Splash of Glass Art Exhibit at Garvan Woodland Gardens

  I had a chance to check out the Splash of Glass exhibit yesterday at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs. If you haven’t heard of the exhibit yet, around 225 pieces of multi-colored glass creations by Arkansas artist and

Running of the Tubs in Hot Springs

If you have ever wondered what it was like to witness a bathtub race, then this is the event for you. The Stuart Pennington Running Of The Tubs is held each May (on the 18th this year) in Hot Springs.

Create Your Escape: Outdoors in the Ouachitas

If you are itching to hit the road, here is something to try out. There is a new website Arkansas Parks and Tourism have developed to give people a chance to create their dream escape to Arkansas.  You can use

Racing Festival of the South

The live race season at Oaklawn Park concludes with the Racing Festival of the South April 10-13 in Hot Springs. This is a big event for racing fans. Some of the country’s best Thoroughbreds will meet at Oaklawn for four

MAY ENEWS British Cars Head to Hot Springs

A gathering of British Car enthusiasts from across the nation is set to take place in Hot Springs May 29-31. This is the third year of the British National Meet, which will include driving tours and meetings for collectors of

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

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
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