Hiking at Lake Ouachita State Park

Whether you’re on the lookout for a casual stroll or a vigorous workout, hiking in Arkansas is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Natural State. Arkansas’s climate allows hiking year round and the state’s diverse topography offers

Arkansas Products Make Great Holiday Gifts

It’s the holiday season, and the travel writers for Arkansas Tourism decided we’d offer some suggestions of Arkansas products that make great gifts! Here are just a few from our areas of The Natural State. Zoie Clift Everyone likes something

Oaklawn Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. is a rising star in the world of horse racing. The jockey, who has been the leading rider at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs the past two years, was born in Panama and is

The Art Gallery Scene of Hot Springs

Central Avenue, the main thoroughfare of downtown Hot Springs, was named one of the 10 Great Streets in the U.S. this year by the American Planning Association. The street is home to many eye-catching sights, including Gallery Row. “Our galleries

Christmas Festival in Mena

Cities and towns across Arkansas are scheduled to host official lighting ceremonies, parades and more as part of the Trail of Holiday Lights. Mena’s Christmas Festival is part of the celebration. The festival is set for this Friday, December 5,

There’s Plenty of Sparkle with the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights

December means the Trail of Holiday of Lights in Arkansas. More than 60 communities around the state take part annually, brightening the holiday season for all to see. The brochure is now available both online and in printed version. Whichever

Mount Vernon Presentation at Garvan Woodland Gardens

This Friday (November 7), Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs is hosting a talk and presentation by Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at George Washington’s Mount Vernon home in Virginia. The talk, which starts at 9:30 a.m., will give

Sorghum Festival in Mount Ida!

Sorghum is a sweet syrup made by cooking the juice squeezed from sorghum cane. If you are wanting to by chance see how sorghum is made, the annual Sorghum Festival is tomorrow (November 1) at the Heritage House Museum of

Halloween at Magic Screams!

Looking for a place to celebrate Halloween? Magic Screams at Magic Springs in Hot Springs is having their Halloween Horror Finale this weekend! They will be open Halloween Friday (Oct. 31) from 4-11 p.m., Saturday (Nov. 1)  4-11 p.m. and

Dedication of Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

Heads up to all hikers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts! The official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the popular Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is tomorrow ( Oct. 28)! The event takes place at the Avery Recreation Area at