‘All About Arkansas’ published

Book to be used in economic development efforts A statewide project led by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and members of the private sector has resulted in the publication of the state’s first image book in nearly a decade. All About Arkansas, a 128-page, full-color,…

Boom of antique stores in Mena!

A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. by Zoie Clift, travel writer / Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of the surrounding…

Arkansas to celebrate Tourism Week May 1-7

By proclamation of Governor Asa Hutchinson, and in recognition of the positive economic, social, and cultural impact of the travel and tourism industry, Arkansas will celebrate May 1-7 as Tourism Week. In 2015, more than 28 million visitors traveled in Arkansas, spending an estimated $7.2 billion, which generated $374 million in state taxes and $137…