50th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism begins Feb. 25 in Jonesboro

Arkansas Tourism

Tourism industry partners from across the state will gather at the 50th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism Feb. 25-27 at the Red Wolf Convention Center in Jonesboro. Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders will present the luncheon keynote address during the Hall of Fame ceremony Monday.  The conference’s opening keynote speaker will be Jeff Nichols, a feature […]

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrates grand reopening

Arkansas Tourism

A new exhibit five years in the making is set to be unveiled at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock during a grand reopening celebration weekend starting Dec. 1.  “This update to the museum’s permanent gallery represents a new chapter in the story of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and its mission to preserve […]

Service men’s quilt displayed at Cleveland County Courthouse in Rison

Arkansas Tourism

A piece of local history tied to World War II is slated to be put on permanent display inside the Cleveland County Courthouse at Rison. The item is a 8.16 by 9.41 foot “Service Men’s Quilt” made in 1944 by the Cleveland County Home Demonstration Clubs. The quilt features the names of local people that served […]

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission celebrates 50 years

Arkansas Tourism

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, ANHC, has been tasked with a large role: protecting prime tracts of land that best represent Arkansas’ natural landscape dating back to the early 1800s. This is done through their System of Natural Areas. These lands are specifically managed to preserve and restore habitat that reflects the state’s natural heritage […]

Nominations now open for 2024 Henry Awards

Arkansas Tourism

Awards honor excellence in Arkansas tourism Nominations are now open for the 2024 Henry Awards honoring excellence in Arkansas’ tourism industry. The Henry Awards have been a feature of the annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism since their debut in 1981 and are named for Henri de Tonti, founder of Arkansas Post, who is hailed […]

September edition of Discover Arkansas Available Online

Arkansas Tourism

The September edition of Discover Arkansas is now available at https://www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. This September, explore hunting and fishing in one of Arkansas’ diverse habitats with many opportunities on public hunting lands, national forests, wildlife management areas, federal wildlife refuges, more […]

Arkansas Outdoors Spotlighted at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Arkansas Tourism

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has an interesting history as the longest running documentary film festival in North America. This year’s event, which is the 32nd edition, is set for October 6-14 in Hot Springs. Over the course of the festival, which has been designated as an Oscar qualifying festival by the Academy of […]

Keo: The Pecan Capital of Arkansas

Arkansas Tourism

The small farming community of Keo can be found on U.S. Highway 165 between the towns of Scott and England. It is around 20 miles from Little Rock and pecans take center stage. It was recently proclaimed the Pecan Capital of Arkansas by Keo’s mayor and is also home to the Arkansas Pecan Festival.  “The […]

Eureka Springs Blues Party brings blues back to town

Arkansas Tourism

Eureka’s got the blues again. For more than two decades, Eureka Springs was host to an annual Blues Festival that brought big-name musicians and blues fans from all over the country to its unique resort town. Noteworthy acts and artists — Charles White, Pinetop Perkins, Honeyboy Edwards, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Keb Mo, Bobby Blue […]

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