowntownParagould.com

Home of the First Thursdays, Art and Stroll, and Arkansas’s largest Zombie Walk, many shops and restaurants. Main downtown area includes restored Collins Theater and Greene County 1888 Historic Courthouse. c E

Paragould Community Center and Water Park 870-239-7530 • 3404 Linwood Dr. arkans.as/2aTRRaJ

Soccer and baseball fields, indoor basketball and racquetball, fitness area, indoor walking track. The E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum

Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center 870-598-3228 • 1071 Heritage Park Dr. arkans.as/17e07sd

House/museum displays Matilda Pfeiffer’s minerals and geodes of more than 1,400 specimens and the Pfeiffer Native American Artifact Collection. The museum library features more than 1,600 books. E

POCAHONTAS

Capture of Confederate General Jeff Thompson Site Marker

870-248-0069 • Bettis and Everett Sts.

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Perhaps the most significant event of the Civil War in the area was the capture of Confederate General Jeff Thompson at his headquarters in the St. Charles Hotel by Union troops. The monument marks the spot on the Pocahontas town square where Thompson was captured. c E

Century Wall

870-248-0069 • Hwy. Jct. 67, 115 & 90 arkans.as/18NESkh

Three walls feature images of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century. c E

Civil War Monument

870-248-0069 • Bettis and Everett Sts. Seerandolphcounty.com

Replica of 1870s Civil War monument on the historic Court Square. QR code links visitors to information on the significant events of the Civil War in the area. c E

The Civil War River Walk Memorial Trail 870-248-0069 • Hwy. Jct. 67, 115 & 90 Seerandolphcounty.com

Located along a paved trail in Overlook Park, the trail features historical markers detailing the significant Civil War history of Randolph County. c E

Davidsonville Historic State Park

870-892-4708 • 8047 Ark. 166 S. www.arkansasstateparks.com/davidsonville

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. New visitor center features a replica 1820’s hunter-trapper flatboat, interactive virtual tour of the historic town, and exhibits that explore the history of Davidsonville and life on the Arkansas frontier. c E

Downtown Playhouse

870-758-2282 • 302 N. Marr St. arkans.as/1eF0ac3

Located in the former Randolph Music Theatre, the Playhouse features several performances each year and serves as a coffee house with live music and community events throughout the year. E

Eddie Mae Herron Center

870-892-4433 • 1708 Archer St. arkans.as/1K8kyiM

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. E

Haunted Pocahontas Tour

870-248-0069 • Downtown area arkans.as/1mY428W

A tour of the most haunted sites in the National Historic District of downtown Pocahontas. Arkansas’s most prolific serial killer, “the Black Widow,” gangland killing, the “Mad Butcher of Rice Street,” the Civil War’s St. Charles Massacre and several more. Available at special community events or by appointment. E

Historic Downtown Pocahontas 870-248-0069 • Downtown area arkans.as/13vQ7ct

17 blocks designated as National Historic Commercial District. Buildings date to 1873. One of the best-preserved examples of Victorian-era architecture in Arkansas. Unique shopping, art studios and regional cuisine. Includes Arkansas’s oldest pharmacy and barbershop. E

Historic Randolph County Courthouse 870-892-3956 • 107 E. Everett St.

The 1872 Courthouse in the center of the historic court square is considered one of the most significant examples of Victorian Italianate in the region. Visitors can tour the beautifully restored interior rooms and view photographs from Randolph County’s history on the walls. Home to the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce. E

The Imperial Dinner Theatre 870-892-0030 • 1401 Ark. 304 E. arkans.as/1TIXfz1

Productions throughout the year in state-of-the-art facility. Dinner theatre, arts education program, Studio for the Arts. E

The Pocahontas Meteorite

870-248-0069 • 107 E. Everett St. arkans.as/15dAmN4

Meteorite… or is it? You decide! The large stone was found in the Black River bottoms in 1859 by A.H. Keith. It was donated to the city by his family in 1986 in celebration of the Arkansas Sesquicentennial. Located on the Randolph County Courthouse lawn. E

Randolph County Heritage Museum 870-892-4056 • 106 E. Everett St. arkans.as/1H8AfEc

Museum of local and regional history located on the old court square in the National Historic District. Contains exhibits such as a complete pearl button factory; genealogical and pictorial archives; temporary exhibits and shows in the Museum Annex. E

The Randolph County Quilt Trail 870-248-0069 • Downtown area arkans.as/13wHYol

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. c E

Restored 1921 Frisco Train Depot/ Visitor Information Center 870-248-0069 • 200 McDonald St.

The train depot was built in 1921. The restored old depot houses the local tourist information and welcome center. E

Veteran’s Memorial

870-248-0069 • 107 W. Broadway St. arkans.as/13Bykjk

Located on the lawn of the new Randolph County Courthouse. The memorial honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the protection of freedoms while serving their country. E

POWHATAN

Lake Charles State Park

870-878-6595 • 3705 Ark. 25 arkansasstateparks.com/lakecharles

645-acre spring-fed lake offers fishing for bass, crappie, bream and catfish. The park features campsites, rental

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RV, Rent-A-Yurt, swim beach, pavilion, playground, picnic sites, interpretive programs and nature trails. c E

Powhatan Historic State Park

870-878-6765 • Ark. 25 arkansasstateparks.com/powhatancourthouse

Home of five restored structures, all in the original locations and on the National Register of Historic Places: the 1888 brick Italianate Courthouse, 1873 Jail, c. 1848 Log House, c. 1888 Commercial Building and 1889 tworoom school. c E

labor movement, tenant farming and sharecropping systems. Stories told through historic photographs, artifacts related to tenant farming, oral history, 1930s newsreel footage and interactive exhibits, including interviews with former union leaders. E

RECTOR

Rector Community Museum 870-595-4033 • 310 S. Main arkans.as/1Rxozw4

Located inside the Rector Library, this museum collects and preserves artifacts and information that document the area’s heritage. Interpretive exhibits and educational programs also offered. E

Rector Mural

871-595-2188 • West 4th and Main Sts. arkans.as/1nh97u2

Colorful mural illustrates town’s early history. c E

ST. FRANCIS

Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park 870-598-2667 • CR 347 arkans.as/13X1XzH

The site of several skirmishes during the Civil War. The battle and the town’s history are interpreted through plaques placed along a walking trail. c E

Pumpkin Hollow

870-598-3568 • 671 CR 336 Pumpkinhollow.com, horrorinthehollow.com

For over 20 years, home of northeast Arkansas’s only pumpkin patch and Arkansas’s original corn maze. Offers hayrides, pig scramble, pony rides, pedal tractors, Friendly Forest, Country Bumpkin Playground and all-new Pumpkin Hollow Zip Line. Also home to Horror in the Hollow, the scariest haunted attractions in the tri-state area. Pumpkin Hollow opens on Sept. 16 for pumpkin patch. Haunted attractions and Zombie Paintball Patrol open on Sept. 22.

TURRELL

Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge

870-343-2595 • 178 Hammond Ave. arkans.as/13X58rj

Forested wetlands with 600-acre lake near the Mississippi River. Diverse habitats on agricultural land, bottomland hardwood forest, early stage reforested hardwoods, open water and flooded cypress/willow swamp. Features acreage developed for waterfowl in the agricultural area. Refuge a prime wintering area for migratory waterfowl. Bald eagles, great blue herons, great egrets and anhingas nest on the refuge. E

TYRONZA

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum 870-487-2909 • 117 S. Main St. arkans.as/18LhWlI

Two historic buildings that housed the first headquarters of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union; focuses on farm E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Whitton Farms

Whitton Farms

870-815-9519 • 5157 W. Ark. 118 arkans.as/1aV9lxr

Features a variety of heirloom vegetables, cut flowers, native plants and herbs on 11 acres of retired pastureland. Owners pride themselves on the use of organic and sustainable farming methods. Field trips and garden tours available with advance appointments; giant tomato field, chickens, flower fields, mushroom sanctuary and greenhouse.

WALCOTT

Crowley’s Ridge State Park

870-573-6751 • 2092 Ark. 168 N. Reservations: 800-264-2405 arkansasstateparks.com/crowleysridge

Atop forested hills, Crowley’s Ridge State Park occupies the former homestead of namesake Benjamin Crowley, whose family first settled this area. Civilian Conservation Corps structures. Cabins, campgrounds, fishing and swimming lakes, pavilions and trails. c E

WALNUT RIDGE

Beatles Sculpture

870-886-3232 • 110 SW 2nd St. arkans.as/2aMFm09

In 1964, the Beatles landed at the Walnut Ridge airport to be transported to a nearby vacation spot. Upon their return, most of the town was waiting. The sculpture, entitled “The British Invasion of the Rock ’n’ Roll Highway” in reference to Walnut Ridge’s location along the historic Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67, commemorates the visit. The hand-etched sculpture is 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide and features life-size silhouettes of The Beatles. c E

Guitar Walk

870-886-3232 • 109 SW Front St. arkans.as/2bn5djx

115-foot-long by 40-foot-wide guitar, based on an Epiphone Casino played by John Lennon, honors the musicians that played along the nearby Rock ’n’ Roll

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Highway 67. Features nine plaques dedicated to some of the country’s musical legends, including Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess and Billy Lee Riley. c E

Parachute Inn

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Blounge; Bourbon St. Steakhouse Grill; Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar and Grill; and a multi-purpose event center. Southland Park has long been a pivotal fixture of the West Memphis community, strongly supporting the community with jobs, business stability and significant charitable and economic contributions. E

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. E

Resettlement Village/Historic Clover Bend 870-759-2045; 870-759-1332 arkans.as/1qlmpb5

Oldest present-day community in Lawrence County. Winter home of writer Alice French (aka Octave Thanet). The Clover Bend Historic Town Site offers a chance to see what life on a homestead was like during the 1930s when Clover Bend was part of Roosevelt’s Farm Resettlement Program. Displaced farmers were given fresh starts on new land. Several buildings are preserved from the 1930s. E

The Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum 800-584-5575 • 70 S. Beacon Rd. arkans.as/2b8BdZm

Located on the grounds of the Walnut Ridge Airport, the museum traces the history of the school, one of seven in Arkansas during World War II. Large collection of “nose art.” Also houses war-related books and videos. E

Walnut Ridge Depot

870-886-3232 • 109 SW Front St. arkans.as/2bgEqq9

Restored 1910 Italianate/Mediterranean-style train station that now serves as the local chamber of commerce office and visitor center. E

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Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

870-655-8622 • 2 Lake Dr. arkansasstateparks.com/hampsonmuseum

Exhibits the nationally renowned collection of Dr. James K. Hampson, from the Nodena site, a 15-acre village. Interprets the lifestyles of the farming-based civilization that lived there from A.D. 1400 to 1650. Artifacts and exhibits share the story of this early aboriginal tribe, who also developed their art, religion and political structure while creating a thriving trading network. c E

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Arkansas Welcome Center

870-735-3637 • 704 E. Service Rd. N. arkans.as/1Z8twkP

Offers information on Arkansas attractions and free Westrock coffee and W-iFi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Extended summer hours. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and one-half day on Christmas Eve.

Riverside International Speedway 870-735-8071 • 151 Legion Rd. arkans.as/14zL3mS

Opened in 1949, the speedway has been in continuous operation, making it the oldest dirt track in Arkansas and one of the oldest in the U.S. Events run April-November. RIS was named one of four nationwide winners in the 2010 Hampton Inn’s Save-A-Landmark program. E

Southland Park Gaming and Racing 800-467-6182 • 1550 N. Ingram Blvd. arkans.as/13EuSIP

Southland Park Gaming and Racing has been a major dog racing venue for more than 50 years and now also has over 1,900 games, including video poker and blackjack, as well as an upscale buffet restaurant, Shine

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Founded by Robert E. Lee Wilson in 1886, Wilson was once the most important company town in the South. Learn about The Delta School, where curriculum and conscientiousness collide while students collaborate. Shop the town square and get inspired by Wilson Café’s delectable regional dining. Nearby, Wilson Gardens

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offers organic produce and programming for healthy lifestyles. For a real treat, stop by in the spring, summer or fall and enjoy an evening of relaxation with the Wilson Music Series.

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The Cross County Museum and Archives 870-238-4100 • 711 E. Union Ave. arkans.as/13kUc7g

Museum housed in a 1939 elementary school and features collections relating to the history of Cross County. Archives available for genealogical research. E

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Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road

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

Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 arkans.as/14BfobK

Located along U.S. 67 in Jackson, Lawrence and Randolph counties; stretches of the highway were home to a variety of nightclubs, theaters and roadhouses in the 1950s and ’60s. Musical giants such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison played at the clubs, resorts and theaters along the highway. Signage denotes the historical designation. c E

Scenic Byways

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The Ridges at Village Creek State Park

The Ridges at Village Creek State Park 870-238-5226 • 4144 Hwy. 284 theridgesatvillagecreek.com

Andy Dye-designed golf course; features 27 holes located within the rolling terrain of Crowley’s Ridge. The challenging course is nestled within the dramatic backdrop of this unique landform’s mixed hardwood forest. Open daily. Includes clubhouse with snack bar, practice green and driving range. E

Village Creek State Park

870-238-9406 • 201 CR 754 Reservations: 800-264-2467 arkansasstateparks.com/villagecreek

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. c E

THROUGHOUT REGION

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

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

Arkansas River

501-324-5551 • arkans.as/16bAuJi

The Arkansas River flows from west to east, delivering abundant recreational opportunities. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it’s loaded with game fish, E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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

Spring River

870-856-3210 • Off U.S. 63, Mammoth Spring to Hardy • arkans.as/12EdHn0

Huge natural spring at Mammoth Spring State Park creates a constant year-round flow of fresh water for 20 miles of whitewater canoeing, trout fly fishing and riverside camping. Resorts and outfitters are available. E

White River

870-425-2700 • arkans.as/1SOrXFt

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. E

Wildlife Management Areas

501-223-6300 • arkans.as/15ujPlw

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. E

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Visit Blythevil e Tucked into northeast Arkansas on the river’s edge amidst the richness of soil and soul is Blytheville, county seat and mercantile capital of Mississippi County. See the renowned Greyhound Bus Station, a rare free-standing art deco building echoing days of travel past – an intersection that transferred many blues musicians to Chicago as part of an American music movement. Visit the Delta Gateway Museum and learn the vibrant tales of a land once covered in forests, then converted to the Delta’s iconic large-scale cotton and bean fields. See its transition into the nation’s steel production leader. Experience the warmth of Delta hospitality in award-winning hotels. Enjoy the delectable Delta food, be it catfish and hushpuppies or the finest barbecue ever tasted. Shop historic downtown boutiques and absorb the relaxed pace of Delta life. And make yourself comfortable in the perfect spot for visits from historic Wilson to the Dyess Johnny Cash tribute and all points north on the Great River Road.

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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. Eight murals also grace the downtown streets. Forrest City boasts world-class convention facilities, as well as the Larry S. Bryant Wellness Center and Sports Complex. For outdoor adventure, Village Creek State Park is only 15 minutes away.

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LOWER DELTA Arkansas’s Lower Delta is rich with history, culture and natural beauty. The state’s beginnings were in the area, in a place called Arkansas Post. Music from this region spread like wildfire through the world, thanks to the genre called the blues. It’s the Lower Delta where you’ll find duck hunting at its best. It’s truly a place like no other.

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CIVIL RIGHTS Experience life for African-Americans at Freedom Park in historic Helena-West Helena. Freedom Park includes exhibits that focus on the oftenforgotten story of thousands of escaped freedom seekers who followed Union troops into the river port city in July 1862 or fled to Helena in the months afterward as word of freedom spread through the Arkansas Delta. 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. The Emancipation Proclamation exhibit is the centerpiece of the park. Freedom Park was named as part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, the first site in Arkansas to receive the prestigious designation. The World War II Japanese American Internment Museum in McGehee tells the story of nearly 17,000 Japanese-Americans once interned at the two camps in the Arkansas Delta — Rohwer and Jerome. After the United States entered World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt created the War Relocation Authority, establishing 10 sites throughout the country to incarcerate Japanese-Americans as a means of national security. Rohwer and Jerome were established in March 1942 and served as the War Relocation Authority’s easternmost campsites. The two camps would eventually house over 17,000 people. Jerome, located in Drew County, operated the shortest amount of time of any of the 10 camps, from Oct. 6, 1942, to June 30, 1944. All that Freedom Park, Helena-West Helena

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Arkansas Post National Memorial

Tonti and became the first European colony in the Mississippi River Valley. Arkansas Post National Memorial in Gillett interprets the historic settlement located along the Arkansas River. Arkansas Post is also the location of the only Revolutionary War skirmish to take place in what is now Arkansas. Due to the settlement’s proximity to the Arkansas River, Arkansas Post was a thriving river town by the early 1800s and was selected as the capital of the Arkansas Territory. By 1821, Arkansas Post had served as the local governmental, military and trade headquarters for the French, the Spanish and the United States. 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. Deep in the heart of the Arkansas Delta where three counties meet, you’ll find the Louisiana Purchase State Park (between Brinkley and Marvell), the initial point from which all surveys of the property acquired from the French through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 began. Follow the park’s elevated boardwalk through the headwater swamp to see the granite marker that indicates the survey’s beginning. To learn more about the Civil War in Arkansas, plan a trip to Helena-West Helena, site of the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena, and St. Charles, where the single deadliest shot of the Civil War was fired in 1862 on the USS Mound City. A single bullet fired by a Confederate from the banks of the White River hit the ship’s steam drum causing an explosion that killed over 100 men. 144 | LOWER DELTA


SHOPPING In Helena-West Helena, a variety of shops and boutiques await along historic Cherry Street. If you’re a blues fan, don’t miss a stop by the King Biscuit Blues Festival gift shop, where you’ll find festival posters, T-shirts and more. Mack’s Prairie Wings in Stuttgart is one of the country’s best-known waterfowl outfitters, but it offers much more than hunting gear. You’ll find clothing, housewares, outdoor gear, food items and so much more. No trip to the Stuttgart area is complete without a visit to Mack’s. Looking for great Arkansas Delta products? Check out James Hayes Art Glass Company in Pine Bluff and Miller’s Mud Mill in Dumas … both feature beautiful, handmade pieces. Also explore the Arkansas State Parks gift shops for apparel, naturethemed gifts and special chocolate made just for the parks by Kyya. EDIBLE ARKANSAS — EAT LOCAL In Marianna, you’ll find Jones’ Bar-B-Q Diner, Arkansas’s only James Beard Award-winning restaurant. The diner is also, according to the Southern Foodways Alliance, believed to be the oldest black-owned restaurant in continuous operation in the South. The menu is simple and straightforward. You can get sandwiches on white bread with or without the homemade slaw or you can buy the meat by the pound. That’s pretty much it. You can buy a cold canned drink and a bag of chips to complete your meal, but you won’t find beans or fries or any other food. The barbecue, the slaw and the sauce Jones’ Bar-B-Q Diner, Marianna


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have not changed in over a century … the preparation and the recipes remain the same. The sauce is relatively thin and slightly vinegary with just a hint of sweet. At Pasquale’s Tamales in Helena-West Helena, you’ll find hot tamales with an Italian flair! Owner Joe St. Columbia Sr.’s grandfather came to Helena in the late 1890s and learned to make tamales from a Spanish immigrant. That recipe is still used today in the all-beef tamales, which, along with Italian muffaletta sandwiches and Pasquale’s homemade chili without beans, are sold from a concession trailer on Fridays and Saturdays. Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales are worth the trip to Lake Village. The tamales are wonderful … but they’re not the only great food you’ll find at Ms. Rhoda’s. Her pies are legendary (as is Ms. Rhoda herself!). And if you’re not in a “tamale mood,” Ms. Rhoda also offers plate lunches. MUSIC EVENTS AND FESTIVALS One of the largest festivals in The Natural State takes place in historic downtown Helena-West Helena each October — the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Tens of thousands from across the globe flock to the levee along the Mighty Mississippi for four days of music, music and more music! The award-winning festival also features food vendors, arts and crafts, a blues 146 | LOWER DELTA


symposium and more … but at the Biscuit, it’s really all about the music. The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena offers interactive exhibits year-round dedicated to the sounds of the Arkansas Delta and the musicians who made the sounds legendary. The museum is also the broadcast home of King Biscuit Time, the longest-running daily blues radio show in the United States. Annual festivals throughout the Lower Delta offer great live music as well. You can also hear local and regional performers at restaurants and venues across the region. ADVENTURE SPORTS Adventure awaits … with your imagination being your only limitation! Love the water? How about canoeing on the mighty Mississippi River? Quapaw Canoe Company in Helena-West Helena offers guided and selfguided Mississippi River trips. For a true adventure, plan a paddle upstream from Helena to the beautiful Buck Island. The island’s virgin natural setting has five miles of hiking trails through a 1,000-acre hardwood forest and 500 acres of sand bars — the ideal setting for bird-watching, primitive camping, picnics, photography and superb fishing. OUTDOORS If you love the outdoors, the Lower Delta is everything you can imagine … and beyond! From beautiful Lake Chicot, North America’s largest oxbow

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lake, to duck hunting in the Grand Prairie to biking the Delta Heritage Trail State Park, there’s something for everyone. The only limit is the hours in the day. Fishing, boating, camping, bird-watching, swimming, hiking, cycling … we’ve got it all. The Arkansas State Parks throughout the Lower Delta are great places to start for the outdoor enthusiast. But with a variety of wildlife management areas and national wildlife refuges located within the Lower Delta, the opportunities are almost endless! WATER TRAILS The Arkansas Water Trails, a program of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, are public paddling trails throughout Arkansas that follow well-mapped accessible day trips in a variety of settings and for all levels of paddling experience. In the Lower Delta, these include the Arkansas Post Water Trail in Gillett, the Bayou Bartholomew Water Trail near Pine Bluff, the Bayou DeView Water Trail near Brinkley, the Cut-Off Creek Water Trail near Dermott, the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge Water Trails near the refuge in Union and Ashley counties, and the Robe Bayou Water Trail near Brinkley. FREE THINGS TO DO If you’re on a budget, the Lower Delta has some great free things for you and the entire family. Check out the Delta Rivers Nature Center, the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame or the Arkansas Railroad Museum, all located in Pine Bluff. FAMILY FUN Head to the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff to explore the natural world of the Lower Delta. The Arkansas Delta and its rivers are the star attractions at the center, and exhibits describe how meandering waterways have changed the land and why swamps are incredibly valuable ecosystems. A simulated crop duster flight buzzes fertile fields. A short film follows Hernando de Soto’s early trek through forbidding land. And don’t miss the huge aquarium full of fish and species native to the waters of the Lower Delta. Who doesn’t love trains? Nearby in Pine Bluff is the Arkansas Railroad Museum, complete with steam locomotive 819, a 4-8-4 built in Pine Bluff in 1942. The museum also includes memorabilia from various Arkansas railroads, a gift shop, a full-sized railroad with railroad equipment, old railroad cars and locomotives. 148 | LOWER DELTA


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Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area 877-367-3559 • Off Ark. 4 arkans.as/1aEARzg

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

Desha County Courthouse

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

John H. Johnson Cultural and Educational Museum 870-877-2426 • 606 President St. arkans.as/169aT3W

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

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

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

Crossett City Park/Lucas Pond 870-364-7732 • 1141 Parkway Dr. arkans.as/13V5af3

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

Crossett Harbor RV Park 870-364-6136 • U.S. 82 arkans.as/13pZCdf

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

BARTON

Delta Heritage Trail State Park

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

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

BRINKLEY

Central Delta Depot Museum and Visitors Center 870-589-2124 • 100 W. Cypress St. arkans.as/1bMtb1Y

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

Louisiana Purchase State Park

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

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

CASSCOE

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

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

Crossland Zoo

Crossland Zoo

870-500-8506 • 1141 Parkway Dr. arkans.as/2aXaYAG

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

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge 870-364-3167 • 5531 U.S. 82 W. Fws.gov/felsenthal

65,000 acres, fishing, hunting, hiking trails, wildlife observation. Public use areas at Crossett Harbor Recreational Park and Grand Marais. Visitor center exhibits include wildlife, Native Americans. The refuge is also home to the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker. c E

Old Company House

870-364-5946 • Ark. 133T arkans.as/1RQ02CO

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

Wiggins Cabin

870-364-5946 • Junction of Ark. 133T and Parkway Dr.

Oldest structure in Ashley County until a fire in 2002 left

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only the twin fireplaces. The replica was constructed by hand on the grounds.

DUMAS

Desha County Museum

870-382-4222 • 264 U.S. 165 arkans.as/2aMxDPk

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

Main Street Dumas

870-382-1235 • dumasmainstreet.org

Two downtown blocks are designated a National Historic District. Home to restaurants, shops, the Dumas Art Center, a Farmers Market and Billy Free Memorial Park.

EUDORA

Dr. A.G. Anderson House

870-355-4436 • 185 S. Main St. deltabyways.com

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

First Baptist Church of Eudora 870-355-4436 • Ark. 159 S. arkans.as/1U4e5bK

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

J. Austin White Cultural Center 870-355-4599 • 160 S. Main St. facebook.com/jawcc

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

Rubye and Henry Connerly Museum 870-355-4436 • Duncan Street arkans.as/1k8pwAE

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

GILLETT

Explore the complex of five exhibit buildings and learn about life and history of Arkansas’s Grand Prairie and Delta. c E

Arkansas Post National Memorial 870-548-2207 • 1741 Old Post Rd. www.nps.gov/arpo

National Park Service site commemorates the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley (1686) and Arkansas’s first territorial capital. Site of the only Revolutionary War action in Arkansas. Major Civil War battle took place on Jan. 11, 1863. Visitors center with film and exhibits. c E

HAMBURG

Ashley County Museum

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

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

HELENA-WEST HELENA

Arkansas Welcome Center

870-338-7602 • 1007 Martin Luther King Dr. arkans.as/2bbjL5p

Offers information on Arkansas attractions and free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Extended summer hours. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

Battery C Park

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

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

Beth El Heritage Hall

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

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

Bubba’s Blues Corner

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

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

Centennial Baptist Church

398 Columbia St. • arkans.as/1KnuQdg

Arkansas Post National Memorial

Arkansas Post Museum State Park

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

Includes local history artifacts and materials, authentic Delta structures and a plot of restored prairie vegetation. E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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

Cherry Street Historic District

870-338-9144 • Along historic Cherry Street

National Register of Historic Places district encompasses a section of town that was once a thriving river port. The buildings represent a fine collection of late-19th

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and early-20th-century commercial architectural styles which were popular in towns of this size throughout the Mid-South region. c E

Cherry Street Pavilion

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

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

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

Court Square Park

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

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

Delta Cultural Center

800-358-0972, 870-338-4350 141 Cherry St., 95 Missouri St. arkans.as/150mTrP

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

Delta Heritage Tours

870-995-2698 • arkans.as/1eY7fVm

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

Fort Curtis

870-338-4350. 800-358-0972 • 350 Columbia arkans.as/11qbChg

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

Freedom Park

870-338-4350. 800-358-0972 • 750 S. Biscoe St. arkans.as/1c73aJM

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

Helena Museum of Phillips County 870-338-7790 • 623 Pecan St. arkans.as/12wFw6l

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

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Interpretive wayside panels at locations throughout the historic town, including Court Square Park, Helena Museum of Phillips County, Levee Walk, Kelly Courtyard and Phillips County Library. c E

The Kelly Courtyard

870-817-7439 • 415 Cherry St. arkans.as/12YeK1D

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

“King Biscuit Time” Radio Show

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

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

Lily Peter Auditorium

870-338-6474 • 1000 Campus Rd.

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

Magnolia Cemetery

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

This African-American cemetery was established before the Civil War and dates back to the 1850s. The final resting place of William H. Grey, one of the first African-Americans elected to the Arkansas General Assembly. Blues legend Frank Frost, Civil War veterans and other black pioneers are buried here. c E

Maple Hill Cemetery and Helena Confederate Cemetery

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

Historic cemeteries on Crowley’s Ridge. Burial place of three Confederate generals, including Helena resident Gen. Patrick Cleburne, known as “the Stonewall Jackson

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of the West.” Confederate Cemetery is burial location of many killed at the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena. c E

Merci Car – American Legion Hut 409 Porter St. • arkans.as/1mT0Viw

One of 49 boxcars filled with gifts sent to the U.S. following WWI from France to show gratitude to American troops. Some gifts are at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock. The boxcar is located on the grounds of the Richard L. Kitchens Post, constructed in 1922 and one of the oldest American Legion buildings in Arkansas. c E

Mural

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

Sea wall mural depicts blues history and early Helena culture. c E

Pillow-Thompson House

870-338-8535 • 718 Perry St. arkans.as/1T1Loe7

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

Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 • 411 Ohio St. arkans.as/16e9NpA

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

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

123 Columbia St. • arkans.as/2btbLuf

Built in 1934 by Charles Eames, best known for designing furniture. It was one of Eames’ earliest works. Features stained glass windows by Emil Frye, considered one of the best window designers in the world and often called upon to repair stained glass windows at the Vatican. The sanctuary features a mural by artist Charles Quest, whose work now appears in museums throughout the world.

