3 Veterans Day Events in the Arkansas River Valley

Usually observed on Nov. 11 each year, Veterans Day is a state and federal holiday in America honoring the 24.9 million military veterans in the United States. While the armistice for World War I in 1918 is the origin of

Hauntober Happenings in North Central and Northwest Arkansas

Most every Arkansas city has a Halloween event of some kind, whether it’s a trick or treat on the square, costume parade or haunted house. However, a few locations offer Halloween fun that can’t be found anywhere else. Here are

2014 Arkansas Fall Color Updates Now Available

Yes, folks.  it’s true.  The leaves are beginning to change colors. That brings us to one of the most eagerly-awaited times of the year in Arkansas: the beginning of fall color reports. You can keep track of the changing of

Arkansas State Parks in Autumn

Arkansas State Parks are fun to visit year round with their hiking and mountain biking trails, playgrounds, campgrounds, swimming pools and wildlife. In autumn they rise to the occasion with leaves turning gorgeous hues of orange, red, and yellow, and

Hundreds Celebrate Groundbreaking for U.S. Marshals Museum

Shovels turned dirt Wednesday (Sept. 24), marking an exciting step in the plan to build the U.S. Marshals Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Fort Smith. The museum will serve as a national center to educate

Fall Rail Travel in Arkansas

One of my favorite ways to enjoy the beauty of fall color in Arkansas is by rail, where you can let the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad do the driving while you do the gazing. Ride in style on the meticulously

CC Kruzzers Car Club Show is Sept. 6

CC Kruzzers Car Club is hosting a car, truck and motorcycles, show on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the parking lot of the Church of Christ, 906 E. Harding St., in Morrilton. If you want to show your vehicle, the entry

Ford Econoline Collection Coming to Petit Jean

The Mystery Machine in the iconic Scooby Doo cartoon closely resembles the older Ford Econoline vans. Just a look at that cartoon van makes me smile, as does the idea of a collection of those types of vans and pickups

10 Festivals for September Fun in Northwest Arkansas

September brings optimum weather for enjoying the outdoors and the numerous festivals found in Northwest Arkansas this time of year. Here are 10 that are worthy of your time: 1.        23rd Annual Tired Iron Tractor & Engine Show Check out

Largest U.S. Towboat can be Viewed Traveling along the Arkansas River

The Motor Vessel Mississippi is the largest towboat ever built in the United States.  The 241-foot-long boat will be traveling down the Arkansas River, Aug 12-14.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set up docking stations along the McClellan-Kerr