Arkansas summer

Arkansas Summer Getaways

Summer is here, and it’s time to crank up the fun. No doubt Arkansans will enjoy a red, juicy watermelon – probably lake- or poolside, a bevy of summer blockbusters and fireworks galore. Check out wild animals at the Little Rock Zoo or Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs to floating past the thick…

Buffalo River

Buffalo River Outfitters

Floating, fishing, hiking, or just being      In Arkansas, it doesn’t get any better than the beloved Buffalo National River. It is one of the most iconic, most scenic, most special places in the state. For natives of  The Natural State, you are familiar with its magic – towering limestone bluffs, thick forests, cool,…

Little Rock Zoo

The Little Rock Zoo

Fall in Love with the Zoo The Little Rock Zoo inspires an appreciation for nature and a love for animals. Come fall in love with our new sloth bear cub, Zaara, and encounter nearly 500 animals, including many that are threatened or endangered such as: rhinos, cheetahs, African penguins and three species of great apes,…

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Mountain Harbor Resort

Escape…to Mountain Harbor! Family-owned Mountain Harbor is a place to escape. Nestled within the mountains on the pristine waters of Lake Ouachita, Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa is your answer to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From the moment you arrive, you are greeted with the friendliness of true Southern hospitality and charm.…

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Hot Springs Happenings

As June heats up, there are plenty of cool events coming to Hot Springs. Here is a sampling of events AY Magazine recommends. For a full calendar of events, log on to hotsprings.org.   8th Annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge – May 1-July 31 The eighth annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine in…

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East Village Crawl

Usher in the summer with a walkable journey for beers and bites in one of Little Rock’s newest hot spots by Kevin Shalin | Photography by Jamison Mosley Located just south of the Arkansas River and east of I-30 sits East Village, the vision of companies Cromwell Architects Engineers and Moses Tucker Real Estate. Created in…

Jasper

Jasper

by Joe David Rice | Photography provided by Arkansas Parks and Tourism and the venues Few travel articles begin with a list of things you won’t find in the featured destination. But that’s how I’ll start this piece, noting that visitors to Jasper will not see parking meters, stoplights, McDonald’s, Starbucks or a big-box retailer. What they…

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Shakespeare in the Park

by Tracy Courage While 13 may be considered an unlucky number, Arkansas Shakespeare Theater celebrates the start of its 13th season this month with a selection of the Bard’s works that embraces the theme of “Fate and Chance.”  “It wasn’t by chance that we chose this theme for our 13th anniversary,” says Rebekah Scallet, AST’s…