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Celebrating 49th season in 2017, free concerts, ballet and musical theater events are offered throughout the year. E

JEROME

Jerome Relocation Center Historic Marker 870-222-9168 • 1603 U.S. 165 S. arkans.as/13qOpcw

offered. The Moro Bay Ferry is permanently dry-docked here. Moro Bay offers five two-bedroom, fully furnished cabins for rental. c E

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Arkansas Welcome Center

870-265-5832 • 3697 Hwy. 65-82 arkans.as/1NtwzwA

Offers information on Arkansas attractions and free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Extended summer hours. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

Guachoya Cultural Art Center

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

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

Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park 870-265-4758 • Main Street arkans.as/1LT9Bz7

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

Lake Chicot State Park

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

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

Lakeport Plantation

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

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

Lindbergh Marker

870-265-5997 • Lakeshore Drive

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

JERSEY

Moro Bay State Park

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

The park offers a marina, camping, hiking and fishing. Throughout the year, interpretive programs, ranging from boat tours to kayak tours to guided hikes, are E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church 870-265-5997 • 518 St. Mary’s St. arkans.as/1bDnH9A

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

Our Lady of the Lake Church Museum 870-265-5439 • 314 S. Lakeshore Dr. arkans.as/16wG1uc

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

St. Francis National Forest 870-295-5278 • 2955 Ark. 44 arkans.as/13qCQ4W

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

MCGEHEE

Delta Resort & Spa

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

The resort offers 130 rooms set among the hardwoods of the Arkansas Delta. Features world-class shooting sports complex, including sporting clays, ATA and Olympic bunker trap, skeet, five-stand and more. Guided duck hunts. Over 7,000 square feet of conference space in Great Rivers Hall. Hosts conferences, weddings and special events. Delta Spa offers a variety of pampering options. On-site Duck Pro Outfitters open year-round, featuring shooting and hunting necessities, apparel and specialty items.

Downtown McGehee

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

Shops, a restored depot featuring a garden and the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum. Adjacent park home to a bright red caboose and gazebo. Memorial Park with playground includes water feature, fallen firefighters’ monument and human sundial. c E Paul Michael Company

Paul Michael Company

870-265-3872 • 3696 U.S. 65 & 82 S. arkans.as/1ci7zYT

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

MARIANNA

Marianna/Lee County Museum 870-295-2469 • 67 W. Main

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

Mississippi River State Park

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

Located within the St. Francis National Forest, the park features campgrounds, day-use areas, swim beaches, group use areas, boat ramps, hiking trails and scenic views of Crowley’s Ridge and the Mississippi River. The park visitor center features an exhibit gallery interpreting the Delta, Crowley’s Ridge and the Mississippi River. Exhibits connect visitors to the natural, cultural and historic resources of the park and the St. Francis National Forest. Realistic representations of wildlife, geologic features and other natural elements are included. c E

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

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

MONTICELLO

The Allen House

870-224-2271 • 705 N. Main St. allenhousemonticello.com

A must-stop on any haunted tour. Billed as “The Most Haunted House in America.” Private residence. Tours available by appointment. Open without appointment on Halloween.

Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area 877-367-3559 • Drew CR 51 arkans.as/15G9KEK

Camping sites and an abundance of wildlife.

Drew County Historical Museum 870-367-7446 • 404 S. Main arkans.as/1C5U1Af

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

Lake Monticello

870-367-6741 • arkans.as/13E34Vx

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

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Monticello North Main Historic District 870-367-6741 • North Main Street arkans.as/156s0AX

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 is said to be haunted. c E

Pomeroy Planetarium

870-460-1016 • 346 University Dr. arkans.as/1JuYO0w

Numerous city parks located throughout Pine Bluff. E

Delta Rivers Nature Center

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

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

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. E

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

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

Selma Rosenwald School

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

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

Seven Devils Swamp Natural Area

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

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

Turner Neal Museum of Natural History 870-460-1016 • 346 University Dr. arkans.as/1JuYO0w

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

PINE BLUFF

Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame

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

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

Arkansas Railroad Museum 870-535-8819 • 1700 Port Rd. arkansasrailroadmuseum.org

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

Arkansas River

870-534-0451 • arkans.as/1RS699J

Fishing for largemouth bass. Corps of Engineers recreation areas. c E

Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

870-536-3375 • 701 S. Main St. asc701.org

Exhibits in the visual arts and sciences. Performances throughout the year in 232-seat theater. Free gallery admission. E

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870-536-0920 • arkans.as/2bd6x9i

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Farmers Market

870-536-0920 • Saracen Landing, U.S. 65-B www.saracenlanding.com/

Open during season. Check website for detailed ­information. E

Hestand Stadium

870-535-2900 • Blake Street arkans.as/2aROt1l

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. E

Jefferson County Regional Park 870-536-0920 • U.S. 65 B arkans.as/1T2LO3P

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

Lake Saracen Splash Pad

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

One of the most advanced in Arkansas, featuring 78 programmable, high-flow jets and LED lighting. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free and open to the public. Available for rentals. Features changing areas, restrooms and vending machines. E

Martha Mitchell Home

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

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

Murals

870-536-7600 • Downtown Pine Bluff arkans.as/1U5qZ9s

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

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

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

Pine Bluff Convention Center

870-536-7600 • One Convention Center Plaza arkans.as/1ehnR9u

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

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum 870-541-5402 • 201 E. 4th arkans.as/2aF2jXx

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

Off Ark. 1 • rohwer.astate.edu/

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

ST. CHARLES

St. Charles Museum

870-282-3425, 870-282-3704 • 608 Broadway Ave. arkans.as/1LTpoOg

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

White River National Wildlife Refuge/ Visitors Center 870-282-8200 • 57 S. CC Camp Rd. arkans.as/19v1toA

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

STAR CITY

Cane Creek State Park

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

Saracen Landing

Saracen Landing

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

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

University Museum and Cultural Center 870-575-8232 • 1200 N. University arkans.as/1CHBJ2I

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

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

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

ROHWER

Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery

Located on Cane Creek Lake, the park allows visitors to explore two of the state’s distinct natural settings – the West Gulf Coastal Plain and east Arkansas’s Delta. Interpretive programs offered throughout the year. Campsites; picnic sites; gift shop; hiking trails; biking trail; playground; pavilions; rental RV; nature exhibits; barrier-free fishing piers; fishing boat, kayak and bicycle rentals. c E

The Country Village

870-628-3181 • Knight Haven Cr.

A collection of restaurants and shops housed in a quaint country village setting. Includes a sweet shop, bookstore, bakery, steak restaurant, catfish restaurant, barbecue restaurant, jewelry store, taxidermist and more. E

STUTTGART

Arts Center of the Grand Prairie 870-673-1781 • 108 W. 12th St. www.grandprairiearts.com/

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

Grand Prairie Center

870-673-4201 x1896 • 2709 Hwy. 165 S. arkans.as/1Hw3mTR

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

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie 870-673-7001 • 921 E. 4th St. arkans.as/1bGlmuL

Tells the story of the people who pioneered Arkansas’s emergence as the nation’s leading rice state on a 500,000-

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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. E

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Arkansas Motorsports Park

870-820-5595 • 916 Bradley 7 S. Rd. arkans.as/2bd9Cqf

Arkansas’s largest go-kart rental facility.

Bradley County Historical Museum 870-226-5457 • 200 Ash St. arkans.as/1C6R4PO

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

Bradley County Veterans’ Museum 870-226-2329 • 210 N. Main Bradleycountyveterans.org

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

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Crenshaw Springs Water Park

870-247-6964 • 9801 Dollarway Rd. arkans.as/1eZ2wCG

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

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and important musical sites. Signs located in Cotton Plant, Tyronza, West Memphis, Brinkley, Marianna, Turkey Scratch, Helena-West Helena and near McGehee. c E

Arkansas Delta Paddle Trails

501-223-6473 • arkans.as/14h4dos

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

Arkansas River

501-324-5551 • arkans.as/1RS699J

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

Bayou Bartholomew arkansas.gov/bba

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

Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road arkans.as/Uegsxq

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

Ouachita River

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

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Lake Enterprise

Lake Enterprise

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

Oxbow lake with giant cypress trees and good fishing.

Overflow National Wildlife Refuge

870-473-2869 • 3858 Ark. 8 E. in Parkdale arkans.as/1R32z1i

Hunting area for deer, waterfowl. Also features hiking trails, wildlife observation and photography opportunities.

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

Interpretive wayside signs are located throughout 15 counties of the Arkansas Delta. The signs give background information on legendary musicians, performers E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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

Scenic Byways

870-972-2803 • deltabyways.com

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. Follow the green and white pilot wheel markers through Arkansas and visit museums, state parks, wildlife areas, the Delta Cultural Center and historic riverports. c E

White River

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Internationally famous for its beauty and great fishing, the White winds its way through the Ozarks and across

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

Wildlife Management Areas

501-223-6300 • arkans.as/1JvDvsX

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.

Arkansas’s Most Unique

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DELTA R E S O R T & S PA RESOR T & SPA

Meet. Compete. Relax.

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877-GO-DELTA 6 miles NE of McGehee, Arkansas • DeltaResortUS.com

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870-536-8742 • pbdowntown@sbcglobal.net ARLandofLegends.com

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A sweet spot in southeast Arkansas, Dumas is everything you love about a small town with big opportunities in the outdoors like hunting and bass fishing. Locals will tell you about the honey holes at Pendleton and Coal Pile. Places you won’t find anywhere else include Miller’s Mud Mill for handmade pottery, Pickens Restaurant and Commissary for plate lunches and homemade pie, and the Desha County Museum with exhibits on agriculture and history. Check out other great restaurants and events at the community center and arts center. Plus experience Ding Dong Days held annually in September. www.dumasar.net Paid for by the City of Dumas Advertising & Promotion Commission


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SOUTHWEST Southwest Arkansas is home to the Ouachita National Forest, natural hot springs and spas, lakes, scenic byways, art, history, national parks, outdoor adventure, horse racing and even a chance to dig for diamonds! Come learn more about Southwest Arkansas!

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES At Crater of Diamonds State Park, North America’s only diamondproducing site open to the public, you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep what you find! For more digging fun, search for crystals in the nearby town of Mount Ida, which is known for its bountiful quartz crystal deposits. Hot Springs is called the “Spa City” for good reason. Hot Springs National Park is here and protects naturally flowing thermal springs and was the first federally protected area in the nation. The park is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and showcases beautiful Bathhouse Row, which has eight historic bathhouses, two that tap into the area’s natural hot springs. While here, you can make a stop at the Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery. This craft microbrewery uses thermal spring water as the main ingredient and is the first brewery to be located inside a national park.

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GAMING IN ARKANSAS Gaming can also be found in the region. Oaklawn Racing and Gaming, Arkansas’s only Thoroughbred racing venue, is in Hot Springs and is one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue has live racing from January through mid-April and simulcast and gaming options are open

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ADVENTURE SPORTS AND OUTDOORS The outdoors are huge here. In the Ouachita National Forest, hiking options range from day hikes to multi-day backpacking routes. The forest is home to the famous Ouachita National Recreation Trail, and sections of this route have recently been Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

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trails are also located in the region: the Womble Trail and the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. The latter includes around 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita, the largest man-made lake in Arkansas. For paddlers, the 26-mile Cossatot River is one of the most challenging whitewater streams in the state. The Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area extends for 12 miles along this wild and scenic river. HISTORY AND HERITAGE Arkansas history is proudly showcased in Southwest Arkansas. A twostory white frame house in Hope is the centerpiece of the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site. In the nearby town of Washington, Historic Washington State Park preserves 19th-century life in Arkansas including the spot where the original Bowie knife was forged. At the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, you can learn Arkansas.com | 165


about the South Arkansas oil boom. Camden, a city located on the banks of the Ouachita River, is rich in Civil War history and has historic treasures like the McCollum-Chidester House Museum. The Historic Baseball Trail in Hot Springs documents the town’s ties to baseball history. STATE PARK LODGES Two state park lodges are located in the region. Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena has a recently renovated lodge that includes a porch for visitors to take in the view from Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest peak. While here, you can enjoy the winding roads and panoramic vistas of the Talimena National Scenic Byway, which is popular with motorcycle riders. The state’s only resort state park is DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck, located on the shore of DeGray Lake, one of the region’s five Diamond Lakes. SHOPPING Shopping can be found across the region including in El Dorado, which has beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture and picturesque storefronts that have everything from antiques to art. The city is in the midst of creating a vibrant multi-million dollar arts and entertainment district.

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, Hot Springs

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FAMILY FUN Family fun can be found throughout Southwest Arkansas. In Hot Springs, you can visit Mid-America Science Museum, the state’s largest science center, and Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park. Texarkana is home to Holiday Springs Water Park. The Arkansas-Texas boundary also runs down the middle of State Line Avenue in town, passing through the State Line Post Office and Federal Building where you can pose on Photographer’s Island with one foot in each state. Like to dig? Be sure to check out Wegner Crystal Mines in Mount Ida or Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro. WHAT’S NEW Among the new additions to the region, Hot Springs’ Thompson Building will be renovated into a boutique hotel downtown. Red Light Roastery, the first small batch coffee roaster of its kind in the city, has also opened, and the city has recently been named a bronze level ride center by IMBA. Logoly State Park near Magnolia, the state’s first environmental education state park, has a new visitor center, and DeGray Lake Resort State Park now has a paddling route called Islets Cove Paddle Trail. Four new camper cabins have also been added to the lineup at Lake Ouachita State Park. Arkansas.com | 167


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leading to the Ouachita River Bluff overlooking the Ouachita River.

Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center 870-210-5204 • 126 Valley, I-30 Exit 78 arkadelphiaalliance.com

Free brochures and guidebooks, free Wi-Fi and computer portals, free coffee and tea. Restrooms inside. Staffed and maintained under the offices of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance.

Downtown Arkadelphia

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

Arkadelphia Aquatic Park

Arkadelphia Aquatic Park

870-246-2747 • 2575 Twin Rivers Dr. arkans.as/ArkadelphiaAquaticPark 

Family-friendly facility that features a pool with zero depth entry, perfect for children too young to swim, a lap swimming area, spiral and drop slides, several water features in the shallow area, concession stands and shade structures. E

Captain Henderson House

870-230-5544 • 349 N. 10th St. arkans.as/1IqDeZu

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.

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

Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall

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

Two-story, V-shaped, Georgian Colonial-designed ­structure. State-of-the-art facility that is a site of ­numerous productions of music and drama.

Historical Tour of Clark County 870-246-5542 • 2401 Pine St. arkadelphiaalliance.com

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

Clark County Arts and Humanities Council/Arkadelphia Arts Center 870-403-8216 • 625 Main St. ccahc.org

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.

Clark County Farmers Market

870-246-1050 • Central Park on 10th Street arkans.as/13KV0P5

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 7 a.m. until noon. Nestled between Ouachita Baptist University and Henderson State University in Arkadelphia City Park.

Clark County Historical Museum 870-230-1360 • 750 S. 5th St. Clarkcountyhistory.com

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

DeSoto Bluff Trail Park North 10th Street (U.S. 67) arkans.as/1fdTpXh

1.4-mile paved trail with historical interpretive signage E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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

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

Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery 870-245-5000 • Ouachita Street

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Located in the Mabee Fine Arts Center, this gallery features exhibits throughout the school year, including works by visiting artists, faculty members and students’ work. Rotating exhibits.

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

Site of numerous productions of music and drama. E

Reynolds Science Center Planetarium 870-230-5006 • 1100 Henderson St. arkans.as/1NsOgxB

Located in Reynolds Science Center on campus of Henderson State University. State-of-the-art planetarium projector and multimedia capabilities. Public shows during academic year. Also has star-gazing events and field trips. E

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Includes exhibits and artifacts of southwest Arkansas and a horse-drawn funeral wagon. Exhibits update on regular basis. There is a permanent exhibit on Civil War guns. E

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DeGray Lake

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

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. E

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Ashdown City Park

870-898-2907 • 1211 Gordon Dr. littlerivercounty.org

Softball and baseball fields, walking trail, tennis courts, new playground equipment, 10 tournament-ready horseshoe pits, volleyball and Farmers Market during season Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There is a new concession stand at softball fields and new pavilion at the baseball fields. c E

Downtown Ashdown

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

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

Millwood Lake

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

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

Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort 870-898-6674 • 596 Ark. 317 arkans.as/1c5WyK5

18-hole golf course, restaurant, cabins. c E

Millwood State Park

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

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

Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge

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

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

Two Rivers Museum

870-898-7200 • 15 E. Main St.

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DeGray Lake Resort State Park

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

Arkansas’s only resort park. Lodge with restaurant, conference center, outdoor pool, hot tub and exercise room. Campsites, marina, championship golf course, nature trails, tennis/basketball court, horseback rides, bike trails, pavilions, swim beaches, and boat and stand up paddleboard rental. Interpretive programs, special events and lake tours. Also home to the three-mile loop Islets Cove Paddle Trail. c E

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Conway Cemetery State Park

501-682-1191 • Ark. 160 ArkansasStateParks.com/conwaycemetery

The state’s first governor, James Sevier Conway, is buried here. c E

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Camden Riverfront

870-837-5500 • camden.ar.gov

Development on the Ouachita River; riverwalk, boat ramp, waterfalls, trailer parking and amphitheater. c E

Driving Tours

870-836-6426 • 314 Adams SW arkans.as/CamdenDrivingTour

Self-guided driving tour of historic and architecturally significant homes.

The Elliott Meek Nunnally Home 870-836-6426 • 761 W. Washington St. arkans.as/12VESj4

Family Attraction State Park History Arts & Culture Outdoors Spa Shopping Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Agritourism

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Built between 1857 and 1859 for attorney James T. Elliott. During Civil War, Confederate General Edmond K. Smith was an invited guest. Home was conscripted in 1864 by Brigadier General Friedrich Salomon during the occupation of Camden by General Fredrick Steele in the Red River Campaign.

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.

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Downtown De Queen

870-584-3225 • 315 W. Stillwell Ave. dequeenchamberofcommerce.com

Designated a Commercial Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Sevier County Historical Society Museum 870-642-6642 • 717 Walter J Leeper Dr. arkans.as/SevierCoMuseum

Museum featuring items relating to the county’s history. Country singer Collin Raye exhibit. Replica village with early town artifacts. E

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Arkansas Welcome Center

870-881-9160 • U.S. 167, 3315 Junction City Hwy.

McCollum-Chidester House

McCollum-Chidester House

870-836-9243 • 926 Washington St. arkans.as/McCollumChidester

Built in 1847, served as Civil War outpost for Union Gen. Frederick Steele during the Red River Campaign.

Oakland Cemetery

870-836-6426 • Adams Ave. and Maul Rd. arkans.as/1866ccr

Restored historic cemetery is final resting place of 231 Confederate soldiers; Rev. Porter Clay, brother of orator Henry Clay; other prominent south Arkansas pioneers.

Sandy Beach Park 870-837-5570 arkans.as/16pIkzx

Boat ramp and trailer parking, overlook, pavilions, picnic tables, barbecue grills and playground. c E

Visitors Center and Museum 870-836-6426 • 314 Adams SW arkans.as/13BeHN0

Restored 1913 train depot houses railroad and Civil War memorabilia and exhibits on local products.

White House Café

870-836-2255 • 323 S. Adams arkans.as/WhiteHouseCafe

Offers free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Summer hours extended by one hour. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

El Dorado Conference Center 870-864-8447 • 311 S. West Ave. arkans.as/149cGTs

Large conference center; banquet seating for up to 1,000, theater seating for 1,500. College bookstore, café and other informal meeting spaces.

El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex

870-881-4176, 870-866-4979 2409 Champagnolle Rd. • arkans.as/13dFqu4

Softball, baseball facilities, two large pavilions, playground area, RV hookups.

McKinney-O’Conner House 870-862-5155 • 510 E. Faulkner arkans.as/McKinneyOConner

Beautifully restored mansion from the 1920s oil boom. Home to the Granite Jazz Club and Restaurant.

Municipal Auditorium

870-881-4878 • 100 W. 8th St. arkans.as/ElDoMunicipalAuditorium

The city’s largest venue for live music and performances;

Opened in 1907, oldest continually operating restaurant in the state of Arkansas.

White Oak Lake State Park

870-685-2748 • 563 Ark. 387 (Bluff City) ArkansasStateParks.com/whiteoaklake

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

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Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center and Wildlife Management Area 870-983-2790 • 1685 CR 35 N. arkans.as/16vwDJt

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includes a multi-tiered balcony and a large lobby. Productions by Main Street El Dorado and the South ­Arkansas Symphony Orchestra fill the calendar year-round.

Newton House Museum

870-862-9890 • 510 N. Jackson arkans.as/16dxEDy

Beautiful two-story circa 1849 home. Open for tours. E

Oil Heritage Park

870-863-6113 • 110 E. Cedar St. http://arkans.as/OilHeritagePark

Pays homage to El Dorado’s boomtown history.

Dallas County Museum

870-352-5262 • 221 Main St. dallascountymuseum.org

Exhibits on native son Paul “Bear” Bryant; historical communications items featuring telephone switchboard; geology; pioneer pottery from Dallas County kilns (the first in Arkansas); railroads; local veterans and war heroes; timber industry. Dr. T.E. Rhine exhibit. A sports annex houses an exhibit featuring the athletic heroes of Fordyce. Bill Mays Annex houses the Dallas County Sports Hall of Fame and the Hall of Honor. E

Downtown Historic District 870-352-5262 • 221 Main St. arkans.as/DowntownFordyce

Mainstreet Antique Mall, restored F&P steam locomotive #101, Peace Park honoring area service men and women, Nutt Trussell Building/Bill Mays Annex to museum (oldest two-story building in Dallas County, 1884, houses Dallas County Sports Hall of Fame), Presbyterian Church with 58 original stained glass windows. Listed on National Register.

Marks’ Mills Cemetery

501-682-1191 • Ark. 95 arkans.as/MarksMillCemetery

South Arkansas Arboretum

South Arkansas Arboretum

870-864-8447 • P.O. Box 7010 ArkansasStateParks.com/southarkansasarboretum

Native plants, exotic species, pavilion, walking trails. 12-acre wooded site adjacent to former El Dorado High School. From U.S. 82 B, turn north on North Timberlane Drive and go one mile. c E

South Arkansas Arts Center 870-862-5474 • 110 E. 5th St. Saac-arts.org

Three visual arts galleries, ballet studio and classrooms for art education. 207-seat auditorium is home to live productions. E

South Arkansas Symphony

870-862-0521 • 217 S. Jefferson, Suite 100 Southarkansassymphony.org

70-member professional orchestra serving south Arkansas under the direction of Kermit Poling. Oldest, longest-standing symphony in the state.

Union Square District

870-862-4747 • 111 W. Main St. mainstreeteldorado.org

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.

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Charlotte Street Historic District 870-352-3520 • 119 W. 3rd St. arkans.as/187Zl2p

A collection of Charles Thompson homes on the National Register.

Site of initial interment of Union dead from Battle of Marks’ Mills. Honors 1864 Civil War battle and has displays, nature and hiking trails.

Marks’ Mills Battleground State Park 501-682-1191 • Ark. 8 at Ark. 97 ArkansasStateParks.com/marksmills

Features interpretive exhibits and picnic sites; part of the 1864 Civil War Red River Campaign. c E

Tri-County Lake

501-223-6300 • arkans.as/197FmoQ

First Game and Fish Commission lake (280 acres) in Arkansas with fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill and red-ear sunfish. E

Wynne-Phillips House

870-352-7202 • 412 W. 4th St. arkans.as/18ENPj6

1904 historic two-story. Listed on National Register. Group tours by appointment.

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Foreman City Park

870-542-7434 • Fourth Street arkans.as/16xrReu

Walking trail, covered pavilion, picnic sites. E

Foreman Recreation Park 870-542-7434 • Highway 41 arkans.as/16xrReu

North of downtown Foreman. 43-acre park. Walking trail, playground, softball fields.

New Rocky Comfort Museum 870-898-2758 • 302 Schuman St. arkans.as/197FKDW

Restored 1902 jail contains local artifacts and documents about Foreman, originally called Rocky Comfort. Open by appointment. E

FOUKE

Monster Mart

870-653-2497 • 104 Hwy. 71

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FoukeMonsterMart.com

Convenience store features gifts, displays and information on the Fouke Monster and its representation in The Legend of Boggy Creek films.

GLENWOOD

Albert Pike Recreation Area 870-867-2101 arkans.as/AlbertPikeRecArea

Day use only. Natural pool in Little Missouri River, ­swimming, fishing, picnic sites, mountain biking and hiking trails.

Caddo River

870-356-4186 • arkans.as/1Ca9T4x

Beginning in southwestern Montgomery County, this scenic river flows across the Ouachitas until it broadens into DeGray Lake. Canoeing, excellent fishing.

Little Missouri Falls

870-867-2101 • Off Ark. 8 NW of Glenwood arkans.as/145ey6T

Day-use area has cascading waterfalls, picnic area, hiking trail. Great for scenic photography. E

HOPE

Fair Park

870-777-7500 • 800 S. Mockingbird Ln. arkans.as/197Gb17

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Hope Visitors Center and Museum

870-722-2580 • South Main and Division Sts. arkans.as/16s8qC0

Located in restored 1912 railroad depot. Railroad mem­ orabilia, historic area photographs and exhibits about former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who are both Hope natives. E

Klipsch Auditorium

870-777-7500 • 206 W. Ave. A and Elm St. arkans.as/197GtFf

Host to cultural events sponsored by the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council, available for rent for recitals, pageants and other events.

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site 870-777-4455 • 117 S. Hervey and 2nd Sts. arkans.as/171XppL

Glenwood Country Club

Glenwood Country Club

870-356-4422 • 584 U.S. 70 E. Glenwoodcountryclub.com

One of the gems of The Natural State Golf Trail, offering golfing, lodging and a full-service restaurant.E

Lake Greeson

870-285-2151 • arkans.as/LakeGreesonArk

Narrows Dam impounds the waters of the Little Missouri River to form 7,000-acre Lake Greeson. This lake is near Glenwood and attractions such as Daisy State Park, Kirby Landing Recreation Area and other recreation areas around the lake shore.

Free tours of restored home where Bill Clinton spent much of his childhood, 1946-56, with his grandparents and widowed mother. Entrance and parking along West Division Street.

HOT SPRINGS

Adventureworks Hot Springs

501-262-9182 • 1700 Shady Grove Rd. adventureworks.com

Zip line adventure park.

All Things Arkansas

501-620-3971 • 610-C Central Ave. allthingsarkansas.com

Featuring products from, made in and relating to Arkansas.

Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo 501-623-6172 • 847 Whittington alligatorfarmzoo.com

See more than 300 alligators from six inches to 10 feet in length. Petting zoo with deer, mini-zoo with mountain lions, museum and souvenir shop. E

Arkansas Walk of Fame

501-321-2277 • 629 Central Ave. arkans.as/191Cjva

See plaques commemorating such famous Arkansans as former President Bill Clinton and baseball legend Brooks Robinson. Located along the sidewalk in front of the Hot Springs Visitor Center. E

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa 501-623-7771 • 239 Central Ave. Arlingtonhotel.com

Largest hotel in Arkansas. Al Capone slept here. E Little Missouri Falls

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Bathhouse Row

501-620-6715 • Hot Springs National Park, 101 Reserve St.

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diamondheadgolfandcc.com

This semi-private golf course features 18 holes and is a par 72 PGA golf course.

Dryden Pottery

501-623-4201 • 341 Whittington Ave. arkans.as/DrydenPottery

Largest showroom of handmade pottery in state. Three generations, more than 60 years of craftsmanship. Demonstrations on potter’s wheels, gift shop.

