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DESTINATIONS • ATTRACTIONS • STATE & NATIONAL PARKS

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USING THIS TRAVEL GUIDE Welcome to the 2018 Arkansas Travel Guide. This year, we share some of the top reasons to visit The Natural State. These unique Arkansas experiences are located in the front of the book. Inside, you’ll also discover destinations with distinct personalities. These six regions – Central, North Central, Upper Delta, Lower Delta, Southwest and Northwest – introduce you to native people, places, sounds and flavors you won’t find anywhere else. To help you plan your travels in these corners of the state, 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 back of the book for all listings. To view the Arkansas Travel Guide online, visit

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

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome To Arkansas............................... IFC-1 Using This Travel Guide ....................................2 Arkansas Map and Welcome Centers ... 4-5 More On The Web...............................................6 Unique Lodging ...................................................9 Waterways....................................................... 10-11 Waterfalls .........................................................12-13 Mountain Biking ............................................14-15 Road Cycling ..................................................16-17 Motorcycling...................................................18-19 Scenic Byways ............................................. 20-21 Musical Heritage and Festivals ............ 24-25 Arts ...................................................................26-27

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Arkansas State Parks ............................... 28-30 Arkansas State Parks Facilities ................... 31 Crater of Diamonds .................................. 34-35 National Parks............................................. 38-39 Indexes ....................................................... 251-256

Destination Areas Northwest ..................................................... 40-73 North Central ............................................. 94-110 Central......................................................... 124-150 Southwest...................................................162-187 Lower Delta ............................................202-220 Upper Delta ............................................ 224-243

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MORE ON THE WEB The 2018 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, deals and coupons, sample itineraries, and festivals and events. Check out the videos that capture the true beauty of the state and introduce you to local people doing interesting things in some of our favorite places. FreeArkansasInfo.com is also a great place to order regional and state brochures and travel guides — all available to you for free. Planning is part of the fun. Find inspiration, explore the possibilities, then get going on your next adventure in The Natural State. We’ll see you soon.

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Escape to Extraordinary An unexpected discovery in Arkansas is its wine-making heritage. Nestled in the Arkansas Mountains overlooking the Arkansas River Valley, the fertile soil and clean mountain air found here are ripe for viticulture and can grow all grape varieties of the world. Over 2000 Wine Medal Awards, both National and International, have been won. Family-owned and operated vineyards and wineries line the highway and include an 1880 Swiss Wine Cellar, a wine museum, winery restaurants and many other offerings. Free tours and tastings are available daily. For a map of the Arkansas Wine Trail and the Federal Designated Wine Appellations, visit ArkansasWines.org. $ 5 .$ 1 6 $ 6 : , 1 (& 2 8 1 7 5 < 75$,/

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UNIQUE LODGING In Arkansas, the place you lay your head during your travels can be just as exciting as the travel itself. You can book a stay in a primitive but modern living cave or adorable hobbit cave, luxurious treehouse cottage or charming castle, cute caboose or vintage gas station, wildlife refuge or houseboat, teepee or yurt. Sometimes, it’s not the accommodation that is unique but rather the location. For example, Longbow Resort, which Southern Living magazine labeled “the most beautiful spot this side of Eden,” is a 1,400-acre private estate near Prim that’s home to three distinct luxury cabins. Deer Mountain Events in Ozark has one luxury cabin on its 3,200 acres full of deer, elk, bear and amazing views. Shady River Getaway near Pocahontas has a firefly cottage that’s definitely off the beaten path. Arkansas.com |

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WATERWAYS The pristine lakes and rivers of Arkansas are ready for those who love the outdoors. With more than 600,000 acres of lakes here, there’s plenty of opportunity for fishing, swimming, sailing, powerboating, scuba diving, wakeboarding and more. Arkansas rivers have some of the nation’s best fishing waters, and the state has around 9,700 miles of streams, including the mighty Mississippi River, the state’s namesake Arkansas River and the cliff-lined Buffalo National River. Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on our waterways, and we also have affordable waterfront rental houses on some of the best lakes and rivers in America. Arkansas campgrounds, cabins and resorts, which frequently have day-use picnic areas and parks with easy-access boat ramps, can often be found along our waters too. Arkansas.com || Arkansas.com

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WATERFALLS Among the many treasures tucked away in the Ozark and Ouachita mountains are waterfalls. Some of the best hikes lead to the most rewarding discoveries. The effort is always worth it, but it can take you into steep and remote places, so use caution. Set out after a good rain. You know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting close when the air turns cooler. You will hear the rush of water before you see it. A couple of favorites that are easily accessible are Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park and Eden Falls along the Lost Valley Trail in Ponca. The Glory Hole in Deer is another sought-after one. Take your time in these special spots, enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING The mountain biking systems of Arkansas have something for everyone at every skill level. There’s plenty of dirt jumping, miles and miles of cross country, and great downhill courses. Trails run through wilderness areas, as well as urban areas. Plus, Arkansas’s mild climate allows for riding year-round. Our state parks, three national forests and numerous city parks are home to thousands of miles of mountain biking trails that provide that rush of the ride and connection to nature. Arkansas boasts 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 designated as the first-ever regional ride center. Mix all of that with communities that are passionate about the sport, and you’ll see why Arkansas is receiving lots of attention as a major new mountain biking hub. Find out more at Arkansas.com/ bicycling. View the Arkansas Mountain Biking Guide online, or order your free print copy for suggested routes, maps and attractions in the area at Arkansas.com/bicycling/mountain-biking.

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ROAD CYCLING Arkansas is the Cycling Hub of the South with cities and towns throughout The Natural State offering a range of road routes. Northwest Arkansas is popular for the Razorback Greenway, a 36-mile-long regional trail system. The Mississippi River Trail winds along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway in the Delta. Southwest Arkansas is home to routes that lead to scenic views of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains. In Central Arkansas along the Arkansas River Trail, riders traverse the Big Dam Bridge, one of the world’s longest bridges built specifically for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Biking events are big here too. Order your copy of the Arkansas Road Cycling guide with suggested routes, free maps and attractions in the area at Arkansas.com/bicycling/road-cycling. 16 16


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MOTORCYCL Years ago, a popular national motorcycle magazine published an article about “Top 10 Things Motorcycle Riders Should Be Thankful For.” On that list was “the entire state of Arkansas.” Arkansas offers some of the best riding in the country with scenic highways and byways that cut through national forests and coast along beautiful lakes and rivers. Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists make their way to The Natural State each year for rides and rallies. From the twisties in the Ozarks to the wide-open stretches across the Delta, there are roads for all riders of all styles — and plenty of off-road action too. The most famous route in the state is the Arkansas Pig Trail, a bucket list ride from Hwy. 23 to Hwy. 16 featuring numerous hairpins, as well as gentle curves with stunning views. After conquering this ride, stop by the local Turner Bend Store in Ozark for your “I survived the Arkansas Dragon” pin or patch. Visit Arkansas.com/motorcycling to order a free copy of the Arkansas Motorcycling Guide or to view the digital version online.

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SCENIC BYWAYS COLOR CO O IN N ARKANSAS NS S To experience the true beauty of Arkansas, take a trip along one or more of The Natural State’s scenic byways. During spring, dogwoods, jonquils and redbuds tint the state with their pinks, whites and yellows. In late April and May, wildflowers create a colorful backdrop for the state’s roadways. Fall is a stunning season in The Natural State as well! Autumn in Arkansas offers spectacular scenic beauty. The state becomes prismatic as fall 20 20


Talimena National Scenic Byway near Mena

decorates the foliage with its autumnal attire. Maples, oaks, sumac, sweetgum, hickory and sassafras take on the deep warm tones of fall. Popular scenic drives include the Boston Mountains Scenic Loop/U.S. 71 and I-49, AR 309/Mount Magazine Scenic Byway, Arkansas Scenic Highway 7, Crowleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway, Great River Road National Scenic Byway, Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway, Talimena National Scenic Byway and Mulberry River Road Scenic Byway/AR 215. Arkansas.com || Arkansas.com

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MUSICAL HERITAGE & FESTIVALS From the mountain music of the Ozarks to the deep blues of the Delta, Arkansas sounds are rooted in the rhythm of this place. There are sites that preserve Arkansas’s musical heritage — Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash in Dyess and the Delta Cultural

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Center in Helena-West Helena, to name a few — then there are cities cultivating a new scene. El Dorado is where it’s at in 2018 with the new Murphy Arts District, which celebrated its grand opening in late September 2017. The first phase of the $100 million plan includes The Amphitheater, The Griffin Performance Hall, The Griffin Restaurant and children’s Playscape. The second phase will see the $32 million restoration of the 1920s Rialto Theater and the creation of an art gallery adjacent to the theater. The district is named after the El Dorado-based Murphy Oil Corporation, a long-standing supporter of the arts and culture in South Arkansas. To learn more about the good times going on down there, visit Eldomad.com. More good times are to be had at festivals across the state. Some favorites include the Hot Springs Music Festival in June, and Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess and King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena-West Helena, both in October. For a complete list of events, visit Arkansas.com.

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ARTS The permanent collection alone — containing works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keefe and a host of others — is worth the visit to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Temporary exhibits, outdoor art and the Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman-Wilson House on location only add to this world-class destination, where admission is free courtesy of Walmart. Walking distance or a short bike ride away from Crystal Bridges is the 21c Museum Hotel with its own rotating works of art on display at the hip boutique hotel with creative fine dining at The Hive. Northwest Arkansas is also home 26 4


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville and the art town of Eureka Springs. In Central Arkansas, check out the Arkansas Arts Center and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theater in Little Rock. The big news from Little Rock this year is the 2018 Broadway season in the beautifully restored Robinson Performance Hall. Dirty Dancing, Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Lion King and Beautiful, the Carole King musical, are coming to the capital city. For tickets and showtimes, visit Celebrityattractions.com. To learn more about arts in Arkansas, visit Arkansas.com/things-to-do/arts.

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STATE PARKS What can we say about our Arkansas State Parks? Not enough to make you realize just how great they are! 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, from the lakes and rivers to the forests and the fields, what you’ll find at any of the Arkansas State Parks is one of the best experiences this wonderful state has to offer, as well as an opportunity to “make memories” that will last a lifetime! Arkansas’s 52 state parks are natural treasures set on gorgeous mountains, lakes, streams and forests. Enjoy endless outdoor fun, whether you’re a hiker, biker, wildlife watcher or whitewater paddler — these parks have something for everyone. Guided park programs and activities will also help you get in touch with nature. Park lodges, cabins and campsites offer unforgettable stays in scenic settings.

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CRATER OF DIAMONDS The thrill of searching for real diamonds (and keeping what you find!) makes Crater of Diamonds State Park a popular destination. If you go, take time to attend a live diamond mining demonstration, or watch an instructional video at the park’s Diamond Discovery Center. Other helpful tips include wearing old clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty, lathering on the sunscreen (the 34 2


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search area is an open ďŹ eld without much shade), dressing for the weather, wearing a hat and bringing water, snacks and extra clothes and shoes to change into after the dig. Visitors can bring their own gear to dig with or rent from the park. Crater of Diamonds is also home to a campground, picnic areas, a seasonal water park and restaurant, and walking trails. Arkansas.com| | 35 Arkansas.com


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Arkansas’s seven National Park Service sites cover everything from the Civil War at Pea Ridge National Military Park to civil rights at Little Rock Central High School. Also among them are the country’s first national river, Buffalo National River, and first federally protected recreation lands, Hot Springs National Park — which predates the establishment of the National Park Service by 84 years. Visitors can learn about the childhood and upbringing of President Bill Clinton at his boyhood home in Hope and about Arkansas’s earliest settlers at Arkansas Post. The Trail of Tears passes through Fort Smith National Historic Site, which explores 19th-century life on the edge of Indian Territory.

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MUST SEE Unique places of interest include Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a premier art museum that attracts visitors from all over the globe, in Bentonville; Arkansas Wine Country in Altus and Wiederkehr Village; Mount Magazine State Park atop the state’s highest peak at Paris; and the Fort Smith National Historic Site, which preserves the original frontier fort, jail, gallows and courtroom of Hangin’ Judge Isaac Parker. Also in Northwest Arkansas is the charming mountain town of Eureka Springs, known for its art galleries, boutiques, Victorian architecture and spas. It’s also home to Thorncrown Chapel, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a 500-pound Humpty Dumpty, The Great Passion Play and the seven-story Christ of the Ozarks statue.

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Fayetteville offers the fun that only a college town can with an arts and entertainment district, the University of Arkansas, a historic downtown and unique locales like Terra Studios, an arts complex. Nearby Springdale is home to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals minor league baseball team, and Rogers is a shopping mecca. The refinement of the Victorian era is also preserved in venerable Van Buren, known for its arts, crafts and antiques. It’s also a great place to book a ride on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad passenger train that heads north to Springdale and back, among other trips. WHAT’S NEW/TRENDING New additions to this region include a modern art mural trail that blends nicely with Old West history in Fort Smith. Eight more murals were painted on buildings last year during the Unexpected Project, a week-long festival held each summer that lets folks watch talented international artists create Arkansas.com | 43


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urban contemporary art downtown. In its third year, the festival has resulted in more than 30 murals. Foodie fun continues to grow in this region as well. The 8th Street Market in Bentonville is a community-focused food hub where the anchor tenants and merchants serve each other, as well as the larger community. It is committed to becoming a model for creating economic growth by supporting small and midsize local farmers and real food entrepreneurs. Here, you’ll find Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, Bike Rack Brewing, Hello Cocoa, Yeyo’s Mexican Grill and a vendor market with more market partners on the way. Culinary summits and food events are a big part of the offerings as well. HISTORY AND HERITAGE True West magazine selected Fort Smith as the Top True Western Town for 2013, and the city has consistently shown up in the Top Ten list of the publication in the years since. Adding to the city’s Western offerings will be the U.S. Marshals Museum, currently under construction and set to open in 2019. While Old West history and life on the lawless frontier is treasured in Fort Smith, Civil War history is preserved at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and the Pea Ridge National Military Park. Trail of Tears commemorative routes are also found in Northwest Arkansas. The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville has exhibits that span five different 44 | NORTHWEST


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periods of Indian history from all of the Americas, along with a giant woolly mammoth skeleton greeting people at the door. SPAS Eureka Springs has a thriving spa scene with historic and new offerings, including â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 1886 Crescent Hotel and New Moon Spa, 1905 Basin Park and Serenity Spa, Grand Central Hotel and Spa, New Orleans Hotel and Spa, and Palace Hotel and Bathhouse. Other unique pampering can be found at Riverstone Spa in the rural town of Ponca in some of the most scenic countryside in The Natural State near the Buffalo National River. Fayetteville is home to Therapods, where you can have a massage and experience weightlessness in a ďŹ&#x201A;otation tank. Day spas are located throughout the region. Arkansas.com | 45


SHOPPING Downtown historic districts offer unique boutiques and galleries that brim with paintings, sculpture, jewelry and other fine art. Tours of artists’ studios are popular in Eureka Springs and provide the opportunity to buy original pieces. War Eagle Mill and House of Webster tempt visitors with stone-ground grains and jams and jellies. Bentonville, Fayetteville and Rogers are also great cities for shopping. You can find a little bit of everything at small boutiques on the Bentonville Square, fun vintage shops in Fayetteville and the upscale Pinnacle Hills Shopping Center in Rogers.

Core Brewing and Distilling Company, Springdale

BREWS, WINES AND SPIRITS The European flair in Altus and Wiederkehr Village is 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 self-guided tour that rewards beer lovers who get their passport stamped at each one with a bumper sticker and commemorative bottle opener. While it started 46 | NORTHWEST


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. OUTDOORS You’ll find pretty little towns such as Ozark and Russellville on the Arkansas River, which provides exceptional recreation. Lake Dardanelle in

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the Russellville-Dardanelle area is one of the most popular lakes in the state, particularly for bass fishing. Beaver Lake offers limestone cliffs and 28,000 acres of clear water for boating, scuba diving, fishing and watersports. Marinas, outfitters, resorts, cabins and campsites are located on and around the lake. The Kings River and Mulberry River are popular for fishing and floating. The upper reaches of the Buffalo National River, known for great canoeing and smallmouth action, are found here too. State parks are nestled in valleys and found atop mountains. Devil’s Den State Park and Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area offer great mountain biking and hiking terrain in their hardwood forests. 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. The Railyard Bike Park in downtown Rogers features wall rides, whale tales and concrete lips, and is designed to accommodate different types of bicycles, striders to full suspension and dirt jumpers to BMX.

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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. For daring souls, Mount Magazine is a hang-gliding destination. Or you can get a free fall fix at Skydive Fayetteville and Skydive Skyranch in Siloam Springs. Rock climbing, caving, zip lining, wakeboarding and kayaking are popular too. MUSIC Music venues and festivals are hot tickets. The Fayetteville Roots Festival is a four-day urban 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 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, the Peacemakers Festival in Fort Smith, and Bikes, Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville. Eureka Arkansas.com | 49


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Springs entertains all year long with festivals and events for the blues, jazz, bluegrass, folks and even opera. The Walmart AMP in Rogers brings in big names to its outdoor venue all summer. Numerous indoor small stage venues host musicians all year long. FAMILY FUN There’s no doubt that the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville is affordable fun for kids and families, as is Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari in Gentry, The Park at West End in Fort Smith and several tour caves in the region. In addition to that, water parks cool you off in the summers, and the great outdoors lets you make lots of memories, like a family challenge to see who can skip a rock the farthest. NWA FACTS • The Buffalo River has the distinction of being the first national river in the U.S. • Mount Magazine is the state’s highest peak at 2,753 feet above mean sea level. • Subiaco Abbey is a Benedictine monastery with well-maintained grounds and circa 1891 Romanesque-style buildings. • Chaffee Barbershop Museum in Fort Smith preserves the site where Elvis Presley got his first G.I. haircut. • Pouring over ledges, shooting through willow thickets and whipping around sharp turns, the 55-mile-long Mulberry River is one of Arkansas’s wildest rivers in the spring, thus its designation as a National Wild and Scenic River.

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OALMA.................................... Alma Aquatic Park 479-632-0700 • 731 City Park Rd. Cityofalma.org

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

and winery. Offers tours, wine and juice tastings, graperelated gift shop. New retail sales and visitor center. Watch through the viewing window as your favorite wines are bottled, and taste some new varieties.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

479-468-2585 • ϱϭϯϮ^ƚ͘DĂƌLJ͛ƐDƚŶ͘ZĚ͘ Stmarysaltus.org 1902 Roman Basilica-style church known for its paintings and ornate goldleaf work. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Popeye Statue

479-632-4127 • &ĂLJĞƩĞǀŝůůĞǀĞŶƵĞ Almachamber.com Bronze statue of everyone’s favorite sailor man located in Popeye Park surrounded by fountains.

OALTUS................................... Altus Area Coal Miner’s Memorial 479-468-4684 • ůƚƵƐŝƚLJWĂƌŬ͕&ƌĂŶŬůŝŶ^ƚ͘

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 • ϭϬϲE͘&ƌĂŶŬůŝŶ

Original German-American State Bank, circa 1800s, with early coal mining equipment, local history. Listed on the National Historic Register.

Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards and Winery

479-468-4400, 800-558-WINE 8045 Champagne Dr. • Chateauauxarc.com

Located in Arkansas’s Wine Country. World’s largest planter of Cynthiana grapes. Largest U.S. Chardonnay vineyard outside California, largest Zinfandel planter in Arkansas. Wine tasting room.

Dionysus Wine and Brew

479-209-1234 • ϵϬϭϳZϭϴϲ Dionysuswinebrew@gmail.com Locally owned and operated boutique winery. Co-founders Sharla and Dennis Wiederkehr craft expertly blended wines using their combined 60 years of experience in the wine and hospitality industries. Gift shop and tasting room on site, with home brew kits, brewing supplies, and Dionysus’ own craft brew. Guesthouse glamping available. Stay in a Yurt with all the convenience of a hotel room. Central heat and air with a fantastic view of the Boston Mountains and Ozark River Valley.

Mount Bethel Winery

479-468-2444 • ϱϬϭϰDŽƵŶƚĞƚŚĞůZĚ͘ 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 ϭϳϬϬ^ƚ͘DĂƌLJ͛ƐDƚŶ͘ZĚ͘ • WŽƐƞĂŵŝůŝĞ͘ĐŽŵ Fifth-generation family-owned and operated vineyard 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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A rare example of a suspension bridge in Arkansas. Built in 1943, it is still in use today.

OBELLA VISTA.............................. Bella Vista Historical Museum 479-855-2335 • ϭϴϴϱĞůůĂsŝƐƚĂtĂLJ;h͘^͘ϳϭͿ 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 • ϱϬϰDĞŵŽƌŝĂůƌ͘ Cooperchapel.com

Designed by famed Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones. Awe-inspiring structure built of steel, glass and wood accentuates its natural environment, creating an ideal place for a wedding or quiet meditation. E

Veterans Wall of Honor

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.

OBENTONVILLE........................... 8th Street Market 801 SE 8th St. • 8stmarket.com

Community-focused food hub where the anchor tenants and merchants serve each other, as well as the larger community. Farmers Market, food truck park, merchants

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such as Bike Rack Brewing Co., Hello Cocoa and YeYo’s Mexican Grill. Located at the Brightwater: Center for the Study of Food building. Numerous food-related events throughout the year. Easily accessible from the adjacent Razorback Greenway Trail.

21c Museum Hotel

479-286-6500 • ϮϬϬE͟͞^ƚ͘ 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 led by award-winning chef Matthew McClure. E

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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.

479-903-7330 • ϭϳϬϬ^͘ϭƐƚ^ƚ͕͘ZŽŐĞƌƐ͕Z Bentonvillebrewing.com A production craft micro-brewery that wants to transform typical light-lager beer drinkers 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. (Note: Temporary location in Rogers; visit website for up-to-date information)

of square with 6.5 acres of woodland garden. Connected to multi-use trail system.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

479-418-5700 • ϲϬϬDƵƐĞƵŵtĂLJ CrystalBridges.org

Museum’s permanent collection spans five centuries of American art from Colonial to current day, on view year-round enhanced by temporary exhibitions. Crystal Bridges 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 • ϮϬϮ^t͞K͟^ƚ͘ 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. FREE admission. Audio wands are available for self-guided tours. E

Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens

479-254-3870 • ϰϬϬ^͘tĂůƚŽŶůǀĚ͘ Peelcompton.org Iconic Italianate Victorian mansion, built in 1875 by Col. Samuel West Peel as a symbol of his love for his wife. Contains formal Victorian gardens of heritage roses, perennials and native plants consistent with gardens grown in the era. The relocated pre-Civil War Andy Lynch log cabin serves as a visitor check in and museum store at the entrance to the grounds. Available for tours Tuesday-Saturday. The Mansion is available for rental for Lifetime and corporate events.

Scott Family Amazeum

479-696-9280 • ϭϬϬϵDƵƐĞƵŵtĂLJ Amazeum.org A 50,000-square-foot family discovery center and learning laboratory, featuring interactive and engaging science, technology, engineering, art and math activities including a tinkering studio, tree-inspired climbing canopy, indoor water area, full-size semi-truck and an acre or outdoor space. Bentonville Brewing Co.

Brightwater

479-631-8600 • 801 SE 8th St. Brightwater.org World-class food learning and cultural center. Academic and career training in the culinary arts, food systems, traditional and artisanal food crafts and entrepreneurial development.

Compton Gardens

479-254-3870 • 312 N. Main St. Peelcompton.org Serves as an exhibit space about the life of Dr. Neil Compton, a conservationist who was instrumental in the preservation of the Buffalo River. The former home is a unique rental space for conferences, workshops, retreats, intimate weddings and private events. One block north

Slaughter Pen Bike Park

Kīh͘^͘ϳϭ • Oztrailsnwa.com Over 20 miles of single-track designed by two of the premier trail builders in the country: IMBA and Progressive Trail Design. The theme is flow, but the best-in-class free-ride park and 16 skinny Northshore logrides prove why it is an ultimate bike vacation in Arkansas.

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. Free admission. E

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OBERRYVILLE............................... Carroll County Heritage Center 870-423-6312 • ϰϬϯWƵďůŝĐ^ƋƵĂƌĞ 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.

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Knoppers Ford Recreation Area

479-675-3233 • KīƌŬ͘ϭϭϲ

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Cosmic Cavern

870-749-2298 • ϲϯϴϲƌŬ͘ϮϭE͘ 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 • ϲϰϱƌŬ͘ϲϮ͘ Memorabilia from early 1900s to 1960s, including signs, gas pumps, glassware, automotive and amusing items. 1953 Ronald McDonald merry-go-round, 1906 roasted peanut and popcorn machine, Barbie doll collection, early riding metal toy cars and trucks, 1920s reproduction school house, complete filling station set up.

Saunders Museum

870-423-2563 • ϭϭϯDĂĚŝƐŽŶ Berryville.com/saunders-museum Extensive collection of firearms, including antique and unusual pieces. Also knives, Victorian clothing, accessories, textiles and furniture.

OBOONEVILLE............................. Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum 479-675-2666 • 256 Carey Rd.

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 • ϭϬϭϱϮKƵƚůĞƚWĂƌŬZĚ͘ A favorite spot for fishing, swimming and water-skiing. Five Corps of Engineers recreation areas and an overlook.

Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area

479-947-2372 • ϭϬϭϱϮKƵƚůĞƚWĂƌŬZĚ͘

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 • KīƌŬ͘ϭϭϲ

Campsites, scenic “swimmin’ hole,” group pavilion, hiking, picnicking. c E

John Paul McConnell Exhibit

479-675-2735 • 419 N. Kennedy

Honoring John Paul McConnell, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 to 1969. Called “The Airman’s General.” 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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Buffalo National River

870-439-2502 • EƉƐ͘ŐŽǀͬďƵīͬ 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.

OCAVE SPRINGS......................... Ozark Corn Maze 479-366-6246 • ϭϮϴϴϬƌŬ͘ϭϭϮĂƚ tĂŐŽŶtŚĞĞůZĚ͘ • 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.

OCENTERVILLE............................ Centerville Dragway 479-576-4001 • ϭϬϯϮϵƌĂŐƐƚƌŝƉ>Ŷ͘ 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 • ϭϬϭϱϭ^ƉĞĞĚǁĂLJ>Ŷ͘ 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.

OCHARLESTON........................... Belle Museum and Chapel 479-965-2269 • Main Street

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

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National Commemorative Site

479-965-7160 • ϭϮϱt͘DĂŝŶ^ƚ͘ 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.

OCLARKSVILLE............................ Horsehead Lake Recreation Area 479-754-2864 • KīƌŬ͘ϭϲϰ

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Johnson County Historic Sites

479-754-2340 • ϭϬϭE͘:ŽŚŶƐŽŶ 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 • ϭϯϭt͘DĂŝŶ^ƚ͘ 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

home to glass and ivory-carving collections, as well as monthly art exhibitions.

Wolf Pen Recreation Area

479-754-2864 • KīƌŬ͘Ϯϭϱ

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ODARDANELLE............................ Council Oak 479-229-3328 • North Front Street

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 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 • ϭϬϰϰϴ,ŽůůĂĞŶĚZĚ͘ 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

Swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing and water-skiing; wheelchair accessible. Eight miles north of Clarksville. c E

Nite Lite Outdoors

479-754-5540 • DĂƐƐĞŶŐĂůĞZŽĂĚ Huntsmart.com Outdoor catalog showroom featuring hunting, fishing and camping supplies with an expanded big-game exhibit.

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail

Ozarkhighlandstrail.com

Hiking trail roams across the highlands of the Ozark National Forest for 210 miles, from Lake Fort Smith State Park to Tyler Bend and across the Sylamore Ranger District. Over 34 miles of this trail traverse northern Johnson County, intersecting with the Ozark Highlands National Scenic Byway (Ark. 21) at Ozone.

