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ARE WE THERE YET?: Remains of sunken resort Monte Ne an Arkansas curiosity

posted: 04/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The fact that Monte Ne is mostly underwater makes it even more of an elusively mysterious attraction than if its ruins were still mainly visible.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Sunrise service, exploration, fun fill weekend at Petit Jean

posted: 04/13/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

PETIT JEAN STATE PARK -- Petit Jean's fictive grave site is normally deserted at sunrise. But the overlook above her mountainside tomb will be populated at 6:35 a.m. Sunday as dawn arrives.

Are We There Yet?: History of Natural Bridge stretches to Quapaw tribe

posted: 04/06/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Timid motorists may wish they could turn around as the narrow paved road makes a steep and sinuous descent of nearly 500 feet. But there's really no place to back up. At the bottom, the attraction turns out to be well worth the white-knuckle navigation.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Cabot museum's exhibit remembers area WWI veterans

posted: 03/23/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Decorative quilts are an American tradition. Local museums in the Natural State often display one or more of these folk-art creations from bygone days, when quilting was a widely shared women's pastime.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Festivals and flings come with springing of spring

posted: 03/16/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

After a winter that barely showed up in Arkansas, spring officially returns Monday. The vernal season is prime time for festivals in the Natural State, including these annual favorites with entry generally free of charge:

Are We There Yet?: Things to do in Hot Springs without cash

posted: 03/09/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Oaklawn Park offers free general admission with track-side access at the rail. But the vast majority of racegoers are here to risk money betting on the horses. That can be a pricey proposition on a bad-luck afternoon.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Daffodils the star attractions at festivals

posted: 03/02/2017 1:49 a.m. Comment 1

This unusually mild Arkansas winter has flora of all sorts bursting out early. That includes the daffodils that herald the advent of spring -- at Wye Mountain and around the state.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Scott Family Amazeum entices youngsters to have messy fun

posted: 02/28/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes families with children of almost any age. Even the occasional baby stroller can be seen among the crowds. Exposure to paintings and sculptures is mind-expanding, even for whiny youngsters who wish they were somewhere else.

Are We There Yet?: Eight places in state to visit for Black History Month

posted: 02/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

February's annual celebration of Black History Month can inspire an Arkansas road trip related to that sometimes contentious topic -- spanning the eras of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the civil rights movement and into the 21st century.

Are We There Yet?: Arkansans' role in World War I focus of exhibit

posted: 01/19/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

The centennial of an important historical event is prime fodder for museum curators. That accounts for this month's opening at Rogers Historical Museum of "On Fields Far Away: Our Community During the Great War."

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