Escape Rooms

Bathhouse Row

arkans.as/14LzTBm

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. E

Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat 501-525-4438 • 5200 Central Ave. Belleriverboat.com

Take a cruise on beautiful Lake Hamilton aboard a 250-passenger riverboat. Sightseeing, lunch, dinner and dance cruises. E

Buckstaff Bathhouse

501-623-2308 • 509 Central Ave. Buckstaffbaths.com

This continuously operating bathing facility on historic Bathhouse Row offers traditional thermal mineral baths, Swedish massage and other services.

Cedar Glades Park

501-623-2854 • 461 Wildcat Rd. arkans.as/CedarGladesPark

Biking and hiking trails, pavilions, playgrounds, an outdoor amphitheater, climbing wall, disc golf course, R/C air field and car track. c E

Central Theater

501-859-9148 • 1008 Central Ave. hotspringscentraltheater.com

Home to the Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute and special programs, documentaries, festivals, workshops, films, forums and more.

Clinton Tour

501-321-2277 arkans.as/172VFhd

Self guided tour; visit the sites related to former President Bill Clinton: his boyhood home, high school, favorite hamburger hangout and more.

Crystal Springs Gallery

501-623-2323 • 620 Central Ave., Suite 1 C Crystalspringsmining.com

Paintings and sculptures by local and regional artists. Rocks and minerals from local and worldwide sources.

DeSoto Rock Shop

501- 276-4630 • 201 Central Ave. desotorockshop.com

Offers a variety of rocks including agates, amethyst and rose quartz.

Diamondhead Golf Club

501-262-3734 • 245 Independence Dr.

Three escape rooms are located in downtown Hot Springs offering a whole new way to have fun. Escape rooms are live-action team-based games where players discover clues, solve puzzles and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time. Locations are:

A Narrow Escape 501-777-5625 • 801 Central Ave., Suite 37 narrowescapear.com Escape Hot Springs 501-463-6532 • 200 Spring St., #200 escapehotsprings.com Gr8 Escapes AR 501-625-2043 • 212 Central Ave. gr8escapesar.com

Five Star Dinner Theatre

501-318-1600 • 701 Central Ave. TheFiveStarTheatre.com

Performances every Friday and Saturday night. Ticket prices include all-you-can-eat buffet and a live show.

Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center 501-620-6715 • 369 Central Ave. arkans.as/FordyceBaths

Restored Fordyce Bathhouse serves as visitor center for Hot Springs National Park and museum for the thermal bathing industry. Stained glass windows and the DeSoto Fountain grace the interior. Bookstore, orientation film, self-guided tour; guided tours with advance notice. E

Forest Path Gallery

501-617-0594 • 107 Stillmeadow Ln. Genesparling.com

Handmade wood bowls, sculpture, furniture and more. Each piece is individually handcrafted to highlight the natural beauty of wood. Open by appointment only.

4D Adventure

501-697-7621 • 256 Central Ave. 4dadventurehotsprings.com

Go on a safari with dinosaurs, a roller coaster ride through the Wall of China or pick one of 11 different experiences. The amazing 4D simulation will leave you enthralled.

Fox Pass Pottery

501-623-9906 • 379 Fox Pass Cut Off Foxpasspottery.com

Offers one-of-a-kind items and a range of functional pieces including vases, dinnerware, pitchers and teapots. Observe studio work, browse showroom.

Fun Trackers Family Park

501-767-8140 • 2614 Albert Pike Rd. Funtrackersfamilypark.com

Ride go-karts on a pro-style track. Bumper boats, large

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arcade, Volcano Falls mini-golf and all-new laser tag.

The Galaxy Connection

501-276-4432 • 626 Central Ave. thegalaxyconnection.com

Walk-through museum featuring Star Wars scenes and a large vintage Star Wars toy collection.

The Gangster Museum of America 501-318-1717 • 510 Central Ave. tgmoa.com

Located in the building that housed the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce in 1900 and has also been a drive-thru mortuary and a bordello. Guided tours of the museum allow you to re-live the first half of the 20th century in Hot Springs, when the rich, famous and notorious came to the city. E

Garland County Historical Society Archives 501-321-2159 • 328 Quapaw Ave. Garlandcountyhistoricalsociety.com

Fifteen rooms containing more than 12,000 photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps and historical relics related to county’s history.

1920s building built in Italian Renaissance style; listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Event space available for weddings, reunions, corporate functions and other special events. Includes patio, pavilion and the Culinary District offering a large display of utensils, coffee and lunch service.

Haunted Tours

501-339-3751 • 430 Central Ave. hotspringshauntedtours.com

Walking tour of downtown Hot Springs that highlights the haunted history of the city.

The Hills at Belvedere

501-623-4000 • 385 Belvedere Dr. thehillsab.com

Offers the chance to play at the state’s only foot golf facility. Also offers golf at the facility, along with a large event space.

Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance 501-321-2027 • HotSpringsArts.org

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.

Hot Springs Carriage Company

501-520-9955 • 895 Brookhill Ranch Rd. (Hot Springs Village) arkans.as/HotSpringsCarriage

Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown every evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day departing from the Arlington Hotel. Reservations required.

Hot Springs Convention Center

501-321-2277 • 134 Convention Blvd. Hotsprings.org

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Garvan Woodland Gardens

501-262-9300 • 550 Arkridge Rd. Garvangardens.org

University of Arkansas’s 210-acre botanical garden; located on Lake Hamilton. Sites include a Japanese garden, waterfalls, cascades, six-story wood-and-glass Anthony Chapel, hundreds of thousands of colorful plantings in a sculpted landscape. Welcome center, children’s adventure garden and gift shop. Most trails are ADA accessible, and pets are allowed with a fee. No pets allowed during Holiday Lights. c E

Gregg Orr Marine

501-525-1818 • 4903 Central Ave. greggorrmarine.com

Full-service marina with sales, rentals, service, parts, gas and a convenience store.

Gulpha Gorge Campground 501-620-6715 • 305 Gorge Rd. arkans.as/16dnTFA

Features campsites, primitive or with hookups. Only campground in Hot Springs National Park. E

Hamp Williams Building

501-624-2665 • 510 Ouachita Ave. hampwilliamsbuilding.com

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360,000-square-foot facility; available for conventions, concerts, sports and cultural events. Numerous works of art throughout the lobby area.

Hot Springs Country Club

501-623-4981 • 101 Country Club Dr. hotspringscc.com

36-hole golf course.

Hot Springs Farmers and Artisans Market 501-262-8049 • 121 Orange St. hotspringsfarmersmarket.com

Open year-round; Saturday morning, May-October; Tuesday evening, May-September; winter hours, November-April.

Hot Springs Gallery Walk

501-321-2277 • Hotsprings.org/pages/art

Downtown galleries open late with music and ­refreshments. Artists available to chat with visitors. First Friday of each month.

Hot Springs Go Karts

501-321-2911 • 3500 Central Ave. seehotsprings.com

Go-karts for everyone (single and double), youth karts, plus bumper cars, mini-golf, snack bar and arcade.

Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail

501-321-2277 • Hotspringsbaseballtrail.com

Historical markers denoting where American baseball legends trained and played across the city.

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Hot Springs Historic District

501-321-2277 • Central Ave. (Prospect Ave. to Park Ave.) • Hotsprings.org

Restored buildings dating from late 1800s and early 1900s now house art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants and shops. The Arlington Hotel, built in 1875, was a favorite of Al Capone. Bathhouse Row offers eight turn-of-the-century buildings including a visitor center and museum.

Lake Hamilton

501-321-6871 • Off Ark. 7 arkans.as/13dzjGa

One of the most popular lakes in the state. 7,200 acres (18 miles long). Condominiums, resorts, motels, ­restaurants and private homes cover much of its ­shoreline. Fishing, boating, water sports. E

Hot Springs KOA Mini Golf

501-624-5912 • 838 McClendon Rd. Hotspringskoa.com

18-hole adventure course with 10 ADA-accessible holes. Snack bar on-site.

Hot Springs Mountain Tower

501-881-4020 • 401 Hot Springs Mountain Dr. hotspringstower.com

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. E

Hot Springs National Park

501-620-6715 • Central Ave., downtown arkans.as/14LzTBm

Park has a campground, promenade, thermal spring cascade and mountain vistas along scenic drives and hiking trails. E

Hot Springs ORV Park

501-625-3600 • 2100 Millcreek Rd. Orvpark.com

A wooded, 1,254-acre park with mapped trails of varying difficulty for 4WD vehicles, buggies, ATVs and motorcycles. ATV/motorcycle area for kids, RV and tent campsites, cabin, bathhouse, pavilion, park store.

Hot Springs Visitor Center

501-321-2277 • 629 Central Ave. arkans.as/172X7Qt

Offers tourist information for Hot Springs and the Ouachita National Forest. Discount coupons for area attractions. E

Josephine Tussaud Wax and Gambling Museum 501-623-5836 • 250 Central Ave. seehotsprings.com

More than 100 wax figures and 38 scenes, including former President and Mrs. Clinton.

Lake Ouachita

Lake Ouachita

501-767-2101 • 1201 Blakely Dam Rd. arkans.as/LakeOuachitaArk

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. E

Lake Ouachita State Park

501-767-9366 • 5451 Mountain Pine Rd. arkansasstateparks.com/lakeouachita/

Park offerings include picnic areas; trails; swimming areas; and a marina with boat rentals, bait and supplies. The park visitor center includes exhibits.

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park 501-624-0100 • 1701 E. Grand Ave. Magicsprings.com

More than 80 attractions. Landscaped water park includes a wave pool; Crystal Lagoon; Boogie Blast, an exciting surf simulation ride; and Splash Island. Both parks and amphitheater concerts of varying musical styles covered by single admission. E

Lake Catherine

501-844-4176 • Off Ark. 171 south of Hot Springs arkans.as/1bQGxJI

A 1,940-acre lake known for its excellent bass and crappie fishing. E

Lake Catherine State Park

501-844-4176 • 1200 Catherine Park Rd. Reservations: 800-264-2422 arkansasstateparks.com/lakecatherine

Located on the lake formed by Remmel Dam, Arkansas’s first major hydro-electric facility, the park features structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Covering more than 2,100 acres in the Trap Mountain region of the state; campsites, cabins, picnicking, fishing, rental boats, a marina, trails, interpretive programs and horseback riding. c E

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Maxine’s Live

501-321-0909 • 700 Central Ave. maxineslive.com

Located in a circa 1895 business that housed the Crystal Saloon; in the early 1900s, the second floor was known as the Hot Springs Business Men’s Social Club, a.k.a. Maxine’s Bordello. Named for Maxine Temple Jones, the Brothel Queen of Hot Springs from 1945-1952. Now a restaurant, bar and live music venue.

The Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic and Odditorium Museum 501-623-6200 • 121 Central Ave. Maxwellblade.com

Evening of magic fun and comedy suitable for all ages. Museum of oddities. E

Mid-America Science Museum (MASM) 501-767-3461 • 500 Mid-America Blvd. MidAmericaMuseum.org

Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center; a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate; wide range of activities. Home to world’s most powerful conical Tesla Coil ­(recognized by the Guinness World Records). Families are invited to experience 1.5 million volts of electricity through “caged lightning.” Features exhibits, Bob Wheeler Sky-Walk, video installations, workshops and more. E

Mountain Valley Spring Company

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming

501-623-4411 • 2705 Central Ave. Oaklawn.com

This topflight Thoroughbred racetrack annually hosts Triple Crown hopefuls. Live meet is held mid-January to mid-April. Simulcasting of Triple Crown races and more during rest of the year. Instant Racing, electronic gaming system, shopping and restaurants. E

Paradise Cove Marina

501-767-4144 • 1300 Airport Rd. paradisecovemarinahs.com

Rentals include pontoon boats, tubes and skis.

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf 501-525-9311 • 4612 Central Ave. Piratescove.com

Two challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses with caves, pirate ship, foot bridges and lots of water.

Pocket Community Theatre 501-623-8585 • 170 Ravine St. Pockettheatre.com

Nonprofit community theatre group stages productions each year in 200-seat theatre. E

Quapaw Baths and Spa

501-609-9822 • 413 Central Ave. Quapawbaths.com

Mid-America Science Museum

501-624-1635 • 150 Central Ave. Mountainvalleyspring.com

Home of the famous Mountain Valley Spring Water. Visitor center is located on the main floor of this historic building. Antique bottle collection. “Hall of Fame.” View historical and informative exhibits. Enjoy free samples. E

National Park Aquarium

501-624-3474 • 209 Central Ave. Nationalparkaquarium.org

Native Arkansas fish and exotic saltwater species displayed. One of the state’s largest fish and wildlife exhibits. E

National Park Duck Tours

501-321-2911 • 418 Central Ave. Rideaduck.com

Amphibious vehicles known as “ducks” take visitors on tours of the city and Lake Hamilton.

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming

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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. E

Quartz Crystal Mines/Rock Shops

800-Spa-City • arkans.as/HSCrystalMines

Hot Springs area mines allow visitors to dig for quartz crystals for a fee. Numerous area rock shops sell quartz and a wide variety of other rocks and minerals.

Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery 501-624-2337 • 329 Central Ave. Superiorbathhouse.com

Microbrewery and restaurant located in the restored ­Superior Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row. Craft beer t­ asting room, beer on tap, pub fare and beer pairings. Holds title as first brewery to be located inside a national park.

T-Rex Go-Karts/Laser Tag

501-520-1242 • 1115 Central Ave. seehotsprings.com

Go-kart track and laser tag course on corner of West

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Grand and Central avenues. Next to this is T-Rex Jurassic Indoor Golf, an indoor miniature golf experience featuring pterodactyls, kongs, raptors and T-Rex.

Thermal Bathing and Day Spas

501-321-2277 • arkans.as/HotSpringsSpas

The Buckstaff Bathhouse and Quapaw Baths and Spa on Bathhouse Row, hotels and facilities offer thermal baths, massages and day spa services.

Tiny Town

501-624-4742 • 374 Whittington Ave. Tinytowntrains.com

Columbia County Courthouse 870-234-4352 • #1 Court Square countyofcolumbia.net

Domed, blond-brick building built in 1905 from a ­Renaissance Revival-style design by W.W. Hall. Downtown.

Historic Downtown Magnolia Square 870-234-4352 • 211 W. Main St. Magnoliachamber.com

Home of the Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-off the 3rd weekend in May.

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.

The Winery of Hot Springs

501-623-9463 • 1503 Central Ave. Hotspringswinery.com

Winery store offering a fine selection of Arkansas wines, as well as juices, jellies, home décor and more. Also owns BathHouse Row Winery at 220 Central Avenue.

JESSIEVILLE

Coleman’s Rock Shop

501-984-5328 • 5837 Ark. 7 Jimcolemancrystals.com

Dig your own crystals.

Ron Coleman Mining

501-984-5396 • 2211 Crystal Ridge Ln. colemanquartz.com

Dig your own crystals. Zip-line across the mine. E

KIRBY

Bear Creek Cycle Trail

870-285-2151 • Off U.S. 70 arkansasstateparks.com/daisy

This trail, open to dirt bikes and ATVs, passes through Daisy State Park and two Corps of Engineers recreation sites on Lake Greeson.

Daisy State Park

870-398-4487 • 103 E. Park arkansasstateparks.com/daisy

Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Greeson. Campsites, picnic areas, boat launch ramps, hiking trails, dirt bike and ATV trail. c E

Lake Greeson

Narrows Dam impounds the waters of the Little Missouri River to form 7,000-acre Lake Greeson. This lake is near Glenwood and attractions such as Daisy State Park, Kirby Landing Recreation Area and other recreation areas around the lake shore.

MAGNOLIA

Calhoun Community School 870-234-4352 • 211 W. Main St. Magnoliachamber.com

Oldest remaining four-room schoolhouse in Arkansas.

Cecil Traylor Wilson Garden 870-234-4352 • 211 W. Main St. Cecilsgarden.org

Located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Washington and Union streets.

Lake Columbia

Lake Columbia

870-234-5253 • CR 53 arkans.as/16dzqVb

3,000-acre reservoir; fishing, water sports, 20 full-service campsites, three boat ramps.

Murals

870-234-4352 • 211 W. Main St. Magnoliachamber.com

Colorful murals on city’s historic square include world’s only mural autographed by actor Charlton Heston. E

Southern Arkansas University Brinson Fine Arts Building 870-235-5053 • 100 E. University web.saumag.edu

Award-winning building with active art gallery of works by national and international artists, faculty and students.

Southern Arkansas University Farm Tours 870-235-4340 • 100 E. University web.saumag.edu

Guided tours of the university’s farm.

MALVERN

Hot Spring County Museum/ The Boyle House 501-337-4775 • 302 E. 3rd St. malvernchamber.com

Artifacts and memorabilia relating to local history. Caddo Indian pottery, quilts and more.

Malvern City Park

501-332-3638 • 305 Locust St. arkans.as/MalvernBrickfest

Baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and pavilions, and Summit Stage, a new performance stage made of brick. Home of Brickfest, an annual two-day festival the last full weekend in June.

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Malvern Country Club

501-337-1482 • 473 Clubhouse Ln. arkans.as/191EWNl

18-hole regulation-length golf course. This medium-length layout has three sets of tee boxes for a fun, but challenging golf experience.

ORBI Rentals

501-732-9998 • 6188 Hwy. 171 & 2115 Tanner St. OrbiRentals.com

Ouachita River float specialists, tubes, kayaks, canoes and shuttles. View Hot Spring County from the beautiful Ouachita River.

Ouachita River Trail and Whitewater Boating Park

501-332-2721 • 904 Riverview Dr. arkans.as/18ELULI

Training grounds of Olympic kayakers and river rescue teams. Pavilion and picnic area.

Ritz Theatre

501-332-2451 • 213 S. Main TheRitzMalvern.com

Since 1938, this movie theatre has played first-run movies. Second-longest-running movie theatre in the state.

Rockport United Methodist Church 501-332-2721 • 1779 Lodge St. arkans.as/1GNMMIE

Established in 1809, the church claims the title of the “Oldest Church West of the Mississippi.” The present structure still has the original log framework.

Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend

501-318-3711 • Hwy. 171, 2.2 miles north of I-30 at Exit 97 Ouachitabendadventures.com

Combines zip lining and hiking. A certified guide leads the hike through natural areas of the scenic Ouachita Mountains where wildlife may be seen.

MCNEIL

Logoly State Park

870-695-3561 • 20 Columbia Rd. 459 ArkansasStateParks.com/logoly

Arkansas’s first environmental education state park. Group tent campsites, picnic sites, trails, exhibits, pavilion, gift shop. c E

MENA

Cossatot River

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

in 1914 and other interesting artifacts. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. E

McMillan Park

479-394-3141 • 1205 Vivian St. Visitmena.com

Olympic-size pool, baseball fields, picnic areas, skateboard park and tennis courts.

Mena Art Gallery

479-394-3880 • 607 Mena St. MenaArtGallery.org

The Mena Art Gallery is the center of Mena’s Art District. Work of local and regional artists, both two and three dimensional. Exhibits change monthly.

Mena Depot Museum and Visitor Center 524 Sherwood • visitmena.com

Visitor information, local history museum, art gallery featuring works of local artists in restored train depot. E

Ouachita Little Theatre

479-243-0186 • 610 Mena St. ouachitalittletheatre.org

Watch talent come to life through compelling characters, costumes and sets. Located in the restored Lyric Theatre across from the Mena Art Gallery.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park 479-394-2863 • 3877 Ark. 88 W. Reservations: 800-264-2477 Queenwilhelmina.com

Located atop Rich Mountain along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Renovated lodge and restaurant, campsites, picnic areas, trails, miniature scenic railroad and minia

870-385-2201 • 1874 Ark. 278 W. arkans.as/145gV9I

Scenic river begins in the Ouachita Mountains southeast of Mena and flows south for about 26 miles to Gillham Lake, at limited times offering the state’s most challenging whitewater. For experienced canoeists and kayakers only.

Janssen Park

479-394-3141 • Off 7th Street VisitMena.com

This 10-acre community park is host to an 1851 log cabin rumored to have been used as a hideout by the notorious Jesse James, and was also used as a hospital, post office and city hall during its lifetime. The park also contains two spring-fed ponds, two Mountain Howitzer Cannons, a bronze boy and girl fountain purchased E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Talimena National Scenic Byway Ark. 88 • Talimenascenicdrive.com

Beginning at Mena, this 54-mile scenic byway stretches across the crests of the forested Ouachita Mountains to Talihina, Oklahoma. Spectacular vistas.

Tapley Park

479-243-2023 • U.S. 71 N. VisitMena.com, tapleysports.com

Features baseball, softball and soccer fields. New additions being added every year to eventually include tennis and basketball courts, adult baseball/softball fields, walking trails and more.

Wolf Pen Gap

479-394-2382 • CR 277 arkans.as/13GfhsV

System of loop trails at varied levels of difficulty in the Ouachita National Forest intended for all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. The trails feature high mountain vistas and lead the rider through an array of areas, including scenic Gap Creek and Board Camp Creek.

MOUNT IDA

Crystal Mines/Gem, Mineral and Rock Shops 870-867-2723 • Mtidachamber.com

Dotted all along the highway in and around Mount Ida, home of the World Championship Crystal Dig. Many area mines allow visitors to dig for quartz crystals for a small fee. Resorts, cabins and restaurants are located nearby. Boating, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, biking and hiking are popular on Lake Ouachita and the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. E

Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County

870-867-4422 • 819 Luzerne St. Hhmmc.org

Exhibits with artifacts related to county history; quartz crystal and minerals exhibit. Genealogy materials. Exhibit barn, 1880s log home, Eleanor outhouse and sorghum shed. E

Montgomery County Front Porch Stage

870-867-2723 • Courthouse Lawn in downtown Mount Ida • frontporchstage.org

Free performances of bluegrass, gospel, country and other music every Saturday, May-Oct.

Ouachita Artists Gallery and Studio 870-867-3115 • 135 West St. ouachitaartists.org

Art guild, gallery and studio promoting the arts in the community and featuring a changing array of fine art and finely crafted items from local artists; also offering regular classes, workshops, demonstration programs and other activities for children and adults.

Real Earth Creations

870-867-4892 • 3024 U.S. 270 Realearthcreations.com

The couple behind Real Earth Creations works as a team to collect and procure both natural and hand-crafted materials that can be displayed on their own, incorporated into jewelry pieces or used as aids in metaphysical and energy work. Materials come from all over the world,

Wegner Crystal Mines

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Wegner Crystal Mines

870-867-2309 • 82 Wegner Ranch Rd. Wegnercrystalmines.com

Scenic mountain valley. Guided mine tour and dig. All tools are included. Collect crystals at Tailings Area or Crystal Forest. Collect gemstones like ruby, emerald, opal and more. Visit the shaded gemstone sluice or new Diamond Experience – guaranteed to find at least .5 carat. Handicap accessible. E

Wegner Museum and Warehouse 870-867-2309 • 82 Wegner Ranch Rd. Wegnercrystalmines.com

10,000-square-foot warehouse of museum displays of giant 2,000-pound crystals, exotic minerals imported from around the world and a 4,400-pound amethyst geode. View earth history in giant fossils, handmade jewelry by local artists and more. E

MOUNTAIN PINE

Geo-Float Trail

501-767-2101 • Ark. 227 in Royal

Begins at the Spillway Recreation Area at Lake Ouachita. Boaters use a self-guided booklet describing area’s geology as they follow a 16-mile marked route.

Lake Ouachita State Park

501-767-9366 • 5451 Mountain Pine Rd. arkansasstateparks.com/lakeouachita

Located on eastern end of Lake Ouachita; surrounded by Ouachita National Forest. Boating, fishing, scuba diving and swimming are popular on the 40,000-acre lake with numerous islands and pristine shorelines. Cabin rentals, campsites, a gift shop, full-service marina with boat rentals, hiking trails, interpretive programs and historic Three Sisters Springs. c E

MURFREESBORO

Crater of Diamonds State Park 870-285-3113 • 209 State Park Rd. Craterofdiamondsstatepark.com

North America’s only diamond-bearing site open to public, where you can prospect for and keep gems you find. Diamond Discovery Center provides introduction to diamond searching, equipment rentals, exhibit gallery. Diamond Springs Aquatic Playground, camping, picnic sites, trail, wildlife observation blind and gift shop. c E

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Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village

870-285-3736 • 281 Kadoha Dr. kadoha.com

An ancient archeological site; features include an on-site museum featuring Caddo artifacts, excavated mounds, a plowed field to search for arrowheads and a Trading Post gift shop. E

Depotmuseum.org

Restored 1911 railroad depot contains exhibits on Civil War, agriculture, railroads, county history and Native American artifacts. Staff available to assist with genealogical research. E

Prescott Raceway Park

870-904-5952 • 5121 Hwy. 53 prescottraceway.net

1/8-mile drag racing track.

RISON

Pioneer Village

870-325-6381 • 200 Yaney St. cityofrison.com

Historical buildings on display at the old country fairgrounds; the old church and historic houses are used as a venue for weddings, receptions and various other uses.

SHERIDAN

Grant County Museum/Heritage Village 870-942-4496 • 521 W. Shackleford St. Grantcountymuseumar.com

Lake Greeson

Lake Greeson

870-285-2151 • Ark. 27 N.

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. E

Narrows Dam Trout Fishing 870-210-3681 • Off Ark. 27 Littlemissouriflyfishing.com

Six miles of tailwater trout fishing on scenic Little Missouri River. Excellent for fly fishing, trout stocked during the cooler months. Easy public access.

NASHVILLE

Nashville City Park

870-845-7405 • 1301 W. Johnson St. nashvillecitypark.com

Sports and recreation complex and park. Includes the Ronny K. Wood Wildlife Trail, a 1/2-mile route mapped out via sections to highlight the diversity of habitat and wildlife that can be found in protected areas.

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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. E

Jenkins Ferry Battleground State Park 501-844-4176 • 13 miles south of Sheridan on Ark. 46 arkansasstateparks.com/jenkinsferry/

Interprets the last major Arkansas battle in the Camden Expedition of the Red River Campaign. c E

SMACKOVER

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources 870-725-2877 • 3853 Smackover Hwy. arkansasstateparks.com/museumofnatural resources

Films and exhibits tell the story of Arkansas’s natural resources with particular attention to the oil and brine ­industries and 1920s oil boom, which caused an ­explosion of population and wealth virtually overnight. Oil Field Park includes actual oil derricks and equipment. c E

Caddo Indian Memorial and River Walk Arkansas Highway 8 E.

Historic Caddo Indian burial ground with walking trail and wildflower garden along the Caddo River.

PINE RIDGE

Lum and Abner Museum and Jot ’Em Down Store 870-326-4442 • 4562 Ark. 88 Lum-n-abner.com

Features memorabilia relating to the popular 1930s-40s radio team, Lum and Abner, and local history. Gift shop. E

PRESCOTT

Nevada County Depot Museum 870-887-5821 • 403 W. 1st St.

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Smackover Historic Commercial District 870-725-3521 • 710 Pershing Hwy. smackoverar.com/

Historic buildings, oil well exhibit, murals.

TEXARKANA

Ace of Clubs House

903-793-4831 • 420 Pine Texarkanamuseums.org

Built in 1885 in the shape of a playing card “club suite.” E

fourstatesautomuseum.com

Displays vehicles representing over 100 years of auto manufacturing, along with auto-related items. Exhibits changed every three months. Library with auto-related books, periodicals and newsletters.

Four States Entertainment Center 870-773-2941 • 3700 E. 50th St. Fourstatesfair.com

Arena that features variety of events each year. Equine Center and Agricultural Learning Center also on site. The annual fair and rodeo is held each September. RV park with full hookups available year-round. E

Front Street Festival Plaza

870-779-4991 • Front Street, Texarkana, AR arkans.as/FrontStreet

A venue in Historic Downtown Texarkana with annual events including Mardi Gras and Railfest.

Gateway Farmers Market

903-748-9955 • East 9th and Jefferson arkans.as/1eYslTz

Local farmers market.  

Historic Perot Theatre

903-792-4992 • 221 Main Trahc.org

Ace of Clubs House

Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

870-779-4991 • Corner of Walnut & 4th St arkans.as/MunicipalAuditorium

Check out the site that was host to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Arkansas Welcome Centers

870-772-4301 • 10000 I-30 E. 870-772-7511 • 12555 N. State Line Ave.

