Hot Springs

Here are a few of the events and festivals celebrating anniversaries this year in Southwest Arkansas! Henderson State University in Arkadelphia is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that highlights the history of the university. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Arkadelphia Arts Museum is …
Winter might not be the ideal season to splash around in Arkansas’s many beautiful lakes and rivers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy The Natural State during the brief cold snap separating fall from spring. One of the best ways to experience the outdoors during winter is on foot, and the reasons for this …
What comes after Thanksgiving in Arkansas? The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights! This year will be the 20th anniversary of the program, which highlights more than 60 communities around the state. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is available both online at www.Arkansas.com and in printed version. Printed copies are available at all Arkansas Welcome …
The Spa 10K in Hot Springs was recently listed by Runner’s World as one of the top 10 races in a national park. The race, which takes place November 21 this year, has been part of the Hot Springs running scene for the past 33 years. New this year is the addition of a half …
There are very few family friendly restaurants, short of those with arcade games or fast food joints, in Little Rock. The Purple Cow is one of the exceptions. Very family oriented, the restaurant has been a staple on the Capital City’s restaurant scene for quite some time. I made a long overdue re-visit last week …
  The Hot Springs Sister City Program has won the Sister Cities International’s 2015 Innovation Award. The award, which highlights the field of economic development, is for a city with a population less than 100,000. The project entered spotlights the introduction of a new  industry to the town:  Sake. The city hopes to produce Sake …
Lorrie Popow, an internationally known egg artist who lives in Hot Springs, has been named the 2015 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council. According to a news release sent by the Arkansas Arts Council, Popow is mostly known for her work in pysanky egg art (an ancient Ukrainian form of egg art), “but …
The Fordyce on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park turns 100 this year. Bathhouse Row is a National Historic Landmark District and eight picturesque and historic bathhouses are located there, including the Fordyce, which serves as the park’s visitor center. The Fordyce opened March 1, 1915. Owner Colonel Samuel Fordyce spent over $200,000 dollars …