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Press Releases

Arkansas Visitor Finds 9-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Written by Arkansas State Parks   
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 AM
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — On Labor Day, Kevin Kinard, a 33-year-old bank branch manager from Maumelle, Ark., visited Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park and found the second-largest diamond found in the park’s history. Kinard has visited the Crater of Diamonds fairly regularly since first going there on a second-grade field trip, despite having never found a diamond. This trip was to turn out differently.
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Hit the road on a scenic fall drive
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 04:54 PM

Fall is a wonderful time to take a scenic drive as you head out in search of seasonal color. Fall drives are also perfect for social distancing, and Arkansas’s lodging, dining and attractions are following safety protocols so you can make the most of your route as you enjoy the beauty of The Natural State. 

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A Beautiful Garden of Art Now Open in Chapel Hill through December 6, 2020
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Written by Chapel Hill   
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:00 AM
Welcome to the world of The North Carolina Botanical Garden where garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts interplay to inspire and enlighten visitors from across the globe.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a conservation garden. Their guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.
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Arkansas.com receives outstanding achievement award
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Friday, September 18, 2020 03:42 PM
Arkansas Tourism was recently selected for an award in outstanding achievement in web development by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). 
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Florida’s Historic Coast Has Wide-Open Spaces, New Exhibits, New Hotels and Restaurants
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Written by St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau   
Friday, September 18, 2020 03:37 PM

St. Augustine, Fla. (September 2020)– This northeast Florida destination with its 42 miles of pristine Atlantic Beaches, has been a favorite getaway for 455 years. And there are always new adventures to be had. 

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Arkansas tourism industry continues to strengthen state economy
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:21 PM

2019 economic impact report indicates solid growth

The positive economic impact of tourism in Arkansas continues to be significant, according to data released from the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. In 2019, just under 69,000 Arkansans worked directly within the travel industry, a 1.4 percent increase over 2018. And these ambassadors greeted more than 36 million visitors to The Natural State in 2019, a 10.2 percent increase.

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Silver Dollar City Presents Crafts, Cowboys & Pumpkins
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Written by Silver Dollar City   
Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:11 PM
(Branson, Missouri, 9/17/2020) As part of a 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee, Silver Dollar City presents one of the longest running and most-attended craft festivals in America, The Harvest Festival featuring Crafts, Cowboys and Pumpkins, September 23-October 31, 2020. The 1880s theme park has perfected this annual event over the past six decades, creating one of the most heralded crafts festivals in Mid-America and a true celebration of fall in the Ozark Mountains.
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Explore Fairbanks 2020-21 Winter Guide Featuring Northern Lights Viewing is Available for Free
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Written by Explore Fairbanks   
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 04:57 PM

Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) - The 2020-21 Fairbanks Winter Guide is now available for free. The 24-page full-color booklet is designed to help plan vacations during the winter season. Fairbanks enjoys world-class northern lights viewing as well as an array of winter fun including ice sculpting and dog mushing. Filled with open winter businesses including accommodations, attractions, adventures, tours and action-packed things to do, the guide presents an enticing view of winter in Alaska’s Interior and Arctic. The Guide offers ways that you can explore Fairbanks responsibly while traveling in the time of COVID-19 as well as “Know Before You Go” resources.

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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Written by Chapel Hill   
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 01:08 PM

Carr Mill Mall, in the heart of Carrboro, NC, was named for Julian Carr. The mall was a former cotton mill. Carr bought it in 1914, donated electricity to the community, and in honor and thanks the town changed its name from West End to Carrboro. But it’s not all good — in the Jim Crow era, Carr also played an essential role in sustaining white supremacy in North Carolina. Yet, as philosopher Marcus Aurelius reminds us: “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.” Carrboro takes that advice to a whole new level.

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