Offer free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Summer hours extended by one hour. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

Bobby Ferguson Park

903-792-7191 • 50th Street visittexarkanausa.org

Texarkana’s premier city park. The nature park hosts several fishing derbies, a walking trail, gazebo and pavilion. Located just off Interstate 30 at the airport exit.

Discovery Place

903-793-4831 • 215 Pine Texarkanamuseums.org

Hands-on science and history exhibits for children. E

Downtown Gallery

903-826-3219 • 216. E. Broad arkans.as/DowntownGallery

This small gallery offers an eclectic selection of paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, woodwork, metalwork and more.

Downtown Pocket Park

870-779-4991 • 200 blk. E. Broad St. arkansas.txkusa.org

Enjoy some peace and quiet while touring Texarkana’s historic downtown.

Four States Auto Museum 870-772-2886 • 217 Laurel St.

Ornate, fully restored 1924 Saenger/Paramount Theater hosts top national/international performing artists, ­touring Broadway shows and special events. Free tours. E

Holiday Springs Water Park

870 772-2200 • 5501 Crossroads Pkwy. holidayspringswaterpark.com

Offers a lazy river, wave pool, a 42-foot-high mega play structure for kids and several water slides that go up to 65 feet high.

JefFURson Dog Park

870-779-4991 • 1520 E. 12th arkans.as/BarkTexarkana

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Kidtopia Park

903-798-3978 • 201 Oak St. arkans.as/1tBjmZU

Located in downtown Texarkana, this community-built, multi-purpose playground was designed by kids for kids.

Korea/Vietnam and Firefighter’s Memorials 903-792-7191 • 665 N. Stateline Ave. arkans.as/13E97cO

Triangle Plaza at the corner of State Line Avenue and 7th Street. Downtown.

Lindsay Railroad Museum

903-748-1235 • 202 E. Broad St. lindsayrailroadmuseumintexarkana.com

Honors the railroad history of Texarkana.

Miller County Memorial

870-774-1501 • 400 Laurel St. visittexarkanausa.org

World War II memorial to soldiers of Miller County. Erected March 1950 to honor the fallen. Miller County Courthouse.

Monument Plaza

903-792-7191 • West side of Federal Courthouse/Post Office • visittexarkanausa.org

Tributes to World Wars I and II heroes, as well as a sculp

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tured Confederate mothers statue of Carrara marble.

Museum of Regional History

903-793-4831 • 219 N. State Line Ave. texarkanamuseums.org

Exhibits include Caddo Indian artifacts and piano of native son Scott Joplin. Museum is city’s oldest brick building, built in 1879. Group tours welcome. E

Patrick J. Ahern House

903-793-4831 • 403 Laurel St. Texarkanamuseums.org

The Ahern house was designed in the Classical Revival style by the Burdsal Company based on a floor plan designed by Mr. and Mrs. Ahern.

Interpretive programs and tours daily. Williams’ Tavern Restaurant on-site. Re-created blacksmith shop, weapons and printing museums. Horse-drawn surrey rides. c E

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Cossatot River State Park/Natural Area 870-385-2201 • 1980 U.S. 278 W. arkansasstateparks.com/cossatotriver

Extends for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River and offers some of the state’s most challenging whitewater. Flow levels dependent upon rainfall. Visitor center with nature exhibits and gift shop. 20 miles of hiking trails, picnic sites, campsites with no hookups. c E

THROUGHOUT REGION

Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks 501-682-1191 • Three locations arkans.as/15HjA99

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

Hickory Nut Mountain Vista/ Recreation Area 870-867-2101 • Off U.S. 270 W. arkans.as/175zjeS

Photographer’s Island

Photographer’s Island

903-792-7191 • 500 N. Stateline Ave. visittexarkanausa.org

Pose with one foot in Arkansas, the other in Texas. E

Scott Joplin Mural

903-792-7191 • 3rd and Main Sts. visittexarkanausa.org

Depicts life of Texarkana’s ragtime great and Pulitzer Prize winner Scott Joplin.

State Line Post Office and Federal Building 903-792-7191 • 500 N. Stateline Ave. visittexarkanausa.org

Only U.S. post office that sits in two states. Built in 1932-33. Second most photographed courthouse in U.S. Historical exhibit on second floor.

Texarkana Regional Arts Center 903-792-8681 • 321 W. 4th trahc.org

National/regional touring exhibits, lectures and classes for all ages, social and civic events. E

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra 870-773-3401 • 421 Hickory Str. texarkanasymphony.org

Performing in the Perot Theatre. Season: October-May.

WASHINGTON

Historic Washington State Park 870-983-2684 • P.O. Box 129 HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com

A 19th-century restoration village preserves Arkansas’s Confederate capital from 1863-65 and the state’s largest collection of antebellum homes open to the public. E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Spectacular view of Lake Ouachita and surrounding area from top of Hickory Nut Mountain. Picnicking.

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

501-321-5202 • Off U.S. 270 W. Lakeouachitavistatrail.org

Contains some 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails along the shores of Lake Ouachita, running through private resorts and public campgrounds. Developed by volunteers in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service. Listed as an EPIC ride by IMBA: International Mountain Bicycling Association. c E

Little Missouri River 501-321-5202

Begins southeast of Mena, flowing freely through the Ouachita Mountains and Ouachita National Forest. Some six miles north of Murfreesboro, Narrows Dam ­impounds its waters to form Lake Greeson. Below ­Greeson, the river flows past Murfreesboro before proceeding southeast to its mouth in the lower Ouachita River. Canoeing, fishing.

Ouachita National Forest

501-321-5202 • Office headquarters at 100 Reserve St. in Hot Springs arkans.as/1duxYXY

Established in 1907, the South’s oldest and one of the largest (1.8 million acres) national forests. Recreation areas such as Shady Lake and Charlton offer campsites, fishing areas, picnic sites and hiking trails. Scenic drives such as the Scenic 7 Byway north of Hot Springs and the Talimena National Scenic Byway west of Mena provide spectacular views.

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

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Ouachita River

Stretches for 223 miles across the Ouachita National Forest from near Talihina, Oklahoma, to Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock. Backpacking, day hikes, mountain biking. Longest trail in the Ouachita National Forest. Portions of the trail have been named an Epic route by IMBA. This designated section currently holds title as the longest mountain biking trail in the state.

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.

Ouachita River

870-867-2723 • arkans.as/1LFFAWo

Begins in western Arkansas at base of Rich Mountain, state’s second highest peak. Upper section flows freely through Ouachita Mountains of Polk and Montgomery counties into western end of Lake Ouachita, the largest lake contained entirely within the state. Canoeing, fishing.

Scenic Drives

501-321-5202 • arkans.as/18BnM9l

Scenic drives include U.S. 270, 70 and 71, and Ark. 28, 27, 9 and 10, along with the Winona Auto Tour on Forest Service Road 132.

Scenic 7 Byway

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Mountain peaks, breathtaking vistas, attractions, ­entertainment – it’s all part of the Scenic 7 Byway ­adventure. Within the Ouachita National Forest, the road is also a designated National Forest Scenic Byway. Car and Driver magazine named part of Scenic 7 Byway as one of the top 10 driving experiences in the U.S.

Tri-Lakes

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These lakes – Gillham, Dierks and De Queen – offer opportunities to enjoy fishing and water sports. Corps of Engineers recreation areas provide campsites, boat ramps, picnic sites.

Womble Trail

870-867-2101 • Womble Ranger District: 1523 U.S. 270 E. • arkans.as/13N8fPl

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Outdoor enthusiasts love Hot Springs Village! With 26,000 acres of rolling hills, forested landscape, 11 lakes, miles of hiking trails and a host of outdoor recreation and community events, every day at Hot Springs Village is an opportunity for adventure. Every night is the chance to relax in the spot you love most.

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Luxury Houseboat Rentals on Beautiful Lake Ouachita. Aboard one of our 75-foot Luxury Houseboats, take a 3-, 4- or 7-day vacation and enjoy the beauty of the lake with all the conveniences of home. To make reservations for your next vacation, call:

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History lives in Camden on the Ouachita River. Experience our b­ eautiful antebellum homes, Civil War legacies, historic landmarks, new s­ cenic 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 p­ icnic 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 • Martin Luther King Celebration in January • Juneteenth Celebration in June • Daffodil Festival – Colorful spring event the second weekend in March features guided tours of d­ affodil 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 p­ opular fast food fare.

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NORTHWEST Water and wine flow through the Northwest section of The Natural State, and mountain peaks rise to greet the sun. History and modernity take up their respective places in the landscape as Southern charm, the flavor of the Old West, unsurpassed scenic beauty, college towns, arts towns and sophistication mingle throughout the landscape of the Ozark Mountains and Arkansas River Valley. The mix of things to do, indoor and outdoor, as well as attractions, historic and new, makes this area of Arkansas a popular one to visit. Fayetteville offers the fun that only a college town can with an arts and entertainment district, University of Arkansas, historic downtown and unique locales like Terra Studios. Nearby Springdale is home to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals minor league baseball team, and Rogers is a shopping mecca. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a premier art museum in Bentonville, attracts visitors from all over the globe. Two other must-see museums are The Museum of Native American History and the Scott Family Amazeum for kids. Fort Smith preserves the history of the Western frontier, while also embracing modern murals on buildings and structures throughout town. Russellville lures with a historic downtown and some of the best fishing to be found at Lake Dardanelle.

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Post Winery, Altus

BREWS, WINES AND SPIRITS You’ll find European flair in Altus and Wiederkehr Village, the heart of Arkansas Wine Country. Three family-owned wineries dating back to the 1800s and newer ones in the area offer tours, tastings and insight into the art of viticulture. You’ll find another winery, along with the Arkansas Historic Wine Museum, at nearby Paris. New operations are joining centuryold standards, broadening the variety of vintages now available. Tontitown Winery recently returned the Italian heritage of wine making to its town. More wineries are found in Fayetteville and Eureka Springs. Follow the Arkansas Wine Trail at Arkansas.com/travel-tools/trips-trails. The craft-beer scene is booming in Northwest Arkansas, where the Fayetteville Ale Trail continues to grow. Ten breweries are on this selfguided tour that rewards beer lovers who get their passport stamped at each one with a bumper sticker and commemorative bottle opener. While it started in Fayetteville, breweries on the trail also include those in the cities of Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. Check out FayettevilleAleTrail.com for up-to-date details and HogsheadTours.com for a designated driver for private and public tours. Additionally, Core Brewing and Distilling Co. based in Springdale has several pub houses throughout a larger region. It uses top-shelf ingredients from around the world with a focus on making premium beer and spirits. 202 | NORTHWEST


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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES Eureka Springs is exploding with art galleries, boutiques, Victorian architecture and spas. It’s also home to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a 500-pound Humpty Dumpty, The Great Passion Play and the seven-story Christ of the Ozarks statue. Columbus House Brewery, Fayetteville

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Van Buren, a mecca for arts, crafts and antiques. In Fort Smith, a downtown modern art mural trail blends nicely with Old West history at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, where you can discover what life was like on the lawless frontier. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Music venues and festivals are popular too. The Fayetteville Roots Festival is a four-day urban Bass Reeves statue, Fort Smith

music and food festival set in late August that showcases many of the elements that make Fayetteville a cultural hot spot. A newcomer to the live music scene, Homegrown

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Music Festival held in July along the banks of the Mulberry River boasts sustainability efforts as well. You’ll find the annual Bluegrass Festival in Harrison; Mountains, Music and Motorcycles in Mountain View; and Bike, Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville. Eureka Springs entertains all year long with festival and events for the blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk and even opera. The Walmart AMP in Rogers brings in big names to its outdoor venue all summer long. OUTDOORS In addition to urban offerings, there’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had in Northwest Arkansas. The Arkansas River provides exceptional recreation. Lake Dardanelle in the Russellville-Dardanelle area is one of the most popular lakes in the state, particularly for bass fishing. Beaver Lake splays out its many fingers for the enjoyment of anglers, boaters and other water sports lovers. The Kings River and Mulberry River are popular for fishing and floating. The upper reaches of the Buffalo National River are found here too. Arkansas.com | 205


Scott Family Amazeum, Bentonville

STATE PARK LODGES State parks are nestled in valleys and found atop mountains. Lake Dardanelle State Park and Lake Fort Smith State Park are perfect for families. Beautiful views unfold from state parks located on Mount Nebo and Mount Magazine. State parks with lodges or cabins include Mount Magazine, Devil’s Den and Lake Fort Smith. Civil War history is preserved at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and the Pea Ridge National Military Park. Devil’s Den State Park and Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area offer great mountain biking and hiking terrain in their hardwood forests.

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Slaughter Pen Trail, Bentonville

ADVENTURE SPORTS Mountain biking is big in this region. With Bentonville (silver level) and Fayetteville (bronze level) Ride Centers located less than 30 miles apart, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) designated the two cycling communities as the Northwest Arkansas Regional Ride Center, the first and only region-wide ride center in the country. Road cycling is a draw as well with a diversity of terrain, scenic rides, urban trails like the Razorback Regional Greenway and big events such as the Joe Martin Stage Race. Hikers have their pick of trails too, including the 210-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail. WHAT’S NEW New additions to this region include Back 40 mountain bike trail in Bella Vista, a transportation museum in Springdale, an expansion of the Walton Arts Center in downtown Fayetteville, Bike Rack Brewing Company in Bentonville, Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food in Bentonville and downtown murals in Fort Smith.

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Alma Aquatic Park

479-632-0700 • 731 City Park Rd. Almachamber.com

Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Slides, diving boards, large swim area, covered wading pool, water play area. Adjacent park has picnic area, fire truck play station for youngsters, professional 18-basket flying disc course. Tennis courts.

Alma Performing Arts Center 479-632-2129 • 103 E. Main St. Almapac.org

“Bringing the Arts Alive” in the River Valley booking top-name artists and theatrical performances. E

Popeye Statue

479-632-4127 • Fayetteville Avenue Almachamber.com

Bronze statue of everyone’s favorite sailor man located in Popeye Park surrounded by fountains.

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Altus Area Coal Miner’s Memorial

479-468-4684 • Altus City Park, Franklin St. arkans.as/15MFh7O

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. c E

Altus Heritage House Museum 479-468-1310 • 106 N. Franklin arkans.as/1704FlY

Original German-American State Bank, circa 1800s, with early coal mining equipment, local history. Listed on the National Historic Register.

Wine tasting room, gift shop, wine and beer making supplies, rustic camping and special events. It also has spaces for self-contained RVs.

Mount Bethel Winery

479-468-2444 • 5014 Mount Bethel Rd. Mountbethel.com

Historic cellar offers an over 100-year-old tradition of wine-making, bottling and tasting, plus tours, gift shop.

Post Winery

479-468-2741, 800-275-8423 1700 St. Mary’s Mtn. Rd. • Postfamilie.com

Fifth-generation family-owned and operated vineyard and winery. Offers tours, wine and juice tastings, grape-related gift shop. New retail sales and visitor center. Watch through the viewing window as your favorite wines are bottled, and taste some new varieties.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

479-468-2585 • 5132 St. Mary’s Mtn. Rd. Stmarysaltus.org

1902 Roman Basilica-style church known for its paintings and ornate goldleaf work. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

BEAVER

Historic Beaver Bridge

Ark. 187 E. • arkans.as/18Y50eW

A rare example of a suspension bridge in Arkansas. Built in 1943, it is still in use today.

BELLA VISTA

Bella Vista Historical Museum

479-855-2335 • 1885 Bella Vista Way (U.S. 71) Bellavistamuseum.org

Learn how a summer resort with only 370 private family cottages became a family recreation area and then a development of 36,000 acres with golf courses and lakes. Museum features Bella Vista’s history from the summer resort days of 1915-1952 through the present beautiful city of 26,000 residents.

Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel 479-855-6598 • 504 Memorial Dr. Cooperchapel.com

Designed by famed Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones. Awe-inspiring structure built of wood and glass ­accentuates its natural environment, creating an ideal place for a wedding or quiet meditation. E

Veterans Wall of Honor

Chateau Aux Arc

Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards and Winery 479-468-4400, 800-558-WINE 8045 Champagne Dr.

Located in Arkansas’s Wine Country. World’s largest planter of Cynthiana grapes. Largest U.S. Chardonnay vineyard outside California, largest Zinfandel planter in Arkansas. Wine tasting room.

Dionysus Wine and Brew

479-209-1234 • 9017 AR 186 Dionysuswinebrew@gmail.com

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Historic timeline on bronze plaques chronicling significant military events from Revolutionary War to War on Terror. 4,500+ granite tablets display hand-carved names of veterans around fountain in the center of monument.

BENTONVILLE

Arkansas Welcome Center 479-855-3111 • U.S. 71 N.

Offers free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Summer hours extended by one hour. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

Bentonville Brewing Co.

479-464-0150 • 1000 SE 5th St., Suite A Bentonvillebrewing.com

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A production craft micro-brewery in the industrial part of town, it wants to transform typical light-lager beer d­ rinkers – and non-beer drinkers – into craft beer ­enthusiasts. Tasting room; plus its core brews and specialty beers are available in bars and restaurants throughout Benton and Washington counties.

Brightwater

479-899-6925 • 801 SE 8th St. brightwater.org

World-class food learning and cultural center. Academic and career training in cuisine and the culinary arts, food systems and service, traditional and artisanal food crafts and entrepreneurial development.

Trail Design. The theme is flow, but the best-in-class free-ride park and 16 skinny Northshore logrides prove why it is an ultimate bike vacation in Arkansas.

21c Museum Hotel

479-286-6500 • 200 NE “A” St. 21Cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville

Located on the northeast corner of the town square and a short walk to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural civic center and home to The Hive restaurant. E

Compton Gardens

479-254-3870 • 312 N. Main St. Peelcompton.org

Located at the former home of Dr. Neil Compton, who spearheaded effort to protect the Buffalo National River. Gardens showcase 6.5 acres of native woodland plants, walking trails and prairie. Two Arkansas State Champion Trees on site. Pedestrian access point for the Crystal Bridges Trail.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 479-418-5700 • 600 Museum Way CrystalBridges.org

Museum’s permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from Colonial era to current day, on view year-round enhanced by temporary exhibitions. Museum is nestled on 120 acres of Ozark landscape with amenities including a restaurant, Museum store, library, 3.5 miles of trails and a Frank Lloyd Wright house preserved and relocated on the grounds. E

Museum of Native American History 479-273-2456 • 202 SW “O” St. Monah.us

Walk through America’s past by viewing artifacts from more than 14,000 years ago. Through the great doors, visitors are greeted by a woolly mammoth skeleton, and the adventure begins through exhibit rooms that span five different periods arranged in chronological order of Indian history from all of the Americas. Admission is FREE. Audio wands are available for self-guided tours. E

Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens

479-254-3870 • 400 S. Walton Blvd. Peelcompton.org

Italianate villa built in 1875 by Col. Sam Peel, a prominent early figure in Bentonville history. Gardens are open to the public. Tours of the Peel Mansion Museum available for a small charge. Popular for weddings and events.

Scott Family Amazeum

479-696-9280 • J 209 NE 2nd St. Amazeum.org

The 45,000-square-foot project in Bentonville is aimed at children and families, emphasizing interactive art and science exhibits, including a climbable canopy structure, a “tinkering studio” for young inventors and an acre of outdoor space.

Slaughter Pen Bike Park

Off U.S. 71B • Oztrailsnwa.com

Over 20 miles of single-track designed by two of the premier trail builders in the country: IMBA and Progressive

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The Walmart Museum

479-273-1329 • 105 N. Main St. WalmartMuseum.com

A family-friendly museum including interactive exhibit galleries, a working dime store and a 50s-style soda fountain. Located on the picturesque Bentonville Square, The Walmart Museum tells the story of Sam ­Walton’s humble origins and the growth of Walmart to the world’s #1 retailer. Group tours for 10 or more ­available by request. E

BERRYVILLE

Carroll County Heritage Center 870-423-6312 • 403 Public Square Rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcchs

Artifacts from Carroll County are housed in the 1880 brick courthouse which has three stories of history plus striking twin towers; actual courtroom used until 1975 with the judge’s bench, witness chair and jury box. Also moonshine still, funeral parlor, one-room school, clock room, country store and post office, and genealogy library.

Cosmic Cavern

870-749-2298 • 6386 Ark. 21 N. Cosmiccavern.com

Stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, soda straws, helictites, cave bacon, draperies and many other speleothems. North Lake Room houses one of the longest soda straw formations in the Ozarks. Two bottomless lakes can be seen on the 1.25-hour guided tour. Gemstone mining, wild cave tours, photography encouraged.

Memory Lane Museum

870-423-3600 • 645 Ark. 62 E.

Memorabilia from early 1900s to 1960s, including signs, gas pumps, glassware, automotive and amusing items. 1953 Ronald McDonald merry-go-round, 1906 roasted

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peanut and popcorn machine, Barbie doll collection, early riding metal toy cars and trucks, 1920s reproduction school house, complete filling station set up.

Saunders Museum

870-423-2563 • 113 Madison Berryville.com/saunders-museum

Extensive collection of firearms, including antique and unusual pieces. Also knives, Victorian clothing, ­accessories, textiles and furniture.

BOONEVILLE

Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum 479-675-2666 • 256 Carey Rd. http://arkans.as/2bGbMfN

Opened in 1910 as a tuberculosis treatment facility. By 1940, largest facility of its kind in the U.S., providing research to other sanatoriums as far away as Italy. Excellent examples of Art Deco, Colonial Revival and Craftsman architecture. Museum displays photos, artifacts, patient and staff memorabilia.

Blue Mountain Lake

479-947-2372 • 10152 Outlet Park Rd. arkans.as/11ebYYs

A favorite spot for fishing, swimming and water-skiing. Five Corps of Engineers recreation areas and an overlook.

479-675-3233 • Off Ark. 116 arkans.as/16AcIZS

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Buffalo National River

870-439-2502 • Nps.gov/buff/

The nation’s first national river meanders through the Ozarks for almost 135 miles. Canoe/kayak outfitters, campsites, hiking and horseback riding trails, and cabin rentals available. Experience towering limestone bluffs, easy water and whitewater rapids, the Boxley Valley Historic District, the Parker Hickman Homestead, Lost Valley, Indian Rockhouse and Sod Collier Homestead.

CAVE SPRINGS

Ozark Corn Maze

479-366-6246 • 12880 Ark. 112 at Wagon Wheel Road • Ozarkcornmaze.com

Six-acre cornfield labyrinth offers seasonal fall family fun with two mazes. (Haunted maze in October.) Petting zoo, pumpkin patch, corn cannons, cow train ride, concessions.

CENTERVILLE

Centerville Dragway

479-576-4001 • 10329 Dragstrip Ln. Centervilledragway.com

“Arkansas’s best drag racing action.” Eleven miles south of Russellville on Ark. 7, then one mile west on Ark. 154.

Centerville Super Speedway

479-970-0160 • 10151 Speedway Ln. Centervillespeedway.com

“The Outlaw Track of The South” features racing modified stocks, street and hobby stocks, and factory stocks on a .25-mile oval clay track; mid-March-late October. Go-cart racing on Friday nights. Home of the annual Razorback Nationals held each Memorial Day weekend.

CHARLESTON

Blue Mountain Lake

Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area 479-947-2372 • 10152 Outlet Park Rd. arkans.as/19iwJXH

Located on the west end of Blue Mountain Lake, a world-class bird dog field trial area that attracts visitors from throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries; facilities open to the public for dog training. Also popular for hiking, bird watching, trail riding. c

Jack Creek Recreation Area 479-675-3233 • Off Ark. 116 arkans.as/15N5G5u

Campsites, scenic “swimmin’ hole,” group pavilion, hiking, picnicking. c E

John Paul McConnell Exhibit 479-675-2735 • 419 N. Kennedy arkans.as/19ixrnQ

Honoring John Paul McConnell, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 to 1969. Called “The Airman’s General.” Public library.

Knoppers Ford Recreation Area

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Belle Museum and Chapel 479-965-2269 • Main Street arkans.as/135GIfh

Devoted to the preservation and exhibition of the history of Charleston and Franklin County; museum rich in historical artifacts and family history; chapel built in 1920 still serves a church today.

National Commemorative Site 479-965-7160 • 125 W. Main St. AboutCharleston.com

Located in front of Charleston Middle School. Monument honors the Public School District of Charleston as the first public school to integrate in the South.

CLARKSVILLE

Foothills Arena and Arena 64

479-497-2688, 479-264-2364 • 9591 Ark. 103 N.

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.

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479-754-2864 • Off Ark. 164 arkans.as/1655lJM

98-acre lake; swimming, campground, picnicking, bathhouse. c

Johnson County Historic Sites 479-754-2340 • 101 N. Johnson Clarksvillearchamber.com

18 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brochure available at chamber office.

Johnson County Historical Society Heritage Center 479-754-3334 • 131 W. Main St. Ar-johnsoncohistory.com

Cemetery records and obituaries, family records and histories of towns and communities, some of which no longer exist, available. Historical artifacts on display. Files on the history of Johnson County, schools, churches, mining, railroads, wars and veterans are being developed.

Lake Ludwig

479-754-2864 • CR 3451/CR 77 arkans.as/13kwJzo

Swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing and water-skiing; wheelchair accessible. Eight miles north of Clarksville. c E

Nite Lite Outdoors

479-754-5540 • Massengale Road Huntsmart.com

picnic facilities, canoe launch, fishing, open year-round. c

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Council Oak

479-229-3328 • North Front Street arkans.as/1dVF4OH

Massive 400-500-year-old white oak tree where Gov. Robert Crittenden and Black Fox of the Cherokee Nation signed the April 1820 Treaty giving land south of the Arkansas River to the Arkansas Territory. A Millennium Landmark Tree of Arkansas. c E

Dardanelle Rock

479-229-3328 • North Front Street arkans.as/13dSd0E

Legendary rock formation rises near the Arkansas River bank; used as a lookout point by Native Americans and later by Confederate soldiers.

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

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. Wildlife driving tour loops through the refuge with information panels at different spots along the road. c E

Outdoor catalog showroom featuring hunting, fishing and camping supplies with an expanded big-game exhibit.

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail Ozarkhighlandstrail.com

Hiking trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark National Forest for 210 miles, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend and across the Sylamore Ranger ­District. Over 34 miles of this trail traverse northern Johnson County, intersecting with the Ozark Highlands National Scenic Byway (Ark. 21) at Ozone.

Pleasant Hill Shooting Range 479-754-2864 • Ark. 21 N. arkans.as/14kOQbN

Two ranges: rifle range is 100 yards long, pistol range is 50 yards long; visitors need to bring their own targets.

Spadra Waterfront Marina 479-754-5021 • 700 Marina Dr. Spadramarina.com

Boat storage and repair, RV sites with full hookups, fishing boat and pedal boat rentals, live bait and fishing tackle, guided fishing trips, picnic area, beautiful views; children’s playground.

The University of the Ozarks Walton Fine Arts Center 479-979-1349 • 415 N. College Ozarks.edu

Hosts university theatrical productions, as well as nationally known performers and speakers through the Walton Arts and Ideas Series. The Stephens Gallery is home to glass and ivory-carving collections, as well as monthly art exhibitions.

Wolf Pen Recreation Area 479-754-2864 • Off Ark. 215 arkans.as/13O8Dgu

Located on the scenic Mulberry River. Primitive camping,

Mount Nebo State Park

Mount Nebo State Park

479-229-3655 • 16728 W. Ark. 155 Reservations: 800-264-2458 ArkansasStateParks.com/mountnebo

Civilian Conservation Corps-built mountaintop park. Cabins, tennis courts, pool, campground, visitor center, hang gliding area, group pavilions, trails. Historic Cornwell House contains exhibits about the mountain’s legacy, teachers college, grand resorts, CCC and Cornwell Family that last owned the home.

Mural

479-229-3328 • 103 N. Front St. Uca.edu/postofficemurals/dardanelle/

1937 Works Project Administration project depicting life in rural Arkansas located at Dardanelle Post Office.

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Drewry Farm and Orchards

479-857-3018 • 267 Vaughns Cir.

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Peaches (June-August). Certified honey and honey bees, hives. Non GMO seasonal produce available. Quality hay available. Pumpkins.

Illinois Bayou River Arkans.as/1LszZSc

A popular canoeing and fishing river; the only bayou in the country featuring class II/III whitewater.