Pleasant Hill Shooting Range

479-754-2864 • ƌŬ͘ϮϭE͘

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 • ϰϭϱE͘ŽůůĞŐĞ 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

Mount Nebo State Park

Mount Nebo State Park

479-229-3655 • ϭϲϳϮϴt͘ƌŬ͘ϭϱϱ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗877-879-2741 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. hĐĂ͘ĞĚƵͬƉŽƐƚŽĸĐĞŵƵƌĂůƐͬĚĂƌĚĂŶĞůůĞͬ 1937 Works Project Administration project depicting life in rural Arkansas located at Dardanelle Post Office.

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ODOVER.................................... Drewry Farm and Orchards 479-857-3018 • ϮϲϳsĂƵŐŚŶƐŝƌ͘

Peaches (June-August). Certified honey and honey bees, hives. Non GMO seasonal produce available. Quality hay available. Pumpkins.

Illinois Bayou River

A popular canoeing and fishing river; the only bayou in the country featuring Class II/III whitewater.

Long Pool Recreation Area

479-284-3150 • Kī^ĐĞŶŝĐLJǁĂLJϳE͘ Large natural pool on Big Piney Creek with picturesque bluffs, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, whitewater canoeing. c

OELM SPRINGS........................... Steele Stevens Heritage Park 479-601-3803 • ϭϬϲtĂƚĞƌǀĞ͘ 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 reenactments, 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.

OEUREKA SPRINGS..................... Aviation Cadet World

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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 • ϳϱWƌŽƐƉĞĐƚǀĞ͘ Americasmosthauntedhotel.com Tour one of America’s most haunted hotels, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. 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.

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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, T-34 primary trainer and F-16 Simulator. 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 • ϰϬϮϰDƵŶĚĞůůZĚ͘ Estc.net/belle

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 • ^ĐĞŶŝĐh͘^͘ϲϮt͘ 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 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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ESNA Railway

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.

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, 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

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Eureka Springs Gallery Association

479-253-9494 • ϭĂƐŝŶ^ƉƌŝŶŐǀĞ͘ ArtofEurekaSprings.com

Consists of the more than 30 art galleries of Eureka Springs. Represented are more than 1,000 local, regional, national, and international artists and fine craftspeople. Eureka Springs has been listed in the Top 25 Art Destinations in its city size for a number of years. It is in the same category with Santa Fe, Asheville, to name a few.

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 • ϭϯϳͲt͘sĂŶƵƌĞŶ;h͘^͘ϲϮt͘Ϳ Eurekatrolley.org Styled after colorful turn-of-the-century counterparts. Fun way to travel around the city.

The Great Passion Play

800-882-7529 • ϵϯϱWĂƐƐŝŽŶWůĂLJZĚ͘ 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 • ϴϬDŽƵŶƚĂŝŶ^ƚ͘ 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!”

Keels Creek Winery

479-253-9463 • ϯϭϴϱ͘sĂŶƵƌĞŶ 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

Opera In The Ozarks At Inspiration Point

479-253-8595 • ϭϲϯϭϭh͘^͘ϲϮt͘ Opera.org

Presents three fully staged operas during its June and July summer opera festival and traveling 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 68th 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 • ϮϬϴt͘sĂŶƵƌĞŶ 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 • WŝǀŽƚZŽĐŬZĚ͘Žīh͘^͘ϲϮt͘ Unusual geological formations deep in forest. Nature trails.

Quigley’s Castle

479-253-8311 • ϮϳϰYƵŝŐůĞLJĂƐƚůĞZĚ͘ Quigleyscastle.com The Ozarks’ strangest dwelling. See how Elise Quigley found a way to sleep surrounded by treetops full of blooms. Two-story tropical plants, birds and fish live naturally indoors; plus butterfly, rock, arrowhead collections beyond imagination. On the National Register of Historic Places.

Spirits of The Basin Tour

479-253-7837 • 12 Spring St. ^ƉŝƌŝƚƐŽŌŚĞďĂƐŝŶ͘ĐŽŵ

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. throughout the year. Tickets available in hotel lobby and online at ReserveEureka.com.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church

479-253-2222 • ϯϬƌĞƐĐĞŶƚƌ͘

Enter through the bell tower to see this historic 1904 church. Listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.”

Lake Leatherwood Park

479-253-7921 • h͘^͘ϲϮt͘ 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 • Kīh͘^͘ϲϮ͘ Onyxcaveeurekasprings.com Radio-guided tours of underground rooms, unique formations, ramp access to cave, gift shop.

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SUP Outfitters

479-244-7380 • ^hWͺKƵƞŝƩĞƌƐ͘ĐŽŵ 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.

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.

Thorncrown Chapel

479-253-7401 • ϭϮϵϲϴh͘^͘ϲϮt͘ Thorncrown.com Designed by noted Fayetteville architect E. Fay Jones. Chapel soars skyward from an Ozarks woodland. Extensive use of glass makes nature an integral part of the structure. Non-denominational. E

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

479-253-5841 • ϮϯϵdƵƌƉĞŶƟŶĞƌĞĞŬ>Ŷ͘ dƵƌƉĞŶƟŶĞĐƌĞĞŬ͘ŽƌŐ Atop the Ozark Mountains on 459 acres, this nonprofit rescue organization provides lifetime sanctuary to victims of the exotic animal trade. Learn about and see lions, tigers, bears and other animals as they enjoy their large, grassy habitats. Daily guided tours, as well as family-friendly and adults-only lodging accommodations available. Follow on social media for regular updates, photos, videos and more. c E

OFAYETTEVILLE....... .................... 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. On the Razorback Regional Greenway. c

Arkansas Air and Military Museum

479-521-4947 • ϰϮϵϬ^͘^ĐŚŽŽůǀĞ͘ 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 headquarters for one of the United States’ many aviator training posts during WWII.

Art Ventures

479- 871-2722 • ϭϬϭt͘DŽƵŶƚĂŝŶ͕^ƚĞ͘ϮϮϮ Artventuresnwa.org Contemporary galleries for adults and a children’s gallery that showcases regional art, hosts national and international exhibitions with excellent programming and community outreach. Features diverse artistic events and community activities including music, Sunday Salon artist talks and a variety of performances. Exhibitions change frequently; opening night receptions coordinated with downtown Fayetteville’s First Thursday art walk throughout the year.

Arts Live Theatre

479-521-4932 • ϴϭϴE͘^ĂŶŐǀĞ͘ Artslivetheatre.com Children’s theatre offering programs and education 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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Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

479-750-2620 • ϰϳϬϯE͘ƌŽƐƐŽǀĞƌZĚ͘ Bgozarks.org Unique destination featuring six-and-half 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 • ϵϯϬt͘ůŝŶƚŽŶƌ͘ 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 steps away from the University of Arkansas, the 1930s Tudor Revivalstyle home showcases life and times of the Clintons’ Fayetteville years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Features photographs, memorabilia, vintage campaign materials and a gift shop. Available for public tours, small meetings, receptions and weddings. Open daily except Wednesday. The First Ladies Garden features favorite flowers of every First Lady, as well as native Ozark plants and flowers.

Columbus House Brewery

479-935-3752 • ϳϬϭt͘EŽƌƚŚ^ƚ͘ 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. Call for tours.

Downtown Fayetteville

800-766-4626 • Ϯϭ^͘ůŽĐŬǀĞ͘ džƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĨĂLJĞƩĞǀŝůůĞ͘ĐŽŵ 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

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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.

Fayetteville Ale Trail

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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.

Fossil Cove

479-445-6050 • ϭϵϰϲE͘ŝƌĐŚǀĞ͘ Fossilcovebrewing.com We call Fayetteville home and focus on providing quality ales to Arkansas and the Ozarks. Find us at establishments across NWA or our Fayetteville Tasting Room. Brewery tours every Saturday at 5 p.m. Most popular offerings are the La Brea Brown and Paleo Ale.

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA)

479-521-4166 • Ϯϭϳ͘ŝĐŬƐŽŶ^ƚ͕͘^ƚĞ͘ϭϬϲ 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 ϭϮϭϬϯ,ĂnjĞůsĂůůĞLJZĚ͘ • Terrastudios.com A wonderland of art: watch glassblowers create the world-famous Bluebird of Happiness®; delight in the whimsical art park; buy unique gifts in the gallery of 100+ regional artists; enjoy a snack; play giant games; be creative in a mini-class; meditate at the labyrinth; discover the magic! Fun for everyone. Open daily. Free. E

Headquarters House Museum and Garden

479-521-2970 • ϭϭϴ͘ŝĐŬƐŽŶ^ƚ͘ 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

479-263-4957 • 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 • ϯϰϴϰ͘:ŽLJĐĞůǀĚ͘ 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 ThursdaySunday during indoor hours of operation sessions. Join the mission!

Mount Sequoyah Recreation Center

479-443-4531 • ϭϱϬE͘^ŬLJůŝŶĞƌ͘ Mountsequoyah.org

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 • ϳϬϬ'ŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚǀĞ͘ 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.

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TheatreSquared

479-443-5600 • ϱϬϱtĞƐƚ^ƉƌŝŶŐ^ƚ͘ Theatre2.org Northwest Arkansas’s only year-round professional theatre, offering a unique audience experience in an intimate space. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s 10 most promising emerging theatres.

UARK Bowl

479-301-2030 • ϲϰϰt͘ŝĐŬƐŽŶ^ƚ͘ 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

University of Arkansas

479-575-2000 • ůŽŶŐƌŬĂŶƐĂƐΘDĂƉůĞƐƚƌĞĞƚƐ Uark.edu Old Main, E. Fay 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, Arkansas Union; Fred and Mary Smith Exhibition Gallery, Vol Walker Hall; Mullins Library; Senior Walk, sidewalks inscribed with the names of graduates since

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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 • ZĂnjŽƌďĂĐŬZŽĂĚ Uark.edu

Tommy Boyer Hall of Champions Museum and Razorback Women’s Sports Museum, both in Bud Walton Arena.

Walton Arts Center

479-443-5600 • ϰϵϱt͘ŝĐŬƐŽŶ^ƚ͘ 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

An 1860s Victorian Renaissance home with period antiques, named for Brig. Gen. Benjamin Bonneville, legendary Oregon Trail explorer and former Fort Smith commander. This magnificent icon provides a dramatic backdrop for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, business meetings, dinner parties and other private events.

Chaffee Barbershop Museum

479-452-4554 • 7313 Terry St.

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.”

West Mountain Brewing Company

479-442-9090 • Ϯϭt͘DŽƵŶƚĂŝŶ^ƚ͘

On the historic downtown square. Enjoy a wide selection of top notch beers or take a growler home with you. Also serves pizza.

OFORT SMITH............................. 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 • ϴϯϬϬtĞůůƐ>ĂŬĞZĚ͘ 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 • ϮϬϬ'ĂƌƌŝƐŽŶǀĞ͘ 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.

Belle Grove Historic District

800-637-1477 • Downtown Fortsmithar.gov/bellegrove

A 22-block area of restored homes and buildings showcasing Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Eastlake Victorian Renaissance, Gothic Revival and Neo-Classical. c

Ben Geren Regional Park

479-646-2444 • 7200 Zero St.

Includes a golf course, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, fitness course with circuit stations, paved bike trail, backwoods hiking/biking trails, children’s playgrounds, picnic pavilions, disk golf course, miniature golf, Go-Karts, event centers, aquatic park.

Bonneville House

479-782-7854 • 318 N. 7th St. Bonnevillehouse.com 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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Chaffee Barbershop Museum

Chaffee Crossing

479-452-4554 • 7020 Taylor Ave. ŚĂīĞĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘ĐŽŵ

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. ŚĂīĞĞŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĐĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ͘ŽƌŐ

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 • ϯϯϬϭ^͘͞D͟^ƚ͘ 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.

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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. The Italianate-style mansion also provides a perfect setting for weddings and private gatherings with its stately parlors and expansive grounds.

Creekmore Express

479-784-2368 • ϯϯϬϭ^͘͞D͟^ƚ͘ FortSmithParks.com Train rides Wed.-Sun. May to Labor Day, Sat.-Sun. Sept.-Oct., plus mini-steam engine runs Memorial, Independence and Labor days, and opening night of Holiday Express. Holiday Express train runs Dec. 1-23 (excluding Sundays).

Darby House Tour Home

479-782-3388 • ϯϭϭ'ĞŶĞƌĂůĂƌďLJ^ƚ͘ General William O. Darby – founder of the famed Darby’s Rangers that fought in Italy during WWII and evolved into the modern day Army Rangers – grew up in this modest home, which now serves as a heritage museum that contains personal military memorabilia of General Darby and other WWII memorabilia, as well as tributes to Darby and artifacts from Cisterna, Italy; Fort Smith’s sister city.

Darby Legacy Monument

479-783-8888 • ϭϬƚŚĂŶĚ'ĂƌƌŝƐŽŶǀĞ͘ A 12-foot bronze statue of WWII General William Darby on his 1942 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Located in Cisterna Park.

Downtown Murals

479-783-8888 • 646downtown.com More than 30 large murals can be seen downtown as a result of the Unexpected Project, a 10-day festival held in September. National artist lineup varies each year, adding beautiful works of art that represent cultures from all around the world.

Fort Chaffee McClure Amphitheatre

479-784-2368 • ϳϮϬϭDĂƐƐĂƌĚZĚ͘ ĐŚĂīĞĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘ĐŽŵ

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, available for weddings, parties and events.

Fort Smith Little Theatre

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 • ϭϲϬϭZŽŐĞƌƐǀĞ͘ 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 • ϱϯϬϭZŝǀĞƌĨƌŽŶƚƌ͘ 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 • ϱϭϭϭZŽŐĞƌƐǀĞ͘ &ŽƌƚƐŵŝƚŚƐLJŵƉŚŽŶLJ͘ŽƌŐ 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 • ZĞĚWŝŶĞƌ͘ĂŶĚDŽƌŐĂŶ͛ƐtĂLJ 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 • ϮE͘^ƚ͘ Enjoy the town’s frontier past with “The Medicine Show

479-783-2966 • 401 N. 6th St. Fslt.org Live theatrical performances by Arkansas’s oldest continuously operating community theatre; since 1947.

Fort Smith Museum of History

479-783-7841 • ϯϮϬZŽŐĞƌƐǀĞ͘ 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 Historic Places. Gift shop. E

Fort Smith National Historic Site

479-783-3961 • ϯϬϭWĂƌŬĞƌǀĞ͘ Nps.gov/fosm

Remains of two frontier forts, Federal Court for the

Fort Smith National Historic Site

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on Hanging Day,” a comedy skit presented for groups by prior arrangement.

Miss Laura’s Visitor Center

479-783-8888, 800-637-1477 • ϮE͘^ƚ͘ 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. ŚĂīĞĞŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĐĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ͘ĐŽŵ

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 • ϱϮϮ'ĂƌůĂŶĚǀĞ͘ĂŶĚ^͘ϲƚŚ^ƚ͘ 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 • ϭϯϬϬ^͘'ƌĞĞŶǁŽŽĚǀĞ͘ 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 DoubleDecker Bus concession stand.

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 • ϭϳϬϬ>ŽĐŬĂŶĚĂŵZĚ͘

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. ŚĂīĞĞŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĐĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ͘ĐŽŵ

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 • ϰϳϬϭ'ƌĂŶĚǀĞ͘ Waballet.org Performances, classes and workshops throughout the year. E

OGARFIELD.................................. Ventris Trails End Resort 479-359-3912 • ϵϰϴϰ^ŝŵƌĞůůƌ͘ 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.

OGENTRY..................................... Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari 479-736-8383 • ϮϬϵϮϯ^ĂĨĂƌŝZĚ͘ 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.

OGREENWOOD............................ Bell Park 479-996-6357 • ĞůůWĂƌŬZŽĂĚ

Walking trails, rock promenade, disc golf and playgrounds. Covered picnic areas and 6,000-square-foot Ed Wilkinson Community Pavilion featuring 10 full-glass garage doors that can be raised for an open-air atmosphere. Amphitheater features a natural stone stage.

Coal Miner’s Memorial

Parrot Island Water Park

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 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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479-996-6357 • ^ŽƵƚŚĞĂƐƚŽĨdŽǁŶ^ƋƵĂƌĞ 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 • h͘^͘ϳϭEt

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.

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Greenwood Veteran’s Memorial

479-996-2742 • dŽǁŶ^ƋƵĂƌĞ

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 • ^ŽƵƚŚŽĨdŽǁŶ^ƋƵĂƌĞ 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. 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. 1,300-seat auditorium features concerts, recitals, musical productions.

Vineyard Cabin

479-996-6357 • ^ŽƵƚŚƐŝĚĞŽĨdŽǁŶ^ƋƵĂƌĞ 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

OHARRISON................................. 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.

productions, concerts, education programs and movies.

Mystic Caverns

888-743-1739 • ϯϰϭĂǀĞƌŶƐƌ͘ DLJƐƟĐĐĂǀĞƌŶƐ͘ĐŽŵ Experience a once-in-a-lifetime caving adventure through two of Arkansas’s most spectacular caves, Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome Caverns. Rock museum, gem mining, and gift shop. Scenic 7 Byway, eight miles south of Harrison and five miles north of the Buffalo National River.

Oak Leaf Gallery and Gift Shop

870-391-3504 • ϭϭϱt͘ZƵƐŚ 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.

OHOLIDAY ISLAND

Holiday Island Campground & RV Park

479-253-6995 • ϮϭE͘^ƚĂƌ>ŽŽƉ Holidayisland.us

Quiet, secluded environment with full hookups, 30 and 50 amp service. Walk to lake or short drive to golf courses and marina.

Holiday Island Golf Courses

479-253-9511 • ϭŽƵŶƚƌLJůƵďƌ͘ proshop@holidayisland.us Championship course features 18 holes of scenic beauty from atop the ridges of the Ozarks. Unique driving range; challenging par 30 nine-hole course. More than 24 wood carvings scattered on both courses and most can be seen from the roads.

Holiday Island Marina

479-253-3800 • ϭϮϰtŽŽĚƐĚĂůĞƌ͘ himarinafun.com Full-service marina offers free boat launch, slip rentals, boat, kayak and PWC rentals. Fuel, food, beer, bait and tackle, and picnic tables.

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Arkansas Welcome Center

870-741-3343ͻh͘^͘ϲϱE͘

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 • ϭϭϯt͘ZƵƐŚ 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

Withrow Springs State Park

Withrow Springs State Park

479-559-2593 • ϯϯϰϮϰƌŬ͘^ƉƵƌϮϯ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗877-879-2741 ArkansasStateParks.com/withrowsprings

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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

OJASPER.................................... Bradley House Museum 870-446-6247 • ϰϬϯt͘ůĂƌŬ^ƚ͘ 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 • ϲϬϭŽƵƌƚ^ƚ͘͘ Arkansaselkcenter.com

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 • ,ϳϬ͕ŽdžϮϲϭ 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.

Civil War, Desert Storm, Germany, Japanese, World War II memorabilia; dolls, Indian artifacts, toys; primitives, porcelain.

OMANSFIELD............................... Chocoville Cabin 479-928-5552

Circa 1825 log cabin served as a trading post for French traders and Choctaw Indians; used as a post office in 1852.

OMOUNTAINBURG..................... Artist Point ϭϵϵϮϰh͘^͘ϳϭ^ĐĞŶŝĐLJǁĂLJ

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.

Lake Fort Smith State Park

479-369-2469 • ϭϱϰϱϴ^ŚĞƉŚĞƌĚ^ƉƌŝŶŐƐZĚ͘ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗877-879-2741 arkansasstateparks.com/lakefortsmith 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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OLAVACA.................................... Military Road Museum 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.

OLINCOLN................................... Arkansas Country Doctor Museum 479-824-4307 • ϭϬϵE͘^ƚĂƌƌǀĞ͘ 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. c E

OMAGAZINE................................ Evans Museum 479-963-3987 • ϲϯϯϱE͘ƌŬ͘ϭϬϵ

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Mulberry River

Mulberry River

479-964-7236

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

479-667-2191 • ƌŬ͘ϮϭϱE͘

82-acre Ozark National Forest lake with swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking; fully accessible site; access to

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White Rock Mountain Recreation Area

479-667-2191 Whiterockmountain.com

Ozark National Forest north of Shores Lake, Ark. 215 N. Rugged scenery, cabins, lodge, camping, nature trail, picnic area, restrooms.

Ozark Bridge

800-951-2525 • ƌŬ͘ϮϯĂŶĚŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂů^ƚƌĞĞƚ 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.

OOARK.................................... 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.

OOLA......... Nimrod Lake

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479-272-4324 • Kī^ĐĞŶŝĐϳLJǁĂLJ^͘

Located on the Fourche LaFave River, this is a crappie hot spot. Corps of Engineers recreation areas offer campsites, boat ramps, picnic sites.

OOZARK.................................... Aux Arc Park 1-877-444-6777 • ϭϯϭϰƵdžƌĐWĂƌŬZĚ͘

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.

Deer Mountain Events

479-667-2288 • 7717 Contran Rd. Deermountainevents.com A premier, privately owned and operated venue for overnight cabin rentals, wildlife tours, corporate events, reunions and customizable day trips for fishing, skeet and trap shooting. Located 45 miles east of Fort Smith on 3,300 acres.

Historic Downtown District

479-667-5337 • ϯϬϬt͘ŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂů^ƚ͘ Mainstreetozark.com Six nationally recognized historic buildings concentrated near and around the Courthouse Square; most constructed from locally quarried stone, including the circa 1910 First United Methodist Church, recently 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

Mulberry River

See listing under Mulberry.

Ozark Area Depot Museum

479-667-5015 • ϭϬϯ͘ZŝǀĞƌ^ƚ͘

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.

Richland Creek on the Ozark Highlands Trail

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 • ϲϬϭt͘ŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂů^ƚ͘ 56-foot sand-carved mural history storyboard of Ozark’s riparian and agrarian past on display.

Ozark Lake

479-968-5008 Formed by Ozark Jeta Taylor Lock and Dam in 1969 on Arkansas River. Lake and neighboring town named from the French “Aux Arc” (pronounced Ozark) meaning Big Bend. Surrounding public land designated a State Wildlife Management Area. Fishing year-round. Picnic and camping amenities, RV park, boat ramps, hiking trails, playground equipment, overlook pavilion.

Reed Mountain Park, Dam Overlook and River Bluff Nature Trail

479-968-5008, 800-951-2525

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.

OPARIS.................................... Arkansas Historic Wine Museum 479-963-3990 • ϭϬϭE͘ĂƌďŽŶŝƚLJZĚ͘ 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.

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Cove Lake Recreation Area

479-963-3076 • ƌŬ͘ϯϬϵ

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 • ϭϬϭE͘ĂƌďŽŶŝƚLJZĚ͘ Cowiewinecellars.com

Small family-owned winery features tours, tastings, award-winning wines, and bed and breakfast inn. Largest church bell collection in the U.S. with more than 200; largest is 63 inches across. Also family chapel and Arkansas Historic Wine Museum.

Logan County Coal Miners Memorial and Museum

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 • ϮϬϮE͘sŝŶĞ^ƚ͘ 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

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

OPELSOR.................................... Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area 479-284-3150 • ƌŬ͘ϭϮϯ

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

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area

KīƌŬ͘ϭϲƐŝdžŵŝůĞƐƐŽƵƚŚŽĨWĞůƐŽƌ 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.

OPONCA.................................... Buffalo River Canopy Tour 870-861-5514 • ƌŬ͘ϰϯ ƵīĂůŽƌŝǀĞƌ͘ĐŽŵ

Guided zip line canopy tours allow guests to experience flora and fauna unique to Ozark Mountain hardwood forest. The mountain top 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.

Lonesome D Horse Camp & RV Park

479-938-2899 • ϳϳϲƌĂǀĞŶƐ>Ŷ͘ 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 • ϭϲϴϳϴƌŬ͘ϯϬϵ^͘ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗877-879-2741 MountMagazineStatePark.com 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

Local favorites for fishing, camping and water recreation.

Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp

479-964-7200 • ^ŽƌŐŚƵŵ,ŽůůŽǁZŽĂĚŽīƌŬ͘ϮϮ 15 family camping sites with outdoor shower; official trailhead for the 35-mile Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail; no water or electricity. c

OPEA RIDGE................................. Pea Ridge National Military Park 479-451-8122 • ϭϱϵϯϬ͘h͘^͘ϲϮ 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 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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Buffalo River Canopy Tour

OPOTTSVILLE............................... Potts Inn Museum 479-968-8369, 479-968-1877 • Ϯϱ͘ƐŚ^ƚ͘ WŽƩƐŝŶŶŵƵƐĞƵŵ͘ĐŽŵ

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.

OPRAIRIE GROVE......................... Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park 479-846-2990 • ϱϬϲ͘ŽƵŐůĂƐ ƌŬĂŶƐĂƐ^ƚĂƚĞWĂƌŬƐ͘ĐŽŵͬƉƌĂŝƌŝĞŐƌŽǀĞďĂƩůĞĮĞůĚ

One of America’s most intact Civil War battlefields,

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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

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.

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District features boutiques, salons and spas, variety of antique stores and upscale markets, art galleries and a bike and skateboard shop. Local bakeries, diners, pizzerias, cafés, coffee houses, clubs, restaurants and eateries. Attractions include Frisco Caboose, Daisy Airgun Museum, Rogers Historical Museum, Arkansas Public Theater, butterfly garden, historic architecture, live music on Frisco Stage.

Historic Downtown Rogers

479-936-5487 • 113 N. 4th St. MainStreetRogers.com

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

479-789-5000 • ϮϬϮϬϭ͘ƌŬ͘ϭϮ Arkansasstateparks.com/hobbsstatepark ĐŽŶƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶĂƌĞĂ, www.FriendsofHobbs.com

A.G. Russell Knives

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 32nd season, produces plays, musicals and special events throughout the year at the downtown historic Victory Theater.

Daisy Airgun Museum

479-986-6873 • ϮϬϮt͘tĂůŶƵƚ Daisymuseum.com Part of Rogers’ historic downtown area. Displays of airguns from the 1600s to present. Gift shop. The museum produces limited edition collectible Daisy BB guns including a Second Amendment, a Pledge of Allegiance and laser-engraved guns for each state.

Fast Lane Entertainment

479-659-0999 • ϭϭϭϳE͘ŝdžŝĞůĂŶĚ^ƚ͘ 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.

Golf Mountain

479-659-0001 • ϭϭϭϱE͘ŝdžŝĞůĂŶĚ^ƚ͘ Golf-mountain.net Thirty-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 • ϰϯϬϱ^͘ŝdžŝĞůĂŶĚZĚ͘ HighRise.us

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. Public shooting range.

Lake Atalanta

Visitrogersarkansas.com 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) • ϭϬϵE͘ƌŬĂŶƐĂƐ^ƚ͘ OzarkBeerCompany.com 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 • ϮϮϬϯWƌŽŵĞŶĂĚĞůǀĚ͘ 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 • ϰϯϵϳWůĞĂƐĂŶƚƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƌ͘ 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.

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The Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills

479-418-7900 • ϱϰϯϬWŝŶŶĂĐůĞWŽŝŶƚƌ͘ 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

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

Walmart AMP

479-443-5600 • ϱϬϳϵt͘EŽƌƚŚŐĂƚĞZĚ͘ WalmartAmp.com Arkansas’s premier outdoor concert venue with the largest outdoor stage house. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. E

War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake

479-789-2909 • ϮϭϰϵϰĂǀĞƌŶZĚ͘ 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-MarchNovember. c E

War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge

866-492-7324, 479-789-5343 ϭϭϬϰϱtĂƌĂŐůĞZĚ͘ • Wareaglemill.com Original mill opened 1832. Working water-powered grist mill, restaurant and gift shop.

ORUSSELLVILLE........................... Arkansas River Valley Arts Center 479-968-2452 • ϭϬϬϭ͘^ƚ͘ 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 • ϭϱϵϴ>ŽĐŬĂŶĚĂŵZĚ͘ “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 • ϭϱϬϮE͘ůWĂƐŽ^ƚ͘ 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 • ƌŬ͘ϯϮϲŽī^ĐĞŶŝĐϳLJǁĂLJ 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 • ϯϮϬt͘^ƚ͘ Russellvillearkansas.org

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Lake Dardanelle State Park

Lake Dardanelle State Park

479-967-5516 • 100 State Park Dr. ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗877-879-2741 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

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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.

