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…

Jasper

Jasper

by Joe David Rice | Photography provided by Arkansas Parks and Tourism and the venues Few travel articles begin with a list of things you won’t find in the featured destination. But that’s how I’ll start this piece, noting that visitors to Jasper will not see parking meters, stoplights, McDonald’s, Starbucks or a big-box retailer. What they…

Sassafras Springs

Sassafras Springs Vineyard

Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery Makes Creative, Unconventional Weddings a Reality By Sydne Tursky Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery is ready to make couples’ wedding celebration everything they can dream it to be, with lots of room for creativity and innovation.  Cheryl and Gene Long opened the award-winning wedding venue in Springdale in January 2014.…