Posts by Author: Jill Rohrbach

It’s cold outside, which means it’s a perfect time to head to an Arkansas cave. The beauty about our caves is that most of them run an average of around 58 degrees year round. In the summer, they feel cool in temperature, while in the winter they feel warm to visitors. So, if you’re stir …
Fort Smith has one again been designated as one of the nation’s “Top 10 True Western Towns” by True West magazine. Fort Smith secured the  No.1 designation in 2013 and has consistently remained one of the top five designated destinations ever since. Fort Smith will be featured alongside Deadwood, South Dakota—the 2017 top honor—and eight …
Centuries before Europeans arrived in America, natives were living in natural stone shelters in the Ozarks. Just think what it would have been like to live in a stone shelter during the winter. While Arkansas does usually have mild seasons in general, American Indians would have been glad for the firewood they could gather in …
George’s Majestic Lounge, the iconic bar and live music venue on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, has been around for 360 seasons – that is 90 glorious years – proving that the right people, passion and management, great live music, and a cold libation stand the test of time. George Pappas opened George’s in 1927 as …
I can’t think of a more appropriate place for a quilt trail than Stone County in Arkansas. The county seat is Mountain View, which bills itself as the “Folk Music Capital of the World.” It’s home to Ozark Folk Center State Park, America’s only park dedicated to Ozark folkways. Pioneer arts and crafts are practiced …
These three museums in Northwest Arkansas have gift shops that are so nice in their offerings they could stand alone. But, it would be a shame to miss the museum part, so make time to do it all and then take home a piece of the experience. Museum of Native American History Buy jewelry here. …
The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville celebrates the grand reopening of its newly renovated facility this Saturday, Nov. 19. Events begin at 9:50 am with remarks and a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tyson Plaza at the corner of West Avenue and Dickson Street. The grand reopening celebration kicks off WAC’s 25th anniversary season. Activities include …