OSILOAM SPRINGS..................... Arkansas Welcome Center 479-524-4445 • h͘^͘ϰϭϮt͘

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 • ϮϬϬϬt͘hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ^ƚ͘ 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 location and is on the National Register of Historic Places. c E

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Sager Creek Arts Center

479-524-9500 • 2000 W. University St. Community theater enlists the talent of JBU students, as well as other local theater aficionados. Located in the old sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1921, it is renowned for its stained glass windows.

Siloam Springs Kayak Park

479-524-5779 • ϭϵϮϱϯ&ŝƐŚĞƌ&ŽƌĚZĚ͘ Siloamspringskayakpark.com Positioned along the scenic Illinois River, family-friendly, alcohol-free park features engineered river for skilled kayakers, as well as beginners. Length of rapids approximately 700 feet, Class II and III difficulty. ADA designed riverbank allows easy access. Also climbing boulder, picnic area, accessible walking trails, rain garden. All users are strongly encouraged to wear life jackets.

Siloam Springs Museum

479-524-4011 • ϭϭϮE͘DĂdžǁĞůů 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.

Skydive Sky Ranch

888-456-JUMP • ϰϰϬϬ^ŵŝƚŚ&ŝĞůĚZĚ͘ Skyranch.com Founded in 1989. Hosts tandem skydives, accelerated freefall jumps, static line classes and more. Provides top-notch sport parachuting fun along with great jumper support – from your first jump to the national championships. Located at the Siloam Springs Airport.

Twin Springs Park, City Park and Bob Henry Park

479-524-5779 • ϮϬϲ͘DĂŝŶ^ƚ͕͘ ϮϭϮt͘hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ^ƚ͘ĂŶĚ ϱϬϬt͘ĞŶƚŽŶ^ƚ͘;ƌĞƐƉĞĐƟǀĞůLJͿ

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 • ϯϮϭ͘ŵŵĂǀĞ͘ Blackapplecrossing.com Black Apple Crossing is the state’s first cidery. It is located off of Emma Avenue just past mile marker 13 on the Razorback Regional Greenway. It has produced naturally gluten free hard apple cider with no added sulfites or other preservatives since July 2015.

Core Brewing and Distilling Company

479-372-4300 • ϮϰϳϬ>ŽǁĞůůZĚ͘ CoreBeer.com

Established in 2011. Broad variety of year-round and seasonal beers. Brewery tours available by appointment by contacting events@corebeer.com. From Bentonville to Hot Springs, Core Public Houses also provide a laid-back atmosphere to watch a game, catch some live music, and try a pint of some of the fine beers coming out of the brewery. c E

The Jones Center

479-756-8090 • ϵϮϮ͘ŵŵĂǀĞ͘ 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, 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

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.

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.

OSPRINGDALE............................. The Apollo on Emma

Thirty retail stores offering a wide range of products to

Ozark Center Point Place

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479-320-8165 • ϯϬϴt͘ŵŵĂǀĞ͘ Theapolloonemma.com

Historical movie theater renovated in 2017 and now a premier event venue downtown. Book corporate parties, luncheons, wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, or private parties.

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. Northwest Arkansas Naturals

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Saddlebock Brewery and Restaurant

479-419-9969 • ϭϴϮϰϰ,ĂďďĞƌƚŽŶZĚ͘ 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. 20 beers on tap, plus serves full meals from its restaurant. Raises its own Angus beef from its beer grain. c E

Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery

479-419-4999 • ϲϰϲϭ͘'ƵLJdĞƌƌLJZĚ͘ 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 • ϭϭϴt͘:ŽŚŶƐŽŶǀĞ͘ Shilohmuseum.org

Tontitown Winery

479-361-8700 • ϯϯϱE͘ĂƌƌŝŶŐƚŽŶZĚ͘ dŽŶƟƚŽǁŶǁŝŶĞƌLJ͘ĐŽŵ 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 (MayOct.) for live music on the patio. E

OVAN BUREN............................... Albert Pike School 800-332-5889 • 300 Main St.

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.

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

OSUBIACO.................................... Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Academy and Coury House Retreat Center 479-934-1001 • ϰϬϱE͘^ƵďŝĂĐŽǀĞ͘ 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.

OSULPHUR SPRINGS................... Old Spanish Treasure Cave 479-787-6508 • ϭϰϮϵϬE͘ƌŬ͘ϱϵ 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.

OTONTITOWN............................. Tontitown Historical Museum 479-361-8700 • Ϯϱϭ,ĞŶƌŝĚĞdŽŶƟůǀĚ͘ dŽŶƟƚŽǁŶ͘ĐŽŵ

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.

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Center for Art and Education

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.

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. 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

Constructed by emancipated slaves in 1889. Said to consist of the oldest black congregation of the UMC

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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

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

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.

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

479-GOT-WINE, 800-622-WINE ϯϯϮϰ^ǁŝƐƐ&ĂŵŝůLJƌ͘ 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

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 AnheuserBusch Brewing Company. E

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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.

OWALDRON................................. 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 • KīƌŬ͘Ϯϰϴt͘ A 960-acre lake known for its diverse fishing opportunities. Largemouth bass, crappie, catfish. E

Truman Baker Park

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Features an eight-acre lake and pavilions.

OWEST FORK............................... Devil’s Den State Park 479-761-3325 • ϭϭϯϯϯt͘ƌŬ͘ϳϰ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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.

OWIEDERKEHR Neumeier Winery

VILLAGE..... .....

479-209-1224 • ϯϰϬϲƌŬ͘ϭϴϲ

Part of Arkansas Wine Country, Neumeier’s is best known

Wiederkehr Wine Cellars

OWINSLOW.................................. Ozark Folkways Heritage Center 479-634-3791 • ϮϮϳϯϯh͘^͘ϳϭE͘ 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

OTHROUGHOUT 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

870-439-2502 • EƉƐ͘ŐŽǀͬďƵīͬ 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

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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

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

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

90-mile river forms in Madison County and empties into

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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.

Razorback Regional Greenway

NwaTrails.org

36-mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail meanders through parks, fields, forests and tourist destinations in a primarily off-street setting. Connects dozens of popular community mountain bike trails, schools, shopping areas and workplaces. Accessible at several locations with northern end at Lake Bella Vista in Bentonville and southern end at Walker Park in Fayetteville.

Scenic Drives

Arkansas.com/scenic-byways/ Four National Forest Scenic Byways are found in the region: Mount Magazine (Ark. 309 from Paris to Havana), the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pig Trailâ&#x20AC;? (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.

War Eagle Creek The War Eagle dances through some of the Ozarksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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)

Whiteriver.net/index.asp Loops in and out of Arkansas in the Ozarks. Canoeing is popular on the 31-mile stretch from near Fayetteville to down past Brashears. Late October through spring is the best time for floating. Below Beaver Dam, a premier spot for trout fishing; rainbow, cutthroat and German brown trout inhabit the depths. Gear and guides are available. Rental canoes and shuttles can be found along the river.

Wilderness Areas

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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Shopping

Spring, Main and other streets in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs offer handmade crafts, fine art, clothing and souvenirs reflecting high design, quality materials and fine craftsmanship. Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, 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.

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MUST SEE Unique places of interest include Sugarloaf Mountain on an island in Greers Ferry Lake. Catch the boat shuttle at Fairfield Bay Marina and hike to the top for amazing panoramic views. Blanchard Springs Caverns is a pristine natural adventure and one of the few developed cave systems operated by the U.S. Forest Service with guided walking and wild cave tours. Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View preserves local history through traditional music, crafts and dance. If you like race cars, don’t miss a visit to the Mark Martin Museum in Batesville, the town where this NASCAR legend’s racing career started. Also enjoy races at the Batesville Motor Speedway. The Natural Bridge near Clinton is a 100-foot sandstone formation millions of years in the making and hidden away in the scenic beauty of the Ozarks.

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HISTORY AND HERITAGE Explore nearly 200 years of history at the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville. Learn about early fur traders, settlement of the area and the Civil War’s impact on the region. The museum offers programs, interpretive exhibits and hands-on workshops. You’ll also find ghost towns at Calico Rock and Rush Historic District. The oldest public structure in Arkansas, the Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, is now a Department of Arkansas Heritage property. Come see the circa 1829 two-story log cabin overlooking the White and North Fork rivers. SHOPPING Offering unique downtown districts with shops and historic buildings are communities such as Mountain Home, Batesville, Gilbert, Harrison, Calico Rock, Yellville, Marshall, Hardy, Clinton, Heber Springs, Fairfield Bay, Cherokee Village and Leslie. You can shop hand-forged works of iron art and other handcrafted goods at the Arkansas Craft Gallery and Ozark Folk Center gift shop in Mountain View.

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BREWS, WINES AND SPIRITS Craft beer lovers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Winery, which produces wines, oils and vinegar in Mountain Home. OUTDOORS Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in America are here to enjoy; thus, popular things to do 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 ďŹ rst national river in the U.S. and is home to a large elk herd and incredible hiking trails. State parks worthy of exploration 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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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 also rejuvenating for those who like to lounge in houseboats or enjoy recreational play on the water too. WATER TRAILS The aim of the Arkansas Water Trails project is to highlight Arkansas as prime paddling territory by creating a system of water trails throughout the state. In the North Central region, grab a boat and paddle, and head to Crooked Creek. This water trail is known for smallmouth bass fishing but it offers much more for visitors seeking solitude, exploration and a float trip down a river. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission designated the 22-mile Crooked Creek Water Trail in 2012. ADVENTURE SPORTS North Central Arkansas beckons mountain bikers with International 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. For rock climbers, the Atoka sandstone and limestone bluffs overlooking Grassy Creek near Jamestown is the hot spot. The Crag has more than 80 climbing routes with difficulty ratings for beginners to experts. It’s ranked third in the state for size, right along with Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and Sam’s Throne. For hikers, the 210-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail traverses through this region. Motorcycle routes wind through the hills and valleys of this region as well. The scenery is great and the traffic is usually light. FAMILY FUN Family-friendly things to do include experiencing traditional folkways, seeing the wonders of a limestone cavern or visiting a craftsman at work. You’ll find these offerings at places like Ozark Folk Center State Park in 100 | NORTH H CENTRAL


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. Adventurous families enjoy the challenge of Loco Ropes offering three ropes courses, a climbing wall and a zip line experience located on the grounds of Ozark Folk Center State Park. NORTH CENTRAL FACTS • Greers Ferry Lake and Dam were dedicated in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy in his last public appearance before his fateful trip to Dallas. • Many of the petroglyphs in Rock House Cave, located in Fairfield Bay, were made during the difficult winter of 1776. The last glyphs appear to be dated 1828. • Batesville, which has been continuously occupied since 1808, is the oldest existing town in the state. • The town of Calico Rock is the setting for John Grisham’s New York Times best-selling book, Calico Joe.

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OBATESVILLE............................... 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

Batesville Historic Downtown

870-793-2378 • Downtown area

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

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

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

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Batesville Motor Speedway

870-251-0011 • 5090 Heber Springs Rd. Batesvillemotorspeedway.com 3/8-mile, dirt oval race track nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with races March - Sept. E

Bethel AME Church

870-793-5590 • 889 Oak St. 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 Only sport climbing crag in northeast Arkansas. Includes 80+ 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 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

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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. Martin is a 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee. E

Melba Theater

870-569-8002 • 115 W. Main St. MelbaTheater.org Located on Main Street Batesville. Renovated theater has single-screen movie theater that seats around 400. Also features live events and private parties. Regular movie ticket prices are $4.

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Gravity Brewworks

870-448-2077 • 11512 Ark. 14 E. Gravitybrewworks.com North Central Arkansas’s finest nanobrewery offers small batches of hand-crafted beer. Locally owned and operated in the small town of Big Flat. Open ThursdaySaturday. During winter months, call before you visit. What’s on tap? Usually eight beers and sometimes guest beers. Tours available of the brew house. Tasting room and beer garden. Growlers and quart bottles, logo merchandise for purchase.

OBULL 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. Guided tours only. 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. Off Hwy. 178.

OCALICO 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

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comprise East Calico Historic District and walking tour. Visit the town where John Grisham’s “Calico Joe” came to life.

Calico Rock Museum

870-297-6100 • 104 Main St. Calicorockmuseum.com Exhibits from pre-historic period to 1967 and important works culturally significant to Calico Rock and surrounding communities. Located in restored historic buildings along Main Street. E

Tom Tomlinson Art and Science Center

870-297-6200 • 103 Main St. Calicorockmuseum.com

Important works of folk art, including paintings, sculpture and carvings historically and culturally significant to Calico Rock. Lower level of building is dedicated to science. It is also part of the Discovery Network out of Little Rock. Located in restored historic buildings along Main Street.

OCHEROKEE VILLAGE...............

About two miles of public nature trails at west end of Greers Ferry Lake. Premier conservancy project of 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.

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

OCOTTER..................................... Cotter Rainbow Bridge

870-435-2663 • U.S. 62-B

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

OFAIRFIELD BAY.......................... Fairfield Bay Marina

501-884-6030 • 4350 Ark. 330 S. Visitfairfieldbay.com/marina Home to “Surf The Bay” water/music festival, Paddle Battle, Great Southern Stone Skipping Contest, Boati Gras and much more. Casual and Dinner Cruises on Belle of the Bay, daily shuttle service to hike the only island trail in Arkansas, Sugarloaf Mountain island. Rental ski boats, pontoons, fishing pontoons, jet skis, Craigcats and a full array of non-motorized water vessels.

Indian Rock House

501-884-4899 • 337 Snead Dr. Nestled under a hillside at Indian Hills Country Club. Natural sandstone grotto was the home of prehistoric cave dwellers. Cherokee Village

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.

OCLINTON................................... Clinton Art

202 Main St.

“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. Sandstone rock formation between two buttresses 100 feet long. Trail is .1 mile. Two 1800s cabins, a period wagon and moonshine still. Step back in time. c E

South Fork Nature Center

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

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.

OFLIPPIN..................................... Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery

870-453-3212 • Ark. 178 N.

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

OGILBERT..................................... 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.

OGREERS 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.

OHARDY.................................... Hardy Main Street District

870-856-3571 • Mainstreethardy.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 Located along the Spring River one block off Hardy’s historic Main Street. Includes a scenic river walk, playgrounds, pavilions. E

census, marriage, cemetery, schools, obituaries, others. Located in the historic Frauenthal House on the National Register of Historic Places.

Collins Creek (Catch-and-Release Area)

501-362-2416 • Off Ark. 25

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.

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.

Spring River

870-856-3210 • Access is from U.S. 63 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.

OHEBER SPRINGS....................... Big Creek Natural Area

501-324-9619 • Off Ark. 110 near Wilburn 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 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

Little Red River

Little Red River

501-362-9067

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

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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.

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

Sugarloaf Mountain

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

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.

OLESLIE.................................... 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

870-448-2557 • 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.

OMAMMOTH 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.

William Carl Garner Visitor Center

501-362-9067 • 700 Heber Springs Rd. N. 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.

OLAKEVIEW................................. Bull Shoals-White River State Park

870-445-3629 • Off Ark. 178 ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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), pavilions, marina/store, hiking/mountain bike trails and interpretive programs. Along the lakeshore, the day-use park offers picnic sites and playgrounds, plus a nature trail. James A. Gaston Visitor Center features state-of-the-art exhibits, aquariums, a gift shop, theater, barrier-free hiking trail and observation tower. c E

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Mammoth Spring State Park

870-625-7364 • 17 U.S. 63 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

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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

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.

OMARSHALL............................. 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.

The Ironworks Galleria

870-269-4766 • 201 W. Main theironworksgalleria.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.

OMOUNTAIN HOME................ Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours

870-492-5222 • 402 Cranfield Rd.

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

OMOUNTAIN VIEW................... Arkansas Craft Guild and Gallery

870-269-4120 • 104 E. Main Arkansascraftguild.org

Member owned and operated cooperative. Open yearround. Gallery features traditional and contemporary art and fine crafts of juried guild members from across the state. Artisans Market in April and October, plus Christmas Showcase first weekend in December at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. E

Blanchard Springs Caverns

870-757-2211 • Off Ark. 14 E. Recreation.gov

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. Wi-Fi spots available in cave while on tour. E

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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.

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.

Ozark Folk Center State Park

870-269-3851 • 1032 Park Ave. ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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

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Ozark National Forest, Sylamore District

870-269-3228 • Off Ark. 14 N.

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. 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.

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.

landing a rainbow at the hatchery’s Dry Run Creek.

Wolf House

870-499-0556 • Ark. 5 arkansasheritage.com Jacob Wolf home was built in the early 1800s and is believed to be the oldest log structure in Arkansas. Overlooks White River. Tours available on request.

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870-895-3004 • U.S. 62/412

Local and regional acts perform Saturday nights.

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

OST. JOE...................................... Historic St. Joe Depot Museum

870-448-2557 • U.S. 65 South Stjoearkansas.org

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 also has 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.

OYELLVILLE............................... Crooked Creek

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

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White River Theater

870-214-2326 • 507 Sylamore Ave. Whiterivertheater.com Largest privately owned live music theater in town with a 450-seat capacity. The theater offers remarkable bands and acts from all over the state and brings noteworthy, Branson quality shows to North Central Arkansas. All acts handpicked for their talent, entertainment value. Shows Friday at 7 p.m. or Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. More information, ticket purchase available online.

ONORFORK.............................. Norfork National Fish Hatchery

870-499-5255 • 1414 Ark. 177 S. Fws.gov/norfork

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870-449-4311 • Off Ark. 14 S. 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.

OTHROUGHOUT 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

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Greers Ferry Lake

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.

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

501-362-9067

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 environmental cleanliness. Corps of Engineers campgrounds and commercial parks available, along with first-class lodging, lakeside resorts, fine restaurants. Shopping and historical sites around lake.

Historic Towns

Batesville, which has been continuously occupied since 1808, is the oldest existing town in the state. Two historic districts contain fine examples of homes from every

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decade since the 1840s. Other towns with historic homes include Harrison, Calico Rock, Mountain Home, Yellville, Marshall, Hardy, Pocahontas, Heber Springs, Newport, Evening Shade, Clinton, Leslie and Mountain View.

Houseboating, Lake Fun

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

Little Red River

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.

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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

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

Scenic Drives

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

Spring River

870-856-3210 • Off U.S. 63, Mammoth Spring to Hardy Huge natural spring at Mammoth Spring State Park creates a constant year-round flow of fresh water for 20 miles of whitewater canoeing, trout fly fishing and riverside camping. Resorts and outfitters are available.

White River

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Norfork Lake

Norfork Lake and North Fork River

870-425-2700

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

Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail

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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

Arkansas.com/outdoors/hiking/areas/ North Central Ozarks boasts the Lower Buffalo and Leatherwood wilderness areas, adjacent to each other and sharing some 30,000 acres of pristine highlands. The Lower Buffalo is part of the Buffalo National River, and the Leatherwood Area is within the Sylamore District of the Ozark National Forest.

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bridges — great for taking in sunsets over nearby Pinnacle Mountain, one of several state parks just a stone’s throw from downtown. The surrounding cities of Conway, Benton, North Little Rock, Searcy and Jacksonville add colleges and numerous attractions and outdoor recreational opportunities to the metro area. Under an hour from the capital is Petit Jean State Park — Arkansas’s first state park, site of the breathtaking 95-foot Cedar Falls waterfall and the stunning CCC-constructed Mather Lodge. Arkansas.com Arkansas.com || 125


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MUST SEE 1. The Big Dam Bridge, the longest bicycle-pedestrian bridge constructed solely for that usage. 2. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, the setting for an incalculably important time in our nation’s civil rights history — and also the country’s only high school that is also a national park. 3. Petit Jean State Park, with its 95-foot Cedar Falls waterfall, Native American rock art, bluffs and grotto, has something for everyone. Spend a night or two in the CCC-constructed Mather Lodge so you can take in everything Arkansas’s first state park has to offer. ARKANSAS FACTS 1. North Little Rock is home to the Old Mill, the only surviving structure from the film Gone with the Wind. 2. The State Capitol Building is rumored to be haunted by former state representative Ira Gurley, who was crushed in an elevator accident in 1932. 3. Each year, Little Rock hosts the World Cheese Dip Championships — something that caused a bit of a ruckus when Texas got wind of Arkansas’s claim on cheese dip. 4. Country star Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, took his first name from the city of Conway, Arkansas. 126 | CENTRAL


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WHAT’S NEW/TRENDING The Arkansas Cinema Society launched in late 2017 with a mission to connect filmmakers, film enthusiasts and future filmindustry workers with a series of intimate, carefully curated screenings, talks and education programs. With award-winning (and native Arkansan) filmmaker Jeff Nichols heavily involved and longtime industry insider Kathryn Tucker at the helm, the society aims to be a year-round, statewide Little Rock Central High School

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inspiration for filmgoers and filmmakers alike. The inaugural “mini-festival” featured a series of screenings and discussions with the likes of actor Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Paterson) and director David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints); future plans promise similar events and more. CIVIL RIGHTS In September 1957, the eyes of the world were watching Arkansas as a group of black students — known as “the Little Rock Nine” — were escorted by federal troops past a mob of integration protestors and through the front doors of the all-white Little Rock Central High School. But that newsmaking event was just the beginning; the full story is told at the Central High School National Historic Site. Down the street, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center preserves and celebrates the history of Little Rock’s former 9th Street District, a thriving center for African-American businesses. The Arkansas Civil Rights History Audio Tour, available on iTunes or at littlerock.com, will guide you to these and more than 30 other important sites in the downtown area.

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HISTORY AND HERITAGE Arkansas maintains a respectful appreciation for the past, and agricultural, political, cultural, Native American, civil rights and Civil War history can also be found at museums and historic sites across Central Arkansas, including the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Old State House Museum, the MacArthur Museum of Military History, the Plantation Agriculture Museum, the Scott Plantation Settlement and Cadron Settlement Park. Numerous residential neighborhoods reflecting influential eras in architectural history are delightful for a stroll or a drive. WATER TRAILS If you’re a waterbug, it’s a great time to be in Central Arkansas! Appreciation for our waterways is on the rise, and two waterways in particular are in the spotlight. The Arkansas River, which runs straight through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock, has long been a popular spot for walking and biking alongside the Arkansas River Trail. Now local outfitters are offering opportunities to get on the river, including kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding. Also in Little Rock, the Fourche Creek watershed is among the nation’s largest urban wetlands, and the city is investing in new boat launches at parks throughout the metro area.

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SHOPPING Ready to shop till you drop? For high-end fashion, head to local boutiques, Pleasant Ridge Towne Center and Promenade at Chenal shopping centers in West Little Rock. Bargain-hunters and thrift shoppers have many options, such as the Outlets of Little Rock, where you can find steals from the likes of J. Crew, Restoration Hardware, Cole Haan, H&M and Nike, and Conway’s Yours Truly consignment shop, which deems itself “the largest in the South.” And, don’t miss U.S. 65 in Greenbrier and I-30 in Benton and Bryant, two roadways teeming with antique malls and flea markets. EDIBLE ARKANSAS — EAT LOCAL If there’s one thing this largely agricultural state has plenty of, it’s fresh local produce. Here are a few places to sample homegrown offerings: 1. Boulevard Bread Company in Little Rock is one of Central Arkansas’s original “locavore” establishments, and they bake all their breads in-house — which is why lunchtime staples like sandwiches, soups and salads are so sublime. 2. If you really want to get familiar with where your food comes from, look no further than The Root Café in Little Rock, where an ever-changing chalkboard announces where all your meal’s ingredients were produced. 130 | CENTRAL


3. BJ’s Market Café in North Little Rock serves up down-home, “justlike-Grandma’s” plate lunches using lots of fresh local produce. And they ought to — the café is right next to a market selling plants and products from area farmers. 4. The Southern Table is a new addition to Little Rock. “Boards and bites” of specialty meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables and accoutrements are sourced locally when possible and served family-style intended for sharing. BREWS, WINES AND SPIRITS While you’re eating like a local, you might as well drink like one, too. Brews are booming in Arkansas, and we’ve got several great ways to explore the ever-growing artisan beverage scene. The Locally Labeled Passport is a guide to the craft breweries, wineries and distillery in Central Arkansas, from the old stalwarts like Vino’s and Diamond Bear to the newest nano-breweries like Blue Canoe and Flyway. Grab a passport at participating locations and make your way from one brewery to the next, collecting stamps at each one; when you’ve visited them all, you can collect a souvenir T-shirt and coaster. The Arkansas Brews Cruise conducts three-hour tours of several breweries, with plenty of beer education and sampling along the way.

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OUTDOORS In Central Arkansas, you can get lost in nature without even leaving the capital city! The Witt Stephens Nature Center located in the River Market District focuses on the wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and wildlife resources in Arkansas. Its location on the river allows for wildlife watching on-site. 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. On the edge of Little Rock is Pinnacle Mountain State Park, which rewards intrepid hikers with sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley. In addition to five more state parks, Central Arkansas also boasts numerous city, Army Corps of Engineers, and Game and Fish Commission properties — including North Little Rock’s Burns Park, one of the largest city parks in the country! FAMILY FUN AND FREE THINGS TO DO 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, is one of the state’s biggest annual kids’ events. During the summer, the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball games fill Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock with kid-friendly between-inning 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. Many of the area’s popular attractions offer free admission, such as the Old State House Museum, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas Arts Center. UNIQUE EXPERIENCES 1. Tour the only brick-and-mortar museum in the Western Hemisphere dedicated to the art of the handbag at ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock. 2. Visit the only place in the continental U.S. where you can see Naval vessels from both the beginning and the end of World War II in the same place — the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock. 3. Eat buffalo fish ribs (like a cross between fried catfish and spareribs) at one of Central Arkansas’s oldest restaurants, Lassis Inn. 4. Explore the world’s largest assemblage of Native American expression at the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 132 | CENTRAL


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OBAUXITE..................................... 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 Park

501-557-5887 • 3200 S. Reynolds Rd. www.timberlinepaintball.com/ Family owned and operated; indoor and outdoor fields; paintball, airsoft, laser tag, SplatMaster; 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.

OBENTON.................................... 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

Gann Museum of Saline County

501-778-5513 • 218 S. Market St.

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.

Riverside Park and River Center

501-776-5970 • 1800 Citizens Drive https://www.bentonar.org/parks-recreation/ Complex consists of a soccer complex, softball complex, Boys and Girls Club, senior center, trails; the River Center consists of an aquatic center with leisure pool, two-story waterslide, play area and party rooms; four basketball courts, eight volleyball courts, indoor track, fitness and aerobics room. E

Royal Theatre

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

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OCABOT.................................... Allman/Bevis Sports Complex

501-605-1506 • 3001 S. 1st St. https://www.cabotparks.com/allmanbevissports-complex/ Softball complex with four fields and batting cage is the annual sponsor of the Arkansas Special Olympic Softball Tournament; soccer complex with 15 age-specific fields. E

Cabot BMX Track

501-278-7343 • 2351 Willie Ray Dr. www.cabotbmx.com/ A 1,150-foot bicycle motocross track with monster asphalt turns; sanctioned by USA BMX.

Cabot Community Pond and Walking Track

501-605-1506 • 881 Kerr Station Rd.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission-stocked pond; lighted, paved walking trail wraps the shore; multi-family pavilion with grill; 18-hole disc golf course, playground; single-family pavilion.

Cabot Sportsplex and Aquatic Park

501-605-1506 • 1245 Bill Foster Memorial Hwy. https://www.cabotparks.com/cabot-sports-andaquatic-complex/ Sportsflex features nine lit baseball fields with a walking track around the perimeter, two lit football fields, a new dog park, and a brand new, state-of-the-art aquatic facility featuring water slides, play pool, lazy river, full-service concessions stand and numerous party rental areas. c E

Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery

Rye Street, one mile northwest of Ark. 321 and Ark. 319 Jct. Historic monument to unknown Texas and Arkansas Confederate soldiers; site of a mass grave with as many as 1,500 soldiers; one of a small number of all-Confederate cemeteries in Arkansas; listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Starlite Community Theatre of Cabot

501-941-2266 • 508 N. Lincoln facebook.com/CenterstagePlayhouse

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

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

Saline River

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

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.

