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Arkansas State Parks to Begin Phased Reopening of Camping and Other Services
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Written by Arkansas State Parks   
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 03:23 PM

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst today announced that beginning May 1, campgrounds at Arkansas State Parks will reopen for RV campers with the following limitations:

  • Campers must use private recreational vehicles with self-contained bathroom facilities.
  • Camping will be only for Arkansas residents.
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Arkansas celebrates the ‘Spirit of Travel’
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 03:12 PM

National Travel and Tourism Week May 3-9

Arkansas will celebrate the “Spirit of Travel” during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9. This year, the week will highlight travel’s ability to provide resilience and hope.

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Start Your Virtual Vacation Now in Fairbanks, Alaska
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Written by Explore Fairbanks Alaska   
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 03:04 PM

Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) – Grab a front row seat and start your virtual vacation now. Explore Fairbanks is showcasing five brand new virtual experiences including an exhilarating dog sled ride through a snowy pristine forest, a float down the Chena River on that perfect summer day and a panoramic mountain scene from nearby Murphy Dome. In addition, you can virtually experience the midnight sun, the northern lights and other extraordinary views of the Fairbanks region.

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Housebound Unbound Book Festival Events Begin Tonight
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Written by City of Columbia   
Thursday, April 23, 2020 01:28 PM

WHAT: The First Event of the "Housebound" Version of the Unbound Book Festival, "Future Imperfect" Literary Conversation

WHO: Authors Amber Sparks and Alexander Weinstein

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CST tonight, Thursday, April 23

WHERE: Streaming Live on Zoom 

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NINE WAYS TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT FLORIDA’S HISTORIC COAST WITHOUT LEAVING HOME
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Written by St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau   
Thursday, April 16, 2020 04:19 PM

St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach is a fun place to learn about history and nature.

As the health and safety of our residents and the visitors to St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra Beach is paramount, Florida’s Historic Coast is committed to providing travelers with accurate and timely information about traveling to the area safely. In this time of personal isolation, we are encouraging our potential visitors to visit us virtually. And why not let the kids do the planning for a future visit? 

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New Whatcom Arts Project Keeps Artists Connected to Community – Staying Together While Apart
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Written by Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism   
Thursday, April 16, 2020 01:58 PM
Bellingham, WA. – As a gift to the community, during Washington State’s Stay Home – Stay Safe Order, Bellingham and Whatcom County artists, musicians, actors, storytellers, dancers, filmmakers, performers and arts supporters have come together to create the Whatcom Arts Project. Free, daily online content is available on Facebook and on a webpage through this campaign to uplift, educate, and inspire during these difficult times, while we socially distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
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Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism Temporarily Closes Some Trails and Areas Due to Storm Damage
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Written by Arkansas State Parks   
Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:55 PM
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism (ADPHT), today announced some trails and areas in the Arkansas State Parks system that have temporarily closed due to damage from the storms over Easter weekend. Strong winds downed trees that will have to be removed before the affected areas can open again for day use. 
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Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism Limits State Parks to Day Use Only
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Written by Arkansas State Parks   
Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:53 PM
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) —Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism (ADPHT), today announced all Arkansas State Parks will be open for day use only effective 8 a.m. on Friday, April 3, until further notice. ADPHT is eliminating all overnight stay opportunities. These changes will maintain some access to parks at this time but discourage trips from out-of-state visitors. This move is consistent with 28 other states. 
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Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Announces Limits on Camping at State Parks
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:50 PM
LITTLE ROCK—Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT), today announced ADPHT is limiting use of campgrounds to RVs with self-contained bathrooms. Primitive camping areas for backpackers are available at Cane Creek State Park, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Mount Nebo State Park, and Devil’s Den State Park. Bathhouses and restrooms in campground areas will be closed. This limitation becomes effective at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 29, until further notice. 
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