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The inaugural Little Rock Dirty Fondo debuts this spring on May 6. The biking event will be held the day after the popular Little Rock Gran Fondo and will begin and end at the historic Marlsgate Plantation. “There will be 25 and 50 mile distances,” said event founder Ron King. “This is a ride not a …
Spring is in our sights…temperatures are warming up and it’s time to get outside and have some fun. Why not grab your bike and enjoy the beauty of the Arkansas Delta? One of the newest outdoor attractions in the Arkansas Delta is Big River Crossing in West Memphis. Open less than 18 months, over 300,000 …
One of my earliest memories is of my parents taking me to Arkansas Post National Memorial in Gillett. It’s still one of my favorite places in the Arkansas Delta. The site is a great place to take the kids…and they’ll learn (even though they may not realize it!) while having a great time. Arkansas Post …
Jen Ripple, founder of DUN Magazine, will be hosted by Straight Outta Cotter guide service this Saturday, Feb. 24 to discuss “The History of Women in Fly Fishing.” The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Commercial Lodge, located at 110 McLean Ave. in Cotter. Nathan Buck from Warrior Café will …
The anticipation is killing me. Climb Bentonville is projected to open this fall in Bentonville and it’s going to be a whole new playground of fun and fitness for all ages in Northwest Arkansas. Climb Bentonville is a branch of Climb Nashville, one of the Southeast’s premiere climbing facilities, and is a joint venture with …
Hot Springs was among the towns featured in a recent travel piece by Architectural Digest showcasing the 25 Best Small Towns in America. The piece highlighted these cities as places well suited for travel ventures or to live in. Attractions in Hot Springs, which has a population of around 37,000, that were highlighted included Bathhouse …
A visit to Lake Catherine State Park is always an adventurous option to head to when in Hot Springs. Arkansas has 52 state parks and this one became a state park in the 1930s. If you take a look around, you can still see the influence of this time period as the park was developed …
Unspoiled cave formations, crystal clear streams, large flowing spring (12,000 gallons per minute), small lake, scenic trails, picturesque bluffs, fishing, campground, hiking and biking trails, picnic grounds, and swim areas.  Sounds like the perfect Spring Break location to me. Discovered in 1963, Blanchard Springs Caverns and Recreation Area near Mountain View is filled with opportunities for outdoor adventure. …
Located in historic MacArthur Park in Little Rock, the Arkansas Arts Center showcases an international collection of art, live theatre, lectures, art classes, special exhibitions and more. At the center now, one can see the work of John Marin ( 1870-1953) in an exhibit called Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work. This collection is on …
Park Interpreter Waymon Cox has sent news about the record breaking numbers Crater of Diamonds State Park experienced last year. According to his report, during the year over 182,000 visitors made a venture to the park and over 445 diamonds were certified. “Of all diamonds registered last year, 299 were white, 72 were brown, and …
At the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock you can catch the action of cars racing on a 1/4 mile, high-banked, red clay oval racetrack. “The track has been around more than 60 years,” said Tracey Clay of the I-30 Speedway. “And this is our 31st year to own the track. I think that alone says …
Arkansan Elizabeth Eckford has a new autobiography out about her experience as a member of the Little Rock Nine, the group of black teenagers who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The book is called The Worst First Day: Bullied While Desegregating Central High and is about her first year at the school. …
Do an online search for things to do in Arkansas and the Buffalo National River is always a prevalent suggestion. In fact, it was recently named the number one Best Arkansas Attraction in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards list for 2018. Why? The nation’s first national river has 95,730 acres with three designated wilderness …
The Anne Frank Tree, an outdoor installation on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, is helping tell the complex history of human rights in Arkansas. The exhibit features a young chestnut tree surrounded by five framed, etched glass panels. The tree has historical significance as the sapling was taken from a …
SQZBX, aka ‘squeezebox’, is a new family owned pizza spot and brewery located at 236 Ouachita Avenue in Hot Springs. It was built and is run by Cheryl Roorda and Zac Smith, two well known musicians in town. “As The Itinerant Locals, we have played tuba and accordion in Hot Springs and central Arkansas for the past …
USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards list is out with the top travel attractions in the state of Arkansas. A panel of experts coupled with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, then the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. The top 10 winners in the category of Best Arkansas Attraction are: …
What do Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Conway Twitty, Howlin’ Wolf, Charlie Rich, and Al Green have in common? In addition to becoming musical legends in various genres, each of these trailblazers was born or lived in eastern Arkansas. The region’s roster of “musical alumni” is impressive: William Warfield; Levon Helm; Albert King;  …
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