Splash Pad at Tyndall Park

501-776-5970 • 913 E. Sevier St. 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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OCONWAY.................................... Arkansas River

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

501-205-1922 • 1100 Bob Courtway, Suite 1 www.artonthegreen.net/ Houses the works of a fellowship of artists of every medium; features art in three-month rotations; 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 Park

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

softball, baseball and soccer fields, basketball and racquetball courts, tennis, walking trails, a rodeo arena, fitness center, skate park, playgrounds and picnic areas. E

Conway Symphony Orchestra

501-269-1066 • 201 Donaghey Ave. Conwaysymphony.org Professional orchestra performing masterworks and undiscovered musical gems, as well as holiday and children’s shows and park concerts. Performances held in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. E

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.

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

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.

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Cadron Settlement Park

501-329-2986 • 6200 Hwy. 319 http://www.conwayparks.com/Default. aspx?tabid=738388 On the National Register of Historic Places, this 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,

The largest man-made Game and Fish lake in the U.S.; covers approximately 6,700 acres. Popular for catfish, bream, crappie and bass fishing.

The Lantern Theatre

1021 Van Ronkle • Conwayarts.org Home to professional productions performed by the Conway Community Arts Association, a part of Conway and Faulkner County for over 40 years. E

North Cadron Creek

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Pickles Gap Village

501-327-8049 • 315 Hwy. 65 N. facebook.com/PicklesGapVillage Gets its name from the legend of a German immigrant who, while crossing the creek, overturned his load of pickles. Pickle Barrel Fudge Factory/Snack and Gift Shop has over 21 flavors of fudge and offers free samples. Travelers can relax and also shop a Flea Market, Knife Shop

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and Print Shop. Kiddie Land and pet friendly.

Red Curtain Theatre

501-499-9776 • 913 W. Oak St. Offers performance opportunities through community theatre, workshops and private instruction. Season consists of six main stage productions per year.

Silver Moon Cinema

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

pected 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.

Seasonal outdoor movies – two in spring and one in fall – shown 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 Includes boat ramp, picnic areas, pavilions, playground and campsites; excellent fishing includes bream, crappie, white and largemouth bass, several species of catfish. c E

ODES ARC.................................... Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area

877-734-4581 • Ark. 11

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

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, 1880sstyle dogtrot log cabin with outbuildings. E

Tom Roe Riverfront Memorial Park

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OGREENBRIER........................ ... 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.

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Woolly Hollow State Park

501-679-2098 • 82 Woolly Hollow Rd. Reservations: 877-879-2741 ArkansasStateParks.com/woollyhollow Located on 40-acre Lake Bennett. Offers swimming, fishing, boating, camping, interpretive programs, hiking and a 10-mile mountain biking trail. Also on-site is historic Woolly Cabin, the log home of the area’s first settlers. c E

OHAZEN.................................... Mike Freeze Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area

877-734-4581

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

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.

OJACKSONVILLE......................... Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex

501-241-2441 • 2800 Graham Rd.

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

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.

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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

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; huge collection of promotional band photos from local, regional and national artists that have visited.

Jacksonville Museum of Military History

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

Explores significant battle and home front activities including the Civil War Battle of Reed’s Bridge, WWI, WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam and the history of the Little Rock Air Force Base. The museum has extensive exhibits featuring the WWII Arkansas Ordinance Plant and the Cold War-era Titan II Missile Program, the largest nuclear weapon ever deployed. E

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.

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Ron Newport Recycle Education Park

501-982-0686 • 1300 Marshall Rd.

Environmental center with emphasis on materials that can be recycled at home or school; whimsical sculptures made from recycled materials; 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

OKEO............................................ Attic to Art

501-231-3232 • 4533 Hwy. 165 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 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.

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 cottongrowing community; located along Ark. 232.

Nut House

501-842-2721 • 474 Main St. 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 Old cotton gin now houses an antique store; furniture repairs, woodwork; concrete lawn ornaments and statues for sale.

Veteran’s Park

Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park

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

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

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501-404-0404 • 404 E. 3rd. St. 404tour.com

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Guided Segway tours of Little Rock’s River Market District, including the Clinton Presidential Center and Park. Open seven days a week; Monday and Tuesday by appointment.

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. Wall-to-wall trampolines, kids’ zone and Arkansas’s largest foam pit. E

Argenta Bead Company

501-537-0928 • 1608 S. Main St. Argentabead.com Features mosaics, collages, bead art, classes and various media by local artists; jewelry repair.

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

Arkansas River

501-324-5551 • http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/ Bass, crappie and catfish flourish in this major midAmerica fishery. Launching ramps and campsites at a number of Corps of Engineers public use areas.

Arkansas River Trail

arkansasrivertrail.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 Skatium

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

Arkansas Arts Center

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 Canvas restaurant, open for lunch. E

Arkansas Brews Cruise

Arkansasbrewscruise.com

Shuttled tours of three local breweries, with tastings and education providing a full craft beer immersion experience.

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 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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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

Arkansas State Capitol Grounds Monuments

501-682-5080 • 500 Woodlane “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. 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

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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.

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

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 performances annually including the popular “Nutcracker” in December. See website for performance locations.

Bark Bar

501-295-3989 • 1201 S. Spring St. Barkbar.com Arkansas’s first indoor-outdoor dog park and bar/ restaurant where dogs and their humans can eat, drink and play together. Features themed menus for both people and pups with an expansive outdoor playground. Day passes, monthly and annual memberships available. c E

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

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 museumquality 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

Big Dam Bridge

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, ropes course, maze 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

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 School National Historic Site

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

A major U.S. civil rights landmark. The first African-

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American students – known as the Little Rock Nine – were admitted in 1957 following a confrontation between Gov. Faubus, who used the state’s National Guard to block desegregation, and Pres. Eisenhower, who sent federal troops to enforce it. Tours daily. Museum and visitors center houses interactive exhibits depicting integration history. E

City Parks

501-371-4770 https://www.littlerock.gov/for-residents/ parks-and-recreation/ 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

restored as a museum. Driving tours only.

Dave and 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; special events.

EMOBA

501-661-9903 • 1208 Louisiana St. Ernie’s Museum of Black Arkansans and Performing Arts has exhibits on prominent Black Arkansans and the African-American experience. Tours available by appointment. Special events throughout the year including the Haunted Cathedral in October.

Empress of Little Rock

501-374-7966 • 2120 Louisiana St. Theempress.com Rebsamen Golf Course

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

Clinton Presidential Park Bridge

501-374-4242 • 1200 President Clinton Ave. 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

Curran Hall Visitor Information Center

501-371-0076 • 615 E. Capitol Ave.

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. 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 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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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 Arkansas’s “Downton 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 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 produce, locally prepared food and a variety of arts and craft vendors; open Saturdays 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May through September. 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

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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

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La Petite Roche Plaza

501-376-4781 • 202 La Harpe Blvd. 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

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. Tours take place annually on Friday nights in October.

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.

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. Award-winning, LEED®-certified building. E

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 Grog Shop. 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, including the annual Short Track Nationals.

Junction Bridge

501-374-3001 • 200 Ottenheimer Plaza http://www.littlerock.com/travel-tools/ local-services/detail/junction-bridge22 Constructed in 1884; now a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that spans the Arkansas River joining downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Can be rented for

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Lake Maumelle

501-868-9477 • Off Hwy. 10 Popular for fishing, sailing regattas, canoeing, kayaking and boating. No swimming. c

Little Rock Audubon Center

501-244-2229 • 4500 Springer Blvd. ar.audubon.org/little-rock-audubon-center Energy-efficient green building insulated with hay bales located on more than 450 acres of forest, grass and wetlands; 4 miles of trails provide 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, lead climbing area, bouldering walls, gym, classes; party room.

Little Rock Tours

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

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Award-winning sightseeing tour company offering 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

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

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

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

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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

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. Oldest museum in Little Rock, dating back to 1927; accredited by the American Association of Museums. Adults-only night on the last Thursday of each month. E

National Cemetery

479-783-5345 • 2523 Springer Blvd. Graves of veterans from Civil War to present; originally a Union encampment during the Civil War; designated a national cemetery in 1868 in order to concentrate the remains of Union dead that had been buried throughout Arkansas. Confederate section added in 1913. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Old State House Museum

501-324-9685 • 300 W. Markham St. Oldstatehouse.com One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country and, built in 1836, the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi. Now a museum of Arkansas history featuring permanent and changing exhibits, restored legislative chambers and special events. E

Outlets of Little Rock

501-455-9100 • 11201 Bass Pro Pkwy. www.outletsoflittlerock.com/ Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

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 through permanent, changing and traveling exhibits; active collection of African-American art; houses the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. Special events held throughout the year. E

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 throughout June 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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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, Under Armour, H&M, Restoration Hardware, Banana Republic, Oshkosh/Carter’s, Gap Factory, Dress Barn, Kay Jewelers, Rue 21. E

Peabody Splash Park

501-375-2552 • 202 E. LaHarpe Blvd. Designed from suggestions made by area children, playground includes outdoor and underground rooms, large native stones for climbing, large water spray area with motion-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

Political History Audio Tour

Littlerock.com/audiotour

Downloadable Arkansas political history walking tour of 23 locations throughout historic downtown Little Rock; sidewalk numbered decals correspond with audio file

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on 19th-century adventurers, Native American, Fighting Alley and Hell’s Half-Acre judges, legislators and mayors.

Quapaw Quarter

501-371-0075 • 615 E. Capitol Ave. Quapaw.com A nine-square-mile area that encompasses Little Rock’s oldest and most historic areas. Includes 15 National Register Historic Districts, Little Rock Central High School, Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and MacArthur Park. Walking and driving tours information available at Curran Hall.

Refined Ale Brewery

501-280-0556 • 2221 Cedar St. 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.

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

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 • 1201 S. Main 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 nearly 100 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

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. 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. Newest 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

Splash Pad at Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden

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

Robinson Center

Robinson Center

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

501-375-6717 • www.rrmetro.org

Vintage trolley replicas transport between downtown

For children up to age five, an addition to the kids play area of the Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden; located behind the Little Rock Marriott. E

Statehouse Convention Center 501-376-4781, 800-844-4781 101 E. Markham St.

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. Stonesthrowbeer.com Historic building in MacArthur Park now a brewery with a variety of craft beer on tap; hosts food trucks and serves products from local food artisans; free guided tours of the brewery; weekly and monthly community events.

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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.

Wildwood Park for the Arts

501-821-7275 • 20919 Denny Rd. Wildwoodpark.org Situated on 105 picturesque acres in west Little Rock; home to botanical gardens, trails, an arboretum and the 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.

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

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501-676-3188, 877-676-6963 • 23 Joe Hogan Ln. Two Rivers Park and Bridge

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

501-663-6385 • #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

Weekend Theater

501-374-3761 • 1001 W. 7th St. Weekendtheater.org Nonprofit theatrical community that produces yearround avant-garde, experimental, socially important and standard plays.

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

OMAYFLOWER............................. Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area and Nature Trail

877-967-7577 • Grassy Lake Road

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 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 other sights like beavers, bullfrogs and water snakes.

Schaefers and 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

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hayrides on Friday and Saturday evenings. Fresh produce from the farm during summer months.

OMORRILTON.............................. ARtspace Arkansas

501-354-0123 • 113 E. Broadway St. Gallery and studio space in downtown 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

501-354-8102 • 201 E. Railroad Ave. 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

877-967-7577 • Ark. 9 An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission property; one of Arkansas’s crappie hot spots; two wheelchairaccessible fishing piers available. c E

McCallie Ranch Antiques

501-477-2361 • 201 E. Broadway Antique co-op specializing in vintage western collectibles and primitives, including bits and spurs, saddles, chaps, along with pottery, linens, furniture and kitchen items.

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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, and the marquee can be rented for special messages.

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 on 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

ONORTH LITTLE ROCK.............

501-404-8604 • Church and Broadway Sts. https://www.mainstreetmorrilton.org/ 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. Reservations: 877-879-2741 PetitJeanStatePark.com Flagship of the state parks system. Encompasses 2,658 acres; includes 95-foot Cedar Falls, miles of trails, scenic overlooks, camping and cabins. Mather Lodge and Restaurant features expanded kitchen and guest registration, 50-person conference room and swimming

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Argenta Arts and Entertainment District

501-993-1234 • Main and Maple Sts. Argentaartsdistrict.org

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

Argenta Community Theater (ACT)

501-353-1443 • 405 Main St. Argentacommunitytheater.org

Black box theater located in the Argenta Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places; local productions range from narrative dramas to musical theater. Available for weddings, receptions and other special events. E

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Argenta Drug Store

501-374-4851 • 324 Main St. Built in 1887, it is the oldest continuously operating pharmacy west of the Mississippi. E

nights, sign up 6:30-7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons, sign up 2-3 p.m. Practice on Tuesday nights 6-8 p.m. Ask about first-race-free for new riders.

Burns Park

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, two 18-hole disc golf courses, softball, baseball, soccer, tennis, trails including access to the Arkansas River Trail; seasonal amusement park, archery range and dog park. c E

Central Arkansas Escape Rooms

501-396-9787 • 108 W. F Ave. CentralAREscapes.com

Central Arkansas’s first escape rooms! Work as a team using logic, intuition and communication to solve puzzles and connect clues before time runs out. USS Razorback

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 addition of the USS Hoga tugboat makes this the only place to see vessels that bookend World War II; the adjacent museum features exhibits about World War IIera vessels and Arkansas River history. Birthday parties, special event rental and overnight stays available for groups. E

Arkansas National Guard Museum

501-212-5215 • 6th and Missouri Ave., Camp Robinson • Arngmuseum.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

Arkansas River Trail

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Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

501-313-4158 • #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

501-758-1424 • Murray Lock and Dam 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

Bonzai BMX

501-410-0253 • 7201 Arline Laman Rd. http://usabmx.com/tracks/1264 Bonzai BMX, located in Burns Park, races on Friday 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 Park Bridge

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Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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

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

420 Main St. • dogtownfarmersmarket.com 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

Downtown Riverside RV Park

501-340-5312 • 250 S. Locust St. downtownriversidervpark.com

Located downtown on the Arkansas River, a few blocks from the Argenta Historic District and a close walk from downtown Little Rock and 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

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

Fort Logan H. Roots Military Post Historic District

2200 Fort Roots Dr.

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

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Revival architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. E

Funland

501-753-7307 Nlrpr.org Includes nine amusement park rides for younger children and the Argenta Belle train; available for party rentals during the week. Open Wednesday through Friday by appointment; Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. 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; stateof-the-art cabaret theatre is home to “The Main Thing,” a nationally acclaimed comedy act whose work has been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” MTV, HBO and OffBroadway. Original comedy shows suitable for all ages. 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 care 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

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The Old Mill

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 and Riverfront Drive North Little Rock’s first permanent, concrete-based skate park is located just east of Big Rock Quarry along the 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

RowAmerica North Little Rock Boathouse

501-313-5441 • 224 S. Locust St. Arboathouse.org

Club offers recreational and competitive rowing along with rowing clinics. 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

NorthLittleRock.org 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.

St. Joseph Center of Arkansas

501-993-4560 • 6800 Camp Robinson Rd. http://sjcark.webs.com Former orphanage on National Register of Historic Places. 56,000 square feet on four floors surrounded by 63 acres of pastoral grounds.

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

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.

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Wild River Country

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

J&P Ranch

501-920-6537 • 966 McCoy Ln. Pumpkin patch and hay maze, plus hayrides, petting zoo, recreation area, picnic tables, basketball goals, volleyball net and more; horses and a cow on-site; horseback rides for kids. Exit 165 off I-40. Call for hours of operation.

OOPPELO..................................... Oppelo Flea Market

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

OPERRYVILLE........................,...... Camp Ouachita Girl Scout Camp Historic District

501-889-8844 • 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; 7 furnished cabins and rehabilitated lake view camping unit.

Flatside Pinnacle Wilderness Area

501-321-5202 • Off Ark. 9

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

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. E

Lake Sylvia Recreation Area

501-889-5176 • Ark. 324, off Ark. 9 18-acre lake with swimming area, campsites, trails (including a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail), access to the Ouachita National Recreation Trail; picnic sites; fishing. c E

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

OSCOTT.................................... 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.

Marlsgate Plantation

Marlsgate Plantation

870-717-2789 • 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 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 Family Farm

870-283-9065 • 15301 Alexander Rd. A 30-acre CSA farm. A place where chefs source local ingredients to create the ultimate unique outdoor culinary experience family style. Dinner and supper events on farm. CSA farm shares always available.

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 ArkansasStateParks.com/toltecmounds

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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

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

OSEARCY....................................

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.

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

501-279-4276 • 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 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

White County Pioneer Village

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

OSHERWOOD............................... Highway 89 Raceway Off-Road Sports Park

501-764-8340 • 737 Hwy. 89 S. 89raceway.com

This 500-acre park has about 12 miles of off-road trails in an open field, two motocross tracks and a couple of mud bogs open to 4x4 trucks. Call before you haul.

Historic Roundtop Filling Station

501-835-1425 • 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. The building is currently being used as a substation for the Sherwood Police Department

OTHROUGHOUT REGION.......... Arkansas River

501-324-5551

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

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.

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Rialto Theatre

Rialto Theatre

501-268-6699 • 100 W. Race St.

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.

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 shows, special screenings. E

Walk Through Historic Searcy Tour

501-279-1010 • Downtown Searcy

The three-mile trail features 16 historic properties. Citizens 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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MUST SEE This region of the state is filled with a range of unique places to experience. For starters, Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and was the first federally protected area in the nation. The park safeguards naturally flowing thermal springs and is home to beautiful Bathhouse Row, a National Historic Landmark District with structures dating to the late 1800s. Eight bathhouses make up the Row, including two that tap in the area’s natural hot springs. While here, you can visit Superior Bathhouse Brewery, which is famous for being the first craft microbrewery located inside a national park and for using thermal spring water as a main ingredient in their brews. Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro is the nation’s only diamondproducing site open to the public, and this state park routinely makes national and international headlines for the diamonds found here by visitors. The nearby town of Mount Ida is often referred to as the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World, and there are several mines in the area where you can dig and keep your finds. Mena has panoramic views from vistas found along the winding roads of the Talimena National Scenic Byway. The

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Maxwell Blade is a well-known ďŹ xture of the entertainment scene. A new location to catch his performances is the historic Malco Theatre at 817 Central Avenue, which has been completely remodeled to host his shows. Also in town, phase two of the Evans Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adventure Garden at Garvan Woodland Gardens Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

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Carnes Park, which also features a pool, walking trail, baseball and softball ďŹ elds, tennis courts and a playground. A two-mile rails-to-trails project has also opened in town called the Trace Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail. The trail is dotted with pocket parks, outdoor exercise equipment, playgrounds and mass daffodil plantings. In Hope, you can visit the Klipsch Museum of Audio History. Klipsch is currently one of the leading loudspeaker companies in the nation. The museum tells the story of the company and Paul Klipsch (1904-2002), a Hope resident, audio pioneer and founder of the company. OUTDOORS Nationally renowned hiking, biking and paddling outlets can be found throughout the region. The Ouachita National Forest is a great option for those looking to take a quick day hike or backpacking venture. For mountain bikers, three IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Epic Arkansas.com | 167


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trails are located in the region: sections of the famous Ouachita National Recreation Trail, which currently holds title as the longest mountain biking trail in the state, the Womble Trail and the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. The latter includes trails along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita, the largest lake in Arkansas. The Iron Mountain trail system in Arkadelphia and Cedar Glades Park just miles from downtown Hot Springs are also popular singletrack spots. Many state parks in Southwest Arkansas showcase the lakes and rivers that can be found throughout the region. Each offers distinct interpretive programs to teach visitors about the local wildlife and surrounding terrain. For serious paddlers, the 26-mile Cossatot River, which is part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system, is one of the most challenging whitewater streams in the state with ratings that can reach expert in difficulty on some portions of the stream. For those who enjoy fishing, the Ouachita and Little Missouri rivers are popular in this area for trout and walleye fishing, while Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton are super spots for striper and bass. GAMING Oaklawn Racing and Gaming is not only Arkansas’s only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue, which is located at 2705 Central Avenue, is open year-round for simulcasting 168 | SOUTHWEST


and electronic gaming operations, and features live racing from January through mid-April. Known as the home of the Racing Festival of the South and Arkansas Derby, the track has been a place to see a range of standout champion horses over the years. FAMILY FUN For a memorable adventure, head to AdventureWorks Hot Springs. This park has over a mile of zip line adventures. Other zip line action can be found in the region at the Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend. At Mid-America Science Museum, you can see the state’s largest science center with more than 100 exhibits to explore. You can also visit the Evan Children’s Adventure Garden at Garvan Woodland Gardens and check out Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Or, enjoy fishing and watersports on the many lakes in the region including Lake Hamilton, Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson, Lake Catherine and DeGray Lake. The region is also home to interesting border towns such as Texarkana. The Arkansas-Texas boundary runs down the middle of the city, and you can pose with one foot in each state at Photographer’s Island at the State Line Post Office. While in town, you can also check out the cars at the Four States Auto Museum or cool off at Holiday Springs Water Park.

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HISTORY AND HERITAGE The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover tells the story of the South Arkansas oil boom. Camden, located on the banks of the Ouachita River, is rich in Civil War history. For those interested in baseball history, the Historic Baseball Trail in Hot Springs is a must. Also in town, The Gangster Museum of America focuses on the 1920s-40s era of Hot Springs. The museum highlights the stories of many notorious gangsters such as Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and Bugs Moran who were known to vacation in town. Historic Washington State Park in the tiny town of Washington preserves 19th-century life in Arkansas. Nearby is the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope, which tells the story of the nation’s 42nd president. SPAS AND SHOPPING Since Hot Springs is America’s original spa town, it’s natural that numerous spa facilities can be found here. Hot Springs National Park is a great place to start since the hot waters have been rejuvenating travelers since the days of de Soto and his explorers. Of the eight historic bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, two offer hot mineral baths. Quapaw Baths and Spa now occupies the historic 1922 Spanish Colonial Revival Quapaw Bathhouse and has large capacity public hot water pools and a day spa. The Buckstaff

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Bathhouse has operated continuously since it first opened in 1912. It is the only bathhouse on the Row that has never closed, and it still offers the traditional spa treatment. Hot Springs is also filled with numerous stores, antique shops and art galleries to browse throughout the city and on Central Avenue. In the nearby town of Mount Ida, Turtle Cove Spa is a destination spa located at Mountain Harbor Resort. It overlooks Lake Ouachita and has received numerous awards as one of the top spas in the nation. Shopping can be found across the region including in El Dorado, which has picturesque storefronts and a restored downtown filled with beautifully renovated 1930s-style buildings and many historic properties on the National Register. Arkansas.com | 171


OARKADELPHIA.......................... Arkadelphia Aquatic Park 870-246-2747 • 2575 Twin Rivers Dr.

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

Clark County 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 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)

1.4-mile paved trail with historical interpretive signage 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/ Home to an art gallery, numerous boutiques, restaurants, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Downtown River Park

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Hosts concerts in the state-of-the-art amphitheater in downtown Arkadelphia. Bring your picnic basket and hammock and enjoy the river view. 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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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.

Iron Mountain Mountain Bike Trail System

870-210-5204 • Skyline Drive near Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina

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 Obu.edu/visualarts

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

Site of numerous productions of music and drama. E

Reynolds Science Center Planetarium

870-230-5006 • 1100 Henderson St.

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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OASHDOWN................................ Ashdown City Park

OBISMARCK................................. DeGray Lake

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

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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870-898-2758 • 180 E. Whitaker St. >ŝƩůĞƌŝǀĞƌĐŽƵŶƚLJ͘ŽƌŐ 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. 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

18-hole golf course, restaurant, cabins. c E

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DeGray Lake Resort State Park

501-865-5850 • 2027 State Park Entrance Rd. ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 • 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

OBRADLEY.................................... 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

OCAMDEN.................................... Camden Riverfront 870-837-5500 • camden.ar.gov

Development on the Ouachita River; riverwalk, boat ramp, waterfalls, trailer parking and amphitheater. c E

Carnes Park & Splash Pad

Carnes Park Dr. SE

City park featuring pool, splash pad, walking trail, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and playground.

Driving Tours

870-836-6426 • 314 Adams SW Self-guided driving tour of historic and architecturally significant homes.

The Elliott Meek Nunnally Home

870-836-6426 • 761 W. Washington St. Millwood State Park

Millwood State Park

870-898-2800 • 1564 Ark. 32 E. Reservations: 877-879-2741 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) 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. 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

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.

McCollum-Chidester House

870-836-9243 • 926 Washington St. 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. 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

Boat ramp and trailer parking, overlook, pavilions, picnic tables, barbecue grills and playground. c E

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The Trace Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail

870-837-5500 • explorecamden.com/city/play/ Two mile rail-to-trail dotted with pocket parks, outdoor exercise equipment, playgrounds and mass daffodil plantings.

Visitors Center and Museum

870-836-6426 • 314 Adams SW

Restored 1913 train depot houses railroad and Civil War memorabilia and exhibits on local products.

White House Café

870-836-2255 • 323 S. Adams Opened in 1907, oldest continually operating restaurant in the state of Arkansas.

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. The city’s largest venue for live music and performances; 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.

Murphy Arts District

870-863-4547 • 100 W. Cedar, Suite A eldomad.com State-of-the art music, entertainment and restaurant complex.

White Oak Lake State Park

870-685-2748 • ϱϲϯƌŬ͘ϯϴϳ;ůƵīŝƚLJͿ Reservations: 877-879-2741 ArkansasStateParks.com/whiteoaklake Boat rental, marina, visitor center, campground, trails, pavilion and playground. Interactive exhibits and programs. Civil War artifacts. c E

OCOLUMBUS............................... Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center and Wildlife Management Area 870-983-2790 • 1685 CR 35 N.

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.

ODE QUEEN................................. Downtown De Queen 870-584-3225 • ϯϭϱt͘^ƟůůǁĞůůǀĞ͘ 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.

Museum featuring items relating to the county’s history. Country singer Collin Raye exhibit. Replica village with early town artifacts. E

OEL DORADO.............................. Arkansas Welcome Center 870-881-9160 • U.S. 167, 3315 Junction City Hwy.

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.

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. Softball, baseball facilities, two large pavilions, playground area, RV hookups.

McKinney-O’Conner House

870-862-5155 • 510 E. Faulkner

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Newton House Museum

870-862-9890 • 510 N. Jackson

Beautiful two-story circa 1849 home. Open for tours. E

Oil Heritage Park

870-863-6113 • 110 E. Cedar St. Pays homage to El Dorado’s boomtown history.

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 • Ϯϭϳ^͘:ĞīĞƌƐŽŶ͕^ƵŝƚĞϭϬϬ Southarkansassymphony.org Professional orchestra serving south Arkansas. 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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OFORDYCE................................... Charlotte Street Historic District 870-352-3520 • 119 W. 3rd St.

A collection of Charles Thompson homes on the National Register.

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. Across the street is the Dallas County Sports Hall of Fame and the Hall of Honor, which showcases the athletic heroes of Fordyce. E

Downtown Historic District

870-352-5262 • 221 Main St.

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.

OFOUKE.................................... Monster Mart 870-653-2497 • 104 Hwy. 71 FoukeMonsterMart.com

Convenience store features gifts, displays and information on the Fouke Monster and its representation in The Legend of Boggy Creek films.

OGLENWOOD.............................. Albert Pike Recreation Area 870-867-2101

Day use only. Natural pool in Little Missouri River, swimming, fishing, picnic sites, mountain biking and hiking trails.

