Fayetteville part of world stage for mountain biking and cycling event

Stick a pin in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the international map for elite mountain biking and cycling races. This city, the first in the United States to be given a Bike City label by Union Cycliste Internationale, and Northwest Arkansas as a whole are now a global destination with purpose-built trails matching international standards and events […]

Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park Reopens April 7 After Renovations

(BRINKLEY, Ark.) – Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park, located near Brinkley, is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, April 7th after renovations to preserve this National Historic Landmark. While smaller than most Arkansas state parks, the site is of major significance. The park protects the initial point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey of 1815, which is […]

Ballet Arkansas and North Little Rock CVB announce “Live at the Plaza” in May 2021

Two weekends of free, live performances and fitness classes in Argenta Plaza NORTH LITTLE ROCK (March 30, 2021) – Ballet Arkansas and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced their partnership in the launch of Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza, a two-weekend educational and performance program in May 2021 at […]

Corps sites offer access to countless outdoor activities along the Arkansas River

This year marks an interesting milestone: the 50-year anniversary of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, MKARNS. At the time of its opening half a century ago, the endeavor stood out as the largest civil works project that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, had ever undertaken. Arkansans benefit from the MKARNS in a […]

Up to something refreshing in North Little Rock

Spring into something together in North Little Rock. Beauty, relaxation, refreshment awaits in North Little Rock, Arkansas! A few hours’ drive – especially this year – can feel like a truly reinvigorating getaway. With plenty of outdoor activity, natural beauty, delicious local dining and things to do, you and your crew can count on a […]

Arkansas Travel Guide Named Silver Winner in National Competition

Arkansas Tourism was recently selected as a silver award winner in the 2020 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards Competition. The award recognizes the 2020 Arkansas Travel Guide. The publication won in the category of visitor’s guide (printed or digital)/website. Arkansas Tourism was a previous bronze award winner in 2019 in the same category […]

Sandwiching in History tours make statewide move

Virtual tours have become a go-to avenue for tourism entities across Arkansas to carry on with programming during COVID-19. The Sandwiching in History tours offered by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, AHPP, has not only continued via virtual means, it has also shown an increase in popularity due to doing so. “While our staff truly […]

Arkansas State Parks Announce Return to Regular Hours for Park Visitor Centers

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Due to the health emergency brought on by COVID-19, many facilities at Arkansas State Parks have had reduced hours and limited occupancy for the past year. Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021, park visitor centers and museums will again have regular hours for visitors. Visitor centers will be open 7 days a week […]

The COVID “blues:” King Biscuit Blues Festival

In March 2020, life changed in Arkansas. Events were cancelled. Social distancing became the norm. Yet plans for the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival continued, as organizers hoped life would return to normal by October. Historic Helena’s King Biscuit Blues Festival, held annually in October, welcomes thousands of visitors to the banks of the Mississippi […]

Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Hospitality goes virtual March 2

Tourism partners from across the state will gather March 2-3 for the 47th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Hospitality. This year’s conference is virtual and free with the theme “GRIT: Generating Recovery in Tourism.” It builds on last year’s theme, “Tourism Takes Grit,” which was especially true in 2020 and one of the reasons […]

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