Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 30

Halloween Season


Well another Halloween is upon us and times are getting more exciting now that our three year old is starting to understand a little bit more about the holiday.  She already likes to play dress up so for some time now she has come up with about ten different things that she would like to …

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Oct 27

Central High School National Historic Site


Central High School National Historic Site was a fun educational stop while we were checking out the things to do in Little Rock.  For those that don’t remember their history lessons from yesterday Central High was the site of the Little Rock Nine.  The site where nine African American students broke the color barrier in …

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Oct 21

Big Dam Bridge


The Big Dam Bridge is the longest specifically built pedestrian and bicycle bridge in the world.  It has an incredible 4,226 foot span that sits atop the Murray Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River.  Like all bridges it was design to connect and Big Dam Bridge helps complete the 14 mile long Arkansas River …

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Oct 20

Devil’s Den Trail: Twin Falls


Devil’s Den Trail is a fantastic short day hike that really sums up my idea of the Natural State.   Hearing about this particular hike was one of the main reasons why we stopped to check out Devil’s Den State Park in Arkansas.  We were only had a few hours to spend there so we …

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Oct 19

Devil’s Den State Park


Devil’s Den State Park was an impulse stop when we were driving south on Interstate 49 and we were glad that we did stop.  Not having a bunch of time to explore this 2,500 acre state park of Arkansas, we did as much as we could before we had to move on.  Our time at …

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Oct 18

Pea Ridge National Military Park


Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves one of the more important battle sites of the Civil War.  The ground there decided the fate of Missouri and set the stage for the Union to conquer the Confederate land west of the Mississippi.  While not as famous as the battles that came later and farther to the …

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Oct 12

Old Mill: A Gone With the Wind Treat


The Old Mill in North Little Rock, Arkansas was not high on my list of things to see in Little Rock. However, since it was featured in the opening scene to one of my wife’s favorite movies, Gone with the Wind, that changed things.  I drag her and my 2 little kids all over the …

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Oct 11

Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari


Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari is a little off of the beaten path.  Located in Gentry, Arkansas this place is on the better end of the spectrum of drive-through safaris that we have been on.  Going in we did not have high expectations, but thought it was worth checking out for our kid’s sake (and our …

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Oct 07

Cedar Falls


Cedar Falls is one of the more famous sites in the Natural State.  Located in Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas this 95 foot waterfall is located along a moderately strenuous 2 mile roundtrip trail that takes its hikers to the base of the falls.  If hiking is not your think you can see Cedar …

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Oct 02

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks


The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a new blossoming attraction in the ever growing area of Northwest Arkansas.  Opened in 2007 this 40 acre garden is work in progress with a 15 year master plan to build a first rate botanical garden.  Even though the garden is not finished, we could not tell that …

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