New Splash Island Debuts at Magic Springs in Hot Springs

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park in Hot Springs opens for the 2013 season on April 13.  New for this year is Splash Island, a giant interactive water play structure. The structure stands more than four stories tall and features

Arkansas Has Six of the Country’s Top 50 Crappie Lakes

Fishhound.com has ranked the top crappie lakes in the United States.  The Natural State has six impoundments on the list. Lake Dardanelle was top-ranked for Arkansas and ninth in the country.  Nimrod came in as number 12 nationally, followed by

Superior Bathhouse Brewery & Distillery in Hot Springs National Park

The National Park Service yesterday signed a lease with Vapor Valley Spirits Inc. to operate at the Superior Bathhouse in Hot Springs National Park. This is great news as 30 years after the Superior Bathhouse closed its doors to bathers

Sister Rosetta Tharpe Among Arkansans Inducted into Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame

Yep, this isn’t taking place until the summer but I wanted to give you a heads up since it’s pretty cool news. Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bill Carter, Louie Shelton, Gary Weir, and Mike Utley are set to be inducted into

Top Oaklawn Jockeys to Attend Special Event during Governor’s Conference on Tourism

A neat chance to meet some of the nation’s top  jockeys takes place in Hot Springs next week during the Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism ( March 3-5). Attendees of the conference have a chance to visit one-on-one with some

Thanks Verna for Garvan Woodland Gardens

Verna Cook Garvan was an Arkansas pioneer, being one of the first women in the state to own a construction/manufacturing business.  Her business savvy was evident early. Though Verna was raised to be “a proper lady,” she often accompanied her

Wondering How To Become at Bike Friendly Business? Joe Jacobs Can Tell You.

  Joe Jacobs will be hosting a session at the Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism ( March 3-5 in Hot Springs) covering How to Become a Bike Friendly Business. Since 2005, Jacobs has served as the manager of Marketing and

The Right Media Mix for Small Marketing Budgets

Figuring out how to target and reach a wide range of people across many changing demographic groups with a limited budget can be a daunting, yet necessary task. In the age of social media, finding the right balance between online

Spa Time in Hot Springs

Since Hot Springs is Arkansas’s original spa town, it’s natural that numerous spa facilities be found here. Hot Springs National Park is a great place to start since the hot waters have been rejuvenating travelers since the days of DeSoto

A $ensible Approach to Growing Tourism

The Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, taking place March 3-5 in Hot Springs, provides the perfect opportunity to gain information to help your tourism industry business. For example, the panelists for the Tuesday session, “A $ensible Approach to Growing Tourism,”