Bentonville, Rogers

On a recent visit to Bentonville and Rogers in Northwest Arkansas, I noticed there are little pieces of art everywhere. Art installations can be found wherever you look, from the metalwork springing up in the form of flowers and birds along the walkways in downtown Rogers, to the stained-glass windows in Bentonville’s new restaurant, The…

Some Thoughts on Bicycling

  We didn’t realize it at the time, but my boyhood friends and I may have constructed one of the first mountain bike trails in Arkansas back in the late 1950s. Up the hill and immediately east of our quiet little neighborhood in Jonesboro was a 40-acre undeveloped tract of rolling land, right on top…

21 c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square and a short walk to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural center and home to The Hive restaurant, led by executive chef Matthew McClure. With over 12,000 square feet of exhibition space and extensive amenities,…

Spring Kayak Campout Adventures

Arkansas Parks & Tourism At 40,000 acre, Lake Ouachita is known as the largest lake in the state. The lake is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and is a favorite for those who enjoy the outdoors. We just got word from Lake Ouachita State Park interpreter Kayla Gomance that the park is taking reservations…

More Than Culinary Technique

[dropcap]T[/dropcap] he pinnacle of activity at Petit Jean typically takes place at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute – an inviting place that fosters collaboration and learning. “Ideas that shape our future rarely come from lone minds” as its website states. “They take shape from the combination of diverse thought and experience. Our aim is to provide a…