Caddo River

870-356-4186

Beginning in southwestern Montgomery County, this scenic river flows across the Ouachitas until it broadens into DeGray Lake. Canoeing, excellent fishing.

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

Marks’ Mills Cemetery

501-682-1191 • Ark. 95

Site of initial interment of Union dead from Battle of Marks’ Mills. Honors 1864 Civil War battle and has displays, nature and hiking trails.

Tri-County Lake

501-223-6300

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. 1904 historic two-story. Listed on National Register. Group tours by appointment.

OFOREMAN.................................. Foreman City Park 870-542-7434 • Fourth Street

Walking trail, covered pavilion, picnic sites. E

Foreman Recreation Park

870-542-7434 • Highway 41

North of downtown Foreman. 43-acre park. Walking trail, playground, softball fields.

New Rocky Comfort Museum

870-898-2758 • 302 Schuman St.

Restored 1902 jail contains local artifacts and documents about Foreman, originally called Rocky Comfort. Open by appointment. E

Caddo River

Glenwood Country Club

870-356-4422 • 584 U.S. 70 E. Glenwoodcountryclub.com One of the gems of the Arkansas Golf Trail, offering golfing, lodging and a full-service restaurant.E

Lake Greeson

870-285-2151

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.

Little Missouri Falls

870-867-2101 • KīƌŬ͘ϴEtŽĨ'ůĞŶǁŽŽĚ Day-use area has cascading waterfalls, picnic area, hiking trail. Great for scenic photography. E

OHOPE................................... Fair Park 870-777-7500 • 800 S. Mockingbird Ln.

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Hope Visitors Center and Museum

870-722-2580 • South Main and Division Sts. Located in restored 1912 railroad depot. Railroad memorabilia, historic area photographs and exhibits about former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former

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Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who are both Hope natives. E

Klipsch Museum of Audio History

833-794-5287 • 136 Hempstead 278

Klipsch is currently one of the leading loudspeaker companies in the nation. The museum tells the story of the company and Paul Klipsch (1904-2002), a Hope resident, audio pioneer and founder of the company.

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

870-777-4455 • 117 S. Hervey and 2nd Sts.

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.

OHOT SPRINGS........................... 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.

A Bite of Hot Springs

501-781-0978 • ĂďŝƚĞŽĬŽƚƐƉƌŝŶŐƐ͘ĐŽŵ Interactive tour on foot. Covers about 2 miles of downtown. Experience Hot Springs’ food and history.

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

Bathhouse Row

501-620-6715 • ,Žƚ^ƉƌŝŶŐƐEĂƟŽŶĂůWĂƌŬ͕ 101 Reserve St. 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

Bathhouse Row Emporium

501-620-6740 • 515 Central Ave. The official book store and gift shop for Hot Springs National Park.

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. ƵĐŬƐƚĂĪĂƚŚƐ͘ĐŽŵ 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. 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

Adventureworks

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 • ϴϰϳtŚŝƫŶŐƚŽŶ alligatorfarmzoo.com

See more than 300 alligators from six inches to 10 feet in length. Petting zoo, mini-zoo with mountain lions, museum and souvenir shop. E

Arkansas Walk of Fame

501-321-2277 • 629 Central Ave. See plaques commemorating such famous Arkansans as 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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501-321-2277

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 1C 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. diamondheadgolfandcc.com This semi-private golf course features 18 holes and is a par 72 PGA golf course.

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Dryden Pottery

501-828-8328 • 341 Whittington Ave. drydenpottery.com Largest showroom of handmade pottery in state. Three generations, more than 60 years of craftsmanship. Demonstrations on potter’s wheels, gift shop.

Escape Rooms

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 35 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

Family Fun Park

501-520-1242 • 3500 Central Ave. Indoor bumper cars, site of Hot Springs Go Karts, rope and zip line course.

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

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.

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.

501-620-6715 • 369 Central Ave.

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 • ϭϬϳ^ƟůůŵĞĂĚŽǁ>Ŷ͘ Genesparling.com Handmade wood bowls, sculpture, furniture and more. Each piece is individually handcrafted to highlight the natural beauty of wood. Open by appointment only.

Fox Pass Pottery

501-623-9906 • ϯϳϵ&ŽdžWĂƐƐƵƚKī &ŽdžƉĂƐƐƉŽƩĞƌLJ͘ĐŽŵ 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 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.

Gulpha Gorge

Gulpha Gorge Campground

501-620-6715 • 305 Gorge Rd.

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 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.

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Haunted Tours

501-339-3751 • 430 Central Ave. hotspringshauntedtours.com Walking tour of downtown Hot Springs that highlights the haunted history of the city.

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) 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 • ϭϯϰŽŶǀĞŶƟŽŶůǀĚ͘ Hotsprings.org 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.

Hot Springs Historic District

501-321-2277 • Central Ave. (Prospect Ave. to Park Ave.) • Hotsprings.org Restored buildings dating from late 1800s and early 1900s now house art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants and shops. The Arlington Hotel, built in 1875, was a favorite of Al Capone. Bathhouse Row offers eight turn-of-the-century buildings including a visitor center and museum.

Hot Springs KOA Mini Golf

501-624-5912 • 838 McClendon Rd. Hotspringskoa.com 18-hole adventure course with 10 ADA-accessible holes. Snack bar on-site. 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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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 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 free tourist information for Hot Springs National Park and the Diamond Lakes Region. 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 Catherine

501-844-4176 • KīƌŬ͘ϭϳϭƐŽƵƚŚŽĨ,Žƚ^ƉƌŝŶŐƐ 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. ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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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Lake Hamilton

501-321-6871 • KīƌŬ͘ϳ 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

Lake Ouachita

501-767-2101 • 1201 Blakely Dam Rd. 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

See listing under Mountain Pine.

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park

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

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

501-624-0100 • 1701 E. Grand Ave. Magicsprings.com

Theme park 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

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 • 817 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

Mosaic Madness

501-321-1110 • 1125 Malvern Ave. Do-it-yourself walk-in studio. No appointment necessary.

Mountain Valley Spring Company

501-624-8017 • 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. EĂƟŽŶĂůƉĂƌŬĂƋƵĂƌŝƵŵ͘ŽƌŐ Native Arkansas fish and exotic saltwater species

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming

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. WŽĐŬĞƩŚĞĂƚƌĞ͘ĐŽŵ

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 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

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.

Riley Art Glass Studio

501-318-6193 • 710 W. Grand rileyartglass.com Two brothers own and operate Riley Art Glass Studio using age old glass blowing techniques. Live

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demonstrations. Studio open to the public.

Superior Bathhouse Brewery

501-624-2337 • 329 Central Ave. Superiorbathhouse.com

Microbrewery and restaurant located in the restored Superior Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row. Craft beer tasting room, beer on tap, pub fare and beer pairings. Holds title as first brewery to be located inside a national park.

OKIRBY..................................... Bear Creek Cycle Trail 870-285-2151 • Kīh͘^͘ϳϬ 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 ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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.

Superior Bathhouse Brewery

T-Rex Go-Karts/Laser Tag

501-520-1242 • 1117 Central Ave. seehotsprings.com Go-kart track and laser tag course on corner of West 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.

T-Rex Jurassic Golf

501-520-1242 • 1117 Central Ave. Indoor minature golf.

Thermal Bathing and Day Spas

501-321-2277

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 • ϯϳϰtŚŝƫŶŐƚŽŶǀĞ͘ Tinytowntrains.com Fascinating miniature village billed as the world’s greatest indoor mechanical display. See trains cross America. Small-town America, the Wild West and other historical wonders.

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.

OJESSIEVILLE.............................. 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

OMAGNOLIA................................ 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.

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.

Lake Columbia

870-234-5253 • CR 53 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.

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OMALVERN................................... 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. Baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and pavilions, and Bank of the Ozarks Stage, a performance stage made of brick. Home of Brickfest, an annual two-day festival the last full weekend in June.

Malvern Country Club

501-337-1482 • 473 Clubhouse Ln. 18-hole regulation-length golf course. This mediumlength 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. 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.

whitewater. For experienced canoeists and kayakers only.

Janssen Park

479-394-3141 • KīϳƚŚ^ƚƌĞĞƚ 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 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. ŽƵĂĐŚŝƚĂůŝƩůĞƚŚĞĂƚƌĞ͘ŽƌŐ Watch talent come to life through compelling characters, costumes and sets. Located in the restored Lyric Theatre across from the Mena Art Gallery.

Rockport United Methodist Church

501-332-2721 • 1779 Lodge St.

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.

OMCNEIL.................................... Logoly State Park 870-695-3561 • 20 Columbia Rd. 459 Reservations: 877-879-2741 ArkansasStateParks.com/logoly

Arkansas’s first environmental education state park. Group tent campsites, picnic sites, trails, exhibits, pavilion, gift shop. c E

OMENA.................................... Cossatot River 870-385-2201 • 1874 Ark. 278 W.

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

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

479-394-2863 • 3877 Ark. 88 W. ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 Queenwilhelmina.com

Located atop Rich Mountain along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Renovated lodge and restaurant, campsites, picnic areas, trails, miniature scenic railroad and miniature golf course. c E

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.

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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.

and other activities for children and adults.

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

OMOUNTAIN Geo-Float Trail

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501-767-2101 • Ark. 227 in Royal

Wolf Pen Gap

Wolf Pen Gap

479-394-2382 • CR 277 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.

OMOUNT IDA............................. Crystal Mines/Gem, Mineral and Rock Shops 870-867-2723 • DƟĚĂĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͘ĐŽŵ

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

870-867-2761 • 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. ŽƵĂĐŚŝƚĂĂƌƟƐƚƐ͘ŽƌŐ

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 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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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. ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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

OMURFREESBORO....................... Crater of Diamonds State Park 870-285-3113 • 209 State Park Rd. Reservations: 877-879-2741 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

Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village

870-285-3736 • 281 Kadoha Dr. 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

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 • KīƌŬ͘Ϯϳ

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Missouri River. Excellent for fly fishing, trout stocked during the cooler months. Easy public access.

ONASHVILLE................................ Nashville City Park 870-845-7405 • 1301 W. Johnson St.

Sports and recreation complex and park. Includes the Ronny K. Wood Wildlife Trail, which is mapped out via sections to highlight the diversity of habitat and wildlife that can be found in protected areas.

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. Depressionera café and other restored buildings including a oneroom schoolhouse and post office. E

Jenkins Ferry Battleground State Park

501-844-4176 • 13 miles south of Sheridan on Ark. 46 arkansasstateparks.com/jenkinsferry/

ONORMAN................................... Caddo Indian Memorial and River Walk

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Historic Caddo Indian burial ground with walking trail and wildflower garden along the Caddo River.

OSMACKOVER............................. Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

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The Old Norman High School Museum

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This stately two-story rock building was once the Caddo Valley Academy and boarding house. Partially renovated, the building now houses a museum telling the story of the school and local lumber industry. The school is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays, late March to early November. Call for appointment for other times.

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

OPINE 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

OPRESCOTT................................. Nevada County Depot Museum 870-887-5821 • 403 W. 1st St. Depotmuseum.org

Restored 1911 railroad depot contains exhibits on Civil War, agriculture, railroads, county history and Native American artifacts. Staff available to assist with genealogical research. E

Prescott Raceway Park

870-904-5952 • 5121 Hwy. 53 ƉƌĞƐĐŽƩƌĂĐĞǁĂLJ͘ŶĞƚ

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Smackover Historic Commercial District

870-725-3521 • 710 Pershing Hwy. smackoverar.com/

1/8-mile drag racing track.

Historic buildings, oil well exhibit, murals.

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OTEXARKANA............................... Ace of Clubs House

870-325-6381 • 200 Yaney St. cityofrison.com

903-793-4831 • 420 Pine Texarkanamuseums.org

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.

Built in 1885 in the shape of a playing card “club suite.” E

OSHERIDAN................................. B-17 Memorial Park

Check out the site that was host to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

501-425-1827 • 1836 Grant 51

The memorial site honors the nine airmen whose Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress crashed in Sheridan in 1943 and is located at the crash site of the World War II bomber.

Grant County Museum/Heritage Village

870-942-4496 • 521 W. Shackleford St. Grantcountymuseumar.com

Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

870-779-4991 • Corner of Walnut & 4th St

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.

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Bobby Ferguson Park

903-792-7191 • 50th Street ǀŝƐŝƩĞdžĂƌŬĂŶĂƵƐĂ͘ŽƌŐ 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 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. Enjoy some peace and quiet while touring Texarkana’s historic downtown.

Four States Auto Museum

870-772-2886 • 217 Laurel St. 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 A venue in Historic Downtown Texarkana with annual events including Mardi Gras and Railfest.

Gateway Farmers Market

903-748-9955 • ĂƐƚϵƚŚĂŶĚ:ĞīĞƌƐŽŶ Local farmers market.

Historic Perot Theatre

903-792-4992 • 221 Main Trahc.org

Ornate, fully restored 1924 Saenger/Paramount Theater hosts top national/international performing artists, touring Broadway shows and special events. Free tours. 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.

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870-779-4991 • 1520 E. 12th

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Kidtopia Park

903-798-3978 • 201 Oak St. 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.

Triangle Plaza at the corner of State Line Avenue and 7th Street. Downtown.

Lindsey Railroad Museum

903-748-1235 • 202 E. Broad St. Honors the railroad history of Texarkana.

Miller County Memorial

870-774-1501 • 400 Laurel St. ǀŝƐŝƩĞdžĂƌŬĂŶĂƵƐĂ͘ŽƌŐ 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 ŽƵƌƚŚŽƵƐĞͬWŽƐƚKĸĐĞ • ǀŝƐŝƩĞdžĂƌŬĂŶĂƵƐĂ͘ŽƌŐ Tributes to World Wars I and II heroes, as well as a sculptured 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

Old Town Texarkana

903-748-1234 • 202 E. Broad St. Facebook.com/texarkanasoldtown A replica of Broad Street, circa 1890, consisting of 11 of the city’s early stores. Available for viewing by scheduled tour. Reservations are required.

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.

Photographer’s Island

903-792-7191 • 500 N. Stateline Ave. ǀŝƐŝƩĞdžĂƌŬĂŶĂƵƐĂ͘ŽƌŐ

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Scott Joplin Mural

903-792-7191 • 3rd and Main Sts. ǀŝƐŝƩĞdžĂƌŬĂŶĂƵƐĂ͘ŽƌŐ 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. ǀŝƐŝƩĞdžĂƌŬĂŶĂƵƐĂ͘ŽƌŐ

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 St. texarkanasymphony.org

Performing in the Perot Theatre. Season: October-May.

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Historic Washington State Park

OWASHINGTON.......................... Historic Washington State Park 870-983-2684 • P.O. Box 129 HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com

A 19th-century restoration village preserves Arkansas’s Confederate capital from 1863-65 and the state’s largest collection of antebellum homes open to the public. Interpretive programs and tours daily. Williams’ Tavern Restaurant on-site. Re-created blacksmith shop, weapons and printing museums. Horse-drawn surrey rides. c E

OWICKES.................................... 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

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

Hickory Nut Mountain Vista/ Recreation Area

870-867-2101 • Kīh͘^͘ϮϳϬt͘

Spectacular view of Lake Ouachita and surrounding area from top of Hickory Nut Mountain. Picnicking.

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

501-321-5202 • Kīh͘^͘ϮϳϬt͘ 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

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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 • KĸĐĞŚĞĂĚƋƵĂƌƚĞƌƐ ĂƚϭϬϬZĞƐĞƌǀĞ^ƚ͘ŝŶ,Žƚ^ƉƌŝŶŐƐ 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

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.

Ouachita River

870-867-2723, 501-332-2721 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

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

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

870-584-4161 (Gillham and De Queen), 870-286-2346 (Dierks) ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚƌŬĂŶƐĂƐŶĞĂƌĞYƵĞĞŶ 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 • tŽŵďůĞZĂŶŐĞƌŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ͗ ϭϱϮϯh͘^͘ϮϳϬ͘ 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.

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LOWER DELTA Arkansas’s history began in the Lower Delta at Arkansas Post, the first European settlement in the Lower Mississippi Valley, established in 1686 by Henri de Tonti. Arkansas’s Lower Delta is steeped in history, culture and natural beauty.

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Helena River Park

MUST SEE 1. The historic downtown of Helena-West Helena offers visitors shops, restaurants and museums, all located along the Mighty Mississippi River. 2. The Louisiana Purchase State Park near Brinkley preserves the initial point from which all surveys of the property acquired from the French through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 initiated. As visitors wend their way along the wooden boardwalk to the historic marker, they are surrounded by a true headwater swamp and experience the captivating beauty and natural sounds of the encompassing ecosystem. 3. Lake Chicot in Lake Village is North America’s largest oxbow lake and the largest natural lake in Arkansas. ARKANSAS FACTS 1. The single deadliest shot of the Civil War rang out from the banks of the White River at St. Charles on June 17, 1862, when a shot was fired into the Union gunboat, the USS Mound City, killing over 100 of the crew. 2. Aviation legend Col. Charles Lindbergh made his first night flight over Lake Chicot in Lake Village in 1923. 3. Dr. Charles McDermott from Dermott, a Yale University graduate, was granted a patent for a flying machine in 1872, nearly three decades before the Wright Brothers took flight. 4. Arkansas Post is the location of the only Revolutionary War skirmish to take place in what is now Arkansas.

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WHAT’S NEW/TRENDING The Arkansas City Trailhead of the Delta Heritage Trail State Park will soon include a multi-use building designed in the style of historic rail depots. The building will house administrative functions for the park’s southern operations, bathhouse facilities and an open pavilion. Site development of

Louisiana Purchase State Park

the trailhead will include parking improvements, picnic areas and two large tent pads for overnight camping, as well as interpretive wayside panels. Estimated completion of the trailhead is summer 2018. Arkansas.com | 205


Arkansas Post National Memorial, Gillett

CIVIL RIGHTS Experience life for African-Americans at Freedom Park in historic Helena. Freedom Park includes exhibits that focus on the often-forgotten 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. 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 served as the War Relocation Authority’s easternmost campsites. The two camps would eventually house over 17,000 people. HISTORY AND HERITAGE Arkansas Post was settled in 1686 by French explorer Henri de Tonti and became the first European colony in the Mississippi River Valley. Arkansas 206 | LOWER R DELTA


Post National Memorial in Gillett interprets the historic settlement, located along the Arkansas River. Due to its 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. 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. SHOPPING 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, house wares, 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 James Hayes Art Glass Company, Pine Bluff

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Pickens Store and Restaurant, Pickens

Bluff and Miller’s Mud Mill in Dumas, both feature beautiful, handmade pieces. 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. 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. 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. 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 each October — the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Tens 208 | LOWER R DELTA


of thousands from across the globe flock to the levee along the Mighty Mississippi for four days of music, music and more music! The Delta Cultural Center in downtown historic Helena is 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 throughout the region.

King Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena-West Helena

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 self-guided Mississippi River experiences. 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, offering the ideal setting for bird watching, primitive camping, picnics, photography and superb fishing. Arkansas.com | 209


Delta Heritage Trail State Park

OUTDOORS If you love the outdoors, the Lower Delta features everything you can imagine and beyond! From beautiful Lake Chicot, North America’s largest oxbow lake, to duck hunting in the Grand Prairie to biking the Delta Heritage Trail, 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 a great place to start for the outdoor enthusiast. But with a variety of wildlife management areas and national wildlife refuges located within the area, the opportunities are almost endless! WATER TRAILS The Arkansas Water Trails, a program of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, feature public paddling trails throughout Arkansas, creating 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.

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FAMILY FUN AND FREE THINGS TO DO 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.

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OARKANSAS CITY....................... Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area

OCROSSETT.................................. Crossett Centennial Park

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

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Desha County Courthouse

870-877-2426 • ϲϬϴZŽďĞƌƚ^͘DŽŽƌĞǀĞ͘ 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 • ϲϬϲWƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ^ƚ͘

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

OBARTON.................................... Delta Heritage Trail State Park 870-572-2352 • ϱϱϯϵh͘^͘ϰϵ 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. The park offers primitive campsites near the park office, and bicycle rentals are also available. c E

OBRINKLEY................................... Central Delta Depot Museum and Visitors Center 870-589-2124 • ϭϬϬt͘LJƉƌĞƐƐ^ƚ͘

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 • ϮϵϴƌŬ͘ϯϲϮ 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

OCASSCOE................................... Potlatch Conservation Education Center 870-241-3373 • ϲϮϱŽŽŬ͛Ɛ>ĂŬĞZĚ͘ https://www.facebook.com/PotlatchConservation-Education-Center159779877390154/

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

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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Crossett City Park

Crossett City Park/Lucas Pond

870-364-7732 • ϭϭϰϭWĂƌŬǁĂLJƌ͘

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

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

870-364-3167 • ϱϱϯϭh͘^͘ϴϮt͘ www.fws.gov/refuge/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

870-364-6591 • ƌŬ͘ϭϯϯd Shotgun mill house recalls Crossett’s founding as a company-owned mill town. Tours by appointment.

Wiggins Cabin

870-364-6591 • :ƵŶĐƟŽŶŽĨƌŬ͘ϭϯϯd ĂŶĚWĂƌŬǁĂLJƌ͘ Oldest structure in Ashley County until a fire in 2002 left only the twin fireplaces. The replica was constructed by hand on the grounds.

ODUMAS................................... Desha County Museum 870-382-4222 • Ϯϲϰh͘^͘ϭϲϱ www.facebook.com/deshacounty.org

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. c E

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OEUDORA.................................... Dr. A.G. Anderson House 870-355-4436 • ϭϴϱ^͘DĂŝŶ^ƚ͘ deltabyways.com

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

First Baptist Church of Eudora

870-355-4436 • ƌŬ͘ϭϱϵ^͘

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 • ϭϲϬ^͘DĂŝŶ^ƚ͘ 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 • ƵŶĐĂŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚ

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

OGILLETT..................................... Arkansas Post Museum State Park 870-548-2634 • ϱϱϯϬh͘^͘ϭϲϱ^͘ arkansasstateparks.com/arkansaspostmuseum

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

Arkansas Post National Memorial

870-548-2207 • ϭϳϰϭKůĚWŽƐƚZĚ͘ 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

Beth El Heritage Hall

870-338-4350, 800-358-0972 WĞĐĂŶĂŶĚWĞƌƌLJ^ƚƌĞĞƚƐ • DeltaCulturalCenter.com 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 • ϭϬϱŚĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͘ 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

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

Cherry Street Pavilion

800-358-0972, 870-338-4350 • ϭϭϴŚĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͘ www.DeltaCulturalCenter.com 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

OHAMBURG................................. Ashley County Museum 870-853-2244 • ϯϬϮE͘ŚĞƌƌLJ 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.

OHELENA-WEST HELENA.......... Arkansas Welcome Center 870-338-7602 • 1007 Martin Luther King Dr. www.arkansas.com/travel-tools/welcome-centers

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. c E

Battery C Park

870-338-4350, 800-358-0972 • ϭϮϵϴzŽƌŬƐŚŝƌĞƌ͘ http://visithelenaar.com 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

Court Square Park

Court Square Park

870-338-5500 • ϲϬϬďůŽĐŬŽĨŚĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͘ http://visithelenaar.com 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 ϭϰϭŚĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͕͘ϵϱDŝƐƐŽƵƌŝ^ƚ͘ DeltaCulturalCenter.com

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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 • www.deltaheritagetours.net 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 • ϯϱϬŽůƵŵďŝĂ http://visithelenaar.com 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

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

Historic Helena Civil War Interpretation

http://visithelenaar.com

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 • ϰϭϱŚĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͘ http://visithelenaar.com Pocket park located on Cherry Street is a multi-purpose venue for small events, receptions and picnics. Interpretive panels tell the story of Civil War Helena. c E

“King Biscuit Time” Radio Show

800-358-0972, 870-338-4350 • ϭϰϭŚĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͘ DeltaCulturalCenter.com 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 • ϭϬϬϬĂŵƉƵƐZĚ͘ Host to Warfield Concert Series and other cultural events. Located on campus of Phillips Community College. E

Magnolia Cemetery

Kī^ƉƌŝŶŐĚĂůĞZĚ͘ŽŶtŝƌĞZĚ͘ http://visithelenaar.com 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 AfricanAmericans elected to the Arkansas General Assembly. Blues legend Frank Frost, Civil War veterans and other black pioneers are buried here. c E Freedom Park

Freedom Park

870-338-4350, 800-358-0972 • ϳϱϬ^͘ŝƐĐŽĞ^ƚ͘ http://visithelenaar.com 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 • ϲϮϯWĞĐĂŶ^ƚ͘ HelenaMuseum.com

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

Helena River Park

http://visithelenaar.com Picnicking and fishing available in this park on the banks of the Mississippi River. Elevated boardwalk leads to 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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Maple Hill Cemetery and Helena Confederate Cemetery

ϭϴϬϭ,ŽůůLJ^ƚ͘ http://visithelenaar.com

Historic cemeteries on Crowley’s Ridge. Burial place of three Confederate generals, including Helena resident Gen. Patrick Cleburne, known as “the Stonewall Jackson of the West.” Confederate Cemetery is burial location of many killed at the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena. c E

Merci Car – American Legion Hut

ϰϬϵWŽƌƚĞƌ^ƚ͘ • http://visithelenaar.com 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 • ϭϬϬŚĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͘ http://visithelenaar.com Sea wall mural depicts blues history and early Helena culture. c E

Pillow-Thompson House

870-338-8535 • ϳϭϴWĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͘ www.pccua.edu/community/pillow-thompson-house

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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 • ϰϭϭKŚŝŽ^ƚ͘ Island63.com

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

ϭϮϯŽůƵŵďŝĂ^ƚ͘ • http://visithelenaar.com 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.

Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park

870-265-4758 • DĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚ

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 • ϮϱϰϮƌŬ͘Ϯϱϳ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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

Warfield Concerts

WarfieldConcerts.com Celebrating 50th season in 2018, free concerts, ballet and musical theater events are offered throughout the year. E

OJEROME.................................... Jerome Relocation Center Historic Marker 870-222-9168 • ϭϲϬϯh͘^͘ϭϲϱ^͘

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

OJERSEY................................... Moro Bay State Park 870-463-8555 • ϲϬϳϭ,ǁLJ͘ϲϬϬ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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 offered. The Moro Bay Ferry is permanently dry-docked here. Moro Bay offers five two-bedroom, fully furnished cabins for rental. c E

OLAKE VILLAGE.......................... Arkansas Welcome Center 870-265-5832 • ϯϲϵϳ,ǁLJ͘ϲϱͲϴϮ www.arkansas.com/travel-tools/welcome-centers

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. c E

Guachoya Cultural Art Center

870-265-6077 • ϭϲϱϮh͘^͘ϲϱĂŶĚϴϮ^͘ 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

Lakeport Plantation

Lakeport Plantation

870-265-6031 • ϲϬϭƌŬ͘ϭϰϮ http://lakeport.astate.edu 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 • >ĂŬĞƐŚŽƌĞƌŝǀĞ Marks area where Col. Charles A. Lindbergh made his first night flight. c E

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

870-265-5997 • ϱϭϴ^ƚ͘DĂƌLJ͛Ɛ^ƚ͘

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 • ϯϭϰ^͘>ĂŬĞƐŚŽƌĞƌ͘

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

Paul Michael Company

870-265-3872 • ϯϲϵϲh͘^͘ϲϱΘϴϮ^͘ www.paulmichaelcompany.com 35,000 square feet of decorative accessories, furniture and rugs. Large inventory changes constantly. A favorite

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stop for regional shoppers. E

OMARIANNA............................... Marianna/Lee County Museum 870-295-2469 • ϲϳt͘DĂŝŶ

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

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Downtown McGehee

870-222-4451 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶĂƌĞĂ 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

World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum

870-222-9168 • ϭϬϬ^͘ZĂŝůƌŽĂĚ^ƚ͘ www.facebook.com/WWIIJapaneseAmerican InternmentMuseum

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

OMONTICELLO........................... The Allen House 870-224-2271 • ϳϬϱE͘DĂŝŶ^ƚ͘ allenhousemonticello.com

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Mississippi River State Park

870-295-4040 • ϮϵϱϱƌŬ͘ϰϰ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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

St. Francis National Forest

870-295-5278 • ϮϵϱϱƌŬ͘ϰϰ 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

OMCGEHEE.................................. Delta Resort & Spa 877-GO-DELTA • ϳϵϮϬƵĐŬƐĚƵĐŬƐZĚ͘ 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 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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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 • ƌĞǁZϱϭ www.agfc.com

Camping sites and an abundance of wildlife.