Long Pool Recreation Area

479-284-3150 • Off Scenic Byway 7 N. arkans.as/19bu5Ee

Large natural pool on Big Piney Creek with picturesque bluffs, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, whitewater canoeing. c

ELM SPRINGS

Steele Stevens Heritage Park 479-601-3803 • 106 Water Ave. Historicelmsprings.com

This living history park in Elm Springs is now home to re-enactors and a variety of events. Don’t just imagine what it was like to live back in the 1860s, visit the park on weekends in the spring, summer and fall to see re-enactments, demonstrations and real camp life for Civil War soldiers and civilians. See the springs, the minnow farm and enjoy the picnic areas. Admission is free.

EUREKA SPRINGS

Aviation Cadet World

479-253-5008 • 1 CR 2073 (Onyx Cave Road) Aviationcadet.org  

Travel back in time to the days of our flight crew member training, 1917-1968. Hands-on experience. Static displays contain an F-105-F/G, F-100-F, Marine Corps F-5, T-33 jet trainer and the only F-105-G mobile display in the world, Aeroball, T-29 flying classroom and T-34 primary trainer. Many open to actually sit in the cockpits. Over 20,000 square feet of displays. Gift shop. c E

Belle of the Ozarks/Beaver Lake Cruises 479-253-6200 • 4024 Mundell Rd. Estc.net/belle

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Cornerstone Bank/Historic Bank of Eureka Springs Museum 479-253-3000 • 70 S. Main Cstonebank.net

Working bank chartered on May 4, 1912, houses the Bank of Eureka Springs Museum. 100 years old with most of its original furniture and fixtures, brass teller cages, pot-bellied stove, candlestick telephones, many other turn-of-the-20th-century items.

Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour

479-253-9766 • 75 Prospect Ave. Americasmosthauntedhotel.com

Tour one of America’s most haunted hotels. Learn about some of the “guests who checked out but never left.” Has been featured on numerous national television programs for its paranormal activities. Nightly tours, tickets must be purchased in advance at ReserveEureka.com.

Dinner Bell Ranch and Resort 479-253-2900 • 4462 CR 302 Dinnerbellranchandresort.com

Offers wide range of activities, including horseback riding, weddings on horseback, hiking, hayrides for groups of 10 or more and fully furnished cabins with jumbo jacuzzies. Five minutes from Kings River for floating and swimming.15 minutes from downtown Eureka Springs.

83 Spring Street Gallery

479-253-8310 • 83 Spring St. 83springstreet.com

Flagship gallery of bronze sculptor Mark Hopkins. Huge selection of his work including exclusive pieces found only here. Also features wildlife, Native American and equestrian-themed art, as well as unique home décor accessories.

Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway 479-253-9623 • 299 N. Main St. Esnarailway.com

Train excursion and dining car rides. Lunch and dinner served aboard Eurekan Dining Car. Historic depot, snack bar, gift shop.

Twelve-mile cruise on Beaver Lake. Informative narration of lake history and attractions, including Beaver Dam, a Bald Eagle’s nest and over a dozen points of interest. Cruise around a 200-acre island wildlife game preserve and see the Ozark Bluff Dwellers burial grounds and their submerged caverns. Eagle Watch cruises in October. Daily departures May-Oct. c E

Blue Spring Heritage Center

479-253-9244 • Scenic U.S. 62 W. Bluespringheritage.com

Historic Blue Spring, a stop on the Trail of Tears, pours 38 million gallons of water each day into its troutstocked lagoon. View the historic film, stroll the garden paths, visit the Bluff Shelter on the National Register of Historic Places. Premier wedding location.

Carnegie Public Library

479-253-8754 • 194 Spring St. Eurekalibrary.org

Funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Building completed in 1912. Functions today as the city’s public library. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Classical Revival-style building was constructed E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District 866-947-4387 • Eurekasprings.org

On National Register of Historic Places. Victorian homes, historic hotels, spas, springs, outdoor fun, world-class restaurants, stunning architecture, unforgettable B&Bs,

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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). c

Eureka Springs Historical Museum 479-253-9417 • 95 S. Main Eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org

Relics from Eureka Springs’ historic past, documents, clothing, mementos, photographs, furniture, research and genealogy files.

Eureka Springs Trolley System and Visitor Welcome Center

479-253-9572 • 137-A W. Van Buren (U.S. 62 W.) Eurekatrolley.org

Styled after colorful turn-of-the-century counterparts. Fun way to travel around the city.

Frog Fantasies

479-253-7227 • 151 Spring St. arkans.as/137Opht

Frogs in every shape, color, size and material collected over 60 years. Gift shop. Call before visiting to be sure it’s open.

collection of more than 240 artists. Recognized by Niche Magazine as a Top Retailer of American Craft.

The Jewel Box

479-253-7828 • 40 Spring St. JewelBoxEureka.com

Home to more than 50 local, regional and national ­artisans. Carries a wide range of handmade and ­collectible items including art jewelry, hot glass work, wooden boxes, clay animals, batik paintings and feather masks.

Keels Creek Winery 

479-253-9463 • 3185 E. Van Buren Keelscreek.com, Facebook.com/KeelsCreekWinery

Produces a wide selection of wines from Keels Creek Vineyards and other Arkansas-grown grapes. Includes primarily dry white and red wines, lightly sweet wines. Tasting room located in a Spanish-style building shared with art gallery housing work of regional artists.  E

Lake Leatherwood Park 479-253-7921 • U.S. 62 W. Eurekaparks.com

1,600-acre municipal park includes 85-acre spring-fed lake, about 21 miles of hiking/biking trails, fishing, boat dock, cottages, campsites, RV area, picnic areas, shelter house for families, groups. Boat rentals, bait and tackle. c E

Onyx Cave

479-253-9321 • Off U.S. 62 E. Onyxcaveeurekasprings.com

Radio-guided tours of underground rooms, unique formations, ramp access to cave, gift shop.

Opera In The Ozarks At Inspiration Point 479-253-8595 • 16311 U.S. 62 W. Opera.org

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The Great Passion Play

800-882-7529 • 935 Passion Play Rd. GreatPassionPlay.org

Portrayed by a dramatic cast and live animals, this drama depicts the last week of Christ’s life on earth. “America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama,” according to the Institute of Outdoor Drama in Chapel Hill, performed May-October. Also visit Christ of the Ozarks statue, Holy Land Tour, Sacred Arts Museum, world-renowned Bible Museum, buffet restaurant and gift shops on the grounds.

Intrigue Theater

855-4-INTRIGUE/855-446-8744 • 80 Mountain St. Intriguetheater.com

If you enjoy movies like “The Illusionist” and “The Prestige,” you must experience Intrigue Theater at the historic Gavioli building. Nineteenth-century paranormal performance by Sean-Paul and Juliane with special guests from the “other side,” “The Ghosts Have Answers!”

Iris at the Basin Park

479-253-9494 • 8 Spring St. ArtofEurekaSprings.com

An American fine arts and craft gallery with an eclectic

Presents three fully staged operas during its June and July summer opera festival and travelling family-oriented production that visits libraries, schools, etc. Features outstanding young artists from across the U.S. One of the oldest summer festivals in its 67th season. Money Magazine rates it in the top 10 in the world. Theatre is air-conditioned with chair seating. E

Ozark Mountain Ziplines

479-363-6699 • 208 W. Van Buren Ziplineeurekasprings.com

Soar through the air from up to 200+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 1,800 feet long over beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. Safe adventure for groups, families, private parties. Trained staff delivers two hours of fun per tour. Ages 3 and older. Reservations recommended.

Pivot Rock and Natural Bridge

479-253-8860 • Pivot Rock Rd. off U.S. 62 W. arkans.as/19ned0u

Unusual geological formations deep in forest. Nature trails.

Quicksilver Art and Fine Craft Gallery 479-253-7679 • 73 Spring St. Quicksilvergallery.com

Features two levels of unique art forms from more than 120 regionally exclusive artists.

Quigley’s Castle

479-253-8311 • 274 Quigley Castle Rd. Quigleyscastle.com

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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.

Serendipity at the Crescent

479-253-2769 • 75 Prospect Ave. Serendipityatthecrescent.com

The gallery located in the lobby of the 1886 Crescent Hotel features the work of more than 90 national, regional and local artists.

Spirits of The Basin Tour 479-253-7837 • 12 Spring St. Spiritsofthebasin.com

As you travel from the roof down to the hidden limestone cave, hear tales of legendary “spirits” of a downtown ­Eureka Springs icon, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel … ­including a special “spirits” taste at the end. Keep an eye out for some of the “original residents who never left.” Tours nightly Tues.-Sun.; March-Nov. Tickets available in hotel lobby and online.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church 479-253-2222 • 30 Crescent Dr. arkans.as/16Vukfz

Enter through the bell tower to see this historic 1904 church. Listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.”

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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 

479-253-5841 • 239 Turpentine Creek Ln. Turpentinecreek.org

America’s premier Big Cat refuge, this nonprofit rescue organization provides lifetime sanctuary to victims of the exotic animal trade. See lions, tigers, bears and other exotic and native animals as they explore their large, grassy habitats. Daily guided tours, as well as familyfriendly and adults-only lodging accommodations. c E

Zarks…a fine design gallery 479-253-2626 • 67 Spring St. Zarksgallery.com

Represents more than 120 local, regional and national artists. Featured work includes ceramics from the Spring Street Pottery Studio, fine jewelry, paintings and region’s largest collection of contemporary American art glass. Handicap accessible.

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Apple Blossom Brewing Company 479-287-4344 • 1550 E. Zion Rd. Appleblossombrewing.com

10-barrel brewing system producing new options of local beer, primarily ales; restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Outdoor patio. Private room for up to 50. c

Arkansas Air and Military Museum 479-521-4947 • 4290 S. School Ave. Arkansasairandmilitary.com

History of Arkansas aviation through original artifacts and memorabilia. Static displays range from the golden age of aviation to the jet age. Contains world-famous racing planes of the 1920s and 1930s to an early airliner; Vietnam-era Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter. Housed in vast, wood hangar that was former head­ quarters for one of the United States’ many aviator training posts during WWII.

Arts Live Theatre

479-521-4932 • 818 N. Sang Ave. Artslivetheatre.com

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church

SUP Outfitters

479-244-7380 • SUP_Outfitters.com

Stand-up paddle-boarding resource for Northwest Arkansas focusing on exploring Beaver Lake. Certified SUP Instructor. Rentals, lessons, ECO Tours, sales, SUP yoga. SUP is a surface water sport where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard.

Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery 479-253-8788 • 1221 Ark. 87 Susanmorrisonstore.com

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Thorncrown Chapel

479-253-7401 • 12968 U.S. 62 W. Thorncrown.com

Designed by noted Fayetteville architect E. Fay Jones. Chapel soars skyward from an Ozarks woodland. E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Children’s theatre offering programs and education for youth. Acting, set design, vocal and improv classes for ages 5-18, as well as main stage productions. Classes, summer camps and shows offered in Northwest Arkansas.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

479-750-2620 • 4703 N. Crossover Rd. Bgozarks.org

Unique destination featuring five acres with 12 themed gardens, including the region’s only butterfly house. Wedding and other special event facilities available. Educational programs for all ages, concerts and fitness classes. Trailhead for multi-use trail around Lake ­Fayetteville. E

Clinton House Museum

479-444-0066, 877-BILNHIL • 930 W. Clinton Dr. Clintonhousemuseum.org

History was made in the living room as Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham wed at their first home in October 1975.  Nestled in the Ozark Mountains just steps away from the University of Arkansas, the 1930s English-style bungalow 

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showcases life and times of the Clintons’ Fayetteville years. Listed on the National Historic Registry. Museum features photographs, memorabilia, vintage campaign materials and a gift shop. Available for public tours, small meetings, receptions and weddings. First Ladies Garden features favorite flowers of the first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

Columbus House Brewery

479-935-3752 • 701 W. North St. Columbushousebrewery.com

A three-barrel brew house owned and operated by three University of Arkansas graduates who love Fayetteville and the craft beer industry. Since opening their doors in April 2015, they’ve been dedicated to providing Fayetteville with quality brews and a friendly environment. Located just off the Razorback Regional Greenway. Open 7 days a week.

Downtown Fayetteville

800-766-4626 • 21 S. Block Ave. Experiencefayetteville.com

Downtown district features bustling entertainment hub of Dickson Street, historic square and legendary University of Arkansas campus. Must-sees are the seasonal Farmers Market; outdoor music, arts, crafts and gallery show openings on First Thursday; popular plays and concerts at Walton Arts Center and award-winning Fayetteville Public Library. Unique shopping opportunities. Renowned restaurants and bars.

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Fossil Cove

479-445-6050 • 1946 N. Birch Ave. Fossilcovebrewing.com

Mission to provide beer enthusiasts with a quality product produced locally. Fayetteville’s first production microbrewery. Focuses on distribution of product to local bars and restaurants, establishing a strong local following with limited bottling. Brewery centered around its workhorse 4 barrel Ripley Stainless 2 vessel system.

Headquarters House Museum and Garden 479-521-2970 • 118 E. Dickson St. Headquartershouse.org

Both Union and Confederate troops used this 1853 home as headquarters during the Civil War. Open Tuesday through Thursday. Guided tours available during open hours. Admission charged. Group tours and living history presentations by appointment.

Hogshead Tours

479-466-6264 • HogsheadTours.com

Experience the booming craft beer scene of Northwest Arkansas in style when you hop aboard a classic 1970 Volkswagen Van. Get behind-the-scenes access to the area’s best local breweries. See the brewing process, taste multiple craft beers (many only available on-site) and enjoy the company of your friends and other beer enthusiasts. Wine and culinary tours also available. Public and private tours offered.

Modern Mission

479-595-0055 • 3484 E. Joyce Blvd. Modernmission.com

The place for your next birthday party, group or corporate event. Uses latest laser tag equipment for indoor and outdoor battlefields. Two teams battle in four objective based missions. Walk-in players are welcome Thursday-Sunday during indoor hours of operation sessions. Join the mission!

Mount Sequoyah Recreation Center 479-443-4531 • 150 N. Skyline Dr. Mountsequoyah.org

Apple Blossom Brewing Company

Fayetteville Ale Trail FayettevilleAleTrail.com

Arkansas’s first craft beer tasting adventure, this self-guided beer tour lets visitors experience the award-winning craft beer culture of the Ozarks. Pick up an ale trail passport and have it stamped at each brewery to receive commemorative bottle opener. Ten breweries on the tour. Visit the website for profiles and passport information.

Fayetteville Underground

479- 871-2722 • 101 W. Mountain, Ste. 222 Fayettevilleunderground.com

Home to artist studios and galleries, showcases regional art, hosts national and international exhibitions, and works with community to program interactive events including music, spoken word and performances. Exhibitions change frequently; each month, opening

Welcomes people of all faiths and denominations, as well as family groups and businesses. Features 32 private acres for retreats, meetings and trainings.

National Cemetery

479-444-5051 • 700 Government Ave. arkans.as/FayettevilleCemetery

One of 12 national cemeteries established by President Abraham Lincoln for remains of Union soldiers killed in the region. Also visit Confederate Cemetery at Rock St. and Willow St.

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) 479-521-4166 • 217 E. Dickson St., Ste. 106 Sonamusic.org

Professional orchestra under the direction of Maestro Paul Haas, a graduate of The Juilliard School. SoNA ­presents classical and pops concerts at Walton Arts Center and NWA area venues. E

Terra Studios

479-643-3185, 800-255-8995 12103 Hazel Valley Rd. • Terrastudios.com

A wonderland of art: watch glassblowers create the

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world-famous Bluebird of Happiness®; delight in the whimsical art park; buy unique gifts in the gallery of 100+ regional artists; enjoy a snack; play giant games; be creative in a mini-class; meditate at the labyrinth; discover the magic! Fun for everyone. Open daily. Free. E

UARK Bowl

479-301-2030 • 644 W. Dickson St. Uarkbowl.com

This iconic building is a premier special events venue regularly hosting weddings and receptions, private parties, galas, fundraisers and business meetings. Table/seating arrangement options, personalized décor possibilities, fully equipped catering kitchen, impressive stage and dance floor, full-service bar and conversational lounge seating. 4,000 square feet of retro-urban style. E

West Mountain Brewing Company 479-442-9090 • 21 W. Mountain St. arkans.as/TinyTims

On the historic downtown square. Enjoy a wide selection of top notch beers or take a growler home with you. Also serves pizza.

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University of Arkansas

479-575-2000 • Along Arkansas & Maple streets Uark.edu

Old Main, E. Faye Jones-designed Fulbright Peace Fountain, former women’s dormitory on-campus hotel and restaurant – Inn at Carnall Hall and Ella’s Restaurant. Other sites: Faulkner Performing Arts Center; Anne Kittrell Gallery; Mullins Library; Senior Walk, sidewalks inscribed with the names of graduates since 1876; Chi Omega Greek Theatre built in 1930; Edward Durell Stone’s Fine Arts Center built in 1950. E

University of Arkansas Sports Museums 479-575-2000 • Razorback Road Uark.edu

Tommy Boyer Hall of Champions Museum and Razorback Women’s Sports Museum, both in Bud Walton Arena, and Jerry Jones/Jim Lindsey Hall of Champions Museum in the Frank Broyles Athletic Center display a century of Arkansas sports memories.

Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

Arkansas and Missouri Railroad 479-725-4017 • 100 S. 4th Amrailroad.com

Scenic excursion train through the foothills of the Ozark Boston Mountains. Departs Springdale, Van Buren and Fort Smith throughout the year. Also Van Buren to Winslow trip.

Arkansas River Valley Nature Center 479-452-3993 • 8300 Wells Lake Rd. Rivervalleynaturecenter.com

Interactive exhibits and educational programs showcase the nature, environment, history and unique features of the surrounding area; multi-faceted, accessible for mobility impaired; walking trail with interpretive signs. E

Bass Reeves Statue

479-783-8888 • 200 Garrison Ave. arkans.as/135Qdv6

25-foot work of art honors the illustrious lawman, believed to be the first black U.S. deputy marshal west of the Mississippi. Reeves served for 32 years under Federal Judge Isaac C. Parker. This larger-than-life monument is fitting for a man whose legendary exploits made him one of the most feared but respected lawmen in the Indian Territory. Located in Pendergraft Park downtown.

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Walton Arts Center

479-443-5600 • 495 W. Dickson St. Waltonartscenter.org

Performing arts powerhouse, presenting major Broadway tours and hosting music, dance and theater from around the world. Attracts 190,000 people every year to over 275 public events and connects 50,000 students and teachers to arts education programs. Renovated and expanded in 2016. E E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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800-637-1477 • Downtown Fortsmithar.gov/bellegrove

A 22-block area of restored homes and buildings show­ casing Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Eastlake Victorian Renaissance, Gothic Revival and Neo-Classical. c

Ben Geren Regional Park 479-646-2444 • 7200 Zero St. arkans.as/BenGerenPark

Includes a golf course, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, fitness course with circuit stations, paved bike trail, backwoods hiking/biking trails, children’s playgrounds, picnic pavilions, disk golf course, miniature

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golf, Go-Karts, event centers, aquatic park.

Bonneville House

479-782-7854 • 318 N. 7th St. Bonnevillehouse.com

An 1860s Victorian Renaissance home with period antiques, named for Brig. Gen. Benjamin Bonneville, legendary Oregon Trail explorer and former Fort Smith commander. Group tours by appointment.

Chaffee Barbershop Museum 479-452-4554 • 7313 Terry St. arkans.as/1bOiRFB

Restored WWII army barbershop where thousands of U.S. soldiers received their signature G.I. buzz cuts just like the day Elvis Presley did when reporting for duty in 1958. Period memorabilia and photographs document the “hair cut heard ’round the world.”

Darby House Tour Home

479-782-3388 • 311 General Darby St. arkans.as/143LbBR

The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, leader of Darby’s Rangers in WWII; contains tributes to Darby and WWII memorabilia.

Darby Legacy Monument

479-783-8888 • 10th and Garrison Ave. darbylegacyproject.com

A 12-foot bronze statue of WWII General William Darby on his 1942 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Located in Cisterna Park.

Chaffee Crossing

479-452-4554 • 7020 Taylor Ave. Chaffeecrossing.com

A 7,000-acre development that was formerly part of Fort Chaffee, a facility built in the early ’40s as a U.S. Army training camp, most notably known as the place Elvis Presley began his basic training. Chaffee served as the “Ellis Island” for Cuban and Vietnamese refugees in the 70s and 80s and Hurricane Katrina evacuees in 2005. Today the area is a thriving economic development with amenities that include: Deer Trails Golf Course, Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature Center, McClure Amphitheatre; hiking, biking, walking and running trails; Wells Lake, Enchanted Wedding Chapel and Chaffee Crossing Historic District. c E

Chaffee Crossing Historic District 479-434-6774 • 7313 Terry St. Chaffeehistoricdistrict.org

A walkable, authentic WWII-era district features museums and other amenities. District hosts annual Elvis Hair Cut Day Spring Festival in April and a regional Veterans Day Parade in November. Barbershop and history museums.

City Parks

479-784-2368 • 3301 S. “M” St. FortSmithParks.com

Variety of services offered at Creekmore, Carol Ann Cross, Fort Smith, Martin Luther King Jr., Tilles Parks, Kelley Ballfields including miniature golf, softball, tennis, playgrounds, paddleboats, picnic grounds, skate park, sprayground, swimming, fishing, baseball, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, trails. 40-acre dog park and several neighborhood parks.

Clayton House

479-783-3000 • 514 N. 6th Claytonhouse.org

Classic Revival Victorian museum home that belonged to the prosecuting attorney under Judge Isaac C. Parker. Tours available.

Creekmore Express

479-784-2368 • 3301 S. “M” St. FortSmithParks.com

Train rides Wed.-Sun. May to Labor Day, Sat.-Sun. Sept.-Oct., plus mini-steam engine runs Memorial, Independence and Labor days, and opening night of Holiday Express. Holiday Express train runs Dec. 1-23 (excluding Sundays).

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Downtown Murals

479-783-8888 • 646downtown.com

A result of the Unexpected Project, a 10-day festival held in September. Artist lineup will vary each year, adding beautiful works of art that represent cultures from all around the world.

Fort Chaffee McClure Amphitheatre 479-784-2368 • 7201 Massard Rd. chaffeecrossing.com

The restored amphitheatre located near the Historic District overlooks the beautiful scenery of Ben Geren Park and south Fort Smith. Constructed of native stone in 1953 and rebuilt in 2011, it is available for weddings, parties and events.

Fort Smith Little Theatre

479-783-2966 • 401 N. 6th St. Fslt.org

Live theatrical performances by Arkansas’s oldest ­continuously operating community theatre; since 1947.

Fort Smith Movie Lounge

479-226-3595 • 7601 Rogers Ave. Movieloungefsm.com

Starlight Celebrations and Events by Movielounge. Arkansas’s first dine-in movie theater features luxury screens, upscale dining and bar, and rentable space for up to 500 people.

Fort Smith Museum of History 479-783-7841 • 320 Rogers Ave. Fortsmithmuseum.org

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 Warehouse listed on the National Register of

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Fort Smith National Historic Site 479-783-3961 • 301 Parker Ave. Nps.gov/fosm

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. c E

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 479-784-2787 • 1601 Rogers Ave. Fsram.org

The state-of-the art, 16,000-square-foot facility offers traveling exhibitions, permanent collection works, classes for children and adults, artist-led workshops, family days, opening receptions, galas, members-only events, wine tastings, films, concerts, lectures, facility rentals and a museum shop. E

Fort Smith River Park

479-784-2386 • 5301 Riverfront Dr. Fortsmithparks.com

Complex fronting the Arkansas River features an ­amphitheater, events building and a pavilion. Facility can be used for family gatherings, festivals or concerts. Call for reservations.

Fort Smith Symphony

479-452-7575 • 5111 Rogers Ave. Fortsmithsymphony.org

The oldest orchestra in the state. Performs several concerts each season.

Fort Smith Trolley Museum 479-783-0205 • 100 S. 4th Fstm.org

Ride a .75-mile route from historic Garrison Avenue and the Bass Reeves Statue to the National Cemetery on a 1926 Fort Smith Light and Traction Co. Birney Safety streetcar. Also on display: the Frisco 4003 Steam locomotive, Hot Springs Street Railway 50, other railroad and transportation memorabilia. Library and archive available for reference use. Catch Arkansas and Missouri Railroad dinner train here on Saturdays.

Massard Prairie Civil War Battlefield Park 479-784-2368 • Red Pine Dr. and Morgan’s Way arkans.as/15OOBWg

Commemorates an 1864 Civil War battle; includes four preserved sites: the Parade Ground, Kitchen or Mess area and the camps of Companies “B” and “D.” On the Arkansas Register of Historic Places.

Miss Laura’s Players

800-637-1477 • 2 N. B St. arkans.as/1rLNvoQ

Enjoy the town’s frontier past with “The Medicine Show on Hanging Day,” a comedy skit presented for groups by prior arrangement.

Miss Laura’s Visitor Center

479-783-8888, 800-637-1477 • 2 N. B St. Fortsmith.org

A restored turn-of-the-century brothel that is now the city’s visitor center; family-friendly guided tours.

The Museum of Chaffee History 479-434-6774 • 7313 Terry St.

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Chaffeehistoricdistrict.com

Located next to the Chaffee Barbership, this museum houses the largest collection of artifacts, photos and documents that chronicle the impact of the Fort Chaffee military training facility on Fort Smith and the state of Arkansas.

National Cemetery

479-783-5345 • 522 Garland Ave. and S. 6th St. arkans.as/1cKLB13

Established in 1818 as part of the original post, includes interments dating from 1812. Personalities here include Judge Parker and General Darby. It’s one of two National Cemeteries in the South where both Union and Confederate soldiers are buried, including some side by side.

Oak Cemetery

479-784-2375 • 1300 S. Greenwood Ave. arkans.as/1biC5nI

Earliest tombstone is that of Captain Gookin, who died in 1842. Dozens of U.S. Deputy Marshals are buried here, as well as many of the men tried and sentenced by Judge Parker. “Tales of the Crypt” living history event held annually in late April.

The Park at West End

479-783-2292 • 15 N. 2nd St. Fortsmithparks.com

Retro amusement park includes a 1937 Ferris wheel, hand-painted Italian carousel, outdoor pavilion with penny arcade of games, calliope circus wagon. A 1957 Pullman dining car restaurant; 1962 English Double-Decker Bus concession stand.

Parrot Island Water Park

479-646-2444 • 7200 Zero St. FortSmithParks.com

Located at Ben Geren Regional Park, the water park features a wave pool, large children’s play pool with interactive equipment and river walk with floating pads with a cargo net over it. Other features include toys, an activity pool area with floatable toys, basketball goals, a 500-foot lazy river with sprays and waterfalls, gazebos to rent for parties and four slides (two off a 30-foot deck and two off a 40-foot deck). Programming, concessions and events will round out the fun.

Springhill Park Mountain Bike Trail 479-452-4598 • 1700 Lock and Dam Rd. arkans.as/165jbvA

On the National Recreation Trails registry. Located in Barling, the trail is a 10-mile route with three loops, twists and winds like a spider web. Known as a “fast” trail by experienced mountain bikers, home to monthly races and two annual competitions sanctioned by the International Mountain Biking Association.

Vietnam Veterans Museum 479-434-6774 • 7313 Terry St. Chaffeehistoricdistrict.com

A tribute to those who served in the Vietnam War with collections donated by local Vietnam Veterans, as well as static displays. Open by appointment only.

Western Arkansas Ballet

479-785-0152 • 4701 Grand Ave. Waballet.org

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Ventris Trails End Resort

479-359-3912 • 9484 Simrell Dr. Beaverlakeresorts.com

Log cabin resort with restaurant, conference center, boat docks, playground, nice beaches. Annual Independence Day fireworks show over Beaver Lake cited as one of the best in the region.

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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.

Old Jail Museum

479-996-6357 • South of Town Square Greenwoodarkansas.com

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. E

Old Rock Gym

479-996-4142 • 300 E. Gary St. arkans.as/1dVRnKW

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1938-1939 native sandstone structure is part of the New Deal Recovery in Arkansas. Built through the Arkansas Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression era. Newly restored gym used for community events has a working classroom.

Performing Arts Center

479-366-6410 • 515 E. Gary St. arkans.as/15gtJqR

Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari

Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari 479-736-8383 • 20923 Safari Rd. Wildwildernessdrivethroughsafari.com

400-acre safari. Home to variety of exotic animals that live in the natural environment of an Arkansas landscape with several large ponds. Four-mile drive-through, ­petting parks and walk-through areas for interaction with the animals. Pony and camel rides on seasonal basis. Picnic tables, snack bar.

