Petit Jean

Collectors of Ford Econoline vans and pickups will meet at the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain for a show and shine event on Sunday, Sept.6. Utilizing many Falcon parts, the Econoline series was introduced in 1961. There were three models – the pickup, the van, and the station bus. The pickup looked like …
First Day Hikes have become popular at Arkansas State Parks as part of an annual initiative in all 50 states. The free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day are designed to help people rejuvenate and connect with the outdoors through a healthy activity. You can participate in the fun on Thursday, Jan. 1 at Petit …
Arkansas State Parks are fun to visit year round with their hiking and mountain biking trails, playgrounds, campgrounds, swimming pools and wildlife. In autumn they rise to the occasion with leaves turning gorgeous hues of orange, red, and yellow, and programs that celebrate the harvest season. Here are some upcoming park programs for kids taking …
Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton kicks off its 2014 special events and activities with its annual winter Eagle Awareness Weekend on Jan. 11-12. Join park interpreters for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to …
The Arkansas River Valley has numerous fun programs for kids in July along with other fun attractions to visit while you’re in the area. Mount Nebo State Park in Dardanelle offers Independence Day Fun at 1 p.m. on July 3. Other attractions in the area include: Council Oak; Dardanelle Confederate Monument; Dardanelle Rock; Holla Bend …
Located on the tree-shaded grounds of The Museum of Automobiles near Morrilton, the 54th annual Petit Jean Antique Auto Show & Swap Meet begins Tuesday, June 11 and runs through Saturday, June 15. If you like antique cars, parts, and crafts, this is where you want to be the week of Father’s Day. In addition …
Looks like I missed my chance to rent a teepee at Petit Jean State Park, located near Morrilton. But now I can rent a yurt, which sounds better anyway. For many years, the park offered teepees for rent during warmer months. The two teepees were just replaced with similar camping facilities called Rent-A-Yurt units, available …