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    Rafting the Ouachita

    Spring is prime time for hitting the rivers of The Natural State. You can canoe, raft, or kayak. You can choose placid pools or roaring whitewater. Information on Arkansas’s prime floating streams is available under “Outdoors” on this website. Pictured here is the Ouachita River at Rockport near Malvern.
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    Carroll Cloar Exhibit

    Renowned Arkansas artist Carroll Cloar relied on memories of his childhood for his subjects. Known regionally at first, he became nationally recognized after a 1955 New York showing. An exhibition of his work is at the Arkansas Arts Center from Feb.28-June 1. Pictured here is “Sunday Afternoon in Sweet Home Arkansas.”
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    Golfing

    Golf is almost a year-round sport in Arkansas but spring brings out golfers in full force. The choices are statewide with a range of difficulty. Choose from the The Natural State Golf Trail's 12 elite courses or try out any of the others found in both large and small communities such as the Hot Springs Country Club pictured here. Come test your skills.
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    Kayaking St. Francis

    Kayaking The Natural State allows all kinds of journeys, whether gliding along a placid body of water or getting a thrill ride while challenging the rapids. Horner’s Neck Lake, shown here, is located in the St. Francis National Forest in the Eastern Arkansas Delta.
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    Johnny Cash House

    The popularity of The Man in Black is worldwide and continues to grow even after his death in 2003. His legions of fans are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Johnny Cash Boyhood home which has been totally restored with help of the Cash family It will open for tours in late April as will the Dyess Colony Administration Building and museum.
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    Horseback Riding

    Pinnacle Mountain in west Little Rock makes a perfect backdrop for a leisurely jaunt. Chief Whitehorse Trail Rides offer visitors scenic trail excursions through the state park. Several other Arkansas State Parks plus dude ranches offer various types of trips. It’s yet another terrific way to experience The Natural State up close and personal.
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    Mountain View

    The lilting sounds of music fill the air in Mountain View during the free musicals on the Court Square. The mandolin, banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass, and hammered and regular dulcimers combine for hauntingly beautiful music. Nowhere is it more enjoyable than during the town’s annual Arkansas Folk Festival scheduled for April 18-20.
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    Biking Lake Fayetteville

    Bicycling in Arkansas is more popular than ever. Most parks offer some kind of trail, smooth and easy or mountainous and wooded. The Lake Fayetteville Trail, shown here, loops around the body of water and has both paved and natural surfaces. Benches, playgrounds, picnic areas and viewing stations for the beautiful spillway are found along the trail.
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    Shopping Eureka Springs

    Shopping the quirky boutiques, stores, flea markets and antique shops in Arkansas offer hours of pleasure. You can search for that one-of-a-kind treasure, a unique handcrafted item, clothes and accessories, or homemade candy, smoked meats, cheeses, and stone-ground flours. Eureka Springs’ Spring Street is a consumer’s delight.
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