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The 2020 Oaklawn Live Meet Starts This Friday
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 01:03 PM
Submitted by Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020) – Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by a record $35 million in total purses, 33 stakes races, including four $1 million stakes, new promotions, and more infield days.
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Hit the Sheets: Rhode Island Launches First-Ever “Hotel Week RI” January 18-31, 2020
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Written by South County Tourism Council   
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 02:43 PM

Hit the Sheets: Rhode Island Launches First-Ever “Hotel Week RI” January 18-31, 2020

Unbeatable Rates for Affordable and Luxury Accommodations Across the Ocean State

Providence, RI (December 9, 2019) - Visit Rhode Island, in conjunction with 22 hotels throughout its six tourism regions, announces the first-ever “Hotel Week RI,” taking place January 18-31, 2020. Following the success of Hotel Week NYC™, pioneered by MMGY NJF in 2012, the inaugural “Hotel Week RI” offers four “prix fixe” rates of $100, $200, $300 and $400 per night at a variety of hotels in Blackstone Valley, Block Island, Newport County, Providence, South County, and Warwick. The four rate levels provide unprecedented opportunities for visitors and locals alike to save and stay in Rhode Island.

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Southern Tenant Farmers Museum explores Arkansas sharecropping story
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 02:16 PM

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum explores Arkansas sharecropping story

Museum recently named an International Site of Consciousness

 

Kim Williams
Travel Writer
 
Photos available here.

The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site in Tyronza, has been accepted into the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a global association of museums, historical sites and public memory initiatives that maintain places where important civil and human rights history occurred. 

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Maximize your vacation time in The Natural State
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 02:34 PM

Maximize your vacation time in The Natural State

By Kristine Puckett,  Deputy Director, Arkansas Tourism

This time of year, many of us make a resolution to relax and recharge. Travel is a great way to achieve that resolution. Travel can have a positive impact on your emotional and physical health. Plus, it’s an effective way to reconnect with friends, family or even yourself. Yet, more than half of Americans (and a quarter of Arkansans) don’t take advantage of their vacation days.
 

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OTILLO Comes to America with race on Catalina Island, Ca
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Written by Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau   
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 05:03 PM

Please find at the link below, a new media release regarding the 2020 OTILLO Race event on Catalina Island.

ÖTILLÖ, THE ORIGIN OF THE UP-AND COMING-SPORT OF SWIMRUN, LAUNCHES ITS FIRST AMERICAN RACE ON FEBRUARY 29TH, 2020.

For all of you endurance and adventure junkies out there, this is the new frontier! 15 years ago, on the island of Sandhamn in the Stockholm Archipelago (Sweden) nine teams of two took the start of the first ÖTILLÖ ("island to island" in Swedish). They were to run and swim over and between 24 islands; a total of 65 km of trail-running and 10 km of open water- swimming. Two teams finished.
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January ‘Discover Arkansas’ now online
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 06:53 PM
January ‘Discover Arkansas’ now online

The January edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State.
 
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EAGLE DAYS EVENTS OFFER ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL OUTING AT THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS
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Written by Lake of the Ozarks   
Monday, December 23, 2019 03:26 PM
EAGLE DAYS EVENTS OFFER ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL OUTING AT THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS
Lake of the Ozarks, MO - All eyes will be on the skies, and the live birds perched on the arms of naturalists, during the 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days events, Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5 in Lake Ozark.
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FIRST DAY HIKES START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Monday, December 23, 2019 02:26 PM
FIRST DAY HIKES START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT
Arkansans Encouraged to Enjoy the Outdoors Jan. 1st
 
(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Make a New Year’s resolution to improve your health and happiness by kicking off 2020 with an invigorating First Day Hikes at an Arkansas State Park.  On January 1st, Arkansas will join state parks across the country by offering unique programming as a part of this annual event. Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country on guided hikes. The First Day Hikes initiative encourages everyone to celebrate the New Year with outdoor exploration.
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Celebrate the Holidays on Catalina Island
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Written by Catalina Island   
Monday, December 16, 2019 06:36 PM

Celebrate the Holidays on Catalina Island

Avalon, CA - With its swaying palm trees, moderate weather and spectacular seascapes, Catalina Island feels more like a tropical paradise than the chilly North Pole, but thanks to a veritable buffet of holiday events, Catalina Island is quickly becoming Christmas Island.
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