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Bell Park

479-996-6357 • Bell Park Road Friendsofbellpark.com

Walking trails, rock promenade, disc golf and playgrounds. Covered picnic areas and 6,000-square-foot Ed Wilkinson Community Pavilion featuring 10 full-glass garage doors that can be raised for an open-air atmosphere. Amphi­ theater features a natural stone stage.

Coal Miner’s Memorial

479-996-6357 • Southeast of Town Square Greenwoodarkansas.com

Bronze statue of coal miner, authentic coal car, two granite walls displaying names of Sebastian County miners. c E

Devil’s Backbone Civil War Battlefield 479-996-5511 • U.S. 71 NW arkans.as/135ZXFC

Scene of Sept. 1, 1863, battle between Confederates heading for Waldron pursuing Union cavalry troops; not accessible to the public; looks much the same as it did in 1863. Marker at corner of U.S. 71 and Hendrix Road.

Greenwood Veteran’s Memorial 479-996-2742 • Town Square arkans.as/170qX78

1,300-seat auditorium features concerts, recitals, musical productions.

Vineyard Cabin

479-996-6357 • South side of Town Square Greenwoodarkansas.com

Circa 1848 cabin used as a residence and school until 1850. Restoration and maintenance of the cabin by the Vineyard family and donations. Open for special ­occasions; may be viewed by prior arrangement. E

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Arkansas Welcome Center 870-741-3343 • U.S. 65 N.

Offers free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Summer hours extended by one hour. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

Boone County Heritage Museum 870-741-3312 • 124 S. Cherry St. Bchrs.org

Housed in a three-story 1912 building, originally Harrison High School. Railroad artifacts, Mountain Meadows Massacre collection, genealogy and biographical records, Civil War memorabilia, medical and war room exhibits and records, business and industrial exhibit and more.

Lyric Theater

870-391-3504 • 113 W. Rush Ozarkartscouncil.org

Built in 1929 for the “talkies,” the Lyric, located on the historic downtown square, has been lovingly restored by the Ozark Arts Council and hosts live theatrical productions, concerts, education programs and movies.

Mystic Caverns

888-743-1739 • 341 Caverns Dr. Mysticcaverns.com

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime caving adventure through two of Arkansas’s most spectacular caves, Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome Caverns. Rock museum and

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gift shop. Scenic 7 Byway, eight miles south of Harrison and five miles north of the Buffalo National River.

1929 Hotel Seville

870-741-2321 • 302 N. Main St. 1929hotelseville.com

Full-service historic lodging located in downtown. Spanish themed architecture. In-house restaurant and bar, along with covered parking that is popular with motorcycle riders.

Oak Leaf Gallery and Gift Shop 870-391-3504 • 115 W. Rush Ozarkartscouncil.org

Owned and operated by the Ozark Arts Council on the historic downtown square next to the Lyric Theater. Gift shop features art and craft items for sale by local artists; gallery hosts fine art exhibits throughout the year.

HUNTSVILLE

Withrow Springs State Park

479-559-2593 • 33424 Ark. Spur 23 ArkansasStateParks.com/withrowsprings

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. c E

JASPER

Bradley House Museum

870-446-6247 • 403 W. Clark St. www.newtoncountyar.com

Former home of Dr. W.A. Bradley, a Victorian era house now operated by the Newton County Historical Society as a museum to collect, preserve and promote historical and genealogical material relating to Newton County and the surrounding area. Located one block south of the Jasper Square. E

Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum and Elk Information Center 870-446-6180 • 601 Court St. E. Arkansaselkcenter.com

479-674-2967 • 303 E. Main St. Militaryroadmuseum.webs.com

Filled with hundreds of articles of interest to the area along the old Miltary Road and the Trail of Tears in the northeastern corner of Sebastian County. Open every ­Saturday. Can open other hours for groups and out-oftown visitors by appointment.

LINCOLN

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

Exhibits and history of country doctors from all over the state, three of whom were local. All three resided in the building which is now the museum. Exhibits include a clinic, iron lung, contributions from dentists and eye ­doctors, and large collection of historical photographs. Now on Facebook. c E

MAGAZINE

Evans Museum

479-963-3987 • 6335 N. Ark. 109

Civil War, Desert Storm, Germany, Japanese, World War II memorabilia; dolls, Indian artifacts, toys; primitives, porcelain.

MANSFIELD

Chocoville Cabin

479-928-5552 • arkans.as/15NwKBI

Circa 1825 log cabin served as a trading post for French traders and Choctaw Indians; used as a post office in 1852.

MOUNTAINBURG

Artist Point

19924 U.S. 71 Scenic Byway • arkans.as/168EeLA

Features breathtaking view from its observation deck of the Boston Mountains, Lake Shepherd Springs, White Rock Mountain. Telescopes available. Family-owned; run by the second and third generations. Gift shop has unique items, including handmade dolls, Indian artifacts, homemade jams and jellies, and other small treasures, all produced by local craftsmen. Hiking trail access.

Exhibits, video presentations, printed information about elk and other wildlife in northwest Arkansas. River maps, brochures on Newton County attractions and wildlife posters available. Gift shop features Arkansas wilderness photography books, topo maps and wildlife prints. Elk mounts, freshwater fish aquariums, white-tailed deer section and ducks, plus wildlife paintings. Loaner fishing poles and tackle available.

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

800-480-9635 • HC 70, Box 261 Gohcr.com

“A Western Experience with Southern Hospitality!” A fullservice guest ranch with log cabins, great meals, varied activities for all ages. Near the beautiful Buffalo National River. Offering all-inclusive family vacations, corporate retreats, team building and a few select activities on a day trip basis. Horseback riding; rock climbing; quickjump; a 2,300-foot, 50 mph zip line called Iron Horse.

LAVACA

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Lake Fort Smith State Park

479-369-2469 • 15458 Shepherd Springs Rd. Reservations: 888-695-3526

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Located on west side of 1,400-acre reservoir. Park serves as western-most trailhead for the Ozark Highlands Trail. Facilities include campsites, housekeeping cabins, group lodges with kitchenettes and dining hall, picnic sites, a pavilion, swimming pool, trails and visitor center featuring exhibits and patio with wood-burning fireplace and view of the lake. Marina with boat rentals. c E

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MULBERRY

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 restored inside and out. Veterans Memorial Display, Civil War Memorial, Trail of Tears Memorial, antique shops nearby. Riverview Plaza has historical information and videos accessed by QR codes that show National ­Register Buildings and history. c E

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Mulberry River

Designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 1992. 70-mile river, rated Class II-IV during the spring for ­canoeing and kayaking, one of the state’s wildest rivers. Much of the river is within the 1.2-million-acre Ozark National Forest. Great choice for exploring, multi-species angling, swimming and wading. Several public campgrounds along its course.

Shores Lake Recreation Area

Mulberry River

Ozark Area Depot Museum 479-667-5015 • 103 E. River St. arkans.as/13eoipd

Housed in 1911 Missouri-Pacific/Union Pacific depot listed on the National Register of Historic Places; includes exhibits of Ozark’s early years and various railroad memorabilia.

479-667-2191 • Ark. 215 N. arkans.as/13ellov

82-acre Ozark National Forest lake with swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking; fully accessible site; access to Ozark Highlands Trail. E

White Rock Mountain Recreation Area 479-667-2191 arkans.as/13FzRsJ; Whiterockmountain.com

Ozark National Forest north of Shores Lake, Ark. 215 N. Rugged scenery, cabins, lodge, camping, nature trail, picnic area, restrooms.

OARK

Historic Oark General Store and Café 479-292-3351 • 10360 CR 5440 Oarkgeneralstore.com

Oldest continuous-operation general store in Arkansas. Established in 1890. Has transitioned from mainly ­groceries to a full-service restaurant, while keeping convenience items and gasoline. A one-of-a-kind drive-toeat experience, with home-style cooking daily. Free Wi-Fi.

OLA

Nimrod Lake

479-272-4324 • Off Scenic 7 Byway S. arkans.as/1bQIwxq

Located on the Fourche LaFave River, this is a crappie hot spot. Corps of Engineers recreation areas offer ­campsites, boat ramps, picnic sites.

OZARK

Aux Arc Park

1-877-444-6777 • 1314 Aux Arc Park Rd. arkans.as/11eQmLs

On the Arkansas River. 88 well-maintained, tree-shaded RV sites. Several tent campsites with easy access to Ozark Lake. Has a playground, picnic shelters, boat launching ramp, convenience facilities and gorgeous views of downtown Ozark across the river and the night-lighted river bridge.

Historic Downtown District

479-667-5337 • 300 W. Commercial St.

Ozark Bridge

Ozark Bridge

800-951-2525 • Ark. 23 and Commercial Street arkans.as/16b8l5h

Spans the Arkansas River as Scenic Ark. 23; structure listed as one of the 16 most beautiful long span bridges in the U.S. by the American Institute of Steel Construction. An expansive lighting project showcases its magnificent structural profile at night.

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail Ozarkhighlandstrail.com

Hiking trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark ­National Forest, 210 miles in all, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend of Buffalo National River, and across the Sylamore Ranger District. Current trail ­conditions, maps, details and advisories on website. c

Ozark History Mural

479-667-2181 • 601 W. Commercial St. arkans.as/146xg72

56-foot sand-carved mural history storyboard of Ozark’s riparian and agrarian past on display.

Ozark Lake

479-968-5008 • arkans.as/14VYTDH

Formed by Ozark Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam in 1969 on Arkansas River. Lake and neighboring town named from the French “Aux Arc” (pronounced Ozark) meaning Big Bend. Surrounding public land designated a State

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­ ildlife Management Area. Fishing year-round. Picnic W and camping amenities, RV park, boat ramps, hiking trails, playground equipment, overlook pavilion.

Reed Mountain Park, Dam Overlook and River Bluff Nature Trail 479-968-5008, 800-951-2525 arkans.as/13g4DrR

Magnificent view of Jetta-Taylor Lock and Dam, Arkansas River and surrounding area from strategically placed pavilion. River Bluff Nature Trail is .875-mile trail ­beginning atop a high bluff winding down to the base. Playground, bathroom facilities, picnic pavilion, tables, grills.

PARIS

Arkansas Historic Wine Museum

479-963-3990 • 101 N. Carbon City Rd. Cowiewinecellars.com/museum1.html

History of the Arkansas wine-making industry; includes a wine press, fermentation tanks, barrels and storage tanks, bottling and labels. The only wine museum in the United States dedicated to preserving the wine history of a state.

Cove Lake Recreation Area 479-963-3076 • Ark. 309 arkans.as/14JHCQk

160-acre scenic lake in the shadow of Mount Magazine features swimming, hiking, camping and fishing; picnicking, boat launch ramp; boat rental, food service Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards 479-963-3990 • 101 N. Carbon City Rd. Cowiewinecellars.com

Small family-owned winery features tours, tastings, award-winning wines, and bed and breakfast inn.

Logan County Coal Miners Memorial and Museum

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. c E

Shoal Bay and Paris City Lake arkans.as/16voPWn

Local favorites for fishing, camping and water recreation.

Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp

479-964-7200 • Sorghum Hollow Road off Ark. 22 arkans.as/16AsGmR

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Pea Ridge National Military Park 479-451-8122 • 15930 E. U.S. 62 Nps.gov/peri

One of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. Site of one of the largest battles fought west of the Mississippi River. Considered a gem of Civil War battle sites. Scene of intense fighting on March 7-8, 1862, where outnumbered Union troops stopped the Confederate Army moving toward Missouri. Park is 4,300 acres and offers a self-guided driving tour; orientation film; museum and bookstore; hiking, biking and horse trails. c E

PELSOR

Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area 479-284-3150 • Ark. 123 arkans.as/1cwhjAC

Small mountain stream with picturesque falls, rocks, bluffs; fishing, nine campsites; accessible trail leads to Haw Creek Falls; near Big Piney Creek trailhead. Ark. 123 west from Pelsor, Ozark National Forest. c E

479-963-6463 • 804 S. Elm Facebook.com/ParisCoalMemorial/

Memorial honors the 3,000 miners who worked in Logan County between 1880 and 1955 with history and exhibits, including working blacksmith shop. Open Fri.-Sun. or schedule a group tour. E

Logan County Museum

479-963-3936 • 202 N. Vine St. arkans.as/1aJJeJM

Housed in the old jail where the last legally sanctioned hanging in the state took place in 1914; listed on the National Register. Call for hours of operation and group tours for mock re-enactments of 1870s-era hangings at the only functional hanging gallows in the U.S. E

Lonesome D Horse Camp & RV Park 479-938-2899 • 776 Cravens Ln. Lonesomed.com

47 modern campsites with water, electricity, horse corrals for horse owners, primitive camping, cabins, bathhouse, camp farrier, store; horse trails that explore Huckleberry Mountain and Mount Magazine.

Mount Magazine State Park

479-963-8502 • 16878 Ark. 309 S. Reservations: 877-665-6343 MountMagazineStatePark.com

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Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area

Off Ark. 16 six miles south of Pelsor arkans.as/12MLuuM

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.

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PONCA

Buffalo River Canopy Tour 870-861-5514 • Ark. 43 Buffaloriver.com

Guided zip line canopy tours allow guests to experience flora and fauna unique to Ozark Mountain hardwood forest. The tour consists of nine zips and lasts 2.5 hours. Elevation ranges from 40-60 feet. Reservations required. Group discount and private group tours available.

POTTSVILLE

Potts Inn Museum

479-968-8369, 479-968-1877 • 25 E. Ash St. Pottsinnmuseum.com

One of the best preserved stagecoach stations on the 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.

PRAIRIE GROVE

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

479-846-2990 • 506 E. Douglas ArkansasStateParks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield

One of America’s most intact Civil War battlefields, protects and interprets the site of Battle of Prairie Grove, where on Dec. 7, 1862, the Confederate Army of the TransMississippi clashed with the Union Army of the Frontier in a day of fierce fighting resulting in about 2,700 casualties. One-mile Battlefield Trail, five-mile driving tour. Museum, exhibits, tours and programs. Arkansas’s largest battle re-enactment takes place biennially on even-numbered years the first weekend of December. c E

Golf Mountain

479-659-0001 • 1115 N. Dixieland St. Golf-mountain.net

Six miniature golf holes of various links. Numerous dips, bumps and inclines. Advanced multi-textured grass surfaces, plenty of water hazards.

HighRise Extreme Air Sports

479-259-1605 • 4305 S. Dixieland Rd. HighRise.us

Indoor field of 15,000 square feet of trampolines. ­Trampoline field, dodgeball court, basketball hoops mounted above trampolines and a pit of foam cubes. Birthday party rentals, dance nights and exercise classes are other popular options.

Historic Downtown Rogers 479-936-5487 • 113 N. 4th St. MainStreetRogers.com

District features boutiques, salons and spas, variety of antique stores and upscale markets, art galleries and a bike and skateboard shop. Local bakeries, diners, pizzerias, cafés, coffee houses, clubs, restaurants and eateries. Attractions include Frisco Caboose, Daisy Airgun Museum, Rogers Historical Museum, Arkansas Public Theater, butterfly garden, historic architecture, live music on Frisco Stage.

ROGERS

A.G. Russell Knives, Inc.

479-631-0130, 800-255-9034 • 2900 S. 26th St. Agrussell.com

Offering the finest quality knives and accessories worldwide for over 50 years. Largest selection of knives by major brands and handmade knifemakers for hundreds of miles are available in our retail store just off I-49. E

Arkansas Public Theatre at the Victory 479-631-8988 • 116 S. 2nd St. Arkansaspublictheatre.org

Nonprofit organization, now in its 31st season, produces plays, musicals and special events throughout the year at the downtown historic Victory Theater.

Daisy Airgun Museum

479-986-6873 • 202 W. Walnut Daisymuseum.com

Part of Rogers’ historic downtown area. Displays of airguns from the 1600s to present. Gift shop. Licensed to produce a University of Arkansas Razorback Red Ryder BB gun now available exclusively through museum.

Fast Lane Entertainment

479-659-0999 • 1117 N. Dixieland St. Fastlanebowl.com

Bowling, Arcade, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Play Structure, Indoor Roller Coaster, Laser Maze, Atomic Rush. Your family destination for food, fun, games and relaxation.

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

479-789-5000 • 20201 E. Ark. 12 Arkansasstateparks.com/hobbsstatepark conservationarea, www.FriendsofHobbs.com

12,054-acre natural park with limited development, visitor center with interactive exhibits, wildlife viewing area, educational activities. Hiking trails including Pigeon Roost near Beaver Lake, Historic Van Winkle Trail, Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail, Hidden Diversity Multi-Use Trail, Sinking Stream Trail and stacked loop ADA Ozark Plateau Trail.

Lake Atalanta

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A reservoir along Prairie Creek surrounded by the second oldest park in Rogers. Playground, picnic area and walking trail. Part of the Family and Community Fishing Program.

Ozark Beer Co.

479-636-BEER (2337) • 109 N. Arkansas St. OzarkBeerCompany.com

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Production brewery with nearly all of the equipment made in the U.S.A. OBC beers also available throughout NWA and Central Arkansas on draft and in cans. Tasting room open 7 days a week. E

Pinnacle Hills Promenade

479-936-2160 • 2203 Promenade Blvd. Pinnaclehillspromenade.com

Premium retailers and restaurants including White House/Black Market, Sephora, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and many more. Dillard’s, JC Penney, Malco 12-Screen Theatre.

Pleasant Crossing

479-790-1858 • 4397 Pleasant Crossing Dr. arkans.as/1c2RLJt

More than one million square feet of lifestyle center shopping, office, dining and entertainment. Pleasant Crossing incorporates a pedestrian-friendly main street design complete with water features, landscaping and public spaces. E

Rogers Historical Museum 479-621-1154 • 322 S. 2nd St. Rogershistoricalmuseum.org

Visit a restored turn-of-the-century home, step inside the actual 1894 Rogers jail cell, explore how Rogers was built beginning on First Street, and discover something new in the special exhibits. Offers hands-on exhibits for all ages, so families can have fun and learn together.

The Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills

479-418-7900 • 5430 Pinnacle Point Dr. www.Pinnaclehills.com

Mixed-use office, condominium and small specialty store complex. Retailers and restaurants include: Carrabbas Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry and more. E

Walmart AMP

479-443-5600 • 5079 W. Northgate Rd. WalmartAmp.com

Arkansas’s premier outdoor concert venue with the largest outdoor stage house. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 11 years, including rock, country and pop. E

War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake 479-789-2909 • 21494 Cavern Rd. Wareaglecavern.com

Contains unusual domes, rimstone dams, underground stream and waterfalls. Natural entrance is located on Beaver Lake. One-hour tours by friendly story-telling guides. Easy walk. No stairs or tight places. After tour, enjoy the park-like setting with short walking trails, scenic views, boat dock. Gemstone panning, Lost in the Woods Maze, unique shopping, picnic and play areas. Stroller and pet friendly. Open daily mid-March-November. c E

Rivervalleyartscenter.org

Visual arts displays by well-known and local artists; variety of classes; on-site gift shop, occasional theatre performances and concerts. 

Arkansas River Visitor Center

479-968-5008 • 1598 Lock and Dam Rd. arkans.as/16bsZ57

“Renaissance of a River” interpretive exhibits chronicle the river’s development from when American Indians were the only inhabitants in the area to present. Old Post Road Park.

Arkansas Tech University Museum 479-964-0826 • 1502 N. El Paso St. Museum.atu.edu

Exhibits on 1909 establishment of 2nd District Agricultural High School, its growth to Arkansas Tech University, and the stories of the people and partners that make up that history. Inside historic Techionery Building.

Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary

479-968-5008 • Ark. 326 off Scenic 7 Byway arkans.as/19jgj1q

186 acres of wetlands and wooded lowlands that provide the perfect habitat for 200 species of birds. 5.5 miles of walking and jogging trails wind through the sanctuary; Rabbit Run and Prairie Creek Trails have 18 exercise stations.

Historic Missouri-Pacific Depot 479-967-1437 • 320 W. C St. Russellvillearkansas.org

Built in 1916, this rehabilitated train station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features railroad memorabilia. The Depot is home to the offices of Main Street Russellville, and the facility is available for rental for a variety of public and private events. c E

Lake Dardanelle State Park

479-967-5516 • 100 State Park Dr. ArkansasStateParks.com/lakedardanelle

Two separate locations on this 34,000-acre lake which boasts some of the state’s best bass fishing. Facilities include campground, swim beach, barrier-free playground; state-of-the-art fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion; lakeside visitor center with four aquariums focusing on local waterways, interpretive exhibits. c E

Old Post Mountain Bike Trail 1598 Lock and Dam Rd. arkans.as/1aJQ9Tn

War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge

866-492-7324, 479-789-5343 11045 War Eagle Rd. • Wareaglemill.com

Original mill opened 1832. Working water-powered grist mill, restaurant and gift shop.

RUSSELLVILLE

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center 479-968-2452 • 1001 E. B St.

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On the U.S. Department of the Interior National ­Recreation Trails registry. Rolling contour singletrack full of twists and turns for all skill levels.

SILOAM SPRINGS

Arkansas Welcome Center 479-524-4445 • U.S. 412 W.

Offers free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Summer hours extended by one hour. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

Historic Downtown

479-524-4556 • Mainstreetsiloam.org

Most of the present-day downtown was built between 1890 and the early 1930s. Entire downtown area of Siloam Springs is a nationally registered historic district. Contains three parks, a walking trail and graceful Sager Creek. Downtown filled with retail and antique shops, restaurants, apartment living, a museum and public art. c E

John Brown University

479-524-9500 • 2000 W. University St. Jbu.edu

Founded in 1919, JBU is a leading private Christian university that provides a top-ranked academic, spiritual and professional foundation for world-impacting careers. The log cabin home of first pioneer settler Simon Sager is located on campus adjacent to its original 1837 l­ ocation and is on the National Register of Historic Places. c E

Sager Creek Arts Center

479-524-9500 • 2000 W. University St. arkans.as/15fTnvR

Community theater enlists the talent of JBU students, as well as other local theater aficionados. Located in the old sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1921, it is renowned for its stained glass windows.

users are strongly encouraged to wear life jackets.

Siloam Springs Museum

479-524-4011 • 112 N. Maxwell SiloamSpringsMuseum.com

Permanent and rotating exhibits highlighting Indian culture, pioneer life, medicine and many other facets of the city’s history. Educational programs, field trips and walking tours for all ages. Extensive photograph and document archives for local history and genealogical research. Free admission.

Twin Springs Park, City Park and Bob Henry Park 479-524-5779 • 206 E. Main St., 212 W. University St. and 500 W. Benton St. (respectively)

Siloamsprings.com Beautiful parks along picturesque Sager Creek in downtown Siloam Springs. Enjoy walking trails, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, educational gardens, historic pavilions and a skate park for beginner and advanced levels. Fish Sager Creek year-round.

SPRINGDALE

Arkansas and Missouri Railroad 479-725-4017 • 306 E. Emma Amrailroad.com

Scenic excursion train through the foothills of the Ozark Boston Mountains. Departs Springdale, Van Buren and Fort Smith throughout the year. Also Van Buren to Winslow trip.

Arts Center of the Ozarks

479-751-5441 • 214 S. Main St. Acozarks.org

Drama, musicals, gallery showings, classes, cultural events. 425-seat theatre. E

Black Apple Crossing

479-751-0337 • 321 E. Emma Ave.

Hand-crafted hard cider is now available in downtown Springdale at Arkansas’s first cidery. The cidery is located in downtown Springdale very close to the Northwest Arkansas Razorback Greenway.

Core Brewing and Distilling Company 479-372-4300 • 2470 Lowell Rd. CoreBeer.com

Siloam Springs Kayak Park

Siloam Springs Kayak Park

479-524-5779 • 19253 Fisher Ford Rd. Siloamspringskayakpark.com

Positioned along the scenic Illinois River, family-friendly, alcohol-free park features engineered river for skilled kayakers, as well as beginners. Length of rapids approx­ imately 700 feet, Class II and III difficulty. ADA designed riverbank allows easy access. Also climbing boulder, picnic area, accessible walking trails, rain garden. All

Offers wide variety of premium crafted beers including Arkansas Red and Toasted Coconut. Tours available on Saturdays at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Core Public Houses are located in Downtown Springdale, Downtown Bentonville, West Fayetteville, Rogers, Har-Ber in West Springdale, Argenta Market NLR, XNA Airport and ­Downtown Fort Smith. Core Pubs are laid-back decompression zones where you can grab a pint, watch the game and fill up a growler. Core has nine year-round styles and multiple seasonals to choose from to meet your craft beer needs. c E

The Jones Center

479-756-8090 • 922 E. Emma Ave. Thejonescenter.net

Region’s premier recreation center features Northwest Arkansas’s only indoor ice-skating rink, two indoor ­swimming pools with fun slide, gymnasium, fitness ­ center, birthday party rooms, classroom space,

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conference center, chapel/multi-purpose auditorium, food court and more. Fitness classes, sports leagues, family-oriented events held throughout the year.  Center campus is a trailhead on Razorback Greenway Trails System. Designated Park and Ride Facility to access the greenway. Day users welcome. c E

Northwest Arkansas Naturals 479-927-4900 • 3000 S. 56th St. Nwanaturals.com

Minor League baseball team based at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. The team is a member of the Texas League and serves as the Double-A affiliate for the Kansas City Royals.

Ozark Center Point Place

479-750-9100 • 5320 W. Sunset arkans.as/1e0SusO

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Saddlebock Brewery

479-419-9969 • 18244 Habberton Rd. Saddlebock.com

State-of-the-art, environmentally conscious brewery on farmland on the shores of the scenic White River. Committed to brewing fine, European-style beers with best ingredients brewed with care in small batches. No artificial ingredients or preservatives. 18 beers on tap, plus serves full meals from its restaurant. Raises its own Angus beef from its beer grain. c E

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Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Academy and Coury House Retreat Center 479-934-1001 • 405 N. Subiaco Ave. Subi.org

Established in 1878 as a Benedictine Monastery and a boys’ college prepatory school. Self-guided walking tour brochure of the campus and gothic-style architecture available at Coury House Retreat Center; guided, group tours available with prior notice.

SULPHUR SPRINGS

Old Spanish Treasure Cave

479-787-6508 • 14290 N. Ark. 59 Spanish-treasure-cave.com

Step into the adventure of a guided tour through one of the Ozarks’ biggest mysteries. Cavern is filled with fascinating legends of hidden treasure buried by the Spanish Conquistadors. Learn why the unsolved mystery of the hidden treasure has kept the secrets alive in this cavern and why it is believed the treasure is still here.

TONTITOWN

Tontitown Historical Museum

479-361-8700 • 251 Henri de Tonti Blvd. Tontitown.com

Housed in former home of two of Tontitown’s original settlers, sisters Mary and Zelinda Bastianelli. Showcases photographs and artifacts of early Italian settlers. The Italian-American history is told in a variety of exhibits about the journey made from Italy to Tontitown where they prospered.

Tontitown Winery

479-361-8700 • 335 N. Barrington Rd. Tontitownwinery.com

Free wine tastings seven days a week. Housed in the Taldo House built in 1917. Wines made on-site from locally grown Ranalli Farms grapes using old-fashioned recipes. Winemaking has been a Ranalli family tradition since 1923. Join us Wednesday and Friday nights (May-Oct.) for live music on the patio. E

VAN BUREN

Sassafras Springs

Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery 479-419-4999 • 6461 E. Guy Terry Rd. sassafrasspringsvineyard.com

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

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 479-750-8165 • 118 W. Johnson Ave. Shilohmuseum.org

Nestled in a park-like, two-acre wooded setting, the museum offers exhibits, programs, special events, a research library, photos and collections about the Arkansas Ozarks. Historic buildings, museum store, picnic tables. Free admission. c E E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Albert Pike School

800-332-5889 • 300 Main St. arkans.as/136Cap4

One-room building in which Albert Pike taught in 1832. Interpretive markers tell the story of the unique building. Restored structure now stands on courthouse lawn.

Arkansas and Missouri Railroad 479-725-4017 • 813 Main Amrailroad.com

Scenic excursion train through the foothills of the Ozark Boston Mountains. Departs Springdale, Van Buren and Fort Smith throughout the year. Also Van Buren to Winslow trip.

