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Baby it’s cold outside. But what’s that you say? You have cabin fever? No worries. There’s plenty of inside fun to be had at these 12 fabulous and free museums that hit interests such as elk, Elvis, art, race cars, wine and history. Mark Martin Museum in Batesville. Martin is a 2017 NASCAR Hall of …
Sugarloaf Mountain, a 690-foot erosional remnant near the Little Red River, is a popular spot in Heber Springs The earliest white settlers called it Sugarloaf because it looked like the shape of the loaves of unrefined sugar in use at that time. That also became the name of the community that developed nearby. While the …
Where do you go to expend that energy you have from being cooped up in the house on a cold winter day? The Amazeum in Bentonville, of course, where you can climb a tree canopy, explore the indoor cave, and experiment in the tinkering hub. It’s the kind of place kids love because it’s fun, …
Art and nature come together at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville for an experience like none other. The permanent collection of art spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Included within the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Norman Rockwell’s Rosie …
The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock is located in the popular Riverfront Park district and is a year round option to head to when the call of the wild strikes in the city. There is no admission fee to browse through and inside, you will find displays and exhibits that …
Secluded cabins and camping are often the draw when people think about a vacation where they can surround themselves with nature and the activities that go with it. Here are two places that give city dwellers all that, plus the feel of farm life. Dogwood Hills Guest Farm All ages can enjoy this unique, hands-on …
Just because it’s January doesn’t mean we can’t grab the kids and head outdoors for some fun! The average temperature in January in Arkansas is 29.3 degrees…while that it a bit nippy, it’s not too cold to enjoy the beauty of winter in The Natural State! So grab some gloves, a scarf and your coat …
For 39 years, January at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck has been the scene of a special weekend dedicated to special bird: the American bald eagle. “Eagles Et Cetera is one of, if not the, longest running eagle conservation event in the state,” said David Armstrong, Park Interpreter at DeGray Lake Resort State …
You can watch birds year-round in Arkansas and the winter season is a great time to do so. The sight of wintering eagles found on the state’s larger lakes and rivers is one of Arkansas’s most well-known birding lures. “Birding is a simple activity that anyone can do,” said Shea Lewis, an Arkansas State Parks …
Kringles in the Park, owned by Greg and Shawn Mabry, is the only year-round Christmas store in Arkansas. The store, located at 118 B Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs, opened last fall and is a draw for both visitors and locals. When people come into the store, they are met with a festive scene …