museum

Museum of Discovery

Arkansas’ premier science center! The Museum of Discovery in Little Rock’s River Market district is a can’t miss attraction. The museum has several captivating exhibits that will enthrall the child in us all. Learn about how the body functions in the Amazing You gallery. Experience what it’s like to live through a tornado as Tornado…

Buffalo River

Arkansas Backstories: Buffalo River

by Joe David Rice Richard M. Nixon…. Orval E. Faubus…. William O. Douglas…. Three prominent players in 20th century American politics. All vilified on one occasion or another (or sometimes regularly), but vilified nevertheless by vastly different groups for vastly different rationales, mind you. One is a disgraced Republican president. Another a defiant Democratic governor…

Delta

Down in the Delta

By Caleb Talley Exploring the lesser-known gems of east Arkansas –  there’s much more than meets the eye Part 1 of 2 – The Upper Delta It’s been said inside the halls of the state capitol and the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies: If we could just lose the Delta, Arkansas would be among the fastest-growing, most…

wildlife

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Go WILD for wildlife! In the Ozark Mountains on 459 acres and home to a variety of exotic and native animals, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) is one of the nation’s most respected big cat sanctuaries. Accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, this nonprofit, ethical animal tourism destination is also a Top 10…

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,…

resort

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.…

happenings

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…