Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari is Full Day of Fun

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Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari in Gentry makes for the perfect day trip. The 400-acre safari is home to a variety of exotic animals living in the natural environment of a beautiful Arkansas landscape with several large ponds. My family, which

Time for the Arkansas Literary Festival!

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The Arkansas Literary Festival is taking place in Little Rock this week (April 23-26)! The lineup includes over 80 presenters including authors John Waters, who is the writer and director of films including Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, Rebecca Wells, who

Happy Birthday! Arkansas History Commission Turns 110!

The Arkansas Historic Commission, one of the oldest existing state agencies in The Natural State, turns 110 this month and you’re invited to the party! Dr. Lisa Speer, director of the Arkansas History Commission, invites everyone to join the staff

Tour de Toad in Conway!

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The 8th annual Tour de Toad is May 2 in Conway!  This is the official bike ride of Toad Suck Daze, the largest, free-admission, family festival in Arkansas. The ride starts at noon and begins at Conway High School’s West

Fern Hollow Trail at White Oak Lake State Park

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I recently had the chance to check out the Fern Hollow Trail at White Oak Lake State Park near Bluff City. The park is located on the shore of Lower White Oak Lake and is well known for its fishing.

The Paul Thorn Band Returns to Historic Helena on June 12-13

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The King Biscuit Blues Festival’s Live on the Levee event welcomes the return of a fan favorite, the Paul Thorn Band, on June 12-13, to the Malco Theater in historic downtown Helena. This year marks the first time the Live on

Bentonville Film Festival Individual Tickets Now on Sale

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Individual tickets go on sale today (April 13) for the Bentonville Film Festival taking place May 5-9. While I highly recommend that you get tickets, I have one warning for you as you go to the website to make that

Dinosaur Festival in Nashville, Arkansas

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The 24th annual Dinosaur Festival takes place May 22-23 in Nashville, Arkansas.  The scene of the event is Nashville City Park at 301 West Johnson Street. On tap for the festival are a softball tournament on Friday night and activities

Thunder on the Mountain Releases Full Stage Schedule

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Thunder on the Mountain takes place June 26-28 on the picturesque Mulberry Mountain in Ozark. It’s only the second year for this music festival, but it sure is packing a big punch with its headliners. It kicks off on a

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Sultana Disaster

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On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis. It became America’s greatest maritime disaster, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers on-board. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on