Center for Art and Education 479-474-7767 • 104 N. 13th St. Art-ed.org

Housed in historic St. Michael’s Catholic Church, circa 1912, the center offers art exhibitions, workshops, art classes for adults and children, special events.

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Crawford County Courthouse 479-474-1511 • 300 Main St. Crawford-county.org/

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places; ­believed to be the oldest active county courthouse west of the Mississippi. Original portion constructed in 1842.

King Opera House

479-474-2426 • 427 Main St. arkans.as/11Nd2mb

Restored 1880s opera house that once played host to famous performers Jenny Lind, William Jennings Bryan and 1940s musician/entertainer Bob Burns; holds events throughout the year. E

Mount Olive United Methodist Church 479-471-8955 • 7 Lafayette arkans.as/17EMTGX

Constructed by emancipated slaves in 1889. Said to consist of the oldest black congregation of the UMC system west of the Mississippi; driving tour only. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Old Frisco Depot

800-332-5889 • 813 Main St. Vanburen.org

Built in 1901, the restored depot serves as the Van Buren Visitors Center; has an exhibit honoring native son, Bob Burns, a radio and motion picture star of the ’30s and ’40s and the River Valley Museum of Van Buren. E

UAFS Drennen-Scott Historical Site 479-262-2750 • 221 N. 3rd. arkans.as/136D5FZ

Original home of John Drennen and passed down through five generations of the same family. Now a museum and “working laboratory” for university students as they interpret furnishings dating from the 1700s. Structure is linked to the Trail of Tears, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. c E

Van Buren Downtown Historic District 800-332-5889 • Main Street Vanburen.org

Six blocks of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and historical attractions located along a beautifully restored Victorian Main Street. Includes Crawford County Bank Building, Crawford County Courthouse and Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. E

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Arkansas Welcome Center 479-474-9512 • I-40 E.

Offers free Westrock coffee and Wi-Fi. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Summer hours extended by one hour. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a half-day on Christmas Eve.

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Blythe’s Scott County Museum 479-637-3730 • 1205 N. Main blythemuseumar.com

Large collection of Native American artifacts found in the area. Local history exhibits. c E

Lake Hinkle

479-923-4235 • Off Ark. 248 W. arkans.as/1bciC4D

A 960-acre lake known for its diverse fishing opportunities.

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Truman Baker Park

Off Hwy. 71 • arkans.as/TrumanBakerPark

Features an eight-acre lake and pavilions. Voted most photogenic park in the U.S.

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Devil’s Den State Park

479-761-3325 • 11333 W. Ark. 74 Reservations: 800-264-2417 arkansasstateparks.com/devilsden

About 2,500 unspoiled acres adjoining the Ozark National Forest between Winslow and West Fork. Hiking, backpacking, equestrian and mountain bike trails. RV and tent camping, crevice area, swimming pool, nature programs, cabins and interpretive programs.

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Neumeier Winery

479-209-1224 • 3406 Ark. 186 arkans.as/136DrfY

Part of Arkansas Wine Country, Neumeier’s is best known for its uniquely dry muscadine wine. Located high atop Saint Mary’s Mountain, offers free tours and tastings by appointment only. Custom pottery by master artisan formed and fired on-site.

Wiederkehr Wine Cellars

479-GOT-WINE, 800-622-WINE 3324 Swiss Family Dr. Wiederkehrwines.com

Family owned and operated since 1880. Swiss heritage, vineyard tours, free wine tasting cellar tours, gift shop; Wiederkehr Village Wine and Spirits store; all open year-round seven days a week. Wiederkehr Weinkeller Restaurant, housed in the original hand-dug 1880 wine cellar, features award-winning continental cuisine and is on the National Register of Historic Places. E

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Ozark Folkways Heritage Center 479-634-3791 • 22733 U.S. 71 N. Ozarkfolkways.org

Where the art of today meets the craft traditions of ­generations past; music, food, fun and family reach across generations to bring people together. c E

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Arkansas Wine Trail

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Explores Arkansas’s winemaking heritage with stops at wineries and vineyards in Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, Tontitown, Morrilton, Altus and Wiederkehr Village.

Beaver Lake

479-636-1210 • Beaverlake.com

28,000 acres of clear water attract thousands of water sports lovers, fishermen, hikers, birdwatchers. Located in the Ozark Highlands near Rogers, Eureka Springs, Springdale, Fayetteville. Forests, tall bluffs, meadows crisscrossed by hiking trails surround lake. Campgrounds, resorts, marinas, restaurants, shops. White River trout fishing below Beaver Dam. c

Buffalo National River

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Nation’s first national river and one of America’s great natural treasures. Meanders through the heart of the Ozarks for 135 miles before joining the White River. Natural wilderness, towering limestone bluffs, canoe outfitters, campsites, hiking trails, cabin rentals. Buffalo Point off Ark. 14 and Tyler Bend off U.S. 65 are fully developed use areas. Gravel bar camping is permitted. Park is home to state’s only elk herd.

Bull Shoals Lake

870-425-2700 • arkans.as/13RVnay

Created by one of the largest concrete dams in the nation. Covers 45,000 acres with a 1,000-mile forested shoreline. Famous for its largemouth and striped bass; several state records (including a 57-pound striper) have been landed on the lake. c

Kings River

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90-mile river forms in Madison County and empties into Table Rock Lake on state’s northern edge. Unique flora and fauna found on its rocky banks and bluffs. Excellent floating and fishing with deep pools, over­hanging trees, occasional rapids and several large bluffs. Smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rock bass and other fish. Hiking. c

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail Ozarkhighlandstrail.com

Backpacking or day use trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark National Forest, 210 miles in all, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend on Buffalo National River, and across the Sylamore Ranger District. Visit website for maps, details and advisories. c

Ozark National Forest 479-964-7200

Sprawling for miles through the Ozarks, contains hiking trails, including the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail; campgrounds, picnic areas; cabins. Wilderness areas include East Fork, Hurricane Creek, Leatherwood, Richland Creek and Upper Buffalo.

southern end at Walker Park in Fayetteville.

Scenic Drives

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Four National Forest Scenic Byways are found in the region: Mount Magazine (Ark. 309 from Paris to Havana), the “Pig Trail” (Ark. 23 north of Ozark to Ark. 16), Ozark Highlands (Ark. 21 north of Clarksville to the Buffalo National River) and Scenic 7 Byway (north through the Ozarks and south through the Ouachitas). U.S. Scenic 71 Byway travels north of the Arkansas River through the Boston Mountains. Others are U.S. 62, Ark. 123, 59, 43, 74 and I-49 Scenic Byway.

Scenic 7 Byway

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Mountain peaks, breathtaking vistas, attractions, entertainment – it’s all part of the Scenic 7 Byway adventure. Car and Driver magazine named part of Scenic 7 Byway as one of the top 10 driving experiences in the U.S.

Shopping

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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, Bentonville, Siloam Springs, Fort Smith, Van Buren and Harrison also offer shopping opportunities.

Trails

The Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail and numerous other trails are found in this area. Check the Arkansas Adventure Guide for detailed information.

War Eagle Creek arkans.as/18A0PTI

The War Eagle dances through some of the Ozarks’ most beautiful scenery on its way to Beaver Lake. Fishing, ­ canoeing (best in spring), hiking, swimming and camping are among the attractions. Canoes and access are ­available at Withrow Springs State Park.

White River (Upper)

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Loops in and out of Arkansas in the Ozarks. Canoeing is popular on the 31-mile stretch from near Fayetteville to down past Brashears. Late October through spring is the best time for floating. Below Beaver Dam, a premier spot for trout fishing; rainbow, cutthroat and German brown trout inhabit the depths. Gear and guides are available. Rental canoes and shuttles can be found along the river.

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Razorback Regional Greenway

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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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36-mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail meanders through parks, fields, forests and tourist destinations in a primarily off-street setting. Connects dozens of popular community mountain bike trails, schools, shopping areas and workplaces. Accessible at several locations with northern end at Lake Bella Vista in Bentonville and E Handicapped Symbol – A portion of or all of the attraction is accessible to those with mobility problems. Contact the property for specific information.

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Step back in time to experience dime store era shopping

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There’s always plenty to do in Rogers. The Walmart AMP is Northwest Arkansas’ premiere outdoor concert venue offering the best live music in the area. World class shopping thrives next to gorgeous natural scenery and historical sites. The Arkansas Public Theatre, Daisy Airgun Museum and Rogers Historical Museum are vital parts of our downtown life, along with our newly reopened Lake Atalanta and the Railyard Bike Park.

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ATTRACTIONS A.G. Russell Knives, Inc..............................223 Ace of Clubs House.....................................181 Adventureworks Hot Springs.....................172 Albert Pike Recreation Area.......................172 Albert Pike School......................................226 All Things Arkansas....................................172 Allen House, The.........................................153 Alma Aquatic Park......................................208 Alma Performing Arts Center.....................208 Altitude Trampoline Park.............................60 Altus Area Coal Miner’s Memorial..............208 Altus Heritage House Museum..................208 Apple Blossom Brewing Company............214 Arcade Building............................................60 Argenta Arts & Entertainment District.........68 Argenta Bead Company...............................68 Argenta Community Theater (ACT).............68 Argenta Drug Store.......................................69 Argenta Farmers Market...............................69 Arkadelphia Aquatic Park..........................168 Arkansas & Missouri Railroad.... 216, 225, 226 Arkansas Air & Military Museum................214 Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo.....172 Arkansas Arts Center....................................60 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Walk............60 Arkansas Country Doctor Museum............220 Arkansas Craft Guild & Gallery.....................94 Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil & Soul..................... 130, 156 Arkansas Delta Paddle Trails.....................156 Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame..........154 Arkansas Festival Ballet...............................60 Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex.....................59 Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.....................60 Arkansas Historic Wine Museum...............222 Arkansas History Commission & State Archives........................................60 Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.............69 Arkansas Motorsports Park........................156 Arkansas Municipal Auditorium................181 Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources.............................................180 Arkansas National Guard Museum..............69 Arkansas Post Museum State Park............150 Arkansas Post National Memorial.............150 Arkansas Public Theatre at the Victory.....223 Arkansas Railroad Museum.......................154 Arkansas Repertory Theatre........................60 Arkansas River...........57, 61, 72, 130, 154, 156 Arkansas River Trail................................ 61, 69 Arkansas River Valley Arts Center..............224 Arkansas River Valley Nature Center.........216 Arkansas River Visitor Center.....................224 Arkansas Seg Tours......................................61 Arkansas Skatium.........................................61 Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum.......69 Arkansas State Capitol.................................61 Arkansas State Capitol Grounds Monuments............................................61 Arkansas State University Convocation Center.............................123 Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery & Bradbury Gallery..................123 Arkansas State University Museum...........123 Arkansas Studies Institute...........................61 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra...................61 Arkansas Tech University Museum............224 Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum................................................210 Arkansas Walk of Fame..............................172 Arkansas Welcome Center, Bentonville...........................................208 Arkansas Welcome Center, Blytheville............................................122 Arkansas Welcome Center, Corning.................................................122 Arkansas Welcome Center, El Dorado..............................................170 Arkansas Welcome Center, Harrison...............................................219 Arkansas Welcome Center, Helena-West Helena............................150 Arkansas Welcome Center, Lake Village..........................................152 Arkansas Welcome Center, Little Rock..............................................61

Arkansas Welcome Center, Mammoth Spring...................................94 Arkansas Welcome Center, Siloam Springs.....................................225 Arkansas Welcome Centers, Texarkana.............................................181 Arkansas Welcome Center, Van Buren/Fort Smith..........................227 Arkansas Welcome Center, West Memphis......................................129 Arkansas Wine Trail....................................227 Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.....................172 Art Along the River.......................................61 Art on the Green...........................................57 Artist Point .................................................220 Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas...............................................154 Arts Center of the Grand Prairie.................155 Arts Center of the Ozarks...........................225 Arts Live Theatre........................................214 Ashdown City Park.....................................169 Ashley Alexander House...............................71 Ashley County Museum..............................150 ASU-Newport Center for the Arts...............125 Attic to Art.....................................................59 Augusta Historic Presbyterian Church......122 Aux Arc Park................................................221 Aviation Cadet World.................................212 Ballet Arkansas.............................................61 Barnyard Friends & Stables.........................68 Barton Coliseum & State Fairgrounds Complex.................................................61 Barton Rock & Roll Museum........................61 Bass Pro Shop...............................................61 Bass Reeves Statue....................................216 Batesville Community Center......................90 Batesville Historic Downtown.....................90 Batesville Motor Speedway.........................90 Bathhouse Row..........................................172 Battery C Park.............................................150 Baum Gallery................................................57 Bauxite Historical Association Museum......56 Bayou Bartholomew..................................156 Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area..................................58 Bayou Meto Urban Canoe Trail....................59 Bear Creek Cycle Trail.................................177 Beatles Sculpture.......................................128 Beaver Lake................................................227 Beaverfork Lake............................................57 Bell Park......................................................219 Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area & Nature Trail.........................................67 Bella Vista Historical Museum...................208 Belle Grove Historic District.......................216 Belle Museum & Chapel.............................210 Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat..................173 Belle of the Ozarks/Beaver Lake Cruises..................................................212 Ben Geren Regional Park...........................216 Benton Event Center....................................56 Bentonville Brewing Co..............................208 Bernice Garden.............................................61 Beth El Heritage Hall..................................150 Bethel AME Church.......................................90 Big Creek Natural Area.................................92 Big Dam Bridge....................................... 62, 69 Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge..............124 Big Rock Fun Park.........................................62 Bill & Alice Nix Petting Zoo.........................123 Black Apple Crossing..................................225 Blanchard Springs Caverns..........................95 Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts........125 Blue Moose Boutique...................................59 Blue Mountain Lake...................................210 Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area............................210 Blue Spring Heritage Center......................212 Blythe’s Scott County Museum..................227 Bobby Ferguson Park.................................181 Bobby’s Bike Hike.........................................62 Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary.....................224 Bonneville House.......................................217 Boone County Heritage Museum...............219 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.................214 Bradley County Historical Museum...........156 Bradley County Veterans’ Museum...........156 Bradley House Museum.............................220 Bridal Veil Falls.............................................92

Brightwater.................................................209 Bubba’s Blues Corner.................................150 Buckstaff Bathhouse..................................173 Buffalo National River.................. 97, 210, 227 Buffalo River Canopy Tour.........................223 Bull Shoals Caverns......................................91 Bull Shoals Lake................................... 97, 228 Bull Shoals-White River State Park..............93 Burns Park....................................................69 Cabot BMX Track..........................................56 Cabot Community Pond & Walking Track.........................................56 Cabot Community Theatre & Center Stage Playhouse....................................56 Cabot Skate Park..........................................56 Cache River Wildlife Management Area....122 Caddo Indian Memorial & River Walk........180 Caddo River................................................172 Cadron Settlement Park..............................57 Calhoun Community School......................177 Calico Rock Historic District........................91 Calico Rock Museum....................................91 Camden Riverfront.....................................169 Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery..........56 Camp Ouachita Girl Scout Camp Historic District......................................71 Cane Creek State Park................................155 Capital Hotel.................................................62 Captain Henderson House.........................168 Capture of Confederate General Jeff Thompson Site Marker........................126 Carnegie Public Library..............................212 Carroll County Heritage Center.................209 Cash’s White River Theater..........................95 Cecil Traylor Wilson Garden.......................177 Cedar Glades Park......................................173 Celebrity Attractions....................................62 Centennial Baptist Church.........................150 Center for Art & Education.........................226 Center on the Square Performing Arts/ Dinner Theatre.......................................72 Centerville Dragway...................................210 Centerville Super Speedway.....................210 Central Arkansas Nature Center..................62 Central Delta Depot Museum & Visitors Center......................................149 Central High Museum & Visitors Center......62 Central High School National Historic Site............................................62 Central Theater..........................................173 Century Wall...............................................127 Chaffee Barbershop Museum....................217 Chaffee Crossing.........................................217 Chaffee Crossing Historic District..............217 Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park........................128 Charlotte Street Historic District...............171 Charlotte’s Eats & Sweets............................59 Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards & Winery.........208 Chenal 9 IMAX...............................................62 Cherokee Village...........................................91 Cherry Street Historic District....................150 Cherry Street Pavilion................................151 Chief Whitehorse Riding Stable...................62 Chocoville Cabin........................................220 Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area................................149 City Event Center..........................................58 City Parks...........................57, 59, 62, 154, 217 Civil War Monument...................................127 Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks...........................................182 Civil War River Walk Memorial Trail, The..............................................127 Clark County Arts & Humanities Council/Arkadelphia Arts Center........168 Clark County Farmers Market....................168 Clark County Historical Museum...............168 Clayton House............................................217 Cleburne County Historical Society............92 Clinton Art.....................................................91 Clinton House Museum..............................214 Clinton Presidential Center & Park..............62 Clinton Presidential Park Bridge........... 62, 69 Clinton Tour................................................173 Coal Miner’s Memorial................................219 Coleman’s Rock Shop................................177 Collins Creek (Catch-and-Release Area)......93 Collins Theater, The...................................126 Columbia County Courthouse...................177

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Columbus House Brewery.........................215 Community Theatre of Little Rock..............62 Compton Gardens......................................209 Conway Cemetery State Park....................169 Conway Dinner Theater...............................57 Conway Symphony Orchestra.....................57 Core Brewing & Distilling Company..........225 Corn Maze at Lollie.......................................67 Cornerstone Bank/Historic Bank of Eureka Springs Museum......................212 Cosmic Cavern............................................209 Cossatot River............................................178 Cossatot River State Park/Natural Area....182 Cotter Rainbow Bridge.................................91 Council Oak................................................211 Country Village, The...................................155 Court Square Park......................................151 Cove Lake Recreation Area........................222 Cowie Wine Cellars & Vineyards................222 Crafts & Antique Shopping...........................97 Craighead Forest Park................................124 Crater of Diamonds State Park..................179 Crawford County Courthouse....................227 Creekmore Express....................................217 Crenshaw Springs Water Park...................156 Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour.........................212 Crittenden County Museum.......................123 Crooked Creek..............................................97 Cross County Museum & Archives, The.....130 Crossett Centennial Park...........................149 Crossett City Park/Lucas Pond..................149 Crossett Harbor RV Park.............................149 Crossland Zoo.............................................149 Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center..................124 Crowley’s Ridge State Park........................128 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art........................................209 Crystal Mines/Gem, Mineral & Rock Shops..........................................179 Crystal Springs Gallery...............................173 Curran Hall Visitor Information Center.......63 Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area................................153 Daisy Airgun Museum.................................223 Daisy Bates Home........................................63 Daisy State Park.........................................177 Dallas County Museum..............................171 Darby House Tour Home............................217 Darby Legacy Monument...........................217 Dardanelle Rock.........................................211 Dave & Buster’s.............................................63 Davidsonville Historic State Park..............127 DeGray Lake................................................169 DeGray Lake Resort State Park..................169 Delta Cultural Center..................................151 Delta Gateway Museum.............................122 Delta Heritage Tours...................................151 Delta Heritage Trail State Park...................149 Delta Resort & Spa......................................153 Delta Rivers Nature Center........................154 Delta Symphony Orchestra........................124 Depot Museum.............................................68 Desha County Courthouse.........................149 Desha County Museum..............................150 DeSoto Bluff Trail Park...............................168 DeSoto Rock Shop......................................173 Devil’s Backbone Civil War Battlefield......219 Devil’s Den State Park................................227 Diamond Bear Brewery................................69 Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center......................................168 Diamondhead Golf Club............................173 Dickey-Stephens Park..................................69 Dinner Bell Ranch & Resort........................212 Dionysus Wine & Brew...............................208 Discovery Place..........................................181 Dogtown Farmers’ Market............................69 Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.......57 Downtown Arkadelphia.............................168 Downtown Ashdown..................................169 Downtown Conway Developments.............57 Downtown Conway Farmers & Crafts Market..........................................57 Downtown De Queen.................................170 Downtown Fayetteville..............................215 Downtown Fort Smith Murals....................217 Downtown Gallery......................................181 Downtown Historic District........................171 Downtown McGehee..................................153

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Downtown Osceola....................................125 Downtown Playhouse................................127 Downtown Pocket Park..............................181 Downtown Riverside RV Park.......................69 Downtown Searcy Murals............................72 Dr. A.G. Anderson House............................150 Dreamland Ballroom....................................63 Drew County Historical Museum...............153 Drewry Farm & Orchards............................211 Driving Tours..............................................169 Dryden Pottery...........................................173 EACC Fine Arts Center.................................123 Eddie Mae Herron Center...........................127 83 Spring Street Gallery.............................212 El Dorado Conference Center....................170 El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex...............................................170 Elliott Meek Nunnally Home, The..............169 EMOBA..........................................................63 Empress of Little Rock.................................63 Escape Rooms............................................173 Esse Purse Museum & Store.........................63 Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway.................................................212 Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District....................................212 Eureka Springs Historical Museum............213 Eureka Springs Trolley System & Visitor Welcome Center.......................213 Evans Museum............................................220 Fair Park......................................................172 Fairfield Bay Marina.....................................91 Farmers Market.................................... 63, 154 Fast Lane Entertainment...........................223 Faulkner County Museum............................57 Fayetteville Ale Trail...................................215 Fayetteville Underground..........................215 Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge..........149 First Baptist Church of Eudora..................150 Five Star Dinner Theatre............................173 Flatside Pinnacle Wilderness Area..............71 Flyway Brewing Company...........................69 Foothills Arena & Arena 64.........................210 Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center.......................................173 Foreman City Park......................................171 Foreman Recreation Park..........................171 Forest Path Gallery.....................................173 Forrest City Downtown Murals..................123 Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery.................92 Fort Chaffee McClure Amphitheatre..........217 Fort Curtis...................................................151 Fort Roots Military Post Historic District.....70 Fort Smith Little Theatre............................217 Fort Smith Movie Lounge...........................217 Fort Smith Museum of History...................217 Fort Smith National Historic Site...............218 Fort Smith Regional Art Museum...............218 Fort Smith River Park.................................218 Fort Smith Symphony................................218 Fort Smith Trolley Museum........................218 Forum Civic Center.....................................124 Fossil Cove..................................................215 4D Adventure..............................................173 Four States Auto Museum..........................181 Four States Entertainment Center............181 Fourche Creek Wetlands..............................63 Fowler Center.............................................124 Fox Pass Pottery.........................................173 Freedom Park.............................................151 Frog Fantasies............................................213 Front Street Festival Plaza.........................181 Fun Trackers Family Park...........................173 Funland.........................................................70 Galaxy Connection, The.............................174 Gangster Museum of America, The...........174 Gann Museum of Saline County..................56 Garland County Historical Society Archives................................................174 Garvan Woodland Gardens........................174 Gateway Farmers Market...........................181 Gem Movie Theatre......................................93 Geo-Float Trail............................................179 Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road.................................... 130, 156 Gilbert General Store...................................92 Glenwood Country Club.............................172 Golf Mountain.............................................223

Grand Prairie Center..................................155 Grant County Museum/Heritage Village....180 Grassy Lake Water Trail................................67 Gravity Brewworks.......................................90 Great Passion Play, The..............................213 Greenwood Veteran’s Memorial................219 Greers Ferry Lake..........................................97 Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery.................................................93 Gregg Orr Marine........................................174 Guachoya Cultural Art Center....................152 Guitar Walk.................................................128 Gulpha Gorge Campground.......................174 H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden.........63 Hamp Williams Building............................174 Hampson Archeological Museum State Park.............................................129 Harding University Benson Auditorium......72 Harding University History House...............72 Hardy Main Street District............................92 Haunted Pocahontas Tour.........................127 Haunted Tours............................................174 Haunted Tours of Little Rock.......................63 Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area...............222 Headquarters House Museum & Garden..................................................215 Heifer Ranch.................................................71 Heifer Village................................................63 Helena Museum of Phillips County...........151 Helena River Park.......................................151 Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center..............................126 Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall.......................................168 Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County............................179 Herman Davis State Park...........................124 Hestand Stadium.......................................154 Hickory Nut Mountain Vista/ Recreation Area...................................182 HighRise Extreme Air Sports......................223 Highway 89 Raceway Off-Road Sports Park.............................................72 Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum & Elk Information Center........................220 Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library....................................................63 Hills at Belvedere, The...............................174 Hindman Park Urban Canoe Trail................64 Historic Arkansas Museum..........................64 Historic Beaver Bridge...............................208 Historic Black House....................................72 Historic Bus Depot.....................................122 Historic Downtown District/Ozark............221 Historic Downtown Keo...............................60 Historic Downtown Magnolia Square.......177 Historic Downtown Paragould...................126 Historic Downtown Pocahontas................127 Historic Downtown Rogers........................223 Historic Downtown/Siloam Springs..........225 Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home....................................122 Historic Helena Civil War Interpretation......................................151 Historic Missouri-Pacific Depot.................224 Historic Oark General Store & Café............221 Historic Perot Theatre................................181 Historic Randolph County Courthouse.....127 Historic St. Joe Depot Museum...................96 Historic Towns..............................................97 Historic Washington State Park.................182 Historic Wilson............................................129 Historical Tour of Clark County.................168 Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area........223 Hogshead Tours..........................................215 Holiday Springs Water Park.......................181 Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge.........211 Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area..................................59 Hope Visitors Center & Museum................172 Horsehead Lake Recreation Area..............210 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch..........................220 Hot Spring County Museum/ The Boyle House..................................177 Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance............174 Hot Springs Carriage Company.................174 Hot Springs Convention Center.................174 Hot Springs Country Club..........................174 Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market.....174


Hot Springs Gallery Walk...........................174 Hot Springs Go Karts..................................174 Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail............174 Hot Springs Historic District......................175 Hot Springs KOA Mini Golf..........................175 Hot Springs Mountain Tower.....................175 Hot Springs National Park.........................175 Hot Springs ORV Park.................................175 Hot Springs Visitor Center..........................175 Houseboating, Lake Fun..............................97 I-30 Speedway..............................................64 Illinois Bayou River.....................................212 Imperial Dinner Theatre, The....................127 Indian Rock House.......................................91 Interim Sultana Disaster Museum.............125 Intrigue Theater..........................................213 Iris at the Basin Park..................................213 Iron Mountain Depot..................................125 Iron Mountain Mountain Bike Trail System.........................................168 Ironworks Galleria, The................................95 J. Austin White Cultural Center..................150 J&P Ranch.....................................................71 Jack Creek Recreation Area.......................210 Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park................152 Jackson County Courthouse.....................125 Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service..................................................125 Jacksonport State Park..............................123 Jacksonville Guitar Center & Museum........59 Jacksonville Museum of Military History....................................................59 Jamestown Crag...........................................90 Janssen Park..............................................178 Jeff Anderson Memorial Trail.......................93 Jefferson County Regional Park................154 JefFURson Dog Park...................................181 Jenkins Ferry Battleground State Park.....180 Jerome Relocation Center Historic Marker..................................................152 Jewel Box, The............................................213 JFK Overlook Park........................................93 Jimmy Driftwood’s Barn..............................95 Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery...................67 John Brown University...............................225 John H. Johnson Cultural & Educational Museum...........................149 John Paul McConnell Exhibit.....................210 Johnson County Historic Sites..................211 Johnson County Historical Society Heritage Center....................................211 Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, The...............70 Jones Center, The.......................................225 Jonesboro Art Galleries.............................124 Jonesboro Downtown................................124 Josephine Tussaud Wax & Gambling Museum................................................175 Josh Park Memorial Trail.............................93 Junction Bridge...................................... 64, 70 Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village.............................180 Keels Creek Winery.....................................213 Kelly Courtyard, The...................................151 Ken Theatre, The........................................125 Kenda Drive-In..............................................94 Kidtopia Park..............................................181 Killebrew Theater.........................................94 “King Biscuit Time” Radio Show...............151 King Opera House.......................................227 Kings River..................................................228 Klipsch Auditorium.....................................172 Knoppers Ford Recreation Area.................210 Korea/Vietnam & Firefighter’s Memorials............................................181 La Petite Roche Plaza...................................64 Lake Atalanta..............................................223 Lake Catherine...........................................175 Lake Catherine State Park.........................175 Lake Charles State Park.............................127 Lake Chicot State Park...............................152 Lake Columbia............................................177 Lake Conway................................................57 Lake Dardanelle State Park.......................224 Lake Des Arc..................................................58 Lake Enterprise...........................................156 Lake Fort Smith State Park........................220 Lake Frierson State Park............................124 Lake Greeson.............................. 172, 177, 180 Lake Hamilton............................................175 Lake Hinkle.................................................227

