Poncafest 2016 celebrates 40 years of the Buffalo Outdoor Center

What better way to celebrate 40 years of business than to hold your own festival?! That’s exactly what the Buffalo Outdoor Center in Ponca is doing this Saturday, July 30. Live music starts at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the

Construction Starts on Elk Viewing Areas

Much needed road construction on parking areas for wildlife viewing in Boxley Valley. I love to stop and see those majestic elk grazing in the fields along the Buffalo National River. So do hundreds of other people each year. Right

A Road Less Traveled: Arkansas Highway 21 (part 3)

This is the third installment in a series about Arkansas Highway 21, written by Arkansas Tourism Director Joe David Rice. There’s no longer a sign marking Edwards Junction, but it’s the spot where Highway 21 requires a left-hand turn to

Try Second Saturdays in Ponca for a Family Getaway

If you’re looking for a winter or early spring getaway with the family, the Ponca/Jasper area along the Buffalo National River is a great choice. You might try planning it around this kids event. The National Park Service offers a