Drew County Historical Museum

870-367-7446 • ϰϬϰ^͘DĂŝŶ www.facebook.com/drewcountymuseum Artifacts, antiques in a home built in 1906. Two 1800s log cabins. Tours by appointment. E

Lake Monticello

870-367-6741 www.arkansas.com/lake/lake-monticello/20 1,520-acre lake with trophy bass. Picnic area, boat ramp, bow range, model airplane airport. E

Monticello North Main Historic District

870-367-6741 • EŽƌƚŚDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚ montdrewchamber.com/montdrew

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

Pomeroy Planetarium

870-460-1016 • ϯϰϲhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJƌ͘ www.uamont.edu/pages/school-of-mathematicaland-natural-sciences/turner-neal-museum-ofnatural-history-and-pomeroy-planetarium/ Located in the Turner Neal Museum of Natural History. Presents wide variety of programs to groups. Coupled with presentations and weather permitting, telescopes are often set out for viewing astronomical objects. E

Selma Methodist Church

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

Selma Rosenwald School

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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 • ĂƐƚŽĨDŽŶƟĐĞůůŽũƵƐƚŽīƌŬ͘ϯϱ www.naturalheritage.com/natural-areas/ seven-devils-swamp-natural-area 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 • ϯϰϲhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJƌ͘ www.uamont.edu/pages/school-of-mathematicaland-natural-sciences/turner-neal-museum-ofnatural-history-and-pomeroy-planetarium Museum of natural history of South Arkansas with three collections of big game; houses the Pomeroy Planetarium. E

OPINE BLUFF............................... Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 870-536-7600 • ϭŽŶǀĞŶƟŽŶĞŶƚĞƌWůĂnjĂ ƌŬĂŶƐĂƐĞŶƚĞƌƚĂŝŶĞƌƐŚĂůůŽīĂŵĞ͘ĐŽŵ

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

Delta Rivers Nature Center

870-534-0011 • ϭϰϬϬůĂĐŬŽŐZĚ͕͘ ZĞŐŝŽŶĂůWĂƌŬ • 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

Farmers Market

870-536-0920 • ^ĂƌĂĐĞŶ>ĂŶĚŝŶŐ͕h͘^͘ϲϱͲ www.saracenlanding.com/ Open during season. Check website for detailed information. E

Hestand Stadium

870-535-2900 • ůĂŬĞ^ƚƌĞĞƚ 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

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

Lake Saracen Splash Pad

870-536-0920 • ϮϬϬ>ĂŬĞ^ĂƌĂĐĞŶƌ͘ 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 • ϵϬϮt͘ϰƚŚǀĞ͘ 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 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶWŝŶĞůƵī Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame

Arkansas Railroad Museum

870-535-8819 • ϭϳϬϬWŽƌƚZĚ͘ arkansasrailroadmuseum.org

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

Arkansas River

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Fishing for largemouth bass. Corps of Engineers recreation areas. c E

Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

870-536-3375 • ϳϬϭ^͘DĂŝŶ^ƚ͘ asc701.org Exhibits in the visual arts and sciences. Performances throughout the year in 232-seat theater. Free gallery admission. E

City Parks

870-536-0920

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

The New Community Theatre

870-535-2646 • ϮϬϳt͘ϮŶĚǀĞ͘

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

Pine Bluff Convention Center

870-536-7600 • KŶĞŽŶǀĞŶƟŽŶĞŶƚĞƌWůĂnjĂ www.pinebluffcvb.org Arena, auditorium/theater and the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. Conventions, concerts, sporting events. E

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

870-541-5402 • ϮϬϭ͘ϰƚŚ www.facebook.com/Pine-BluffJefferson-CountyHistorical-Museum-605389089555495 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

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Saracen Landing

870-536-0920 • ϮϬϬ>ĂŬĞ^ĂƌĂĐĞŶƌ͘ 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. c E

University Museum and Cultural Center

870-575-8232 • ϭϮϬϬE͘hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ www.facebook.com/UMCC2004/

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 • ϭϮϬϬE͘hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ https://www.facebook.com/uapb artdepartmentofart/

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

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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

OSTAR CITY................................. Cane Creek State Park 870-628-4714 • ϱϬĂŶĞƌĞĞŬ^ƚĂƚĞWĂƌŬZĚ͘ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 ArkansasStateParks.com/canecreek

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 • <ŶŝŐŚƚ,ĂǀĞŶƌ͘ 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

OSTUTTGART............................... Arts Center of the Grand Prairie 870-673-1781 • ϭϬϴt͘ϭϮƚŚ^ƚ͘ 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 • ϮϳϬϵ,ǁLJ͘ϭϲϱ^͘ www.pccua.edu/community/gpc 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

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Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery

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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.

OST. CHARLES............................. St. Charles Museum 870-282-3425, 870-282-3704 • ϲϬϴƌŽĂĚǁĂLJǀĞ͘

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 • ϱϳ^͘ĂŵƉZĚ͘ www.fws.gov/refuge/White_River/

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870-673-7001 • ϵϮϭ͘ϰƚŚ^ƚ͘ www.facebook.com/Museum-of-the-ArkansasGrand-Prairie-337943387236/ Tells the story of the people who pioneered Arkansas’s emergence as the nation’s leading rice state on a 500,000acre 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

OWARREN..................................... Bradley County Historical Museum 870-226-5457 • ϮϬϬƐŚ^ƚ͘ www.facebook.com/BradleyCounty HistoricalMuseum/

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

Bradley County Veterans’ Museum

870-226-2329 • ϮϭϬE͘DĂŝŶ Bradleycountyveterans.org

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

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Crenshaw Springs Water Park

Warren Speedway

ϵϭϲƌĂĚůĞLJϳ^͘ZĚ͘ • www.facebook.com/pages/ Arkansas-Motorsports-Park/213742418654176 Arkansas’s largest go-kart rental facility.

OWHITE HALL............................. Crenshaw Springs Water Park 870-247-6964 • ϵϴϬϭŽůůĂƌǁĂLJZĚ͘ http://crenshawsprings.com

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

OWILMOT..................................... Lake Enterprise 501-223-6300 • ƐŚůĞLJZĚ͘

Oxbow lake with giant cypress trees and good fishing.

Overflow National Wildlife Refuge

870-473-2869 • ϯϴϱϴƌŬ͘ϴ͘ŝŶWĂƌŬĚĂůĞ www.fws.gov/refuge/overflow Hunting area for deer, waterfowl. Also features hiking trails, wildlife observation and photography opportunities.

OTHROUGHOUT 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 back-

ground 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 Delta Paddle Trails

501-223-6473 • www.agfc.com/en/exploreoutdoors/wildlife-viewing/water-trails/ 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

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

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

Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road

More than 100 special geocaches have been placed in Mississippi, Crittenden, St. Francis, Lee, Phillips, Monroe,

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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

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

Saline River

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

Wildlife Management Areas

501-223-6300

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

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UPPER DELTA The Upper Delta of The Natural State is comprised of 12 counties of northeast Arkansas. From beautiful rivers for the outdoor enthusiast to award-winning museums for history buffs, the region offers fun for all ages. The region includes National Scenic Byways — the Great River Road and Crowley’s Ridge Parkway.

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Davidsonville Historic State Park

ARKANSAS FACTS: 1. Legendary writer Ernest Hemingway wrote parts of his most famous novel, A Farewell to Arms, as well as several short stories, while in Piggott visiting his wife’s parents. You can see the restored barn that the family created for Hemingway at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Cultural Center in Piggott. 2. Located on the grounds of the historic Greene County Courthouse, the Paragould War Memorial features a seven-foot bronze Statue of Liberty replica, which has the distinction of being the oldest Statue of Liberty outside the state of New York. WHAT’S NEW/TRENDING White’s Mercantile in Wilson, owned by Holly Williams, granddaughter of the legendary Hank Williams and daughter of Hank Williams, Jr., brings her immensely popular store to downtown Wilson. It’s the first time Williams has opened a store outside her home state of Tennessee. The well-curated shop is stocked with Holly’s favorite items that she’s found while spending much of her life on the road. Flag Plaza and Memorial Park at the former Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville opened in the summer of 2017 and features a restored B-52 memorial and flags of all 50 states, the nation’s capital and five branches of the military. 228 | UPPER R DELTA


HISTORY AND HERITAGE The Upper Delta boasts a diverse history and heritage. Visit Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas, where you’ll find the site of the town of Davidsonville, established in 1815 and home to the Arkansas Territory’s first post office, courthouse and land office. 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 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. To learn more about the Civil War in the Upper Delta, visit Jacksonport State Park near Newport and Chalk Bluff near St. Francis. SHOPPING The Upper Delta region of Arkansas offers shopping opportunities ranging from department stores to exclusive boutiques. 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 from a candy store to a bakery to specialty clothing shops for kids and adults.

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The downtowns of Pocahontas and Newport also have great shopping opportunities, whether you’re looking for handmade crafts or the latest trend in fashion. In Wilson, check out White’s Mercantile. The shop is described as “a general store for the modern-day tastemaker,” and has been featured in everything from Southern Living to The Wall Street Journal and Vogue. EDIBLE ARKANSAS — EAT LOCAL In the Upper Delta, you’ll find fabulous farms and farmers markets with the freshest produce around. In the community of Wilson, you’ll find Wilson Gardens, offering organically grown produce to the public and restaurant owners. The nearby Wilson Café takes advantage of having produce grown a few blocks away and features the bounty in their daily specials and menu items. In season, the ASU Farmers Market, on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and the Delta Market, located on the ASU MidSouth campus in West Memphis, bring farmers together to sell some of the freshest items available, ranging from produce to meat to flowers. Whitton Farms near Tyronza features a variety of heirloom vegetables, beautiful flowers, native plants and herbs on retired pastureland. The owners pride themselves on the use of organic and sustainable farming methods.

Whitton Farms, Tyronza

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Johnny Cash Music Festival, Jonesboro

MUSIC EVENTS AND FESTIVALS The legend known as The Man in Black, Johnny Cash, grew up in Dyess. At Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, visitors gain an understanding of his early life that helped form the musical genius. Each year, the attraction hosts the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. The festival honors the Man in Black and the New Deal programs that shaped his childhood in Dyess, the nation’s largest agricultural resettlement colony. The event includes a world-class concert in the field adjacent to the Cash Home, Arkansas roots music in the Colony Circle, public presentations, arts and crafts, food vendors, demonstrations and tours. GAMING Since 1956, Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis has been an entertainment destination in Arkansas. In addition to world-class live greyhound racing, Southland Park offers more than 2,000 games, including video poker and blackjack. You’ll also find exciting dining options such as the World Market Buffet, the Bourbon St. Steakhouse Grill and Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar and Grill. Arkansas.com | 231


Southland Park Gaming and Racing, West Memphis

OUTDOORS If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, we have plenty to offer in the Upper Delta region of Arkansas. Love biking? The Big River Crossing in West Memphis is the longest active rail/bicycle/pedestrian bridge in the U.S., and offers cyclists amazing views as they cross the Mighty Mississippi. Horse enthusiast? 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 featuring stalls, water, electricity, fans and wash bays. Love the water? Check out Randolph County, the only county in The Natural State that boasts five rivers. FREE THINGS TO DO Travel Arkansas’s section of the Great River Road, a 10-state national scenic byway. Marked by green-and-white highway signs depicting a steamboat’s pilot wheel, the Great River Road runs along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. In the Upper Delta, you can get up-close-and-personal with the Father of Rivers at Sans Souci Landing near Osceola and experience an amazing view of the river at Big River Crossing in West Memphis. In The Natural State, the byway traverses over 350 miles of the Arkansas Delta region. 232 | UPPER R DELTA 112 | NORTHWEST


FAMILY FUN Fun for the entire family? We’ve got it 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 Ridge in an “interactive” film. Head to one of the national wildlife refuges in the area and watch for wildlife or plan a visit to one of the Arkansas State Parks in the Upper Delta for hiking, biking or water fun. In fall, head to Pumpkin Hollow near Piggott or Peebles Farm in Augusta and enjoy corn mazes, pumpkin picking, train rides, hayrides and old-fashioned farm fun!

Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES: Looking for something different? You’ll find it in the Upper Delta. 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. 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 the branches, away from the hustle and bustle of “real life.” 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. Arkansas.com | 233


OAUGUSTA................................... Augusta Historic Presbyterian Church 870-347-5656 • 211 N. Third

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. https://www.fws.gov/cacheriver/

OCORNING.................................. Arkansas Welcome Center 870-857-6014 • 6717 U.S. 67 www.arkansas.com/travel-tools/welcome-centers

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. c E

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 • ϳϲtŽŽĚƌƵīϮϰϵZĚ͘ http://www.peeblesfarm.com 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

OBLYTHEVILLE............................. Arkansas Welcome Center 870-762-2512 • I-55 N. www.arkansas.com/travel-tools/welcome-centers

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. c E

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 introduces broad historical themes for one of the world’s most fertile agricultural regions. Temporary and long-term exhibits. E

Flag Plaza at Memorial Park

870-532-2100 • ϰϳϬϭDĞŵŽƌŝĂůƌ͘ New flags of all 50 states, our nation’s capitol and the five branches of military at the Arkansas International Airport (formerly Eaker Air Force Base).

Historic Bus Depot

870-763-2525 • ϭϬϵE͘ϱƚŚ^ƚ͘ 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. Local and touring productions are showcased in this renovated movie palace. 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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ODALTON.................................... Rice-Upshaw House 870-248-4000 x4189 • KīƌŬ͘ϵϯ http://reach.blackrivertech.org/?page_id=200

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 • KīƌŬ͘ϵϯ http://reach.blackrivertech.org/?page_id=161 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. 

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

The home that Cash and his family moved into in 1935 and the Dyess Colony Visitors Center and 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 Visitors Center is located in the re-created Dyess Theatre and Pop Shop that once stood adjacent to the Administration Building. It includes a gift shop, additional

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exhibits and a multi-purpose space for orientation films, classes, meetings and special events. E

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OEARLE.................................... Crittenden County Museum

OJONESBORO.............................. Arkansas State University Convocation Center

870-792-7374 • 1112 Main St.

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

OFORREST CITY........................... EACC Fine Arts Center 870-633-4480 • ϭϳϬϬEĞǁĐĂƐƚůĞZĚ͘ www.eacc.edu/EACC-Fine-Arts-Center

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

Forrest City Downtown Murals

870-633-1651 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶĂƌĞĂ

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

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

870-633-3667 • ϮϱϭϬ^͘tĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ^ƚ͘

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. www.facebook.com/St-Francis-County-Museum90155177494/ Exhibits include fossils, Native American artifacts, war history items and local art. Rotating temporary exhibits. Located inside historic restored home. E

OHARRISBURG............................ Lake Poinsett State Park 870-578-2064 • ϱϳϱϮ^ƚĂƚĞWĂƌŬ>Ŷ͘ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 ĂƌŬĂŶƐĂƐƐƚĂƚĞƉĂƌŬƐ͘ĐŽŵͬůĂŬĞƉŽŝŶƐĞƩ

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, picnicking, hiking trails, marina rentals and interpretive programs throughout the year. The lake at Lake Poinsett is being drained in order for repairs to be made. While the lake is closed, the facilities at Lake Poinsett State Park will continue to be open. c E

870-972-3870 • ϮϭϳKůLJŵƉŝĐƌ͘

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

Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery and Bradbury Art Museum

870-972-2205 • ϮϬϭKůLJŵƉŝĐƌ͘ http://bradburyartmuseum.org

Variety of changing exhibits by local and regional artists. E

Arkansas State University Museum

870-972-2074 • ϯϮϬhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ>ŽŽƉtĞƐƚ www.astate.edu/museum/ A treasure full of Northeast Arkansas history, ASU Museum features a Mastodon skeleton, prehistoric Native American artifacts, exhibits illustrating early settlement and towns, a Tinkering Studio, and changing hands-on children’s exhibits. E

Bill and Alice Nix Petting Zoo

870-972-2087 • ϭϭϵE͘ĂƌĂǁĂLJZĚ͘ Located on the campus of Arkansas State University, open twice a year (three days in spring and three days in fall). When open, the ASU College of Agriculture offers hayrides and horseback riding. E

Craighead Forest Park

870-933-4604 • ϰϵϭϬ^͘ƵůďĞƌŚŽƵƐĞZĚ͘ www.jonesboro.org/197/Craighead-Forest-Park 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 • ϲϬϬ͘>ĂǁƐŽŶZĚ͘ www.crowleysridge.org

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 • W͘K͘Ždžϭϵϭϭϳ www.deltasymphonyorchestra.org

OJACKSONPORT......................... Jacksonport State Park 870-523-2143 • ϮϬϱǀĞŶƵĞ^ƚ͘ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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. The park’s new two-story visitor center with new river town exhibits, a

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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 • ϭϭϱ͘DŽŶƌŽĞ www.foajonesboro.org 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 • ϮϬϭKůLJŵƉŝĐƌ͘ https://fowler.astate.edu 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 • sĞŶƵĞƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚ:ŽŶĞƐďŽƌŽ Several galleries downtown, at the Jonesboro Sun and on the Arkansas State University campus featuring original art and temporary exhibitions. E

Museum Lepanto USA

870-475-2415, 870-475-6166 ϯϭϬ^͘'ƌĞĞŶǁŽŽĚǀĞ͘ www.facebook.com/LepantoMuseumUSA Delta history is displayed in old-time store replicas furnished with original goods. Exhibits range from Native Americans and the Territorial period to present.

OMADISON.................................. St. Francis River Bridge 870-633-2172 • h͘^͘ϳϬŽǀĞƌ^ƚ͘&ƌĂŶĐŝƐZŝǀĞƌ

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

OMANILA.................................... Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge 870-564-2429 • ϮϮϳϰƌŬ͘ϭϴ www.fws.gov/biglake

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 • ƌŬ͘ϭϴĂŶĚĂůƟŵŽƌĞ^ƚ͘ arkansasstateparks.com/hermandavis A one-acre state park and monument commemorate one of World War I’s greatest heroes. c E

OMARION.................................... Sultana Disaster Museum 870-559-6731 • 104 Washington sultanadisastermuseum.org

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Jonesboro Downtown

870-919-6176 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶĂƌĞĂ www.downtownjonesboro.com Features interesting shops, restaurants, art galleries, day spas, and events and festivals throughout the year. E

Lake Frierson State Park

870-932-2615 • ϳϵϬϰƌŬ͘ϭϰϭ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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

OLEPANTO.................................... Lepanto’s “A Painted House” 870-475-2415 • 'ƌĞĞŶǁŽŽĚǀĞŶƵĞ

The original movie set farmhouse used in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of John Grisham’s novel has been reassembled in Lepanto. 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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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 museum houses a large, detailed replica of the Sultana, as well as photographs and artifacts relating to the tragic event. E

Sultana Historic Marker

870-739-6041 • 14 Military Rd. Marker honoring the April 1865 sinking of the Sultana, America’s worst maritime disaster. E

OMARKED TREE.......................... Marked Tree Delta Area Museum 870-358-4998 • ϯϬϴ&ƌŝƐĐŽ^ƚ͘ http://www.markedtreechamber.org/ City%20Museum.htm

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

OMAYNARD.................................. Maynard Pioneer Museum 870-647-2701 • ƌŬ͘ϯϮϴt͘Ăƚ^ƉƌŝŶŐ^ƚ͘ https://www.facebook.com/Maynard-PioneerPark-and-Museum-216735261723151/

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

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Rock ’N’ Roll Highway 67 Museum

870-523-3618 • 201 Hazel St. arkansasrocknrollhighway67museum.com 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

OOSCEOLA.................................. Downtown Osceola DĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚͻcityofosceolaar.com

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

Mississippi County Courthouse

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The Ken Theatre

The Ken Theatre

870-731-0300 • 103 E. 2nd St. https://www.facebook.com/The-KenTheatre-506155976177181/ McCrory’s restored former movie house now serves as regional performing arts center.

ONEWPORT.................................. Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts 870-523-1009 • ϮϬϭ,ĂnjĞů^ƚ͘

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.

Downtown Entertainment Park

870-523-3618 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶEĞǁƉŽƌƚ

Scheduled to open in spring 2018, the park will offer an outdoor music venue, a Veteran’s Walk, a Public Servant’s Walk, fountain and become the location for community outdoor events. E

Iron Mountain Depot

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

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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 • ϭϵϬϬDĂůĐŽůŵǀĞ͘ www.jacksonsfh.com/Funeral_Services_ Museum_386109.html 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

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

Mississippi County Historical Museum

870-563-6161 • ϮϬϳt͘,ĂůĞǀĞ͘

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

870-563-6218 • ϵϬϯ^͘ŽƵŶƚƌLJůƵďZĚ͘ 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.

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. c E

Sans Souci Landing

870-563-2281 • ŶĚŽĨƌŬ͘ϭϵϴ www.osceolachamber.net 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. c E

OPARAGOULD.............................. The Collins Theater 870-236-6252 • ϭϮϬt͘ŵĞƌƐŽŶ www.collinstheatre.com/

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 • WƌƵĞƩ^ƚƌĞĞƚ DowntownParagould.com

Home of the First Thursdays, Art and Stroll, and Arkansas’s

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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 • ϯϰϬϰ>ŝŶǁŽŽĚƌ͘ https://www.facebook.com/Paragould CommunityCenter/?rf=135102423200916

Century Wall

870-248-0069 • ,ǁLJ͘:Đƚ͘ϲϳ͕ϭϭϱΘϵϬ Seerandolphcounty.com Three walls feature images of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century. c E

Soccer and baseball fields, indoor basketball and racquetball, fitness area, indoor walking track. The Aquatics Center offers an indoor heated therapeutic pool and competition pool. Outdoor area features a water park and children’s play area. E

Paragould War Memorial/Statue of Liberty

870-240-0544 • 320 W. Court St.

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

OPARKIN.................................... Parkin Archeological State Park

Century Wall

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

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

870-755-2500 • ϲϬƌŬ͘ϭϴϰE͘ arkansasstateparks.com/parkinarcheological

OPIGGOTT.................................... Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center 870-598-3487 • ϭϬϮϭt͘ŚĞƌƌLJ^ƚ͘ http://hemingway.astate.edu

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

Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center

870-598-3228 • ϭϬϳϭ,ĞƌŝƚĂŐĞWĂƌŬƌ͘ www.pfeifferfoundation.com

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

OPOCAHONTAS........................... Capture of Confederate General Jeff Thompson Site Marker 870-248-0069 • ĞƫƐĂŶĚǀĞƌĞƩ^ƚƐ͘ Seerandolphcounty.com

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

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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Civil War Monument

870-248-0069 • ĞƫƐĂŶĚǀĞƌĞƩ^ƚƐ͘ Seerandolphcounty.com

The Civil War River Walk Memorial Trail

870-248-0069 • ,ǁLJ͘:Đƚ͘ϲϳ͕ϭϭϱΘϵϬ 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 • ϴϬϰϳƌŬ͘ϭϲϲ^͘ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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. www.thedowntownplayhouse.com 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 • ϭϳϬϴƌĐŚĞƌ^ƚ͘ www.herroncenter.org 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

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Haunted Pocahontas Tour

870-248-0069 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶĂƌĞĂ Seerandolphcounty.com 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 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶĂƌĞĂ Seerandolphcounty.com

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 • ϭϬϳ͘ǀĞƌĞƩ^ƚ͘

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 • ϭϰϬϭƌŬ͘ϯϬϰ͘ www.imperialdinnertheatre.com

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 • ϭϬϳ͘ǀĞƌĞƩ^ƚ͘ Seerandolphcounty.com 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 • ϭϬϲ͘ǀĞƌĞƩ^ƚ͘ www.randolphcomuseum.org

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 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶĂƌĞĂ Seerandolphcounty.com

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 • ϮϬϬDĐŽŶĂůĚ^ƚ͘

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 • ϭϬϳt͘ƌŽĂĚǁĂLJ^ƚ͘ Seerandolphcounty.com 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

OPOWHATAN............................... Lake Charles State Park 870-878-6595 • ϯϳϬϱƌŬ͘Ϯϱ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 arkansasstateparks.com/lakecharles

645-acre spring-fed lake offers fishing for bass, crappie,

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bream and catfish. The park features campsites, rental RV, Rent-A-Yurt, swim beach, pavilion, playground, picnic sites, interpretive programs and nature trails. c E

Powhatan Historic State Park

870-878-6765 • ƌŬ͘Ϯϱ 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

ORECTOR..................................... Rector Community Museum 870-595-4033 • 310 S. Main www.rectorarkansas.com/museum.html

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

870-595-2188 • tĞƐƚϰƚŚĂŶĚDĂŝŶ^ƚƐ͘

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OST. FRANCIS.............................. Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park 870-598-2667 • Zϯϰϳ

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 • ϲϳϭZϯϯϲ Pumpkinhollow.com, horrorinthehollow.com For over 25 years, Pumpkin Hollow has been home of northeast Arkansas’s only pumpkin patch, as well as The Natural State’s original corn maze. Visitors will find a zip line, hayrides, pony rides and more, as well as the scariest haunted attractions in the tri-state area. Opens Sept. 15 for pumpkin patch and haunted events on Sept. 23.

OTURRELL.................................... Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge 870-343-2595 • ϭϳϴ,ĂŵŵŽŶĚǀĞ͘ www.fws.gov/refuge/wapanocca/

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

Whitton Farms

870-815-9519 • ϱϭϱϳt͘ƌŬ͘ϭϭϴ www.whittonfarms.com/ 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.

OWALCOTT................................... Crowley’s Ridge State Park 870-573-6751 • ϮϬϵϮƌŬ͘ϭϲϴE͘ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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

OWALNUT RIDGE........................ Beatles Sculpture 870-886-3232 • 110 SW 2nd St. www.beatlesattheridge.com/attractions/ beatles-park/

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 • ϭϬϵ^t&ƌŽŶƚ^ƚ͘ www.beatlesattheridge.com/attractions/ guitar-walk/ 115-foot-long by 40-foot-wide guitar, based on an Epiphone Casino played by John Lennon, honors the musicians that played along the nearby Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67. Features nine plaques dedicated to some of the country’s musical legends, including Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess and Billy Lee Riley. c E

OTYRONZA................................... Southern Tenant Farmers Museum 870-487-2909 • 117 S. Main St. http://stfm.astate.edu/

Two historic buildings that housed the first headquarters of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union; focuses on farm labor movement, tenant farming and sharecropping systems. Stories told through historic photographs, artifacts related to tenant farming, oral history, 1930s newsreel footage and interactive exhibits, including interviews with former union leaders. 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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Historic Walnut Ridge Walking Tour

870-886-3232 • ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶtĂůŶƵƚZŝĚŐĞ

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 and present information about early leaders, merchants and cultural figures. c E

Parachute Inn

870-886-5918 • ϭϬ^ŬLJǁĂƚĐŚ www.facebook.com/Parachute-Inn-Restaurant208452699292156/ 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

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 • ϭϱϱϬE͘/ŶŐƌĂŵůǀĚ͘ www.southlandpark.com/

Since 1956, Southland Park Gaming and Racing has been an entertainment destination in Arkansas. In addition to world-class live Greyhound racing, Southland Park offers more than 2,000 games, including video poker and blackjack. You’ll also find exciting dining options such as the World Market Buffet, the Bourbon Street Steakhouse Grill and Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar and Grill. E

OWILSON....................................

