Outdoor Recreation a Critical Player in Arkansas’ Economy

Submitted by the Outdoor Industry Association Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released the state-by-state Outdoor Recreation Economy Report, which demonstrates the powerful impact that outdoor recreation has on Arkansas’ economy. The report shows that the outdoor recreation economy in Arkansas directly contributes 96,000 jobs and annually generates $9.7 billion in consumer spending and $698 million in…

Spa-Con Returns to Hot Springs

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place Sept. 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of Visit Hot…

Reflections of Progress

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of Little Rock Central High School Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This September marks 60 years since nine brave young black students began the fight to uphold the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Ed. that segregation in public schools is…