Arkansas Ouachitas

A new avenue to learn about all the activities and events available at Hot Springs Village has recently opened in Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Village Discovery Center is located in the historic Wade Building at 231 Central Avenue and is next to the Arlington Hotel, which is the largest hotel in Arkansas. Hot Springs …
Eagle Watch Tours are happening this month at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. Tours are taking place on both November 1 and November 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is habitat for wintering bald eagles at the park and each year via lake cruises, juvenile and mature birds can be seen …
Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round, and the fall season shines a spotlight on the colorful scenery. “Fall hiking is great and with so many different types of trees here, they don’t all turn color at the same time,” said Tim …
A Fly Fishing 101 Workshop is set to take place at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on October 8. The class is being taught by guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters. While here, participants will be taught skills such as fly selection and will learn and practice casting in surrounding Lake Hamilton. The workshop, which …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade has been performing in Hot Springs for around two decades at Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owns at 121 Central Avenue. An extension next door to the theater has recently opened called Maxwell Blade’s Museum of Oddities and Curiosities, where one can see Blade’s collection of over 300 unusual …
Each year, Mena is the scene of the Wheel A’ Mena. The event, which takes place September 17 this year, is a bicycle tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. The tour is based out of Mena,which is at the foot hills of Rich Mountain, which at 2,681 feet, is the second …
The inaugural Spa-Con is taking place September 23-25 in Hot Springs at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This colorful entertainment and comics convention is covering the bases and will have everything from comics, gaming, cosplay events, celebrity guests, film and TV collectibles, special panels featuring industry speakers, music and more. The convention is set to …
September is an active time in Arkansas filled with a variety of events across the state. If you are on the lookout for options, Arkansas.com has a calendar where you can find listings of fun activities to check out, including the ones highlighted below. If you are into the outdoors, the SouthArk Outdoor Expo is …
David Hill, Executive Director of Low Key Arts in Hot Springs, has sent details this way about the upcoming Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival. This is the sixth year for the event, which takes place September 30-October 1 at Hill Wheatley Plaza downtown. “Hot Water Hills is such a great celebration of Hot …