Resettlement Village/Historic Clover Bend

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 • ϳϬ^͘ĞĂĐŽŶZĚ͘ www.wingsofhonor.org

Located on the grounds of the Walnut Ridge Airport, the museum traces the history of the school, one of seven in Arkansas during World War II. Large collection of “nose art.” Also houses war-related books and videos. E

Walnut Ridge Depot

870-886-3232 • ϭϬϵ^t&ƌŽŶƚ^ƚ͘ Restored 1910 Italianate/Mediterranean-style train station that now serves as the local chamber of commerce office and visitor center. E

OWEST MEMPHIS........................ Arkansas Welcome Center

870-735-3637 • 704 E. Service Rd. N. www.arkansas.com/travel-tools/welcome-centers 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. c E

Big River Crossing

870-732-7598 • ĐĐĞƐƐĨƌŽŵƌŝĚŐĞƉŽƌƚͬĂĐƵƐ >ĂŬĞZĚ͕͘/Ͳϱϱdžŝƚϭ • BigRiverCrossing.com Pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy the Big River Crossing in West Memphis. 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. c E

Riverside International Speedway

870-735-8071 • ϭϱϭ>ĞŐŝŽŶZĚ͘ www.riversideinternationalspeedway.com/

Hampson Archeological Museum

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

870-655-8622 • Ϯ>ĂŬĞƌ͘ 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

Historic Wilson

Wilsonarkansas.com 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 especially the new White’s Mercantile and get inspired by Wilson Café’s delectable regional dining. Nearby, Wilson Gardens offers sustainably grown produce and programming for healthy lifestyles. Located onsite, the Grange is available for rent for special events. c E

OWYNNE.................................... The Cross County Museum and Archives 870-238-4100 • ϳϭϭ͘hŶŝŽŶǀĞ͘ https://www.facebook.com/Cross-County-HistoricalSociety-Museum-Archives-169818059822635/

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Village Creek State Park

features collections relating to the history of Cross County. Archives available for genealogical research. E

The Ridges at Village Creek State Park

870-238-5226 • ϰϭϰϰ,ǁLJ͘Ϯϴϰ 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 • ϮϬϭZϳϱϰ ZĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ͗ 877-879-2741 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

OTHROUGHOUT 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 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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Plant, Tyronza, West Memphis, Brinkley, Marianna, Turkey Scratch, Helena-West Helena and near McGehee. c E 

Arkansas River

501-324-5551

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. c E

Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road

More than 100 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

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

870-972-2803 • DeltaByways.com Crowley’s Ridge Parkway follows about 200 miles of the only “highlands” in the Delta, from Piggott to Helena-

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White River

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. 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

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Spring River

870-856-3210 • Kīh͘^͘ϲϯ͕DĂŵŵŽƚŚ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ƚŽ,ĂƌĚLJ 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

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

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

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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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ATTRACTIONS 1929 Hotel Seville .............................................63 21c Museum Hotel ............................................53 404 Tour Co..................................................... 137 4D Adventure.................................................. 176 8th Street Market...............................................52 A Bite of Hot Springs ...................................... 176 A.G. Russell Knives, Inc. ....................................67 Ace of Clubs House ........................................ 183 Adventureworks Hot Springs ........................ 176 Albert Pike Recreation Area .......................... 175 Albert Pike School.............................................70 All Things Arkansas ........................................ 176 Allen House, The ............................................ 216 Allman/Bevis Sports Complex ...................... 134 Alma Aquatic Park ............................................52 Alma Performing Arts Center ...........................52 Altitude Trampoline Park .............................. 138 Altus Area Coal Miner’s Memorial ....................52 Altus Heritage House Museum.........................52 Apollo on Emma, The .......................................69 Apple Blossom Brewing Company ..................58 Argenta Arts & Entertainment District .......... 145 Argenta Bead Company ................................ 138 Argenta Community Theater (ACT) .............. 145 Argenta Drug Store ........................................ 146 Arkadelphia Aquatic Park.............................. 172 Arkansas & Missouri Railroad...............60, 69, 70 Arkansas Air & Military Museum ......................58 Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo......... 176 Arkansas Arts Center ..................................... 138 Arkansas Brews Cruise .................................. 138 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Walk ............. 138 Arkansas Country Doctor Museum..................64 Arkansas Craft Guild & Gallery ...................... 107 Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil & Soul .........................219, 242 Arkansas Delta Paddle Trails......................... 219 Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame ............. 217 Arkansas Festival Ballet................................. 138 Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex ...................... 136 Arkansas Governor’s Mansion....................... 138 Arkansas Historic Wine Museum .....................65 Arkansas History Commission & State Archives ......................................... 138 Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum .............. 146 Arkansas Municipal Auditorium.................... 183 Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources...... 183 Arkansas National Guard Museum ............... 146 Arkansas Post Museum State Park ............... 213 Arkansas Post National Memorial ................ 213 Arkansas Public Theatre at the Victory ...........67 Arkansas Railroad Museum........................... 217 Arkansas Repertory Theatre ......................... 138 Arkansas River.........135, 138, 150, 217, 219, 242 Arkansas River Trail ................................138, 146 Arkansas River Valley Arts Center ....................68 Arkansas River Valley Nature Center ...............60 Arkansas River Visitor Center ...........................68 Arkansas Skatium .......................................... 138 Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame ....................... 146 Arkansas State Capitol .................................. 138 Arkansas State Capitol Grounds Monuments ............................................. 138 Arkansas State University Convocation Center................................ 235 Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery & Bradbury Art Museum ............ 235 Arkansas State University Museum .............. 235 Arkansas Studies Institute ............................ 138 Arkansas Symphony Orchestra .................... 139 Arkansas Tech University Museum ..................68 Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum ......................................................54 Arkansas Walk of Fame.................................. 176 Arkansas Welcome Center, Bentonville ..........53 Arkansas Welcome Center, Blytheville ......... 234 Arkansas Welcome Center, Corning ............. 234 Arkansas Welcome Center, El Dorado .......... 174 Arkansas Welcome Center, Harrison ...............63 Arkansas Welcome Center, Helena-West Helena ............................... 213 Arkansas Welcome Center, Lake Village....... 215 Arkansas Welcome Center, Little Rock ......... 139 Arkansas Welcome Center, Mammoth Spring.................................... 106 Arkansas Welcome Center, Siloam Springs ....68

Arkansas Welcome Center, Van Buren/Fort Smith................................71 Arkansas Welcome Center, West Memphis......................................... 241 Arkansas Welcome Centers, Texarkana ....... 183 Arkansas Wine Trail...........................................71 Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa ........................ 176 Art Along the River ......................................... 139 Art on the Green ............................................. 135 Art Ventures .......................................................58 Artist Point ........................................................64 Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas ................................ 217 Arts Center of the Grand Prairie .................... 218 Arts Center of the Ozarks..................................69 Arts Live Theatre ...............................................58 ARtspace Arkansas......................................... 145 Ashdown City Park ......................................... 173 Ashley Alexander House ................................ 149 Ashley County Museum ................................. 213 Attic to Art....................................................... 137 Augusta Historic Presbyterian Church ......... 234 Aux Arc Park.......................................................65 Aviation Cadet World ........................................56 B-17 Memorial Park ....................................... 183 Ballet Arkansas .............................................. 139 Bark Bar .......................................................... 139 Barnyard Friends & Stables........................... 145 Barton Coliseum & State Fairgrounds Complex ............................. 139 Barton Rock & Roll Museum ......................... 139 Bass Pro Shop ................................................ 139 Bass Reeves Statue ...........................................60 Batesville Community Center ....................... 103 Batesville Historic Downtown....................... 103 Batesville Motor Speedway........................... 103 Bathhouse Row.............................................. 176 Bathhouse Row Emporium ........................... 176 Battery C Park ................................................ 213 Baum Gallery.................................................. 135 Bauxite Historical Association Museum....... 134 Bayou Bartholomew ..................................... 219 Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area ... 136 Bayou Meto Urban Canoe Trail ..................... 136 Bear Creek Cycle Trail .................................... 180 Beatles Sculpture........................................... 240 Beaver Lake .......................................................71 Beaverfork Lake Park..................................... 135 Bell Park.............................................................62 Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area & Nature Trail.................................. 144 Bella Vista Historical Museum..........................52 Belle Grove Historic District .............................60 Belle Museum & Chapel....................................54 Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat...................... 176 Belle of the Ozarks/Beaver Lake Cruises.........56 Ben Geren Regional Park..................................60 Benton Event Center ..................................... 134 Bentonville Brewing Co. ...................................53 Bernice Garden .............................................. 139 Beth El Heritage Hall...................................... 213 Bethel AME Church ........................................ 103 Big Creek Natural Area................................... 105 Big Dam Bridge .......................................139, 146 Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge................. 236 Big River Crossing .......................................... 241 Big Rock Fun Park .......................................... 139 Bill & Alice Nix Petting Zoo ............................ 235 Black Apple Crossing ........................................69 Blanchard Springs Caverns........................... 107 Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts ........... 237 Blue Moose Boutique .................................... 137 Blue Mountain Lake ..........................................54 Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area ..................................54 Blue Spring Heritage Center ............................56 Blythe’s Scott County Museum ........................71 Bobby Ferguson Park .................................... 184 Bobby’s Bike Hike .......................................... 139 Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary............................68 Bonneville House..............................................60 Bonzai BMX..................................................... 146 Boone County Heritage Museum.....................63 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks .......................58 Bradley County Historical Museum .............. 218 Bradley County Veterans’ Museum .............. 218 Bradley House Museum ...................................64 Bridal Veil Falls ............................................... 105

Brightwater .......................................................53 Bubba’s Blues Corner .................................... 213 Buckstaff Bathhouse ..................................... 176 Buffalo National River ........................54, 71, 108 Buffalo River Canopy Tour ...............................66 Bull Shoals Caverns ....................................... 103 Bull Shoals Lake ........................................72, 108 Bull Shoals-White River State Park ............... 106 Burns Park ...................................................... 146 Cabot BMX Track ............................................ 134 Cabot Community Pond & Walking Track.... 134 Cabot Sportsplex & Aquatic Park.................. 134 Cache River Wildlife Management Area ....... 234 Caddo Indian Memorial & River Walk........... 183 Caddo River .................................................... 175 Cadron Settlement Park................................ 135 Calhoun Community School......................... 180 Calico Rock Historic District .......................... 103 Calico Rock Museum ..................................... 104 Camden Riverfront ........................................ 173 Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery........... 134 Camp Ouachita Girl Scout Camp Historic District ....................................... 149 Cane Creek State Park ................................... 218 Capital Hotel .................................................. 139 Captain Henderson House ............................ 172 Capture of Confederate General Jeff Thompson Site Marker.................... 238 Carnegie Public Library ....................................56 Carnes Park & Splash Pad ............................. 173 Carroll County Heritage Center .......................54 Cecil Traylor Wilson Garden .......................... 180 Cedar Glades Park ......................................... 176 Centennial Baptist Church ............................ 213 Center for Art & Education ...............................70 Center on the Square Performing Arts/Dinner Theatre ................................ 150 Centerville Dragway .........................................54 Centerville Super Speedway............................54 Central Arkansas Escape Rooms .................. 146 Central Arkansas Nature Center ................... 139 Central Delta Depot Museum & Visitors Center ......................................... 212 Central High School National Historic Site ............................................. 139 Central Theater .............................................. 176 Century Wall ................................................... 238 Chaffee Barbershop Museum ..........................60 Chaffee Crossing ...............................................60 Chaffee Crossing Historic District ....................60 Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park ........................... 240 Charlotte Street Historic District .................. 175 Charlotte’s Eats & Sweets.............................. 137 Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards & Winery...............52 Cherokee Village ............................................ 104 Cherry Street Historic District ....................... 213 Cherry Street Pavilion.................................... 213 Chocoville Cabin ...............................................64 Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area .................................. 212 City Event Center ........................................... 136 City Parks...........................60, 135, 137, 140, 217 Civil War Monument ...................................... 238 Civil War Red River Campaign State Parks... 185 Civil War River Walk Memorial Trail, The ...... 238 Clark County Arts & Humanities Council/Arkadelphia Arts Center ........... 172 Clark County Farmers Market ....................... 172 Clark County Historical Museum .................. 172 Clayton House...................................................61 Cleburne County Historical Society ............. 105 Clinton Art ...................................................... 104 Clinton House Museum ....................................58 Clinton Presidential Center & Park ............... 140 Clinton Presidential Park Bridge ...........140, 146 Clinton Tour.................................................... 176 Coal Miner’s Memorial ......................................62 Coleman’s Rock Shop.................................... 180 Collins Creek (Catch-and-Release Area)....... 105 Collins Theater, The ....................................... 237 Columbia County Courthouse ...................... 180 Columbus House Brewery ...............................58 Compton Gardens ............................................53 Conway Cemetery State Park ....................... 173 Conway Symphony Orchestra ...................... 135 Core Brewing & Distilling Company ................69 Corn Maze at Lollie ........................................ 144

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Cornerstone Bank/Historic Bank of Eureka Springs Museum ...........................56 Cosmic Cavern ..................................................54 Cossatot River ................................................ 181 Cossatot River State Park/Natural Area ....... 185 Cotter Rainbow Bridge .................................. 104 Council Oak .......................................................55 Country Village, The ...................................... 218 Court Square Park.......................................... 213 Cove Lake Recreation Area ..............................66 Cowie Wine Cellars & Vineyards.......................66 Crafts & Antique Shopping ............................ 109 Craighead Forest Park ................................... 235 Crater of Diamonds State Park ..................... 182 Crawford County Courthouse ..........................70 Creekmore Express ...........................................61 Crenshaw Springs Water Park....................... 219 Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour ...............................56 Crittenden County Museum .......................... 235 Crooked Creek................................................ 108 Cross County Museum & Archives, The ........ 241 Crossett Centennial Park............................... 212 Crossett City Park/Lucas Pond...................... 212 Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center ..................... 235 Crowley’s Ridge State Park ........................... 240 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art........53 Crystal Mines/Gem, Mineral & Rock Shops.............................................. 182 Crystal Springs Gallery .................................. 176 Curran Hall Visitor Information Center ........ 140 Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area..... 216 Daisy Airgun Museum .......................................67 Daisy Bates Home .......................................... 140 Daisy State Park ............................................. 180 Dallas County Museum.................................. 175 Darby House Tour Home ..................................61 Darby Legacy Monument .................................61 Dardanelle Rock................................................55 Dave & Buster’s .............................................. 140 Davidsonville Historic State Park ................. 238 Deer Mountain Events ......................................65 DeGray Lake ................................................... 173 DeGray Lake Resort State Park ..................... 173 Delta Cultural Center ..................................... 213 Delta Gateway Museum ................................ 234 Delta Heritage Tours ...................................... 214 Delta Heritage Trail State Park ...................... 212 Delta Resort & Spa ......................................... 216 Delta Rivers Nature Center............................ 217 Delta Symphony Orchestra ........................... 235 Depot Museum............................................... 145 Desha County Courthouse ............................ 212 Desha County Museum ................................. 212 DeSoto Bluff Trail Park................................... 172 DeSoto Rock Shop ......................................... 176 Devil’s Backbone Civil War Battlefield ............62 Devil’s Den State Park.......................................71 Diamond Bear Brewery Company ................ 146 Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center ..... 172 Diamondhead Golf Club ................................ 176 Dickey-Stephens Park ................................... 146 Dinner Bell Ranch & Resort ..............................56 Dionysus Wine & Brew ......................................52 Discovery Place .............................................. 184 Dogtown Farmers’ Market............................. 146 Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall ........ 135 Downtown Arkadelphia ................................ 172 Downtown Ashdown ..................................... 173 Downtown Conway Developments.............. 135 Downtown Conway Farmers & Crafts Market ........................................... 135 Downtown De Queen .................................... 174 Downtown Entertainment Park.................... 237 Downtown Fayetteville.....................................58 Downtown Fort Smith Murals ..........................61 Downtown Gallery ......................................... 184 Downtown Historic District ........................... 175 Downtown McGehee ..................................... 216 Downtown Osceola ....................................... 237 Downtown Playhouse ................................... 238 Downtown Pocket Park ................................. 184 Downtown River Park .................................... 172 Downtown Riverside RV Park........................ 146 Downtown Searcy Murals.............................. 150 Dr. A.G. Anderson House................................ 213 Dreamland Ballroom ..................................... 140 Drew County Historical Museum .................. 216 Drewry Farm & Orchards ..................................56

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Driving Tours .................................................. 173 Dryden Pottery............................................... 177 EACC Fine Arts Center .................................... 235 Eddie Mae Herron Center .............................. 238 El Dorado Conference Center........................ 174 El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex .................................................. 174 Elliott Meek Nunnally Home, The ................. 173 EMOBA ............................................................ 140 Empress of Little Rock ................................... 140 Escape Rooms ................................................ 177 Esse Purse Museum & Store .......................... 140 Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway......56 Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District....56 Eureka Springs Gallery Association.................57 Eureka Springs Historical Museum..................57 Eureka Springs Trolley System & Visitor Welcome Center .............................57 Evans Museum ..................................................64 Fair Park.......................................................... 175 Fairfield Bay Marina ....................................... 104 Farmers Market .......................................140, 217 Fast Lane Entertainment..................................67 Faulkner County Museum ............................. 135 Fayetteville Ale Trail..........................................59 Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge ............. 212 First Baptist Church of Eudora...................... 213 Five Star Dinner Theatre................................ 177 Flag Plaza at Memorial Park.......................... 234 Flatside Pinnacle Wilderness Area ............... 149 Flyway Brewing Company............................. 146 Fordyce Bathhouse Museum & Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center................... 177 Foreman City Park ......................................... 175 Foreman Recreation Park ............................. 175 Forest Path Gallery ........................................ 177 Forrest City Downtown Murals ..................... 235 Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery .................. 104 Fort Chaffee McClure Amphitheatre................61 Fort Curtis ....................................................... 214 Fort Logan H. Roots Military Post Historic District ....................................... 146 Fort Smith Little Theatre ..................................61 Fort Smith Museum of History .........................61 Fort Smith National Historic Site .....................61 Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.....................61 Fort Smith River Park........................................61 Fort Smith Symphony ......................................61 Fort Smith Trolley Museum ..............................61 Forum Civic Center ........................................ 236 Fossil Cove.........................................................59 Four States Auto Museum ............................. 184 Four States Entertainment Center ............... 184 Fourche Creek Wetlands ............................... 140 Fowler Center ................................................. 236 Fox Pass Pottery............................................. 177 Freedom Park ................................................. 214 Front Street Festival Plaza............................. 184 Fun Trackers Family Park .............................. 177 Funland........................................................... 147 Galaxy Connection, The ................................ 177 Gangster Museum of America, The .............. 177 Gann Museum of Saline County ................... 134 Garland County Historical Society Archives ................................................... 177 Garvan Woodland Gardens ........................... 177 Gateway Farmers Market .............................. 184 Gem Movie Theatre........................................ 105 Geo-Float Trail................................................ 182 Geocaching along Arkansas’s Great River Road ..............................219, 242 Gilbert General Store ..................................... 105 Glenwood Country Club ................................ 175 Golf Mountain....................................................67 Grand Prairie Center ...................................... 218 Grant County Museum/Heritage Village ...... 183 Grassy Lake Water Trail ................................. 144 Gravity Brewworks......................................... 103 Great Passion Play, The ....................................57 Greenwood Veteran’s Memorial ......................63 Greers Ferry Lake ........................................... 109 Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery ... 105 Gregg Orr Marine............................................ 177 Guachoya Cultural Art Center ....................... 215 Guitar Walk ..................................................... 240 Gulpha Gorge Campground .......................... 177 H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden .......... 140 Hamp Williams Building ................................ 177

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park ................................................ 241 Harding University Benson Auditorium ....... 150 Harding University History House ................ 150 Hardy Main Street District ............................. 105 Haunted Pocahontas Tour ............................ 239 Haunted Tours ............................................... 178 Haunted Tours of Little Rock ........................ 141 Haw Creek Falls Recreation Area .....................66 Headquarters House Museum & Garden ........59 Heifer Ranch................................................... 149 Heifer Village .................................................. 141 Helena Museum of Phillips County .............. 214 Helena River Park .......................................... 214 Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center................................. 238 Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall .......................................... 172 Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County .............................. 182 Herman Davis State Park .............................. 236 Hestand Stadium ........................................... 217 Hickory Nut Mountain Vista/ Recreation Area ...................................... 185 HighRise Extreme Air Sports ............................67 Highway 89 Raceway Off-Road Sports Park .............................................. 150 Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum & Elk Information Center ..............................64 Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library ..................................................... 141 Hindman Park Urban Canoe Trail................. 141 Historic Arkansas Museum............................ 141 Historic Beaver Bridge ......................................52 Historic Black House ..................................... 150 Historic Bus Depot ......................................... 234 Historic Downtown District/Ozark...................65 Historic Downtown Keo................................. 137 Historic Downtown Magnolia Square .......... 180 Historic Downtown Paragould...................... 237 Historic Downtown Pocahontas ................... 239 Historic Downtown Rogers ..............................67 Historic Downtown/Siloam Springs ................68 Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home ....................................... 234 Historic Helena Civil War Interpretation ...... 214 Historic Missouri-Pacific Depot........................68 Historic Oark General Store & Café..................65 Historic Perot Theatre ................................... 184 Historic Randolph County Courthouse ........ 239 Historic Roundtop Filling Station ................. 150 Historic St. Joe Depot Museum .................... 108 Historic Towns................................................ 109 Historic Walnut Ridge Walking Tour ............. 241 Historic Washington State Park .................... 185 Historic Wilson ............................................... 241 Historical Tour of Clark County..................... 172 Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area ..............67 Hogshead Tours ................................................59 Holiday Island Campground & RV Park ...........63 Holiday Island Golf Courses .............................63 Holiday Island Marina.......................................63 Holiday Springs Water Park .......................... 184 Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge ...............55 Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area .................................. 137 Hope Visitors Center & Museum ................... 175 Horsehead Lake Recreation Area ....................55 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch ................................64 Hot Spring County Museum/ The Boyle House ..................................... 181 Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance................ 178 Hot Springs Carriage Company .................... 178 Hot Springs Convention Center .................... 178 Hot Springs Country Club ............................. 178 Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market ....... 178 Hot Springs Gallery Walk............................... 178 Hot Springs Go Karts ..................................... 178 Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail ............... 178 Hot Springs Historic District.......................... 178 Hot Springs KOA Mini Golf ............................. 178 Hot Springs Mountain Tower ........................ 178 Hot Springs National Park............................. 178 Hot Springs ORV Park .................................... 178 Hot Springs Visitor Center ............................. 178 Houseboating, Lake Fun ............................... 110 I-30 Speedway................................................ 141 Illinois Bayou River ...........................................56


Imperial Dinner Theatre, The........................ 239 Indian Rock House......................................... 104 Intrigue Theater ................................................57 Iron Mountain Depot ..................................... 237 Iron Mountain Mountain Bike Trail System ..................................................... 172 Ironworks Galleria, The ................................. 107 J. Austin White Cultural Center ..................... 213 J&P Ranch ...................................................... 149 Jack Creek Recreation Area .............................54 Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park.................... 215 Jackson County Courthouse......................... 237 Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service ................................... 237 Jacksonport State Park ................................. 235 Jacksonville Guitar Center & Museum ......... 137 Jacksonville Museum of Military History ..... 137 Jamestown Crag ............................................ 103 Janssen Park .................................................. 181 Jeff Anderson Memorial Trail ........................ 105 Jefferson County Regional Park ................... 217 JefFURson Dog Park ...................................... 184 Jenkins Ferry Battleground State Park ........ 183 Jerome Relocation Center Historic Marker...................................................... 215 JFK Overlook Park ......................................... 105 Jimmy Driftwood’s Barn................................ 107 Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery .................... 144 John Brown University .....................................68 John H. Johnson Cultural & Educational Museum ............................. 212 John Paul McConnell Exhibit ...........................54 Johnson County Historic Sites.........................55 Johnson County Historical Society Heritage Center..........................................55 Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, The ................ 147 Jones Center, The .............................................69 Jonesboro Art Galleries ................................. 236 Jonesboro Downtown ................................... 236 Josephine Tussaud Wax & Gambling Museum ................................. 178 Josh Park Memorial Trail............................... 105 Junction Bridge.......................................141, 147 Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village ................................ 182 Keels Creek Winery ...........................................57 Kelly Courtyard, The ...................................... 214 Ken Theatre, The............................................ 237 Kenda Drive-In ............................................... 107 Kidtopia Park.................................................. 184 Killebrew Theater .......................................... 106 “King Biscuit Time” Radio Show................... 214 King Opera House .............................................70 Kings River.........................................................72 Klipsch Museum of Audio History................. 176 Knoppers Ford Recreation Area.......................54 Korea/Vietnam & Firefighter’s Memorials .... 184 La Petite Roche Plaza .................................... 141 Lake Atalanta ....................................................67 Lake Catherine ............................................... 178 Lake Catherine State Park............................. 178 Lake Charles State Park................................. 239 Lake Chicot State Park................................... 215 Lake Columbia ............................................... 180 Lake Conway .................................................. 135 Lake Dardanelle State Park..............................68 Lake Des Arc ................................................... 136 Lake Enterprise .............................................. 219 Lake Fort Smith State Park...............................64 Lake Frierson State Park................................ 236 Lake Greeson...................................175, 180, 182 Lake Hamilton................................................ 179 Lake Hinkle........................................................71 Lake Leatherwood Park ...................................57 Lake Ludwig ......................................................55 Lake Maumelle ............................................... 141 Lake Monticello .............................................. 216 Lake Ouachita ................................................ 179 Lake Ouachita State Park .......................179, 182 Lake Ouachita Vista Trail ............................... 185 Lake Overcup ................................................. 145 Lake Poinsett State Park ............................... 235 Lake Saracen Splash Pad .............................. 217 Lake Sylvia Recreation Area .......................... 149 Lakeport Plantation ...................................... 215 Lantern Theatre, The ..................................... 135 Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose Wellness Center/Sports Complex.......................... 235 Lepanto’s “A Painted House” ........................ 236

Leslie ............................................................... 106 Lily Peter Auditorium ..................................... 214 Lindbergh Marker .......................................... 215 Lindsay Railroad Museum ............................. 184 Little Missouri Falls ........................................ 175 Little Missouri River ....................................... 185 Little Red River ........................................105, 110 Little Rock Air Force Base .............................. 137 Little Rock Audubon Center .......................... 141 Little Rock Campaign Civil War Marker ........ 141 Little Rock Carriage Company ...................... 141 Little Rock Climbing Center .......................... 141 Little Rock Tours ............................................ 141 Little Rock Zoo ............................................... 142 Loberg Park .................................................... 105 Loco Ropes ..................................................... 107 Log Cabin Museum ........................................ 104 Logan County Coal Miners Memorial & Museum..................................66 Logan County Museum.....................................66 Logoly State Park ........................................... 181 Lonesome D Horse Camp & RV Park................66 Long Pool Recreation Area ...............................56 Lonoke County Museum ............................... 144 Louisiana Purchase State Park ..................... 212 Lower White River Museum State Park ........ 136 Lum & Abner Museum & Jot ’Em Down Store.............................................. 183 Lyon College ................................................... 103 Lyon College Holloway Theatre .................... 103 Lyon College Kresge Gallery.......................... 103 Lyric Theater......................................................63 MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History........................................ 142 Magic Springs Theme & Water Park.............. 179 Magnolia Cemetery........................................ 214 Main Street Dumas ........................................ 212 Malvern City Park ........................................... 181 Malvern Country Club.................................... 181 Mammoth Spring State Park......................... 106 Maple Hill Cemetery & Helena Confederate Cemetery ........................... 214 Marianna/Lee County Museum .................... 216 Mark Martin Museum..................................... 103 Marked Tree Delta Area Museum .................. 236 Marks’ Mills Battleground State Park ........... 175 Marks’ Mills Cemetery.................................... 175 Marlsgate Plantation ..................................... 149 Martha Mitchell Home ................................... 217 Massard Prairie Civil War Battlefield Park.......61 Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum & Study Center ........................................... 238 Maxine’s Live .................................................. 179 Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic & Odditorium Museum, The ...................... 179 Maynard Pioneer Museum ............................ 236 McCallie Ranch Antiques ............................... 145 McCollum-Chidester House .......................... 173 McKinney-O’Conner House ........................... 174 McMillan Park ................................................. 181 Melba Theater ................................................ 103 Memory Lane Museum .....................................54 Mena Art Gallery............................................. 181 Mena Depot Museum & Visitor Center.......... 181 Merci Car – American Legion Hut.................. 214 Mid-America Science Museum (MASM) ........ 179 Mike Freeze Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area .................................. 136 Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ...............52 Military Road Museum......................................64 Miller County Memorial ................................. 184 Millwood Lake ................................................ 173 Millwood Landing Golf & RV Resort .............. 173 Millwood State Park....................................... 173 Miniature Museum of Merritt Tiny Town Tours .............................................. 107 Miss Laura’s Players ..........................................61 Miss Laura’s Visitor Center................................62 Mississippi County Courthouse .................... 237 Mississippi County Historical Center ............ 237 Mississippi River State Park .......................... 216 Modern Mission.................................................59 Monster Mart .................................................. 175 Montgomery County Front Porch Stage ...... 182 Monticello North Main Historic District ........ 216 Monument Plaza ............................................ 184 Moro Bay State Park ...................................... 215 Morrilton Historic District.............................. 145

