On Fridays, I’ll share some of my favorite geocaching spots throughout The Natural State. Even if you’re not a cacher, the Friday blogs will feature towns and attractions throughout the eastern section of Arkansas…perfect for a weekend trip!
When I “officially” started geocaching in March 2008, some communities in the Arkansas Delta had few, if any, caches. That’s why I think the Great River Road Geocaching Project is such an asset to the region – it introduced geocaching to an entirely new audience!
In the last two years, the number of geocaches in the Arkansas Delta has grown substantially. Stuttgart is one of the communities that has embraced caching. As of today, there are 97 caches located within a 15-mile radius of Stuttgart, also known as “the duck and rice capital of the world!”
If you’ve not been to Stuttgart lately, make plans for a visit. The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie is a great place to take the entire family, especially if anyone is a duck hunter. Mack’s Prairie Wings is considered one of the country’s top waterfowl outfitters, but you’ll find everything there from hunting items to home décor to clothing.
Stuttgart celebrates the town’s early settlers during the German Heritage Festival on May 8. Activities include a bratwurst cook-off, children’s old fashion games, baked goods, a 5K run/walk, wine tasting, brats and beer, a genealogy booth, live polka music, and a variety of arts and crafts. You can grab a brat and then find some caches!
So if you’re looking for a geocaching adventure this weekend or next month, check out Stuttgart!