New Ride for Magic Springs

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Magic Springs Theme and Water Park is located in Hot Springs and is Arkansas’s only theme and water park. There is big news for the park this year: a new ride called the Brain Drain (yikes!) opened to the public on April 7. This is…

Crater of Diamonds State Park Has Record Year

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Park Interpreter Waymon Cox has sent news about the record breaking numbers Crater of Diamonds State Park experienced last year. According to his report, during the year over 182,000 visitors made a venture to the park and over 445 diamonds were certified. “Of all diamonds…

Calico Rock

Perched on an eye-catching limestone bluff overlooking the White River in north central Arkansas, Calico Rock can claim one of the prettiest settings of any city in the state. Yet this quaint Izard County community isn’t often on the tip of the tongue when Arkansans are asked to name their favorite hill country towns, with…