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The area has seen momentous revitalization and is currently a thriving, wa... Biking in the Ouachitas The Hot Springs and Ouachita Mountains area is perfect for road cycling and mountain biking, with three IMBA EPIC trails nearby and an IMBA Bronze-level ride center. Learn all about where to ride in S... MAD in El Dorado El Dorado is home to the Murphy Arts Disctrict ( MAD), which centers on a state-of-the art music, entertainment and restaurant complex. Arkansas’s Elk Herd Elk have free range and can be seen at several different locations near the Buffalo National River in North Central Arkansas. Mammoth Spring Mammoth Spring epitomizes Arkansas’s slogan, The Natural State. Outfitters and resorts abound to take care of visitors coming to the area for floating and fishing. The scenery is astounding because of... Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Situated atop the scenic Ozark Mountains on more than 450 acres, and home to approximately 100 exotic and native animals, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs is one of the largest and m... Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home includes the Cash home as well as the Dyess Colony Administration Building, centerpiece for one of the nation’s agricultural resettlement colonies ... Sister Rosetta Tharpe Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, on March 20, 1915, Rosetta Nubin Atkins grew up in a musical and religious family. Her mother was an evangelist, mandolin player and singer, and Rosetta began singing a... 70th anniversary of the Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge and the Big River Crossing This December marks the 65th anniversary of the Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge, known to locals as the “Old Bridge” since the building of the nearby Hernando de Soto Bridge (known as the “New Bridge... Walnut Ridge and the Beatles In recent years, Walnut Ridge has embraced the Beatles history. There is a life-size sculpture of the Beatles as they appear on the “Abbey Road” album. Nearby, the Guitar Walk, a 115-foot-long by 40-f... Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum weaves the story of the tenant farming and sharecropping systems with the history of the lives of the people who endured it. Using photographs, artifacts, oral... Jones Bar-B-Que Diner: Arkansas’s Only James Beard Award Winner Jones’s barbecue has been a part of the food culture in the Arkansas Delta for more than a century. The Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization “dedicated to the documentation and celebration of t... Lake Chicot Lake Chicot in Lake Village has the honor of being Arkansas’s largest natural lake as well as the largest oxbow lake in North America. Arkansas’s Great River Road Arkansas’s 362-mile section of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway winds its way through the state’s eastern Delta region along the mighty stream. The waterway created a scenic and natural bord... Japanese American Internment During World War II in the Arkansas Delta The World War II Japanese American Internment Museum is located in McGehee’s historic train depot at 100 South Railroad St. The museum serves as the Jerome-Rohwer Interpretive and Visitor Center a... Arkansas Post National Memorial This year (2019) marks the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Arkansas Territory. Created from a portion of the Missouri Territory, the area was an organized incorporated territory until June 15... Battle Reenactment at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park The 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove was the last time two armies of almost equal strength faced each other for supremacy in northwest Arkansas. When the Confederate Army withdrew, it was clear Missouri a... 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the Great River Road Along The Natural State’s eastern border flows a mighty river that has transformed the land and the people within its reach. It is the majestic Mississippi River, which starts as a stream in Minnesota... Sister Rosetta Tharpe heads to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Elvis grew up listening to her music. Bob Dylan, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Tina Turner, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Lee Lewis and even fellow Arkansan Johnny Cash cited her as a musical influence. Her guit... Spudnuts in Magnolia and El Dorado The Spudnut Shop in Magnolia is one of only two shops where you can get Spudnuts in the state. The other is the Spudnut Shoppe Co. in El Dorado at 810 West Faulkner Street. Spudnuts are donuts whose m... Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails Among the many prime ATV riding destinations in Arkansas is one of the most popular in the nation, the Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena. Historic Brew Made in Hot Springs A historic brew is being made in Hot Springs. Madden’s No.1 beer is brewed from the same recipe that was used by gangster Owney Madden during Prohibition. Madden made a fortune off the beer during Pro... Hiking in Southwest Arkansas Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round. The state’s diverse topography offers a range of scenic territory to explore, ... Robinson Center’s “Second Act” a classic showstopper The recently renovated Robinson Auditorium, which has been billed as its “second act,” has had a big impact on the cultural life of Central Arkansas. The $70 million upgrade included acoustical... Audio tours offer two new ways to explore the capital city Discover the people and places that helped shape our great state with two fascinating audio tours outlining political history and the history of the civil rights movement in Arkansas... Spend a night in Arkansas’s first international hostel You never know who you might run into at the Firehouse Hostel and Museum, located inside—you guessed it—a restored historic firehouse in MacArthur Park... Arkansas Goat Festival returns in October Like many good ideas, the Arkansas Goat Festival stemmed from a series of “what ifs” that spiraled into reality. Fort Smith Turns 200 Fort Smith celebrates its 200th birthday with big plans from the city’s bicentennial committee. A commemorative coffee table bicentennial book is available... Blanchard Springs Caverns Blanchard Springs Caverns, in the town of Fifty-Six, offers several subterranean trips and guided tours. The caverns stay at a nice, constant 58 degrees every day of the year, so visitors can admire t... Walnut Ridge and The Beatles It started in September 1964. Four young men from Liverpool needed some rest and relaxation. It had been a stellar year for the guys – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr... Big River Crossing The Big River Crossing now connects West Memphis, Ark., to downtown Memphis. A major focus of the Big River Crossing is the “big river” itself, which visitors view from the nearly one-mile walkway bui... Quapaw Canoe Company in historic Helena Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame Located in Pine Bluff, the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame honors individuals with Arkansas connections who have made significant contributions to the entertainment arts... What's New for 2019 in Southwest Arkansas See what's new in Southwest Arkansas for 2019! What's New for 2019 in Northwest & North Central Arkansas See what's new in Northwest and North Central Arkansas for 2019! What's New for 2019 in the Arkansas Delta See what's new for 2019 in the Arkansas Delta! What's New for 2019 in Central Arkansas See what's new in Central Arkansas for 2019! 2019 Attractions for Central Arkansas 2019 Attractions for Northwest Arkansas 2019 Attractions for North Central Arkansas 2019 Attractions for Southwest Arkansas 2019 Attractions for the Arkansas Delta 75th anniversary of the Japanese American Internment during World War II in the Arkansas Delta After the United States entered World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt created the War Relocation Authority, creating 10 sites throughout the country to incarcerate Japanese Americans... The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival and Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash The inaugural Johnny Cash Heritage Festival is set for Oct. 19-21, 2017, in Dyess. It will be extended beyond music to become a “heritage” festival, thus creating a great sense of both time and place ... 2019 Top Events and Festivals in Arkansas See what big events are going on in 2019 in Arkansas. 2019 Arkansas Anniversaries From popular festivals to historic commemorations, Arkansas is ready to celebrate in 2019. Learn more about the festivals, performances and other events that mark a milestone anniversary this year.