Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week at an Arkansas Welcome Center!

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National Travel and Tourism Week kicks off May 3, 2021, with this year's theme as the "Power of Travel." The goal of the week is to spotlight the critical role travel plays in driving economic recovery efforts. Across the nation, the tourism and hospitality industries will unite around the week’s theme. Below is a list of events and giveaways happening at Arkansas Welcome Centers across The Natural State.

Ariel view of the Blytheville Welcome Center

Blytheville
AddressI-55 Blytheville, AR 72316
Phone: 870-762-2512

Giveaways: Cavender's Greek Seasoning and Riceland Rice.

Corning Welcome Center

Corning
Address: 6717 Hwy. 67 Corning, AR 72422
Phone: 870-857-6014
 

Giveaways: Cavender's Greek Seasoning and Riceland Rice.

Events:

  • May 3, Shannon will be at the Welcome Center to hand out brochures and talk about the Hemingway Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center.
  • May 6, Crowley's Ridge State Park will host activities at the Welcome Center.

El Dorado Welcome Center

El Dorado
Address: 3315 Junction City Hwy, El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: (870) 881-9160 

Giveaways: Cavender's Seasoning, Riceland Rice, Little Debbie Snacks, House of Webster Jellies and Westrock Coffee.

Harrison Welcome Center

Harrison
Address: 3391 Hwy. 65 Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: 870-741-3343

Giveaways: Cavender's Greek Seasoning and Riceland Rice.

Events:

  • Travel Consultant, Michael Hilmes will perform a special concert of song by Arkansas artists on his keyboard periodically during the day on May 3, 4, 5 and 7.
  • Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Interpreter, Chris Pistole will give a presentation on May 5.
  • Interpreter for the Bull Shoals State Park, Zach Fisher, will give a presentation on Arkansas mammals and birds on May 7.

Helena West Helena Welcome Center

Helena/West Helena
Address:1506 Martin Luther King Dr. Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Phone: 870-338-7602

Giveaways: Cavender's Greek Seasoning and Riceland Rice

Events:

  • Displays with a focus on "Arkansas Plays Outdoors" will be featured all week at the Welcome Center from Mississippi River State Park, St. Francis National Forest, Delta Heritage Trail State Park and the Great River Road.

Lake Village Welcome Center

Lake Village
Address: 3697 Hwy. 65-82 Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: 870-265-5832

Giveaways: Cavender's Greek Seasoning and Riceland Rice.

Red River Welcome Center

Red River
Address:12555 N State Line Avenue Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-772-7511

Giveaways: Cavender's Greek Seasoning and Riceland Rice.

Events:

  • A drawing will be held on May 6 for the following prize: two one day pass bracelets for the Holiday Springs Water Park, two buy one meal get one free from Caminos Mexican Restaurant, four two free entree and beverages from El Chico Cafe, two free chicks plate from Slim Chickens and two $25 entertainment fun cards from Holiday Bowl and Entertainment Center.

Siloam Springs Welcome Center

Siloam Springs
Address2000 U. S. 412 Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479-524-4445

Giveaways: Cavender's Seasoning, Riceland Rice, Little Debbie Snacks, House of Webster Jellies, goodie bags and Westrock Coffee.

Texarkana Welcome Center

Texarkana
Address:10000, I-30, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: (870) 772-4301

Giveaways: Cavender's Seasoning, Riceland Rice, Little Debbie Snacks, Yarnell's Ice Cream, bottled water and Historic Washington's Earthquake Cake.

Events:

  • Vendors starting on May 5 include Rick Evans Grand View Prarier, Ron Coleman Crystal Mines, Christian Motrocuclsit Association, Antique Tractors and The Melody Boys.
  • The Texarkana mayor will give a proclamation at the center on May 5.
  • Door prizes will be given throughout the week which includes University of Arkansas goodie bags, wall decoration from 3 Chicks Feed and Seed, a gift basket from Country Garden Flower, Jerry's General Store t-shirts, World Lawn Power Equipment t-shirts and Texarkana Main Street t-shirts.