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

Fishing the Arkansas River

I try to go out with Bill Dennis of Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services once a year.  He knows fish, he knows the Arkansas River, and he’s darn pleasant to fish with. A few weeks ago we headed out on

Celebrating Peaches and Grapes

The Arkansas River Valley region is ripe with festivals that focus on food. In July, you can catch both the Johnson County Peach Festival and the Altus Grape Festival. Johnson County Peach Festival The Peach Festival in Clarksville is celebrating