July Edition of ‘Discover Arkansas’ Available Online

The July 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. This month, we’re introducing you to some new (and not-so-new) museums and history in Arkansas! Looking to learn about the history of travel for African Americans? […]

4th of July weekend in North Little Rock

Need something to do to celebrate the weekend for the Fourth of July? Here are some fun things to do over the holiday weekend in North Little Rock! Things to do this weekend in North Little Rock (as of 6.28.21) *denotes FREE admission July 2 – July 4: Busch Softball Classic at Burns Park in […]

Eksplor creates engaging games for Arkansas travel destinations

Submitted by Eksplor Gaming Eksplor Gaming recently released its first series of games to promote travel to regions and destinations as part of a program designed with Arkansas’s Department of Tourism.  To view the games, visit: www.arkansas.com/eksplor-games. Eksplor is a startup venture that creates digital games to help travel destinations engage their visitors in both educational […]

Test your Arkansas knowledge with new digital games

Travelers in The Natural State have a new way to enhance their explorations. A new series of digital games will help visitors delve deeper into Arkansas destinations and test their knowledge about the state. To view and play the games, visit: www.arkansas.com/eksplor-games. Featuring interactive content and activities, the games are designed for use before visiting […]

Arkansas State Parks Reopens Shooting Range at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

(ROGERS, Ark.) – The shooting range at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area reopens at 8 a.m., on June 18, 2021. The redesigned shooting range has five shooting lanes, including one lane designed for wheelchair use, is 100 yards long, and is free for the public to use. “Outdoor recreation is so important to Arkansans and is […]

Ozark Folk Center State Park Announces Bluegrass & Fried Chicken Festival

(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark.) – The Bluegrass & Fried Chicken Festival is Aug. 6-7, 2021, at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Ark. The music festival will feature an extended show on Friday night, a Saturday matinee, and a Saturday evening extended show.  The new event, which is sponsored by Stone Bank and the […]

Visitor Finds Two-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Discovery made during cross-country gemstone quest (MURFREESBORO, Ark.) – It’s thrilling when hard work pays off. For years, 26-year-old Christian Liden, of Poulsbo, Wash., has wanted to find the raw materials to make his own engagement ring. He started by panning for gold around his home state. After five years, he had accumulated enough for the […]

Listen to the latest episode of the Discover Arkansas Podcast

The latest episode of the Discover Arkansas podcast is now available online. This month’s topic focuses on lesser known parts of Arkansas. Host Colton Faull traveled to Marion to learn about the Sultana Disaster Museum, which tells the story of the explosion and sinking of the steamboat Sultana in 1865. The tragic event took more […]

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