Central

  • Region: North Central
    Blanchard Springs CavernsRanked among the most beautiful underground discoveries of the 20th century, this limestone cavern is located deep in the Ozark National Forest, 15 miles north of Mountain View (listed below). It is the only developed cave system operated by the U.S. Forest Service and is open throughout the year. Lighted walkways lead to stunning formations and massive rooms, one as large ...
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  • Region: Central
    Argenta Arts District This arts district in downtown North Little Rock is located along the banks of the Arkansas River and is home to Verizon Arena, Dickey-Stephens Ballpark and several art galleries and restaurants as well as a community theater and eclectic shopping. The Argenta Farmers Market takes place every Saturday beginning in late March from 7 a.m.–noon. All products sold are cert ...
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  • Region: Central
    The Arkansas Cinema SocietyThe Arkansas Cinema Society launched in late 2017 with a mission to connect filmmakers, film enthusiasts and future film industry workers with a series of intimate, carefully curated screenings, talks and education programs. With award-winning (and native Arkansan) filmmaker Jeff Nichols heavily involved and longtime industry insider Kathryn Tucker at the helm, the socie ...
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  • Region: North Central
    Blanchard Springs Caverns, in the town of Fifty-Six, offers several subterranean trips and guided tours. The caverns stay at a nice, constant 58 degrees every day of the year, so visitors can admire the incredible rock formations regardless of the weather. Take guided walking tours through an active cavern system, featuring sparkling calcite formations, stalactites, stalagmites and columns. T ...
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  • Region: Central
    Like many good ideas, the Arkansas Goat Festival stemmed from a series of “what ifs” that spiraled into reality. Perryville residents Sarah French and Liz Van Dalsem were casually brainstorming about what kinds of activities to feature in the town’s monthly “Saturdays on the Square” gatherings, when French, a goat-lover through and through, had an “a-ha” m ...
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  • Region: Central
    You never know who you might run into at the Firehouse Hostel and Museum, located inside—you guessed it—a restored historic firehouse in MacArthur Park. The 1917 Craftsman style building once house Little Rock Fire Station #2, and the charmingly restored property is filled with artifacts from firefighting history. Located in the heart of Little Rock in MacArthur Park, this hostel is cl ...
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  • Region: Central
    Discover the people and places that helped shape our great state with two fascinating audio tours outlining political history and the history of the civil rights movement in Arkansas. Audio files and printable scripts are available for download, and paper maps are available at the Visitor Information Center at Historic Curran Hall and at downtown hotels. Just choose your starting location then sim ...
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  • Region: Central
    The recently renovated Robinson Auditorium, which has been billed as its “second act,” has had a big impact on the cultural life of Central Arkansas. The $70 million upgrade included acoustical and technological enhancements, a grand ballroom and patio overlooking the Arkansas River, new conference spaces and expanded lobbies and public facilities, all wrapped up in a LEED-certified pa ...
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