Lake Leatherwood Park.............................213 Lake Ludwig................................................211 Lake Maumelle.............................................64 Lake Monticello..........................................153 Lake Ouachita.............................................175 Lake Ouachita State Park................... 175, 179 Lake Ouachita Vista Trail............................182 Lake Overcup................................................68 Lake Poinsett State Park............................123 Lake Saracen Splash Pad...........................154 Lake Sylvia Recreation Area.........................71 Lakeport Plantation...................................152 Lantern Theatre, The...................................57 Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose Wellness Center/Sports Complex.......................123 Lepanto’s “A Painted House”.....................124 Leslie.............................................................94 Lily Peter Auditorium.................................151 Lindbergh Marker.......................................152 Lindsay Railroad Museum..........................181 Little Missouri Falls.....................................172 Little Missouri River....................................182 Little Red River....................................... 93, 97 Little Rock Air Force Base.............................59 Little Rock Audubon Center.........................64 Little Rock Campaign Civil War Marker.......64 Little Rock Carriage Company.....................64 Little Rock Climbing Center.........................64 Little Rock Tours...........................................64 Little Rock Zoo..............................................64 Loberg Park..................................................92 Lockwood Park...........................................125 Loco Ropes...................................................95 Log Cabin Museum.......................................91 Logan County Coal Miners Memorial & Museum................................................222 Logan County Museum..............................222 Logoly State Park.......................................178 Lonesome D Horse Camp & RV Park..........222 Long Pool Recreation Area.........................212 Lonoke County Museum..............................67 Louisiana Purchase State Park..................149 Lower White River Museum State Park.......58 Lum & Abner Museum & Jot ’Em Down Store..........................................180 Lyon College.................................................90 Lyon College Holloway Theatre...................90 Lyon College Kresge Gallery........................90 Lyric Theater...............................................219 MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History......................................64 Magic Springs Water & Theme Park...........175 Magnolia Cemetery....................................151 Main Street Dumas.....................................150 Malvern City Park.......................................177 Malvern Country Club................................178 Mammoth Spring State Park.......................94 Maple Hill Cemetery & Helena Confederate Cemetery........................151 Marianna/Lee County Museum.................153 Mark Martin Museum...................................90 Marked Tree Delta Area Museum...............125 Marks’ Mills Battleground State Park........171 Marks’ Mills Cemetery................................171 Marlsgate Plantation....................................71 Martha Mitchell Home................................154 Massard Prairie Civil War Battlefield Park....................................218 Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum & Study Center........................................126 Maxine’s Live...............................................176 Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic & Odditorium Museum, The...................176 Maynard Pioneer Museum.........................125 McCollum-Chidester House.......................170 McKinney-O’Conner House........................170 McMillan Park.............................................178 Melba Theater...............................................90 Memory Lane Museum...............................209 Mena Art Gallery.........................................178 Mena Depot Museum & Visitor Center.......178 Merci Car – American Legion Hut..............152 Mid-America Science Museum (MASM).....176 Mike Freeze Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area..................................59 Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.........208 Military Road Museum...............................220 Miller County Memorial..............................181 Millwood Lake............................................169

Millwood Landing Golf & RV Resort...........169 Millwood State Park...................................169 Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours.............................................94 Miss Laura’s Players...................................218 Miss Laura’s Visitor Center.........................218 Mississippi County Courthouse.................125 Mississippi County Historical Center.........125 Mississippi River State Park.......................153 Modern Mission..........................................215 Monster Mart..............................................171 Montgomery County Front Porch Stage....179 Monticello North Main Historic District.....154 Monument Plaza........................................181 Moro Bay State Park...................................152 Morrilton Historic District............................68 Morris Antiques............................................60 Mosaic Templars Cultural Center................64 Mossy Bluff Trail & Buckeye Trail.................93 Mount Bethel Winery..................................208 Mount Holly Cemetery.................................65 Mount Magazine State Park.......................222 Mount Nebo State Park..............................211 Mount Olive United Methodist Church......227 Mount Sequoyah Recreation Center.........215 Mountain Valley Spring Company.............176 Mountain View Tourism & Visitor Guide......95 Mountain Village 1890..................................91 Movie House Winery.....................................68 Movies in the Park........................................65 Mulberry River............................................221 Municipal Auditorium................................170 Murals................................. 152, 154, 177, 211 Murry’s Dinner Playhouse............................65 Museum Lepanto USA................................124 Museum of Automobiles..............................68 Museum of Chaffee History, The................218 Museum of Discovery...................................65 Museum of Native American History.........209 Museum of Regional History......................182 Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie.....155 Musical Shows..............................................97 Mystic Caverns............................................219 Narrows Dam Trout Fishing.......................180 Nashville City Park.....................................180 National Cemetery/Fayetteville................215 National Cemetery/Fort Smith..................218 National Cemetery/Little Rock....................65 National Commemorative Site..................210 National Fish Hatcheries..............................97 National Park Aquarium............................176 National Park Duck Tours..........................176 Natural Bridge..............................................91 Neumeier Winery........................................227 Nevada County Depot Museum.................180 New Community Theatre, The...................154 New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.......153 New Rocky Comfort Museum....................171 Newton House Museum.............................171 Nimrod Lake...............................................221 1929 Hotel Seville.......................................220 Nite Lite Outdoors......................................211 Norfork Lake & North Fork River..................97 Norfork National Fish Hatchery...................96 North Cadron Creek.....................................58 North Central Arkansas Art Gallery.............91 North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAFAE).............92 North Little Rock Heritage Center...............70 North Little Rock ORV Park..........................70 North River Landing.....................................70 North Shore Riverwalk.................................70 Northwest Arkansas Naturals....................226 Nut House.....................................................60 Oak Cemetery.............................................218 Oak Leaf Gallery & Gift Shop......................220 Oakland Cemetery.....................................170 Oaklawn Racing & Gaming........................176 Oil Heritage Park........................................171 Old Company House..................................149 Old Frisco Depot.........................................227 Old Gin Antiques...........................................60 Old Independence Regional Museum.........90 Old Jail Museum.........................................219 Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, The................................................70 Old Post Mountain Bike Trail.....................224 Old Rock Gym.............................................219 Old Spanish Treasure Cave........................226

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Old State House Museum............................65 Olmstead Funeral & Historical Museum......93 Oneal Outfitters, Batesville..........................90 Onyx Cave...................................................213 Opera In The Ozarks at Inspiration Point.....................................................213 Oppelo Flea Market......................................71 ORBI Rentals...............................................178 Osceola Municipal Golf Course..................125 Osceola Parks & Recreation.......................126 Ouachita Artists Gallery & Studio..............179 Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery..................................................168 Ouachita Baptist University Jones Performing Arts Center........................169 Ouachita Little Theatre..............................178 Ouachita National Forest...........................182 Ouachita National Recreation Trail..... 72, 182 Ouachita River.................................... 156, 183 Ouachita River Trail & Whitewater Boating Park........................................178 Our Lady of the Lake Church Museum......153 Outlets at Little Rock....................................65 Overflow National Wildlife Refuge............156 Ozark Area Depot Museum........................221 Ozark Beer Co.............................................223 Ozark Bridge...............................................221 Ozark Center Point Place...........................226 Ozark Corn Maze.........................................210 Ozark Folk Center State Park.......................95 Ozark Folkways Heritage Center...............227 Ozark Heritage Arts Center & Museum........94 Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail.............. 97, 211, 221, 228 Ozark History Mural....................................221 Ozark Lake..................................................221 Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail.......................98 Ozark Mountain Music Makers.....................96 Ozark Mountain Ziplines............................213 Ozark National Forest.................... 95, 98, 228 Parachute Inn.............................................129 Paradise Cove Marina.................................176 Paragould Community Center & Water Park............................................126 Paragould War Memorial/Statue of Liberty..................................................126 Park at West End, The................................218 Parkin Archeological State Park................126 Parrot Island Water Park............................218 Patrick J. Ahern House...............................182 Paul Michael Company..............................153 Pea Ridge National Military Park...............222 Peabody Splash Pad....................................65 Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area.......................222 Peebles Farm..............................................122 Peel Ferry......................................................92 Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens.................................209 Performing Arts Center..............................219 Perry County Historical Museum.................71 Petit Jean State Park....................................68 Photographer’s Island................................182 Pickles Gap Village.......................................58 Pillow-Thompson House...........................152 Pine Bluff Convention Center....................155 Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum...............................155 Pinnacle Hills Promenade.........................224 Pinnacle Mountain State Park.....................65 Pioneer Village............................................180 Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf.....................176 Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge......................213 Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park...............................................71 Playtime Pizza..............................................65 Pleasant Crossing.......................................224 Pleasant Hill Shooting Range....................211 Pocahontas Meteorite, The........................127 Pocket Community Theatre.......................176 Political History Audio Tour.........................65 Pomeroy Planetarium................................154 Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge........169 Popeye Statue............................................208 Post Winery.................................................208 Potlatch Conservation Education Center.................................149 Potts Inn Museum......................................223 Powhatan Historic State Park....................128 Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park...........223

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Prescott Raceway Park..............................180 President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site..........................................172 Prim Rocks....................................................93 Pumpkin Hollow.........................................128 Quapaw Baths & Spa..................................176 Quapaw Canoe Company..........................152 Quapaw Quarter...........................................65 Quartz Crystal Mines/Rock Shops.............176 Queen Wilhelmina State Park....................178 Quicksilver Art & Fine Craft Gallery...........213 Quigley’s Castle..........................................213 Raimondo Winery.........................................94 Randolph County Heritage Museum.........127 Randolph County Quilt Trail, The..............127 Rapps Barren Settlement............................94 Razorback Regional Greenway..................228 Real Earth Creations..................................179 Rector Community Museum......................128 Rector Mural...............................................128 Reed Mountain Park, Dam Overlook & River Bluff Nature Trail........................222 Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park......59 Refined Ale Brewery.....................................66 Resettlement Village/Historic Clover Bend..........................................129 Restored 1921 Frisco Train Depot/ Visitor Information Center..................127 Reynolds Science Center Planetarium......169 Rialto Community Arts Center.....................68 Rialto Theatre...............................................72 Rice-Upshaw House...................................122 Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center & Wildlife Management Area...............170 Riddle’s Elephant & Wildlife Sanctuary.......58 Ridges at Village Creek State Park, The.....130 Ritz Civic Center.........................................122 Ritz Theatre................................................178 River Lights in the Rock................................66 River Market District.....................................66 Riverside International Speedway............129 Riverview Skateboard Park..........................70 Robinson Center Music Hall.........................66 Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67............................130 Rock ’N’ Roll Highway 67 Museum............125 Rock Region METRO.....................................66 Rock Town Distillery.....................................66 Rockefeller Legacy Gallery...........................68 Rockport United Methodist Church...........178 Rockwater Marina........................................70 Rogers Historical Museum.........................224 Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery........155 Ron Coleman Mining..................................177 Ron Newport Recycle Education Park.........59 Roundtop Filling Station Restoration.........72 Royal Theatre...............................................56 Rubye & Henry Connerly Museum.............150 Rush Historic District...................................97 Saddlebock Brewery..................................226 Sager Creek Arts Center.............................225 Saline River........................................... 56, 156 Sandy Beach Park......................................170 Sans Souci Landing....................................126 Saracen Landing.........................................155 Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery........226 Saunders Museum......................................210 Scenic Byways & Drives...................98, 130, 156, 183, 228 Scenic 7 Byway................................... 183, 228 Schaefers & Collins Pumpkin Patch & Farm....................................................68 Scott Family Amazeum..............................209 Scott Heritage Farm.....................................71 Scott Joplin Mural......................................182 Scott Plantation Settlement........................71 Sculpture at the River Market......................66 Segway of Arkansas.....................................66 Selma Methodist Church............................154 Selma Rosenwald School..........................154 Sequoyah National Research Center..........66 Serendipity at the Crescent.......................214 Serenity Farm Bread....................................94 Seven Devils Swamp Natural Area............154 Sevier County Historical Society Museum................................................170 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History...............226 Shoal Bay & Paris City Lake........................222

Shoppach House Historic Park....................56 Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills, The..................224 Shopping/Art Galleries............. 66, 70, 93, 228 Shores Lake Recreation Area.....................221 Siloam Springs Kayak Park........................225 Siloam Springs Museum............................225 Silver Moon Cinema.....................................58 Slaughter Pen Bike Park.............................209 Smackover Historic Commercial District.............................181 Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp...................222 South Arkansas Arboretum........................171 South Arkansas Arts Center.......................171 South Arkansas Symphony........................171 South Fork Nature Center............................91 South Fork of the Spring River.....................94 South on Main..............................................66 Southern Arkansas University Brinson Fine Arts Building.................................177 Southern Arkansas University Farm Tours...........................................177 Southern Tenant Farmers Museum...........128 Southland Park Gaming & Racing.............129 Spadra Waterfront Marina.........................211 Spirits of The Basin Tour............................214 Splash Pad at Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden...................................66 Splash Zone Water Park...............................59 Splashpad at Tyndall Park...........................56 Spring River.................................... 92, 98, 130 Springhill Park Mountain Bike Trail...........218 St. Charles Museum...................................155 St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church..................214 St. Francis County Museum.......................123 St. Francis National Forest.........................153 St. Francis River Bridge..............................124 St. Mary’s Catholic Church................. 152, 208 State Line Post Office & Federal Building................................................182 Statehouse Convention Center...................66 Steele Stevens Heritage Park.....................212 Stone’s Throw Brewing................................66 Studio Theatre..............................................67 Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Academy & Coury House Retreat Center...............226 Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail............................93 Sugarloaf Mountain......................................93 Sultana Historic Marker.............................125 SUP Outfitters.............................................214 Superior Bathhouse Brewery....................176 Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery..........214 Swan Sightings on Magness Lake................93 Sylamore Creek Trail....................................95 Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail........................95 Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA)..................................215 T-Rex Go-Karts/Laser Tag...........................176 Talimena National Scenic Byway..............179 Tapley Park.................................................179 Terra Studios..............................................215 Texarkana Regional Arts Center................182 Texarkana Symphony Orchestra...............182 That Bookstore in Blytheville....................122 Thermal Bathing & Day Spas.....................177 Thorncrown Chapel...................................214 Timberline Adventure Sports & Paintball.................................................56 Tiny Town...................................................177 Toad Suck Park.............................................58 Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park...............................................71 Tom Roe River Front Memorial Park............58 Tontitown Historical Museum...................226 Tontitown Winery.......................................226 Tracy’s on the Lake.......................................92 Trail of Tears Exhibit.....................................70 Trails...................................................... 70, 228 Tri-County Lake..........................................171 Tri-Lakes.....................................................183 Truman Baker Park.....................................227 Turner Neal Museum of Natural History..................................................154 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge..............214 21c Museum Hotel......................................209 Twin Springs Park, City Park & Bob Henry Park...........................................225 Two Rivers Museum...................................169 Two Rivers Park & Bridge.............................67 Tyler Bend Visitor Center.............................96


UAFS Drennen-Scott Historical Site...........227 UARK Bowl..................................................216 Union Square District.................................171 University Museum & Cultural Center.......155 University of Arkansas/Fayetteville...........216 University of Arkansas/Fayetteville Sports Museums..................................216 University of Arkansas/Little Rock Fine Arts Galleries..................................67 University of Arkansas/Pine Bluff Fine Art Gallery....................................155 University of the Ozarks Walton Fine Arts Center...................................211 USS Razorback WWII Submarine.................70 Van Buren County Historical Society Museum..................................................91 Van Buren Downtown Historic District......227 Ventris Trails End Resort............................219 Verizon Arena................................................70 Veteran’s Memorial.....................................127 Veteran’s Park...............................................60 Veterans Memorial.......................................70 Veterans Wall of Honor...............................208 Vietnam Veterans Museum........................218 Village Creek State Park.............................130 Vineyard Cabin...........................................219 Visitors Center & Museum..........................170 Walk Railroad History Hiking Trail...............96 Walk Through Historic Searcy Tour.............72 Walmart AMP..............................................224 Walmart Museum, The...............................209 Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum, The.......................................129 Walnut Ridge Depot...................................129 Walton Arts Center.....................................216 Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge........128 War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake.............224 War Eagle Creek..........................................228 War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge................224 War Memorial Park Natural Play Area & Pavilion...............................................67 War Memorial Stadium................................67 Warfield Concerts.......................................152 Wattensaw Bayou Water Trail......................59 Weekend Theater.........................................67 Wegner Crystal Mines.................................179 Wegner Museum & Warehouse..................179 West Mountain Brewing Company............216 Western Arkansas Ballet............................218 White County Pioneer Village......................72 White House Café.......................................170 White Oak Lake State Park.........................170 White River.................58, 72, 98, 130, 156, 228 White River National Wildlife Refuge/ Visitors Center......................................155 White Rock Mountain Recreation Area......221 Whitton Farms............................................128 Wiederkehr Wine Cellars............................227 Wiggins Cabin.............................................149 Wild River Country.......................................70 Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari.......219 Wilderness Areas.................................. 98, 228 Wildlife Management Areas............... 130, 157 Wildwood Park.............................................67 William Carl Garner Visitor Center...............93 William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands........................................67 William Looney Tavern...............................122 Winery of Hot Springs, The........................177 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute....................68 Withrow Springs State Park.......................220 Wolf House....................................................96 Wolf Pen Gap..............................................179 Wolf Pen Recreation Area...........................211 Womble Trail..............................................183 Woolly Hollow State Park............................58 World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum............................153 Wynne-Phillips House................................171 Zarks… a fine design gallery.....................214 Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend........................178

CITIES Alma............................................................208 Altus............................................................208 Arkadelphia.........................................168-169 Arkansas City..............................................149 Ashdown.....................................................169 Augusta.......................................................122

Barton.........................................................149 Batesville......................................................90 Bauxite..........................................................56 Beaver.........................................................208 Bella Vista...................................................208 Benton..........................................................56 Bentonville..........................................208-209 Berryville..............................................209-210 Big Flat..........................................................90 Bismarck.....................................................169 Blytheville...................................................122 Booneville...................................................210 Boxley.........................................................210 Bradley........................................................169 Brinkley.......................................................149 Bull Shoals....................................................91 Cabot............................................................56 Calico Rock...................................................91 Camden...............................................169-170 Casscoe.......................................................149 Cave Springs...............................................210 Centerville..................................................210 Charleston..................................................210 Cherokee Village...........................................91 Clarksville............................................210-211 Clinton..........................................................91 Columbus...................................................170 Conway....................................................57-58 Corning.......................................................122 Cotter............................................................91 Crossett.......................................................149 Dalton.........................................................122 Dardanelle..................................................211 De Queen....................................................170 Des Arc..........................................................58 Dover....................................................211-212 Dumas.........................................................150 Dyess...........................................................122 Earle............................................................123 El Dorado.............................................170-171 Elm Springs.................................................212 Eudora........................................................150 Eureka Springs....................................212-214 Fairfield Bay.............................................91-92 Fayetteville..........................................214-216 Flippin...........................................................92 Fordyce.......................................................171 Foreman.....................................................171 Forrest City.................................................123 Fort Smith............................................216-218 Fouke..........................................................171 Garfield.......................................................219 Gentry.........................................................219 Gilbert...........................................................92 Gillett..........................................................150 Glenwood...................................................172 Greenbrier.....................................................58 Greenwood.................................................219 Greers Ferry..................................................92 Hamburg.....................................................150 Hardy............................................................92 Harrisburg...................................................123 Harrison...............................................219-220 Hazen............................................................59 Heber Springs..........................................92-93 Helena-West Helena............................150-152 Hope............................................................172 Hot Springs..........................................172-177 Huntsville....................................................220 Jacksonport................................................123 Jacksonville..................................................59 Jasper.........................................................220 Jerome........................................................152 Jersey..........................................................152 Jessieville...................................................177 Jonesboro............................................123-124 Keo ...........................................................59-60 Kirby............................................................177 Lake Village..........................................152-153 Lakeview.......................................................93 Lavaca.........................................................220 Lepanto.......................................................124 Leslie.............................................................94 Lincoln........................................................220 Little Rock................................................60-67 Lonoke..........................................................67 Madison......................................................124 Magazine.....................................................220 Magnolia.....................................................177

Malvern................................................177-178 Mammoth Spring.........................................94 Manila.........................................................124 Mansfield....................................................220 Marianna.....................................................153 Marion.........................................................125 Marked Tree................................................125 Marshall........................................................94 Mayflower................................................67-68 Maynard......................................................125 McCrory.......................................................125 McGehee.....................................................153 McNeil.........................................................178 Mena....................................................178-179 Monticello............................................153-154 Morrilton.......................................................68 Mount Ida....................................................179 Mountain Home............................................94 Mountain Pine............................................179 Mountain View.........................................94-95 Mountainburg.............................................220 Mulberry.....................................................221 Murfreesboro.......................................179-180 Nashville.....................................................180 Newport......................................................125 Norfork..........................................................96 Norman.......................................................180 North Little Rock.....................................68-70 Oark............................................................221 Ola ..............................................................221 Oppelo..........................................................71 Osceola................................................125-126 Ozark....................................................221-222 Paragould...................................................126 Paris............................................................222 Parkin..........................................................126 Pea Ridge....................................................222 Pelsor..........................................................222 Perryville.......................................................71 Piggott........................................................126 Pine Bluff.............................................154-155 Pine Ridge...................................................180 Pocahontas..........................................126-127 Ponca..........................................................223 Pottsville.....................................................223 Powhatan............................................127-128 Prairie Grove...............................................223 Prescott.......................................................180 Rector..........................................................128 Rison...........................................................180 Rogers..................................................223-224 Rohwer........................................................155 Russellville..................................................224 Salem............................................................96 Scott..............................................................71 Searcy...........................................................72 Sheridan.....................................................180 Sherwood.....................................................72 Shirley...........................................................96 Siloam Springs...........................................225 Smackover...........................................180-181 Springdale...........................................225-226 St. Charles...................................................155 St. Francis...................................................128 St. Joe...........................................................96 Star City......................................................155 Stuttgart.....................................................155 Subiaco.......................................................226 Sulphur Springs..........................................226 Texarkana............................................181-182 Tontitown...................................................226 Turrell..........................................................128 Tyronza.......................................................128 Van Buren............................................226-227 Walcott........................................................128 Waldron......................................................227 Walnut Ridge..............................................128 Warren........................................................156 Washington.................................................182 West Fork....................................................227 West Memphis............................................129 White Hall...................................................156 Wickes.........................................................182 Wiederkehr Village.....................................227 Wilmot........................................................156 Wilson.........................................................129 Winslow......................................................227 Wynne.........................................................130 Yellville..........................................................97

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ATTRACTIONS/ARTS/RETAIL Arkansas & Missouri Railroad................................ 243 Arkansas Travelers...................... 81 Belle of Hot Springs.................. 189 Big Rock Fun Park....................... 81 Cosmic Cavern.......................... 243 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.................... 235 Department of Arkansas Heritage.................................. 73 Garvan Woodland Gardens...... 188 Glenwood Country Club........... 192 Great Passion Play, The............ 232 Loco Ropes................................ 105 Magic Springs Water & Theme Park...................... 190, C Mall at Turtle Creek, The.......... 135 Museum of Automobiles.......... 250 Northwest Arkansas Naturals................................ 238 Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport................... 229 Oaklawn Racing & Gaming............................. 187, C Opera in the Ozarks.................. 233 Outlets of Little Rock.................. 81 President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site.......... 196 Real Earth Creations..................... C Ron Coleman Crystal Mining........ C Scott Family Amazeum............. 237 Southland Park Gaming & Racing........................ 132-133 Terra Studios............................. 243 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge................................... 232 Walmart Museum, The............. 236 William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park......................... 79 CAMPING/CANOEING/ COTTAGES/LOG CABINS American Dream Vacations........248 Buffalo Camping & Canoeing....101 Buffalo Outdoor Center Cabins & Canoe Rentals...... 244 Buffalo River Float Service....... 104 Buffalo River Outfitters............. 106 Caddo River Camping & Canoe.................................... C Crain RV....................................... 77 Ozark Outlook Retreat.............. 105 Panther Valley Ranch................... C Silver Hill Float Service............. 103 Silver Run Cabins...................... 105 Wild Bill’s Outfitter...................... 99 DESTINATION CITIES Bella Vista.................................. 233 Bentonville................................ 234 Blytheville.................................. 137 256

Camden..................................... 199 Cherokee Village....................... 110 Conway........................................ 80 Dumas........................................ 159 El Dorado................................... 198 Eureka Springs.......................... 230 Fairfield Bay Community Center................................... 111 Fayetteville................................ 241 Forrest City................................ 138 Fort Smith.................................. 246 Hardy......................................... 110 Harrison..................................... 102 Heber Springs........................... 108 Helena....................................... 157 Holiday Island........................... 233 Hot Springs................................ 184 Hot Springs Village................... 191 Little Rock................................... 75 Mammoth Spring...................... 110 Mena.......................................... 196 Mountain View.......................... 111 Newport..................................... 139 Newton County......................... 105 North Little Rock......................... 74 Osceola/South Mississippi County.................................. 136 Ozark.......................................... 248 Pine Bluff................................... 158 Rogers-Lowell Area................... 238 Russellville................................ 250 Siloam Springs.......................... 240 Springdale................................. 239 Texarkana.................................. 197 Van Buren.................................. 247 West Memphis........................... 134 Wilson........................................ 139 HOUSEBOAT RENTALS/MARINA Almost Home Houseboat Rentals.................................. 192 Aqua Fun................................... 192 Bull Shoals Lake Dock.............. 105 Fout Boat Dock......................... 105 Gregg Orr Marine........................... C Quarry Marina........................... 104 LODGING America’s Best Value Inn............ 27 Best Western Inn of the Ozarks........................ 231 Best Western of Arkansas........... 33 Best Western Winners Circle Inn.............................. 188 Candlewood Suites/Conway..... 80 Capital Hotel............................... 76 Cliff House Inn........................... 245 Comfort Inn/Mountain Home....105 Comfort Inn & Suites/Conway.....80 Comfort Suites/Conway............. 80 Crescent Hotel & Spa................ 232 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton/ Bentonville........................... 238

Fairfield Inn & Suites/Benton..... 80 Hazel Valley Ranch................... 240 Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Conway....................... 80 Holiday Inn Presidential Center..................................... 78 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch........ 245 Hot Springs Hotel, The............. 183 Inn at the Mill............................ 242 The Hub..................................... 104 21c Museum Hotel.................... 237 REGIONAL TOURIST ASSOCIATIONS Arkansas Delta Byways............. 131 Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks............................... 250 Arkansas’ Land of Legends...... 158 Arkansas’ South........................ 198 Arkansas’s Great Southwest.... 196 Diamond Lakes......................... 185 Heart of Arkansas....................... 79 Northwest Arkansas................. 229 Ozark Gateway............................ 98 Ozark Mountain Region....... 99-105 Western Arkansas’ Mountain Frontier................ 246 RESORTS/RESORT LIVING Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.....186 Clarion On The Lake..................... C Delta Resort............................... 157 Edgewater Resort..................... 104 Gaston’s White River Resort......IBC His Place Resort........................ 105 Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina............................... 195 Lindsey’s Resort........................ 109 Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa..................................... 193 Rainbow Drive Resort............... 100 Self Creek Lodge & Marina....... 197 Stetson’s On The White............ 103 RESTAURANTS La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant............................ 190 Superior Bathhouse Brewery................................ 189 STATE PARKS Arkansas State Parks............. 14-15 DeGray Lake Resort State Park............................. 194 Mount Magazine State Park..... 249 Ozark Folk Center State Park.....107 VISITOR INFORMATION Arkansas Motorcycle Guide........ 32 Arkansas Water & Woods........... 26 Living in Arkansas....................... 27 C = Coupon


A F i r s t -C l a s s T i m e ... E v e ry T i m e . America’s #1 Trout Fishing Resort is Gaston’s. Our White River float trips for lunker trout are legendary from coast to coast. We do the work. All you do is fish – in style and comfort. Then there are the extras that make “resort” our last name. First-class lodging. One of the South’s finest restaurants featuring a spectacular view. A private club. Tennis and a pool. Nature trails for mountain biking and hiking. A conference lodge for your group meetings or parties. Even a private landing strip for fly-in guests.

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