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Visitor finds 7.44-carat diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park

While in southern Arkansas for a baseball tournament, 14-year-old Kalel Langford, of Centerton, Arkansas, fulfilled a longtime dream of visiting Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park. Kalel and his parents arrived at Arkansas’s diamond site on the afternoon of Saturday, March 11. By the end of the day, he had registered the 7th- largest diamond found at the Arkansas State Park since 1972.

Do it well. Do it cheerfully. Do it now: Arkansas in The Great War

Events commemorating the Arkansas WWI Centennial planned statewide

Brant Collins named Group Travel Manager for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

As Group Travel Manager, Collins will oversee a small staff working together to increase visibility of and visitation to Arkansas by groups traveling for reunions, weddings, motorcoach tours, conferences and sporting events.

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Arkansas is the perfect place to try out this new health trend. Read all about the what, why, where and how here.
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New Research Project Coordinator for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Heather Huckeba has been named the Research Project Coordinator for the Tourism Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Among her various duties, Huckeba will develop and oversee research to assist in the promotion of Arkansas as a tourism destination, as well as measure and report tourism’s economic impact on the state.

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism receives national travel media award

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has won the silver award in the category of “Destination Social Media or Marketing Campaign” in the 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards Competition. The award comes in recognition of the department’s Parkansas Vacation Giveaway.

Joe Martin Stage Race celebrates 40 years, attracts top cyclists

Professional and amateur cycling teams head to Fayetteville March 30 through April 2 for the annual Joe Martin Stage Race. Celebrating 40 years, this four-day, four-stage race will host 750 athletes from 27 countries and all 50 states.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces 2017-2018 lineup

New season includes everything from dark comedy to musicals
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Louisiana Purchase bicentennial monument dedicated

“Straight Lines on a Round World,” created by local sculptor Michael Warrick and Louisiana artist Aaron Hussey, was commissioned by the Committee for Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Monument and represents more than a decade of planning. The ceremony featured a christening with water taken from the Arkansas and St. Francis rivers.

Off-roading in Hot Springs

Hot Springs ORV Park is known as one of the top off-roading parks in the region.

Celebrate Archeology Month in Central Arkansas

Discovery and fun lined up for 50th anniversary of Arkansas Archeological Survey

Little River County gears up for Sesquicentennial

Historical entertainment planned for joint celebration of three Southwest Arkansas milestone anniversaries
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"Locally Labeled" passport expands to accommodate booming brew scene

As if great beer weren't reward enough, you can earn prizes for sampling local craft beverages

New Crystal Bridges exhibit explores Mexican-American border

Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.

Racing season opens at Oaklawn

Oaklawn is not only Arkansas's only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue, which is located at 2705 Central Avenue, is open year-round for simulcasting and electronic gaming operations and features live racing from January through mid-April. The 57-day live racing season began on January 13 this year.

Free fly fishing classes in Heber Springs

New to fly fishing and don't know where to start?

Florence Price, groundbreaking composer

Little Rock native Florence Price was the nation's first major African-American female composer. Lesser-known than her male counterpart, William Grant Still, Price is experiencing a renaissance.

Racing on the Cossatot

Unique whitewater event on the horizon

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism names Henry Award finalists

The 2017 Henry Award winners will be revealed at the 43rd Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held in Little Rock at the Statehouse Convention Center March 12-14, 2017. The awards ceremony will take place during the Governor’s Banquet on Tuesday, March 14, at noon. The Henry Awards honor Henri de Tonti, the man historians consider to be among the first “Arkansas Travelers.”

No shortage of fun this February

It may be a short month, February...but it's not short on things to do in the Arkansas Delta!
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