Hands-on Learning Still the Aim at Newly Renovated Mid-America Science Museum

The Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs has recently reopened its doors following the first major expansion since the museum opened in 1979. “It is essentially a new museum,” said Jim Miller, Mid-America’s director of marketing. “It is just as

Hang Out with Rapunzel!

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!” Spend the afternoon with the princess with the gorgeous hair as the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City welcomes Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale on April 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets are

The Great Outdoors Beckons Families in April

April is the perfect month to get outdoors and shake off the cobwebs of winter. There are so many activities for families to do in Central Arkansas: ride a bike, walk a trail, canoe a gentle stream, or find a

Be Native American for a Day at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

It’s Spring Break. Are the kids bored yet? Or have you run out of ideas to keep them occupied? Try spending the day at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park in Scott. On Tuesday, March 24, you can spend the day

Southwestern Regional Rendezvous in Leslie

The Ozark Mountain town of Leslie hosts the 31st annual Southwestern Regional Rendezvous Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 21. The rendezvous is a pre-1840s American Fur Trade era re-enactment. It’s been about 10 years since Arkansas has hosted this

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs

Turpentine Creek is one of the very few USDA-licensed facilities for large carnivores in the U.S.  It rescues neglected or unwanted big cats and provides them with a safe home in a caring environment on a 450-acre ranch. Each of

In Charge of a Group? Lead Them to Loco Ropes

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a big fan of Loco Ropes, a treetop ropes course adventure, located at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The crazy fun comes in challenging yourself on three ropes

Beat Winter Blues with Flower and Home Shows in Central Arkansas

Are the winter doldrums starting to wear on your nerves? Well, perk up because two central Arkansas events will put everyone in “springtime” mode. The 24th annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show brings the hope, color, and aroma of spring.

Backpacking and Camping Clinics in Northwest Arkansas

I received my Adventure Mail from Lewis & Clark Outfitters in Northwest Arkansas today and it has a lot of great information about upcoming backpacking and camping clinics. All but one are free. The clinics cover cooking, backpacking, first aid,

River Market Museum Crawl is Fun No Matter the Weather

You’re heard of a pub crawl? How about a museum crawl? Winter weather can be finicky in Arkansas so activities that are indoors but can include outdoors make your planning much simpler. Six facilities in the downtown Little Rock River