Wilson, Arkansas: A Slow Revival

By Josh Conley | Photography by Averell Mondie The quintessential company town, located midway between Memphis and Missouri along Arkansas’ scenic Highway 61, was founded in the late nineteenth century, first supporting a sawmill, then once the old growth forests were harvested and the swamplands drained, a vast cotton operation dependent on tenancy and sharecropping…

Hiking in Southwest Arkansas

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round and a chance to get off the beaten path is also attainable. Tim Ernst, a wilderness photographer and author of many guidebooks about hiking in Arkansas,…

Biking the Marion Countryside Loop

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Cycling in the Arkansas Delta can be a fun and educational activity for the entire family. If you’re looking for an easy biking trip for the family, check out the new Marion Countryside Loop. Offering over 30 miles within the city of Marion, the…

Racing at the I-30 Speedway

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism At the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock you can catch the action of cars racing on a 1/4 mile, high-banked, red clay oval racetrack. “The track has been around more than 60 years,” said Tracey Clay of the I-30 Speedway. “And this is our 31st…

Siloam Springs Has Something for Everyone

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – People living in large cities across the country may believe that small towns offer no good restaurants, few amenities and are generally boring places to live, but Siloam Springs proves that isn’t the case. With more than 16,000 people, Siloam Springs is tucked away on the Oklahoma border in Northwest Arkansas.…

SQZBX in Hot Springs

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism SQZBX, aka ‘squeezebox’, is a new family owned pizza spot and brewery located at 236 Ouachita Avenue in Hot Springs. It was built and is run by Cheryl Roorda and Zac Smith, two well known musicians in town. “As The Itinerant Locals, we have played tuba and…

Razorback Regional Greenway is Great Family Ride

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Razorback Regional Greenway is a great ride for families. All ages and experience levels can enjoy this 36-mile, primarily off-street, shared-use trail. Ride a section or ride the entire Greenway, which connects the downtown areas of Fayetteville, Johnson, Springdale, Lowell, Rogers and Bentonville, their arts and entertainment districts, shopping opportunities, the University…