Southwest

  • Region: Southwest
    Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources/El Dorado DowntownOn January 10, 1921, near El Dorado a geyser of “black gold” spewed far over the 112-foot derrick of Arkansas’s first productive oil well. The town’s population quickly skyrocketed, creating the need for a new courthouse, more business space and larger churches. The prosperity would subsequently spread through 10 south ...
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  • Region: Southwest
    Bubba Brew’s new locations, Hot Springs Bubba Brew’s on Lake Hamilton is 8,000 square feet and can be accessed by land or water. The menu includes burgers etc and the venue has live music every Friday and karaoke every Saturday. Bubba Brew’s Brewing Co. Spa City Taproom is located in the former Bank of America building in downtown Hot Springs. This is a brewery and grill. CONTA ...
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  • Region: Southwest
    Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round. The state’s diverse topography offers a range of scenic territory to explore, including Southwest Arkansas, home to the Ouachita Mountains. The ridgeline runs predominantly east to west rather than the north to south direction of the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, ...
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  • Region: Southwest
    A historic brew is being made in Hot Springs. Madden’s No.1 beer is brewed from the same recipe that was used by gangster Owney Madden during Prohibition. Madden made a fortune off the beer during Prohibition and it was served in New York City in locations such as the Cotton Club. The beer is now being made in Hot Springs at Superior Bathhouse Brewery from this original recipe and is current ...
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  • Region: Southwest
    Among the many prime ATV riding destinations in Arkansas is one of the most popular in the nation, the Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena. Wolf Pen Gap was the first trail system built specifically for four wheelers in the Ouachita National Forest. The routes were created by the U.S. Forest Service in the 1980s from old logging roads. There are four trailheads to access the routes and curre ...
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  • Region: Southwest
    The Spudnut Shop in Magnolia is one of only two shops where you can get Spudnuts in the state. The other is the Spudnut Shoppe Co. in El Dorado at 810 West Faulkner Street. Spudnuts are donuts whose main ingredient that sets them apart is potato flour. The recipe hails from Germany and made its way to the U.S. in the 1940s. The Spudnut Shop in Magnolia is located at 722 East Main Street. On ...
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