Mosaic Madness ............................................. 179 Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.................. 142 Mossy Bluff Trail & Buckeye Trail .................. 105 Mount Bethel Winery ........................................52 Mount Holly Cemetery................................... 142 Mount Magazine State Park .............................66 Mount Nebo State Park ....................................55 Mount Olive United Methodist Church............70 Mount Sequoyah Recreation Center ...............59 Mountain Valley Spring Company ................ 179 Mountain View Tourism & Visitor Guide ....... 107 Mountain Village 1890 ................................... 103 Movie House Winery ...................................... 145 Movies in the Park.......................................... 142 Mulberry River.............................................64, 65 Municipal Auditorium .................................... 174 Murals ..................................55, 65, 180, 214, 217 Murphy Arts District ....................................... 174 Murry’s Dinner Playhouse ............................. 142 Museum Lepanto USA ................................... 236 Museum of Automobiles ............................... 145 Museum of Chaffee History, The......................62 Museum of Discovery .................................... 142 Museum of Native American History...............53 Museum of Regional History ......................... 184 Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie ........ 218 Musical Shows................................................ 110 Mystic Caverns ..................................................63 Narrows Dam Trout Fishing .......................... 182 Nashville City Park ......................................... 183 National Cemetery/Fayetteville.......................59 National Cemetery/Fort Smith ........................62 National Cemetery/Little Rock ..................... 142 National Commemorative Site ........................55 National Fish Hatcheries ............................... 110 National Park Aquarium................................ 179 National Park Duck Tours.............................. 179 Natural Bridge ................................................ 104 Neumeier Winery ..............................................71 Nevada County Depot Museum .................... 183 New Community Theatre, The...................... 217 New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.......... 215 New Rocky Comfort Museum ....................... 175 Newton House Museum ................................ 174 Nimrod Lake ......................................................65 Nite Lite Outdoors.............................................55 Norfork Lake & North Fork River................... 110 Norfork National Fish Hatchery .................... 108 North Cadron Creek................................135, 136 North Central Arkansas Art Gallery .............. 104 North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAFAE)......... 104 North Little Rock Heritage Center ................ 147 North Little Rock ORV Park ........................... 147 North River Landing ...................................... 147 North Shore Riverwalk .................................. 148 Northwest Arkansas Naturals ..........................69 Nut House....................................................... 137 Oak Cemetery ...................................................62 Oak Leaf Gallery & Gift Shop ............................63 Oakland Cemetery......................................... 173 Oaklawn Racing & Gaming............................ 179 Oil Heritage Park ............................................ 174 Old Company House...................................... 212 Old Frisco Depot ...............................................71 Old Gin Antiques ............................................ 137 Old Independence Regional Museum .......... 103 Old Jail Museum ...............................................63 Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, The ..... 148 Old Norman High School Museum, The....... 183 Old Post Mountain Bike Trail............................68 Old Rock Gym....................................................63 Old Spanish Treasure Cave ..............................70 Old State House Museum.............................. 142 Old Town Texarkana ...................................... 184 Olmstead Funeral & Historical Museum....... 106 Oneal Outfitters, Batesville ........................... 103 Onyx Cave..........................................................57 Opera In The Ozarks at Inspiration Point ........57 Oppelo Flea Market........................................ 149 ORBI Rentals................................................... 181 Osceola Municipal Golf Course ..................... 237 Osceola Parks & Recreation .......................... 237 Ouachita Artists Gallery & Studio ................. 182 Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery................................... 172 Ouachita Baptist University Jones Performing Arts Center........................... 172

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Ouachita Little Theatre ................................. 181 Ouachita National Forest .............................. 187 Ouachita National Recreation Trail .......150, 187 Ouachita River.........................................187, 220 Ouachita River Trail & Whitewater Boating Park............................................ 181 Our Lady of the Lake Church Museum ......... 215 Outlets at Little Rock ..................................... 142 Overflow National Wildlife Refuge................ 219 Ozark Area Depot Museum...............................65 Ozark Beer Co....................................................67 Ozark Bridge ......................................................65 Ozark Center Point Place..................................69 Ozark Corn Maze ...............................................54 Ozark Folk Center State Park ........................ 107 Ozark Folkways Heritage Center......................71 Ozark Heritage Arts Center & Museum ......... 106 Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail......................55, 65, 72, 110 Ozark History Mural ..........................................65 Ozark Lake .........................................................65 Ozark Mountain Bicycle Trail ........................ 110 Ozark Mountain Music Makers ...................... 108 Ozark Mountain Ziplines ..................................57 Ozark National Forest.......................73, 108, 110 Parachute Inn ................................................. 241 Paradise Cove Marina .................................... 179 Paragould Community Center & Water Park ............................................... 238 Paragould War Memorial/Statue of Liberty ................................................. 238 Park at West End, The.......................................62 Parkin Archeological State Park ................... 238 Parrot Island Water Park ..................................62 Patrick J. Ahern House .................................. 184 Paul Michael Company.................................. 215 Pea Ridge National Military Park .....................66 Peabody Splash Pad ...................................... 142 Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area..............................66 Peebles Farm.................................................. 234 Peel Ferry........................................................ 105 Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens ....53 Performing Arts Center.....................................63 Perry County Historical Museum .................. 149 Petit Jean State Park ..................................... 145 Photographer’s Island ................................... 184 Pickles Gap Village ......................................... 135 Pillow-Thompson House............................... 214 Pine Bluff Convention Center ....................... 217 Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum.................................. 217 Pinnacle Hills Promenade................................67 Pinnacle Mountain State Park ...................... 142 Pioneer Village ............................................... 183 Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf......................... 179 Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge.............................57 Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park ................................................ 149 Pleasant Crossing .............................................67 Pleasant Hill Shooting Range ..........................55 Pocahontas Meteorite, The ........................... 239 Pocket Community Theatre .......................... 179 Political History Audio Tour .......................... 142 Pomeroy Planetarium ................................... 216 Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge ........... 173 Popeye Statue ...................................................52 Post Winery .......................................................52 Potlatch Conservation Education Center .... 212 Potts Inn Museum .............................................66 Powhatan Historic State Park ....................... 240 Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.................66 Prescott Raceway Park .................................. 183 President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site ............................................. 176 Prim Rocks ..................................................... 106 Pumpkin Hollow ............................................ 240 Quapaw Baths & Spa ..................................... 179 Quapaw Canoe Company ............................. 215 Quapaw Quarter ............................................ 143 Quartz Crystal Mines/Rock Shops ................ 179 Queen Wilhelmina State Park ....................... 181 Quigley’s Castle.................................................57 Raimondo Winery .......................................... 107 Randolph County Heritage Museum ............ 239 Randolph County Quilt Trail, The ................. 239 Rapps Barren Settlement.............................. 107 Razorback Regional Greenway ........................73

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Rector Community Museum ......................... 240 Rector Mural ................................................... 240 Red Curtain Theatre....................................... 136 Reed Mountain Park, Dam Overlook & River Bluff Nature Trail ...........................65 Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park ....... 137 Refined Ale Brewery ...................................... 143 Resettlement Village/Historic Clover Bend ............................................. 241 Restored 1921 Frisco Train Depot/ Visitor Information Center ..................... 239 Reynolds Science Center Planetarium......... 172 Rialto Community Arts Center ...................... 145 Rialto Theatre ................................................ 150 Rice-Upshaw House....................................... 234 Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center & Wildlife Management Area .................................. 174 Riddle’s Elephant & Wildlife Sanctuary ........ 136 Ridges at Village Creek State Park, The........ 242 Riley Art Glass Studio..................................... 179 Ritz Civic Center ............................................. 234 Ritz Theatre .................................................... 181 River Lights in the Rock ................................. 143 River Market District ...................................... 143 Riverside International Speedway ............... 241 Riverside Park & River Center ....................... 134 Riverview Skateboard Park........................... 148 Robinson Center ............................................ 143 Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 ............................... 242 Rock ’N’ Roll Highway 67 Museum ............... 237 Rock Region METRO Streetcar ...................... 143 Rock Town Distillery ...................................... 143 Rockefeller Legacy Gallery ............................ 145 Rockport United Methodist Church.............. 181 Rockwater Marina.......................................... 148 Rogers Historical Museum ...............................67 Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery........... 218 Ron Coleman Mining ..................................... 180 Ron Newport Recycle Education Park ......... 137 RowAmerica North Little Rock Boathouse ............................................... 148 Royal Theatre ................................................. 134 Rubye & Henry Connerly Museum................ 213 Rush Historic District ..................................... 108 Saddlebock Brewery & Restaurant .................70 Sager Creek Arts Center....................................69 Saline River..............................................134, 220 Sandy Beach Park .......................................... 173 Sans Souci Landing ....................................... 237 Saracen Landing ............................................ 218 Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery ..............70 Saunders Museum ............................................54 Scenic 7 Byway..........................................73, 187 Scenic Byways & Drives ....73, 110, 187, 220, 242 Schaefers & Collins Pumpkin Patch & Farm ..................................................... 144 Scott Family Amazeum.....................................53 Scott Heritage Family Farm........................... 149 Scott Joplin Mural.......................................... 184 Scott Plantation Settlement ......................... 149 Sculpture at the River Market ....................... 143 Selma Methodist Church ............................... 216 Selma Rosenwald School.............................. 216 Sequoyah National Research Center ........... 143 Serenity Farm Bread ...................................... 106 Seven Devils Swamp Natural Area ............... 217 Sevier County Historical Society Museum ... 174 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History .....................70 Shoal Bay & Paris City Lake ..............................66 Shoppach House Historic Park ..................... 134 Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills, The ........................68 Shopping/Art Galleries .............73, 106, 143, 148 Shores Lake Recreation Area ...........................64 Siloam Springs Kayak Park ..............................69 Siloam Springs Museum...................................69 Silver Moon Cinema....................................... 136 Skydive Sky Ranch ............................................69 Slaughter Pen Bike Park ...................................53 Smackover Historic Commercial District ..... 183 Sorghum Hollow Horse Camp .........................66 South Arkansas Arboretum ........................... 174 South Arkansas Arts Center .......................... 174 South Arkansas Symphony ........................... 174 South Fork Nature Center ............................. 104 South Fork of the Spring River ...................... 107 South on Main ................................................ 143

Southern Arkansas University Brinson Fine Arts Building...................... 180 Southern Arkansas University Farm Tours... 180 Southern Tenant Farmers Museum .............. 240 Southland Park Gaming & Racing ................ 241 Spadra Waterfront Marina................................55 Spirits of The Basin Tour ..................................57 Splash Pad at Tyndall Park ........................... 134 Splash Pad at Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden.................................... 143 Splash Zone Water Park ................................ 137 Spring River .....................................105, 110, 243 Springhill Park Mountain Bike Trail .................62 St. Charles Museum ....................................... 218 St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church ........................57 St. Francis County Museum .......................... 235 St. Francis National Forest ............................ 216 St. Francis River Bridge.................................. 236 St. Joseph Center of Arkansas ...................... 148 St. Mary’s Catholic Church .......................52, 215 Starlight Community Theatre of Cabot........ 134 State Line Post Office & Federal Building..... 184 Statehouse Convention Center .................... 143 Steele Stevens Heritage Park ...........................56 Stone’s Throw Brewing ................................. 143 Studio Theatre ............................................... 144 Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco Academy & Coury House Retreat Center .....................70 Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail ............................. 106 Sugarloaf Mountain ....................................... 106 Sultana Disaster Museum ............................. 236 Sultana Historic Marker................................. 236 SUP Outfitters ...................................................58 Superior Bathhouse Brewery ....................... 180 Swan Sightings on Magness Lake................. 106 Sylamore Creek Trail...................................... 108 Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail ......................... 108 Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) .....59 T-Rex Go-Karts/Laser Tag .............................. 180 T-Rex Jurassic Golf ......................................... 180 Talimena National Scenic Byway ................. 181 Tapley Park ..................................................... 182 Terra Studios .....................................................59 Texarkana Regional Arts Center ................... 184 Texarkana Symphony Orchestra .................. 184 TheatreSquared ................................................59 Thermal Bathing & Day Spas ........................ 180 Thorncrown Chapel ..........................................58 Timberline Adventure Park ........................... 134 Tiny Town ....................................................... 180 Toad Suck Park............................................... 136 Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park ..... 149 Tom Roe Riverfront Memorial Park .............. 136 Tom Tomlinson Art & Science Center ........... 104 Tontitown Historical Museum..........................70 Tontitown Winery .............................................70 Trace Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail, The ........... 174 Tracy’s on the Lake ........................................ 105 Trail of Tears Exhibit ...................................... 148 Trails ..........................................................73, 148 Tri-County Lake.............................................. 175 Tri-Lakes ......................................................... 187 Truman Baker Park ...........................................71 Turner Neal Museum of Natural History ...... 217 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ....................58 Twin Springs Park, City Park & Bob Henry Park ..........................................69 Two Rivers Museum ....................................... 173 Two Rivers Park & Bridge .............................. 144 Tyler Bend Visitor Center............................... 108 UAFS Drennen-Scott Historical Site.................71 UARK Bowl.........................................................59 Union Square District .................................... 174 University Museum & Cultural Center .......... 218 University of Arkansas/Fayetteville .................59 University of Arkansas/Fayetteville Sports Museums ........................................60 University of Arkansas/Little Rock Fine Arts Galleries ................................... 144 University of Arkansas/Pine Bluff Fine Art Gallery ....................................... 218 University of the Ozarks Walton Fine Arts Center, The .................................55 Van Buren County Historical Society Museum ................................................... 104 Van Buren Downtown Historic District............71 Ventris Trails End Resort...................................62 Veteran’s Memorial ........................................ 239


Veteran’s Park................................................. 137 Veterans Memorial ......................................... 148 Veterans Wall of Honor .....................................52 Vietnam Veterans Museum ..............................62 Village Creek State Park ................................ 242 Vineyard Cabin ..................................................63 Visitors Center & Museum ............................. 174 Walk Railroad History Hiking Trail ................ 108 Walk Through Historic Searcy Tour .............. 150 Walmart AMP.....................................................68 Walmart Museum, The .....................................53 Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum, The........................................... 241 Walnut Ridge Depot....................................... 241 Walton Arts Center ............................................60 Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge ........... 240 War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake ...................68 War Eagle Creek ................................................73 War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge......................68 War Memorial Park Natural Play Area & Pavilion ................................................ 144 War Memorial Stadium.................................. 144 Warfield Concerts .......................................... 215 Warren Speedway.......................................... 219 Wattensaw Bayou Water Trail ....................... 136 Weekend Theater........................................... 144 Wegner Crystal Mines .................................... 182 Wegner Museum & Warehouse ..................... 182 West Mountain Brewing Company ..................60 Western Arkansas Ballet...................................62 White County Pioneer Village ....................... 150 White House Café........................................... 174 White Oak Lake State Park ............................ 174 White River ................73, 110, 136, 150, 220, 243 White River National Wildlife Refuge/ Visitors Center ......................................... 218 White River Theater ....................................... 108 White Rock Mountain Recreation Area............65 Whitton Farms................................................ 240 Wiederkehr Wine Cellars ..................................71 Wiggins Cabin................................................. 212 Wild River Country ......................................... 149 Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari.............62 Wilderness Areas.......................................73, 110 Wildlife Management Areas ...................220, 243 Wildwood Park for the Arts ........................... 144 William Carl Garner Visitor Center ................ 106 William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Park Wetlands ......................................... 144 William Looney Tavern .................................. 234 Winery of Hot Springs, The ........................... 180 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute...................... 145 Withrow Springs State Park .............................63 Wolf House ..................................................... 108 Wolf Pen Gap .................................................. 182 Wolf Pen Recreation Area .................................55 Womble Trail .................................................. 187 Woolly Hollow State Park .............................. 136 World War II Japanese-American Internment Museum............................... 216 Wynne-Phillips House ................................... 175 Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend ........................... 181

CITIES Alma ...................................................................52 Altus ...................................................................52 Arkadelphia .................................................... 172 Arkansas City.................................................. 212 Ashdown......................................................... 173 Augusta........................................................... 234 Barton ............................................................. 212 Batesville ........................................................ 103 Bauxite............................................................ 134 Beaver ................................................................52 Bella Vista ..........................................................52 Benton ............................................................ 134 Bentonville ........................................................52 Berryville ...........................................................54 Big Flat ............................................................ 141 Bismarck......................................................... 173 Blytheville....................................................... 234 Booneville .........................................................54 Boxley ................................................................54 Bradley............................................................ 173 Brinkley........................................................... 212 Bull Shoals...................................................... 103 Cabot .............................................................. 134 Calico Rock ..................................................... 103

Camden .......................................................... 173 Casscoe........................................................... 212 Cave Springs......................................................54 Centerville .........................................................54 Charleston .........................................................54 Cherokee Village ............................................ 104 Clarksville ..........................................................55 Clinton ............................................................ 104 Columbus ....................................................... 174 Conway ........................................................... 135 Corning ........................................................... 234 Cotter .............................................................. 104 Crossett........................................................... 212 Dalton ............................................................. 234 Dardanelle .........................................................55 De Queen ........................................................ 174 Des Arc ............................................................ 136 Dover..................................................................56 Dumas............................................................. 212 Dyess............................................................... 234 Earle ................................................................ 235 El Dorado ........................................................ 174 Elm Springs .......................................................56 Eudora ............................................................ 213 Eureka Springs ..................................................56 Fairfield Bay ................................................... 104 Fayetteville ........................................................58 Flippin ............................................................. 104 Fordyce ........................................................... 175 Foreman ......................................................... 175 Forrest City ..................................................... 235 Fort Smith..........................................................60 Fouke .............................................................. 175 Garfield ..............................................................62 Gentry ................................................................62 Gilbert ............................................................. 105 Gillett .............................................................. 213 Glenwood ....................................................... 175 Greenbrier ...................................................... 136 Greenwood........................................................62 Greers Ferry .................................................... 105 Hamburg ........................................................ 213 Hardy .............................................................. 105 Harrisburg ...................................................... 235 Harrison .............................................................63 Hazen .............................................................. 136 Heber Springs ................................................ 105 Helena-West Helena ...................................... 213 Holiday Island ...................................................63 Hope ............................................................... 175 Hot Springs..................................................... 176 Huntsville ..........................................................63 Jacksonport ................................................... 235 Jacksonville ................................................... 136 Jasper ................................................................64 Jerome............................................................ 215 Jersey.............................................................. 215 Jessieville ....................................................... 180 Jonesboro ...................................................... 235 Keo ................................................................. 137 Kirby................................................................ 180 Lake Village .................................................... 215 Lakeview......................................................... 106 Lavaca................................................................64 Lepanto .......................................................... 236 Leslie ............................................................... 106 Lincoln ...............................................................64 Little Rock....................................................... 137 Lonoke ............................................................ 144 Madison .......................................................... 236 Magazine ...........................................................64 Magnolia ......................................................... 180 Malvern ........................................................... 181 Mammoth Spring ........................................... 106 Manila ............................................................. 236 Mansfield ...........................................................64 Marianna ........................................................ 216 Marion............................................................. 236 Marked Tree.................................................... 236 Marshall .......................................................... 107 Mayflower ....................................................... 144 Maynard.......................................................... 236 McCrory .......................................................... 237 McGehee ......................................................... 216 McNeil ............................................................. 181 Mena ............................................................... 181 Monticello....................................................... 216 Morrilton......................................................... 145

Mount Ida ....................................................... 182 Mountain Home ............................................. 107 Mountain Pine ................................................ 182 Mountain View ............................................... 107 Mountainburg ...................................................64 Mulberry ............................................................64 Murfreesboro.................................................. 182 Nashville ......................................................... 183 Newport.......................................................... 237 Norfork ........................................................... 108 Norman........................................................... 183 North Little Rock ............................................ 145 Oark ...................................................................65 Ola ....................................................................65 Oppelo ............................................................ 149 Osceola ........................................................... 237 Ozark..................................................................65 Paragould ....................................................... 237 Paris ...................................................................65 Parkin.............................................................. 238 Pea Ridge ...........................................................66 Pelsor .................................................................66 Perryville......................................................... 149 Piggott ............................................................ 238 Pine Bluff ........................................................ 217 Pine Ridge ...................................................... 183 Pocahontas .................................................... 238 Ponca .................................................................66 Pottsville............................................................66 Powhatan ....................................................... 239 Prairie Grove......................................................66 Prescott .......................................................... 183 Rector ............................................................. 240 Rison ............................................................... 183 Rogers ................................................................67 Rohwer ........................................................... 218 Russellville ........................................................68 Salem .............................................................. 108 Scott................................................................ 149 Searcy ............................................................. 150 Sheridan ......................................................... 183 Sherwood ....................................................... 150 Shirley ............................................................. 108 Siloam Springs ..................................................68 Smackover...................................................... 183 Springdale .........................................................69 St. Charles ...................................................... 218 St. Francis ....................................................... 240 St. Joe ............................................................. 108 Star City .......................................................... 218 Stuttgart ......................................................... 218 Subiaco ..............................................................70 Sulphur Springs ................................................70 Texarkana ....................................................... 183 Tontitown ..........................................................70 Turrell ............................................................. 240 Tyronza ........................................................... 240 Van Buren ..........................................................70 Walcott............................................................ 240 Waldron .............................................................71 Walnut Ridge .................................................. 240 Warren ............................................................ 218 Washington .................................................... 185 West Fork ...........................................................71 West Memphis ................................................ 241 White Hall ....................................................... 219 Wickes ............................................................. 185 Wiederkehr Village ............................................71 Wilmot ............................................................ 219 Wilson ............................................................. 241 Winslow .............................................................71 Wynne ............................................................. 241 Yellville............................................................ 108

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ATTRACTIONS/ARTS/RETAIL Arkansas & Missouri Railroad ................................. 73 Arkansas Arts Center ............... 157 Arkansas Travelers ................... 159 Arkansas Wine Council .................7 Belle of Hot Springs ................. 192 Big Rock Fun Park .................... 160 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks ......................... 88 Central Arkansas Library ......... 151 Clinton National Airport .......... 159 Cosmic Cavern ........................... 79 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ..................... 81 Delta Cultural Center ............... 222 Department of Arkansas Heritage ........................ 152-153 Garvan Woodland Gardens ..... 188 Glenwood Country Club .......... 198 Great Passion Play, The ............. 78 Jacob Wolf House .................... 121 Magic Springs Theme & Water Park ........................... 193 Murphy Arts District/El Dorado Festivals & Events ............... 198 Museum of Automobiles ........... 93 Museum of Discovery .............. 159 Northwest Arkansas Naturals ................................. 83 Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.................... 75 Oaklawn Racing & Gaming ................................ 189 Opera in the Ozarks ................... 76 Ouachita Artists Gallery & Studio ............................... 198 Outlets of Little Rock ............... 160 Ron Coleman Crystal Mining... 196 Scott Family Amazeum.............. 82 Southland Park Gaming & Racing .............................. 245 Terra Studios .............................. 88 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.................................... 78 Walmart Museum, The .............. 83 William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park ...................... 158 CAMPING/CANOEING/ COTTAGES/LOG CABINS Buffalo Camping & Canoeing ...114 Buffalo River Float Service ...... 120 Buffalo River Outfitters............ 115 Crain RV .................................... 156 Deer Mountain Events ............... 92 FireFly Cabin Rentals ............... 122 Hazel Valley Ranch..................... 88 Silver Run Cabins ..................... 121 256

Tom Sawyer’s RV Park ............. 243 Wild Bill’s Outfitter ................... 117 DESTINATION CITIES Bella Vista ................................... 79 Bentonville ................................. 80 Blytheville................................. 246 Cherokee Village ...................... 111 Conway ..................................... 161 Dumas....................................... 223 El Dorado .................................. 200 Eureka Springs ........................... 74 Fayetteville ................................. 87 Forrest City ............................... 247 Fort Smith................................... 91 Hardy ........................................ 111 Harrison .................................... 118 Heber Springs .......................... 123 Helena ...................................... 222 Holiday Island ............................ 79 Hot Springs............................... 187 Hot Springs Village................... 194 Little Rock................................. 154 Mammoth Spring ..................... 111 Marion....................................... 248 Mena ......................................... 199 Mountain Home ................ 112-113 Newport.................................... 250 Newton County ........................ 121 North Little Rock ...................... 155 Osceola/South Mississippi County ................................. 249 Ozark........................................... 91 Rogers-Lowell Area .................... 84 Russellville ................................. 92 Siloam Springs ........................... 84 Springdale .................................. 85 Stuttgart ................................... 220 Texarkana ................................. 201 Van Buren ................................... 90 West Memphis .......................... 244 Wilson ....................................... 248 HOUSEBOAT RENTALS/MARINA Almost Home Houseboat Rentals................................. 196 Aqua Fun................................... 196 Quarry Marina .......................... 120 LODGING 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa ........ 76 21c Museum Hotel ..................... 82 Best Western Inn of the Ozarks ......................... 77 Best Western of Arkansas .......... 37 Best Western Winners Circle .................................... 188 Cliff House Inn .......................... 119 Comfort Inn/Mountain Home...121

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton/ Bentonville ............................ 83 Four Points Sheraton............... 160 Hilton Garden Inn Downtown........................... 157 Hilton Garden Inn North Little Rock................. 161 Holiday Inn Presidential Center .................................. 158 Horseshoe Canyon Ranch ....... 119 Inn at the Mill ............................. 86 Quality Inn Eureka Springs........ 78 Red Lion Hotels Corporation .... 22 The Hub .................................... 120 REGIONAL TOURIST ASSOCIATIONS Arkansas Delta Byways............ 250 Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks................................ 93 Arkansas’ Land of Legends...... 221 Arkansas’ South ....................... 200 Arkansas’s Great Southwest ... 201 Diamond Lakes ........................ 191 Heart of Arkansas......154, 155, 161 Northwest Arkansas .................. 75 Ozark Gateway ..................111, 250 Ozark Mountain Region .... 112-121 Western Arkansas’ Mountain Frontier................. 89 RESORTS/RESORT LIVING Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa ....190 Echo Canyon Resort & Suites................................ 198 Edgewater Resort .................... 120 Gaston’s White River Resort .....IBC His Place Resort ....................... 121 Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina .............................. 195 Lindsey’s Resort ....................... 122 Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa.................................... 197 Rainbow Drive Resort .............. 116 Self Creek Lodge & Marina ...... 199 Stetson’s On The White ........... 118 RESTAURANTS La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant........................... 192 Superior Bathhouse Brewery ............................... 193 STATE PARKS Arkansas State Parks ............ 32-33 Arkansas State Park Lodges ...... 36 VISITOR INFORMATION Arkansas Motorcycle Guide....... 23 Arkansas Water & Woods .............8 Living in Arkansas ...................... 22


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