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Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs has landed the Institute for Museum and Library Services National Medal for Community Service. The award stands out as only 10 museums and libraries around the country are awarded it each year. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will award the medals at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.  at the …
Fun is just around the corner during March in the Arkansas Delta. From live theater to exploring the stars to making campfire treats, kids of all ages will delight in the entertaining activities offered this month. The Enchantment Theatre Company celebrates Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday with a new and original production of Peter Rabbit Tales …
Whether or not you have children, you are probably familiar with “Schoolhouse Rock,” the series of animated educational shorts that originally ran on Saturday mornings from 1973-1985. The Emmy-winning series, with its colorful characters and catchy tunes, gained an almost cult-like following, as the show’s wacky inhabitants “Interplanet Janet” and “Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla” became household names and …
Everyone seems to love a train, young and old alike. And there’s no place better in The Natural State to enjoy “all things train” than the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff. If you’ve never been to the Arkansas Railroad Museum, you’re missing a treat. Located inside one of the former Cotton Belt Railroad shops, …
If you like to bike, number one on your list of things to do in 2016 should be visiting The Railyard Bike Park in downtown Rogers. It’s the newest off-road offering for Northwest Arkansas, an excellent cycling destination. It’s named “The Railyard” because it is located only blocks from the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad and some obstacles …
If you haven’t started your holiday shopping (like me!), it’s not too late! And don’t feel pressured to rush to a big box store – there are tons of locally owned businesses within central Arkansas that can fulfill your every gifting need, and with that wonderful Southern hospitality to boot! I’ve compiled a list that’s …
This October is a great time to get the entire family out and about to enjoy The Natural State. In Eastern Arkansas, these fun events offer something for everyone. Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas celebrates the season with the Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival on Oct. 10. There’s a chill in the air, color …
Help kids discover the joys of the great outdoors and mountain biking by participating in Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Holt Middle School in Fayetteville. It’s free to participate. The event offers guided soft-surface trail riding for the beginner mountain biker. Helmets are required. …
September is a great time to get out and enjoy The Natural State with the entire family. These events will keep everyone smiling and having fun, regardless if they’re 6, 16 or 66! Lake Charles State Park in Powhatan offers a Labor Day Weekend of fun on Sept. 4-7. Celebrate the end of summer with …