Arkansas Ozarks

The countdown is on for the final days of the Chihuly: In the Forest exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Since the exhibition opened on May 27, it has: welcomed 195,000 visitors to the exhibition inaugurated the museum’s food truck, High South on a Roll opened the north elevator tower and …
The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to seasonal magic, highlighting events and activities throughout December in …
Arkansas offers great winter weather for outdoor activities. Mild temperatures make hiking a great choice for warming up in cooler weather while also enjoying nature. The leafless trees of the season provide vantage points for sightseeing that are covered up when leaves deck the branches. Here are four good beginner trails for families that are …
Your holidays just got way more awesome. Melanie Norris and her husband Paul have put together a statewide (and southern Missouri) mountain biking event to help celebrate the season. The free event is called Umpteen Rides and features volunteer guided, self supported mountain bike and gravel grinder rides on various trails including the Ozark and …
Each year, more than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. Their stay extends from late November through February. These huge, snowy white birds are …
If you’re a foodie, or just love dining out, don’t miss The Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner on Nov. 5 at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food in Bentonville. It’s the best of Bentonville’s culinary talent plus guest chefs serving cuisine under the roof of an incredible culinary school, making for an …
Eureka Springs is ground zero for Halloween fun. During the entire month of October, this Victorian-era town claims to “deliver more thrills and chills per square mile than any other town in America.” The not-for-the-faint-of-heart fun includes ghost tours, haunted theatrical shows, zombie parade, cemetery tours, séances, haunted hotels, and more. “[The events are] a …
Some of the country’s best bluegrass bands will take the stage at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View on Nov. 9-11 during the city’s 15th annual Bluegrass Festival. Three days of bluegrass costs $20 on Thursday (gospel night), and $25 on Friday and on Saturday. Premium seating is $25 and $35, respectively. Organizers …
With its mild climate and variety of habitats, Arkansas is a well-known destination to watch birds. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, a regional supervisor at Arkansas State Parks. “You can start at home with the basic bird feeder. A lot of folks are backyard birders and they keep …