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Logoly State Park in McNeil (5 miles northeast of Magnolia) recently dedicated the park’s new 7,161-square-foot visitors center to a crowd of excited guests who, regardless of their age, became children-at-heart as soon as the exhibits opened: crawling around, sniffing scents, engaging (through glass) with the baby alligator, and watching bees make honey. I include …
We hope you’re hungry, because in a few short days Little Rock Restaurant Month will be upon us again, this time with a new way to get out and explore the local dining scene, revisiting old favorite haunts and discovering some new ones along the way. Held each August for the past six years, this …
Film fans and animation enthusiasts are in for a rare treat at the end of July, when the Ron Robinson Theater will host a limited run of the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, a compilation of award-winning animated shorts from all over the world, July 28-30. (The same compilation will run once nightly, at 7 …
Arkansas in August can be HOT…but you and the kids can stay cool at two great water parks located in the Arkansas Delta! Crenshaw Springs Water Park in White Hall, located at 9801 Dollarway Rd., is a great place to go to cool off and have some fun this summer. With names like Diamondback Dive, …
The 73rd annual White River Water Carnival takes place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Riverside Park in Batesville. This family-friendly event features carnival rides, vendors, live entertainment, parade, kids’ activities, and more. Check out this list of activities for the day: Kidzone – The Kidzone is open from 11 a.m. …
“The Olympic spirit—the spirit of good will, friendship, understanding and unity across all the lines that divide us—that can propel us into an even brighter era of respect and success.” — President Bill Clinton, in remarks to 1998 United States Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Brazil from August …
The Arkansas State Archives will host a free symposium and folk music concert on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Multi-Agency Complex building behind the State Capitol. The theme of the program is “Heroes of Arkansas Folk Music”—namely, Almeda Riddle, Jimmy Driftwood and Patsy Montana. While “hero” is a word …
August 2 is the date for the 14th annual Taste of the Town in West Memphis. A fundraiser for the ongoing projects of Main Street West Memphis, the event is held at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Main Street West Memphis, part of Main Street Arkansas, is a non-profit organization designed to help develop and …
With back-to-school looming ever nearer on the horizon, it’s time to squeeze every last drop out of summer. But as much as you want to get outside and play, it’s still just…so…hot. The good news is that this is the time of year when nighttime temps are falling to just about perfect; Pinnacle Mountain State Park is …
The Eureka Springs’ Fat Tire Festival on July 15-17 is full of downhill, super-d, short track, and cross country racing. Riders and spectators from surrounding states come together for group rides and social gatherings during this three-day event. Click here for a weekend overview schedule with specific times of all the rides and fun. Keep …
Two summer exhibits at the Arkansas State Capitol allow visitors to take a little tour of Arkansas—without leaving the building. “Finding Your Adventure,” installed in celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service, taking place this year, offers viewers a glimpse of each of Arkansas’s seven National Park Service sites through a series of window displays …
Summer is freedom. The release from school schedules gives time for exploration of the world around you. The Northwest and North Central  sections of Arkansas have many adventures to offer. See how many of these attractions you can mark off your Summer Bucket List and you’ll have plenty of fun to tell your classmates about …
If you’ve ever browsed the Little Rock Farmers’ Market while visions of tomato sandwiches danced in your head, discreetly sipped a beer on a blanket during Movies in the Park or gotten lost in history at the Arkansas Studies Institute, you are fully aware of the value of Little Rock’s River Market District. (And that goes double—maybe quadruple—if you are …
The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History will explore the agricultural history of downtown Springdale during a walking tour of Emma Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5. Led by museum research librarian Rachel Whitaker, the hour-long tour will focus on historic fruit, vegetable, and poultry businesses that were located on Emma Avenue from the …
Arkansas seems to be going cuckoo for kitty-cats. While the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Eureka Springs has long been one of the largest and most-respected big-cat sanctuaries in North America, your typical tabbies haven’t quite enjoyed the same public adulation, especially when compared to dogs: Arkansas is the number one most dog-owning state in the nation, …
Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs will be celebrating a special event on July 9: the 160th birthday of inventor Nikola Tesla. “Tesla has been an important influence not just regarding advancements in modern science and technology, but he has also just helped make science cool again and that’s encouraged others to being interested in pursuing …
Problem: The countdown to 4th of July weekend has begun, and you haven’t made plans for the big day yet. Solution: Check out this quick-and-dirty guide to 4th festivities in and around Little Rock. And you know what’s even better than the fireworks closing out most of these events? All of them are FREE! Both Pinnacle Mountain …
If you haven’t been to historic downtown Helena lately, you’re missing out! There are great new shops and restaurants along Cherry Street in the beautiful downtown historic district. And if you’re looking for a specific reason to get to Helena, I’ve got it! July 9 is the date for the next Cherry Street Fair. Held …
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