Christmas Festival in Mena

Cities and towns across Arkansas are scheduled to host official lighting ceremonies, parades and more as part of the Trail of Holiday Lights. Mena’s Christmas Festival is part of the celebration. The festival is set for this Friday, December 5,

Holiday Express Train Visits Mena

The Kansas City Southern (KCS)  Holiday Express Train will be chugging towards Mena on December 13. Plans are for the train to arrive at 4 p.m. at the Mena Depot. The Holiday Express is a six-car train that brings Santa

Stellar Cycling Events Coming Up in Arkansas

A great way to enjoy the scenery of Arkansas is via a bike.  A few stellar road cycling events are coming up in Arkansas, each offering a chance to enjoy the scenic roads found across the state. This weekend (

10 Reasons to Visit Southwest Arkansas in the Fall

It is no secret that fall is a special time in Arkansas. The season is filled with camping, biking, live music, fall color, farm tours,  festivals… the list can go on and on. In light of this, we decided to

Wheel A’ Mena Bicycle Tour!

The Wheel A’ Mena Bicycle Tour returns to Mena Sept. 21! The tour is staged out of Mena, which is at the foothills of Rich Mountain. At 2,681 feet, it’s the second tallest mountain in the state. Two tour distances

Learn about Lum and Abner in Pine Ridge

From 1931 to 1955, one of the most popular programs on the radio was Lum and Abner, about two gentlemen and a community of friends in rural Arkansas. Those that want to peek into that era today can visit the

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