Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs

Turpentine Creek is one of the very few USDA-licensed facilities for large carnivores in the U.S.  It rescues neglected or unwanted big cats and provides them with a safe home in a caring environment on a 450-acre ranch. Each of

Seventh Annual Seed Swap at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

“One for the cut worm, one for the crow, one to share and one to grow.” – motto of ROOST (Revitalizing Ozark-Ouachita Seed Traditions).  In its seventh year, the annual Ozark Seed Swap is set for Feb. 28 in the

Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville opens a new exhibition this weekend bringing together 76 artworks by 73 influential artists. The works were selected from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and feature

2015 James Beard Award Semifinalists Include Two Arkansas Nominations

The 2015 James Beard Award semifinalists were announced this morning, and two Arkansas nominations are on the list: One Eleven at the Capital for Best New Restaurant and Chef Matt McClure at The Hive at 21c for Best Chef South.

In Charge of a Group? Lead Them to Loco Ropes

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a big fan of Loco Ropes, a treetop ropes course adventure, located at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The crazy fun comes in challenging yourself on three ropes

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs knows how to let the good times roll. And roll it will this weekend through the streets of the historic downtown at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, for a Mardi Gras parade led by the Krewe of

UA Professor Featured in NOVA Series

Tom Paradise, a University of Arkansas professor in Fayetteville, is featured in the second episode of a new three-part NOVA series. “Building Wonders” premieres Feb. 11-25 on PBS. In this three-part series, NOVA investigates major engineering mysteries and amazing innovations

Backpacking and Camping Clinics in Northwest Arkansas

I received my Adventure Mail from Lewis & Clark Outfitters in Northwest Arkansas today and it has a lot of great information about upcoming backpacking and camping clinics. All but one are free. The clinics cover cooking, backpacking, first aid,

Ozark Mountain Music Festival Starts Tomorrow in Eureka Springs

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival starts tomorrow in Eureka Springs. Got tickets? The festival begins Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. and will continue with 10 acts until Sunday’s “Bloody Mary Morning Show.” The lineup includes: Mountain Sprout, Hooten Hallers,

Find Romance on the Water and in the Woods

Roses and chocolates seem to epitomize the Valentine’s Day celebration, but there are plenty of other ways to show your significant other that you care. Arkansas State Parks offer some wonderful ways to celebrate. Visit historic Mather Lodge on Petit