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Another ‘layer’ of the 1886 Crescent Hotel’s days as a hospital surfaces
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Written by Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism   
Monday, April 15, 2019 08:30 AM

(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) -- The 1886 Crescent Hotel, well known today as being a mountaintop spa resort in the Arkansas Ozarks, was once used as a cancer curing hospital which was under the control of the hospital’s owner, charlatan Norman Baker from Muscatine, Iowa.  Baker operated his Eureka Springs’ facility from 1937 until December 1940.

Branson Named a Top 25 U.S. Destination by TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards
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Written by Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau   
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 06:00 AM

Branson, Mo., has been named a top U.S. destination by the reviewers of the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor. The winners of the 2014 top spots were announced April 8 when the website released the results of the 6th Annual Travelers' Choice™ awards for Destinations.

‘Richard Tsao: Accidental Designer,’ Haunted History Tour and River District History Tour, and more!
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Written by Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel   
Monday, April 08, 2019 08:00 AM

April Happenings in Lee County:

  •  Kayak Tour with GAEA Guides
  •  'Richard Tsao: Accidental Designer'
  •  Haunted History Tour and River District History Tour
  •  'Andorra'
  •  Pasta for a Purpose

 ...and so much more!

Community-wide Clean-up Day Planned
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Written by Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau   
Thursday, April 04, 2019 08:00 AM

In support of Catalina Island exemplifying sustainable tourism practices, the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau has launched several consumer and community-based initiatives.  At, visitors and potential visitors are invited to learn about visiting the island with details and links to the Catalina Island Conservancy, Catalina Island Marine Protection Areas and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, from which inspiration was found for many of the new programs.

Dogwood Festival Ushers In Spring Season at the Lake of the Ozarks
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Written by Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks   
Thursday, April 04, 2019 08:00 AM

Lake of the Ozarks, MO - As sure as the coming of spring at the Lake of the Ozarks is the annual Dogwood Festival in Camdenton, which takes place April 25-27.

While the Lake of the Ozarks was recently voted one of the top two destinations in the nation for viewing colorful fall foliage by readers of USA Today, springtime in the Ozarks is a sight to behold as well.

The hardwood forests that line the winding roads and the 1,150 miles of shoreline along the Lake of the Ozarks become a palette of soft green with pops of white and pinks from the Flowering Dogwoods and Redbud trees.

Arkansas a prime golfing destination for all levels
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Written by Arkansas Tourism Media Room   
Monday, April 01, 2019 06:34 PM

By Zoie Clift
Photos available here.

Arkansas is a great location for golfing at all levels, from beginner to pro. The scenic beauty of the state is a natural complement to the game of golf. The Arkansas Golf Trail was created to showcase the variety of scenic courses across the state and has diverse options for golfers, both residents and visitors alike. The trail is home to 12 public and private courses in 11 locations across Arkansas, and highlights the varied landscape of The Natural State from hardwood forests to mountain views to rolling hills to lakes to the Delta. 

Orage Slices- A weekly Update of News of our North Carolina Communities
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Written by Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau   
Monday, April 01, 2019 05:41 PM

Go Outside and Play

Orange County is so beautiful it could be an advertisement for nature itself. Museums, great shopping, sports teams, and fancy hotels bring visitors here by the thousands, as well they should. But it’s what’s outside that sustains us. And it’s rare to find a bucolic wonderland so close to a cultural mecca. It’s not just the best of both worlds here — it’s the best of all worlds.

A recent University of Georgia study asked Southerners why they valued wilderness areas. Protecting water and air quality, safeguarding wildlife and rare species habitats, providing scenic beauty, and preserving areas for future generations were the most important benefits of wilderness. Hiking was the most common use of wilderness areas, (84%), followed by photography, swimming, and camping – all of which can be found right here, minutes from home or your cushy hotel room.

Literary Lights Shine During Columbia's Unbound Book Festival
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Written by Visit Columbia, MO   
Monday, April 01, 2019 05:15 PM

COLUMBIA, MO - Nationally and internationally renowned authors will gather in Columbia April 19 and 20 for the fourth annual Unbound Book Festival, celebrating literature in all its forms.

Unbound, which is free to attend, takes place predominantly on the historic Stephens College campus in downtown Columbia and features discussions,panels, readings, book signings, performances and special events across two days. In addition, there will be many opportunities to meet the attending authors.

Happenings in North Little Rock Arkansas
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Written by North Little Rock CVB   
Monday, April 01, 2019 06:00 AM
  • WATCH: Virtual Tour of Argenta Plaza
  • Next Month: Buzz B-Q and Mini Maker Faire
  • Girls weekend getaway
  • Arkansas Travelers season highlights
  • GIVEAWAY: Tickets to Carrie Underwood
  • Verizon Arena Lineup


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