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Recent Stories by Jack Schnedler

ARE WE THERE YET?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Huge fish hatchery has plethora of delights for visitors

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It takes only a dollar to set off a feeding frenzy at Norfork National Fish Hatchery, the nation's largest such federal facility.

ARE WE THERE YET?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Hike along forest loop reveals stony wonders

posted: 05/03/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Hiking can take serious effort, the more so when the trail is sometimes rough and sloping. But the huffing and puffing pay off on Pedestal Rocks Loop walk, where the intermittently tough going leads to spectacular geological formations that deserve to be better known.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Tiny Town is one of city's quirkiest, friendliest attractions

posted: 03/29/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Cameo roles are played by luminaries the likes of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson at one of the quirkiest and friendliest attractions in the Spa City.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Stop the car! There's an Auto Museum in Texarkana

posted: 03/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The 222 million Americans with a driver's license operate roughly 269 million motor vehicles. Those high-octane statistics reflect our love affair with automobiles, in Arkansas and across the nation, since the earliest motoring days in the 1890s.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Hope's Girl Scout Little House under restoration

posted: 03/13/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

HOPE -- International fame as birthplace of America's newly elected 42nd president lay more than half a century in the future when Hope saw construction of a modest but noteworthy building now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Time-travel at one of state's train depot museums

posted: 03/01/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Railroad enthusiasts in Arkansas have to subsist mainly on nostalgia. That's because only six depots in The Natural State remain open for passenger service -- once daily in each direction between Chicago and San Antonio, with most stops occurring in the middle of the night.

Are We There Yet?: ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Big history awaits out in the middle of a swamp in one of state's most secluded parks

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A special exhibit now at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock can provide the impetus for a road trip to one of Arkansas' most secluded state parks.

Are We There Yet?: Oaklawn has several food options, and horse races

posted: 02/15/2018 1:46 a.m. Discuss

"Jumbo shrimp" can qualify as an oxymoron -- a contradiction in terms like "open secret" or "military intelligence." But the jumbo shrimp served by the Oyster Bar at Oaklawn are big and beautiful. They're also plenty flavorful, though boiled a smidgen too long on a recent race day.

Are We There Yet?: UCA has 'Pathways' inside, Big Naturals outside

posted: 02/08/2018 1:41 a.m. Discuss

That's not an encampment left behind by some rustic civilization on the lawn near the entrance to Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas. It's a large work of sculptural art set outside a museum known for its engaging temporary exhibits.

Are We There Yet?: Hot Springs' Bathhouse Row thriving once more

posted: 01/25/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

When the General Assembly voted narrowly in 1929 to make horse racing and parimutuel betting legal at Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs was prospering as a thermal resort. The Spa City offered medical and relaxation regimens mixed with legal and illegal gambling as well as other pleasures.

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